Robert Day has just pledged $200 million to support economics and public policy at Claremont-McKenna College.

Addendum: The L.A. Times reports:

However, the gift has triggered debate on the 50-acre campus in
Claremont. Some professors, while recognizing the generosity, said they
worried that the money could tilt the college too much toward economics
and financial studies. A letter to Gann, drafted by literature
department chairman Robert Faggen and signed by other literature
professors, said they are concerned that the gift will "distort the
college into a single focus trade school."

Wunderkind Ben Casnocha will be offering further reports.


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