Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Phil and Penny Knight will give $500 million to University of Oregon for science complex

October 18, 2016 from OregonLive

The University of Oregon announced it received a $500 million commitment from Phil and Penny Knight to build a new science complex in Eugene, which it hopes will speed the translation of scientific discoveries into "real world impact."


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

M98 stirs questions behind closed doors

Portland Tribune Oct. 11, 2016 [Measure 98 is the Voc Ed initiative. Pat Burke is faculty in the PSU Graduate School of Education]

Measure 98 appears set for a smooth sail to victory on Election Day.
The statewide high school graduation measure has big-name multipartisan support through Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, Republican candidate for governor Dr. Bud Pierce, the Independent Party of Oregon and many others.
Backers also have amassed a war chest of $3.1 million provided mostly by the Portland-based national nonprofit Stand for Children.
That’s actually less than the yes campaign for its much more high-profile ballot neighbor, Measure 97. That may be surprising given that — unlike the controversial corporate tax measure — Measure 98 enjoys no organized opposition and has the support of 64 percent of respondents to a recent citizen poll.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Lewis & Clark College student stumbles across Bible from 1599

From The Oregonian/OregonLive 09/30/16
For probably half a century, a copy of one of the most historically significant Bibles ever published sat forgotten in the basement of Lewis & Clark College'sAubrey R. Watzek Library in Portland.
Then, on Tuesday, a curious history major opened a box, and the 1599 Geneva Bible – the Bible of Queen Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare and the Mayflower Pilgrims – came back into the light of day.
"It's quite rare," said Hannah Crummé, the library's head of special collections and college archivist. "It's not the only copy of this particular book ... but it is the only catalogued copy in the Northwest."