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- Legislature closes in on Nike... (1)
- phil the coffers A few major corps know Oregon is going to pass a tax measure eventually, and are smart to make sure it places that burden squarely... – Wednesday
- AAD Eric Roedl has no... (13)
- honest Uncle Bernie I believe you are simply misinformed about UO athletics financing. – Wednesday
- Fishwrapper If the athletic enterprise is not self-funding, it's not profitable. If it's not profitable, it's not returning to the academic side; it is, in fact,... – Wednesday
- honest Uncle Bernie A certain level of unreality here, as often happens with athletics? I don't see what the annual baseball deficit has to do with the UO... – Wednesday
- Fishwrapper You're thinking cricket. While the two games are linked in ancestry, baseball has no wickets, sticky or otherwise... – Wednesday
- Simplius Simplicissimus On a lighter note. UO Baseball? The proverbial sticky wicket! – Tuesday
- Simplius Simplicissimus 17 Million? Now we know where the 25 or so million shortfall in teh UO budget comes from. But wait - it's NOT a problem.... – Tuesday
- not on my watch Nope, academics will never get a single dime from athletics. Baseball won't get cut until every last professor has been laid off and tuition costs... – Tuesday
- Weight watchers 2016 photo. George has added another 20 pounds since. – Tuesday
- CAS Dean claws back department... (11)
- just different Don't read too much into it, other than the lack of an edit button after posting. – Wednesday
- UO Matters Why scare quotes around volunteer? – Wednesday
- just different And as for SAIL's low cost, how much is due to invisible subsidy by the university because the faculty participants "volunteer"? Is it practical for... – Wednesday
- Really? Is it really an important pipeline program? How many SAIL participants actually end up at the UO? – Wednesday
- really Seems odd just enough money to pay for the new CAS dean. – Tuesday
- Dog never, obviously – Tuesday
- bring it SAIL is a very important pipeline program for kids. Filling the pipeline is one goal - making sure that the end of pipeline doesn't get... – Tuesday
- UO Matters I'm not "categorically opposing diversity & inclusion initiatives". Far from it. 10 years ago I helped start SAIL, which is now arguably UO's largest such... – Tuesday
- HECC to reconsider denial of... (4)
- Dog Since the UO Men's baseball enterprise has never really entered national prominence (unlike OSU) and is a non-fan anti-revenue generating sport at some significant level,... – Wednesday
- New Year Cat We will never cut sports. We will cut professors, librarians, and researchers to the bone but never sports. – Wednesday
- Nobody Getting rid of the uopd would be a fantastic first step. What a boondoggle that's been! – Wednesday
- Simplius Simplicissimus So it's OK (and easier) to ask HECC to reconsider the cap on the hike, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to cut potentially wasteful spending at... – Tuesday
- Duck donor to give $1.8... (9)
- Fishwrapper Don't worry. The inequities between Horton's salary and White's should be resolved...soon. – Monday
- duckduckgo As a taxpayer, I question if we should be giving tax exemption to charitable giving that results in cushy seats for softball fans. Tax exemption... – Monday
- Mike Great upgrade. Their money. They can do what they want with it. Going to be an excellent addition to the game experiance. – Saturday
- Fishwrapper All kidding aside, I would love to see that comparison too... – Thursday
- Fishwrapper UO has a baseball team? – Thursday
- You don't know me How about a comparison of the marketing budget for men's and women's athletics. – Thursday
- Three AAEO Director candidates to... (2)
- Cash strapped university cuts money... (1)
- Sports Fan Still waiting for the first small private or cash-strapped commuter school to completely give up the ghost. – Sunday
- Office of Equity and Inclusion... (6)
- CAS Dean Andrew Marcus issues... (4)
- Tykeson fan Don tykeson certainly did not give 7 plus figure money just to have better admin offices. He and other donors are attracted by the effort... – Saturday
- UO Matters Please tell me it didn't all go to Dana Altman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wNpLYKemOU&feature=youtu.be – Thursday
- Wow $400k in a few hours? Nice – Thursday
- Anonymous Yes please sign me up to contribute to the need for the CAS deans to have better offices ... – Thursday
- Dysfunctional HECC now wants UO... (25)
- Dog Most any department that claims it is 'research intensive' (physics, biology, chemistry, cs, economics, to name a few) tries to operate this way - some... – Thursday
- Which department is that? I'd love a 2/0/0 load.... – Thursday
- Max Powers At SOU Administrators took furloughs right along with the Classified employees for nearly 4 years. Faculty also had furloughs for at least one of their... – Thursday
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- Legislature closes in on Nike... (1)
- RT @kennyjacoby: Apparently President Schill doesn't read his emails, let alone respond. https://t.co/x6Lu0Cu6uK, 6 hours ago
- RT @colasante: Mayor Landrieu's speech on Confederate monuments really is remarkable and will be remembered for a long time.… https://t.co/4lo14cNW3W, May 24
- AAD Eric Roedl has no plans to deal with Duck baseball bloat - does Pres Mike Schill? - https://t.co/ujSl8bORAP via @shareaholic, May 23
- RT @ODEsports: Oregon baseball's annual deficit has grown every year, while ticket sales have fallen and admin salaries have risen. https://t.co/M0GagPY05K, May 23
- RT @JayBilas: Restricting Cam Johnson's transfer is the same as a non-compete provision in an employment contract. Pitt athletes:… https://t.co/gTj2CbnOBo, May 22
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- Legislature closes in on Nike friendly tax hike 05/24/2017
- AAD Eric Roedl has no plans to deal with Duck bloat – does Pres Schill? 05/23/2017
- Pres Schill signs Senate’s sexual harassment and violence reporting policy 05/23/2017
- HECC to reconsider denial of UO, PSU tuition increases 05/22/2017
- CAS Dean claws back department funds to pay for diversity plans 05/22/2017
- Three AAEO Director candidates to give public talks this week 05/22/2017
- Cash strapped university cuts money losing athletics programs 05/20/2017
- DEADLINE: Friday is last day to vote in UO elections 05/18/2017
- CAS Dean Andrew Marcus issues blunt challenge to faculty 05/18/2017
- Secret password for the Faculty Club’s Women in Science party? 05/17/2017
- Journalism Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda doesn’t just talk the talk 05/17/2017
- Office of Equity and Inclusion searching for buzzword consultant 05/17/2017
- UO pays consultant $9K to prepare RFP to hire another consultant 05/16/2017
- UO Trustees hold emergency meeting to double Coach Horton’s pay 05/16/2017
- Duck donor to give $1.8 M for padded softball seats 05/16/2017
- UO issues RFP for study of gender and racial discrimination 05/16/2017
- Secretive UO Foundation releases stale, minimally required IRS data 05/16/2017
- OSU reveals UO’s next steps on OSA/HECC’s rejection of tuition increase 05/15/2017
- Crowdfunding for two worthy faculty initiatives 05/15/2017
- Ducks delay releasing drug abuse policies for 6 weeks and counting 05/15/2017
UO Board Chair Chuck Lillis's grade so far
- A (10%, 30 Votes)
- B (5%, 15 Votes)
- C (13%, 39 Votes)
- D (23%, 66 Votes)
- F (49%, 142 Votes)
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President Mike Schill's grade so far
- A (23%, 113 Votes)
- B (29%, 140 Votes)
- C (17%, 80 Votes)
- D (12%, 56 Votes)
- F (19%, 92 Votes)
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7/29/2013: Busy summer:
7/11 Governance & Policy Committee, Cancelled 7/11 Finance & Administration Committee, Cancelled 7/11 Academic Strategies Committee, Cancelled 7/12 Special Full Board meeting, 8-9a 7/12 Executive Session, 8a-3p 7/19 Full Board Meeting (telephonic), 9:30-11:30a 8/1 Finance & Administration Committee, 1-3p, Cancelled 8/1 Academic Strategies Committee, Cancelled 8/1 Executive Session of the Finance & Administration Committee, 5-6p,Cancelled 8/2 Executive Session, 7a-3p
But what’s that 8/2 executive session about?
7/16/2013: Nigel Jaquiss and Alex Blum have the scoop in WWeek, based on public records requests, including Crew’s official calendar:
Records obtained by WW under the state’s public records law suggest the governor and the Oregon Education Investment Board left Crew unsupervised in his high-profile job. He spent much of his tenure jetting to conferences and private speaking engagements in faraway locales such as Alaska and the Bahamas, often flying first class.
Similar story from Betsy Hammond in the Oregonian, here. Small change compared to what Matt Donegan let Pernsteiner get away with. The croissants were the least of it – he even hit up the students for his mortgage payments, $26K a year. Plus car, maid service, etc. Speaking of Pernsteiner, I wonder what Treetops cost us last year? Lets find out:
From: UO Matters
Subject: Treetops records
Date: July 15, 2013 8:04:33 AM PDT
To: Charles Triplett
Dear Mr. Triplett, this is a public records request for
a) any documents showing expenses for the maintenance or operation of Treetops, including but not limited to landscaping and maid service, from 1/1/2012 to the present, and
b) any documents since 1/1/2013 showing plans for use of Treetops, now that Mr. Pernsteiner has left the building.
6/27/2013: Just 4 days before his eviction from Treetops, former OUS Chancellor Dr. George Pernsteiner has landed a job as president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. No word on whether or not his former chief of staff Bridget Burns will follow him to their offices in Boulder. Who knows what pot of public money funds this non-profit, but they pull in $3.5 million a year, and his predecessor’s take was 300 large. The good news is this means Oregon student tuition won’t have to cover the year of severance Matt Donegan had promised him. Thanks to anon for the tip!
5/23/2013: An anonymous source in the Provost’s office sends this memo about Gottfredson’s investiture ceremony:
Memo: Investiture Contingency Planning
From: Provost Jim Bean
To: President Mike Gottfredson
Mike, I’m starting to worry about faculty turnout for your Knight Arena Investiture Ceremony next Thursday. I’ve warned the department heads that we’ll be taking attendance, but they don’t seem to care anymore, even when I dropped a hint that those 2% merit raises you put on the table might be at risk. It’s a big hall, and we need enough appropriately garbed faculty types in the audience to keep this from turning into another embarrassment for you.
President Lariviere had a huge faculty turnout for his investiture, in no small part because he’d just fired a widely despised General Counsel, and an Athletic Director who was burning through the academic side’s money like, well, like it was the academic side’s money. Something to think about. But if you’re not quite there yet I hope you’ll be happy with the ELT’s plan B:
VPAA Doug Blandy will grant all Duck student-athletes PhD’s and adjunct faculty status. They just need to pass a simple online exam he wrote. The Jock Box advisors say they can help out as usual, since it’s not even proctored. Mullens has cleared this with FAR Jim O’Fallon, who says that adjunct status won’t affect their NCAA eligibility so long as we don’t pay them. As if! (Say, this gives me a great idea for if the faculty go on strike.)
I got a deal on academic regalia from “Parties R Us”. The media will want a few full-professor greybeard types to focus on. I’ve lined up Frog, the guy who sells joke books on 13th – you’ve seen him, looks just like a biology professor. And then there’s the guy who bikes around campus yelling “Go Ducks, but LTD can kiss my sweaty nut-sack.” Turns out you were wrong about him being CAS Dean Scott Coltrane, but no one will know the difference. Best to keep him away from the mic though.
Dave Hubin tells me you’ve signed off on the heartfelt extemporaneous comments that Ann Wiens and the Gallatin Public Affairs consultants wrote. It took me a while to find a professor willing to deliver these. Tublitz is in Italy, and while Harbaugh was plenty interested after I brought up the stipend, it’s hard to hear him when he’s sober. In the end Frank Stahl agreed to do it. I think you’ve met him, very distinguished and his voice carries well.
Oh, one last thing – I’m afraid I won’t be able to make the ceremony. The Caddis fly hatch is peaking, and I’ve got a fishing date with John Moseley over at the lodge in Bend.
Good luck though, really.
5/25/2013: From Laura Gunderson in the Oregonian, promoting Donegan’s political ambitions. She pitches his steely stand against the UO faculty and boosters at the Lariviere firing meeting as a plus. Doesn’t mention the public meetings law violations or the secret bathroom caucus where he rallied the board to stand firm behind Pernsteiner. Does get into some rather personal divorce stuff at the end.
1/28/2013: Pernsteiner’s buy out deal is here, courtesy of OUS Board Secretary Charles Triplett – no fee this time, though it’s going to cost the students plenty:
Word from the recently dedicated Lariviere Smoking Lounge down at the UO faculty club is that the state Audits Division may be looking into how Pernsteiner has been accounting for some of those past “professional development expenses”.
1/27/2013: The OUS board meeting on his golden parachute is 10AM Monday, live-streaming here. But rumor around the faculty club snookers table is that Paul Kelly and Matt Donegan are going to do the deal in the men’s room, as usual. Here’s their last effort. Charles Triplett refused to post the video on the OUS minutes website – but UO put it on youtube:
From Diane Dietz in the RG on the proposed bill. Read it all, if just for the insulting Matt Donegan quotes. 10/5/2012.