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Students and Faculty Bring In Hispanic Heritage Month

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the ‘Hispanics in Higher Ed’ took place in the Alumni Center to celebrate the continued increase in Hispanics pursuing higher education, and to open a discussion on increasing racial diversity at the College. The Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Office of Institutional Diversity, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department…

SustainFest 2017

“Train your brain to sustain” is pasted all over walls, bulletin boards, doors, stickers and shirts all across the College of Charleston campus, but does anyone really know what it means? The future of our environment has been looking dim in recent years. But that does not mean the people who care will not do…

College Moves Toward Active Inclusion of LGBTQQAAIP Community

If you’ve visited the new George Street Fitness Center, you may have noticed several new features of the 15,000 square foot facility. All of the machines work, and the men’s and women’s locker rooms have separate changing areas, and, unlike Stern Fitness Center, which had only one bathroom, there are separate toilets for men and…


Social Justice Action Forum addresses common societal issues

This past Wednesday’s Social Justice Action Forum acted as the pre-cursor to the 3rd Annual Student Diversity Conference at the College. The Forum was the middle of the Office of Institutional Diversity’s “Diversity Week,” a week-long celebration of the diversity of identities. The tagline for Diversity Week 2013 was “Creating a Unified Campus Community.” Generation…


Students rally to hear Judy Shepard, protest Westboro Baptist Church

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvAfS7fJvIc”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Social media spread the coming of Westboro Baptist Church to many College of Charleston students on Monday, Oct. 21. The Church group is famous for its public protests against LGBT individuals, and was indicated by the gathering of hundreds of students as something that will not be tolerated at the College. Students…


Office of Institutional Diversity hosts workshop on affirmative action

On Oct. 8, assistant vice president of admissions Jimmie Foster discussed affirmative action in higher education. Affirmative action is defined by the 1965 U.S. Executive Order 112146 and 11375 as “a set of proactive measures to counteract the effects of past and present discrimination, intended or unintended, in employment and program delivery.” It specifically aims to…


Sensitivity and inclusion: The Office of Institutional Diversity takes a look at gendered communication

“How do you identify?” was one the many questions posed at a workshop on gendered communication hosted by the Office of Institutional Diversity last Thursday afternoon in Robert Scott Small.  Kristi Brian from the College’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Dr. David Moscowitz of the Department of Communication facilitated the workshop. Open to students, faculty…


Former U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume discusses Obama’s America

“To celebrate black history month is to celebrate the history of America. And why should non-blacks celebrate black history month? Because of the interconnectedness that make up this great, complex nation,” John O. Bello-Ogunu said. On Feb. 20, as a part of the signature speaker series, the Office of Institutional Diversity welcomed former congressman Kweisi…

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