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UO Board chair Steve Holwerda excited to hear a speaker demand that his Board do something that they can actually do

Peace in the Middle East is so hard they give out Nobel peace prizes for participation. In comparison getting UO faculty pay back on the path to average just requires that President Scholz make the easy call to fire a few AVP’s and Ass Deans of this-and-that to cut administrative bloat back to its pre-covid level.

Here Math Prof Chris Sinclair explains to the UO Trustees why he thinks the faculty will strike if the Board and President Scholz continue to blow us off. Click the image for video:

Scholz administration to pursue criminal charges against investiture protestors?

It’s like when the road rash you got in that bike crash is mostly healed over but now you’ve got an itch you just gotta scratch, even though you know it’s gonna start bleeding again:


In a conversation with the Daily Emerald, University of Oregon spokesperson Eric Howald confirmed that the university is considering a criminal investigation into pro-Palestine protesters interrupting UO President John Karl Scholz’ investiture ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena on May 30.

Protestors further vandalized campus property, which Howald said that UO is reviewing photo and video footage from this and the protestors’ actions at the ceremony. Howald confirmed that the school is using the documentation to pursue both criminal and academic charges against student protestors.

Daily Emerald on how badly UO pays female faculty, with salary lookup

Reporter Alicia Santiago has the well-researched report here, covering the successful discrimination lawsuit by Prof Jennifer Freyd (Psychology), as well as new complaints by Patricia Lambert (PPPM) and Margaret Sereno (Psychology. The Emerald has also posted a convenient database of salaries here, from UO’s IR pdfs – which used to…

Roger Thompson leaves to be Pres at St. Mary’s, Jim Brooks to be interim

Congrats to Thompson, and good luck to Brooks in a crazy year for admissions. My experiences w/ Brooks were all positive, including one year where the TFAB convinced Schill to devote a good chunk of a tuition increase to increased need-based scholarships. Dear colleagues, I am writing to announce that…

Admin team member aghast at union’s use of the H word during salary bargaining

Shortly after accusing the union of “cherry-picking” its list of overpaid administrators to come up with the result that top admins are paid 99.4% of comparators while faculty are only paid 84%, one of the union team members used the H word to describe how the faculty felt after the…