Melody Rose Will be New Higher Ed Chancellor


Melody Rose, currently one of two vice-chancellors the Oregon University System, will replace her boss, George Pernsteiner, who stepped down earlier this month, as interim chancellor. Rose will be the first woman to lead the OUS system.Rose, who holds a Ph.D from Cornell, previously taught political science and chaired that department at Portland State University. She is the author of three books and ...   More
Thursday, February 14, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Did UO President Richard Lariviere Get Fired For Doing His Job?


This afternoon, if all goes according to plan, University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere will be told by the state Board of Higher Education that his contract will not be renewed. All, according to his legions of supporters, because he did his job.Since his arrival on the Eugene campus early in 2009, Lariviere has been a relentless advocate for Oregon's flagship university. He pushed for an ...   More
Monday, November 28, 2011

Public Forum Addresses Potential Impact of Higher Education Legislation


Oregon’s state per-student funding ranks 45th in the country. But as Portland State University president Wim Wiewel put it at a forum Tuesday afternoon, the state ranks #1 in another area: micromanagement of its higher education system. Wiewel’s comments came at a public forum about the impact of legislative proposals to restructure Oregon’s higher education system. “There’s this incredible ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

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. ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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