Archive | September, 2012

Black Power and its impact topic of Avery Center conference- Charleston Post and Courier

The goal is to re-frame black power and demonstrate its sweeping reach, according to Robert Chase, public historian at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African-American History and Culture and conference co-organizer. For a direct line can be draw between Booker T. Washington, who advocated self-sufficiency, and President Barack Obama, who personifies the […]

Historians, activists ponder role of black power in the past and today at SC conference- AP

In the city where the first shots were fired in a bloody civil war that freed millions of slaves, historians, activists and ordinary folks will discuss the legacy of black power and what it means today. The three-day conference opening Thursday at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American studies includes appearances […]

Political reform topic of C of C business school talk- Charleston Post and Courier

The College of Charleston School of Business’ Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process holds a talk this week on political reform, The presentation by Wayne Leighton, professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala and executive director of The Antigua Forum, is part of the “BB&T Free Market Process” speakers series.  

Past Forward: Why Students Still Want to Get Into ‘Hot’ Colleges- New York Times

Harvey Mudd. The University of Richmond. The College of Charleston. Elon. They may be unfamiliar names to many, but according to Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, a college admissions counselor and the author of “Admission Possible: The Dare to Be Yourself Guide for Getting Into the Best Colleges,” they are all examples of schools that “have suddenly come […]

CofC Awarded $500K in NSF Grants; Provides Opportunities for Students- Beach Carolina Magazine

College of Charleston Chemistry Professor Wendy Cory is starting the semester with two grants from the National Science Foundation totaling more than $500,000. The grants will fund research into the effect of pharmaceuticals on the aquatic environment. They will also provide rare opportunities for undergraduate students and the community.  

Bridging the farm-to-school GAP- Charleston City Paper

Earlier this year, the Green Hearts were approached by College of Charleston as part of a local farm-to-school effort funded by Boeing, to expand their garden and pilot an urban farm at Mitchell. Project manager Olivia Thompson consulted with experienced farm-to-school organizers as well as Lowcountry Local First to design a program.    

College of Charleston going green with new projects- WCSC

Students at the College of Charleston are working on a number of campus-wide projects to promote a green initiative. The Office of Sustainability at CofC is offering students the chance to do some hands-on learning while also going green. The pilot program is called “The Green Roof”.    

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