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UPDATED: President Glenn McConnell Announces Retirement

This morning around nine the campus community received an email titled “Special Announcement from President Glenn F. McConnell,” which contained the information of President McConnell’s retirement. He prefaced the email by mentioning the 250th anniversary of the founding of the College coming up in 2020, with his contract expiring prior. He said, “I, therefore, suggested…

The College Cuts Back

In a late October meeting, the College of Charleston Board of Trustees approved a budget readjustment that will resolve a $1.25 million shortage caused by low registration numbers from students paying out-of-state tuition. “While our incoming freshman class represents the most South Carolina students in school history and our total number of undergraduate students is…


Board of Trustees endorses removal of Confederate flag despite McConnell’s standing opinion

In a statement issued today, the Board of Trustees officially announced their support for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House, where it has flown at full mast since 2001. President McConnell, who vocally supported the flag’s position at the State House in 2001, did not make any comment on the B.O.T.’s…


SGA Votes “No Confidence” in Board of Trustees

The College of Charleston Student Senate passed Bill SB-49-2014 on Tuesday, March 25th with by 17 yeas, 5 nays and 4 abstentions. Students expressed concerns regarding the legitimacy of the presidential search process, the Board’s thoughts on academic freedom and the potential MUSC/CofC merger. Throughout the meeting, the students’ clearest concern was the presence of…


Animosity shifts from McConnell to Board of Trustees during third protest this month

Chants from hundreds of impassioned students shouting “This is what democracy looks like!” filled the Cistern Yard this morning during the third protest against Glenn McConnell’s consideration for the position of the College of Charleston’s 22nd president. This is the first protest since he was selected as president elect by the Board of Trustees on…

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