We’ve shown you what the faculty think of a proposed merger between the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. (Spoiler: they’re against it.)
And you know what local lawmakers think. They’re the ones pushing for the merger, which would shift the small downtown liberal arts campus toward becoming a more research-oriented institution called Charleston University.
Now, thanks to a poll that Student Government Association members are promoting on social media, there’s at least some indication of how students feel about parts of the idea, specifically changing the name of CofC to Charleston University George Street Campus, though it’s by no means a vetted scientific poll.
As of around 10:15 a.m., 92 percent of respondents said they are against it. That’s 1,453 out of 1,587 votes cast as of this writing. The online poll, created at PollCode, allows for commentary as well. “This is ridiculous. The name is awful first of all, and it would change the liberal arts nature of the College of Charleston while also hindering MUSC.,” reads one. “Child please,” reads another. Another comment simply reads “Tits.”
You can view the poll results here.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated the poll was about the merger. Here is the wording of the question polled: “Are you in favor of changing The College of Charleston to Charleston University George Street Campus?” Love Best of Charleston? Help the Charleston City Paper keep Best of Charleston going every year with a donation. Or sign up to become a member of the Charleston City Paper club.
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