I don’t know about you and the gift is surely a very good thing, but there’s just something about the name Icahn and a Medical School that just sounds odd and I guess I think that way due to all the news about him over the past years being the one who battled corporate boards for years. He does sit on the board and already has one building named after him at Mount Sinai so soon whether it’s a sports arena, drag racing strip or hospital research, they will all have new names in time. BD
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn has pledged a lifetime total of nearly $200 million to the Mount Sinai medical complex in upper Manhattan, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine is being renamed in his honor.
The medical school will be called the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after his most recent pledge of $150 million, the largest in Mount Sinai's history and "among the biggest ever given to a medical school," according to a statement by the hospital on Thursday.