This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Naming-Rights Edition

26 January 2008 at 4:35 pm 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

You want your name associated with a university but can’t afford to fund a building, classroom, or endowed professorship. Not to worry, there are other options:

It’s an offer the University of Colorado couldn’t flush away: A Boulder venture capitalist paid $25,000 for the naming rights to a bathroom in the Boulder campus’ ATLAS building.

And so it is that the second-floor men’s bathroom in the high-tech hub now has Brad Feld’s name on it and a plaque with some words of wisdom from the donor: “The best ideas often come at inconvenient times. Don’t ever close your mind to them.” . . .

“I just wanted a plaque outside of the men’s room to inspire people as they walk in to do their business,” Feld said.

Perhaps this should be our next continuing series.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. TheDeeZone  |  26 January 2008 at 4:44 pm

    That is funny. In grad school each invidiual unit in housing was named.

  • 2. Joseph Mahoney  |  26 January 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I’ve posed nude for a photographer in the manner of
    Rodin’s Thinker, but I merely looked constipated.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

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