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Last updated on 07/21/2015

"Around the O" spam costs ~$107,000. Gottfredson’s calendar costs $103.


12/31/2013: UO Matters more popular than Around the O for 2013

Here’s a little hint for former UO Journalism Dean Tim Gleason, now getting $218,524 a year to advise UO on “academic messaging”. While UO’s official “Around the O” blog reports almost 745,000 page views for 2013, UO Matters got 968,000, and I didn’t have to give away iPads, or spam the faculty and staff. Thanks, readers:

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Maybe “Around the O” should post some public records and allow comments? Gleason’s year-long pre-sabbatical sinecure contract below, for example, got a hundred or so downloads, after I finally pried it loose from the public records office. And my post on Gleason’s presentation to the SPJ on UO’s wonderful public records compliance attracted many interesting comments, not all of them defamatory.

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His mission?

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Full contract here.


  1. Temperance Brennan 12/31/2013

    Slavish obedience to institutionalized power does not foster critical thinking. Since we are critical thinkers by profession Around the O looses by default. If I want boilerplate, the one in my laundry room is more interesting. Unfortunately. Even if we cut through the BS (i.e. the occasional sarcasm, snark, snipe, and personal pet peeves) on UOM the bottom line information value is still better. And it’s free, too!
    Good job UOM.

    • Anon 01/01/2014


  2. uomatters Post author | 12/31/2013

    Thanks. For the record, my new years resolution is to cut back on the snark and pet peeves. Anything you’d like to see me fill that news hole with?

    • ScienceDuck 01/01/2014

      Less snark, more snide.

    • Theodor Geissel 01/01/2014

      Pick a peck of snide in a dark and gloomy snide-field that is almost nine miles wide.

    • Temperance Brennan 01/01/2014

      How about, if your tabs above included ‘the good’, the bad’ and ‘the ugly’?

  3. OA Anon 01/02/2014

    Content suggestions for 2014
    1. Actually, it would be nice to hear more of the good developments, and who/what groups are doing things that benefit the UO/faculty/staff/community even if not lauded in Around the O.
    2. Important to focus on new board of trustees of course
    3. What exactly is the new plan for the Office of Equity and Inclusion and why does it require so many new staff to do it, if the PUSH is out to department level?

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