Wow! That is so generous and very commendable!
This is great news - even if it's BYU.[I'm a Weber State grad.]Having been at Boeing in Seattle the last 23 years - I've seen our Aerospace
Engineering work force dwindle to 50% American. The rest come many from India,
China, Russia, Pakistan and a few others.A friend of mine doing
Graduate level Engineering at the University of Washington told me he was the
only one in class born and raised in American. Even his instructor was from
India.China is nuclear and has even put men into orbit.All
this has completely flipped in just the last 30 years.Make me wonder
what the world will look like for my kids and grandkids.
I especially like the focus on the global aspect - hopefully this will include
creating more interdisciplinary programs at the university.Now if
only more millionaires and billionaires would step up and start funding these
types of programs and initiatives.
@ LDS Aerospace Engineer:Hopefully the world for your kids and grandkids
will look very ethnically diverse with no one caring about anyone's ethnicity.
I'd like to see a comparable donation go to establish a department, or a degree,
for the training and preparation for people to small business owners. Small
business owners are on their own, school don't teach much that helps them
(everything is geared to the big companies, the "global" stuff, etc),
or prepares them to be successful small business owners.
it's good to know Iowa is very ethnically diverse. I think the point was, what
are the next generations going to do if all the jobs and opportunities in this
country are going to foreigners? you might to ask yourself what Iowans are going
to do when all farms are being run by chinese, indians, mexicans etc.? Maybe
moving to those countries is the hope of future generations
The headline reads that the Weidman's "gives back" $10M. Did BYU give
the money to them in the first place?
Mendel | 3:43 p.m. March 3, 2011 Iowa City, IA @ LDS Aerospace
Engineer:Hopefully the world for your kids and grandkids will look very
ethnically diverse with no one caring about anyone's ethnicity. ===================== What the heck? YOu are completely off topic
there Mendel.How did you twist that into a question about ethnic
background?Seattle - you know, Melting Pot of the West Coast???Ultra Liberal - [which I consider myself to lean.]It was a
question about U.S. technical superiority over the next 30 years for my kids and
grandkids.America has become a follower - we are no longer a world
Leader.We're still flying the Space Shuttle -- designed and built 40
years ago.Our USAF still flies B-52s and KC-135s designed and built 60
years ago.Boeing became #2 in the world to Europe's AirBus 15 years
ago.Nothing ethnic my friend, just a question about good old
American ingenuity going the way side. Has been....That's all.
I wonder how much more could be accomplihed if the school would have used this
money to hire a few more people to do work around the school to improve things
and provide tax benefits to the school and the donators and help families to
durvive better and longer. Just putting your name up in lights is not going to
do much good with few benefits coming from it.
Re: DR Hall | 1:05 a.m. March 4, 2011 Dave Weidman's $10M donation
will involve hiring people. The nice thing about be rich enough to donate $10M
is that you and you alone can decide how you want the money used.His
donation will be greatly appreciated.
Weidman should have paid more taxes.The Federal Government could
have put this $10,000,000 to better use.
Tom, you're so funny!!I like how it says that the Center will bear
his name only after a little arm twisting. Come on! I give $10M, my name's
going up in NEON.... :-)
Any time a former Utah student, (and I don't care which school they attended,
where they came from, or what degree they pursued), returns to his/her alma
mater with a $10 million dollar contribution back to the advancement of future
students' educations, that is a wonderful, amazing and generous benefit to our
young people. Most who commended got it! Then there are those that
did not -- and never will! Joane WhitePrice, Utah
re: LDS Aerospace Engineer | 2:12 p.m. March 3, 2011 The post came
across as being somewhat ethnically biased to me as well.If you are
so concerned about the future; Learn Mandarin, Urdu, Hindi, etc...Though, I agree about the future of American innovation & ingenuity. Kids
today IMO see a career in investment banking, etc... as the ticket to easy
street. As we have seen, that industry left unchecked is dangerous.