Having a love of learning is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a deep, passionate desire to explore the ...
William Blanchett is excited. You can see that in his eyes. They brighten considerably when he talks about his life as ...
By Maggie Carpenter ’21, Content and Community Manager Intern Walking into an English class at 9:15 on a Tuesday morning, one ...
With all eyes on the media throughout 2016’s tumultuous presidential election, Honors College alumna Caroline Kenny ‘15 proved up for the ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Robert Maynor, MA ’17 The typical narrative of volunteerism is of privileged people donating their time and/or resources to underprivileged people. Regardless of whether the service is a canned food drive, a mission trip to a developing country, or a weekly reading appointment with school children, the line of thinking is generally the same: […]
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 […]
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? […]