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- Duck coach Dana Altman grants... (15)
- Eugenenative By that standard we all come up short. Not just Dana Altman. – Wednesday
- UO Matters You're right, Altman is no Lincoln. – Monday
- honest Uncle Bernie UOM, comparing the situation of free athletes to slaves is stupid, and comparing Altman to a slaveholder is vicious and stupid. And the implied comparison... – Monday
- Organized That was a few years back. There have been more recent talks with athletes at UO about organizing. It has been by a close margin... – Monday
- balling Some football players did inquire about organizing. I'm not a sports buff, but i think it was back when a player had some problem about... – Monday
- Fishwrapper I'd like to see them organize... – Monday
- eugenenative Maybe the college athletes should boycott? There is nothing preventing them. – Monday
- eugenenative It's a poor analogy that obscures rather than illuminates. – Monday
- President Schill announces $4.5M in... (43)
- Dog Give me a fucking break - and look at history it has never been about the Money this is all about cultural incompetence - how... – Tuesday
- honest Uncle Bernie Prospective Mom -- my advice too would be to let him make up his mind, and don't worry about it too much. We often learn... – Tuesday
- honest Uncle Bernie "the UO is simply incapable of dealing with salary compression" dog, I just don't buy it -- the amount of money we're talking about is... – Tuesday
- dog professor accessibility varies considerably from school to school and department to department. But most professors are quite accessible if the student makes an effort. Hell,... – Tuesday
- Slightly Less Concerned Prospective Mom Thank you, dog! No, he is not considering either of those schools, but he is considering BU, Chapman, Lewis & Clark and University of Denver.... – Monday
- Concerned Prospective Mom Thanks! I am trying to leave it up to my son, but I just want him to be aware of the negative aspects of a... – Monday
- dog I will be serious here (in contrast to most dog nonsense) 1. The main advantage to going to a smaller private school is a much... – Monday
- UO Matters This blog contains a lot of complaints about UO. That's because we're mostly faculty, we mostly love this university, and we're mostly trying to make... – Monday
- UO's minority tenure track faculty... (12)
- UO Matters Whoops, thanks. – Tuesday
- color blind Even though I'm color blind I noticed you colored the CAS sciences TTF entries for represented and available green, but that should be red. – Tuesday
- Oryx See above. – Tuesday
- Oryx However, the heading at the top of that column says "Under-represented" above the subheadings "women" and "minorities," so I think that "under-represented" applies even to... – Tuesday
- UO Matters If it helps, the AAEO Director who wrote this report is no longer employed by UO, and the search for a competent replacement is underway. – Tuesday
- Report Reader That may well be the case in some instances, but the referenced data here is from an AAEO document that refers to "minorities" not "under... – Monday
- Asian American Professor I conclude that from the AAEO report. In the table that UOMatters screenshotted you'll see that there's a superscript 5. If you go to the... – Monday
- Gender Representation in Senior Administration? And one more note: regarding compensation equity, the report provides neither methodology detail nor data, but makes the following sweeping claims: "There are no gender-,... – Monday
- UO increases racial diversity but... (4)
- jackmccoy Hmm, so is this a trend specific to Eugene, or the consequence of free community college statewide, or higher state tuition?? – Monday
- Captain Nemo All the more reason for the UO and for the faculty to support the SAIL Program. – Monday
- UO Matters Nope. The percentage of students at 4-year publics getting federal grants has increased from 27% in 2001 to 38% in 2014. See https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_331.20.asp – Monday
- jackmccoy Is this because there are fewer eligible students for pell because incomes have gone up? Not necessarily bad news... – Monday
- UO spending on racial diversity... (1)
- honest Uncle Bernie I suspect the actual diversity expenditures are a lot higher, when you count everything. Way back when in the last diversity battle -- was it... – Monday
- March for Science today at... (3)
- New Year Cat Apparently this week's Climate Rally in Eugene is going to be more "climate and other stuff" which weakens the focus. I was happy to march... – Monday
- Patrick Phillips I agree that this is not the way that I would have approached it. These should be inherently non-partisan issues, although the whole-scale rejection of... – Sunday
- honest Uncle Bernie I wasn't at either the local or natiinal event. But from press accounts, it doesn't sound like they are going to do much good for... – Sunday
- What did Professor and Exalted... (12)
- Michael Cutler I care! he was a good person and my great grandfather! – Sunday
- UO's 100 most excellent faculty (18)
- OSU fan In a real sense the list has existed for a long time, years,as it does for any University. Just find any UO faculty with a... – Saturday
- Oryx Completely agree. – Saturday
- dog Seriously, what is the purpose for even publishing this list? Does it serve anything? I think its best to retract it and for the record... – Saturday
- Peter Keyes This is true. In architectural practice, the traditional methodology is to just copy the work of others, without citation. This puts us at a distinct... – Friday
- New Oregon public records law... (7)
- UO makes national top 10... (7)
- LArdman It also makes the top 10 schools where you may see your professor in blackface. Take that Jim Jones! – Friday
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- Duck coach Dana Altman grants... (15)
- RT @LesZaitz: The Oregon House is scheduled to take up public records legislation today (HB2836). Will transparency get more votes than govt. secrecy?, 3 hours ago
- RT @Max_Thornberry: Special Education @uoregon faces an uncertain future despite its record of success. @dailyemerald https://t.co/ZkdjXpQZhG, 14 hours ago
- RT @jackstripling: Pirsig once disrupted a college president's speech, shouting "This school has no quality." https://t.co/9L3yjgxHsM, Apr 25
- RT @mattyglesias: A lot of focus on campus issues, but college graduates are more supportive of free speech. https://t.co/vEcp5SZGBW, Apr 24
- UO increases racial diversity but low-income undergrad enrollment drops - https://t.co/96WncXCF5O, Apr 24
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- Duke effort to reform undergrad curriculum dies 04/26/2017
- USC runs SAIL pipeline on steroids, boosts low SES enrollment & graduation 04/26/2017
- UO increases racial diversity but low-income undergrad enrollment drops 04/24/2017
- UO spending on racial diversity triples since 2011, consultants cash in 04/23/2017
- UO’s minority tenure track faculty are in proportion to available PhD’s 04/23/2017
- March for Science today at Noon at Memorial Quad 04/22/2017
- Duck coach Dana Altman grants player release from indentured servitude 04/21/2017
- UO students just not that into the whole neo-Nazi thing 04/20/2017
- President Schill announces $4.5M in budget cuts 04/20/2017
- UO’s 100 most excellent faculty 04/20/2017
- New Oregon public records law leaves truck-sized deadline loophole 04/18/2017
- UO hires Barran & Liebman’s Shayda Le, pleas for more time on Freyd lawsuit 04/17/2017
- UO Trustee inspires her husband to promote government transparency 04/17/2017
- Teaching Effectiveness Program: Reimagining undergrad education 04/17/2017
- Cornell wants to discipline student for leaking memo, faculty object 04/17/2017
- State dials back on poorly designed free community college plan 04/17/2017
- Stanford caves, lets professor use Trump image for Title IX conference poster 04/17/2017
- Assoc Dean Bruce Blonigen blog post: Funding Risks and Planning 04/17/2017
- Legislative update on Education and PERS bills. Time to panic? 04/14/2017
- Applied Science 04/13/2017
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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The NYT has the disappointing news on the exchange rate.
In the Oregonian, here.
LBJ signing the civil rights act. A calm, convincing, and inspiring speech:
And while I’m on the subject of personal liberty, I feel the need to mention my fellow Tandem High School graduate David Garner. David’s eloquent junior year book report presentation on Robert Moses’s biography of LBJ forever changed my opinion of LBJ, David, and freedom and juvenile delinquents in general.
David was trouble from the start. He knew how to hot-wire a car, and when he needed to get to a party he would. But he’d generally leave it back near where he’d borrowed it, to save the owner any unnecessary inconvenience.
After HS I convinced him to skip out on rehab and come work in the Montana oil fields with me. When his crew moved from Idaho to Heber City, he got me to ride his Norton Commando down to Utah for him. It broke down of course, so my friend Chuck and me bought a 1969 Ford 150 for $250 in Pocatello and put the bike in the back. When the truck broke down we rewired the ignition with an extension cord, and when we finally got to Utah we gave David the truck. Somewhere I’ve got a picture of him sitting in the side basket of a Lama helicopter, catching a ride back from the seismic line before a storm closed in.
David died at the age of 28, along with three other fishermen, when their boat capsized in a night-time squall off Homer, Alaska. His body was never found, and I never got the Blind Willie Johnson LP he’d borrowed back:
The RG names names. The NYT provides background. In other economic news, the Oregon DOJ has decided to crack down on vital supplies for Oregon’s thriving blogging and computer programming startups.
11/6/2013: Lauren Messman has the story in the Eugene Weekly, complete with interesting data:
10/31/13: Like a fool, I upgraded to Mavericks last week. Lots of problems using apple mail with gmail. I’ve gone through the suggested fixes, still having trouble. If you are having similar problems, I suggest calling UO’s General Counsel Randy Geller‘s helpline at 541-346-3082, since he thinks UO should own everything you send over the UO network.
10/25/2013: The NYT has the story.
NBER Working Paper No. 19549
Issued in October 2013
NBER Program(s): PR
Issued in October 2013
NBER Program(s): PR
The Internet has radically transformed the way we live our lives. The net changes in consumer surplus and economic activity, however, are difficult to measure because some online activities, such as obtaining news, are new ways of doing old activities while new activities, like social media, have an opportunity cost in terms of activities crowded out. This paper uses data from the American Time Use Survey from 2003 – 2011 to estimate the crowdout effects of leisure time spent online. That data show that time spent online and the share of the population engaged in online activities has been increasing steadily. I find that, on the margin, each minute of online leisure time is correlated with 0.29 fewer minutes on all other types of leisure, with about half of that coming from time spent watching TV and video, 0.05 minutes from (offline) socializing, 0.04 minutes from relaxing and thinking, and the balance from time spent at parties, attending cultural events, and listening to the radio. Each minute of online leisure is also correlated with 0.27 fewer minutes working, 0.12 fewer minutes sleeping, 0.10 fewer minutes in travel time, 0.07 fewer minutes in household activities, and 0.06 fewer minutes in educational activities.
10/13/13: The Oregonian has the details. I wouldn’t worry though, the elasticity of supply seems quite high.
As usual, it’s all about the price:
9/23/2013: The facts of the case are not in dispute. In return for certain assistance from a well known institution and its president, one Robert Johnson agreed to surrender all rights to his intellectual property, in perpetuity. Per the agreement Mr. Johnson received support and substantial benefits that allowed him to create work product that, by agreement, became the soul property of the institution. There is no evidence that these works were produced during the 1 day in 7 of consulting time allowed under his contract. The terms of this contract did not conflict with any Collective Bargaining Agreement between the institution and bargaining unit members. Despite the fact that this was a legally binding contract which many others have also signed and benefitted from, and despite Mr. Johnson’s death from drinking poisoned whisky given him by a jealous husband, the lawyers are still arguing over the IP in the Mississippi Supreme Court.