Lariviere's Replacement: Soon to be Announced?


A number of sources say the top choice for the position of interim president of the University of Oregon is Robert Berdahl, an administrator at the University, who taught history in Eugene for two decades before leaving to take a variety of posts elsewhere, including the chancellor's job at the University of California at Berkeley, and the top job at the  Association of American Universities. ...   More
Thursday, December 8, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Flunk a Duck

U of O President Richard Lariviere may be brilliant—but he failed Politics 101.

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For a brainy Sanskrit scholar with decades of high-level administrative experience in state university systems, recently fired University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere displayed a stunning   More
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Did UO President Richard Lariviere Get Fired For Doing His Job?


This afternoon, if all goes according to plan, University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere will be told by the state Board of Higher Education that his contract will not be renewed. All, according to his legions of supporters, because he did his job.Since his arrival on the Eugene campus early in 2009, Lariviere has been a relentless advocate for Oregon's flagship university. He pushed for an ...   More
Monday, November 28, 2011

Kitzhaber Fires Back at Lariviere


Hours after recently ousted University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere received cheers at the 116th playing of the Civil War, Governor John Kitzhaber issued an unusually blunt statement, backing the decision by the State Board of Higher Ed to release Lariviere on the grounds of bad behavior.In an affirmation of the board's decision to terminate Lariviere's contract (The actual vote will take ...   More
Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Protests Pile Up Against the Lariviere Ouster


Over this sleepy Thanksgiving weekend, dissenting views continue to surface over the decision by Gov. John Kitzhaber and the State Board of Higher Education to oust Richard Lariviere as president of the University of Oregon. As WW reported earlier in the week, Lariviere was informed that his contract would not be renewed, and while the explanations from the State Board of Higher Education have not ...   More
Friday, November 25, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

The Oregon Idea—Minus One Big Player

Oregon State Capitol.

 OHSU, Portland State University, Oregon State University and Portland Community College are taking an unusually pro-active political stance to push a concept called "The Oregon Idea." The four academic institutions have set up a slick website and are encouraging supporters to employ social media to spread the word.Effectively, their "Idea" is aimed at pressuring lawmakers and Gov. John Kitzhaber ...   More
Friday, February 25, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rogue Update: What UO's President Said Today About Mike Bellotti

Two weeks ago, former Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti was WW's Rogue of the Week for high-tailing it for ESPN after less than a year on the job and with a $2.3 million golden parachute. (That's Bellotti on the left in the photo above from 2007 with quarterback Dennis Dixon when Bellotti was still the football coach.) Below is what university president Richard Lariviere had to say today ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 HANK STERN

UO Prez, Oregon University System Chancellor Knock Heads

University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere is no shrinking violet as illustrated by this story in today's edition. He's thumbed his nose at cost-saving measures that were ordered for university employees. And he is determined to gain far greater autonomy from both the seven-campus Oregon University System and from lawmakers, who provide less than 10 percent of UO's budget. On Sept. ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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