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College Closed Through January 1, 2013

Posted on 20 December 2012 | 2:00 pm

College of Charleston offices will be closed from December 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013. All dining facilities are closed during this time. On January 2, 2013, Chick-Fil-A and Market 159 will reopen. Fresh Food Company will reopen on January 6, Stern Center Food Court will reopen on January 7 and all dining facilities will operate at normal hours starting January 9.  View a complete list of dining facility hours.

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Jubilee Project Officially Kicks off December 31

Posted on 20 December 2012 | 8:32 am

December 31, 2012 marks the official kickoff of the Jubilee Project, a collaborative and academic cultural project that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of public schools. The event is sponsored by the College of Charleston’s Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW).

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College of Charleston students will assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in and around Atlantic City from January 2-7, 2013, as part of an Alternative Break experience. Students will be working with Community Collaborations, and could do anything from work with FEMA helping people who have been displaced to working with nonprofits who need some relief, or volunteering in a soup kitchen or animal shelter.

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Do you think you know the College of Charleston’s most popular stories, posts and videos of 2012? Some of them might not be what you expect.

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College of Charleston’s Jordan Ragusa, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has turned his political blog into a learning tool, teaching his students how they can have a civil voice in conversations surrounding national politics. Numerous class discussions have centered on his blog topics, and most recently, Ragusa’s post, “Jim DeMint’s Retirement: Good News or Bad News for Lindsey Graham?” was mentioned by The Washington Post, The Post and Courier and the influential political science blog, The Monkey Cage.

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The following is a statement from College of Charleston President George Benson concerning the tragic school shooting in Newtown:

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College Celebrates Graduation of More than 500 Students

Posted on 15 December 2012 | 12:51 pm

Today more than 400 undergraduates and 65 graduate candidates received their diplomas from the College of Charleston. Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, president of the Medical University of South Carolina, delivered the commencement address at TD Arena. A reception followed in the Cistern Yard.

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Students from the Living and Learning Communities at the College of Charleston filled 70 backpacks with toys and raised $1,800 this year during the 2012 HALOS drive.  HALOS (Helping And Lending Outreach Support) provides assistance to abused and neglected children and their caregivers. This brings the total the College has donated to the nonprofit over the past four years to nearly $12,000.

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Winter Commencement Ceremony to be held Saturday

Posted on 12 December 2012 | 10:26 am

Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, president of the Medical University of South Carolina, will speak at the College of Charleston’s 2012 Winter Commencement, where 400 undergraduates and 50 graduate students will be celebrated for all that they have accomplished while earning their degrees at the College. The ceremony will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the TD Arena (301 Meeting Street). Seating will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception in the Cistern Yard. More information.

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Classroom Essays Lead To Bylines For Two English Students

Posted on 11 December 2012 | 12:17 pm

One of the most rewarding things writers experience is being published for the first time, and two College of Charleston students from English Professor Bonnie Devet’s Advanced Composition class have accomplished just that. English major Phoebe Doty and English and biology major Hannah Starke submitted essays they wrote in Devet’s 2012 fall semester class to online magazines, and the pieces were published.

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