May 2021 Government & Community Relations Update

More than 100 participate virtually in UO Day at the Capitol

May 27, 2021
2021 UO Day at the Capitol, held virtually on May 25, was unlike any of the previous in-person advocacy days of years past and turned out to be a great success. Over 100 faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumni participated to advocate for funding and policy priorities of UO.

May state revenue forecast predicts significant growth

May 26, 2021
On May 19, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the May 2021 Revenue Forecast. This is the fifth forecast capturing the impact of COVID-19 on Oregon’s economy, the second of 2021, and the final forecast before the biennial budget is finalized and adopted by lawmakers in late June.

American Families Plan proposes paths for college affordability

May 20, 2021
At the end of April, the White House announced the American Families Plan, which includes a proposal for an additional four years of free, public education for the nation’s young people before and after K-12.

Geri Richmond nominated for a top post in US Energy Department

May 3, 2021
First appeared in Around the O on April 29, 2021Geraldine Richmond, the UO’s Presidential Chair in Science and a much-honored professor of chemistry, has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration as undersecretary for science in the Department of Energy.