Archive | January, 2012

States consider rolling the dice- UPI

Politicians choosing to give Las Vegas a run for its gambling revenues might find now is a good time to push the concept, an economics professor said. “People want jobs and they don’t want higher taxes. Legalizing casinos can be argued to create jobs and tax revenues,” said Douglas Walker at South Carolina’s College of […]

Living the history-Charleston Post and Courier

Aaisha Haykal sorted through boxes of decades-old historical NAACP papers dealing with the Confederate flag, education and police brutality. Haykal, 24, an archivist and scholar working at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is organizing the papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and […]

Stephen Colbert Ends His Exploratory Committee For President of the United States of South Carolina- ABC News

 Colbert found a clever way around the ballot barrier he faced in South Carolina — a state who does not allow write-ins in their presidential primary — and teamed up with former GOP candidate Herman Cain. The two appeared together at Colbert’s “Rock Me Like A Herman Cain: The South Cain-olina Primary Rally” at the […]

Late Night: Stephen Colbert ends presidential campaign- Los Angeles Times

The two even appeared together at Friday’s “Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally,” an event where Colbert once again drew attention to his favorite issue, the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. “If corporations are people, people with the constitutional right to influence our elections, then I promise you: […]

BALOG COLUMN: ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’- Charleston Post and Courier

One of the women in the movie trailer says, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” The film looks at how women are represented across the media. It’s not a very flattering portrait. “There are real double standards and certainly the election process makes that clear,” said Alison Piepmeier, director of the college’s women’s and […]

Family: JoePa did not die of broken heart- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Moreover, men don’t possess the same coping mechanisms as women do, said George Dickinson, professor of sociology at the College of Charleston and author of “Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement.” “For men of Mr. Paterno’s generation, work was everything, and after retirement they don’t really know what to do with themselves,” he said, noting that […]

Detecting Detrimental Change in Coral Reefs- NASA

Over dinner on R.V. Calypso while anchored on the lee side of Glover’s Reef in Belize, Jacques Cousteau told Phil Dustan that he suspected humans were having a negative impact on coral reefs. Dustan—a young ocean ecologist who had worked in the lush coral reefs of the Caribbean and Sinai Peninsula—found this difficult to believe. […]

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