Kitzhaber Fires Back at Lariviere

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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

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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

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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

Ryan Frank Leaves The Oregonian

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 The Oregonian lost one of its best reporters today with the announcement that Ryan Frank, an 11-year veteran of the daily, is leaving to move to Eugene to become the publisher of the Oregon Daily Emerald, the independent daily of the University of Oregon.  It's a bit of a homecoming for Frank, who served as the paper's top editor when he was a student at the U of O, but it would be foolish ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ducks Aim to Have Smoke-free Campus by Fall 2012


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If all goes according to plan, fall 2012 will bring the University of Oregon a smoke-free campus. The university announced today that, with the aid of a $1 million donation from PacificSource Health Plans, it is kicking off a campaign to get its smoking students, faculty, and staff to kick their habit. According to a news release from the school, students can trade packs of cigarettes for acupuncture ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Duck Bucks: What AIG Was Doing With Oregon's Money


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Over the weekend, American International Group the mammoth, beleaguered financial services company that has inhaled $170 billion of taxpayer money in the biggest bailout (to-date) of the financial collapse, released the names of the trading parties whom it had in turn given that money. One of the recipients (as first reported locally by blogger Jack Bogdanski) was the State of Oregon, which ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ultimate Frisbee, Nudity and Drinking


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 HANK STERN

New Blog Publishes UO 'Secrets'


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Check out this new blog being published by folks who seem to have a lot of information from inside the University of Oregon. The site contains what appears to be a mix of public and not-so-public information on the school. It has everything from President Dave Frohnmayer's salary and perks, which in theory is public, to so-called "accounting secrets" at UO and Oregon State University. The ...   More
 
Monday, May 4, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Mercy Corps: "Is This The Way The City of Portland Works?"


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Mercy Corps, which is soon moving into new headquarters in Old Town, had an interesting take on the "Made in Oregon" sign debate and its connection to a largely unrelated parking lease in a tentative deal between the city and the University of Oregon. When Mercy Corps moves into its new headquarters, the university will be the humanitarian group's new neighbor. Both the university and Mercy ...   More
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Updated: Landmarks Commission Rejects "Made in Oregon" Proposal


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The city's Historic Landmarks Commission today unanimously rejected the University of Oregon's proposal to change the "Made in Oregon" sign on the west bank of the Willamette River, despite Commissioner Randy Leonard's campaign on behalf of the city this spring to strike a compromise deal with the university (pictured above) on the sign's wording. Leonard was not immediately available for comment ...   More
 
Monday, July 13, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

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