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Reviving a Jewish cemetery

Gary Zola, director of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati and a visiting professor at the College of Charleston, says the cemetery is definitely among the most significant and historic burial grounds for Jews in North America. “Without question, it’s a national treasure,” he says.  

Hidden painting uncovered on ceiling at university

The Newport Daily News reports the painting was discovered this week by a team that included preservation students visiting from Clemson University and the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The university allowed them to remove two layers of paint from the ceiling of what had been Ochre Court’s ballroom.  

SC Bridges, Nuke Plants, Dams OK after Quake

Dr. Steven Jaume with South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness at the College of Charleston says the quake is the largest in South Carolina since a magnitude 4.4 earthquake offshore of Edisto Island in 2002. Jaume says Friday’s night’s quake occurred in a part of South Carolina that has a geologic history similar to that […]

To understand the crisis in the CAR, beware of familiar narratives (op/ed)

by Christopher Day The Central African Republic’s interim president and rebel leader, Michel Djotodia, was forced to resign today at a two-day summit in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena. Djotodia, who seized power through a violet coup last march, has been under immense pressure by former colonial power France and the regional kingmaker Chad for failing […]

Historical marker honoring Beaufort synagogue unveiled

Since the earliest records, the city’s Jewish residents have played an active role in politics and local business, said College of Charleston historian Dale Rosengarten. Rosengarten said Meyer Jacobs, a member of Beaufort’s Volunteer Army, became the city’s first Jewish mayor in 1831. After the population of Jews in Beaufort quadrupled between 1869 and 1919, […]

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