First Topic – Gifts to Notre Dame plunged $120M during year of Obama’s appearance. Just the economy?
Contributions to the University of Notre Dame fell by over $120 million, or roughly 30%, during the fiscal year in which President Barack Obama was awarded an honorary degree. Several dozen bishops criticized the university’s decision during the months preceding the May 17, 2009, commencement ceremony, and an alumni group called for the withholding of donations. Is it just the economy or is there more to the story? David DiFranco, Notre Dame graduate and Spokesman for ReplaceJenkins.com has done the research and has the numbers.
Second Topic – Finance Friday: “Inside Job”
Today we continue our series intended to fully explore the practical, political, moral and philosophical underpinnings of the financial meltdown of 2008. Our guide will be Dr. Max Torres and each “Financial Friday” we will be using as a base of discussion, one book written on an aspect of the financial crisis. Today, we mix things up a bit and review the documentary “Inside Job.”