If you want prima facie evidence of how the controversy surrounding the Koch Brothers “gift” to Florida State University, look no further than this Washington Post story examining the deal. The money shot:
?othing is better [for a university president] than unrestricted cash, but nothing is worse than for the university to become a holding company for someone else? ideas and money,?he said.
The very existence of this kind of story — a story sure to damage the academic reputation of FSU — is why the deal with the Koch Brothers is so harmful.