I thought this forum was a little more civilized than some others I read. I was at the dinner, have a copy of the check and a photo. For the benefit of some of you, I wrote the Development Administration Director, Thomas Reed for clarification rather than bicker back and forth:
Was the pledge by Kappa Alpha Psi an actual pledge or a donation? What was the amount? If the amount was $450,000, isn't that newsworthy?
This was Mr. Reed's response and along with the picture of the check, my presence and the word from the administration, I will continue to be proud of my fraternity and my school.
This is indeed newsworthy and we will be publicizing the gift internally and to local media.
Director of University Relations