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South Carolina Ports Authority CEO James I Newsome, III will be the commencement speaker at the Graduate School of the College of Charleston ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Alicia Moreau Shambo ’89 knows exactly where she’ll be on April 21, 2014 –– the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Five College of Charleston student entrepreneurs put their business ideas to the test against undergraduate and graduate students from all over South Carolina in an event called Wild Pitch, part of DIG SOUTH 2014 – a Southeastern interactive festival. The students competed for an up-to $2,500 investment from Capital A Partners to be combined with other venture capital they’ve already successfully secured.

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Charleston, South Carolina, is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in North America. Until 1820, it was also home to the country’s largest Jewish population. So, it is entirely fitting that the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture will sit in the center of the city’s historic district at the College of Charleston, as part of the Jewish Studies Program.

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Ready or Not: Two Students Take On Ghana

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 1:21 pm
In the weeks leading up to her semester abroad, College of Charleston senior business administration major and Honors College student Michelle Smith maintained daily runs to ready herself for intense physical labor. She dyed her blonde hair brown and bought a fake wedding band to prevent attracting too much attention overseas.

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They describe it as nerve-wracking, intense, amazing, extreme, exciting, and enlightening. It’s a taste of real-world theatre that has College of Charleston School of the Arts students hooked.

“I feel like I am a part of something bigger while working on this show,” says senior Corey Reid-Smiley, the set designer.

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Charleston, S.C. is exploding with entrepreneurial activity, and College of Charleston students are fueling the fire. Later this week, several students will pitch their business ideas in front of hundreds at Dig South, the Southeast’s interactive festival. They’re hoping to woo investors and win start-up cash.

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I Want Your Job No. 17: Mobile Game Designer

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 9:30 am

See more posts in the I Want Your Job series, which features Q&A sessions with recent College of Charleston graduates in exceptional positions all over the world.

College of Charleston alumnus Jonathon Myers ’00 is writing his own destiny. Literally. The psychology major has written storylines for the nation’s top video game companies. Now, he’s the CEO and creative director of Reactive Studios, a mobile game company he co-founded.

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Famed author and environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill will speak at the College of Charleston April 14, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Physicians Memorial Auditorium (3 College Way) in a free event open to the public.

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Ryan Murphy taught himself German by translating into English the German versions of the Harry Potter novels, and by listening to German gamers on YouTube.

Now, a senior at the College of Charleston, he’s earned a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) fellowship to intern in a German hospital or industrial research lab, after which, he hopes to attend medical school in the U.S. and return to Germany as a cardiologist or surgeon.

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