Students on both the College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina campuses dont think their views have not been reflected in the movement toward combining their schools into the states third large research university.
Part of the beef is proposed name changes that include calling the combined school "Charleston University." But the main issue is a clash of campus cultures.
We really dont see much on students being talked about, Piedmont said. Its like Columbia is saying to us that were going to have to do this without us coming to them. Its our degree. Its our tuition dollars.
But state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, one of the main sponsors of the merger bill, says he would rescind the proposal if it would damage his alma mater or the medical school, which he called a treasure in the state.
He said trustees of a merged college could change the names proposed in the bill Charleston University George Street Campus and Charleston University Medical Campus.
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