August 2021 Government & Community Relations Update

COVID-19 has hit farmworkers especially hard, UO studies show

August 30, 2021
Article first appeared in Around the O on August 30. A new UO study, which was recently shared with the U.S. secretary of labor, shows that COVID-19 has caused long-term economic, social, physical and mental health challenges for farmworkers in Oregon.

UO joins White House COVID Campus Vaccine Challenge

August 3, 2021
Article first appeared in Around the O on August 3. In a continued effort to combat the pandemic and maintain safety protocols for the campus community, the University of Oregon has joined the White House COVID-19 Campus Vaccine Challenge.

UO prof testifies before Merkley-led subcommittee on environmental justice

August 2, 2021
First published in Around the O on July 26. UO Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Professor Laura Pulido, who holds the Collins Chair, testified before a congressional subcommittee July 22, offering members an overview of issues exacerbating environmental justice issues in the United States.