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.
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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.
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.
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.
Check out our weekly listing of cool coming events. This week: Stuff for Valentine’s Day, a speech and several plays.
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.
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.
Student Painters gives college students the tools and training to successfully run a painting business during the spring and summer. Students get this position through a series of interviews with the hopes of becoming a branch manager, each of whom are responsible for the marketing, sales, hiring and production of their own business.
The company offers a variety of services, focusing mainly on exterior painting, pressure washing and deck staining.
Although this experience looks good on a resume and can be financially rewarding, those are not the only two reasons that we decided to embark on this once in a lifetime journey.
By Robin Berlinsky | Eight years ago, the Charleston County School District saw a need for arts-integration support in its schools so it reached out to a non-profit in Dallas, Texas, called Big Thought. The district gathered community leaders, educators and government agencies together to work with Big Thought to create a similar program here in Charleston.
By Andy Brack | Glenn McConnell is starting to enjoy being president of the College of Charleston.
“I couldn’t have given you that answer in July,” says the longtime former West Ashley senator who grudgingly became lieutenant governor in 2012 before taking over the college.
Within 30 minutes of beginning as new president last year, members of the basketball team told him they didn’t want to play for the coach. That kerfuffle …