September 2023 Government & Community Relations Update

DACA struck down again, but protections remain in place for current recipients

September 26, 2023
On September 13, the U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is unlawful, rejecting an effort to codify the policy from the Biden Administration. With the newest ruling, current recipients will be allowed to renew their status pending eligibility, but new applicants will not be accepted.

Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum won't seek reelection

September 22, 2023
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a UO “double duck” alum who earned a BS in Sociology in 1971 and a law degree in 1975, announced that she will not be seeking reelection in 2025.

New president spends first months connecting with community

September 13, 2023
Article first appeared in Around the O on September 13.

New earthquake center coming to the UO

September 11, 2023
The first National Science Foundation-funded subduction zone earthquake science center is a large-scale collaborative effort led by the University of Oregon.

Inman named VP of Government and Community Relations

September 5, 2023
Tim Inman, university secretary, is taking on an additional role he’s played on an interim basis since January 2023; Vice President of Government and Community Relations.

Will Congress take budget action in September?

September 1, 2023
With the new fiscal year fast approaching on October 1, Congress is considering budget changes impacting students and higher education institutions. The US House and Senate Appropriations committees have proposed significantly different FY24 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations funding levels.