March USU Faculty Senate meeting tables discussion on Koch gift

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In February 2018 the Utah State University Faculty Senate voted to examine a $50 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation. A task force was created for that responsibility and later recommended a resolution for the senate’s consideration.

After an extended discussion Monday afternoon during its monthly meeting, the senate voted to table the discussion on the resolution. Sociology Professor Steve Daniels said more time and more information were needed.

Monday’s senate session did not include a scheduled vote on the resolution which then would have been submitted to USU President Noelle Cockett.

Senate President Becki Lawver said carrying the issue over to the April meeting gives the task force more time.

USU received the Huntsman-Koch gift in May, 2017.

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1 Comment

  • Warren s Pugh March 8, 2019 at 3:09 am Reply

    More time? Does this not go back to 2017?
    If not, why can’t these bright professors
    perform this task in 12 rather than 14 mos?
    This is reminiscent of Rider U who thinks
    the very successful Chick Fil A does not rise
    high enough to meet its standards. What blarney.

    If USU is searching for
    flaws in a business’s humanitarian motives
    and it takes one-three years to make their
    pious evaluation then it surprises this oldster
    that Eccles, the Brothers and Huntsman even
    look at USU.

    It is time for USU and every college in the U.S.
    to stop talking about the cost of college and
    reduce the obscene $$$ invested in “figure-
    heads” ($19,000/month) and egregious text-
    book costs.

    In the meantime let’s become more concerned
    with CO2 than hot air. Up on the hill they should
    know climate change is simply what we call a
    “constant” +-.

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