My recent experience running for a seat on the MUSC Board of Trustees provided me an unabashed view behind the curtain of our State’s legislature. The South Carolina General Assembly is responsible for electing the members of the State’s university boards, and after going through the process as a candidate, it became clear that internal [...]
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The problem with the public sector doing something the private sector should be doing is that you inevitably wind up with public sector bureaucrats getting rich off the taxpayers’ investment.
Or money getting flushed down the drain on bad deals.
Either way, taxpayers lose.
Take command economic scammer Etta Pisano of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) [...]
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s brother-in-law, Dr. Gunjit “Rick” Singh, has been hired by the Medical University of South Carolina as a “clinical assistant professor” in the school’s college of dental medicine.
Singh’s salary information was not immediately available, but you can view his MUSC profile page by clicking here.
The former Lexington County dentist – who has [...]
Two months ago, FITSNews exclusively reported on an unfolding scam at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This particular government-funded boondoggle involved Dr. Etta Pisano – the the newly-appointed dean of the school’s college of medicine.
According to sources and documents obtained by FITS – and by her own admission – Pisano’s hiring was [...]
A week after being rocked by its latest (but by no means greatest) upper management scandal, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced on Tuesday that it was raising tuition on incoming students by an average of 6 percent for the new school year.
This latest increase comes on the heels of a 7 percent [...]
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is removing the only African-American female from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)’s board of trustees.
Sources tell FITS that Haley is removing Charleston-based obstetrician Dr. Paula Orr and replacing her with a wealthy white dentist who was unable to get elected to the board a year ago.
Orr was appointed to [...]
A researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) who recently made international headlines for his work in growing genetically-engineered beef is the subject of an undisclosed controversy at the school.
According to a big story in Thursday’s editions of Charleston Post and Courier, scientist Vladimir Mironov has been suspending indefinitely and his beef-growing lab [...]
It probably won’t be enough to save him from impeachment, but S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford may soon have some company when it comes to state officials improperly using taxpayer-provided aircraft.
According to sources close to Sanford’s so-called “investigation” of higher ed travel, Clemson University President James Barker is reportedly the primary target of the governor’s recent [...]
Scandal-plagued S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford is hoping that misery loves company, at least as far as airplanes are concerned.
The man who stands accused of a host of air travel violations sent a letter Tuesday to the state’s top three research universities seeking detailed information about their flying habits – and gave them a one-week deadline [...]
Gov. Mark Sanford’s office is investigating multiple allegations of fraud, waste and mismanagement at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), sources at the school and inside the governor’s office have told FITS.
Joel Sawyer – the governor’s spokesman – could not be reached for comment concerning the reports, but multiple MUSC staffers have confirmed that [...]
There’s a new M.O. in the President’s Office at the Medical University of South Carolina these days, and it has nothing to do with cutesie TV shows, budget complaints or fancy new hospitals.
No, the word from the top these days is simple: No more leaks.
Specifically, we’re hearing that the school’s top brass are utterly flabbergasted [...]