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Archives For February 2012

The College of Charleston is combining the tools of economics with the world of soccer in an alternative spring break experience. Fourteen students have spent the past six weeks reading and discussing Soccernomics (written by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski). On Sunday, March 4, 2012, they will leave for a seven-day trip to the United Kingdom, where they will visit five professional soccer stadiums, watch two matches, and have business-related discussions with team leaders and university officials. Watch a video.

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The Charleston community’s response to the screenings of Miss Representation was overwhelming and another screening will be offered on March 14, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in room 235 of the Robert Scott Small building. The screening is sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Sophia Institute.

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Writer/Economist Deirdre McCloskey to Speak at College

Posted on 27 February 2012 | 11:18 am


The College of Charleston will present two lectures from economist and writer Deirdre McCloskey on March 1, 2012.

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The College Reads! 2012-2013 Selection is Announced

Posted on 27 February 2012 | 10:49 am

The College of Charleston’s The College Reads! selection for 2012-13 is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. All faculty and incoming students are encouraged to read this selection as it will be included in the academic curriculum and in activities throughout the year. Jonathan Safran Foer will speak on campus Tuesday, October 23, 2012.

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English Professors Publish Books

Posted on 27 February 2012 | 8:22 am

The College of Charleston’s English department is experiencing a publishing explosion. In recent months, half a dozen authors have published new books, receiving wide acclaim.

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On March 29, 2012, the Charleston community will be able to sample dozens of cultures from around the world without leaving the College of Charleston campus. The annual World Cultures Fair, hosted by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Stern Center Garden (rain location, Stern Center Ballroom).

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Students Raise More than $36,000 for Children

Posted on 23 February 2012 | 4:56 pm

Nearly two hundred College of Charleston students partied with a purpose on Friday, February 24, 2012. Dance Marathon (DM) is the College’s largest student-run philanthropy and in just four years has raised more than $200,000 for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children’s Hospital. This year, they raised $36,126. Watch a video.

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Prominent Anti-Racist Writer to Speak on Campus

Posted on 22 February 2012 | 8:26 am

The College of Charleston is hosting one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Tim Wise will present “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equality” on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in Physicians Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public as part of the Office of Institutional Diversity Signature Speaker Series and Black History Month programming. Watch a video.

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On March 6, College of Charleston Adjunct Professor of Mathematics Derrick Niederman will release his latest book, entitled The Puzzler’s Dilemma.

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Men’s Swimming & Diving Squad Wins CCSA Championship

Posted on 21 February 2012 | 10:31 am

The College of Charleston men’s swimming & diving squad won the 2012 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championship, the school’s third conference title since the beginning of the conference in 2007-08. In winning their third championship, the men’s squad have won more CCSA titles than any other program. The Cougars scored 890.50 points to beat out rival Davidson. The women’s squad scored a program-best 267 points as they took seventh place overall.

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