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SPOTLIGHT: Riley Institute at Furman University

SPOTLIGHT: Riley Institute at Furman University

This week’s spotlighted underwriter is The Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership, a multi-faceted, non-partisan institute affiliated with the Department of Political Science at Furman University.

by · 10/06/2017 · Underwriters
Furman President Elizabeth Davis during the 2015 David H. Wilkins awards ceremony.  Photo provided.

BRIEFS: Allison, Hipp to be honored by Riley Institute

State Rep. Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg, and Liberty Fellows founder Hayne Hipp will receive leadership awards from Furman University’s Riley Institute at its annual January dinner named in honor of former House Speaker David H. Wilkins of Greenville.

by · 11/04/2016 · News, News briefs, Politics
State Sen. Clementa Pinckney

NEWS: Pinckney, Haley, Riley to be honored by Institute

Staff reports | The Riley Institute at Furman University in January will honor the late state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor slain in June with eight worshippers in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, with the David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership, the Institute has announced.

by · 12/04/2015 · News briefs, Politics
Razor wire curls all over the Colleton County Detention Center.

BRACK: Time to get smart on crime

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Crime and punishment. There’s a whole book written about it. But there’s also been a series of important discussions about the topic over the summer held by the Riley Institute at Furman University that’s been mostly ignored by the media.

That’s too bad, particularly in our state where more than 21,000 people are in prison — six times more than 40 years ago. Of the number of people incarcerated in state prisons, 64 percent are black — more than double the percentage of African Americans who live in the Palmetto State.

But it’s not just a South Carolina problem, says historian Heather Thompson of the University of Michigan. It’s a national problem that she characterizes as the “civil rights crisis of the 21st century” because of how it impacts poverty, racial inequality and other community issues.

by · 08/14/2015 · Andy Brack, Commentary

MY TURN: Let us build a legacy of inclusion on our way forward

By Richard W. Riley and Donald L. Gordon | On the evening of June 17, 2015, a hate crime took place at a Wednesday evening prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel AME Church near Francis Marion Square in Charleston.

by · 07/10/2015 · Commentary, My Turn
State Sen. Clementa Pinckney

BRIEFS: Six running for Pinckney’s seat

News briefs on six candidates running for the seat of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney; Duke Energy helps Riley Institute.

by · 07/10/2015 · News, Politics
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7/10, full issue: On the Confederate flag’s removal, much more

In this week’s issue, senior editor Bill Davis examines whether the vote to remove the Confederate flag unearthed a new “cluster of shame” in the Upstate; Andy Brack looks at rural counties and gives thumbs up to Rep. Jenny Horne on the flag; and former Gov. Richard Riley and the Riley Institute’s Don Gordon take a look at the way ahead for South Carolina.

by · 07/10/2015 · Full Issue
Schieffer calls for more civic engagement

Schieffer calls for more civic engagement

Longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Schieffer lamented the downward spiral of the nation’s political system during a Tuesday night keynote address at the Riley Institute’s Wilkins Awards Dinner.

“We are going backwards,” he told an audience of about 500 luminaries.

by · 01/14/2015 · News briefs, Politics