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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  1. Posted by Student Unionists | July 23, 2012 at 6:03 PM

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

  2. Posted by Guest | July 23, 2012 at 6:11 PM

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

  3. Posted by VonSloneker | July 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    That was a wicked googly

  4. Posted by merkin_capital | July 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Protester 1: Profit?

    Josh: Fancy word for money.

  5. Posted by Guest | July 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM


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

  6. Posted by Dow30Thou | July 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    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. Posted by Guest | July 23, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    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. Posted by jj mcnettyry | July 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Give back his donations. Raise tuition now!

  9. Posted by pretzel logic trader | July 24, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    cheers bess. i appreciate that.

    – Dimond

  10. Posted by SuckIt | July 24, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    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

  11. Posted by Stephen | July 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Bates grad?

  12. Posted by Dad | July 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Get your ass back to home economics.

  13. Posted by PedigreedGuy | July 24, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    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?

  14. Posted by Big Daddy | July 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    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.

  15. Posted by Dad | July 24, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    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.

  16. Posted by guestosaurus | July 24, 2012 at 9:04 AM

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

  17. Posted by leeminbrahs | July 24, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    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

  18. Posted by Oh baby | July 24, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Here at Patriach, we call that a "vacation day."

  19. Posted by Mark B. | July 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    <img src=""/&gt; Someone's brave enough to stand up i must say.<img src=""/&gt;

  20. Posted by Guest | July 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    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.


  21. Posted by Guest | July 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM

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

  22. Posted by SellingLow | July 24, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    I love playing catch! Throw away!

    -UBS Fun Times Quant

  23. Posted by Pledgemaster | July 24, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Thank you sir, may I have another!

    – Libor

  24. Posted by NoMoreKoolade | July 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    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

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

    – Sarcasm

  27. Posted by Guest | July 25, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    His tie is awfully long

  28. Posted by guest | July 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    You're a fucking idiot.

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