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- Budget cut Town Hall 2PM... (13)
- uomatters Last I looked VPFA Moffitt had cut a special deal for Duck athletics, and they pay about 4% in overhead... – Monday
- uomatters I love GOT too, but our VPFA's name is Jamie, not Jaime. And while our $235M in athletic debt has... – Monday
- charlie I will argue that PERS, while very important, isn't the most vital issue. That would be the massive amount of... – Monday
- Dog why not have moffit explicitly show "how many millions more the university spends today on PERS than it did in... – Monday
- Big XII Spot on. If you don't think PERS is eating universities, state and local governments and public schools alive you are... – Monday
- honest Uncle Bernie Two questions: 1) Did anyone ask Moffitt why UO doesn't charge athletics the $2.2 million it is supposedly spending on... – Monday
- thedude She's not too wrong. Its' pretty hard when 20-40 percent of your total compensation is increasing by 10 percent a... – Monday
- New Year Cat Fight the good fight, Senate. Not that the administration gives a flying woohoo for what you say....but say it anyway!!!... – Monday
- Tree-sitting global warming protest sure... (16)
- Deplorable Duck Thanks for the links, Anon! Unfortunately, only the first seems to address the issue at hand, and even that one... – Monday
- While I think your right some of us on this blog are scholars (not me of course) and would want... – Monday
- Fishwrapper How about improvements to single- and low-occupancy vehicle transportation alternatives and/or affordable housing solutions that work to remove vehicles from... – Monday
- Old Gray Mare How about more frequent trains to and from Salem? – Monday
- Environmental necessity There is zero evidence widening (or building) commuter ways reduces net pollution or, in most instances, commute time. All the... – Monday
- Deplorable Duck Ah, the unbearable whiteness of treeing... For myself, I'll score it a victory if they can just manage to not... – Sunday
- Old Gray Mare Wait. That's not the Save Collier House campaign? Think of the carbon stored in that wood. – Thursday
- Fishwrapper Eye of the beholder - boondoggles are rarely seen as worthless construction projects by the winning contractors... – Thursday
- Tuition & fee board met... (6)
- Eyeroll Well noted. It is indeed ironic to be asked to lobby the legislature for more money when we neither know,... – Monday
- Eyeroll If tutoring spending on non-athletes is $225 per student, that's the figure I'd start with for subsidy from the academic... – Monday
- oldtimer The additional tutoring costs for student athletes should, in my view be a shared responsibility. what share? 50/50 is a... – Saturday
- May 8 UO day at the capitol is May 8. You can sign up as part of the official delegation to let... – Saturday
- Environmental necessity Same reason you don't tell your boss to take a cut. – Friday
- honest Uncle Bernie I wonder why UO doesn't just tell the athletic department to pay for the $2.2 million of tutoring out of... – Friday
- Arts on the Chopping Block (13)
- Not Faculty What a catastrophe! You might have to find a new venue for the Faculty Club. – Saturday
- Arts-lover I should add that the one thing that these units do have in common is that they don’t directly generate... – Friday
- Arts-lover I can’t speak to what the above poster was referring to, but I am struck by this line re. Museums... – Friday
- Amy Adams You are quite literally preaching to the choir, "In the no" ...and you've misunderstood. I am speaking only, quite specifically,... – Friday
- uomatters Please explain – Friday
- In the no You are not understanding the issue clearly. Take JSMA... a retiring ED, a curator cut, and a big budget cut.... – Friday
- Schill’s Till See https://around.uoregon.edu/content/plans-budget-reductions-continue-take-shape This article is grossly inaccurate. – Friday
- Inquiring Minds Yep, maybe partner with Shedd Institute. But I suppose they rely on the newly constructed high quality music halls on... – Friday
- Some data on west of... (15)
- uomatters I am pretty sure that there is no police practice that could possibly have less impact on crime rates than... – Wednesday
- John Holmes How many ride alongs you ever go on Bill? I'm sure that bubble from your office to the faculty club,... – Wednesday
- Dave University police departments typically have jurisdiction not only of university property, but in adjoining neighborhoods, and in areas where students... – Wednesday
- Dave I don't see anyone with measles around here, so let's not vaccinate anymore! (Same logic as displayed here) – Wednesday
- New Year Cat To quote (or possibly mis-quote) Dog, "yeah, that'll happen".... – Wednesday
- Shared Sacrifices Why begrudge UOPD or athletics being immune to campus wide budget cuts? Instead, why no post about Schill announcement that... – Wednesday
- Dog gee I made a mistake imagine that – Tuesday
- Anonymouzzzzzzz Some of the difference between 2018 and 2019 might come from the week of snow we had in 2019. If... – Tuesday
- GTFF bargaining moves to mediation (22)
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- RT @NotHF: @TimDuy State support makes up, what, 10% of a "public" university's budget? What was that number in 1989 or 1979?, 9 hours ago
- RT @patrick_hruby: The DOJ should prosecute the NCAA and its members for violating the Sherman Act https://t.co/6kctTotAHi, 12 hours ago
- RT @hborrud: Oregon lawmakers consider bills to limit public records access https://t.co/pJGt1oTSsr #orpol #orleg, 12 hours ago
- RT @brendatracy24: This is worth the read and a RT. My story & my experience is not an anomaly. Thank you John for once again articu… https://t.co/CTdgajxGkA, 12 hours ago
- RT @NCPANOW: Why is the FBI enforcing unjust NCAA rules? This article asks “Is this worth it?” https://t.co/PL39ARPtLw, 12 hours ago
TagsAAUP-AFT Union? Academic Freedom administrative bloat Athletics athletics subsidy Beangrams Dana Altman Dave Frohnmayer: UO President 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
- Poli Sci Prof Dan Tichenor asks for LERC support signatures 04/22/2019
- UO closes controversial Confucius Institute, after DoD pressure 04/22/2019
- Rubber for Slusher’s Schlong leads to odor advisory 04/22/2019
- Budget cut Town Hall 2PM April 22, EMU Gumwood room 04/22/2019
- Tuition & fee board met Friday 10:30-12 to discuss athletics cuts 04/19/2019
- Another dean to leave UO? 04/18/2019
- Arts on the Chopping Block 04/18/2019
- Return of the Reefer-crazed Killer: UO Econ Prof Ben Hansen 04/18/2019
- Coach Altman: We will never pay players. Judge: Orders $6k payments to 53K “student-athlete” victims of NCAA antitrust violations 04/18/2019
- Tree-sitting global warming protest sure to boost UO’s enrollment yield 04/17/2019
- Some data on west of campus crime trends, relevant to budget crisis 04/15/2019
- “The Spirit of Transparency” to be laid to rest at budget cut Town Hall 2PM April 22, EMU Gumwood room 04/15/2019
- Senate postpones Ac Emergency policy vote, waiting for GC’s thoughts 04/15/2019
- UO’s attempts to dismiss Freyd lawsuit include redefining “Professor” 04/11/2019
- UO Senate votes to end numerical teaching evals. Vote on ACP delayed. Info on contacting state legislators on budget crisis. 04/10/2019
- GTFF bargaining moves to mediation 04/08/2019
- Faculty Club: Queer Studies on Wed, Pres Schill & Prov Banavar on Th 04/08/2019
- U of Nike author Joshua Hunt to speak at U of O, Tu April 9th 5:30 04/07/2019
- GC Kevin Reed believes “toxic” Faculty Club “reeks of white male privilege” 04/03/2019
- ¿CAS? task force lunch with Pres Schill Wed 12-1 04/03/2019
Another year, another data point.
8 PM this Saturday, in Aasen-Hull Hall in the Frohnmayer Music Building. $10 cover, byob.
Dréos is a Celtic music ensemble of performing composers who invent and arrange new and old music using a traditional vocabulary. Following the October 2015 release of their debut recording, you’re invited to join with this exciting trio as they light up the dance music of Ireland and Scotland.
Dréos brings together the blazing piping of Eliot Grasso, virtuosic fiddling of Brandon Vance, and powerhouse accompaniment of Glen Waddell, for an evening of fiery dance music and soul-filling songs, new and old. Bring your dance shoes!
Location: New Hope Center Auditorium, 1790 Charnelton Street, Eugene, OR, 97401
Time: 7pm. $12 – Advance sales, $16 – Day of and at the door , $5 – Students (with ID)
The page: www.dreosmusic.com
The Oregonian’s Les Zaitz has a series of reports, here. The US Attorney’s statement is here. From what I can tell this started about 5 years ago when a rancher SE of Burns decided to clear out some sagebrush with a few unauthorized fires, including one that was apparently intended to cover up some deer poaching and scare off some witnesses. The 73-year-old rancher and his son were initially sentenced to a few months in jail, then later re-sentenced to 5 years after someone realized that was the federal mandatory minimum. They have agreed to report to prison later this month to finish their sentences.
But in protest, a well-armed anti-BLM militia group has now occupied the U.S. government’s most strategic facility in SE Oregon. That would be the headquarters of the Malheur National Bird Refuge, created in 1908 by noted conservationist, birder, and taxidermist Teddy Roosevelt, seen here riding through an overgrazed patch of sagebrush, looking for something to kill:
Perhaps the militiamen’s target shouldn’t be a surprise, given that Roosevelt was responsible for locking away millions of acres of western land under federal control. Zaitz reports:
Ryan Bundy said there were no hostages, but the group is demanding that the Hammonds be released and the federal government relinquish control of the Malheur National Forest. He said many would be willing to fight — and die, if necessary — to defend what they see as constitutionally protected rights for states, counties and individuals to manage local lands.
And if that doesn’t work out, there’s always birdwatching. As the Audubon Society website notes:
In some years, the refuge has supported nearly 50 percent or more of the Pacific Flyway populations of Snow and Ross’s Geese, American Wigeon, and Tundra Swans. Thirty species of waterbirds – including regionally significant numbers of the American White Pelican, Great Egrets, and White-faced Ibis – nest and forage in the refuge. Malheur supports the highest numbers of breeding Greater Sandhill Cranes of any refuge in the western U.S. More than 25 shorebird species rest and refuel here, with migratory numbers qualifying the refuge as a regional Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve. The refuge supports at least 130 songbird species, many of which are identified as priority species by Partners in Flight, and includes the largest local population of Bobolinks in the western U.S.
The Chicago Tribune has more about this jaunty songster, here:
In other birding news, Eugene’s Noah Strycker has broken the record for most bird species seen in one year: 6,042, or more than 1/2 of all known species. His website is here.
10/22/2015: The one time I try blogging about something that couldn’t possibly involve a public records scandal, it turns out it involves a public records scandal. Mark Baker has the report in the RG here.
10/19/2015: EUG Flying People to depart for LCC? Bob Keefer has the rumor in Eugene Art Talk, here. Sad if true. David Joyce’s photos have been the introduction to Eugene for many UO job candidates, including me. Apparently there have been some changes over the years:
Never mind that a few people have been removed. A child molester. And a former student of David Joyce’s at Lane Community College who’d borrowed some equipment that hadn’t been returned. Some minorities were added. A cop was stolen and never recovered.
Please tell us more about what’s going on with this latest Bob!
Both baseball catchers. Both recruited out of high school by Branch Rickey for the Cardinals. Both fought in WWII in the invasion of southern France. Both indifferent students. Dad came back from the war convinced that “Harbaugh, you are an ignorant man” so he applied to graduate school at Columbia, the day after the ticker-tape parade. The admissions chair decided on the spot that a Croix de Guerre outweighed an undistinguished undergraduate record. Yogi Berra did pretty well too.
I love how she puts the important parts in bold. She must know that her parents skim. My dad used to send me letters with footnotes, since he knew how skeptical I was.
Ils s’appellent Alek Skarlatos et Spencer Stone. Ils se connaissent depuis l’enfance. Ils sont devenus aujourd’hui de véritables héros salués comme tels par le président des États-Unis, Barack Obama, et le chef d’État français, François Hollande. Les deux jeunes Américains ont évité ce qui aurait pu être un carnage, vendredi, dans le train Thalys reliant Amsterdam à Paris. Ils étaient accompagnés d’un de leur ami, Anthony Sadler. «On a entendu un coup de feu et du verre brisé,» a expliqué aux médias américains M. Skarlatos, 22 ans, membre de la garde nationale de l’état de l’Oregon, rentré il y a peu d’une mission en Afghanistan.
Pentagon policy is to not identify soldiers in incidents like this, out of concern for terrorist retaliation. These gentlemen don’t look like the types to worry much about that, and the people of Roseburg are well supplied with sufficient arms for a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.
7/5/2015: This Posner guy has a decent vitae, he’d probably have tenure if not for his obvious problem following the policy on civility and cyberbullying. No word on whether the law school is pursuing disciplinary action for his comments in Slate, here:
… I say that gratuitous interference in other people’s lives is bigotry.
… The chief justice criticizes the majority for “order[ing] the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs. Just who do we think we are?” We’re pretty sure we’re not any of the above. And most of us are not convinced that what’s good enough for the Bushmen, the Carthaginians, and the Aztecs should be good enough for us. Ah, the millennia! Ah, the wisdom of ages! How arrogant it would be to think we knew more than the Aztecs—we who don’t even know how to cut a person’s heart out of his chest while’s he still alive, a maneuver they were experts at.
… Prohibiting gay marriage is discrimination.
6/26/2015: Chief Justice Roberts calls the wrath of Han and Carthage down upon American people
NYT report and obituary here.