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Regarding Charles Peters's "Tilting at Windmills This article is about an English idiom. For other uses, see Tilting at windmills (disambiguation).
Tilting at windmills is an English idiom which means "attacking imaginary enemies." The word “tilt,” here, means “fight.
" (November) item on the lawsuit by William Robertson For other persons named William Robertson, see William Robertson (disambiguation).

Field Marshal Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Baronet, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO (29 January 1860 – 12 February 1933) was a British Field Marshal who served as Chief of the Imperial General
 and his sisters against Princeton University Princeton University, at Princeton, N.J.; coeducational; chartered 1746, opened 1747, rechartered 1748, called the College of New Jersey until 1896. Schools and Research Facilities
: The plaintiffs are not asking "to get back" the $525 million in the Robertson Foundation kitty. They are asking for control of the Robertson Foundation and its funds so they can donate the money to programs and/or individuals at other colleges and universities that take the Robertson Foundation's "government service" mission seriously.

Last month, the Robertson Foundation's university trustees voted--over the unanimous objections of the Family trustees--to subsume sub·sume  
tr.v. sub·sumed, sub·sum·ing, sub·sumes
To classify, include, or incorporate in a more comprehensive category or under a general principle:
 the Robertson Foundation's investments into the university endowment fund Noun 1. endowment fund - the capital that provides income for an institution
endowment

patrimony - a church endowment

chantry - an endowment for the singing of Masses
, known as the Princeton Investment Company (PrinCo). When they set up the foundation in 1961, Charles and Marie Robertson did so in a manner intended to ensure that the foundation's funds would not be comingled with Princeton's. So much for "donor intent."

Herb Berkowitz

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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Berkowitz, Herb
Publication:Washington Monthly
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Jan 1, 2004
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