Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by sandgk, Jan 16, 2005.
Starting a tab with the extra $38, right?
I sure hope so
Interesting read above.
Re: The Daily News investigation found the university spent more than $895,000 for gatherings at the Pizzuti House, the president?s mansion, between April 2008 and June 2011. That works out to be about $23,000 a month ? a little less than the average cost of a wedding.
Well, I guess it is....
The guy is the best fundraiser in the business and is in the process of starting a $2 Billion campaign. This is pennies compared to the expenses. Non-story.
Agree. Like they said, his entertainment costs average less than a wedding every month. You can believe that he would like a quiet weekend at home once in a while as much as anyone else. Endless dinners. Endless stakeholder requests. It can be overwhelming.
Since he came back in 2007, we've raised over $1.5B with no formal fundraising campaign and the worst economy since the 1930s. We're also in the silent phase of what will become a formal $2.5B to $3B campaign.
Research funding is closing in on $900M which translates to a total economic impact ever year of $1.3B and 36,000 well paying jobs for the state.
DDN has traditionally been pretty supportive of Ohio State. That distorted article is something that I would expect to see in the Toledo Blade as part of their "We Don't Have It, So Nobody Else Should Either" series.
Way too much is being made of Dr. Gee's spending habits. $64,000 on Bow Ties? Who gives a s.hit? He makes nerdy look trendy. Best guy we could ever have running this show.
Don't let the gotcha-journalism fool you into thinking Gee's got a wing of his house just for bow ties:
"Since 2007, Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies and O-H and bow tie pins for Gee and others to distribute, the newspaper found."
We're talking about 5 years of pins and cookies for incoming freshmen, donors, alumni, etc.
Overall, I think the article is more informative than negative, but Richard Vedder's comments are hilarious coming from an OU prof. He mad.
Vedder is a complete joke. A used up, third rate economist who's made a second career out of bashing higher education. He pretty much takes a PETA approach in that he jumps on things he feels most people will agree with (high tuition, administrative salaries) to try and gain legitimacy for what is ultimately a very extreme agenda of completely ending public higher education and any forms of state or federal financial aid.
I'm not surprised to find his sorry ass trolling these waters.
Also posted in the "Do Something Great" thread:
You beat me to this by about 3 minutes... so fuck you
Good ol Professor Vedder... we made fun of him alot at OU back in my day. Damn... I hate getting old.
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