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'Pandemics in Literature' class shines light on history

UofSC students are exploring stories written about pandemics, ranging from medieval to futuristic, despondent to hopeful. They've found that 2020 isn't so different from similar moments throughout history, and there are some lessons to learn.

In the spotlight: Dr. Kelly Goldberg, Interactive Labs

Teaching a lab course in the time of COVID-19? Using delicate artifacts that can’t be cleaned or shared among students? Creating an innovative way to maintain the interactive lab experience, outside the laboratory? Dr. Kelly Goldberg is finding unique solutions to these challenges through her development of online 3D labs.

Young writers tackle tough subjects in new South Carolina anthology

The South Carolina Honors College has released "Writing South Carolina: Selections of the 5th Annual High School Writing Contes," which features the writings of 40 students who cover topics of racism, domestic violence, poverty and inequities in education.

Our next 'Greatest Generation'

Honors alum Charles Hood has written a series of books honoring the heroism and highlighting the uniquely dangerous circumstances of the men and women serving their country as submariners throughout our nation's history.

Podcasting in the Public's Interest

Dr. Laura Smith's Podcasting in the Public Interest service-learning course creates opportunities for Honors students to study and critically reflect on public issues while learning how to interview, design and publish podcasts that can help raise awareness.

Q&A with author Rachel Beanland

UofSC alumna makes waves with first novel, 'Florence Adler Swims Forever'

Remembering Peter Sederberg

Like the Honors students he taught and mentored in the college he co-founded, Peter Sederberg was multi-faceted and exceptionally talented. Champion for peace, organizer of protests, excellent cook, and star pitcher for his department's softball team, Peter Carl Sederberg also was a relentlessly curious scholar, professor, traveler, reader, and writer. He died July 31 in Atlanta of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

And here are the finalists ....

A roundup of the incredible work done by the 14 finalists for this year's William A. Mould Senior Thesis Award. Like the winning projects, these theses will influence research and impact their respective fields in the future.

The flapper?

In prize-winning thesis, English student examines Flapper Girls and the men who wrote them into creation

A 'Herculean' experiment

Honors senior wins thesis award for work in evolutionary biology

Charleston student wins state high school writing contest

Logan Baker, a junior at the Charleston County School of the Arts, has won the seventh annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest hosted by the South Carolina Honors College.

BIG thinking for virtual learning: SCHC innovates new service learning curriculum for students across the country

Every summer, many South Carolina Honors College students typically take on an internship, complete research or study abroad. However, COVID-19 complications have caused these students to lose these opportunities unexpectedly, and the SCHC is doing what it can to help with new online course offerings and financial aid.

Fast track to MD

Honors College student Ashley Fellers takes accelerated pathway to medical school

A message from Dean Lynn and Dr. Banks

The last few months have been difficult. As we see news reports of this senseless killing and see our own cities and towns erupt in anger in response, we're reminded that many in our community feel fear every day because of the injustices they have endured. We must work to change this.

1 tweet, 1 sandwich, 1 beer

Since graduating from the South Carolina Honors College and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2012, former The Daily Gamecock reporter and editor-in-chief Josh Dawsey has worked some tough beats. None has been tougher than covering the White House since Donald Trump took office — first for Politico, then for The Washington Post.

Alumni News - Spring 2020

See what our Honors College alumni have been doing lately.

Because generosity begets generosity

Families honor loved ones by supporting Honors College Faculty Fellows

Far from a dusty document

Adjunct professor and lawyer Joel Collins brings the U.S. Constitution to life.

Big picture problem solver

Greg Ferrante uses his financial skills to help people around the world

Honors graduate pursues passion for inclusion through adaptive sports

As an exercise science major in the South Carolina Honors College, Mackenzie Walker began a longstanding interest in adaptive sports and recreation inspired by her volunteer work. Now that interest will become a lifelong commitment to providing opportunities to those living with disabilities as she embarks on a career in occupational therapy.

The advocate

For Honors College alumna Sharika Richardson Shropshire, pro bono legal work brings fulfillment, connection, gratitude.

Memories of a drowned town

Honors senior's thesis project explores history of a former SC mill town

Dean's Letter: Spring 2020

Not Charles Dickens: A letter from South Carolina Honors College Dean Steve Lynn.

SCHC announces new mental health liason

The Honors College's director of research and new mental health liaison, Dr. Susan Alexander, discusses mental health resources for students.

From rags to bags: Honors goes green

The Honors Residence Hall's "Convert the Shirt" event taught students how to recycle their unwanted T-shirts.


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