01/20/2014 • President Gottfredson represented the University of Oregon and the Equity and Community Consortium of Lane County at the community celebration and march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The president addressed a group of community members at the Shedd Institute in Eugene following the march. The following is the prepared text for those remarks.
01/15/2014 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented. Good afternoon. I hope the new year and the new term are starting off well for you.
01/09/2014 • University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson issued this statement regarding the American Studies Association proposal endorsing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions:
01/08/2014 • President Gottfredson sent this message to faculty and staff during the first week of the winter academic term.
12/09/2013 • A message to UO faculty, staff, and students regarding a YouTube video of a campus snowball fight: Monday, December 9, 2013 Members of the Campus Community: On Friday, a short video was posted to YouTube depicting an incident in which several individuals inappropriately interfered with two vehicles attempting to drive through a snowball fight on our campus.
12/06/2013 • The following is the text of a November 27, 2013 letter to U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley from President Gottfredson and the presidents of Oregon State University, Portland State University, and Oregon Health & Science University. Dear Senators Wyden and Merkley: As Presidents of Oregon’s public research universities, we ask that you support a FY 2014 budget agreement that eliminates the federal budget sequester and promotes the economic vitality of the country by investing in education and scientific research.
12/05/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. The text is not a verbatim transcript of remarks presented. I’m pleased to be here today, and thank you for being here as well—I know this is an especially busy time. It’s been just three weeks since I last met with the Senate so I’ll keep my remarks concise, but I do have a few updates I’d like to share with you.
12/01/2013 • The following opinion piece appeared in the Sunday, December 1 Oregonian. By Ed Ray, Michael Gottfredson,Wim Wiewel and Joe Robertson
11/15/2013 • The following are President Gottfredson’s prepared remarks for presentation to the University Senate on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
11/07/2013 • President Gottfredson and Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Coltrane shared information about the university's benchmarking report in an email to the campus community.