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Acting provost Frances Bronet to leave UO for Illinois Institute of Technology

*This article has been updated after an interview with Frances Bronet. Acting senior vice president and provost Frances Bronet is leaving the University of Oregon. Bronet has accepted a position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology, interim President Scott Coltrane said via …

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What will the new assistant vice president for sexual assault do?

After the increase in sexual violence on college campuses, the UO has enacted a plan for prevention of sexual assault.

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Interim general counsel Doug Park named as a finalist in hiring search for general counsel

Doug Park, who has been the University of Oregon’s interim general counsel since July 2014, was named as the second finalist in the general counsel hiring process that has been going on since December 2014. As interim general counsel, Park currently holds the position in question, but the university must put …

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UO’s first finalists announced for new general counsel

The University of Oregon is seeking new general counsel to lead its office, according to Around the O. The general counsel, who currently is Interim General Counsel Doug Park, is the chief legal officer for the University. General counsel has the responsibility to handle the university’s legal affairs and oversee …

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The University of Oregon names Michael Schill as its newest president

Meet University of Oregon newest president, Michael Schill. He comes into his presidency during a busy time for the administration but equipped with his extensive education background look for some positive changes.

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United Academics, SEIU negotiate future raises as bargaining continues

United Academics, the UO faculty union are bargaining for raises in their next contract. They are proposing a seven percent raise for the 2015-2016 academic year and a six and a half raise for 2017-2018. Members of UO’s classified staff also are bargaining for a new contract alongside all the seven public universities of Oregon for an increase in their salary.

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UO seeks nominations for new Sexual Assault Advisory Council

The University of Oregon announced that they are looking for nominations for members to serve on a the Sexual Assault Advisory Council on Wednesday. The council is a new addition that came at the advice of the President’s Review Panel, an eight member panel formed to assess the university’s response …

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The Weekly Show with Alex and Dahlia: a presidential podcast

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Show, hosts Dahlia Bazzaz and Alexandra Wallachy discuss the background, details, and significance of both the election of next year’s ASUO president Helena Schlegel and the selection of the University of Oregon’s next president, Michael Schill. Here are the links to the stories …

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Terminated UO archivist says he is a scapegoat in records release controversy

James Fox, head of the University of Oregon Special Collections department, told the Register-Guard in an interview published Friday that the administration’s decision to place him on leave and decline to renew his contract were punitive measures for a confidential records release for which he was not solely responsible. Fox’s …

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Sexual assault survey sent out to students

This morning Vice President for Student Life, Robin Holmes, sent out an email requesting students take part in a survey about sexual assault and misconduct. The deadline for the survey is Friday, May, 8. “Sexual violence is a scourge across the nation,” Rita Radostitz, Director of Strategic Communications in Student …

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Scott Coltrane presents awards to outstanding officers of administration, classified employees

Interim President Scott Coltrane will present the 2015 Outstanding Classified Employee Recognition Award and the Outstanding Officer of Administration Recognition Award tonight in Gerlinger Hall.

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10 things you should know about Mike Schill, the University of Oregon’s new president

He’s the first president hired by the board of trustees and first in his family to go to college, among other things.

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Board of trustees meets in Ford Alumni Center to discuss next UO president

Michael Schill, dean of the University of Chicago School of Law, will succeed Michael Gottfredson as UO president.

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University of Chicago law school dean Michael Schill is the UO’s newest president

Michael H. Schill is the University of Oregon’s next president. The UO’s board of trustees confirmed the appointment, which was first reported by Willamette Week, during its emergency meeting on April 14. “This is an opportunity to make a difference,”Schill said at an April 14 press conference. “This is an opportunity …

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Board of trustees calls emergency meeting to discuss, possibly select UO’s next president

The University of Oregon may have a new president later today. The board of trustees called an emergency meeting Tuesday morning, which a release from the university’s department of communications indicates will be a discussion and selection of the new president. The meeting will be held in room 403 of the …

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How much will UO’s next president earn?

Chair of the presidential search committee, Connie Ballmer, explains the presidential salary as the search for UO’s next president continues.

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UO professors sign a letter of support for #librarygate archivist

Over 100 professors signed a letter of support for James Fox, a University of Oregon archivist involved in the release of records from the UO’s presidential archives, whose contract was not renewed.

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University of Oregon presidential candidates down to final four

The Oregonian reports that the University of Oregon has narrowed the search down to four potential candidates for the next president of the university. The next step is for the Board of Trustees to discuss the potential candidates next week.

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UO denies Oregonian’s report on counseling center records policy, privacy concerns

The Oregonian previously reported that UO administrators weakened safeguards to access student counseling records. The UO denies this report.

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University of Oregon School of Law’s rankings rise while enrollment declines

Beth Ford always knew she wanted to go to law school. After getting her undergraduate degree in Missouri, she came to Eugene to work as a reporter and knew that the University of Oregon law program was a good fit. In Ford’s time at the law school enrollment changed significantly. According …

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Here’s what the UO is going to do to fight sexual assault

Interim President Scott Coltrane has announced a plan to fight sexual assault. Students at the University of Oregon received an email Friday from Coltrane’s office detailing the UO’s anti-sexual assault plan. The University Senate has been pressuring the administration to announce their plans since November, when their Task Force to Address …

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Students protest the termination of Karen Stokes

“Animal house is satire, the real UO is a nightmare.” “Retaliation supports rapists.” “Silence isn’t the same as safety.” “Survivors aren’t aggressors.” These are a few of the signs that were held by protesters outside Johnson Hall on Friday, protesting how administration is dealing with the recent termination of employee Karen Stokes as Executive …

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UO works to increase diversity after recruiting the most diverse incoming class yet

After welcoming its most racially and ethnically diverse class this fall, the UO hopes to continue increasing the diversity of its faculty and student body.

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UO employee who criticized use of counseling records says she has been fired

Karen Stokes says it was her criticism of the UO pulling a student’s counseling records that resulted in her dismissal.

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Archivists suspended in #recordgate won’t come back to UO

After being placed on paid administrative leave for the unlawful release of archived records, librarians James Fox and Kira Homo will not be returning to their jobs at UO.

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Frances Bronet affirms administration’s commitment to student confidentiality

In response to recent outcry, Vice President and Provost Frances Bronet sent an email to students to let them know that their privacy matters.

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Protest stats show students’ biggest problems with administration

This past year the number of protests at Johnson Hall can tell us a lot about students’ opinion of administration.

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UO made a $2.3 billion impact on last year’s economy

According to a study by a UO economics professor, the university’s spending grew 16.5 percent from last year.

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Board of trustees approves 3.7 percent tuition increase amid student protest

The tuition increase comes amid further disinvestment from the State of Oregon in higher education, which has slid increasingly over the last 20 years.

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