Archive | August, 2012

$2.25 million gift to fund College of Charleston honors scholarships- Charleston Posrt and Courier

Charleston entrepreneur Steve Swanson and his wife, Emily, have donated $2.25 million to the College of Charleston, the largest alumni gift in the school’s history. The money will be used for scholarships for students in the college’s honors program. College officials said the scholarship program will be used to attract the best and brightest students […]

College of Charleston professor wins Fulbright scholarship to replicate education partnership in Tanzania- Charleston Post and Courier

A College of Charleston associate professor has won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to go to Tanzania to replicate a partnership involving the college and a downtown high school. Mutindi Ndunda played a key role in the college’s Center for Partnerships to Improve Education, which targeted Burke High and developed ways to improve its teachers’ lessons. […]

SC scientists discover new species of sharks- AP

Biologist Gavin Naylor says that the new species are so-called “cryptic” species. That means that they are pretty much the same as existing sharks except their DNA does not match exactly. Naylor is a biologist who works jointly for the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina.  

‘New coast’ Cape Romain managers looking to preserve eroding refuge- Charleston Post and Courier

If it is to continue as a refuge, managers might have to take costlier and not-so-environmentally-conventional steps such as renourishing beaches, piling sand for whole new barrier islands or dispersing dredge spoils in thin layers to replace marsh, said Caitlin Black, a College of Charleston environmental studies graduate student who studied Cape Romain erosion and […]

Teeing off: PGA impacts and tips- Charleston Post and Courier

Immediate economic impact has been estimated at nearly $100 million by the College of Charleston’s School of Business. The long-term impact will be immeasurable, said Dean Alan Shao of the School of Business. “In order to even attempt to measure the impact, you have to go global.”  

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