People: May 8, 2000


Can you be true to your school if your school thinks you're an evil, capitalistic overlord? PHIL KNIGHT believes not. The Nike chairman last week announced that he will make no further personal donations to his alma mater, the University of Oregon, after the school joined the Workers' Rights Consortium, a labor-rights organization that has been critical of working conditions in Nike's overseas factories. Knight, who's given $50 million to the school, said in a statement, "The bonds of trust [that] allow me to give at a high level have been shredded." Apparently, so have plans for an $80...

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