On May 31, both US Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04) separately visited the UO campus to talk with students and faculty. The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosted Senator Merkley for a talk on the current vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. After offering opening remarks, Senator Merkley was joined on a panel by Stuart Chinn, UO associate professor of law, and James Mohr, Distinguished professor of History and Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Sciences. Senator Merkley is pictured below with Professors Chinn and Mohr.
Also on May 31, Congressman Peter DeFazio spoke to Will Terry’s US Politics course. He returned to campus on June 1 to participate in the Investiture of Michael H. Schill as 18th President of the University of Oregon. Both the Oregon Congressional Delegation and Governor wrote letters congratulating President Schill on the occasion.