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The College of Charleston is now a contributor to NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. NBC Learn is dedicated to making historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students, and parents. It recently added Campus Perspectives, an expanded collection that includes content from academic institutions.

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College of Charleston rising senior men’s golfer Alex Ellis (Austin, Texas) will make a run at the U.S. Amateur Championship for the second time of his career in the coming weeks.

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College of Charleston Board of Trustees Meeting

Posted on 30 July 2013 | 9:44 am

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees will meet on August 1-2, 2013.

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A record number of computer science majors graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2013. It is a trend the College has seen every year since 2006, and is consistent with national trends. Every year from 2006 through 2012, the number of declared majors at the College has grown by 16.6% per year.

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College of Charleston Junior Alix Generous wants to change the world – and she’s already well on her way. In just the past nine months, Generous has presented a plan to the United Nations on a strategy to regrow coral reefs, researched neuropathic pain under Art Riegel at MUSC, and worked at Tufts Medical School in Chris Dullas’ neuroscience laboratory on epilepsy. On September 7, 2013, she will present at TEDxABQ and then in November, she’ll serve as a delegate for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (in Warsaw, Poland). Not a bad 12 months.

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The College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center, in conjunction with Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will share the significant legacy of celebrated African captive, Kunta Kinteh, in an exclusive screening of Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home without Shackles, on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Avery Research Center (125 Bull Street). This event will be immediately followed by a panel featuring the filmmakers and producers of Kunta Kinteh Island. The screening of this powerful film will keep Kunta Kinteh’s story alive as well as spark interest in the new generation to discover their legacy.

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The Port of Charleston and affiliated logistics and transportation companies are seeing positive, double-digit growth and demand for jobs related to transportation, logistics, and supply chain management will continue for the next decade. Enrollment is now open for the College of Charleston’s Global Logistics & Transportation Professional Training Program, which starts on August 26, 2013 and runs through April 21, 2014.

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Volunteers from the College of Charleston, Green Heart Project, and Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science will join Boeing on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the middle school (6401 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston) to build an outdoor math and science classroom that will support youth experiential learning activities made possible by the installation of an “urban farm.”

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Forbes Magazine has named the College of Charleston as one of the best educational values in the nation.

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Bret Lott Publishes New Book

Posted on 23 July 2013 | 11:52 am

In his new book entitled Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian, College of Charleston English Professor Bret Lott writes what some are calling “a call to arms” for Christian writers.

All serious writers know that each word they write reveals something significant about their beliefs, something about their reason for creating, something about the one for whom they write. After all, writing lays bare the soul.

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