Msnbc commentator stiffs the university of toledo

Obviously, many of us who post on SB don't agree on all topics. But I'd like to think that we all have a sense of responsibility that would motivate us to pull through on our promises.

Such is not the case with former BET and current MSNBC commentator Jeff Johnson. Johnson attended the University of Toledo in the early 1990s. He has periodically come back to UT to give speeches and to assist with the Africana Studies program.

In 2011, Johnson was honored at a special Black Alumni Weekend Homecoming event. An announcement was made that he was donating $10,000 to establish a scholarship for Africana Studies majors. It was a big deal and the UT Foundation feted Johnson at several events over that weekend.

Just one problem--Johnson has never actually given a dime of what he promised.

Maybe we should expect as much from an MSNBC person, but has he no conscience? Wouldn't you feel guilty that people were honoring you for making that contribution and you haven't pulled through on your end of the promise?

I guess this type of thing happens occasionally--in fact, a local fundraiser told me that there are Toledoans who are habitual deadbeat high-dollar "contributors." Their mothers taught them better!

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Sounds like a good union man to me. Maybe he considers donations the same as dues

Is there a source for this info, Galt, or do you have some sort of insider information?

Bahahhahahaha HM, you are so funny, expecting the right-wingers to cite sources or even know what constitutes a credible source.

If you don't want to believe me, it won't hurt my feelings.

Just asking a question. No need to get testy, I am not going to out you or anything on your UT connections, professor.

As a hypothetical, if I spouted off some story about how I saw Sean Hannity stealing bran muffins from a soup kitchen, do you think a few people might want a link or two?

Chill out, pal.

Besides, I am pro-Second Amendment, so you and I have more in common than you might think. I just realized I have one of your books on my shelf; small world.

This just off the FoxNews wire. Shawn Hannity was caught stealing bran muffins from a soup kitchen. Some people also say on SwampBubbles that the University of Toledo was stiffed by a unethical Dem commentator. The secretive anonymous informant gives us his fact filled account here at 11 . Fair and balanced.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Just a few edits that will assist you with future postings:

"Shawn Hannity" = Sean Hannity (might try Google)
"a unethical" = an unethical (check that vowel sound rule)
"fact filled account" = fact-filled account

You're welcome!

The little hyphen, largely unnoticed, quietly goes about its job of making sure compound adjectives complete their assignment. A Hyphen Appreciation Day is long overdue.

Patience is a great virtue.

Yet you would demand to see Obama's long form birth certificate, am I right?

I think that there are two contribution situations that are well-known to UT employees for not materializing to the extent the contributors have promised--Galt has hit upon one and the other may or may not be related to the naming of a college. The difference seems to be that one contributor apparently hasn't given any money and the latter involves a relatively small partial payment.

UT is a public institution and information like this can be obtained.

I perused the UT scholarship website and did not find any Africana Studies or Jeff Johnson scholarship (although there is reference to such a scholarship on the Africana Studies page--which would support the idea that it is supposed to exist, but the money must not be there for it to be offered).

I agree that most of us wouldn't be able to live with ourselves knowing that we were given credit for something that we never pulled through on.

I did see a cached Google page of a donors list from 2011 that lists a "Jeff Johnson" in the big money donor category (scroll to page 5 near the top of the second column). Of course, I do not know if this list denotes actual received donations or if the list gets published based on promised donations.

BTW: do you know the building-naming donation sleazebag? If we are in the mode of calling out the cannot-follow-through-on-promises jerks, let's make the thread more interesting.

The fellowship is endowed so maybe he's the one who did the endowing- The Jeff Johnson Endowed Fellowship has two goals. First, it seeks to increase the awareness of African American students about career opportunities in environmental professions. African Americans disproportionately have environmental hazards in their communities and are less inclined to be on a track for rapidly expanding green careers. Second, the fellowship, available since 2011, provides financial support to such students for tuition, fees, and books. Fellows will have opportunities to work with Jeff on his media productions, particularly those associated with issues directly related to the environment. Jeff will also help open doors for students to be in position to assume key leadership positions related to the environment in the nonprofit, public, and private sector.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

"Endowed" is in the name of the scholarship; however, it's never received the funding to become endowed (it is interesting that it continues to be advertised on the UT web page).

Here is the list of endowed scholarships at UT (endowed=ability to offer):

http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships/general.html

http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships/index.html
(Africana Studies is in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences)

Which one of you Mitt Romney Wannabes that post on here are the most pathetic looking for attention, but you have to be near the top of the list! LOL

"Mitt Romney Wannabes WHO post on here...."

You're welcome--anytime.

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