Why Should OHSU Get 200 Million Taxpayer Dollars?

Last week, Oregon Health & Sciences University President Dr. Joe Robertson and Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, came to WW to explain why the legislature should give OHSU $200 million. That money would serve as part of the $500 million match the university needs to raise in the next two years in order to meet a $500 million pledge that Nike founder and chairman Phil ...   More
Friday, January 17, 2014 WW Staff

How OHSU's Brian Druker Hopes to Cure Cancer

The most ambitious fund-raising effort in Oregon history--$500 million in two years--is the job of two men who visited our offices this week. Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, is Oregon's best-known scientist. A winner of the Lasker Prize and thought to be on the short list for a Nobel Prize, Druker's signature accomplishment was the development of a drug to treat a form ...   More
Thursday, January 16, 2014 WWeek Staff

NYT Takes a Tour of Phil Knight's UO Largess

Times' story looks at Duck football's $68 million training facility.


It’s hard to ignore Phil Knight’s influence on the University of Oregon campus—from the library named after his family, to the law school named for his dad, to the basketball arena named after Knight’s son. Those on the Eugene campus are always aware of what his cash has bought. But his latest endeavor—a $68 million,145,000-square-foot football training facility—caught the eye of the ...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

Ticket Sales No Slam Dunk for Matthew Knight Arena


The Oregon Ducks basketball team is off to its best start in years. But even with the top ranking in the Pac-12 and seven straight wins to start the conference season, the Ducks' sterling new $200 million arena isn’t drawing the crowds quite like it expected. According to an article in the university’s Oregon Daily Emerald, Matthew Knight Arena is well below the expected revenue projections ...   More
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

How Did Phil Knight Keep Chip Kelly in Oregon?

The head Duck's contract isn't chicken feed.


 After Chip Kelly done run off to the big city for the weekend—and then, very unexpectedly, returned home last night to Phil Knight's farm—speculation has run rampant in the sports biosphere about why the Oregon Ducks coach would spurn the National Football League's glamour and cash. We're as puzzled as anybody. But it's worth remembering that Kelly is hardly coming back to a cardboard box ...   More
Monday, January 7, 2013 AARON MESH

Murmurs: Goldschmidt Claims he Was Bilked

News that never forgets.

Ex-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt says he’s been ripped off to the tune of $601,599—the amount he and his wife, Diana, claim in a lawsuit they invested with Arkansas-based Voyager Financial Group. Th   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Phil Knight Gives GOP Co-Speaker $25,000


Politicians are now in the fallow period between the recently-completed May primary and Labor Day—the end-of-summer holiday that will mark the beginning of the dash toward the Nov. 6 general election.But Nike Chairman Phil Knight's $25,000 contribution over the weekend to co-House Speaker Bruce Hanna gives the Roseburg Republican a helpful boost. Hanna, who owns a safe seat, is focused on trying ...   More
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Phil Knight Also Contributes To Higher Ed PAC


We're not going to record every donation to the new political action committee called Oregonians for Higher Education Excellence, but it's not often that such a concentration of powerful people piles into the same PAC at the same time.Yesterday, Nike Chairman Phil Knight joined former University of Oregon Athletic Director Pat Kilkenny (who made a pile in insurance in California), Columbia Distributing ...   More
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Feast Your Decaying Eyes on the Trailer for Laika's ParaNorman


Movies & Television
Phil Knight's animation factory Laika is getting started extra early on promoting its second feature, ParaNorman. The follow-up to Coraline doesn't have the Neil Gaiman name recognition factor built in; it's an original concept about a little boy who's a "ghoul whisperer." So 11 months before the movie's August 2012 premiere, the Portland studio has launched its first ParaNorman teaser trailer just ...   More
Friday, October 28, 2011 by Aaron Mesh

The 500 Uniforms of the Oregon Ducks


Dear PDX sports fans: Finished steaming about the Timbers Army and trying to preserve a few fingernails before Saturday's Duck matchup against LSU? (It's the portion of the Ducks not suspended vs. the portion of LSU not under arrest!) You could find worse ways to kill a few nervous minutes than reading this Grantland consideration of Phil Knight's sartorial role in the University of Oregon's rise to ...   More
Friday, September 2, 2011 by Aaron Mesh


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