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Q&A: UO Board of Trustees chair Chuck Lillis on the role of the board and future of the univeristy

Chuck Lillis is the chairman for the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees. Lillis grew up in Kansas City and has his bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from the University of Washington, and went on to receive his doctorate from the UO. He has spent years in business academia as the former dean …

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Psychology professor’s complaint says University of Oregon violated Clery Act in assault allegation

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education, alleging that the University of Oregon violated provisions of the Jeanne Cleary Act in its handling of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in March, The Register-Guard reports. The law regulates the investigation and publication of …

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Recap: Altman will return to Oregon men’s basketball, Dotson, Artis and Austin will not

Following the Eugene Police Department’s release of a report detailing the alleged rape of a University of Oregon student by three members of the men’s basketball team, President Michael Gottfredson announced on May 9 that Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin “will not play basketball at Oregon again.” Dana …

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Special report reveals more oversight needed on research affairs

Last month, a special committee appointed by the University of Oregon Senate and the President Michael Gottfredson released a special report that reviewed the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The report uncovered inconsistencies in policies, lack of communication throughout offices and departments and an overall insufficient amount of oversight …

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ASUO submits its 2014-15 budget to the UO Administration

On March 7, ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz reviewed and submitted the final 2014-15 Incidental Fee budget for University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson to approve. Should Gottfredson approve, the total budget for the next school year will be $15.24 million, which is right on the 3.5 percent increase that the …

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Faculty senate discusses changes to administrative function and reviews Blackboard

Wednesday afternoon’s gathering of some of the university’s faculty and administration members revolved heavily around discussion of impending changes at the University of Oregon, including the possibility of phasing out Blackboard. Deborah Carver, dean of UO libraries, detailed the current review of the Blackboard online education system and explained the …

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Scott Coltrane announced as first candidate for UO provost

According to an email sent by University president Michael Gottfredson to the campus community early Tuesday afternoon, Scott Coltrane is the first candidate to be recognized in the search for a replacement provost. Coltrane has served as interim provost since July 2013 when former provost Jim Bean stepped down from …

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President Gottfredson’s contract renewed at OUS Board Meeting

University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson’s contract has been extended one full academic year, following an Oregon State Board of Higher Education meeting this afternoon. As originally drafted, Gottfredson’s contract ensured his employment from Aug. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. At today’s meeting, his term was approved for extension …

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Gottfredson attends annual UO faculty and staff flu clinic

University President Michael Gottfredson made an appearance at  the University of Oregon Health Center’s annual faculty and staff flu clinics early Thursday morning. Through the end of October, faculty and staff can receive flu shots with their faculty ID and PEBB Providence Insurance Card from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays …

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Greg Rikhoff takes over as Gottfredson’s chief of staff

As President Michael Gottfredson’s new chief of staff, Greg Rikhoff’s job description is a lengthy one. Rikhoff was appointed to the position on May 20, after working as the University of Oregon’s community relations director, and less than a month into it, Rikhoff has been busy coordinating events, setting meeting agendas …

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Looking back at the academic year as Ducks

The 2012-2013 academic year marked the start of significant overhaul in the education system both statewide and at the University of Oregon. From tuition increases to the ongoing push for independent university boards, here’s a look back at the academic year: Deliberation of Independent Governing Boards: This year, the Oregon …

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UO to ask Oregon State Board of Higher Education for permission to arm UOPD

After years of debate, the University of Oregon has decided to move forward with the decision to arm its campus police officers. As per an announcement released this morning, the UO has submitted a docket item to the Oregon University System, requesting permission from the Oregon State Board of Higher …

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UO on the hunt for a new provost

The University of Oregon Selection Advisory Committee — on the hunt for a replacement provost of outgoing Jim Bean — met for the first time on Monday evening to lay the groundwork for the rest of the search. “We are just starting the search process,” said Alec Murphy, committee chair …

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University of Oregon public relations restructured to fit the digital age

When Mike [email protected]@[email protected]@ was hired as vice president for University Development in 2010, his goal was to lead the department in building external support for the campus community. Since then, the responsibilities of public relations have changed in accordance with the evolution of technology and communications, and the University of …

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Only 10 students show at forum to discuss arming University of Oregon Police Department

The question of whether or not to have an armed police force on campus has dogged students, faculty, staff and community members for the past several years and could likely be decided by the Oregon state board of higher education this spring.

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Following Provost Jim Bean’s resignation, UO faculty hopes for voice in replacement search

The past year was a roller coaster of triumphs and tribulations for the University of Oregon and the announcement of Provost James Bean’s resignation brings the state’s flagship institution to yet another crossroads.

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Provost Jim Bean announces resignation to take faculty position

A letter from President Michael Gottfredson to University faculty announced that Provost Jim Bean will be resigning from his position as senior academic administrator.

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Officially delegated — the represenatives sent to bowl games serve as ambassadors for the UO

As the Ducks continue their streak of BCS Bowl appearances over the past few seasons, the University has perpetuated its own tradition of delegating an official party of faculty, administrators and students to represent the University in special service projects and recruitment events centered around the bowl game.

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University under fire after cutting short minority leaders' contracts

Members of local Native American, Hispanic and African-American communities feel blindsided by a change-up in the University of Oregon’s former Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, The Register-Guard reported [email protected]@checked [email protected]@ The UO is severing ties with three assistant vice presidents — Emilio Hernandez, Carla Gary and Tom [email protected]@checked [email protected]@ — who were tasked …

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UO President Michael Gottfredson's administration wrestles with perceived lack of transparency

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 …

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How the UO became dependent on out-of-state students

The number of students at Oregon with residency has been flat under 14,000 for the last six years. The huge growth at the UO over the last five years has come entirely from how many nonresidents are admitted every year. One result has been that nonresident tuition has become a significant source of income for the University. The trend raises questions about Oregon’s academic mission as a public university.

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Global Scholars Hall to have grand opening Oct. 30

The Global Scholars Hall will celebrate its grand opening this Tuesday.

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UO administrators play tug-of-war with random drug testing for athletes

This past summer, the University of Oregon athletic department decided to revise its drug testing policy to enable truly random testing.

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EMU renovation on hold in effort to reduce cost to students

Dilapidated. That’s the word you hear the most. Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes calls it “The heart and hub of campus.”

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Next step toward EMU renovation to be decided tomorrow morning

University President Michael [email protected]@[email protected]@ may decide tomorrow morning whether the University will continue its campaign to renovate and expand the EMU

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UO President Michael Gottfredson speaks about his first week in office

New University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson met with the public to talk about his first full week on the job. “One thing I have to say is it is a great day to be a Duck with the success of all the Olympics,” Gottfredson said. He took office Aug. …

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Opinion

Editorial: Looking into the upcoming term of the University of Oregon’s 17th president, Michael Gottfredson

On Wednesday, Michael Gottfredson will start his role as University president. And given the turbulence of the past year and a half, we thought it important to focus on just what the University president will be in charge of in what should be another important year.

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Michael Gottfredson chosen as University president

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted for Gottfredson to serve as the next University president. He will take office Aug. 1.

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University hosts public forum with presidential candidate Michael Gottfredson

Topics included institutional boards, student accessibility, diversity and retention of faculty.

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Presidential finalist Michael Gottfredson meets with media

Looking in and outside of Oregon for funding solutions is one of his goals.

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