Kate Brown audits OUS

Update: By popular request I’m adding a link to an audit and other shenanigans of Dave Frohnmayer’s two last provosts, John Moseley and Jim Bean. “Provost’s gone wild”.

The RG editorializes, here. Read the commenters there, they are better informed than the editors about the lack of substance and the Kate Brown politicking in the audit. Speaking of politics and audits, Brown had a hell of a time deciding how to handle the problems with Frohnmayer’s golden parachute deal – they ended up replacing his name with “a former UO president” in the audit report – maybe he threatened to sue them for defamation too? He did have to repay some money though. Then her Audits Division decided to completely bail on doing anything about Pernsteiner taking his $26K “professional expenses” budget as personal salary, while claiming his croissant reimbursements from another account. 4/14/2013.

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44 Responses to Kate Brown audits OUS

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Brown had a hell of a time deciding how to handle the problems with Frohnmayer’s golden parachute deal.”

    What a crock of shit, Harbaugh. You are such a dishonest fool.

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  2. UO Matters says:

    Nice to hear from you again. Feel free to post any emails you have between Brown, Frohnmayer, and the audit staff on this.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Not necessary. All of the information you yourself have posted is plenty sufficient to rebut your paranoid fantasies, Bill.

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  3. The Truth says:

    Will Anonymous show up in the billable hours for HGLR? How much of UO’s money has been spent so far responding to posts on UOMatters about Frohnmayer, Kilkenny, Geller, Bean, Rudnick, et al?

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  4. UO Matters says:

    I think Geller and Hubin claim I’ve cost UO hundred of thousands, but that includes what Lariviere paid the DOJ for its investigation of Grier and Bellotti, which is too kind. I wish I could claim credit for that. I think I’ve saved UO’s academic side at least several million so far, just by cutting the Frohnmayer golden parachute deal, increasing the athletics overhead payments by $450K a year, getting half of the money back from the Mike Glazier billings on the Kelly/Lyles investigation, and avoiding IRS penalties by heading off the attempt to sell the Arena bonds as tax-exempt.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey Bill, I have a question about the “golden parachute” audit. I’m illiterate, so I don’t know what it says. Can you do me a favor and summarize it in your own words and explain precisely what the allegations are against Dave Frohnmayer that it proves? You’ve posted about it probably eight or nine times, often in connection with news or events that are wholly unrelated to Dave Frohnmayer (like here), so it must be important.

    Eagerly awaiting your response.

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    • Anonymous says:

      It’s a trap!

      – Admiral Akbar

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    • UO Matters says:

      Nicely worded question. Where do illiterates get law degrees?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Huh? I’m sorry, I must have missed the part where you explained the allegations? Can you try again please? I know you wouldn’t want one of your readers to think you would knowingly post something utterly frivolous so many times on your blog, because it’s very important to you that readers know about the misfeasance of UO administrators, both past and present.

      Thanks so much for your help in advance!

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    • UO Matters says:

      Utter frivolity? That’s a very serious accusation. I suggest you report me to the provost.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No more snark. You wrote about the contracts

      here: http://uomatters.com/2013/04/kate-brown-audits-ous.html

      here: http://uomatters.com/2012/04/uo-hires-frohnmayers-firm-to-deal-with.html

      here: http://uomatters.com/2011/12/why-dave-frohnmayer-is-not-acceptable.html

      here: http://uomatters.com/2011/11/top-pers-include-bellotti-and.html

      here: http://uomatters.com/2012/05/berdahl-takes-uo-back-to-past-starring.html

      and here: http://uomatters.com/2011/07/frohnmayer-repays-salary-to-uo.html

      I would like to know what you think the audit says and what the allegations are that it proves against Dave Frohnmayer. I have asked you that question three times in this post. I am still waiting for an answer.

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    • UO Matters says:

      You’ve read all these posts, and you’re still trying to figure out what I think of Frohnmayer? It’s a big internet, watch a how-to video and start your own blog. Go away.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I did not ask you what you thought of Frohnmayer. I asked you what the audit says Frohnmayer did that was bad.

      Your answer?

      (Btw, are any readers watching? Is it clear now that what I’ve said all along–that Bill Harbaugh is a total hack–is actually true? Can some objective third party please chime in?)

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    • Old Man says:

      Are there any objective third parties when it comes to Frohnmayer?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Readers, take serious note. I’ve said for over a year that Harbaugh was mentally ill, and your evidence is right here. Harbaugh posted something about Dave Frohnmayer six times, each time suggesting some sort of misfeasance occurred, yet when I ask him point blank what that misfeasance is, he not only can’t answer, but he completely un-ironically changes my question to avoid answering it.

      There is nothing to explain that sort of behavior besides mental illness. I have worked in a professional capacity with people with mental illness, and this sort of behavior–repeating certain things over and over without it ever occurring to question the legitimacy of the content–is unfortunately commonplace in that population.

      I do not mean to be frivolous here; mental illness is a very serious and very sad thing. However, I have to point it out to you all so that you can exercise some discernment. Harbaugh’s statements and actions have unnecessarily and unjustly seeded confusion and resentment (as well as cost the UO thousands of dollars), so I think it is important that people understand what really animates him.

      Others have also pointed it out this behavior in a more meaningful context:

      http://uo-ua.uoregon.edu/fact-check/

      Thanks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I suffer from mental illness, and feel quite honored to be held up to the standards of UOM. Thanks.

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    • Anonymous says:

      ^^ “Readers, take serious note.” That has to be Jim Bean. Can someone in the B-school please tell me what his office number is?

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    • Anonymous says:

      “^^ “Readers, take serious note.” That has to be Jim Bean. Can someone in the B-school please tell me what his office number is?”

      I’m not Jim Bean. For professional reasons that have nothing to do with the UO, I don’t really want to out myself.

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    • Anonymous says:

      So glad we have you here to help us discern. What would we do without you?

      And I can guarantee you the UO Fact Check page is often short on the truth itself, which is laughably ironic.

      I do agree this isn’t Bean – the posts are way too passionate and persistent. Not very Bean-like.

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    • Anonymous says:

      “So glad we have you here to help us discern. What would we do without you?

      And I can guarantee you the UO Fact Check page is often short on the truth itself, which is laughably ironic.

      I do agree this isn’t Bean – the posts are way too passionate and persistent. Not very Bean-like.”

      (Conveniently ignores the main content of my posts)

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Also–who cares who I am? I haven’t introduced any new information. I’ve simply compiled what Bill Harbaugh wrote and drawn a conclusion from it.

    Respond to the content.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Here is another definition of mental illness – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. How many times you going to ask the same question without any response?

    The evidence suggests that no one on here gives a crap about your question. They may be all wrong and you may be right (wait, that sounds like mental illness too), but the evidence is clear that no one posting on this blog gives a crap about the question.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    The point I am trying to establish is that Harbaugh lies about people over, and over, and over again on this site. If you don’t give a crap about that, then I guess you’re right; there’s not a lot I can do.

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    • The Truth says:

      I suspect you are the same person who claims that he is “lying” when he factually reports the dates and amounts of donations made by Frohnmayer and Kilkenny to each other’s respective foundations.

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    • Anonymous says:

      This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Wait, you’re suggesting Kilkenny is still buying influence even after stepping down as AD? Shocking.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I know people who died from Fanconi Anemia. Fuck you.

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    • UO Matters says:

      I’m enforcing the one cuss word policy. And, FWIW, “The Truth” commenter is not me.

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    • Anonymous says:

      To The Truth-

      Kilkenny’s college roommate’s child died from Fanconi Anemia. Pat has been giving to FARF since 2004. He’s continued being a major donor to FARF since stepping down as AD. He will continue giving, probably, for the rest of his life.

      Go fuck yourself.

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    • The Truth says:

      That’s great and all. Does that change anything about the accuracy of UOMatters’ reporting on when Kilkenny’s Lucky Duck foundation made donations to Frohnmayer’s Fanconi foundation, and what the amounts were? It seems that you are getting offended because you are inferring a meaning to those facts which is not actually stated.

      So again, what dates and amounts are inaccurate?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Truth–You are dumb. Our interaction ends here.

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    • UO Matters says:

      My guess is that “Cusser” above is Dev Sinha. I’m on the IAC, and Dev occasionally sends the listserv similarly worded emails. If I’m wrong, please accept my apologies.

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    • Cusser says:

      You are wrong.

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    • The Truth says:

      Anonymous/Cusser chickens out and won’t answer, as usual. UOMatters has never actually made an inaccurate factual statement about transactions between Frohnmayer and Kilkenny, case closed.

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    • Cusser says:

      I’ll try one more time. If this doesn’t work, I will give up.

      PK knows people who died of Fanconi Anemia–a disease that also killed two of Frohnmayer’s daughters. PK gives lots of money to FARF long before AD position opens up. PK never wants to be AD; UO pursues him anyway, and PK becomes AD. PK continues giving lots of money to FARF while AD. PK steps down as AD; continues giving lots of money to FARF after leaving.

      Bill Harbaugh is told all of the above. Notwithstanding that, Bill Harbaugh makes lots of posts stating, implicitly and explicitly, that there was a quid pro quo/conflict of interest related to PK becoming AD because of the FARF donations. I publicly point this out. Dumb people like “The Truth” make meaningless distinctions between “lies” and “intentional disingenuous smear attempts” while thinking they are clever. I am frustrated at their stupidity and the fact that Bill Harbaugh created this predicament in the first place; this frustration causes me to use words I normally don’t use in everyday conversation.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You might think Harbaugh created “the predicament”, as you call it, but there are many more people who saw/watched conflict of interest issues arise who don’t know squat about Harbaugh. Nor do they think Kilkenny became AD because of a donation, rather it’s what the donation, among another elite donation or two, bought while he was AD. Maybe your allegiance (or family connections?) has you too biased.

      And, kudos for learning how to drop F bombs so easily without much everyday practice!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Trolls, trolls, trolls. Don’t feed them. As a rule, one should also refrain from feeding Dev Sinha.

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    • Anonymous says:

      “You might think Harbaugh created “the predicament”, as you call it, but there are many more people who saw/watched conflict of interest issues arise who don’t know squat about Harbaugh. Nor do they think Kilkenny became AD because of a donation, rather it’s what the donation, among another elite donation or two, bought while he was AD. Maybe your allegiance (or family connections?) has you too biased.”

      OK. Let’s set aside the fact that membership on a nonprofit board can’t, under Oregon law, create a conflict of interest. See ORS § 244.020. Why don’t you tell me what you and these “many more people” think Pat Kilkenny was trying to get (or did get) from Frohnmayer as a result of the FARF donations.

      Harbaugh–you’re the “Trolls” commenter; you’re also the troll.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, advice taken on trolls.

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    • Troll says:

      I have to laugh at calling a straightforward request for substantiation of a vague and damning claim “trolling.”

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    • The Truth says:

      I have no doubt several of Kilkenny’s donations were for personal altruistic reasons.

      I also have no doubt several of them constituted a pay-for-play deal that allowed him to set up his pet baseball program.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The big money for FARF came from Phil Knight. Line between UO work and FARF work not always clear for some.

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  9. UO Matters says:

    By popular request I’m adding a link to an audit and other shenanigans of Frohnmayer’s two last provosts, John Moseley and Jim Bean. “Provost’s gone wild”

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