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

UO Prez, Oregon University System Chancellor Knock Heads

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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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