Posts Tagged ‘Phil Knight’

April 23rd, 2014 - 3:56 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

AAUP: Universal Scholarships?

Last week, over n the AAUP listserv. Robert Wood referred to an NPR article describing a program in Michigan where philanthropists in Kalamazoo fund universal college tuition. Rob asked, “Imagine if we were able to set one of these funds up statewide in Washington? How much would it cost?  [...]

March 5th, 2012 - 10:02 am § in America, The Ave Scene

What Mitt and His Ilk Do with $250,000,000

Qatar Purchases Cézanne’s The Card Players for More Than $250 Million, Highest Price Ever for a Work of Art Mitt Purchases and Election for $100,000,000, Highest Price Ever Paid to Buy An Election. The tiny, oil-rich nation joins a massively exclusive club: only five Card Players exist, and the o[...]

March 10th, 2011 - 9:18 am § in Misc.

Billionaires: Seattle (and nearby)


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am § in America

How to Overturn Immigrant Laws for the University of Arizona

Manuel!  Manuel!  the screams echo as Arizona’s home grown quarterback cocks his arm to throw yet another long ball. Campus heroes are nothing new for theWildcats.  This hero. Manuel Ortega, is something else.  Son of a gardener, Manuel earned his way through high school by picking up jobs[...]

December 31st, 2010 - 12:59 am § in Misc.

Do The Huskies Make Money?

If they do, they are VERY unusual. Eddie Pells at the Huffington Post reviews the numbers for major football schools Even those teams that claim to make money, never seem to pay a “profit” of more than 5% back to their university.  That is pretty sparse when you realize that the indirec[...]

November 22nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm § in Misc., Politics

UW to LEND $210,000,000 to Huskies?

The UW is planning to rebuild Husky stadium at a cost of $250,ooo,000.  Purportedly this cost was to be born by bond issues and paid back from private contributions and stadium revenues. NOT SO FAST.  Now it appears that of the $255,ooo,ooo, only $14.5  million has come from private sources!  In[...]

November 6th, 2010 - 9:21 pm § in Misc., UW

Did Nike Pay for Oregon’s Victory?

The Huskies lost to Oregon. Or did they really lose to Nike?  Last March, Oregon concluded an unpublished contract for support from Nike through 2018. UW folks may not realize it but Oregon alum, Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, not only donates to the schools athletics but has claimed this money [...]

October 17th, 2010 - 2:48 pm § in Misc.

Response to Ann Marie’s comments on Football

The AAUP listserv has posted a lot on disruptions do to a midweek husky game. Why isn't there similar debate about more importnat issues? [...]

July 4th, 2010 - 11:07 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

NIKE .. Expelled from Wisconsin and Cornell.

July 2, 2010 Following University of Wisconsin’s lead, Cornell is poised to sever its contract with Nike if labor dispute isn’t resolved. Can anyone explain how it is plausible for Dr. Wise to claim she is NOT in conflict over this issue?[...]