CJS Alumnus Book Launch: University of Nike
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
CJS Alumnus Book Launch: University of Nike

PSU Japanese Studies Alumnus Joshua Hunt

Book Launch
October 22, 2018 | 7:30 PM


University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education is a dramatic expose of how the University of Oregon sold its soul to Nike, and what that means for the future of our public institutions and our society.

“Through diligent and deep-dive reporting, Hunt reveals how the University of Oregon sold its soul to a corporation. University of Nike is a damning indictment—it should be read by anyone who still believes in the privatization of public institutions. This book is proof that it’s a bad idea when universities become shills for billionaires.”
—DALE MAHARIDGE, co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning And Their Children After Them

“A page-turning work of investigative reporting. Even if you don’t care about ‘kicks’ and how they’re made and marketed, you need to read this compelling and disturbing book.”
— SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN, author of Breaking The Line

“In this illuminating case study Joshua Hunt connects the dots between endorsement deals and campus sexual assault. University of Nike is a must read for anyone worried about the higher-education industrial complex, which should be all of us.” —MALCOLM HARRIS, author of Kids These Days

Author and Journalist JOSHUA HUNT Is an alumnus of the PSU Japanese Language Program, and former editor of the PSU Vanguard. As an undergraduate, he spent a year at Waseda University and became a Tokyo-based correspondent for Reuters. He was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a recipient Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing. His work has appeared in the  New YorkerThe New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atavist Magazine, and The California Sunday Magazine.