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The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 has named the College of Charleston as one of “the best and most interesting institutions in the nation”.

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The College of Charleston’s Natural History Museum will be enhancing the cave bear exhibit beginning August 10, 2011.

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For the first time in its history, the College of Charleston’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, has been given the Honor Chapter Award for excellence during the 2010-11 year. The College’s chapter was one of 11 chapters selected out of nearly 600 nationwide.

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Non-Western Languages Expand for Fall 2011

Posted on 25 July 2011 | 10:57 am

The College of Charleston continues to be on the leading edge of language instruction as the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs expands its non-western language offerings for the fall 2011 semester. The school has added two new faculty, will offer Vietnamese language study, and has increased the number of credit hours offered for non-western language courses from three to four.

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Alumnus Identified as Sustainability Leader

Posted on 22 July 2011 | 3:03 pm

College of Charleston alumnus Sean Hughes ’11 (M.P.A.) is one of four Americans who will join select sustainability experts from around the world in Australia as part of the 2011 Climate Change Professional Fellows Program. Participants from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan and the United States will explore the science, impact, adaptation, and mitigation actions related to climate change with a goal of sharing expertise and developing best practices.

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Changes for Illuminations Magazine

Posted on 19 July 2011 | 9:08 am

The past, present, and future of Illuminations, an international magazine of contemporary writing edited at the College of Charleston, will come together on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Founding editor of Illuminations Peter McMillian will be the featured speaker at a launch party celebrating both the current issue (No. 27) and a new editor for the magazine. The event will be held at Blue Bicycle Books (420 King Street) at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Allan Nadler has been named the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston. The Chair brings world-class professionals and scholars in Jewish Studies to the College each year.

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The release of part two of the movie “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows,” on July 15, 2011 concludes the seven-part series that most College of Charleston students have grown up with – seniors were nine years old when the first book was released in 1997. The series has influenced this generation – right down to the classes they are taking, the research they are doing and the sports they are playing.

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The College of Charleston Foundation has received a $1 million grant from the Spaulding-Paolozzi Foundation in support of two field research stations at Dixie Plantation.

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Student Interns at a Non-Profit in Peru

Posted on 11 July 2011 | 9:48 am

College of Charleston senior Dylan Kornegay is using her passion for the Spanish language and culture to help women – 3,000 miles away in Lima, Peru. Many college students do internships during the summer, but Kornegay is taking it to the next level, immersing herself in Latin America at Casa Hogar, a non-profit dedicated to helping teenage mothers.

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