Saturday, April 12, 2008

BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST CO

From Matthew Keenan's article, CEOs Pushing Ayn Rand Studies Use Money to Overcome Resistance.

The charitable arm of BB&T Corp., a banking company, pledged $1 million to the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2005 and obtained an agreement that Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" would become required reading for students. Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, say they also took grants and agreed to teach Rand. (Bloomberg, 04/11/08.)


For more on BB&T, read this post.