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5/11/2009: We missed last week’s Assembly meeting. Peter Gilkey has posted a lot of data here. Essentially after a lot of wrangling, motions were made and adopted that the faculty delegate the faculty’s statutory powers to the University Senate and that the faculty ratify all past acts of the University…

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5/8/2009: Note: on 5/26/2009 we got this comment on this post and it sounds pretty knowledgeable. We’ve left the original post up, but take it with a grain of salt. “This is a very carefully sliced history. A more balanced view with a baseline from a few years ago: We…

Athletic Department

Rachel Bachman at the Oregonian does a good job getting the facts out: 5/9/2009: End of Kilkenny Era Someone should start filing some public records requests on this stuff – starting with the highly unlikely claim that the Athletic Department’s books are balanced. It would be a simple matter to…

UO Foundation

The UO Foundation is a non-profit established to raise and manage money for UO. Non-profit status means it must report some information to the IRS. Here are copies of the UO Foundation’s IRS 990 forms. These explain assets, administrative salaries, and give some hints about how the Foundation spends money.…

Be the Change

UO’s new President Richard Lariviere takes office 7/1. We hear very good things about him from people we trust. He has a few less than two a months to decide how to fix UO. Don’t let him get all his information from the usual suspects. Email him at [email protected], and…

Accounting secrets at OSU and UO

At Oregon State there are none. OSU’s VP for Finance Mark McCambridge has posted all financial information to the web – every single transaction. See https://bfpsystems.oregonstate.edu/webreporting/ (10/7/2009: now apparently restricted to OSU IP addresses.) Quoting from the Inside Higher Ed news story: Since the university already maintained a central database…

Furlough Bottom Line:

The question on the table is should you take the furlough? The senior administrators who are pushing the furlough earn 100% of their peers and recently spent $2.4 million remodeling their own offices. Our president who just got a $150,000 raise, has signed up his retiring VP’s for golden parachute…