“And who should stop giving them money?”
Alumni??? At least those alums who went there and may be sending or considering sending their own kids there precisely because it is supposed to be a Catholic college?
Unlike state colleges, private colleges are very dependent on alumni donations/bequests. They very likely receive substantial support also from Catholic organizations.
My opinion would be that the early exit of their #1 seed team in the NCAA tournament will impact donations far more than this.
That is to say that the alumni is not supporting the decision?
I received a world class education there. GU still has one of the finest ROTC programs in the country, and they always attract dozens of students who win those scholarships. I think the strong presence of ROTC keeps GU from going off the cliff culturally.
My two oldest kids wanted to stay closer to home, and I think I scared them off with my stories of how hard I worked to graduate in 4 years. I changed my major to Public Accounting the spring of my sophomore year, necessitating taking a load of 21 hours three of my last four semesters.
My youngest son (11) is a good Texas boy, and is adamant about matriculating at UT-Austin. LOL! In a way, that's good, because he'll need to finish in the top 8% of his class to qualify.