Ticket Sales No Slam Dunk for Matthew Knight Arena

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The Oregon Ducks basketball team is off to its best start in years. But even with the top ranking in the Pac-12 and seven straight wins to start the conference season, the Ducks' sterling new $200 million arena isn’t drawing the crowds quite like it expected. According to an article in the university’s Oregon Daily Emerald, Matthew Knight Arena is well below the expected revenue projections ...   More
 
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Matt Kauffman

Chip Kelly’s Secret Offense

Why boosters are annoyed by the most successful football coach in Oregon’s history.


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When the Oregon Ducks plucked a little-known offensive coordinator named Chip Kelly out of the University of New Hampshire in   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Gay Frat Sues Gender-Neutral "Frarority" for Trademark Infringement

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National gay men’s fraternity Delta Lambda Phi filed a trademark infringement and unlawful trade suit Wednesday against a “gender neutral frarority” with a location at the University of Oregon, Delta Lambda Psi.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, claims that Delta Lambda Psi, a small Greek organization founded in 2005 in Santa Cruz, Calif., with chapters in Eugene and at Northeastern ...   More
 
Friday, October 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

UO Officials Seem to Know Little About $63 Million Athletics Building Going Up on Campus

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Work is underway on the expansion of an athletics building on the University of Oregon campus, only the latest edifice bankrolled by private donations for the university athletes. This time, UO officials claim they know little or nothing about the $63 million building.But we do know more about it thanks to student journalists at UO. Sam Stites, the higher education reporter for the Oregon Daily Emerald, ...   More
 
Thursday, February 2, 2012 WW Staff

U of O Lobbyists Hawk Rose Bowl Tickets To Lawmakers

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Oregon state legislators last week got a special offer from the University of Oregon's Office of Government and Community Relations, its in-house lobbying shop: tickets to the Rose Bowl.In the following email, sent Dec. 13 and obtained by WW today, a staff member in the office offers lawmakers access to tickets "on a first come-first served basis." The email gives the ticket price as $175—that's ...   More
 
Friday, December 23, 2011 COREY PEIN

Berdahl Chosen To Lead U of O

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The worst kept secret in Oregon education circles is now fact: Dr. Robert Berdahl, 74, has been appointed to be the interim president of the University of Oregon by the state Board of Higher Ed, a group that Berdahl pilloried last  week. Berdahl has a distinguished academic career and has, most recently, been a consultant to Richard Lariviere, the ex-president.The state Board of Higher Ed issued ...   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Lariviere's Replacement: Soon to be Announced?

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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?

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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

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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

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