Governor Manchin and WVU find themselves embroiled in a scandal:
It started with a phone call from a newspaper reporter in October seeking to verify the academic credentials of Gov. Joe Manchin III’s daughter Heather Bresch. But in less than three months, the inquiry has mushroomed into a controversy that risks casting a shadow of cronyism over this state’s flagship university.
Officials at the college, West Virginia University, have been accused of rewriting records last fall to document that Ms. Bresch had earned an executive master of business administration degree in 1998. An investigation by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette concluded that she had completed only 22 of the required 48 credit hours.
Read the whole thing- nothing to indicate Manchin himself was involved in this, and I don’t know any of the people involved in this so I can’t attest to their integrity, but the whole thing does put a dark cloud over West Virginia and WVU. I can’t imagine someone in a position of authority just making the classes up out of air, as it is so inappropriate, but then again I never expected someone to lie a nation into war. Regardless, I hope it is resolved, and resolved quickly. The students deserve that this be taken care of in the most orderly and expedient manner possible.