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Zombie Major Gift Announcement

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by WrigleyvillePoke, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. IluvOrange

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    I got the idea from another post earlier in this thread...

    With the Pickens plan being one of Boone's legacies, I wonder if this has something to do with it... yes a dream, but why dream big?

    So, maybe the announcement is for the massive wind turbine farm and solar panel system that will completely take the university off the grid? Imagine how much money would be saved if the school did not have to pay OGE for electrical costs! We would be able to fund the IPF, Endowment, and plenty more within a few years!

    Like I said, it's a dream, but why not?
     
  2. SummitPoke

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    Exactly! That's what I was alluding to earlier in the thread. It's completely ridiculous that OSU hasn't become wind/solar powered with all of Pickens involvement in the university and all that sunny/windy land that the school owns west of campus.
     
  3. 3rpete

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    I like it!
     
  4. Minarets

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    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=19&articleid=20100223_19_0_STILLW402216

    World is reporting that it is a major scholarship fund donation.

    The bolded part makes me excited.
     
  5. osu_cowboy_007

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    I am guessing 300M+ (multiple donations, including a major donation)...
     
  6. OSUMIKE17

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    I'm thinking that might be a problem since much of that land is in the path of Stillwater airport. Probably not the best place to stick tall wind turbines. Wonder if the solar panels would be a problems for pilots with glare.
     
  8. Minarets

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    My guess is they have a big investment pool for the scholarships, and the interest/investment income they earn on this each year is what the use to grant scholarships.

    A major donation to that fund would allow OSU to greatly expand its yearly scholarship offerings.
     
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    I agree, if I am ever able to give money to a department I hope to support the History & Religious Studies programs.
     
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  11. orangepatriot

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    This fundrasier will not be for athletics or infrastrucutre. However, it is an exciting program for all connected to OSU and will assure a great future for incoming students for years to come!
     
  12. RoVerto Solo

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    Does this mean that with all this new research and educational money coming in that the Big 10/11 with be comin' a courtin' to Stillwater soon?
     
  13. SummitPoke

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    Good point. I happen to be a pilot but I still think there's plenty of land around Stillwater for wind turbines while leaving flight paths unobstructed.
     
  14. FlyingPoke

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    Theres plenty of room in pretty much every direction... Do you fly professionally or just for leisure?
     
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  16. SummitPoke

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    The short answer is both. I'm a private pilot and part of a military air crew.
     
  17. DOG08

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    Just found this

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/35543520

     
  18. okstateguy987

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    Maybe this will slap US News in the face, and get them to pull us out of that stupid "3rd tier" status.
     
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    The Governor of Missouri made some crappy comments about the academic standards of OSU. To that, Burns, Boone, et al replied:

    Oh no.jpg
     

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