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- UO Prof calls out VP... (18)
- uomatters Dear Ib - Your comments on this blog and in our conversations always make me think harder about the wisdom of the economic approach to... – Sunday
- Ib Gassama In 1999, I was part of a group that met with Fidel Castro in Havana to discuss the persistence of racism in the Cuban justice... – Sunday
- Sanjay Srivastava The survey question asked respondents to provide a specific example of implicit bias from their day-to-day lives. We do not have good, direct access to... – Sunday
- mindless husk uom: Am inclined to agree with you about using the money where it would directly help, scholarships for low ses students. Without regard to race.... – Saturday
- hmmm Agreed - pipeline programs are always critical and always need to be maintained, and there are indeed already a whole lot of existing programs especially... – Saturday
- uomatters I didn't think it was a crock. I do think that we'd do more for diversity by spending the money all this cost on scholarships... – Saturday
- Elliot Berkman Agreed. I was focusing on faculty, but we do have funds for increasing diversity in our doctoral programs through the grad school (e.g., Promising Scholar... – Saturday
- uomatters Any sensible effort to address diversity should start with some data showing what the problem is. On the student side, UO's diversity problem is about... – Saturday
- RG's Mark Baker writes about... (2)
- New Duck Coach Mario Cristobal... (2)
- Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director... (14)
- It was evidently a "secret" to the musicians he worked with, and the board members who knew him, and the staff who supported him and... – Tuesday
- just different I can't comment on whether Halls is "spoiled" or was responsible for trashing someone's house, but the fact that he was at least a bit... – Tuesday
- just different I'm still wondering why McCoy went to AAEO. Were there legitimate complaints, or was she simply abusing the university's antidiscrimination procedures to try to misdirect... – Tuesday
- uomatters Dog, of all my commenters, you should know that "there are no bad dogs - just bad dog administrators." – Tuesday
- Dog well to state the obvious always blame it on THE DOG – Tuesday
- Amy Adams It's weird...There's a whole plethora of executive directors somewhere on the spectrum between "Royce Saltzman" and "Utter Disaster." Can't the Oregon Bach Festival find one... – Tuesday
- Amy Adams Hmm. "formerly"...did you mean to write "formally"? I think someone needs to simmer down, as she said over on the R-G comments. :-) You say... – Tuesday
- Seasoning Queen It was burglarized. I don’t know the answer re: insurance. – Tuesday
- Phone logs show Dana Altman... (27)
- Fishwrapper OSU, with a similar on-campus population, located in a physically smaller, less-populous community, has a rather comprehensive Department of Safety that includes managing law enforcement... – Tuesday
- Dog While I agree that the UOPD in its current form, is an unnecessary entity, you need to remember that there are a bunch of mindless... – Monday
- Eugenenative OSU, with a nearly 1/3 larger campus population than UO still relies on an unarmed campus safety department- leaving law enforcement to the Corvallis PD. – Sunday
- Embarassed for the UO Kenny Jacoby is the one and only good thing about this situation. Yes, the UO should be proud of Jacoby. Why is local media not... – Saturday
- Fishwrapper Thank you, Dog, for that link - I was unable to get to that one with my (obviously) meager searching skills. You can see the... – Friday
- Dog 1989 is a particularly bad year to use since the 1990 Post Measure 5 downsizing of the UO was significant, enrollment won't build back to... – Friday
- Fishwrapper Undergrad enrollment in 2014 of 20,569. That alone is a 27% increase. The city of Eugene went from 113, 913 in 1990 to 160,561 in... – Friday
- Eugenenative Undergrad enrollment at UO was 15,000 in 1989 (well after OHSU separated from UO) and 19,300 this fall. That’s not much growth in nearly 30... – Friday
- All Bargaining Unit Faculty must... (1)
- dog I was "fully engaged" once - not pretty - never again – Monday
- Board of Trustees to meet... (11)
- mindless husk So much to relish here, I don't understand why eyes glaze over. The trustees want "metrics" on the immeasurable. Why not pay attention to the... – Saturday
- honest Uncle Bernie Re VP for Enrollment Roger Thompson and the seriously declining enrollment -- in my humble opinion, very predictable from the exit out of the recession,... – Thursday
- honest Uncle Bernie Ah, very good, sounds right. A measure of change over multiple years. The numbers very revealing. "Instruction" -- the budgets for the departments, basically --... – Thursday
- uomatters Whoops, fixed. Thanks. – Thursday
- honest Uncle Bernie uomatters -- you say "On a Full Time Equivalent basis, faculty numbers are up 22%, since 2014-15, while administrator numbers are up 43%" -- surely... – Thursday
- uomatters Compounded Annual Growth Rate? Just guessing, I'm an economist, not a CPA. – Thursday
- honest Uncle Bernie Lot's of interesting stuff there in that budget graph (Audit Financial). But does anyone know what CAGR means? I assume 16/17 refers to the change... – Thursday
- Trustees to review, discuss report... (5)
- Me again You're such a card! It may not have been clear but my point was that I think personal attacks from afar are cowardly and attacks... – Thursday
- uomatters Sorry. I'll try some personal insults tomorrow - on a randomized basis of course - and let you know how it shakes out. – Thursday
- Me again My apologies for being a bit harsh. I appreciate that you did call out the board for asking soft ball questions but you haven't called... – Thursday
- uomatters I told the trustees in public at their last meeting that I didn't think they were doing their due diligence. I said that they were... – Thursday
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- UO Prof calls out VP... (18)
- RT @UOregonNews: ICYMI: "Our findings suggest that there's more good out there when there is gratitude," @uoregon neuroscientist… https://t.co/RnSzBk28IQ, 41 mins ago
- RT @I_am_orange: @usatodaysports #goducks assistant salary pool in 2017 = $3,945,000. $1.7 million in 2017 dollars would be 43% of t… https://t.co/6uopQNdlVP, 17 hours ago
- RT @DanielLibit: This doesn’t look good. https://t.co/81MvzuExqh, 20 hours ago
- RT @ChrisYandle: Unless Bowl gift suite is worth $125k, the Boise State players got a raw deal, but they do get: an Oakley backpack… https://t.co/eot5N21Qbx, Dec 17
- RT @ByBerkowitz: Per NCAA reporting forms compiled by @Schrotenboer, conferences and schools combined for $517 million in net bowl r… https://t.co/HF14k9pqfP, Dec 15
TagsAAUP-AFT Union? Academic Freedom administrative bloat Athletics athletics subsidy Beangrams Dave Frohnmayer: UO President Dave Hubin Diversity Faculty pay Faculty Union (United Academics of UO) free speech Jamie Moffitt Jim Bean: UO Provost Jim O'Fallon jock box Lariviere Firing Lorraine Davis March 8-9 rape allegations Melinda Grier Michael Gottfredson NCAA NCAA violations new partnership plan off topic OUS Board and Chancellor Pernsteiner PERS Public Records Public Safety Randy Geller General Counsel Research money Richard Lariviere: UO President Robert Berdahl Rob Mullens Scott Coltrane Senate Sharon Rudnick Tim Gleason Track and Field Championships Uncategorized UO Foundation UO Presidential Archives UO restructuring plan UO Trustees
- RG’s Mark Baker writes about Ronnie Lee’s return to Eugene 12/16/2017
- UO Prof calls out VP for Equity for wasting money on Implicit Bias Training 12/14/2017
- Oregon refunds $500 fine, DOJ lawyer begs judge to drop engineer’s lawsuit 12/12/2017
- Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director was fired for his big ego and bad dog 12/11/2017
- All Bargaining Unit Faculty must be fully engaged over winter break 12/11/2017
- New Duck Coach Mario Cristobal pledges to split $2.5M salary with players via untraceable bitcoin transfers 12/08/2017
- Phone logs show Dana Altman knew about player rape allegations from start 12/08/2017
- Dec 8th, 8 AM Meeting of the Board 12/08/2017
- Rob Mullens negotiates porkalicious deal with Nike for Duck athletics cash 12/07/2017
- Board of Trustees to meet last days of finals week, to avoid pesky students 12/07/2017
- Trustees to review, discuss report on General Counsel Kevin Reed’s activities 12/06/2017
- Rob Mullens played short-term Taggart hiring into a fat long raise for himself 12/05/2017
- Students want to remove insipid, racist UO Mission Statement from library wall 12/04/2017
- UO librarians crush Duck coaches $6K to $0 in Charitable Fund Drive giving 12/03/2017
- Johnson Hall working on IRS “business purpose” justification for Vegas junket 12/03/2017
- Board of Trustees to hear appeal from tenured professor, sanctioned for cause 12/01/2017
- FINAL: Senate motion to support Collective students passes 23-21 11/29/2017
- Pres Schill to throw more money at Duck coach Willie Taggart? 11/29/2017
- Student Conduct Office drops charges after FIRE free-speech investigation 11/28/2017
- Pres Schill appoints Kevin Marbury as permanent VPSL w/o search 11/28/2017
I've been at UO since 2014, and relative to then I think the overall campus climate is
- much worse (14%, 15 Votes)
- worse (28%, 31 Votes)
- same (18%, 20 Votes)
- better (17%, 19 Votes)
- much better (16%, 18 Votes)
- don't know (6%, 7 Votes)
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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.