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VP for Enrollment Roger Thompson finalist for Missouri State Prez job

Thanks to a reader for the link. https://news.missouristate.edu/2024/01/18/missouri-state-announces-three-finalists-for-president/ It’s a transparent open search run with no apparent interference from a search firm. Three finalists announced publicly and brought to campus for the university to meet with and provide feedback to the Board, *before* the final hiring decision. Astounding. Thompson should…

Around the 0’s well-paid PR flacks write Senator Dembrow and your unions out of history.

Senator Michael Dembrow and the university unions organized to end the old system, where the UO Board members nominated the children of their friends to be UO’s student trustees. Here’s the legislative history, check the testimony. Here’s Around the 0: The University of Oregon Board of Trustees is seeking applicants…

Why isn’t President Scholz taking responsibility for the UO administration’s GTFF pay offers?

Dear faculty colleagues,  I am writing about the status of bargaining with the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and to address academic and research continuity planning so that faculty members are informed as negotiations continue and a potential GTFF strike approaches.    GTFF Bargaining Status Update  The bargaining teams met yesterday…

“GEs at UO would earn more than the average minimum take-home pay rate of public AAU institutions …”

I *think* that’s Johnson Hall trying to claim that they’ve made a generous offer to the GE’s, though that’s hardly the only way to parse it. From Interim Provost Karen Ford’s email about the GTFF strike, which is scheduled for Jan 17: Dear UO faculty member,   The University of…

Good news for bad UO administrators and local pols!

Bad news for good government. The Eugene Weekly has been hit by an embezzler, and will have to drastically scale back operations: https://eugeneweekly.com/2023/12/28/wheres-the-damn-paper/ …Shortly before Christmas, we discovered that EW had been the victim of embezzlement at the hands of someone we once trusted. We are still counting up the damage, but…