$600,000 was not enough

1/13/2011: Now the UO athletic department is trying to hit the faculty staff and students up for another $10 for parking on game day – whether or not they are going to the game. College of Education Dean Mike Bullis spills the beans on how to keep your money:

From: owner-coegr@lists.uoregon.edu
[mailto:owner-coegr@lists.uoregon.edu] On Behalf Of Terry Kneen
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:15 PM
To: coegr@lists.uoregon.edu; coeug@lists.uoregon.edu
Subject: coegr: Fwd: coe-staff: important: parking near COE today,
1/13/11

Important parking information for basketball games.

All —

As you may have heard, the grand opening of the new Matthew Knight arena this evening. The issue of parking for the Matt Knight Arena’s inaugural event — the basketball game against USC — is one that caught all of us, even me, by surprise. Specifically, we learned today that parking lots #17, #18, and #40 around the College of Education are to be used for game parking and cars arriving in those lots after 4 pm this evening are to be charged by attendants to park in those lots. Because the HEDCO Clinics are open and serving individuals until 8 pm and we have evening classes with faculty and staff arriving after 4 pm that initial directive did not work for us. After multiple phone calls to various parts of campus I have learned that parking attendants at the lots around the COE have been instructed to not charge for parking if the individual(s) in that car say they are not attending the basketball game. Please relay this message to as many people you know who may be affected by this situation.

I am sorry for any inconvenience this situation may cause.

Mike

Michael Bullis, Ph.D.
Sommerville-Knight Professor and Dean

I for one am glad that the UO deans are spending their time on this, instead of mere academics. Go Ducks!

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