Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Phil Knight lashes out on firing

From the Portland Business Journal:

"It deeply saddens me that some people in power in our state continue to drive Oregon into a death spiral with their embrace of mediocrity. It’s yet another application of Oregon’s Assisted Suicide law.
For the Chancellor and the State Board of Higher Education, a 'team player' is someone who falls in line with their acceptance of mediocrity, and the one who strives for excellence does not fit in. Let us hope that the Oregon community can take this astonishingly bad decision and recognize that it does not have to define us. We still have the collective capacity to rise up and do great things."

The UO receives more money from private donors than it does from the state. Do not underestimate the impact of this action on the university's relationship with donors. Many of these donors are in a position to use their clout to push back on this action. Let's hope that they do.

More at Knight article

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