March 10, 2014
In South Carolina, Public Colleges Resist a Merger Proposed by State Legislators
Downtown Charleston, S.C., has the kind of higher-education presence many larger and more prosperous cities might envy.
The city is home to the College of Charleston, a public liberal-arts college dating to the colonial period. Just a few blocks away sits the Medical University of South Carolina, which is among the top 100 institutions in the nation in research expenditures.
But recent moves by state lawmakers are undermining the reputations of the institutions, say faculty