President's Updates

Remarks at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. community celebration

01/20/2014 • President Gottfredson represented the University of Oregon and the Equity and Community Consortium of Lane County at the community celebration and march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The president addressed a group of community members at the Shedd Institute in Eugene following the march. The following is the prepared text for those remarks.

Remarks to the University Senate, January 15, 2014

01/15/2014 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented. Good afternoon. I hope the new year and the new term are starting off well for you.

Statement on academic boycott of Israel

01/09/2014 • University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson issued this statement regarding the American Studies Association proposal endorsing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions:

Email to faculty and staff: Winter campus update

01/08/2014 • President Gottfredson sent this message to faculty and staff during the first week of the winter academic term.

Email to campus: Statement regarding snowball fight

12/09/2013 • A message to UO faculty, staff, and students regarding a YouTube video of a campus snowball fight: Monday, December 9, 2013 Members of the Campus Community: On Friday, a short video was posted to YouTube depicting an incident in which several individuals inappropriately interfered with two vehicles attempting to drive through a snowball fight on our campus.

Oregon Presidents' Joint Letter to End Sequestration

12/06/2013 • The following is the text of a November 27, 2013 letter to U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley from President Gottfredson and the presidents of Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health & Science University. Dear Senators Wyden and Merkley: As Presidents of Oregon’s public research universities, we ask that you support a FY 2014 budget agreement that eliminates the federal budget sequester and promotes the economic vitality of the country by investing in education and scientific research.

President Gottfredson's Remarks to the University Senate, December 4, 2013

12/05/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented. I’m pleased to be here today, and thank you for being here as well—I know this is an especially busy time. It’s been just three weeks since I last met with the Senate so I’ll keep my remarks concise, but I do have a few updates I’d like to share with you.

Time to end sequester cuts to research and education (Oregonian op-ed)

12/01/2013 • The following opinion piece appeared in the Sunday, December 1 Oregonian. By Ed Ray, Michael Gottfredson,Wim Wiewel and Joe Robertson 

President Gottfredson's Remarks to the University Senate, November 13, 2013

11/15/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

Email to faculty and staff: Benchmarking the University of Oregon

11/07/2013 • President Gottfredson and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Coltrane shared information about the university's benchmarking report in an email to the campus community.

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