PSU still cleaning up from enormous donation that wasn’t


Unvetted donor continues to irk university officials after two leaders resign.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland State University got excited about what promised to be the biggest donation in the school’s history.

But their unvetted donor would do more damage than they could imagine.

Two PSU Foundation officials have resigned, and the university is still searching for answers.

The school has targeted a familiar scapegoat: The press.

The university blames The Oregonian/OregonLive media group for digging into the cancellation of an embargoed press conference on the expected $100 million donation to which the Oregon governor and Portland mayor were invited.

“Even though this gift was never announced by PSU, the media coverage about the promised gift has overshadowed the many achievements of the foundation and the university,” reads a joint statement from Aylmer and Rosenbaum. “In offering her resignation, Ms. Aylmer stated that she hopes her departure will help the foundation continue its good work without the distractions caused by the gift controversy.”

(SOURCE: Portland Tribune)

The Oregonian defends its reporting here.

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