April 2015 Government & Community Relations Update

Join US Congressman Peter DeFazio in a conversation about the future of federal student aid

April 29, 2015
You are invited to join a conversation about the future of federal student aid with Congressman Peter DeFazio. This panel discussion and  Q&A will include brief remarks by Congressman DeFazio, University of Oregon and Lane Community College student aid offices, and current LCC and UO students.  UO Vice President for Enrollment Management Roger Thompson will facilitate the conversation.
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UO student leaders to team up for spring day of service in near campus neighborhoods

April 20, 2015
On April 25, more than 200 University of Oregon students will give back to the communities in which they live by participating in a day of service.  “Day of Service” is an annual service project aimed to improve near-campus area neighborhoods and bring neighbors together with a shared activity.
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America COMPETES Act Reauthorization introduced in the US House

April 20, 2015
On April 15, US House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R.1806).
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Students, faculty, staff and business leaders testify in support of higher education funding

April 20, 2015
Students, faculty, and staff from all seven of Oregon’s public universities joined state and business leaders in a packed a hearing room in the Oregon Capitol on Tuesday, April 14 to ask legislators to fully funding Oregon’s public universities at $755 million.
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APLU and AAU send letter to budget conferees regarding FY2016 Budget Resolution Conference Report

April 20, 2015
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) sent a letter on April 16 to House and Senate leadership and members of the US House and Senate Budget R
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