October 13th, 2010 5:33 pm | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, Legislature

UO Prez, Oregon University System Chancellor Knock Heads


University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere is no shrinking violet as illustrated by this story in today's edition.

He's thumbed his nose at cost-saving measures that were ordered for university employees. And he is determined to gain far greater autonomy from both the seven-campus Oregon University System and from lawmakers, who provide less than 10 percent of UO's budget.

On Sept. 30, Lariveriere sent a letter electronically to UO alums and supporters saying the OUS supported his plan for autonomy:

Larivere letter

That same day, according to an email WW obtained via public records request, OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner fired back, saying Lariviere misrepresented OUS' position on the matter:

Pernsteiner email

Both men will be taking the visions of where the state's higher ed system should be headed to next year's Legislature.
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