University Inc.: Capitalism, Philanthropy and Higher Education

In the latest episode of Have You Heard, Jack and Jennifer are joined by Joshua Hunt, author of University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education – which is even better than it sounds! Hunt describes what happened when tax-cutting fever struck Oregon in the 1990’s, and the University of Oregon turned to the deep pockets of its most prominent alumnus: Phil Knight, CEO of Nike. Let’s just say that Knight’s gifts came with plenty of, well, shoestrings attached… 

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