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SOLD! sign projected on USU business school to protest $25M gift from Koch Foundation

Jun 10, 2017 by

LOGAN — A group objecting to the recent $25 million gift by the Koch Foundation to Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recently projected a SOLD! sign on the wall of the building in protest.

The image, which depicts brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, states “SOLD! Utah State University Respected research institution. $25,000,000,” was reportedly projected on a wall of the school at night some time this past week, according to a press release.

The $25 million gift was half of a $50 million joint donation by the Koch Foundation and the Huntsman Foundation to launch the Center for Growth and Opportunity and expand the highly selective Huntsman Scholar Program.

The gift, the largest in university history, was announced during the business school convocation last month.

A press release sent to the Deseret News from a Greenpeace email address said the Koch Foundation gift “poses serious concern for the reputation and academic integrity of Utah State University.”

The gift comes with strings attached, the statement says, although it concedes the 2017 donation “does not buy hiring powers.”

Source: SOLD! sign projected on USU business school to protest $25M gift from Koch Foundation | Deseret News

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