11/12/2015 • Our nation today is engaging in serious soul-searching over issues of racial equity. It is about time. For too long, we have allowed ourselves to live as two nations—a world of class divisions, of racial divisions, reflected in where we live, what we earn, and how we are educated. As a great university we must confront these issues in a thoughtful and honest way.
11/12/2015 • I want to share a message that Vice President Yvette Alex-Assensoh sent to campus about an opportunity for conversation about honoring and valuing diversity at the University of Oregon.
11/10/2015 • Today we are here to celebrate the accomplishments of PathwayOregon. We are here to celebrate—but also to say that is not enough. Too many students are still left on the education sidelines. We must do much more to open our doors to more students from every walk of life, keep those doors open, and create paths to on-time graduation and successful careers.
10/30/2015 • I invite you to join me for my first all-campus presidential address on November 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the EMU Ballroom. I will share plans for improving access, retention, and graduation for our students.
10/01/2015 • Today’s heinous act of violence at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is a terrible tragedy that affects all of us. Our hearts go out to the students, faculty, and staff of our sister institution, and to their loved ones.
10/01/2015 • Welcome to the 2015–16 academic year! Whether you are just starting classes at the UO or are well on your way to earning your degree, I am pleased to welcome you to the University of Oregon for what I believe will be a transformative year.
09/28/2015 • President Michael Schill addressed the University of Oregon incoming students at Matthew Knight Arena on September 27, the day before the start of fall classes: Welcome. You and I are in similar places today. You are new to the University of Oregon, and I am new to my position as President of the University.
09/24/2015 • I am very excited about beginning my first academic year as your president. Over the past two months I have been overwhelmed by the warmth that many of you have shown me. Thank you! I have also been extraordinarily impressed by the desire among virtually everyone I have met for quick and decisive actions to propel our university forward. I believe the time is right to do this.
09/18/2015 • Sexual harassment and violence are serious problems that the University of Oregon, as well as all universities in our nation, confronts. An important part of our effort to address sexual harassment and violence on campus is the new Sexual Assault Advisory Council, which convened for the first time on September 1.
08/28/2015 • President Michael Schill was recently featured in the autumn issue of Oregon Quarterly, the magazine of the University of Oregon. The university’s 18th president talks about his adjustment to Eugene, his love of books and his commitment to moving the UO forward.