March 2017


Running for cancer

For most, summer road trips across the U.S. are largely spent sitting in a car making various stops at national parks and state tourist attractions. For some, a cross-country road trip means running more than 4,000 miles relay-style and sleeping in the homes of those willing to extend hospitality to support the Ulman Cancer Fund.

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SC high school writing finalists announced; contest triples in size

Seventy-two high school juniors and seniors from across the state have been named finalists in the fourth South Carolina High School Writing Contest. “I taught college freshmen for many years, and I’ve learned our young people have interesting things to say,” said Steven Lynn, dean of the South Carolina Honors College and founder of the contest. “These students are our future leaders, and it’s important to understand their viewpoints. They could have solutions—or the seeds to solutions—to the problems we are facing now and in the future.”

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February 2017

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Marshall Winn, ‘74, on Making Good Choices

“The most important thing the Honors College did for me was prepare me to live a very interesting and reasonably well-examined life,” said Winn, ’74 English, a lauded Greenville trial and business lawyer who grew up in Spartanburg. When he enrolled in Harvard Law School in 1979, he was gratified to find he was just as prepared as his classmates from better-known schools across the country. In some cases, even better.

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Translating faith: Cecile Holmes finds meaning in religion writing

“While it’s fascinating to do reporting that you know will probably make the front page, perhaps the more important side of religion writing is telling faith stories of people from all religions that would never be told without your work. From snake handlers in western North Carolina to warring Baptists in Dallas and all kinds of immigrants—trying to translate a faith group that is still not well-known, like Hinduism or Islam or Sikhs—is a struggle and an honor. That’s really the way I feel about it.”

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Student Spotlight: Aly Schwartz

"...if you told me a year ago that I was going to be driving a 36-person truck while entertaining guests with 22-minutes worth of spieling on repeat, I would’ve laughed in your face. I still get nervous driving down the interstate, and public speaking had always made me uncomfortable; how was I supposed to monitor and entertain dozens of people while driving around free-roaming exotic animals?"

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