Gay Frat Sues Gender-Neutral "Frarority" for Trademark Infringement


National gay men’s fraternity Delta Lambda Phi filed a trademark infringement and unlawful trade suit Wednesday against a “gender neutral frarority” with a location at the University of Oregon, Delta Lambda Psi.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, claims that Delta Lambda Psi, a small Greek organization founded in 2005 in Santa Cruz, Calif., with chapters in Eugene and at Northeastern ...   More
Friday, October 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

UO Officials Seem to Know Little About $63 Million Athletics Building Going Up on Campus


Work is underway on the expansion of an athletics building on the University of Oregon campus, only the latest edifice bankrolled by private donations for the university athletes. This time, UO officials claim they know little or nothing about the $63 million building.But we do know more about it thanks to student journalists at UO. Sam Stites, the higher education reporter for the Oregon Daily Emerald, ...   More
Thursday, February 2, 2012 WW Staff

U of O Lobbyists Hawk Rose Bowl Tickets To Lawmakers


Oregon state legislators last week got a special offer from the University of Oregon's Office of Government and Community Relations, its in-house lobbying shop: tickets to the Rose Bowl.In the following email, sent Dec. 13 and obtained by WW today, a staff member in the office offers lawmakers access to tickets "on a first come-first served basis." The email gives the ticket price as $175—that's ...   More
Friday, December 23, 2011 COREY PEIN

Berdahl Chosen To Lead U of O


The worst kept secret in Oregon education circles is now fact: Dr. Robert Berdahl, 74, has been appointed to be the interim president of the University of Oregon by the state Board of Higher Ed, a group that Berdahl pilloried last  week. Berdahl has a distinguished academic career and has, most recently, been a consultant to Richard Lariviere, the ex-president.The state Board of Higher Ed issued ...   More
Friday, December 9, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Lariviere's Replacement: Soon to be Announced?


A number of sources say the top choice for the position of interim president of the University of Oregon is Robert Berdahl, an administrator at the University, who taught history in Eugene for two decades before leaving to take a variety of posts elsewhere, including the chancellor's job at the University of California at Berkeley, and the top job at the  Association of American Universities. ...   More
Thursday, December 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Flunk a Duck

U of O President Richard Lariviere may be brilliant—but he failed Politics 101.

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For a brainy Sanskrit scholar with decades of high-level administrative experience in state university systems, recently fired University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere displayed a stunning   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 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

Kitzhaber Fires Back at Lariviere


Hours after recently ousted University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere received cheers at the 116th playing of the Civil War, Governor John Kitzhaber issued an unusually blunt statement, backing the decision by the State Board of Higher Ed to release Lariviere on the grounds of bad behavior.In an affirmation of the board's decision to terminate Lariviere's contract (The actual vote will take ...   More
Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Protests Pile Up Against the Lariviere Ouster


Over this sleepy Thanksgiving weekend, dissenting views continue to surface over the decision by Gov. John Kitzhaber and the State Board of Higher Education to oust Richard Lariviere as president of the University of Oregon. As WW reported earlier in the week, Lariviere was informed that his contract would not be renewed, and while the explanations from the State Board of Higher Education have not ...   More
Friday, November 25, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

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


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