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Duck drug testing forum Wednesday

Update: The logical consequences of this policy? More drunk athletes. See here for the Senate debate.

4:20 PM 10/3/2012 update: Randy Geller missed another opportunity to apologize for accusing Kyr and McWhorter of defamation. Sam Stites reports the only speaker at the administration’s pro forma public meeting on duck drug testing was IAC chair Brian McWhorter. The students were busy protesting Jim Bean’s beamer payments. Presumably Randy’s saving himself for the better attended 10/10/2012 Senate meeting, where either he or Gottfredson will have to explain why they are ignoring the UO constitution rules requiring a Senate vote on this.

Dear [UO Senate President Rob Kyr and IAC Chair Brian McWhorter]

I received your email of July 24, 2012, requesting a delay in the public hearing scheduled for August 23rd, 2012. The hearing will be rescheduled for September 13, 2012. Written comments will be accepted until noon on September 14, 2012. We will similarly postpone the date the rule will be filed with the Secretary of State and become final. The rule will be filed on September 21, 2012.

Your allegations about the University’s rulemaking processes are offensive and false , as are the comments made publicly by members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. I ask that you apologize in writing to President Berdahl, Rob Mullens, and me. I also ask that you censure the members of the IAC who have published offensive and defamatory comments.

Randolph Geller  

General Counsel
University of Oregon

10/2/2012. From what I can tell from the administration’s policy library website Gottfredson intends to go forward with the random drug testing without submitting it to the Senate to approval. The policy was also never discussed with the Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. Paperwork here. So much for the shared governance constitution the faculty signed with Lariviere.

The “interim” policy is already in place. The public meeting on the “proposed” policy is in the EMU Walnut room, Wed 10/3 at 1PM. It’s on the Senate agenda for 10/10 but it appears any vote will be a non-binding sham.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous 10/03/2012

    Any news on this?

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