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- CAS Structure Task Force to... (8)
- Elliot Berkman Reading the information packet for the first meeting (link below) feels like peering into the future. We are not unique... – Thursday
- the spotlight kid Just look at what has happened to the other colleges in the past two years and you will have your... – Wednesday
- Concerned If you prefer JH to run academics, rather than the faculty and college the answer is yes – Wednesday
- UO CM Is that a bad thing? – Wednesday
- Dog Because only the Science departments (and actually within that, only one department) are relevant to the Knight Campus and the... – Wednesday
- Diogenes If they are wise, and they may be, then they will try to discover from each other what has already... – Tuesday
- Concerned Why isn't anyone discussing why JH wants to dismantle CAS? – Tuesday
- Deplorable Duck I'm almost tempted to attend, just to see what a couple of dozen academics can actually get done in a... – Tuesday
- General Counsel Kevin Reed threatens... (4)
- uomatters "Requester had appealed and prevailed before DA. University was now planning to sue." – Wednesday
- Deplorable Duck Argh. I poked around in that report a while but couldn't find the mentioned threat. Could you give us the... – Wednesday
- uomatters Say, any chance you’re licensed in Oregon? – Wednesday
- 6 PhDs of Kevin Bacon Public records requests should just get routed through your blog. Kevin's already a voracious reader and we wouldn't have to... – Wednesday
- Duck players get headphones, Cristobal... (8)
- uomatters $200K then? – Wednesday
- Sun Tzu Of course you should go. Your attendance would be a stark illustration of how easy and cheap it is for... – Wednesday
- Canard I'd go if I were you. Santa Clara is a dynamic urban center. – Tuesday
- uomatters I did get an invite. I don't think this sort of work is covered under the faculty union CBA though,... – Tuesday
- yeahno And what does UO Matters get, since I'm assuming Bill got an invite b/c he is Senate pres? – Tuesday
- charlie We get a half hour hosted bar at the Christmas Party.... – Tuesday
- A duck Hey, all I get are shared sacrifices, so don't expect a lot of pity from me. – Tuesday
- Fishwrapper I've been saying for years: players need a better contract. They just aren't organized enough to get one... – Monday
- Tuesday, December 4, 2018 –... (2)
- Betsy DeVos's Title IX rules... (5)
- thedude The key challenge is type I and type II errors are both costly here. I'm don't think there's ever an... – Saturday
- Deplorable Duck Few of us could get a paper published based on p-values of 0.5. Doesn't seem like we should be ruining... – Thursday
- Publius An issue like this should be decided on the basis of sober analysis, not horror-story anecdotes. Those in favor of... – Thursday
- honest Uncle Bernie Perhaps the new rules are better for everyone. Maybe the author figures her message -- which must be hard to... – Wednesday
- Conservative duck Wait...what? What the hell does race have to do with that scenario? Do we not give a hoot if everyone... – Wednesday
- Board of Trustees to perform... (17)
- Deplorable Duck Note that I'm proposing the opposite of stacking. _Every_ department should have its token faction of conservatives. Even the Women's... – Thursday
- Deplorable Duck You're missing the point. This isn't charity or affirmative action--it's an idea for increasing UO enrollment. Conservatives don't need UO.... – Thursday
- Environmental necessity What say I? I say this is the most unworkable and ill-advised proposal in the history of dumb proposals. We... – Thursday
- ODA I find a lot of that appealing; however, in this age of trigger warnings, and the need for safe spaces... – Thursday
- Deplorable Duck The sidebar truncation "Board of Trustees to perform..." evokes a most pleasant image. Perhaps they can realize this next year.... – Wednesday
- Since I am doing applied science, we must have much different definitions of what the word "emphasis" means. The UO... – Wednesday
- honest Uncle Bernie Dog, even I think you are being too gloomy! Apart from the fact that UO lacks huge pieces of the... – Wednesday
- Dog To Wit Become a part of the next class of active, brilliant, determined Ducks. Come ready to innovate, start something,... – Wednesday
- Duck athletes 6x more likely... (3)
- Thedude Is it the athletes, or the binge drinking culture that surrounds college atheletics? – Tuesday
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- General Counsel Kevin Reed threatens to sue reporter after DA orders Reed to give up public records 12/11/2018
- CAS Structure Task Force to meet 12/11/2018
- Duck players get headphones, Cristobal gets $100K and family trip 12/10/2018
- Betsy DeVos’s Title IX rules are better than the Obama admin’s 12/05/2018
- Duck athletes 6x more likely to be reported for sexual misconduct than all students 12/04/2018
- Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting 12/04/2018
- 3:00 p.m. Finance and Facilities Committee 12/03/2018
- 2:00 p.m. Executive and Audit Committee 12/03/2018
- Board of Trustees to perform due diligence Mon and Tue 12/02/2018
- University of Nike podcast 11/30/2018
- Senate meets today, 3-5PM on teaching evals, leg agenda, dual careers 11/28/2018
- USC senate president to talk about teaching evaluation reform 11/27/2018
- A modest proposal to moderate coaches’ compensation 11/26/2018
- Crazy-ass old man threatens to shoot neighborhood kids 11/23/2018
- Interest in “Civil War” game falls to new low under coach Mario Cristobal 11/23/2018
- Remember the Hat Day: November 21 11/22/2018
- Provost Banavar appoints members to CAS analysis task force 11/20/2018
- UO students just not that into Duck football 11/20/2018
- Univ pays $35K to bail from Foundation’s appeal of public records decision 11/20/2018
- Grad student union unequivocally condemns University for hosting speaker 11/18/2018
1/11/2010: From Insidehighered.com – Nice to see that some University boards have guts. The abuses at UO, with Frohnmayer and Moseley have been much more serious than what happened in NC, but this is Oregon and the newspapers and the OUS board pretend everything is fine.
The University of North Carolina System Board of Governors has adopted new limits on “retreat rights,” payments to departing campus chancellors to help them adjust to a return to teaching, The Charlotte Observer reported. Some political leaders in the state have been outraged by reports that some officials have received these payments — based on their senior administrative salaries — and then retired rather than returning to teaching. The new rule limits payments to six months at the salary of a faculty member in the department where the former administrator is returning. Until now, the payments were at the level of the administrative salary and could extend up to a year. In addition, a department chancellor who takes the money but doesn’t return to teaching will need to repay it. Similar policies are now being considered for provosts and vice presidents.
12/31/2009: Since we started this blog in April we have had 51,919 page loads and have earned $20.38 in google ad revenue, while spending $77 on bourbon. This means each of the UO Matters staff owes me $9.44. Happy New Year.
12/28/2009: At least Moseley’s vacation home was in Bend, not Dubai.
12/14/2009: From the Seattle Times:
University of Washington Provost Phyllis Wise is facing growing criticism from students, faculty and lawmakers for taking a seat on the corporate board of Nike, which last year signed a contract with the UW worth a minimum $35 million to the university.
“He was just an average-looking fellow — it’s not like he was Kobe Bryant or anything,” she said, fluttering her eyelashes. “But when he opened his mouth he was like Charlton Heston playing Moses.”
Hint: Some people said they were both troublemakers.
11/20/2009: We are taking a break. Posts will be light to none until after T-day. Meanwhile comments are open to the right.
11/16/2009: Good story in the Oregonian today by Suzanne Pardington, about low college enrollment of hispanics:
In 2007, Latinos made up nearly 12 percent of the 12th-grade class and less than 6 percent of freshmen in the university system. About 20 percent of first-graders that year were Latino.
Lots of talk about how other Oregon universities are trying to address this problem. No mention of UO or our VP for Diversity Charles Martinez.
11/9/2009: From KEZI News 9: An old oak tree gets a new lease on life after it fell last spring, totalling the car owned by the University of Oregon Provost. The UO Director of Sustainability, Steve Mital, proposed that a UO furniture making class do something with the wood. So next summer, the UO will hold a studio class to design and build furniture for the Provost’s office out of the tree that smashed his car.
11/4/2009: I don’t know what to think of this, from Harris Meyer in the Oregonian:
Football is about to make a comeback at the 1,500-student liberal arts campus. (Pacific University). Despite opposition from many faculty members and students, Pacific is recruiting players to field a team next fall. Administrators and others see football as boosting enrollment and tuition dollars. And, like other colleges and universities around the country, Pacific hopes football will lure more male students to its campus, where women outnumber men nearly 2-to-1. “It’s necessary to change the gender balance to be more representative of society,” says John Hayes, dean of Pacific’s college of arts and sciences. “At more than 60 percent female, there is a different classroom dynamic, and I don’t think the discourse is as rich.”…
Nationally, 57 percent of college students in 2007 were women, compared with 51 percent in 1980, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The gender gap is starker at private liberal arts colleges, which often lack career-preparation degrees such as engineering and business offered by public universities that draw male students.
10/30/2009: Carl Malamud announces he is posting more legal documents from the Oregon DOJ, despite John Kroger’s assertion that they are copyrighted. From Boingboing.net.
People ask me all the time “who is The Dog?” I honestly don’t know. He/she seems smarter than the average dog, but that is true of many UO faculty, and administrators too.
LBJ slept around, drank whiskey, got rich selling his influence, and lied a lot even for a lawyer. Then one day he gave the best speech in American history. Four minutes before Congress gets over the shock and realizes they need to applaud. “… and should we conquer the stars, but fail at this cause, then we shall have failed as a nation …” Take that pretty boy Jack. Two months later they passed his bill. Even the southerners voted for it – because he had them by the balls. Oh yeah, we landed on the moon too.