Greg and Susan Gianforte
BUTTE — Despite receiving a petition circulated on Change.org that garnered more than 400 signatures, Montana Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter said Greg and Susan Gianforte are still slated to give the school’s commencement address May 17.
BUTTE — Montana Tech caused a stir last week when it announced its speakers for the spring commencement ceremony. Greg and Susan Gianforte are Bozeman millionaires who founded RightNow Technologies and are leading efforts to get more Montana kids involved in the sciences.
BUTTE — Some faculty and students at Montana Tech plan an unprecedented boycott of the university’s spring commencement in protest of the ceremony’s featured speakers, a wealthy couple from Bozeman whose critics say have radical social and religious views.
HELENA -- Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte and his wife, Susan, pledged Tuesday to donate $4.6 million to provide hundreds of scholarships to low- and moderate-income Montana children to attend private K-12 schools of their choice here over the next four years.