Faculty Union President Michael Dreiling explains to the Trustees how UO gives its students education in science, finance, and politics – and they’re now using it to fight for CO2 reductions. Starts at https://youtu.be/qn1T21TlS_0?t=1h8m9s, the students follow Dreiling.
UO alumni and faculty use the Black Students campaign to rename Deady and the Boards public comment period to teach us all a little Oregon history. Starts at https://youtu.be/qn1T21TlS_0?t=1h36m2s. I’m hoping history lessons will become a regular part of the board meetings. I’m working on a talk about Treetops, Phimister Proctor, and Irene Hazard Gerlinger.
Their final deadline is May 15th. The IRS 990 form is one of the few sources of information the secretive foundation will now reveal, other than a bare-bones state required independent audit. The Foundation used to also publish an annual report with data on how much money went to athletics, etc. But since Paul Weinhold took over as CEO, that has been stopped.
Why the filing delays? I don’t know, the OSU Foundation always manages to get theirs in on time. Here is the UOFs 990 for last year, filed on the last possible day. These delays mean that the data on salaries and perqs for the Foundation’s top officials is almost 2 years old by the time it’s public. A few years ago, in response to complaints, the IRS tightened the rules on second extensions and required non-profits give an explanation for the delay. As you can see there’s there’s not much teeth behind that:
Sorry, the sad truth is that Namyet and Weinhold are still fighting our students’ calls for divestment. So Wall Street is doing it for them. JH banner or no JH banner. Or, as the libertarians would say, Free Minds and Free Markets. Too bad the Foundation didn’t listen to our students and get out in 2013:
The world’s largest coal company, the Peabody Energy Corporation, warned on Wednesday that it might have to file for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to keep up with its debt payments.
In a securities filing, Peabody said waning demand for coal around the world and stiffer regulations had raised “substantial doubt” about whether the company could continue to operate outside bankruptcy.
uomatters It's odd, but OSU's PR flacks have a much more positive spin on enrollment: https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/osu-overall-enrollment-grows-expanded-offerings For the data see https://institutionalresearch.oregonstate.edu/enrollment-and-demographic-reports... – Tuesday
Fishwrapper Also of note - though it was news on Friday, the institution is only making it news "official" todya, on... – Monday
charlie Even mighty Bama is dealing with decreasing enrollment. UA has a plan if flat enrollment continues. Tuscaloosa News Sep 16,... – Monday
honest Uncle Bernie Christina, perhaps you are right. But my guess is UO is in about as much difficulty as OSU. I wonder... – Monday
uomatters The empirical evidence that big-time sports increases enrollment (as opposed to applications) and student quality is very mixed. Most of... – Monday
Christina Simple. Every friend I know is going to UO because they offer a better All-around experience. Academics and Big time... – Monday
charlie OSU's functionary's explanation for why there's a drop in enrollment includes demographic changes and competition for students. How about...its too... – Sunday
Deplorable Duck WiFi is highly overrated--raises for all please, especially our learned men and women. Sympathies to those whole lives are disrupted.... – Saturday
honest Uncle Bernie There's a sidelight connected with Einstein: https://www.google.com/amp/broadwayblack.com/new-play-features-marian-anderson-albert-einstein-relationship/amp/ (As far as I know the connection was not romantic. But she is... – Sunday
Data Nerdling And why is IR data only presented in crappy PDF, rather than a useful format for data analysis? There is... – Saturday
honest Uncle Bernie You sound like a real nice guy. – Saturday
Environmental necessity Isn't this raise detailed in the contract? Did people really think the administration would offer more than the negotiated raises?... – Saturday
OMA I do not know if Mr. Monroe is a Scotch or Espresso person, but bring him a bottle or cup,... – Friday
Deplorable Duck Arguably, unless several faculty quit in response, they're doing the fiscally responsible thing. Or something. But on an unrelated note,... – Friday
UO CM Wow you guys are seriously out of touch with reality here. I hope you all receive massive cuts in your... – Friday
Dog Thanks UOmatters for pointing to real data after noodling around a bit I uncovered this https://www.bls.gov/regions/west/data/consumerpriceindex_portland_table.pdf for the portland salem... – Friday
Conservative duck Shared sacrifices! Well...until you near the top of the pyramid scheme, that is. Gotta have a golden parachute to survive... – Friday