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SCPC Continues to Speak Out on Questionable Deals at USC

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SCPC President Ashley Landess was quoted in Sunday’s edition of The State in the story USC nixes bids; donor chooses architect- ‘Unprecedented’ move comes in late stage of bidding process. (this same article also appeared in the Rock Hill Herald, The Post and Courier) Landess said:

And one frequent critic of the university called it “an end run around the procurement process.”

“People shouldn’t deal with the university if they don’t play by the rules,” said Ashley Landess, president of the S.C. Policy Council.

If private money is mingled with public money, the project should have to follow public rules, Landess said.

“There will be public money involved in this project,” she said. “And a lot comes from other government sources. It’s a symptom of a bigger problem: the university blurring the line between private and public money.”

The Policy Council’s newest website The Nerve recently published a story that highlights the university’s continued unsuccessful participation in the economic development game. Also, this isn’t the first time the Darla Moore School of Business’ financial situation has been questioned.


Written by SC Policy Council

April 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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