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Mel Streeter

Thanks to a friend for sending me a link to this story by Kurt Streeter, about his father Mel Streeter. Read it all and the obit below, these are just snippets: … My dad, who grew up in Riverside, California, wasn’t just the fourth black athlete to ever suit up…

Adjunct activist & Art History instructor killed in crossfire shooting

InsideHigherEd has the story. I’m no art history professor, but the resemblance is a bit unnerving – down to the hair and glasses: David Wilder, 61, was killed by a shooting in Cleveland when he was caught in the crossfire as three other men engaged in what authorities called “a running vehicular…

NYT ignores *increase* in international apps at 35% of universities

The NYT headline, particularly scary for schools like UO that rely on international student tuition: Amid ‘Trump Effect’ Fear, 40% of Colleges See Dip in Foreign Applicants Economist Tyler Cowen has the real story here: … Here is what the opening of the survey itself said: 39% of responding institutions…

How does Tom Hart do “cyberspace surveillance” of Duck athletes?

Someone wants to know. Here’s the public records request, now more than two weeks old: Requester:  Snur, Carrie Organization:  Capital News Service Initial Request Date:  03/06/2017 Status: Requesting/Reviewing Records This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request copies of the following records: Documents including or…

This UO professor has my vote for the Nobel prize in medicine

And for Peace too. Human Physiology Professor Chris Minson’s lab page is here. Discover Magazine describes the research here: Soaking in a Hot Bath Yields Benefits Similar to Exercise … The idea that passive heating can improve cardiovascular function received further support when the University of Oregon published a study the…

NCAA’s revenue “student-athletes” less and less likely to be first generation

It’s a well known fact that big-time college sports exploits the generally low SES minority football players who take the hits and concussions, and gives the money they earn to the generally white and rich golf and tennis players, who get fancy facilities and scholarships that actually leave them time to get an education.  After…

“no need for panic”

(The WaPo has more detail on Trump’s budget proposal here.) Dear Members of the UO Research Community, Today the Trump Administration announced its plans for the FY2018 federal budget. The proposal is thin on details but calls for unprecedented funding reductions for numerous federal agencies, including those that our university depends…