Berdahl Chosen To Lead U of O


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?


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

Public Forum Addresses Potential Impact of Higher Education Legislation


Oregon’s state per-student funding ranks 45th in the country. But as Portland State University president Wim Wiewel put it at a forum Tuesday afternoon, the state ranks #1 in another area: micromanagement of its higher education system. Wiewel’s comments came at a public forum about the impact of legislative proposals to restructure Oregon’s higher education system. “There’s this incredible ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Ryan Frank Leaves The Oregonian

Ryan Frank

 The Oregonian lost one of its best reporters today with the announcement that Ryan Frank, an 11-year veteran of the daily, is leaving to move to Eugene to become the publisher of the Oregon Daily Emerald, the independent daily of the University of Oregon.  It's a bit of a homecoming for Frank, who served as the paper's top editor when he was a student at the U of O, but it would be foolish ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ducks Aim to Have Smoke-free Campus by Fall 2012

If all goes according to plan, fall 2012 will bring the University of Oregon a smoke-free campus. The university announced today that, with the aid of a $1 million donation from PacificSource Health Plans, it is kicking off a campaign to get its smoking students, faculty, and staff to kick their habit. According to a news release from the school, students can trade packs of cigarettes for acupuncture ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Jason Slotkin

Duck Bucks: What AIG Was Doing With Oregon's Money

Over the weekend, American International Group the mammoth, beleaguered financial services company that has inhaled $170 billion of taxpayer money in the biggest bailout (to-date) of the financial collapse, released the names of the trading parties whom it had in turn given that money. One of the recipients (as first reported locally by blogger Jack Bogdanski) was the State of Oregon, which ...   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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