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Colby College Protesters Don’t Want (Any More Of) Bob Diamond’s Dirty Money

Protesters at Colby College on Saturday afternoon called on the administration to “restore Colby’s moral compass” and demand the resignation of Robert E. Diamond Jr., chairman of the college’s board of trustees…Among the roughly dozen demonstratoers, Josh Lawrence, of Farmingdale, said college officials should acknowledge that millions in donations to Colby came from alleged illegal profits to Barclays and, in turn, Diamond. “They should make a public statement and not take money from him again and remove him as the chairman,” Therrien said. A Colby spokesman said earlier this month that the college is “mindful” of Diamond’s situation. “Nothing that’s emerged from these stories has changed Bob’s relationship with the college,” Colby spokesman Michael Kiser said in a story published July 14 in the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. “He’s long, long been a valuable supporter and a great leader for the board of trustees.” [Morning Sentinel via Counterparties]

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35 Responses to “Colby College Protesters Don’t Want (Any More Of) Bob Diamond’s Dirty Money”

  1. Student Unionists says:

    Our demands: Give back his donations. Raise tuition now!

    • SuckIt says:

      In this case, yes, he's not so large a donor that we can't take the hit. Throw the fucking crook out. How you assholes think there's room for debate on this is proof that the government should throw the fucking book at you.

      Cc student

      • Dad says:

        Get your ass back to home economics.

        • Big Daddy says:

          What kind of shitty ass dad wants their kid to go back to home ec where he'll be a fairy?

          -Dad who wants his kid to go back to shop class.

          • Dad says:

            It was that or philosophy. Atleast this way his coworkers will get some decent cookies on the off chance he makes it into work after staying up all night singing Kumbayah at the vegan co-op.

          • NoMoreKoolade says:

            Uhm no, phd candidate and former trader who would be pissed that a paycheck would be affected by someone else (CEO included) dicking around. Take your stereotypes and shove them, and get that asshole out of here. Masochists, you could just pay someone to kick you in the nuts instead of sympathizing with your abuser. Argh, this is a waste of time,

            Cc student

          • guest says:

            Agreed.

          • Guest says:

            Because most successful traders i know throw in the towel for their PhD … esp one from CC

            – Sarcasm

          • guest says:

            You're a fucking idiot.

      • guestosaurus says:

        first become an A student, then maybe we'll listen

      • SellingLow says:

        I love playing catch! Throw away!

        -UBS Fun Times Quant

  2. Guest says:

    What's next? UConn complaining about how he's sullying the reputation of their prestigious MBA program?

  3. VonSloneker says:

    That was a wicked googly

  4. merkin_capital says:

    Protester 1: Profit?

    Josh: Fancy word for money.

  5. Guest says:

    "LIBOR"

    -Colby college student who didn't know what Libor is until a month ago

  6. Dow30Thou says:

    Yeah I rushed the LIBOR house at Colby, but I quit cause they were arbitrarily setting beer prices at whatever the hell they wanted.

    -Cricket Bro

  7. Guest says:

    Photographer: OK, now I want you to stand…uhhh…over there, by that blank wall. Right! Now, let's see, put that stick..uhhh…bat on your shoulder. No, your other shoulder. OK, now put your other hand in your pocket. Great! Now give me some teeth. Show me those choppers, Bugs! Oh, that's Gold! GOLD!

  8. jj mcnettyry says:

    Give back his donations. Raise tuition now!

  9. pretzel logic trader says:

    cheers bess. i appreciate that.

    – Dimond

  10. PedigreedGuy says:

    I'm confused… Let's all backup for a second – did he lose his job because they could no longer sweep the libor thing OR his colby education under the carpet?

  11. leeminbrahs says:

    Barcap execs use that paddle on interns during the summer. Bob Diamond puts on "No more Mr. Nice Guy" and spanks interns, while he grins from ear to ear.

    -Intern with a sore ass

  12. Mark B. says:

    <img src="http://www.mynewcarquote.us/ikea/is.jpg"/&gt; Someone's brave enough to stand up i must say.<img src="http://www.mynewcarquote.us/xbox/vi.jpg"/&gt;

  13. Guest says:

    Hi Bess

    I believe the word "of" should be in parentheses in the title along with the words "Any More".. Please fix ASAP as I am obsessing over it and becoming extremely uncomfortable.

    Cheers

  14. Guest says:

    Who wants a job at Barclays anyway when there are plenty of openings selling snowshoes at the Gorp-O-Rama.

  15. Pledgemaster says:

    Thank you sir, may I have another!

    – Libor

  16. Guest says:

    His tie is awfully long

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