There’s an argument going on over whether Oregon’s seven public universities should each be run independently. Some University of Oregon supporters say they'd get more donations if they were run by a local board. But the President of Oregon State University, Ed Ray, doesn't buy it. “the University of Oregon already is a great university. PSU is a wonderful university. They don’t have institutional boards now, they’re excellent.” A legislative subcommittee is considering the pros and cons. Make a recommendation to the next session of the legislature.