Reclaim UO Movement Update

The Reclaim UO community movement is in its 2nd phase of strategic planning and will be organizing bi-weekly meetings through the month of February. The movement is focused on legislative and direct-action strategies with the primary goal of overturning the current UO Board of Trustees structure under Oregon Senate Bill 270 and replacing it with a democratic campus community model. This means our goal is to give every student, faculty member and employee a say in the membership of the UO’s governing body.

To show solidarity with Reclaim UO, please pin a red square anywhere on your person. Movement participants will be distributing information and providing details about upcoming events soon. Be prepared to disrupt business as usual in any public-private partnership.

Reclaim UO Mission Statement

Reclaim UO works through broad coalition building and long-term strategic planning to reverse the privatization of public higher education and assert our right to public oversight of and investment in higher education for the betterment of our shared communities.

Movement participants have also expressed solidarity with the efforts to implement the UO climate action plan, disarm UOPD and secure financial & administrative independence for the EMU building and the ASUO student government.

Time to Strike: Democratize the Board

…Though the action strengthened solidarity between students and workers on campus, it did nothing to change the position of our Board of Trustees. And why would it? Our “Board of…

East-campus Housing Mold

University of Oregon-owned homes in the east campus neighborhood area are still molding years beyond their sell-by date. No, houses don’t have sell-by dates. Instead, they are condemned and fenced…

University of Oregon Expands! Eugene’s Housing Crisis

In 2016, The University of Oregon announced plans to host the Olympic Trials in 2020 and subsequent championships in 2021. Between the two events, our small riverside city expects an…

ICE in Oregon

…a blow by the Oregon court system. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Martha Walters issued a statement Nov. 14 that restricts warrantless activities by ICE agents in state courthouses. Previously, unchecked…

Chairman Chuck Lillis Assaults Protesters Before Trustees Meeting

…6 months. In an email titled “Coronavirus update for March 16” from uonews@uoregon.edu, the first point in the bulletin said, “The state of Oregon is mandating cancellation of events and…

Oregon University Employees Vote to Strike

…committed to maintaining campus operations with as little disruption as possible”. They will prioritize essential campus operations such as housing, dining, security, and classes. The SEIU 503 Union represents over…

Drop the Mike

…of money is going into construction projects, and the process is driven by wealthy people setting the agenda at a public university. With our current board structure under SB 270,…

Board gives $100k bonus to Schill during finals week

…Center. The Board of Trustees also considered authorizing $120 million in bonds to complete construction of the Athletic Village for the World Athletics Championships Oregon21. These bonds will be repaid…

Five Years of UO Privatization

The Board of Trustees (BoT) currently serves as the top governing body at the University of Oregon, presiding over decisions that have brought the ire of many students and labor…

Community Organizations Rally In Cars In Support Of Mass Prisoner Release

…call on Governor Kate Brown, Sheriff Mike Reese, and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury to release people from Oregon’s prisons, jails, and immigration jails.  This action highlights the importance of…

Angela Davis Is Coming To Campus

…activism, and second wave feminist movements, continues with her contemporary activism. Friday April 30th, 4-6pm. Located at the University of Oregon campus in Straub Hall room 156. View campus map…

Students for Sustainable Development: ACTION PRESS RELEASE

…that address genuine needs of students and community members, not those that support gentrification and are not beneficial to the majority of the Lane County community. *https://www.dailyemerald.com/news/after-a-slowing-momentum-uo-is-adjusting-its-climate-action/article_39f5e5c8-6f95-11e9-b29b-9764afc9de51.html **https://cpfm.uoregon.edu/oregon-model-sustainable-development ***https://cpfm.uoregon.edu/sites/cpfm2.uoregon.edu/files/presidentsletter_final_0.pdf ****https://www.dailyemerald.com/news/uo-s-construction-has-no-end-in-sight/article_779b901c-43a3-11e9-9759-97b0dc676821.html…

All Charges Dropped Against “Salem 21” Pipeline Protestors

…proposed Pacific Connector Pipeline that would carry gas to the terminal from existing pipeline 229 miles from Malin, Oregon to Coos Bay. The proposed pipeline route crosses a great deal…