May 5, 2014
S.C.’s Public Colleges Find Themselves Caught in Election-Year Grandstanding
Rainier Ehrhardt, AP Images
Lawmakers in South Carolina are heavily involved in public higher-education policy this year—just not in the ways that the colleges would like them to be.
State legislators have acknowledged pressuring the College of Charleston’s Board of Trustees to hire Lt. Gov. Glenn F. McConnell as the institution’s new president. The choice has sparked outrage because of the politicization of the process; the lieutenant governor’s well-known interest in Confederate history