1/28/2011: An Op-Ed in the ODE by ASUO Pres Amelie Rousseau and Mario Parker Milligan (OSA) on the new partnership plan:
… President Lariviere is fond of pointing out that tuition has risen an average of 7.5 percent over the past 38 years. What he’s not so fond of pointing out is that if most Oregon public schools had their way, tuition would have increased a lot more than that. In 2009, Oregon’s public universities tried to raise tuition by as much as 15 percent. …
Make no mistake: The New Partnership is an attempt to privatize our state’s largest public university while requiring the public to fund that privatization with $800 million in bonds.
The Oregon Student Association has unanimously opposed the New Partnership.
Do your part to ensure that every Oregonian has access to a quality, affordable education: Say no to the New Partnership and say no to killing the public’s ability to fight for tuition caps.
Frohnmayer used to buy off the student leadership by promising to pull some strings and get them a Rhodes scholarship, or at least write a letter for a decent law school. Apparently that doesn’t work so well anymore.