College divestment campaigns may alienate alumni

To the editor: One potential impact that I think this article overlooked is the loss of financial support from alumni like myself and scores of other donors. ("More colleges under pressure to divest, though effect is debatable," Jan. 21) When UCLA's undergraduate student government made headlines two months ago by demanding university divestment from Israel, I heard from many others who had the same reaction I did: If UCLA follows through on this idea, the university will never see another dime from any of us. In November, my wife wrote a letter to UCLA Chancellor Gene Block expressing the same sentiment, and fortunately the chancellor's office replied that it does...