03/09/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane provided the following written remarks to the University Senate:
02/26/2015 • We have an obligation to protect our students—to educate them and create a safe and respectful campus experience. In the last few days I have heard from many of you and I have reflected on how to fulfill that mission while responding to a lawsuit against the university. Today I decided that it is in the best interest of the university community to file an amended answer to the lawsuit that withdraws the counterclaims. The university never intended to seek costs, fees, or damages against our student. With this action, we make that clear.
02/16/2015 • President Coltrane sent the following email to campus about Black HIstory Month and fostering campus conversations about racism: February’s designation as Black History Month presents us with an opportunity to reflect on past and current victories and challenges for racial equality in the U.S. I think we can all agree that our country has come a long way since great leaders like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis fought to ensure our country truly lived up to the United States Constitution’s promise of liberty and justice for all.
01/19/2015 • Interim President Coltrane delivered the following remarks at the 2015 MLK Day Community March:
01/16/2015 • President Coltrane and acting Senior Vice President and Provost Frances Bronet sent the following e-mail to faculty and staff. Dear Colleagues,
01/15/2015 • Interim President Coltrane delivered the follow prepared remarks to the University Senate: I have a number of updates to provide related to our policies work, efforts to address sexual assault, hiring, and the strategic plan. Addressing Sexual Assault
01/13/2015 • Interim President Coltrane sent the following email to campus congratulating the Ducks football team on a great season: Dear campus community, I am incredibly proud of our University of Oregon Ducks’ season and appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship. I know many are disappointed that the Ducks didn't win one more game, but they are truly winners in my eyes. They played tough, with heart, and never gave up. They were inspirational to the end, and that is all that anyone can ask for.
01/08/2015 • Interim President Coltrane sent the following message to campus.
01/06/2015 • Interim President Coltrane and acting Provost Bronet sent the following email to campus about the UO's participation in the national College Football Playoff Champsionship game: Dear colleagues and students, We are delighted that the University of Oregon will compete in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship game on Monday, January 12, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. The unprecedented success of our football program is a source of genuine pride, and we appreciate and share the energy and excitement it has generated in our community.
12/15/2014 • The exchange of ideas and discourse is at the heart of our mission here at the University of Oregon. In that spirit, I am pleased to share Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Yvette Alex-Assensoh’s recent opinion essay titled, “Are Black Men America’s Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?” Her essay offers a perspective on the two recent grand jury verdicts and their implications for American democracy.