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UPDATE: Field Reports From Southern State Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

For the past few weeks, I have been posting some very interesting scholarship presented by professional South-watchers at a recent Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. Now, here are a few field reports about current developments in their states.

Higher Education, South Carolina Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The woolly mammoth has company. It went extinct some time back. Higher education in South Carolina is hot on its tail.

The Most Underrated Party Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.09.2014 | College

There are a lot of rankings these days about the top party schools. Among them, Princeton Review, Fiesta Frog, the Daily Beast, Newsweek, Playboy,...

College of Charleston Times, They Are a-Changin'

Herb Silverman | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Herb Silverman

Over the past few weeks, the College of Charleston has received more publicity than in its previous 244 years, as national media outlets featured stories about the college. While I think almost all publicity is good, the "almost" might be applicable here because of the two controversies that led to this publicity.

Confederacy of Dunces: College Presidents, Lost Causes and the Abuse of History

W. Scott Poole | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
W. Scott Poole

The culture war skirmishes at the College of Charleston represent something more than Dixie-fried corruption and anti-intellectualism. They reflect the misuses of history that have long been a powerful political tool in the hands of white, conservative elites.

College Students Present Research on Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

One of the good things about academic associations is that they often invite students to participate in meaningful discussions about professional matters. Such was the case at last month's Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, SC.

How A Smash Musical Fueled One College's Gay Rights Debate

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., April 20 (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the...

These College Budget Cuts Risk Violating The First Amendment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.19.2014 | College

Ten groups that care about free speech sent a letter Tuesday to South Carolina state senators warning that a bill to cut public college funding based ...

State Legislators Use Budget Cuts To Punish Colleges Assigning LGBT Books

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

South Carolina’s House Ways and Means Committee voted 20-1 on Thursday in favor of a 2014-15 budget that cuts funding from two colleges in the state...

Groundhog Day and Darwin Day: My Favorite Holidays

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

I would not want schools to close for Darwin Day. Instead, I'd like to see it become a day for students to study and explore the great scientific discoveries that spring from Darwin's work.

Full Court Press: College of Charleston Women's Basketball Takes on Cancer

Mikaela Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Hopkins

As a 20-year-old center on the College of Charleston women's basketball team, I -- like most young adults my age -- thought cancer was something that only affects other people. Not me, not my loved ones. But when a close friend was stricken with leukemia, all of that changed.

25 Reasons Y'all MUST Come To Charleston

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.18.2014 | Travel

There’s a reason Charleston has been voted America’s Best City three times over: the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-s...

'The Governments Had Better Get Out of the Way'

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Annelle Sheline

A video dialogue took place between American students at the College of Charleston, and Egyptian students, primarily from the American University in Cairo. Discussion centered on the students' experiences of the Arab Spring, as well as Egypt's on-going political transition.

South Carolina: An Embarrassment of Riches?

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

During my first semester at the College of Charleston 15 years ago, I was teaching a journalism writing course where I gave weekly current-events quiz...

South Carolina Students Seeking Candidate Who Cares

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

The last week and a half have provided a lesson in politics for College of Charleston students not found in any classroom. Most of the students interviewed say they have been paying attention to the GOP presidential candidates. But while students say they're paying attention to the presidential campaign, they don't know if the candidates are paying attention to them.

The PREPPIEST Schools Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 09.09.2011 | College

Once upon a time, the prep was a variation of a traditionalist, East Coast-born, equestrian-riding, upper class WASP that attended a northeastern priv...