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- VP for Communication Kyle Henley... (8)
- darby Victims are either kept in the dark or they are gag ordered. And the JSMA, LERC, and MNCH are definitely... – Wednesday
- AMB Does that mean that other units can speak freely about the budget cuts? Why are JSMA, LERC, and MNCH singled... – Tuesday
- Darby New Year Cat: ha ha ha ha ha! Supervisors can verbally abuse classified - as long as the verbal abuse... – Monday
- All I could think of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFRa7Ovym8s (...that would be great. Mkay?) This whole letter just exudes excellent leadership chain of... – Monday
- just different "Message discipline" is pretty standard in a corporate environment, where people aren't being paid to have opinions on company time.... – Monday
- New Year Cat Silly me, I thought the first amendment applied even to UO employees of all ranks and status. – Monday
- honest Uncle Gangsta All this controlling has allowed them to come up with the brilliant 11% tuition increase plan -- or is it... – Monday
- Constantly Censored Dog This "no freelancing allowed" admin idea has been around JH spin for as long as I have been at the... – Monday
- Native American Students Association protests... (6)
- Dog I think your mean "aarogance" – Wednesday
- just different The "Pioneer" isn't a person, it's a personification. Of something that we would all be better off without. – Wednesday
- Deplorable Duck Everyone is forgotten soon enough. Removing such markers does speed up the process, though... – Wednesday
- uomatters No one's attacking "us". The students are protesting a statue that glorifies a particular time in history and intentionally ignores... – Wednesday
- Payroll Guy Can we still attack your ignorance? – Wednesday
- A white duck "As you know, “The Pioneer” is a statue that glorifies white supremacy and settler-colonial violence against people of color, especially... – Wednesday
- Board of Trustees to meet... (2)
- Provost announces TTF hiring plan (8)
- Inquiring Minds Does the gift also support the staff (classified and OA) to support those faculty and the building? Assistants, managers, IT,... – Wednesday
- Dog anon says "While in reality many of ROC’s programs are bloated, redundant and inefficient." reality is supported by daa where... – Wednesday
- UO CC UO is courting "one donor" to finance the rest of KC. KC received major gifts last year from two prominent... – Wednesday
- UO is courting "one donor" to finance the rest of KC. KC received major gifts last year from two prominent... – Wednesday
- honest Uncle Bernie The problem is Knight reportedly sucks tons of money money out of "other" UO fundraising. So yes, Knight wins big. – Tuesday
- Deplorable Duck That's an amazingly solid list. Only one eye-roll from me, and I'm the sensitive type. In terms of chances for... – Tuesday
- UO CC KC doesn’t win big. The gift alone supports 30+ new faculty. – Tuesday
- honest Uncle Bernie "Data Science" and "Knight Campus" win big, looks like the existing sciences mostly get blanked out, i.e. positions don't get... – Tuesday
- CONFIDENTIAL: search committee sideswipes 1/2... (4)
- Darby All I can say is: yech. – Tuesday
- Hippo You can't fight City Hall. Or in the case of Eugene, even build one. – Tuesday
- honest Uncle Bernie Bill -- remember what they used to say about Reagan and his advisors -- "Let Reagan be Reagan!" You need... – Tuesday
- Amanda Frost I am sorry that this did not work out. Many of us had high hopes. The story does not need... – Tuesday
- "Oregon Promise" shifted students from... (4)
- Deplorable Duck Many students would be better off getting a two-year degree and banking the extra two years of salary. The direct... – Tuesday
- Observer Some classes will be more or less equivalent. There are a lot of disciplines that are only offered at the... – Tuesday
- Dog Yes I think we can say that in some discipline areas - particularly those associated with research labs. In other... – Tuesday
- A duck Can we honestly say we provide better education at lower cost compared to, say, LCC? – Tuesday
- Open Mike from Pres Schill... (16)
- Darby Dumpster Fire: the bargaining is and has been constantly all about take-aways. Every damn time. – Monday
- honest Uncle Bernie "kibitzing at the faculty club" is comparable to rumors about a possible shooting on campus? Come on. – Monday
- Deplorable Duck You were heart-broken by the difficulties of the students who were passing around rumors, crying wolf at an obviously not-dangerous... – Monday
- Hart Right, but the point being made was that students, not having that information, wanted to make sure they were not... – Sunday
- Publius "DOES THIS APPLY TO ADMINISTRATORS TOO? " Pres Schill: "Do not spread rumors. We all have a responsibility to know... – Sunday
- Shaking my head Hart's point is very well taken. Students have every reason to be reactive and circumspect, and many were genuinely spooked... – Saturday
- Scratching my head Darby may have been referring to the bad-faith bargaining with the GTFF that maneuvered the two parties into mediation by... – Saturday
- Dog absolutely not true that no one paid attention his family paid immediate attention and quickly got that person the care... – Saturday
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- VP for Communication Kyle Henley... (8)
- RT @hardsci: From Marc Carpenter, a history doctoral student who has studied the statue: "When Native students today look at tha… https://t.co/SXcL1OfrNk, 5 hours ago
- RT @zack_demars: Seen on campus: a demonstration in front of the Pioneer, which was installed 100 years ago to the day. Group of stu… https://t.co/gHHv6rE3t1, 5 hours ago
- RT @RManning47: #Oregon schools made the most of a low-turnout election. 10 of 11 tax measures passed. Levies for staff passed in… https://t.co/3zTPMwEN4w, 19 hours ago
- RT @TimDuy: The system worked when states just supported higher education so that it was inexpensive and could be considered a… https://t.co/YDfIz4p4wo, 22 hours ago
- RT @AthleterightsNc: Another day in college sports, student newspaper investigative journalism shows money raised for athletic scholarsh… https://t.co/Pj6YDZBnab, May 21
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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.