ORU LAWSUIT: updates…

February 14, 2008

ORU moves to trim its debt – I like this move.  As an alum, I feel good about it.

Attorney asks for end to gag order in Oral Roberts case – who’s rights are most important?  Free speech or fair trial?

Both are Tulsa World articles.

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ORU LAWSUIT: WOW…

February 9, 2008

Apparently, 1 billion dollars was allegedly funneled thru ORU inappropriately on an annual basis. That’s billion. With a B.

In other – also very interesting – news…

ORU has asked for a dismissal of the lawsuit.


ORU LAWSUIT:

February 1, 2008

Here’s some updates from the land of windy plains:

1. Green’s green promise made good.  Mart Green handed the money over in Chapel!

2. Finally, an update about the lawsuit!

3. And to conclude: one of the best updates on the state of the university that I’ve seen yet

Cornell?  How are you feeling about it all?


ORU LAWSUIT: SAVEORU.COM UPDATES

January 24, 2008

OREA is moving off-campus, according to a source of the cats over at SaveORU.com  I wonder if they’re moving in with parents or going part-time?  Maybe moving in with parents?

Also, I wonder will the IRS make them pay a $50 fine?  They were warned!


ORU LAWSUIT: UPDATES ’08

January 18, 2008

1. HINN RESIGNS!

Benny Hinn, after losing voting privileges, has resigned from the board of regents.

If you read further in the article above, you’ll see that…

2. JOHN SWAILS HAS SETTLED HIS WRONGFUL TERMINATION SUIT!!

From the article: John Swails … will be reinstated as a professor… The other two professors, Tim and Paulita Brooker, will continue their case against the school. Tim Brooker said Thursday there was “still a chance” for him to settle the case, but in the meantime, “we’ll proceed with pursuing the truth.”

And…

3. THEY’VE BEEN GAGGED

Also in that article, the judge ordered an amendment to the suit to reflect Swails’ settlement and to list specific people rather than broad generalizations such as “the board of regents.”

Finally…

4. THEY HAD TO THINK ABOUT IT?

Well, I kind of understand why the “powers that be” were weary of a “power-sharing program” but still…  $70 million?!


ORU LAWSUIT: INDECISION

January 9, 2008

 They’re still deciding?!

At least a decision was made about something.


ORU LAWSUIT: “SMART” GREEN

December 21, 2007

Institute modern standards of accountability?  You’re crazy!

Key quotes: “The proposal will focus on accepted twenty-first century shared governance principles. To help develop this proposal, the Green family has retained several nationally renowned experts in Christian higher education.”

The American Federation of Teachers describes shared governance as an administrative model “under which college faculty and staff participate in significant decisions concerning the operation of their institutions.” 

Thanks to Phil Cooke.

P.S.  Jesse Duplantis has stepped down from the ORU board.