$5 million to Wesleyan for Blogging (not really, but almost)

Alum drops $5 million on new center at Wesleyan:

The founder of the much-buzzed-about political news website The Politico and his wife will give $5 million to Wesleyan University.

The money will be used to create a new academic center devoted to changes in politics, the media, business and other aspects of public life. It will be named for Robert Allbritton, a 1992 graduate, and his wife, Elena Allbritton, a 1993 graduate.

Robert Allbritton could not be reached for comment on Friday, the day the gift was announced. In a press release heralding the donation, he said he was proud to be a part of the new venture.

“Public life is changing, in part because new media have accelerated the exchange of ideas among leaders in government, business, the arts and sciences, and grassroots activism,” Allbritton said. “I am proud to think that The Politico supports and informs this exchange. I believe that the Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan also can help us understand and elevate our evolving public discourse.”

The center will take over the space in historic Davenport Hall, which is currently used as a student center.

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24 thoughts on “$5 million to Wesleyan for Blogging (not really, but almost)

  1. Anonymous

    Wikipedia, nice journalist investigation dipshit. You might actually want to take some of this new department’s courses.

  2. Anonymous

    Wikipedia, nice journalist investigation dipshit. You might actually want to take some of this new department’s courses.

  3. Anonymous

    whatev, yo. we’ll make it our own. it’s much more spiteful to use his money and building for reasons other than he intended

  4. Anonymous

    whatev, yo. we’ll make it our own. it’s much more spiteful to use his money and building for reasons other than he intended

  5. Anonymous

    We should just reject all money that people offer us. Fuckin’ capitalists. Dirty bastards.

  6. Anonymous

    We should just reject all money that people offer us. Fuckin’ capitalists. Dirty bastards.

  7. Anonymous

    If only Politico wasn’t a pseudo journalistic front with absolutely no integrity or ingenuity in its ranks. And it would be even nicer if this wasnt all part of the blood money put into the bank owned by our esteemed alumni. Google him, then look at the lawsuits of families of the “desaparecidos” in Chile. Way to go Wes, lets take money from a money launderer for third world despots cum pseudo news provider.

  8. Anonymous

    If only Politico wasn’t a pseudo journalistic front with absolutely no integrity or ingenuity in its ranks. And it would be even nicer if this wasnt all part of the blood money put into the bank owned by our esteemed alumni. Google him, then look at the lawsuits of families of the “desaparecidos” in Chile. Way to go Wes, lets take money from a money launderer for third world despots cum pseudo news provider.

  9. Anonymous

    oy…not so fast . wikipedia says “The Politico is a Washington, D.C.-based political journalism organization that distributes its content via television, the internet, newspaper, and radio. Its coverage includes Congress, Washington lobbying, and the 2008 presidential election.[1] They were a sponsor of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s 2008 Republican Presidential Candidates debate on May 3, 2007.John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left The Washington Post to become The Politico’s editor-in-chief and executive editor, respectively. The Politico is financed by Robert Allbritton, chairman and chief executive of Allbritton Communications, which owns television stations in Washington and elsewhere. Frederick J. Ryan Jr., former Assistant to U.S. President Ronald Reagan[2], and currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, is president and CEO of The Politico.[3]”Just what we need…Reaganites in Davenport.

  10. Anonymous

    oy…not so fast . wikipedia says

    “The Politico is a Washington, D.C.-based political journalism organization that distributes its content via television, the internet, newspaper, and radio. Its coverage includes Congress, Washington lobbying, and the 2008 presidential election.[1] They were a sponsor of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library’s 2008 Republican Presidential Candidates debate on May 3, 2007.
    John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left The Washington Post to become The Politico’s editor-in-chief and executive editor, respectively. The Politico is financed by Robert Allbritton, chairman and chief executive of Allbritton Communications, which owns television stations in Washington and elsewhere. Frederick J. Ryan Jr., former Assistant to U.S. President Ronald Reagan[2], and currently chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, is president and CEO of The Politico.[3]”

    Just what we need…Reaganites in Davenport.

  11. Justin

    Yes! Finally, something new and interesting at Wesleyan that doesn’t involve the sciences!

  12. Justin

    Yes! Finally, something new and interesting at Wesleyan that doesn’t involve the sciences!

  13. Brian

    I hope they get the Center for Public Life set up quick… I bet there would be some interesting courses coming out of there.

  14. Brian

    I hope they get the Center for Public Life set up quick… I bet there would be some interesting courses coming out of there.

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