8 Responses to UO breaks into US News top 100, just 8 years after faculty unionization

  1. Townie says:

    UWash is ranked 59th by this publication.

    East Coast bias???

  2. thedude says:

    The union has definitely solved all of our parking problems.

    Any word on their position for bargaining for raises this winter? Do they even care about that anymore?

  3. honest Uncle Bernie says:

    A lot to unpack with this news. I’ll just throw this out. What is the impact of the “Knight Campus”? It certainly has brought a lot of money into UO, at least by appearances. Probably reflects well on UO “financial resources” to the people at US News. But what is the real impact on the “old campus”? I keep hearing a lot of bad stuff about fundraising for Knight deliberately sucking money away from “old campus” units which really need it. One could ask a lot of questions about good and bad effects of Knight. But people seem to be afraid to talk about this in public. Or some may be benefiting from it and don’t want to draw attention. It needs to be talked about openly. After all, the “Knight Campus” donations from Phil K, at $1 billion if I understand correctly, dwarfs all the other donations he has made to UO, at least that we know of.

    • thedude says:

      The biggest issue suck resources away from the rest of campus remains the law school, which also bears his name.

      Hey UOmatters, how much would Knight have to endow the law school to get rid of the permanent subsidies the rest of campus, CAS especially, provides to it on a never ending basis. This is no way has anything to do with our finance VP having the same last knight as a long time former dean does it?

      • uomatters says:

        A $200M endowment would throw off about $8M a year for the law school, which would reduce the giant sucking sound to a drip.

        • thedude says:

          The question is do we just way for PK to do it, or do cut off the law school, who will then go to PK hat in hand.

          Word on the street is there are more student registered credit hours than ever in the history of UO this fall. That’s good news.

  4. Mike says:

    Didn’t the Knight building require additional infrastructure that was paid for by general funds?

    • uomatters says:

      Yes, I seem to remember $8M for a new AC system. Presumably there are more subsidies hidden in the budget somewhere.

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