October 22, 2012
U. of Phoenix Founder's Gift Is Questioned in Oregon, Which Is Suing His Company
John G. Sperling, founder of the University of Phoenix, has become known over the years as a generous supporter of liberal causes, especially legalizing marijuana.
So it wasn't a complete surprise in early May when Mr. Sperling donated $70,000 to the campaign of Ellen F. Rosenblum, a Democratic candidate for attorney general in Oregon. Ms. Rosenblum, a former judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, had come under fire from her Democratic-primary opponent for supporting the state's