October 2015 Government & Community Relations Update

President Schill meets with federal, state, and local leaders as he begins his presidency at the UO

October 6, 2015
University of Oregon President Michael Schill had a very busy summer and early fall, getting to know the university, and its faculty, students, and staff. He has also taken time to connect with and get to know some of Oregon’s leaders. 
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University and community leadership welcome students back to campus neighborhoods

October 6, 2015
On a beautiful, warm and sunny afternoon, neighborhoods near the UO were traversed by more than 60 community and university leaders. UO President Mike Schill, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, ASUO President Helena Schlegel and many additional city and university leaders went door-to-door during the annual Community Welcome on September 29.  
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Congress approves short-term funding measure, Perkins Loan program expires

October 6, 2015
On September 30, Congress approved a 10-week funding measure, known as a continuing resolution (CR), just in time to send it to President Obama for his signature before Fiscal Year 2016 began at midnight. Those actions avoided a government shutdown. 
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Oregon institutions and researchers oppose cuts to special education research

October 6, 2015
Over 75 organizations and more than 1,700 individuals signed onto a September 10 letter to US House appropriators expressing strong opposition to proposed funding decreases to the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) included in the FY2016 appropriations measure that passed out of the House Appropriations Committee.
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