David H. Koch, a billionaire philanthropist and MIT graduate known as much for his conservative activism as for his generosity, had attended dozens of these meetings, but had never been so moved. “I got a tear in my eye,” he said.
Koch, who had already given the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about $150 million for research and faculty positions, decided to spend $20 million more on day care.
On Friday, the David H. Koch Childcare Center will be dedicated, in a celebration that highlights a major and ongoing shift in universities’ thinking about recruiting and retaining people who do world-class research. The best professors, scientists, and researchers are not just minds, universities have increasingly acknowledged; they have families, too.
The new center will serve 126 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It nearly doubles MIT’s day-care slots on campus.
Nothing like working the white elites at MIT to death at a different level than in all his coal mines. Nothing like separating mothers from their kids for 18 hours a day? etc. while mom works on new Technology to make David Koch richer.
Hell, Mike Bloomberg has already given over a billion to his alma mater Johns Hopkins. Koch for being richer than Bloomberg is one cheap son of a bitch when it comes to his alma mater MIT etc. lol