On a fall night some 15 years ago, Pete Deshpande parked his patrol car near campus and stepped out, armed at the hip, yet stalked by fear. One block away at 17th and Hilyard Street, a hundred rioters awaited police in the streets. They had overrun the intersection and as officers approached had begun hurling [...]
Public records policy at the University of Oregon entered yet another phase Tuesday, as officials unveiled the latest effort to etch a proper level of transparency — amid publicity that claims the opposite — since reforms first appeared during the Richard Lariviere administration two years ago. A new team of 17 administrators and faculty will [...]
An earlier version of this article referenced a $5 million contribution coming from the University of Oregon. The $5 million is a portion of the $20 million in funding from Gabon, not an additional contribution (see the entire contract for the agreement here). The earlier version also stated that Virgil’s age is 23; he is [...]
The Duck Store announced Tuesday that General Manager Jim Williams, who has served as the chain’s leader for more than 36 years, will retire from his position this June.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Committee (IAC) is working towards getting a financial donation from the athletic department to help subsidize academics, but efforts thus far have been stifled.
Eliman Gibba and Alexandra Sianis spent the days leading up to this Jan. 21 — the three-year anniversary of their daughter’s death — sharing the same memories with reporters and being asked the same questions. But Gibba and Sianis welcome all the media coverage, they say, because it allows them to try and preserve Nima’s legacy.
Gleason, who has served as dean for more than 16 years, said that he plans to take a year-long sabbatical upon stepping down. He said that he has yet to determine what his role will be at the University in 2014 but cited his reason for stepping down as wanting “to find other ways to contribute.”
The decision by the ASUO Senate Wednesday night in support of a University-wide ban on conceal-carry weapons has proven to be a controversial topic for many. Here are just a few of the arguments that have been made by ODE readers since the resolution was passed. To see more of the debate, or to join [...]
The John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes received a $5 million donation to offset some of the operating costs of the facility, University officials announced Tuesday.
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy celebrated several regional and citywide success stories from 2011 during the annual State of the City address Thursday evening at the Hult Center, but also warned of the myriad challenges that lie ahead for the local community in 2012.
Dear faculty, staff, and students: I am pleased to report to you that the Oregon State Board of Higher Education has asked me to serve as the interim president of the University of Oregon and that I have accepted their invitation. I do so with a mixture of excitement, sadness, determination, and gratitude. I am [...]
The Statutory Faculty Assembly ratified the University’s constitution Wednesday afternoon to cement a stronger role in determining decisions with the administration and the Oregon University System (OUS). In a meeting housed in MacArthur Court, faculty and staff convened on the hardwood floors for the second time in two weeks, discussing the future direction of the University [...]
In an exclusive interview with the Emerald, Lariviere opened up about the University’s relationship with the Oregon University System, the lack of funding at the University and his future.
The Senate Executive Committee was authorized last Wednesday to endorse a candidate to serve as interim president. It announced its decision early Friday afternoon to recommend part-time administrator Robert Berdahl as the University’s top choice to replace outgoing President Richard Lariviere.
A tentative agenda set by the University Senate earlier today allots time between 4 and 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the possibility of a Senate motion demanding the review of Oregon University System Chancellor George Pernsteiner’s current contract.
The Oregon State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to terminate the contract of University President Richard Lariviere late Monday afternoon in a public meeting held at Portland State University. The vote confirmed that Lariviere will not be allowed to serve for the remainder of the academic year and will need to leave office by Dec. 28.
University faculty expressed strong disapproval throughout Wednesday following an announcement by the Oregon University System (OUS) to not renew President Lariviere’s contract at the University beyond July 1, 2012.
For friends, Craig will not be remembered by his talent as a skier or the sad event that caused his death; rather, it will be his warm personality and the intense gratitude he showed toward the small moments in life.
Friends of University senior and Scotland native Craig Macfie watched as photos of his University life played out before their eyes. 211 Lillis served as an impromptu memorial room for the 24-year-old transfer student, who on Saturday evening died following a tragic accident along East 11th street.
ASUO President Ben Eckstein signed a completed memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon with Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes that, among other decisions, guarantees a student referendum on the EMU and Student Recreation Center renovations during week 10 of fall term.