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SGA to discuss tobacco-free policy next Senate

SGA to discuss tobacco-free policy next Senate

At last week’s Senate, SGA did more than just welcome newly elected members. To kick off the year, SGA Vice President Chris Piedmont read a draft of the tobacco-free campus policy. The official policy will go before the Board of Trustees at its October meeting, and will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. While Piedmont read the...
CofC student dies in car crash, another faces possible charges

CofC student dies in car crash, another faces possible charges

Last Friday afternoon, College of Charleston student Franklin “Barker” West died in a car accident while traveling to UVA for a college football game. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Barker, along with four of his friends, ran off the left side of I-95. His death was caused by blunt-force trauma and internal bleeding from injuries as...
Kathie Lee and Hoda come to the College for the 'Today' Show

Kathie Lee and Hoda come to the College for the ‘Today’ Show

Peeling Shrimp. Watching birds of prey. Eating coconut cake. What do these three activities have in common? On Thursday, May 2, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb hosted the fourth-hour edition of the “Today” show at the College of Charleston. The two drew a crowd with members of the community and students taking a break...
Incivility erupts at controversial lecture

Incivility erupts at controversial lecture

The room was packed. There weren’t enough chairs to accomodate everyone in one of the building’s larger rooms, so people were turning to the Education Center’s lobby for additional chairs. Before Alison Weir began her lecture, people could feel the tension in the room. While some of the attendees did not know what to expect,...
Academic Freedom or Hate Speech?

Academic Freedom or Hate Speech?

When senior David Lappin heard about an alleged anti-Semite coming to campus, he immediately took action. Asking to speak with specific departments sponsoring the event, he intended for them to withdraw support. However, after several meetings, some of Lappin’s efforts appeared unfruitful. This Friday, April 19, at 3 p.m. Alison Weir will give a lecture...
SGA appoints its third vice president

SGA appoints its third vice president

After former SGA Vice President Corey Maran announced last semester that he would graduate in December, the organization lost its vice president for the second time. Maran had originally taken over for Alex Henderson who resigned back in September. While there was a vacancy in the position over break, SGA just appointed Erich Hellstrom last...
Split decision with regard to a tobacco-free campus

Split decision with regard to a tobacco-free campus

While upset student smokers filled the gallery in the Stern Center Ballroom, SGA passed a resolution in favor of a tobacco-free campus with a roll call vote of 14-8. Several minutes following the decision, Faculty Senate voted against a similar resolution 15-14. The decision ultimately falls to the Board of Trustees; however, both SGA and...
SGA loses its second vice president

SGA loses its second vice president

After today’s Senate meeting, SGA Vice President Cory Maran announced that he will be graduating early this December. As a result, there is a vacancy for the position next semester. The deadline for letters of intent is Nov. 26 by 5 p.m. in the SGA office on the fourth floor of Stern. After SGA reviews...
Deep-rooted Tension and the Media's Bias

Deep-rooted Tension and the Media’s Bias

In light of the upcoming presidential election, Jon Meacham addressed an audience behind Addlestone Library on Oct. 30. He presented a renewed perspective to the issue of media bias in relation to how politics and human nature shape the news. Meacham is a presidential historian, former editor of Newsweek, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at...
Election 2012: A Third Choice

Election 2012: A Third Choice

As Nov. 6 approaches, students at the College continue to discuss whether President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney should win the election. While most Republicans voice their support of Romney and Democrats stand behind Obama, it is still unclear as to which candidate independents support. With the introduction of Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary...
SGA passes resolution in support of CAA transition

SGA passes resolution in support of CAA transition

After much debate in yesterday’s Senate, SGA passed a resolution in favor of the College switching athletic conferences. Senator Sarah Smith presented the resolution with support of SGA President Erica Arbetter, which encouraged the Board of Trustees to vote in its meeting next week in favor of the switch from SoCon (Southern Conference) to CAA...

CofC student found dead in apartment

Sophomore Christopher Wells was found dead in his apartment early Friday morning. While details of his death are still unknown, Wells appeared to have died in his sleep. The viewing is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at his family’s home in Columbia with the funeral service tomorrow at 11 a.m. The service will take...