More offensive than schmuck, the word putz its the nastiest Yiddish slang term term for male genitalia. It is also a termed used for a truly worthless person. To students and supporters of the Brooklyn College School of Business, Dean William Hopkins fits the putz profile perfectly.
According to the NY Post the Dean turned down a $10 million dollar grant from the Koch brothers because he didn’t like their conservative politics. There were no politics involved in the grant.
Langbert was so upset that he fired off a letter to members of the state Senate Education Committee protesting the school’s refusal to take the donation.
“The Charles G. Koch Foundation has repeatedly called Brooklyn College and me personally with an offer of as much as a $10 million grant,” he told the senators. “This grant would have been considerably larger than any that I have seen in my nearly quarter century of teaching.”
This isn’t the first time that liberals have tried to stop Charles and David Koch from doing good with their combined $100 billion fortune.
Activists from the NAACP and the hospital-employee union SEIU Local 1199 in March protested their $100 million donation to build a new wing for cancer patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
The Kochs are despised by Democrats for pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into political advocacy groups helping to elect Republicans and attacking liberal causes.
Despite this, Langbert says that he, Brooklyn College and the Koch Foundation had been in discussions for nearly a year about establishing a financial center at Brooklyn College — possibly in partnership with the CUNY Graduate Center, correspondence obtained by The Post reveals.
After months of talks, the project stalled, Langbert said. So, in a June 9 e-mail, he asked Hopkins to “fish or cut bait [accept or reject the proposal].”
Hopkins responded: “I will have to ‘cut bait’ on this project. I need to focus my attention on the task I was hired to do; get the School of Business accredited.”
“I have never seen a dean not interested in a $10,000 grant, much less a $10 million one,” Langbert said.
According to the post Dean William Hopkins chose his political ideology over the needs of his school. If the story turns out to be 100% true the Dean is a putz.
Note to the Koch brothers…I will take your money.