President's Updates

Senate address, January 14, 2015

01/15/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane delivered remarks to the University Senate on several important topics.

Proud of our Ducks

01/13/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane sent the following email to campus congratulating the Ducks football team on a great season.

A message about the recent sexual assault lawsuit

01/08/2015 • Interim President Scott Coltrane sent a message about the recent sexual assault lawsuit to campus.

Planning for the College Football Championship game

01/06/2015 • Interim President Coltrane and acting Provost Bronet sent an email to campus about the UO's participation in the national College Football Playoff Champsionship game.

Campus perspectives on race and the criminal justice system

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.

Email to University Senate: Policies proposal

12/10/2014 • Interim President Scott Coltrane sent the following email to members of the University Senate regarding the proposal for university's process for reviewing policies: Colleagues, The University of Oregon lived up to its reputation as a place of lively debate and passionate discourse this week in our discussion of a policies proposal before the UO Board of Trustees.

UO and GTFF reach tentative agreement

12/10/2014 • I am very pleased to report that the University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have reached a tentative contract agreement. Once ratified, the new contract will provide pay increases and a graduate assistance fund and absences provision that address concerns about financial losses from medical and parental needs. This agreement means the strike has ended and we can return to our end-of-term activities.

Senate addresss, December 3, 2014

12/03/2014 • Interim President Coltrane make the follow remarks to the University Senate: This is a challenging time for our campus.  I think it is fair to say the GTFF strike is hard on everyone, and that no one wanted things to get to this point. Frances and I, and our team, certainly hoped to reach agreement, and we have worked day and night to do so.

Policy review and revision process update

12/01/2014 • The University of Oregon has embarked on a process of reviewing and updating its policies, as I announced to campus in October.

Senate address: Comprehensive plan to address sexual assault

11/05/2014 • The following is the text of the president's prepared remarks to the University Senate at its regular meeting. Thank you, President Kyr. Good afternoon everyone. I want to first let you know that Provost Bronet is not able to attend today’s senate meeting because she is at the University of Michigan with Vice Presidents Yvette Alex-Assensoh and Robin Homes for a national meeting on campus climate.