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A Bright Future for CofC Libraries  By Vincent Fraley With the world focused on Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, nearly 200 guests in Charleston learned about the conflict from an insider’s perspective.  On April 4, the Friends of the Library welcomed Damon Wilson, president and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), as the...
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At the College of Charleston, the name Conseula Francis brings a smile to the faces of faculty, staff and alumni. She was one of those rare individuals who could make a person’s day brighter just by her presence. She had an innate ability to connect with people that made her a beloved professor and colleague.  ...
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Passing on the Good  By Katherine Jordan ’23 In Fall 2022, the Ward B. Miller ’76 Scholarship will identify its first cohort of five African American incoming freshmen who demonstrate community service. Because this scholarship is geared toward students helping the community, it is designed for recipients to be able to receive it all four...
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One thing Jack Watson ‘24, knows for certain is that he is going to be working in the international arena.  “I knew I wanted a small to medium school in a city with cultural events and an international focus,” says Watson, who grew up in Newburgh, Indiana. “CofC proved to be a great fit and...
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On Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, the College of Charleston held its third annual CofC Day, celebrating the 252nd anniversary of its founding with gifts totaling nearly $6.7 million. During the 24 hours of giving, 2,555 donors stepped forward, an impressive 33 percent increase from last year. More than 500 of those donors were current CofC students. ...
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When Brandon Alston ‘24 walked in the front door of Kudu, a coffee shop just off the College of Charleston campus, the barista behind the counter took a step back in wide-eyed recognition.     “You’re the Fresh Prince,” she exclaimed. “I love your stuff!”    In a mustard sweatshirt strategically decked out with sections of a former...
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The Beatty Center atrium at the School of Business has a vibe very much influenced by those involved with the Student Success Center (SSC). The SSC is literally just inside the doors from Liberty Street and lives up to its name by ensuring students have the tools to succeed at the business school and in...
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Joy Kurts Hallinan ’82 wants College of Charleston students to have opportunities that weren’t available when she was a student. “Paid internships weren’t really an option on campus,” says the art history major. “Although I volunteered at Halsey before it was Halsey, I had to go off campus for paid internships.” While she couldn’t find...
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Over the course of its 250+ year history, the College of Charleston has meant so many things to so many people. It has provided what seemed like long-shot opportunities to pursue a college education for first generation students who hail from single-parent households. It has drawn curtains on the first of many opening nights of...
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The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture was awarded $20,000 by Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) as a part of the Facebook Grant for Sustaining Black Communities. The Avery Research Center was one of 37 local Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits that CCF identified as supporting innovation, creativity and resiliency. The Avery Research...
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