There is overwhelming proof, both in theory and in practice, that capitalism results in untold prosperity and that socialism results in poverty, misery and tyranny. So while reading about Chavez latest power grab and Venezuela's slide into a socialist dictatorship, it seems unimaginable that anyone could still uphold Marxism. Yet, American universities are dominated by those who uphold socialism and virulently condemn capitalism as evil, imperialist, racist, buzzword, buzzword, etc.
To anyone that donates money to a university, be aware of what you are supporting. Read the above linked article and imagine the death and suffering that has and will continue to result from the Chavez regime and from the Chavez's, Castro's, Mao's, Pol Pot's, Stalin's, and Hitler's of the future. Understand that these men, whose bloody reigns of terror caused the deaths of hundreds of millions of people, imported Marxism from German philosophers via Western universities. Also consider how these ideas in American universities continue to infect our culture and how close the ideologies of the Democrat and Republican candidates are in principle to Chavez.
Chavez has imposed price controls, nationalized businesses, taken over the press, blacklisted opposition candidates and formed a "citizen militia" which is code for a death squad. America is not at this point quite yet, but in principle, a "windfall profit tax" on oil companies, the nationalization of the medical profession, nationalization of the banking industry through the Federal Reserve system, higher taxes on the "wealthy", "hate-speech" codes, Sarbanes-Oxley, vast restrictions or outright takings of private property under environmental regulations, price controls in the form of "price-gouging" laws, penalites on successful businesses in the name of "anti-trust" and innumerable taxes and regulations that affect every aspect of life in America are all policies predicated upon the precepts of Marxism or more generally collectivism.
Chavez is simply a more consistent practitioner of the same ideas upheld by American university professors and their stooges in politics.