Archive | February, 2011

College of Charleston Becomes the First Institution in the U.S. to Purchase the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand Piano- Yahoo News

College of Charleston is the first institution of higher learning in the United States to acquire Yamaha’s CFX Concert Grand Piano. Following the recent construction of a five-story addition to the College’s School of the Arts, an anonymous donor generously decided to buy a new piano for the recital hall. After weighing all the options, […]

Benson gets contract extension- Charleston Post and Courier

President George Benson will hold the College of Charleston’s top post for at least four more years after the school’s board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to extend his contract. The new contract will include specific performance goals, and Benson’s failure to meet those goals could be grounds for termination, according to the resolution passed […]

College of Charleston announces Global Scholars designees- Charleston Post and Courier

More than 50 College of Charleston professors and eight students have earned the Global Scholars designation in the first year of the program. The program is a universitywide initiative designed to provide the opportunity for students and faculty to contribute as global citizens. The program aims to help meet the changing demands brought about by […]

Locals finally able to talk to relatives- Charleston Post and Courier

As violent confrontations broke out Wednesday in Cairo where supporters of President Hosni Mubarak confronted protesters, Charleston-area residents with friends and family there continued to try to get firsthand information by phone or e-mail. With Internet service at least partially restored in Egypt, College of Charleston graduate student Aya Khalil was able to call her […]

Deborah Wright: Avery reference archivist pursues lifelong interest in black history- Charleston Post and Courier

Q: Who would you consider to be the most significant African-American woman in history? A: There are so many important and significant women in African-American history during the different eras that it’s really hard to determine the most significant, but Harriet Tubman came to mind first. Born into slavery, and after escaping from that, Mrs. […]

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