Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the commencement address at the College of Charleston on May 10, College officials announced Monday. More than 1,400 students are expected to receive their degrees during the two ceremonies held on Cistern Yard. Read more of this WCIV article
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In South Carolina, leaders reconsider drilling along the coastline
There are questions, though, about just how much potential South Carolina has for energy development. Mitchell Colgan, chairman of the geology department at the College of Charleston, says there is not much oil off the coast of South Carolina, and that the economics of harvesting Atlantic natural gas are questionable given that the nation is […]
College of Charleston student EMS team lands national award
College of Charleston EMS volunteer Lisa Petruncio wasn’t sure what she would find when she responded to a recent call about an accident in a campus laboratory. When she arrived on the scene of the freak accident, a patient had a knife lodged at least two inches deep into his arm. “It looked like a […]
South Carolina unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in March, report says
College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner said the state saw 39,000 additional jobs in March, a sign of good growth that nearly follows the 2 percent jobs growth predicted. “We are there in terms of the growth we have had, and we should continue to see declines in the unemployment rate, especially given the labor […]
Why Do People See Faces in the Moon?
“When you first look at the moon, you pretty much see light areas and dark areas, and some are more gray than others,” said planetary geologist Cassandra Runyon of the College of Charleston, in South Carolina. “The lighter areas are the mountains, often referred to as the highlands. The dark areas are volcanic—the mare, which […]
Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
“It has the largest concentrated Confederate burial ground in the area, but I don’t consider it a Confederate cemetery because 33,000 people are buried here over 160-plus years,” Beverly Donald, Magnolia Cemetery’s superintendent, said in an interview with Patrick Harwood, a communication professor at the College of Charleston. (Harwood posted the interview on his CofCMultimediareporting […]
‘Blood moon’ launches odd sequence of eclipses, dire warning
“Eclipses are just like clockwork,” College of Charleston Astronomer Terry Richardson noted. Even the planetary alignment “is just a matter of cycles. The planetary cycle just happens to be occurring in line with the eclipse cycle, he said.
A whale of a find: Fossil sheds light on cetacean sonar’s origin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deadly threat posed by German submarines during World War One helped spur scientists to develop sonar, using underwater sound signals to locate objects like subs that might be taking aim with a torpedo. In the 20th century, it was an important technological breakthrough. But it was old technology as far as […]
Reviving a Jewish cemetery
Gary Zola, director of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati and a visiting professor at the College of Charleston, says the cemetery is definitely among the most significant and historic burial grounds for Jews in North America. “Without question, it’s a national treasure,” he says.
Rivers under the sea: Mapping finds ancient bottom habitat
The Lowcountry offshore is mostly barren sand bottom to the edge of the Continental Shelf – that’s conventional wisdom. But three times now, College of Charleston geologists have dropped high-tech imaging devices to map that bottom, and three times they found “these amazing features” they didn’t expect – ancient river channels.