President's Updates

Gratitude and pride for UO's resilience in the face of adversity

09/14/2020 • President Michael H. Schill sent the following message to the campus community.

Support and concern for those impacted by wildfires

09/10/2020 • Like many of you, I have been horrified watching the news coverage of the wildfires ravaging Lane County, parts of Oregon, and other locations up and down the West Coast.

Nicole Commissiong named chief civil rights officer and Title IX coordinator

09/01/2020 • It is my pleasure to announce that we have selected Nicole Commissiong, assistant dean for student affairs at the UO School of Law, as the next associate vice president, chief civil rights officer, and Title IX Coordinator.

Invitation to students to fall term update virtual town hall

09/01/2020 • President Michael H. Schill sent a message to all UO students inviting them to attend a virtual town hall on September 3, 2020, to provide an update on plans and campus operations for fall term 2020.

UO announces plans for fall 2020

08/26/2020 • As promised, I am writing today to provide you with information about plans for fall operations at the University of Oregon. Let me first hit the headlines and then I will provide more detail.

Postponement of all sport competitions through end of calendar year

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.

Preparing for fall term

08/10/2020 • While an on-campus experience is the goal, it is important to recognize that we do not control the coronavirus. Due to continually changing events we will almost certainly have to make some changes to our plans before the start of the term.

UO and 19 other universities sue to block ICE guidance against international students

07/13/2020 • I am writing to let you know that the University of Oregon is taking a lead role in working to protect international students and to block the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from revoking visas for international students whose studies may be entirely online this fall. Today, the UO joined with 20 research institutions, liberal arts colleges, and public universities in the West in filing a lawsuit in Eugene’s U.S. District Court that seeks a temporary restraining order against the proposed regulations.

In support of our international students

07/08/2020 • The federal government’s recent guidance forcing the immediate exit from the United States of international students enrolled entirely in online or remote classes is cruel, unfair, and misguided. This is a reversal of guidance issued at the onset of the pandemic that had created helpful flexibility for international students when universities rapidly adjusted curriculum delivery to respond to COVID-19.

Best wishes to VPRI Conover for retirement

06/30/2020 • As we conclude this academic year and prepare for the next, we want to congratulate Vice President for Research and Innovation David Conover on his retirement and express our thanks for everything he has done to serve the University of Oregon.

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