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5/20/2009: Interesting NYT story about how public records requests from an american freelance reporter have lead to the resignation of the speaker of the UK Parliament, because of his efforts to hide public records about second home expenses. It’s an open secret that UO has swallowed the million dollar Bend…

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5/19/2009: This letter in the Daily Emerald from an apparently well-informed student provides firm evidence that President Frohnmayer will soon have to give up on the Autzen “O” effort – he is just struggling not to withdraw from his position prematurely. At the 4/14 furlough meeting President Frohnmayer and Provost…

Bullies

5/15/2009: “So the bullies have won.” The Register Guard Editors. The RG takes UO President Dave Frohnmayer to task for failing to defend Professor Sohlberg from the mob that was incited by this RG story on the O sign. The RG Editors can’t bring themselves to criticize Dave by name,…

underpaid administrators

5/14/2009: At yesterday’s UO Senate meeting Provost Bean spent a long time talking about “misinformation spread by blogs.” We are happy to hear he’s been reading UO Matters, and we welcome his response to our comments on his speech: He refused to repudiate his Furlough meeting claim that UO’s Admin…

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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…