University of California supports Obama!March 5, 2008
I could not glean from the explanatory side note on this website, but apparently, in some manner the University of California has given almost $175,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign, albeit not from the U of C itself but “rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.” This would amount to being Obama’s 17th largest donor. I need not tell you, if you are properly skeptical, that this seems highly problematic that a university system would give money to any political candidate. Of all institutions, one of those that least needs to be politicized is a university. On the other hand, if money is given to both Rep and Dem candidates, I similarly cannot understand the wastefulness of giving equitably to two parties, the actions of which would seem, in effect, to be canceling each other out. More importantly, however, I must ask, is this where my stinking tuition has been piddled away into the last few months?