From March 1 – 9, 2014, 86 College of Charleston students will enjoy spring break on the banks of the Seine in Paris, the rolling hills of the English countryside, the coral reefs of Belize among other locations. Unlike many of their peers, these students will engage in coursework for academic credit.
By now, more than a week after the release of Season 2 of Netflix’s fictional political drama House of Cards, millions of viewers around the world have watched one or more episodes of the hit show starring Kevin Spacey.
But for many Netflix watchers, the viewing has been more than casual. Internet data recently compiled by technology firm Procera Networks indicates that fans of House of Cards are bingeing on multiple episodes –– gobbling up one installment of the political drama after another in marathon viewing sessions. Some diehards admit to having watched all 13 episodes within a day of the season’s release on February 14, 2014.
To hundreds of thousands of people around the world, South Carolina 5th District Congressman Francis “Frank” Underwood is an ambitious politician who knows how to work the system and pull the right strings to get bills passed. Others see Congressman Underwood as a vindictive politician who is only out to gain power and destroy anyone who gets in his way.
Alison Piepmeier, director of the College of Charleston Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Program, argues feminism isn’t a scary word. She makes her case by pointing to 175 hosts of the “Yes! I’m a Feminist” event that include big-name Republicans and Democrats, local celebrities, members of the College of Charleston Board of Trustees, and even College President George Benson.
When he’s in Africa, human rights activist John Prendergast often hangs out with George Clooney, Don Cheadle, and Ryan Gosling, not to mention African rebels and officials alike. On February 14, 2014, he’s going to be hanging out with College of Charleston students. The Department of Political Science is hosting Prendergast as this year’s Convocation of Majors speaker where he will present “10 Building Blocks for Making a Difference: In Africa and in Your Own Neighborhood.” The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. in Physician’s Memorial Auditorium (3 College Way).