Just overheard outside Lillis …

an undergrad campus tour leader, talking to a group of 30 prospective students and their parents about the research and teaching excellence of the Lundquist College of Business faculty.

Just kidding, actually he was telling them about how the giant yellow O was put up for ESPN gameday, and how the outside represents “our glorious Autzen stadium” and the inside represents “historic Hayward Field, currently undergoing restoration”.

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6 Responses to Just overheard outside Lillis …

  1. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    Nobody can say the students don’t receive proper indoctrination at UO!

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    • Simplicius Simplicissimus says:

      It always bothered me, and continues to that the O can be seen as a 0 or a zero, or a null. Just not a very smart logo.

      Couldn’t they have added a U ahead of it to represent the Eppendorf Tube in which Stahl showed semiconservative DNA replication or Streisinger cloned the first zebrafish?

      I apologize to the MANY others who also have had REAL academic accomplishments and contributed to teaching and research (unlike athletics), but I cut them to stay true to the reductionist ideals of those who created this logo…. .

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  2. Hippo says:

    I think someone in the School of J̶o̶u̶r̶n̶a̶l̶i̶s̶m̶ Advertising probably teaches a class called “Lead with your Strengths”, so I am sure these student ambassadors have learned their lessons well.

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    • uomatters says:

      He was reciting a script from the admissions office. 10 minutes later another group game through and was told the same thing by a different tour leader.

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  3. C1133 says:

    I overheard a tour guide saying that “Phil Knight is our Sugar Daddy.”

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    • uomatters says:

      I’m sure the parents loved that. So why can’t Around the O be as honest about the transactional nature of our sometimes mutually beneficial relationship?

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