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Monday, November 28, 2011

Classic Scone

James Francesconi, a Portland attorney, spoke from prepared statements.

"This is one of the saddest days in my professional life. There are no winners," he said.

No doubt he made that little pained face of his the whole time. And then he voted the way the Network had decided. Just as he did 100 times on the Portland City Council. Some things never change.

Comments (7)

"No doubt he made that little pained face of his the whole time"

I wondered where Saltzman learned that from.

The Scone can do a lot less damage on the OUS board than the City Council.

He's an attorney? Bar member 782058? Subject to the Bar's ethics rules? Well dude, I did not know that. That is very interesting information.

Every time I see the Scone I want to throw up.

His qualifications to sit on the OUS board:

OK Jack, I get your disgust with the remnants of the Neil Goldschmidt era. However, it seems to me overall that Laveriere was a rogue, dedicated only to the worship of the U of O franchise, which I think is worshiped enough with Phil Knight leading the charge.

And no, I'm not an OSU alumn - I'm a Pilot.

I'm not very educated on this issue, I'll say that up front, but I fail to see why one public university should be exalted above all others, despite the pretty uniforms of their football team, which seems to get a lot more press than their academics.

To everyone who thinks it's about promoting UO to the detriment of the rest of the state universities: it's not.

Yesterday, I happened to be in Monmouth and visited one of my undergrad professors at WOU. He and I were talking about the situation, and he was very unhappy about Lariviere's ouster. He didn't see the "New Partnership" maneuver as being to WOU's detriment. Quite the opposite, in fact--he saw it as a university president innovating to keep his institution (and the whole Oregon University System) afloat while the state continues disinvesting in higher ed. I suspect that sentiment is common at other OUS universities.

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