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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Student Profile: Alexandra Helfgott

Alexandra Helfgott, a double major in Spanish and Political Science (’19), is a Swanson Scholar and a William Aiken Fellow in the Honors College where she has served as an Honors Engaged Liaison for Trident Literacy Association and St. Matthew’s English as a Second Language. On campus she is a Spanish conversation peer teacher; a […]

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Alum’s Career is Data Based

She has done her research. She knows we all have a lot to learn – especially from each other. But, the way she sees it, that just means we all have a lot to teach each other, too. “People coming together and listening to what each other has to say is essential to improving the […]

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Internship Turns into Boeing Dream Job

If you ever wondered about the benefits of a college internship, talk with Emily Coleman ’18. As a sophomore majoring in computer science, she was looking for a summer internship that would not only be exciting and challenging, but something that would give her valuable professional experience. After some research, she noticed that The Boeing […]

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Student Profile: Madi Crow

Madi Crow, a double major in Spanish and International Studies with a Latin American & Caribbean Studies Concentration and a minor in Linguistics (’20), is a William Aiken Fellow and International Scholar of the Honors College where she also served as a peer facilitator in 2017. Among her various international academic trips, she studied abroad […]

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Student-Faculty Research Leads to Big Opportunities

CofC senior Patty Ploehn, a student in the Honors College who is double majoring in historic preservation and community planning and art history, is passionate about finding effective ways to preserve and understand historic buildings and cultural landscapes. And she recently got to present research on that subject at a national conference thanks to the […]

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Upcoming Honors Colloquia and Special Topics Courses

As a component of the CofC Honors curriculum – both old and new – all Honors students are required to take an Honors Colloquia or Special Topics course. These courses range in topic from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts, so there is a wide variety of subject matters for students to explore […]

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Sara Hutchinson ’12 Promotes Literacy and Youth Development through Poetry

In the heat of a Mississippi July, you’ll find College of Charleston political science alum, Sara Hutchinson ’12, surrounded by a group of kind, supportive and brave young women learning to express their experiences through the medium of poetry.  These women are participants in the annual Girls Write the World (GWTW) Summer Program, of which Hutchinson is director.  As part of their […]

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Alum’s 1951 Speech on Desegregation Inspires New Oratorical Competition

In 1951, four years after the College of Charleston became a private institution in an effort to avoid desegregation, English major Francis “Frank” Sturcken delivered a speech advocating the College rethink its exclusion of students of color. “I can’t say exactly when I saw the light, nor do I know its source. Education? The influence of friends? […]

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