1/3/13: This video is as sad as higher education can possibly get. This event was set up to justify bowl game junkets for our UO administrators, and presumably orchestrated by VP for Enrollment Roger Thompson.
Empty tables, no visible parents or prospective students, and no one is paying the slightest bit of attention to President Gottfredson. The link to the "Around the O" video is here. I pray to God whoever runs that site deletes this embarrassment soon.
What do you think AD Rob Mullens will expect the academic side to pay for next, in return for these free vacation trips for UO's "Executive Leadership Team"? Jock Box tutoring? Underground arena parking? Rent for Mac Court? Loans for baseball - oh right, we're already paying for all that shit. How about a tax-deductible golf course / for profit real estate investment?
The backstory on why Thompson and Gottfredson are going through this pathetic charade is here. Yes, of course I've got a public records request in, and an archive of the video here.