Monday, April 24, 2017

March for Science in Salem draws large crowd

Statesman Journal
By Lauren E. Hernandez
April 23, 2017

More than 1,000 people spilled onto the Oregon State Capitol on Earth Day as part of a nationwide effort to recognize the importance of science in the world.

Men, women, and children clutched signs expressing their love for science and others waved flags with painted depictions of the Earth as the group snaked through Downtown Salem.
From the Portland March for Science event.
(Courtesy of OregonLive)

Read the full article at the Satesman Journal website here.

See the top 14 sign from the Portland's March for Science at OregonLive here.


OSU debuts new logo, mission statement highlighting state and global reach

OregonLive
By Andrew Theen
April 24, 2017

Oregon State University debuted a new logo, mission statement and branding campaign Monday designed to emphasize the Corvallis-based school's broad reach across the state and aroud the world.

Oregon State University's new logo. (Courtesy of OSU)
The state's largest public university started the marketing effort two years ago with an audit of its brand by the higher education marketing firm Ologie.  OSU paid the Ohio-based company $395,000 for the audit and branding work.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.


University of Oregon plans $4.5 million budget cut

OregonLive
By Associated Press
April 21, 2017

The University of Oregon plans to cut $4.5 million in spending from its 2017-2018 budget.

The Eugene Register-Guard reported Friday that the university has announced four new spending curbs as part of a continued effort to address an approaching budget shortfall.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.


OSU reveals plans for new $60 million arts and education complex

OregonLive
By Andrew Theen
April 20, 2017

Oregon State University plans to build a $60 million complex for theater, arts and music on its Corvallis campus, officials said this week.

Bret Lorimore/ OSU
The university received a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor to pay for the project, and will try to raise another $5 million in contributions.  OSU also will ask for $30 million in state bonds during the next legislative session to make the project a reality.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lewis and Clark Students, faculty push back against controversial speaker as protest cntinues

OregonLive
By Eder Campuzano
April 11, 2017

When student organizers invited Jessica Vaughan to speak at Lewis & Clark College's International Affairs Symposium, they knew there would be pushback.

Photo: Eder Campuzano
The policy director for the right-wing Center for Immigration Studies, recently designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, repeatedly told the audience gathered inside the Agnes Flanagan Chapel that she's not against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.

Read the full article along with student and faculty statements at the OregonLive website here.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

United Academics at UO: standing for gender and racial equity

Reposted from AAUP-Oregon

By Michael Dreiling, President, United Academics at UO

Since the founding of our union, United Academics has argued that all faculty should be paid a fair and equitable wage.  Through our two rounds of bargaining, we have fought to have the lowest-paid faculty members lifted up with adequate salary floors.  We have also proposed and pursued equity raises to address historic imbalances in salaries within departments and in comparison to our national peers.  A fair and equitable wage for all is a fundamental principle of our union, and we affirm that principle in light of the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by our colleague Jennifer Freyd.

Read the full article at the AAUP-Oregon website here.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Leadership Transitions at AAUP-Oregon included in the President's Column

AAUP- Oregon
President's Column: Spring Renewal!
By José Padín

It has been an honor to serve our academic class as president of our AAUP-Oregon, the state "conference" for AAUP in Oregon.  I am delighted to see the maturation of our AAUP state federation and the new crop of member-leaders taking office on April 29th are cause for excitement and optimism.

Read the full article at the AAUP-Oregon website here.


AAUP-Oregon Welcomes Ashley Bromley as new Executive Director

AAUP- Oregon
April 11, 2017
By Margaret Butler

Next week, our new Executive Director Ashley Bromley will start to transition into her position.  Please join me in welcoming her to AAUP.  Ashley brings four years of staff experience at the Coalition for Graduate Employees at Oregon State.

Read the full article at the AAUP-Oregon website here.


Friday, April 7, 2017

UO Cutting 31 jobs, including 21 instructors from its largest college

The Register-Guard
By Dylan Darling
April 7, 2017

The largest college withing the University of Oregon is cutting 31 jobs, primarily instructors of humanities courses with declining interest from students.

(Dylan Darling/The Register-Guard)
The UO's College of Arts and Sciences, plans to cut 21 nontenure track faculty and 10 staff workers, Arts and Sciences Dean Andrew Marcus said Thursday.  The faculty and staff will finish the school year, and the UO will not renew their contracts.

Read the full article at The Register-Guard's website here.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bonamici and Blumenauer sign on to U.S. House Bill that would prohibit ICE arrests at courthouses and schools

Multnomah Justice Center (Joe Riedl)
Willamette Week
By Rachel Monahan
March 31, 2017

A bill introduced yesterday with the support of two of Oregon's representatives in Congress would prohibit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from making arrests at schools, courthouses or health clinics.

Read the full article at the Willamette Week website here.