but instead Dave Frohnmayer went to OUS and took $10 million of our bonding authority to build a new alumni center, with fancy offices for the UO Foundation and convenient underground parking for their overpaid CEOs. The Foundation is still trying to raise the rest of the $29 million cost from donors. They told OUS the building would be self-supporting – meaning that the operating expenses will also come out of Foundation money that should have gone to academics.
Compare what the Foundation got with a typical UO classroom. My guess is some desperate prof bought that fan themselves. Thanks to Greg Bolt at the RG for the info on this.