I know I’ve posted some unkind things about the UO BoT, and they can expect more to come, e.g. about the IAAF 2021 championships. But things could be worse.
We could have a board that decided to donate $2.5M in university money to a neo-confederate group, so they could build a shrine to the confederacy. The NYT has the polite version here. For the story of the lies and prevarications of the UNC board, try here:
But I want to thank them for one particular sentence, because it prompted me to do some searching – and it turns out the fix was in well ahead of time
Walk with me…
— T. Greg "The Settlement was a Scam" Doucette (@greg_doucette) November 30, 2019
For contrast, the city of Dallas decided to auction off it’s confederate statue, and got ~$1.5M and the promise it would not be publicly displayed within the county limits: https://uomatters.com/2019/06/provost-could-solve-budget-crisis-by-auctioning-off-pioneer-father.html