Statements & Notes

03/03/2022 • March 3, 2022 Yesterday, I was shown a cartoon published by a group of students, who identify their work to be a “radical publication.” The cartoon depicted a senior member of my administration and a student leader, both Black men, with guns behind their backs at a purported ASUO meeting. While I am not sure what message, if any, the cartoonist was seeking to convey, it left me with a profound sense of disappointment and bewilderment.
12/01/2021 • December 1, 2021 I want to extend my personal congratulations to Congressman DeFazio for an outstanding career in Congress. The University of Oregon and Fourth Congressional district have been fortunate to have his representation in Congress for over three decades.  Congressman DeFazio has been a strong champion for students and research by supporting federal financial aid and federal investment in scientific research and partnership. In the months to come, we will have opportunities to celebrate his contributions to the state and nation. 
07/19/2021 • President Michael H. Schill made a statement following the ruling by a federal judge in Texas on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
03/02/2021 • President Michael H. Schill sent a recommendation to the UO Board of Trustees regarding tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year based on a recommendation from TFAB and input from students and other university stakeholders.
01/06/2021 • President Michael H. Schill shared the following statement with the university community regarding the violence taking place in Washington D.C. and cities throughout the United States.
12/02/2020 • The University of Oregon celebrated the grand opening of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, featuring a number of speakers, highlights of the new building, and a mixed reality experience.
08/13/2020 • As you have no doubt heard, the Pac-12 Conference has decided to postpone all fall athletic competition for the remainder of the calendar year. While it was a difficult decision to make, it is the right decision, one supported by Athletic Director Rob Mullens, guided by science, and a deep commitment to the health and welfare of our student-athletes.
06/18/2020 • I am grateful the U.S. Supreme Court blocked efforts to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an initiative that has helped countless young immigrants in Oregon and across our nation. At a time when the University of Oregon, our state, and country are painfully grappling with disparities in access to opportunity caused by historic and systemic racism, we need sensible and humane programs like DACA now more than ever.
12/11/2019 • President Michael H. Schill presented a report entited Five Years of Institutional Governance to the UO Board of Trustees at the board's meeting on December 10, 2019. The report and slide show presentation chronicles the successes and challenges of the University of Oregon during its first five years of governance under the UO Board.