The making of public records available is more of a guideline than a “law” to adhere to here at the University of Oregon. In January, Economics Professor Bill Harbaugh requested President Michael Gottfredson’s calendar via the Public Records Office. It took them two months to produce this PDF with redacti
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We are very very proud to release our highly revered HATE issue! Nobody is safe!We take no prisoners! Click here to read about the illegality of OSPIRG and why it sucks! We also hate on the UO, Sobriety, California and many other abominable topics! SHARE THE HATE!
An email was just sent to our editorial staff anonymously. The author of the email alleges that there have been a number of instances where information regarding Constitution Court decisions had spread around the ASUO office prior to any sort of opinion being released. When the Court chose to remove Laura Hinman from office
Just kidding, that’s at UC Davis. Here at the UO, getting the records you want can be sort of a hassle. UO Matters has attained public records from both the UO and OSU and the difference in what each institution deems “public” or a “conflict of interest” is disturbing. The difference in pay is
I know this is old news but, in case you haven’t heard, the UO Cheer squad hosted tryouts and invited the public to come watch for a 5 dollar entrance fee. Busted Coverage has the story (and pictures!). UO Matters has the story, too. On that post you will find a screenshot of a bid [...]
I sure am glad to live on the West coast. During a block party, a fight breaks out and riot police respond, non-lethals ablazing, spraying pepperballs into the crowd all willy-nilly. They then proceed to force everyone to “move along” in order to “secure the area”. After watching the all the differen
WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU HATE! So much that we made this hate document! Now is your chance to unleash your hatred at/for/via the Oregon Commentator! FREE SUDSY T-SHIRT FOR THE BEST HATE ESSAY Well-grounded hate is quintessential because its ugly alternatives are blind acceptance or forced compromise. This current trend in
Truly a blow to democracy. Check this video. Active duty soldier (veteran of the Iraq and Afganistan wars) and Concealed Handgun Licence holder Christopher J. Grisham was unlawfully disarmed and arrested on March 16 while hiking with his son, who was earning his Eagle Scout rank. Now Temple police have a lawsuit on
Click the link to your right or visit our archives to find our latest issue, Volume XXX Issue V! The print copy should be on stands by Monday!
*ANNOYED GRUMBLE* Get ready for round two of ASUO elections. There’s a reason I haven’t focused energy on elections business this year: It’s all bullshit (and I’m graduating, suckers). There is this hope, a pipe dream, that things will be fair and civil. But those possessing the wherewithall to execu
Remember these things? They’re coming back. On Wednesday April 3, 2013 the Associated Students of the University of Oregon did something utterly hilarious. They decided to spend $1,960 on another feel-good measure, but this time, it’s all flippity floppity. Almost $2,000 was authorized to be spent on– *D
The Women’s Center, Jewish Student Union, Survival Center, Students for Global Health, NASU, ASUO Exec and Safe Ride will be making special requests at the ASUO Senate meeting tonight. Should be a good one. Click the link directly below to be taken to the live blog starting at 7pm.
I received this email today at 12:35pm, opened it around 2pm and hopped over to the meeting in question: Just a reminder of the meeting TODAY in Jacqua Auditorium. “Students are invited to attend a meeting with University Administration to discuss tuition proposals for the 2013-2014 academic year. The meeting is set f
We are very pleased to bring you the 4th issue of the Oregon Commentator’s 30th year publishing! Click here for Off the Record! The issue should be on stands by Monday.
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It is clear that the University of Oregon Police Department do not care what the students want. Interim Police Chief Carolyn McDermed, Captain Pete Deshpande and Kelly McIver are putting on a series of sham forums in order to coo us into thinking our voices are heard. Even Kelly McIver admitted to the lack of [...]
Somehow OSPIRG continues to crawl about our campus “advocating” causes it could otherwise accomplish or address itself. “Do you care about Crater Lake?” No. I care that the insane amount of money I spend at this school goes toward practical, achievable things (or even causes, if you will). It’
The arming of UOPD is problematic in a number of ways. As the Register Guard points out, the East 13th Avenue police substation of EPD is in danger of losing funding– something the businesses and residents of the area don’t want. Wait, area businesses and residents are in favor of EPD’s presence on East 13
Alex Campbell, a researcher in Seattle, WA, has asked me to share her infographic titled Unprepared For College. Although most of the stats below don’t surprise me, I have to admit some are pretty incredible. It’s too true that our education system is in dire need of reform.
Someone cares about the Oregon Commentator as much as they care about Eugene: they sent us the Public Meetings Calendar. Shout out to Chuck! How thoughtful!
About 15 people gathered in the EMU Walnut Room Tuesday for coffee and discussion of the arming of UOPD. Interview here. Below, a photo essay by Oregon Commentator photographer Jazmin Avalos. The next public forum will be hosted in the EMU Fir Room on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:30-6:00 p.m. There will also be more [...]
I don’t use Facebook and haven’t perused the UO Confessions page, but this link was sent to me: I’ll let this speak for itself. “Let me tell you about the state of the Emerald right now. A article regarding UO Faculty was written and the UO administration got fired up. They then chewed out the Edito
Click here for The Really Late Issue. Sorry, I don’t have WordPress mastered, so the image and link at the top right corner of your screen is NOT updated.
On February 15th the UO Con Court effectively said “Never mind,” responding affirmatively to a motion to reinstate ASUO President Laura Hinman. The Con Court decided that Hinman’s nonfulfillment of duties, which is the reason she was pulled from office in late January, had been remedied by ASUO Vice Presid
There are two opportunities this week to go one on one with UOPD Chief Carolyn McDermed. You can ask questions and make comments at these small, informal events: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EMU Walnut Room Thursday, Feb. 21, noon to 1pm EMU Board Room But visit this site first: http://police.uoregon.edu/FAQ And [..
UO Matters points out the tendency of the Oregon Commentator to be blunt, citing the “beery indifference to the law of defamation” that Dave Frohnmayer loved so much about us. Not all of us were given the gift of subtlety:
A little bit of deja vu as the UO looks at expanding the powers of our campus police force: When a “telephonic search warrant” was issued by a municipal court judge to enter the Campbell Club after lack of compliance with police, residents then decided to cooperate. As reported by the Ol’ Dirty: After poli
“Oregon’s public records law is internally contradictory and ambiguous,” Senior Assistant to the President, Dave Hubin says. Did you know that the UO has a faculty Senate? They meet once a month and even have committees devoted to certain aspects of governance. All meetings, including those of Senate and i
This is Wes. He lives in the Whiteaker neighborhood. In past few months, he’s been taking action to stop the sale of what he calls meth pipes around his home. “I’ve actually been pleading store owners to stop selling them for about two years,” Wes said. “I first drew this sign for another store, which [...]
We’re late but we’re here! Nick Ekblad and Miles Sisk Reporting. We are having technical difficulties and will report after. Firearms forum happening.