College of Charleston English Professor Simon Lewis saw Nelson Mandela in 1990 and calls it a most extraordinary experience. Lewis spent his teenage years in South Africa during apartheid and recalls the legendary 1994 election, and how these experiences impacted the course of his life.
Since 2004, 16 states have legalized gay marriage. While gay rights activists recognize this as a victory of sorts, College of Charleston Professor of Communication Leigh Moscowitz contends it’s only one of many equality issues activists hoped to push into the public eye. In her new book, The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media, Moscowitz examines the mainstream media’s effect on marriage equality and the gay rights movement.
Michelle Bloom ‘13 walked across the Cistern and into the White House between May and September, 2013. An honors student and political science and international studies double major, she was always interested in politics but was never quite sure how to break in. Volunteer experience and a conversation with her parents led her to apply to the White House fall internship program, and with this incredible experience under her belt, things are only looking up.
Public health advocates at the College of Charleston are hosting the Charleston premiere of deepsouth to raise awareness about the disproportionate impact of HIV among people in the American South. Co-sponsored by the Charleston Area World AIDS Day Committee, the event includes a Q&A with director and producer Lisa Biagiotti and film subject Monica Johnson. The film will be shown on December 4, 2013 in Physicians Memorial Auditorium (3 College Way) at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
College of Charleston students are debating their professors and reviewing books and articles on some of the most popular and heated topics in their field. It is happening in reading or work groups, which are very common at universities, but most are open only to professors and/or graduate students.
With the movie release of Catching Fire onNovember 22, Hunger Games trilogy fans are excited to watch the next installment of the young-adult fiction series on the big screen. Although the many fantastical elements of the Hunger Games series make it alluring to fans, author Suzanne Collins was inspired by current events, crises and politics more than you might think.
College of Charleston Honors College student Annie Galizio was presenting a research poster at a conference for behavioral psychologists when she heard Dr. Aubrey Daniels speak. She was so inspired, she approached Dr. Daniels and convinced him to come to the College of Charleston.
The recent government shutdown, partisan fighting and lack of legislation has caused many people to become disillusioned about the current state of politics in the United States. With that in mind, the College of Charleston will hold a public forum entitled “Is the Senate Broken?” on November 18 to take a look at the problems facing the U.S. Senate.
Religious Studies Professor Anna Peterson will speak at the College of Charleston about the relationship between animal rights and environmental ethics in an event open to the public at 7 p.m. November 11, 2013 in the Robert Scott Small building (175 Calhoun St.) room 235.
College of Charleston Department of English professor Gary Jackson’s mix of comic books and real-life tragedy earned him recognition as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America. Jackson’s debut book of poems, Missing You Metropolis, juxtaposes comic books with reality and innocence with anger and depression.