UO in top 50 for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer students

5/3/2016: Diane Dietz has the good news here:

The University of Oregon is one of the 50 best universities nationally for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)” students, says the ­rating service collegechoice.net.

… The UO also offers gender-­inclusive housing where students can room with members of any gender they wish. In academics, UO offers a minor in queer studies through the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.

Plus, this year the UO is redesignating up to 111 restrooms on campus as gender-­inclusive facilities.

The UO Economics Department was one of the first to get the “All Gender” restrooms, and I can report that Ted Cruz’s worst bathroom nightmares were not well grounded in reality. It seems most of Indiana’s republicans agree.

9/21/2015: Progressive UO economists first to try out gender neutral bathrooms in PLC

I’m not saying correlation is causation, but perhaps the fact UO pays its economists just 72% of peer salaries is the reason Economics has long been known as UO’s most progressive academic department. Although I did hear one of the old-guard mutter “I just hope I’m not caught in here with some differently gendered undergrad and my pants down when DeFazio’s earthquake alarm goes off.”

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Still a few kinks to work out with the signs, however.

Update: “What if” UO’s Late Night Brander taunted Vulcan *and* Fortuna?

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10 Responses to UO in top 50 for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer students

  1. Trond Jacobsen says:

    “long been known as UO’s most progressive academic department”

    Come again? Says who? I am looking at sociology for starters, let’s not even get to art, Women’s and gender studies, etc.

    Economics the most progressive department?

    That’s a good one ( if we mean progressive in the political sense.)

    • thedude says:

      Just goes to show the difference between stated preference and revealed preferences.

      We are revealed to be progressive given our inclusive bathrooms. Where’s your proof??

      • uomatters says:

        And our faculty union membership rate is among the highest of any UO department. “Gender neutral union members” sure sounds progressive to me.

  2. The New Guy says:

    I think he means progressive in the “sarcastic” sense.

  3. Old Grey Mare says:

    Just add “s agitat molem” and you’re good to go.

    • uomatters says:

      Easy for you to say, but that didn’t work out so well for Pliny the Elder, did it?

    • NTTF says:

      Old Grey Mare’s solution has now been implemented. I’ve emailed a new picture of the door to uomatters, so hopefully the post will be updated soon.

      I did the best I could to match the lettering, but try as I might I couldn’t for the life of me find the hand-painted-on-wooden-door-who-knows-how-many-decades-ago typeface anywhere on my machine. (Alas!)

      [Naturally, all apologies to Pliny the Elder and the hapless inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Residents of Cascadia realize that volcanoes warrant our respect.]

  4. Anon says:

    I don’t know if Econ is really the UOs most progressive department, but after this post you’ve got a lock on the nerdiest. And thanks for the bathrooms!

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