Winthrop president hopes to resolve ‘football question’

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Winthrop University’s new president wants to nearly double the number of students who study abroad during the next five years and says she hopes to answer the “football question” during her first year in office.

Jayne Marie Comstock, the school’s tenth president, delivered her opening address on Tuesday morning to a standing-room only crowd of employees on campus.

Tuesday marked her forty-fourth day as Winthrop’s president. She took over for long-time president Anthony DiGiorgio, who retired this summer.

Comstock has been asked many times about whether Winthrop should have a football team, she said, and the question needs an answer as soon as possible.

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