Clarification for May 20 article “University professor awarded for work defending the First Amendment”

On May 20, the Emerald ran the article “University professor awarded for work defending the First Amendment.”

In the article, we paraphrased UO Matters’ Bill Harbaugh saying “former University president Dave Frohnmayer was proposing pay cuts for faculty and Harbaugh found public records showing he had negotiated a big raise for himself with Chancellor Pernsteiner not long before.” Documents provided to the Emerald indicate that while Frohnmayer did get a raise, it was nine months before he asked the faculty to take cuts and months before a serious economic downturn.

Additionally, while he was asking staff to take paycuts, Frohnmayer himself took a 7.6 percent paycut, the largest of any administrator.

The Emerald doesn’t believe the paraphrasing of Harbaugh accurately represented the situation.





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