Thursday, July 26, 2007

Money Denied for Ayn Rand Chair

At Philosophy Now, a news blurb:

Uni Rejects Ayn Rand Money

The cash-strapped philosophy department at McGill University in Montreal was recently offered a very large sum of money to create a new chair of philosophy. The only restriction by the donor was that it be the Ayn Rand Chair for the study of Ayn Rand's philosophy. McGill tried to persuade the donor to permit a more general area of study, but to no avail. Consequently the offer was eventually withdrawn; a Montreal newspaper commented that "integrity triumphs over big money at McGill."

I am always glad to see people sticking to their guns. I'm glad there was no compromise on the use of the grant money.

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