The University was going to buy that scoreboard with or without this donation. With all the attention the story has brought, I just feel that it makes the school look bad to tap into these specific funds for the purchase. It’s obvious that they know it looks bad, and so included this in the press release about it:“In the last 15 months of his life Morin lived in an assisted living center where he started watching football games on television, mastering the rules and names of the players and teams.” That seems a little fishy to me.
I’m very happy about the bulk of the donation going to expand career services, especially since a friend of mine works in that department. As an alumna who donates to the school, I’m glad that I specify the use of my funds so that I know where they’re going and who is putting them to use.