Post Tagged with: "College of Charleston"

GOOD NEWS:  Wonder where the nation’s prettiest campus is?

GOOD NEWS:  Wonder where the nation’s prettiest campus is?

Staff reports  |  An online poll by one of the nation’s premier travel magazines finds the College of Charleston to be the nation’s prettiest college campus according to readers who took the poll. Also in Good News: Seismic testing; Trident Tech’s free application day; Food help for vets; and John’s Island book sale.

FOCUS:  NASA to anchor eclipse coverage at College of Charleston

FOCUS:  NASA to anchor eclipse coverage at College of Charleston

Staff reports  |  This is just plain cool:  NASA, the nation’s apace agency, will broadcast nationwide coverage of the historic Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun from the College of Charleston.

“The college is so thrilled to have NASA broadcasting from our campus during the upcoming total solar eclipse,” College of Charleston President Glenn F. McConnell said in news release. “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event that our students, faculty and staff will remember for the rest of their lives.

“To be able to share this moment with NASA specialists not only adds to the significance of the occasion, but deeply enriches the student experience we provide at the college.”

by · 06/26/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Big bucks awarded for No Kill South Carolina

GOOD NEWS:  Big bucks awarded for No Kill South Carolina

Staff reports  |  The Petco Foundation on Saturday awarded a $400,000 grant to the Charleston Animal Society to fund the organization’s effort to try to save every healthy and treatable animal in the Palmetto State.

The funding by the Petco Foundation, which help the Charleston Animal Society launch the No Kill South Carolina (NKSC) program earlier, will help it bring together 350 rescue organizations across South Carolina with funding over the next two years.

by · 06/26/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
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GOOD NEWS: Coates to speak Tuesday in race, social justice series

Staff reports | Author Ta-Nehisi Coates will speak 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena as part of the college’s Race and Social Justice Initiative lecture series. Doors open at 5 p.m. for Coates’s lecture, “A Deeper Black: Race in America.” Also in Good News: Wi-Fi on some buses; Wine Down Wednesdays; and colleges want money.

by · 03/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS: Daffodils to be planted Nov. 13 to remember holocaust

FOCUS: Daffodils to be planted Nov. 13 to remember holocaust

Staff reports | College of Charleston sophomore honors student Samantha Krantz is hoping to beautify the Charleston Holocaust Memorial in Marion Square by working Nov. 13 with volunteers to plant 1,800 daffodil bulbs as a living memorial.

You can join the effort at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the holocaust. The garden will be planted at the memorial, which was erected in 1999, “to remember those who were murdered in the Holocaust and to honor the survivors who came to South Carolina to rebuild their lives,” according to the college.

Krantz felt empowered to launch a living garden after discovering her family’s history with the holocaust, and traveling to Eastern Europe over the summer with College of Charleston Zucker/Goldberg Professor of Holocaust Studies Theodore Rosengarten, a press release said. Krantz is the recipient of the Klaper Fellowship in Jewish Studies, which charges recipients with bettering the Lowcountry.

by · 10/24/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  City launches online platform for boards, commissions

GOOD NEWS: City launches online platform for boards, commissions

Staff reports | With more than 40 boards and commissions, the city of Charleston has long encouraged independent citizen oversight and participation in local government—at least in theory, according to a press release last week.

But with the debut of Boards+, a new city website that allows citizens to view the members, duties and actions of city boards, committees and commissions and to apply for open positions as they become available, that theory is now becoming a reality for residents throughout the Charleston area.

by · 08/22/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Artist's rendition of bike/walkway project.  From Charleston County.

GOOD NEWS: Ashley River bridge project underway for next 6 weeks

Construction started Friday on a bike/pedestrian project on the Ashley River bridge that will allow officials to test whether a bike-walk lane will work as commuters travel between downtown and West Ashley. Also in the news: C of C exceeds $125 million fundraising goal; Magnolia hosts actress, plantation demonstrations; North Charleston park gets public Wi-Fi.

by · 02/15/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
CALENDAR, Feb. 8+: From shows to diversity to Valentine’s

CALENDAR, Feb. 8+: From shows to diversity to Valentine’s

Check out our weekly listing of cool coming events. This week: Stuff for Valentine’s Day, a speech and several plays.

by · 02/08/2016 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
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GOOD NEWS: Lott leads new CofC creative writing master’s program

New at CofC: An MFA in creative writing — “The two-year, full-residency program, which begins in the fall of 2016 pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Schools, is designed to sharpen the writing skills of graduate students interested in fiction and poetry. ” Also: Singing Valentine’s, she-crab celebration and a new Charleston County park.

by · 02/01/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
"Justice riders" at a Sunday rally at the College of Charleston.

GOOD NEWS: College of Charleston to host race, social justice series

Three nationally-known speakers are scheduled to present in a new Race and Social justice Initiative 2016 Event Series at the College of Charleston.

Speakers include education activist Marion Wright Edelman, social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. The program series will feature several nationally known thought leaders discussing issues surrounding race and social justice in the Charleston area and throughout the nation.

by · 01/18/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs