Lariviere officially out


The Oregon State Board of Higher Education voted to terminate University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere’s contract.

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The Oregon State Board of Higher Education voted to terminate University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere’s contract.

The decision came after a public comment hour in which speaker after speaker implored the board to retain the president, or at least defer the decision.

Speakers were passionate about how much Dr. Lariviere had accomplished since arriving at the university two years ago, calling him “the embodiment of hope at the university.”

Dr. Lariviere annoyed the board during the last legislative session, when he proposed that his flagship university form its own governing board and become more financially independent of the state.

Read more at The New York Times.

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