Friday, May 26, 2017

What's Required of a Professor Who Learns of a Student's Rape? One University Seeks a Nuanced Answer (U of O)

The Chronicle of Higher Education
By Katherine Mangan
May 25, 2017

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Faculty members at the University of Oregon will no longer be required to notify campus authorities when students confide in them that they've been sexually assaulted or harassed but say they don't want the information reported.

The new policy, announced this week, comes at ta time when colleges cationwide are struggling to meet the demands of tough but confusing requirements under the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX.

Read the full article about the University of Oregon's new policy at The Chronicle of Higher Education's website here.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Do Away with the Electoral College? Lawmakers inch Oregon closer

OregonLive
By Gordon R. Friedman
May 25, 2017

Salem-- House lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday that would make Oregon award its Electoral College votes only to presidential candidates who win the national popular vote.

Wednesday's vote marks the first time that such legislation, already passed by 11 other states, may have a shot at becoming law in Oregon.

Read the full article at the OregonLive website here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

2017 AAUP-Oregon Annual Meeting: Under Attack & Fighting Back

AAUP-Oregon
By Ashley Bromley, Executive Director
May 17, 2017

AAUP activists from across the state gathered on the Oregon State University campus on April 29th to build a shared strategy for fighting back against attacks on higher education.

Our Campuses Under Attack
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We began the day with a plenary panel addressing the attacks on students, inclusion, science, and faculty rights that we face on our campuses.  Leaders summarized the current threats faced and shared how their campuses are responding.  The plenary provided a launching off point for break-out sessions where we brainstormed how AAUP-Oregon can actively address these attacks.  Each break-out group reported back at the closing plenary, helping us create a list of priorities and action items to guide our work in the coming year.  The actions include:

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

Monday, May 1, 2017

This May Day, think of not just flowers, but of how Oregon's economy can do better for its workers

Oregon Center for Public Policy
By Chuck Sheketoff
May 2017

May Day, for some Americans, is a celebration of spring's arrival, replete with bright flowers and maypoles.  But for many around the world, May 1st is International Worker's Day.  It commemorates the deaths of protesters fighting for an eight-hour workday in Chicago's Haymarket Square in 1886.

So today is a good day to ask: How is Oregon's economy doing for workers?

Read the full article at the Oregon Center for Public Policy website here.