Monday, June 26, 2006

Billions and billions and billions ...

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has just announced he'll donate most of his wealth -- about $37 billion -- to various charities, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

And the interim chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder plans to announce at 2 p.m. today whether CU will fire ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill. UPDATE: CU has notified Churchill of its intention to fire him, as of 3 p.m. Central.

See? The news isn't always bad.


SingingSkies said...

What!?! You mean you-all aren't intentionally trying to bludgeon us to death with gloom and doom? *chuckle*

Bookworm said...

I know my thinking is snotty, but I'm not that impressed with his generosity. It's a big number, but he's still got $5billion left behind. He got rid of the excess. That is, there was nothing in what he did that amounted to giving 'til it hurts. (Which isn't to say that it wasn't a nice gesture, of course.)