Ali Bongo Ondimba adds his voice to the list of Lariviere supporters. A good reminder that this fight should be about process, faculty governance, and transparency – not “We Love Our President”.
Steve Duin of the Oregonian rips into Kitzhaber: Death penalty for UO faculty and students, but not for murderers.
Word down at the faculty club is that there’s a football game tomorrow and some folks – maybe lots of folks – are going to demonstrate at Autzen in support of President Lariviere. See http://weloveourpres.blogspot.com/ for details.
Also check the UO Senate website at http://senate.uoregon.edu/content/update-uo-presidential-situation for info on the UO Senate’s efforts to resist Chancellor Pernsteiner’s attempts to usurp the faculty’s rights and responsibilities. Irene Aleshire has more in the RG.
Meanwhile OUS Board chair Matt Donegan digs himself a deeper hole in this Helen Jung story in the Oregonian. No way this was firing was consistent with the public meetings law.
We’ll post more over the weekend on the OUS Portland meeting, scheduled 3-5 PM Monday. OSBHE Boardroom, PSU Academic and Student Recreation Center, Suite 515, Portland. I have heard from many, many UO faculty who plan to attend. Word is that Phil Knight and Howard Slusher will buy the first round after the meeting closes. In this secret video provided by a helpful OUS staffer, Pernsteiner and Donegan reconsider their decision to try and limit attendance by choosing a small room: