Tagged glenn mcconnell

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“Roar for ROAR”: Students Protest the End of ROAR Scholars

On Monday afternoon, a student-led demonstration took place in the Cistern Yard to protest the end of the ROAR Scholars program. Since 2010, ROAR Scholars has been providing “academic and advising support for first generation, low income and/or disabled students.” The program also coordinates an array of support services, service-learning opportunities and cultural events.  Approximately…

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Boundless Campaign Surpasses Original Goal of $125 Million

On Friday, College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell made a momentous announcement, revealing that the Boundless campaign has met and surpassed its fundraising goal of $125 million. The current total is over $127 million. The announcement took place in the Hall of Alumni, where President McConnell stood on a stage accompanied by Boundless Campaign Co-Chair Steve Swanson and Vice President of…

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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…

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A new era begins: Earl Grant introduced as men’s basketball head coach

Exactly one month after the College of Charleston fired their previous men’s basketball head coach, the school debuted their new hire. Former Clemson University assistant Earl Grant was introduced to the school and the media as the 23rd coach in Charleston men’s basketball history on Friday afternoon in the Cistern Yard. “I’m humbled by this…

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College of Charleston becomes national punching bag over botched men’s basketball coaching situation

After a bizarre turn of events on Wednesday afternoon, the College of Charleston became the laughing stock of the college basketball world when two of the school’s top candidates for the vacant men’s head coaching position withdrew their names from consideration. Anthony Johnson, a former player for the Cougars, and Mike Young, the head coach at Wofford…

Presidential series: Glenn McConnell

During presidential hopeful Glenn McConnell’s forum for students and non-institutional staff yesterday in Stern ballroom, the atmosphere was unsurprisingly tense. Former Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell addressed the student body and answered many of the questions which students have been impatiently waiting to ask. Even with all the controversy surrounding McConnell’s pursuit for Benson’s position, he still…

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