Soon to be former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere has learned he’s got a lot of friends at his job site; faculty, students, staff and the University of Oregon Ducks football team. Lariviere received huge crowd support from those gathered to watch the annual Oregon Civil War game between the Ducks and the Beavers. Even Ducks players are critical of the Oregon Board of Higher Education, including Governor Kitzhaber for supporting Lariviere’s ouster.
Governor Kitzhaber sided with the State Board of Higher Education in decribing Lariviere as not a team player which has cost the state’s other major universities and colleges based on his awarding heavy salary raises to UofO faculty and administrators.
The story’s in the Oregonian. Click here.