President's Updates

Input sought on 2018-19 tuition and fees recommendation

02/16/2018 • Last Friday, Provost Jayanth Banavar received the 2018–19 tuition and fee recommendation from the Tuition and Fee Advisory Board (TFAB). In response, he opened a public comment period for campus stakeholders and held a public forum that allowed him to hear directly from students. He and I greatly appreciated hearing from students at the forum, and thank everyone who invested time in this important process and shared their points of view.

Protecting Dreamers defines us as Oregonians: Guest opinion

02/02/2018 • As presidents of the Oregon State Senate and the University of Oregon, each of us has a unique perspective on how protecting undocumented children, known as Dreamers, benefits Oregon. These protections create opportunity. They create hope. They create promise for a generation of young people.

Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Junior's dream

01/15/2018 • In my position as president of the flagship university of this state, I am haunted as many of you are by the spectre of Charlottesville. I ask myself, what should I be doing as an American and as a president of a major university to promote racial justice in this environment?

Open Mike: student success and other 2018 priorities

01/12/2018 • As I write this Open Mike, I feel the earth move under my feet. Before you get concerned that I am singing Carole King songs or having a nightmare about the Cascadia Subduction Zone, you should understand that just outside my office massive trucks and bulldozers are busy breaking ground for the new Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall, the college and careers building.

Board of Trustees December Meeting, President’s Report

12/08/2017 • President Michael Schill’s remarks from the Board of Trustees December meeting on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Announcing the VP for Student Life

11/28/2017 • It is my pleasure to announce that I have appointed Kevin Marbury to the permanent position of vice president for student life.

Open Mike: Impact of tax reform bills

11/27/2017 • We should all be concerned about tax reform efforts being considered by Congress. Simply put, many of the legislative proposals could substantially impede the ability of universities such as the University of Oregon to deliver an excellent, affordable education to our students.

Announcing the Knight Campus Executive Director

11/20/2017 • Announcing Robert E. Guldberg, a prominent expert in bioengineering and celebrated scientific entrepreneur, as the executive director of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

2017 State of the University

10/06/2017 • Today, I had planned to share with the campus community some wonderful news about investments in three new academic programs, support for student success programming at the soon-to-be-built Black Cultural Center and nine new endowed faculty chair positions for our schools and colleges. We are able to make these investments thanks to an incredibly generous $50 million dollar gift. Unfortunately, I was not able to tell you my good news in person, because my speech was disrupted by a small group of protesters. Instead, I am linking to a video in which I have delivered the speech for you to hear.

Fall 2017 Welcome and State of the University Invitation

09/26/2017 • As I drove onto campus this week, I got a familiar feeling of excitement. New students were settling into their residence halls and beginning to navigate the campus. Returning students were greeting each other and catching up on what they did during the summer. In other words, the campus was coming alive. It reminded me how fortunate we are to live and learn in such a wonderful community.

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