Archive | September, 2010

Unemployment in SC jumps to 11 percent in August- AP

College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner said that “structural unemployment” doesn’t go away after the recession ends. “That’s the mismatch between the jobs and the candidates and that unfortunately is always a long-term problem,” he said. “The jobs that have been lost, will those exact jobs be replaced? That’s the question or are other jobs […]

Hundreds come out to Riverfront Park for Charleston Peace One Day Festival- Charleston Post and Courier

The College of Charleston’s Student Peace Alliance was making tie-dyed T-shirts for children and promoting a talk by Jewish peace activist Anna Baltzer at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Physicians Auditorium. “War was an invention, and as soon as something else gets invented to replace it, it will be gone,” student Brittany McMeeking said.

Former Jerusalem reporter to speak- Charleston Post and Courier

Award-winning journalist Linda Gradstein, who was the Jerusalem correspondent for NPR News from 1990-2009 and now contributes to PRI’s The World, Slate and AOL News, was named the first Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, and is teaching two classes during the fall semester.

Breeland pleased by honor- Charleston Post and Courier

Breeland, 77, retired from the state House in 2008, after having represented District 111 since 1992. He is a retired teacher and school administrator and works as the program director for Call Me MISTER at the College of Charleston, a recruitment program aimed at increasing the number of black, male teachers.

Q&A looks at Mideast- Charleston Post and Courier

Gradstein was named the first Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston and is teaching two classes during the fall semester: “Covering Conflict in the Middle East” and “Women in Israel and Palestine.” She will discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this morning at a brunch/lecture sponsored by […]

Sneak preview at C of C- Charleston Post and Courier

The College of Charleston School of the Arts and The Charleston Concert Association will offer a free sneak preview of upcoming performances at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St. Admission is free. The hourlong event will feature presentations by music history professor Blake […]

Most in House face easy return- Charleston Post and Courier

Erin McAdams, assistant political science professor at the College of Charleston, said Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature will fight to retain power, but laws exist to protect minorities, specifically black lawmakers who are most often Democrats in South Carolina.

George Benson, President of the College of Charleston- Lowcountry Biz

LowcountryBizSC: What is your background and education? George Benson: I am a native of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. My wife, Jane, and I have three children, Jeff, Laura, and Alison. Jeff and Laura are recent graduates of the University of Georgia, and Alison graduated from the College of Charleston last May.

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