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Citadel power struggle over academic changes

The outcome definitely has an effect on Citadel traditions (and hazing practices). Here is the link.

Excerpt: Charleston Post & Courier (well-written story): 

 

“A South Carolina senator wants the chairman of The Citadel’s Board of Visitors to resign because the official stood behind an anti-hazing measure at the military college, and the lawmaker threatened to propose legislation that would effectively oust the school official from his post if he doesn’t step down.

State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch, a Republican from Georgetown and a 2004 graduate of The Citadel, wrote a letter to the historic military college’s Board of Visitors on Sept. 2 demanding that Chairman Fred Price step down and detailed his plan to remove him if he doesn’t.

The revelation comes in advance of Price returning Wednesday before a legislative panel that screens people who seek, or want to keep, a position on the governing board of a public college in South Carolina. In a highly unusual move, the panel of House and Senate members will reevaluate Price on his role as chairman.”

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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