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E. Gordon Gee (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by sandgk, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Starting a tab with the extra $38, right?
  2. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I sure hope so :biggrin:
  3. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator
  4. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    Interesting read above.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    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....


  6. korchiki

    korchiki Junior

    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.
  7. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    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.
  8. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    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.
  9. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak


    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.

  10. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    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.
  11. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    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.
  12. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. redguard117

    redguard117 Senior

    You beat me to this by about 3 minutes... so fuck you :lol:

    Also, TFM
  15. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    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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