September 2012 Government & Community Relations Update

UO provides resources to encourage good relationships between campus community and neighbors

September 24, 2012
For returning students, many of whom reside off-campus, the Office of the Dean of Students works closely with UO Government and Community Relations, UO Department of Public Safety, the City of Eugene to address livability issues. 
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Congress passes stopgap funding measure; Oregon higher ed leaders urge Congress to avoid fiscal cliff

September 24, 2012
University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson joined the Chancellor of the Oregon University System George Pernsteiner and the presidents of OUS’ six other campuses in signing a letterto Oregon’s congressional delegation urging them to do everything they can to avoid sequestr
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Special Committee on University Governance meets during interim legislative days; Gottfredson offers comments on draft legislation

September 24, 2012
The Joint Special Legislative Committee on University Governance convened a hearing and work session during the Oregon Legislature’s fall interim legislative days.
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An election year reminder from the Office of the General Counsel

September 24, 2012
In light of the upcoming November elections, the University of Oregon Office of the General Counsel has prepared this information regarding election activity in the workplace.
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State revenue forecast released; no impact to budget

September 4, 2012
On August 29, members of the Oregon Legislature met to hear the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis’ quarterly revenue forecast. In a joint session of the Senate Finance and Revenue and the House Revenue committees, State Economist Mark McMullen released the Oregon Revenue Forecast and walked lawmakers though key projections.
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Five UO projects prioritized in OUS budget proposal to Governor

September 4, 2012
As part of its 2012-13 budget proposal, the Oregon University System asked for a total of $341 million in state funding for capital projects and included a list of the top 21 priorities. The Governor will consider the OUS’s priorities for inclusion in his draft budget, which he will submit to the Legislature in December.
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UO participates in Eugene Celebration Parade

September 4, 2012
University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff and their families took part in the Eugene Celebration Parade on August 25. Participants got up early on a Saturday morning and braved the parade crowds to wear yellow t-shirts, carry signs, and wave to the many spectators along the route.
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Federal Update: Higher ed associations send letter on FY14 budget priorities to administration

September 4, 2012
Congress adjourned for its August recess on August 6, and the focus at the federal level has been on political campaigns as the major parties hold their nominating conventions. The US House and Senate will both reconvene on September 10. 
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Special Committee on University Governance releases draft for public comment

September 4, 2012
On August 15, the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Special Legislative Committee on University Governance released a draft report and legislati
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