Glenn-McConnell

Well. Glenn Mcconnell is cofc’s new president.

That’s totally fine. This isn’t a problem at all. It’s not like it matters if students and faculty don’t support him. 

“Morgan Koerner, a German professor, told McConnell, "If you come here as our president, there will be a huge wound. Why would you want to come here knowing you would create a wound?” McConnell responded that he would prefer that people who work for him like him, but he would be satisfied if they respect him.“

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I’m working on finishing up the next part of the Confederate Flag series, and I have a collection of letters from South Carolina residents to their respective representatives regarding the Confederate Flag controversy of the late 90s. This response from Senator Glenn McConnell was at the end of the collection of letters. I thought it was worth sharing! 

South Carolina Lieutenant Gov Wants Cushy College Job, The South To Rise Again

by Doktor Zoom

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell announced today that he won’t run for reelection so that he can become president of the College of Charleston. He’d make an awesome college president, since he’s an alum of Charleston, and really smart, and very much in touch with Southern Heritage, especially with his warm embrace of the Confederacy and his experience running a store — “CSA Galleries” — that sold Confederate flags and other Johnny Reb tchotchkes. As a state senator, he was one of the leading defenders of keeping the Confederate flag flying from the Capitol building, because it’s about heritage, not hate. And in the late 1990s, he insisted that giving up symbols of the Old South would be a form of “cultural genocide,” one of the shibboleths of the neoconfederate crowd. He seems nice, and just the man to present a welcoming image for a college that has some of the state’s lowest minority enrollment.


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Conservative Politics Strike A Liberal Arts College

Conservative Politics Strike A Liberal Arts College

Credits: (L) State of South Carolina, ® College of Charleston

Glenn McConnell was once popular at the College of Charleston, where he was elected Student Body President in 1969. But 45 years later he’s anything but popular – and with good reasons, say today’s students, faculty and staff of his alma mater.

Not only does South Carolina’s Lt. Governor have no experience in the field of education,…

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Conservative Politics Strike A Liberal Arts College

Conservative Politics Strike A Liberal Arts College

Credits: (L) State of South Carolina, ® College of Charleston

Glenn McConnell was once popular at the College of Charleston, where he was elected Student Body President in 1969. But 45 years later he’s anything but popular – and with good reasons, say today’s students, faculty and staff of his alma mater.

Not only does South Carolina’s Lt. Governor have no experience in the field of education,…

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Stephen Colbert interviews Glenn McConnell

Former President Pro Tempore and current Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell of Charleston, South Carolina. I respect this man for many many reasons (I think you can guess one).


Click the link to see how a man put his public duty before his personal power:

thestate.com/2012/03/15/219…


In closing, I can only hope to have a political career like Lt. Gov. McConnell.  

Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell ® is set to be sworn in today as South Carolina’s new lieutenant governor after Ken Ard resigned from the position last week in the wake of a grand jury indictment on ethics violations. But McConnell may not be any less controversial.

The Republican lawmaker is perhaps best known for his unapologetic embrace of the Confederacy, grabbing national headlines in 2010 when he appeared in photos dressed as a confederate general — posing with two people presumably imitating slaves.

McConnell is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Secession Camp #4, as he proudly lists on his official bio. He also owns a store that sells confederate memorabilia.

h/t: Alex Seitz-Wald at ThinkProgress