Not Your Mama’s Beach Reads

The temperature’s rising, why shouldn’t your IQ? Check out these killer book recommendations from some of our Honors faculty and staff members. Have your own suggestion? Let us know here for a chance to be featured in our next recommendation list! Honors Faculty Fellow Dr. Permenter recommends The Secret History by Donna Tartt. She says […]

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Senior Finds Her Calling in Women’s Health, Rural Medicine

Having grown up in Mountain Rest, South Carolina, a spit of a town tucked into the northwest corner of the Palmetto State, Grace Moxley ’17 knows a thing or two about rural life. She is more than familiar with the long drives just to get to a restaurant, the requisite trek to the next town over to […]

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Scholarship Helps Math Major Win Post-Graduation Job

For most college seniors, finding a job after graduation is their top priority. For Honors College student Courtney Beckham, that’s not a concern. Thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), she already has a two-year job lined up. And she’s only a junior. Last year, Beckham was awarded the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship […]

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Honors College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

In September 1967, the College of Charleston decided to create a new course of study designed to attract the best and brightest students. According to the College’s Bulletin for the Academic Year 1967-1968, the program was described as “a new course of study designed to attract superior students irrespective of their departmental majors and to guide them […]

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Favorite Study Locations at CofC

Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library Ok maybe this one is a given, but you would be surprised how many nooks and crannies the library has if you really go looking for them! Sometimes the endless stir of people around can give you just enough energy to power through. Plus the library has 20 group study […]

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Under the Moss: Honors College Student Reflects on Faith and Education

Under the Moss: Honors College Student Reflects on Faith and Education

“You find yourself getting defensive about a faith that they clearly don’t know anything about. Muslims aren’t violent people and the fact that people are claiming these baseless and terrible things about the Muslim community here in America… It makes no sense to affiliate us with the Muslims across the sea. I know as much as […]

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Honors Alum Addresses Education Gaps in South Africa

When Honors alumna Kristen Thompson ’09 sees the inequalities that exist in the education system where she lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, she is reminded of how fortunate she was in her own education at the College of Charleston. “I’ve been interested in education for a very long time because I recognize the value […]

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Rising Above (Dr. Kendall Deas, Honors Faculty Fellow)

As a young African American male growing up and attending public schools in Sumter, S.C., Kendall Deas saw firsthand how opportunities for advancement could be limited by race and socioeconomic status. While Deas’ parents encouraged him to pursue a career in academia, a place where they believed he could best address some of the inequities he […]

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Marine Biology Grad is a Cape Crusader

Honors Marine Biology Grad is a Cape Crusader

Life’s hectic undertow can shift in the blink of an eye, with no warning or care. For this alumnus, a rare encounter with a leatherback sea turtle  reminded him that when you’re thrown off course, sometimes all you can do is wait for help. By Luke Rein ’15 2015 was an exciting year. After I […]

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In a Lather about Hand-Washing

Honors Grad is in a Lather about Hand-Washing

Often, it’s the little things that matter most. That is certainly true when it comes to the economic impact of washing – or not washing – your hands. Soap and water seem like an obvious fix to what ails you, but it’s not quite that simple. By Zach Sturman ’17 Doctors do it. Nurses do […]

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