Give to the UO, or to the Decade of the Duck?

No, this isn’t from the Duck Athletic Fund’s website, it’s from giving.uoregon.edu, the homepage of the UO campaign, which is supposed to be about the academic side of the fund-drive:

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To be fair, the other 4 landing pages are about academics. I guess 1 out of 5 ain’t bad. If you follow the link you get to the Duck Athletic Fund brochure, and this:

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“As one of only a handful of Division I programs that do not receive state general fund support …”

Now that’s a bold claim. None of the $2.4M the UO Provost’s office pays to run the Jock Box comes from the state’s general fund? I’m no internal auditor, but I’m thinking this claim is a stretch. And under Oregon law, it’s potentially a Class A misdemeanor:

ORS 128.886 False or misleading representations prohibited.

(1) No person shall make any false or misleading representations in the course of any solicitation of contributions.

(2) A representation may be any manifestation of any assertion by words or conduct, including, but not limited to, a failure to disclose a fact.

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One Response to Give to the UO, or to the Decade of the Duck?

  1. Doug says:

    “As one of only a handful of Division I programs that do not receive state general fund support; you make it happen!”

    Shouldn’t we also observe the completely incorrect use of a semi-colon?

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