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.
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honest Uncle Bernie UOM asked elsewhere about how to foster intellectual diversity. In connection with philanthropy, here's a big move at Johns Hopkins: http://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2017/07/18/a_campus_culture_of_free_expression_brings_many_rewards_110177.html – Tuesday
Oldtimer Tykeson's influence is felt across campus in ways not well known. For example, his Tykeson endowment for the CAS deanship is aimed at providing seed... – Monday
CSN Affirmative action policies don't have to be enforced by governments -- they could be enforced by, say, an HR department. – Saturday
environmental necessity Let's be clear: The organized plutocracy has invested 100s of millions of dollars related to political diversity on campus. 1: they have bankrolled professorships, student... – Friday
UO Matters No, I think universities need to solve the political diversity problem ourselves, without government policies. Anyone got any ideas on how to do it? – Friday
UO Matters So where do I file a complaint against Assoc AD Jeff "Hawk" Hawkens, for taking time off work to lobby the legislature in support of... – Friday
Thomas Hager Happy to see Kevin Reed weigh in on this, and glad to hear that Dean Lim checked with his office before posting. ORS 260.432 does... – Friday
honest Uncle Bernie UOM -- I think political advocacy by faculty (or other public employees) is fine -- it just shouldn't be done on state time, or in... – Friday
UO Matters I don't know why they don't. Do any readers? – Friday
Do you think political affiliation... ...should be the target of affirmative action type policies? Republicans lost the academy when they decided science wasn't real. – Friday