Phil Knight, 2000 News

Nike chairman, withdrew a personal donation of $30 million to his alma mater, the University of Oregon, in May after the school joined the Workers' Right Consortium, a student-run watchdog group that monitors conditions in factories. Knight had lobbied for the school to join the Fair Labor Association, a labor-rights group that has corporate executives on its board. Nike has been criticized for working conditions in its Asian factories.

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