Offer to help, get your hand chewed off
Recently, the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State contacted Art Pope, head of the John W. Pope Foundation, about the prospect for the Foundation funding some new programs. They had a cordial meeting, but when the idea of accepting any money from the Pope Foundation, even for money to support foreign-language programs, was brought up with the faculty, the Angry Left pitched a fit.Here is the story that ran in the Raleigh News & Observer.
Here is the story from the local lefty tabloid. (Professor Taylor says that he was not accurately quoted.)
Conclusion: When given the choice of obtaining additional funding for academic programs or venting their anger at people who disagree with them, the leftist faculty prefers the anger. A Pavlovian response, I think.