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The University of Virginia’s board recently, at the behest of some major donors, fired the President of the university. Slate magazine covers the story in detail entitled “Strategic Mumblespeak”. While there are many stories of donors excercising increasingly large influence over major public institutions that receive public funds, this case illustrates the downside to the reputation of donors who act in such a fashion. The firing has caused demonstrations and harsh criticisms of the board of the university.