University of Oregon Will Name Michael H. Schill New President Today: Updated

University of Chicago Law dean will take over in Eugene


The University of Oregon will name Michael H. Schill, currently the dean of the University of Chicago Law School, as the university's new president today, WW has learned. Schill replaces interim president Scott Coltrane, who has served since August 2014. The top spot at the state's flagship university has been in near constant flux in recent years. After a long national search, Richard Lariviere replaced ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Cylvia Hayes Attends University of Oregon Journalism Conference

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The University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication is holding a conference this weekend in Portland called “What is Journalism?” looking at the future of the newspaper industry.This morning, the audience included a very unusual attendee: former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes.Hayes sat in the back of a room for a morning panel discussion on citizen journalism.Hayes, the fiancée of ...   More
Friday, April 10, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

The Oregon Ducks' Blowout of Florida State Inspires Festival of Memes


The University of Oregon Ducks' trashing of the Florida State University Seminoles in Thursday's Rose Bowl means a trip for the Ducks to the national collegiate football championship on Jan 12.  It also means a new round of stories suggesting Ducks QB Marcus Mariota may be the best ever, and other columns cheering the end of the national nightmare of FSU--a team whose dominance on the field was ...   More
Friday, January 2, 2015 WWeek Staff

Ready For The Rose Bowl: Stories To Make You Sound Smarter While Watching the Game

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We're eagerly anticipating Thursday's Rose Bowl game between the University of Oregon and Florida State University (2 pm on ESPN). If you want to sound more informed with your buddies as you crowd around the TV, here are links of the best stories that have been published elsewhere.The Guardian argues Ducks QB Marcus Mariota will succeed in the NFL where other Heisman Trophy winners have not.Grantland ...   More
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 WWeek Staff

KATU Report: Police Voicemail Says University of Oregon Wanted to "Do Stupid Things" Following Rape Allegations


A University of Oregon police sergeant said higher ups at the university were "being hysterical" and "wanting to do stupid things" in the wake of rape allegations against three UO basketball players last March, according to records obtained by KATU-TV.KATU says that the claim by the officer was made March 17 in a voice mail to Eugene police who were investigating the rape allegations. The station says ...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 AARON MESH

UPDATED: University of Oregon Accuses KATU of Misrepresenting Facts In Its Reporting on Rape Allegations Against Three Ex-Ducks Basketball Players

KATU fires back with evidence UO delayed action against players to protect its NCAA academic rating


The University of Oregon says Portland news station KATU has "misrepresented" in a stinging Sept. 8 report on how the school handled rape allegations against three men's basketball players.KATU's Sept. 8 report alleges that UO benefitted from keeping basketball players Brandon Austin, Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis on the men's basketball team up to three months after they were accused of rape. ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 SAMI EDGE

KATU: University of Oregon Protected Its NCAA Academic Rating By Keeping Basketball Players Accused of Rape on the Team


University of Oregon officials waited until the end of spring term to expel men's basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin after they were accused of rape, allowing the team's academic rating high enough to guarantee UO coaches and officials would receive big cash bonuses, KATU reported Monday evening. Over the course of a three-month investigation, KATU obtained ...   More
Monday, September 8, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

$10,000 Offered To Members of UO Sexual Assault Prevention Review Panel


The University of Oregon will pay each member of its sexual assault prevention review panel a $10,000 honorarium, according to an announcement posted on the President's website yesterday. The payment will cover "the substantial time and expertise dedicated to this review effort," in addition to paying for travel costs, the site says. The university appointed the the panel's ...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

New York Times Profile Details Marcus Mariota's Rocky Beginnings


College football fans got the chance to learn more about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's journey from high school football benchwarmer to early Heisman Trophy favorite in a New York Times profile published Sunday. Mariota, a redshirt junior at the University of Oregon, is the team's marquee star as the Ducks point toward the NCAA's new playoff system.However, Mariota's career had a rocky beginning, ...   More
Monday, August 25, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

The Real Reason UO President Michael Gottfredson Quit? Sexual Assault and Money.

UPDATED: Is it that major donors didn't like him? Or that Gottfredson—a criminologist—was undone by the UO basketball rape case?


The sudden departure of yet another University of Oregon president leaves more questions hanging than answered about why the state’s premiere university can’t keep a leader. Michael Gottfredson quit yesterday after only two years on the job, and one year short off the end of his three-year contract to run the UO. The change comes as the new University of Oregon Board of ...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2014 WW Staff


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