Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs.
Oregon’s seven state universities have been clamoring for years for more independence from bureaucratic state regulations.
As taxpayer support
for them has waned, Oregon University System offici
The most interesting aspect of this week's legislative hearing on Senate Bill 742, the so-called "tuition equity" bill, was not that hundreds of people showed up or that passions ran high on both sides. The underlying issue—whether Oregon's public universities and community colleges should charge undocumented immigrants out-of-state tuition, as they do now, or the much lower in-state figure—gets ...
OHSU, Portland State University, Oregon State University and Portland Community College are taking an unusually pro-active political stance to push a concept called "The Oregon Idea." The four academic institutions have set up a slick website and are encouraging supporters to employ social media to spread the word.Effectively, their "Idea" is aimed at pressuring lawmakers and Gov. John Kitzhaber ...