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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uomatters Thanks for this comment, JH Ex Pat. – Wednesday
JH Ex Pat I am tired of reading these theories that have no foundation in the truth and I am disappointed by Johnson Hall for setting up someone... – Wednesday
Wow, “These insensitivities should not be tolerated,” [McCoy] wrote in the email... Who made her judge, jury, and executioner? She obviously didn't listen to a... – Tuesday
mindless husk New info in this NYT story. McCoy contacted Mobley about the joke. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/arts/music/oregon-bach-festival-matthew-halls.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ – Monday
flutie I think it's true that UO wants to avoid a spectacle but somehow they just can't control the impulse to fly close to the sun... – Friday
Amy Adams Drew McManus is just guessing. There's nothing substantive pointing in that direction. The festival worked very hard to find a successor to the venerable Rilling... – Friday
mindless husk On the other hand, a very different, plausible take here https://adaptistration.com/2017/09/15/speak-no-evil-oregon-bach-festival/ Idea is UO wants to go back to old days. I don't buy it... – Friday
mindless husk curiouser and curiouser. My best guess: UO is deathly afraid of a Mizzou or Evergreen style debacle that would destroy UO. Somebody busybody panicked them... – Friday
solidcitizen Which are the better departments, which are the worse ones, and how do you determine this? – Monday
uomatters I'll add that the pay data shown (fulls, 2015) was almost entirely determined by the decisions of previous JH administrations, well before the first union... – Friday
uomatters I agree with what you say about the need for merit raise pools that differ by department. Nothing prevents the administration from adding that on... – Friday
Anonymous My argument implies that there should be a positive correlation, and there isn't one. "Whatever it is that determines faculty pay at UO relative to... – Friday
uomatters I'm sympathetic to this argument, but here's the data on NRC rank and UO full prof pay relative to comparators: http://uomatters.com/2015/08/idiots-guide-to-nrc-rankings.html It's old data with... – Friday
Anonymous The external equity pool is based on comparisons to AAU comparators. But some UO departments are especially strong relative to the same departments at their... – Friday