Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Second Tier Toilet Villanova University School of Law Receives $25 Million Gift and Will Be Renamed After the Donor
News of the Gift: On January 20, 2016, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a piece from staff writer Susan Snyder, under the headline “Villanova law school gets $25M gift and a new name.” Check out this opening:
“Villanova University will rename its School of Law for a 1973 alumnus who went on to a career in investment management, marking the first time that one of the university's schools will carry the name of a donor.
Charles "Chuck" Widger, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital, a Berwyn investment management firm, gave the school $25 million, the second-largest donation in Villanova's history, the university announced Wednesday.
The money is largely to be used for scholarships for students who show leadership skills and an interest in both business and law - worlds that Widger has bridged. The funds also will endow a professor who will be based in the School of Law but work across disciplines and create an "innovation fund" for new academic programs, school officials said.
"Giving to the law school has been on a tremendous upward momentum, and we see Chuck's gift as the capstone that will further propel us forward," said John Gotanda, dean of the law school, to be known as the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
The gift comes as many law schools around the country have coped with declining enrollment. It also gives Villanova's law school a boost as it overcomes a 2011 grade-inflation scandal that led to the departure of some administrators.
Villanova's law school enrolls 492 students, down from 725 in 2011.” [Emphasis mine]
You're welcome, bitches! Scroll down to this comical conclusion:
“Founded in 1953, the law school counts among its graduates lawyers at some of the region's leading law firms, as well as former Gov. Ed Rendell. The school was rocked in 2011 when Villanova disclosed that a handful of administrators had inflated admissions data of incoming students to boost the law school's U.S. News & World Report rankings. Those administrators are gone.
The school purposely downsized over the last few years as the market for lawyers declined, said Gotanda, who became dean in 2011.
"We're to the point where we think we are just the right size," he said.” [Emphasis mine]
Sure, you pigs deliberately took in smaller class sizes – in the same way that losers choose not to ask out the pretty brunette in the office, i.e. the same woman who wouldn’t notice if their ass was on fire. Quit trying to pass the drop in enrollment off as something that you jackals planned.
The Cesspool’s Press Release: On January 20, 2016, the dung heap posted a release that was labeled “$25 Million Gift Designated for the Villanova University School of Law from Alumnus Charles Widger, Esq. ’73 VLS.”
“Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, today announced a transformative $25 million leadership gift to its School of Law from alumnus Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 VLS, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital.
This investment is the largest ever to the Law School and the second largest in the University’s history. In recognition, the School will be named the “Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.” With this designation, the Law School becomes the first named school at Villanova University.
“Charles Widger’s historic gift recognizes the strength of Villanova’s Law School—our faculty, students and our alumni—and the unwavering belief in its future,” said the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, Villanova University President. “The gift will propel our Law School forward to new heights, and I am pleased and honored that the School will now and forever be connected to the Widger name.”
This commitment will further strengthen the School of Law’s forward momentum and its position as a leader in legal education.” [Emphasis mine]
Enough with the hyperbole, morons. For your own sake, please use some breath mints, when you are done worshiping this man's ass. This large donation will not magically transform the school from a mediocre garbage disposal site to a stellar institution.
The Commode’s Ranking: Surely, this school must have one hell of a reputation, in order to attract such a big-ass donation. Well, US “News” & World Report rates Villanova Univer$iTTy Charle$ Widger Sewer of Law as the 87th greatest, most remarkable and exceptional law school in the entire damn country! In fact, it “only” shares this distinction with the following six toilets: Northeastern, Rutgers-Newark, St. Louis University, SUNY Buffalo, Syracuse, and the “University” of New Hampshire. What a tremendous accomplishment, huh?!?!
Tuition: As you can see, the bitches and hags are charging 1st year, full-time law students a total of $42,540 in tuition and fees – for the 2015-2016 school year. Somehow, I doubt that this $25 million contribution/purchase of naming rights to the trash pit’s coffers will help defray the cost of attendance for most of the students enrolled in this garbage pile.
Conclusion: This is such a great story. After all, there is such a shortage of academic buildings named after rich, white guys in this country! It’s nice to see such a large “gift” go to a “non-profit institution of higher learning,” right?! For $ome rea$on, these wealthy donors don’t shell out serious cash to have food pantries named after them. I suppose that these old fossils feel that would not be as “prestigious” as plastering their names on a law school – even if it happens to be merely ranked as the 87th “best” toilet in the nation.
Posted by Nando at 4:59 AM