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2020 Tapestry Magazine

2020 TAPESTRY Magazine: A New Outlook
In keeping with the 2020 theme of adaptation, the Tapestry team has decided a temporary change of course is in order.

While we had planned to release two print issues for the first time in the 2020-21 academic year, we’ve recast our vision to more appropriately fit our circumstances, and we’re excited to share our plans with you.

The Fall 2020 issue of Tapestry will be released in a piecemeal fashion, with new articles appearing every week in a virtual medium. Content will rotate among three compelling categories.

Snapshot: These brief, biweekly pieces will highlight faculty, students, and alumni who are chartering new territory within the COVID-19 pandemic. These stories of innovation are close-up pictures of Edwards College scholars and professionals doing great work under extraordinary circumstances. 

Feature: Complex, ongoing stories that require more in-depth exploration will appear once a month. A feature story may present a new initiative, a new program, or a unique partnership between an Edwards College department and a community collaborator, or it may trace a decades-long career of a notable alum.

A Closer Look: This monthly multimedia piece will offer an alternative, behind-the-scenes perspective on an Edwards College story. An interview, a video montage, a podcast, or some form of visual narrative will bring the viewer a richer understanding of a person or event within the college.

We hope you come with us on Tapestry’s evolutionary journey, and we look forward to your feedback. Reach us at 843-349-2507.

 FEATURE | OCTOBER 26, 2020 

Things to Do

As the COVID pandemic has left millions of people with time on their hands, many have turned to poetry for solace – and found Dan Albergotti’s words.

While COVID-19 causes continuous pain and uncertainty across the globe, it also allows – no, requires – individuals worldwide to sit, think, and reflect. It provides time and space for people to consider their lives on a different scale. It offers a nurturing environment for those inclined to use their idle moments for connection and creation.

Within this context, numerous individuals spread across continents chose a poem as the focus of their endeavors. Individually, and without knowledge of the others, each selected Dan Albergotti’s “In the Belly of the Whale” as a canvas upon which to pour their creative output. One artist in Iran, one in Australia, one in New York, one in Pennsylvania, and one in Massachusetts found the poem online and created a visual representation of it as a response to the COVID crisis. This global, organic contagion of poetic sentiment demonstrates how the power of art, combined with the power of the internet, can make connections, spread beauty, and offer healing among people even in the midst of a historic crisis. Click here to Read More.



International research, COVID-style 

CCU’s Eliza Glaze combines technology and ingenuity to conduct collaborative research on pre-modern medical texts.

As life during COVID continues its slow march, innovative scholars are finding creative methods for conducting research that would otherwise have required international travel. In keeping with other inventions sprung out of necessity, these new research techniques may in fact eclipse traditional methods even in a post-COVID world.

Eliza Glaze, professor in Coastal Carolina University’s Department of History, is one such resourceful scholar who, in forwarding her study of the intellectual and social histories of the Middle Ages, participated in virtual collaborative research on pre-modern medical history in Summer 2020.  Click here to Read More


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