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International students address the new international student fee at town hall event

By on Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 10:42 am.

An International Student Fee Town Hall on Thursday night allowed students to express questions and concerns about a new $125 per-term fee for international students. The fee will incrementally increase over the next four years to reach a cost of $200 per-student, per-term in the 2016-2017 school year. Though the new fee is not imposed by […]


Faculty senate resolution to end payments to student-athlete academic support pushed to winter term

By on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:43 pm.

An attempt by the faculty senate to halt university payments to the athletic department has been put on the backburner until winter term. A committee chaired by economics professor Bill Harbaugh and seated by President Michael Gottfredson has been proposed in its place. Harbaugh’s bill sought to cut the $2,000,000 annually given to the athletic […]


Julianne Newton replaces Tim Gleason as SOJC dean in the interim

By on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8:57 pm.

Tim Gleason is stepping down. After first announcing his plans to step down in January, the dean of of the School of Journalism and Communication has been replaced, a faculty-wide email confirmed Tuesday evening. Julianne Newton, the associate dean of Undergraduate Studies for the school, will move behind the desk beginning on Nov 1. “I’m […]


The face of a classified worker: Struggles and progress in the SEIU negotiation

By on Monday, Oct. 7 at 1:52 pm.

In the recently renovated Huestis Hall, under the humming fluorescent lights, a stout janitor bobs between research laboratories to clean. At 1 a.m. the building is mostly empty, save for one graduate teaching fellow working late. Often the only sound is the crash of a cube in the second floor ice machine, the whir of […]


UO faculty, administration reach handshake deal on first contract

By on Wednesday, Sep. 18 at 7:20 pm.

After nine months of careful and sometimes contentious bargaining, the first ever faculty union contract between teachers and University of Oregon reached a handshake agreement Wednesday afternoon. Members of United Academics, the faculty union, will vote to ratify the contract next month. Bargaining leaders are optimistic that the tenets of the contract will be please […]


SEIU Local 503 and supporters sit in at Johnson Hall amid strike

By on Wednesday, Sep. 18 at 1:43 pm.

Members of SEIU Local 503, along with supporters from across the state that included students, staff and faculty from the University of Oregon, sat in the reception area of the president’s office in Johnson Hall Wednesday afternoon. “You’re one paycheck away from being homeless,” one supporter said during a break in the chanting. After a […]


SEIU Local 503 marches through campus following strike authorization against OUS

By on Friday, Sep. 13 at 3:01 pm.

SEIU Local 503 took to the campus streets Friday afternoon to chant demands for a fairer contract from the Oregon University System. The march is the second in two weeks, an apparent pilot run in case the union goes on strike as soon as September 23. The employee union represents non-faculty employees — housing workers, […]


SEIU authorizes strike against Oregon University System, ASUO calls for student walkout

By on Thursday, Sep. 12 at 3:57 pm.

With the votes counted, members of SEIU Local 503 have agreed to a potential strike against the Oregon University System, which could happen as soon as September 23 if a deal isn’t struck. In an email Thursday morning, the employee union announced that its members had voted “overwhelmingly” over the last two days to give […]


SEIU issues intent to strike, OUS reports

By on Thursday, Sep. 12 at 1:16 pm.

Update: According to the Oregon University System, SEIU signed and sent a letter of intent to strike Wednesday afternoon. Secretaries, research assistants, housing employees and more could be going on strike soon. The non-faculty employees, or classified employees, at the state’s seven public universities are currently voting to authorize a strike, in protest of the current […]


SEIU Local 503 demonstrators take to Johnson Hall before strike authorization

By on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 3:22 pm.

Members of the employee union that represents classified staff at the University of Oregon took to Johnson Hall Thursday afternoon in order to raise awareness on current contract negotiations that could lead to a strike. SEIU Local 503 is currently bargaining with the Oregon University System. The union reached an impasse Aug. 19, the first […]


Oregon University System classified staff union will vote on strike authorization in early September

By on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 1:08 pm.

The union that represents the University of Oregon’s classified staff will decide on Sept. 9, 10 and 11 whether or not to go on strike. SEIU Local 503 on Monday announced that contract negotiations with the Oregon University System, a body governed by the State Board of Higher Education of which the UO is a […]


Updated: Kitzhaber announces nominees for UO governing board

By on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10:45 am.

The University’s inaugural governing board has its appointees. Governor Kitzhaber has named 14 members to the table, who will take the reigns from the Oregon University System in the basic operations of the University of Oregon if confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Their duties will consist of adjusting tuition, presiding over the hiring and firing […]


John Kitzhaber signs SB 270 allowing the University to implement an independent governing board

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3:10 pm.

Governor John Kitzhaber has signed Senate Bill 270 into law, allowing the University of Oregon and a handful of other schools in the Oregon University System to establish independent governing boards. According to Tim Raphael, the communications director for the governor, Kitzhaber is expected to announce his proposed list of board members sometime next week. […]


Princeton Review puts UO at No. 20 on its list of party schools

By on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10:42 am.

The University of Oregon has been named the No. 20 party school in the nation by The Princeton Review in its annual college guide book and school officials have been quick to defend the school against the label. “The information they gathered is very limited. They surveyed 1.6 percent of students on campus, so it’s […]


Oregon football’s $68 million performance center has a name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

By on Friday, Aug. 2 at 2:42 pm.

The $68 million Oregon football performance center that has garnered national attention over the last few days finally has an official name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Named for Lola Hatfield and Dorothie Dowlin, Phil Knight’s mother and mother-in-law, respectively, the structure is the second large-scale project named after members of the Knight family in recent years […]


Phil Knight named potential member of UO governing board

By on Wednesday, Jul. 31 at 2:25 pm.

The University’s shortlist of candidates for its newly minted independent governing board comes with a familiar logo. Phil Knight, Nike’s founder and principal donor to the University of Oregon, has been named by the school as one of their preferred choices to get a seat at the big table for the board, along with former […]


Oregon state Senate approves nearly $24 million in bonding authority to UO

By on Wednesday, Jul. 10 at 9:28 am.

The Oregon state Senate approved a series of bills today that authorize approximately $1 billion in bonding authority for projects statewide, with the University of Oregon receiving about $24 million. The Senate approved two items with a price tag of more than $8 million for the UO: $8.5 for the Erb Memorial Union renovation project […]


Springfield schools superintendent appointed as Oregon’s interim education chief

By on Tuesday, Jul. 2 at 4:48 pm.

After Rudy Crew abruptly accepted a position at one of New York’s universities, Oregon’s education chief left his $280,000 annual salary and moved back east. In his absence, the Oregon Education Investment Board unanimously named  former Springfield schools superintendent Nancy Golden as the new officer. Golden brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, being a long-time superintendent, […]


UO nears its goal of an independent governing board

By on Thursday, Jun. 27 at 1:56 pm.

Autzen Stadium shook, as it usually does during the cold months of football season, yet this time, there was something much bigger at stake than a touchdown. Giant yellow signs that read “I Stand with the Hat” lined the student section, and when University President Richard Lariviere strolled out onto the field, sporting his iconic […]


UO economics professor files complaint against UO general counsel and lawyers

By on Wednesday, Jul. 17 at 3:07 pm.

Last week, University of Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh filed a complaint with the Oregon State Bar, alleging Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick misled a judge. Gary and Rudnick are partners at the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm, which has been representing the UO administration in recent union negotiations. The bar complaint (PDF) […]