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Yesterday, Ian blogged about D.C. from Oregon. Today, I’ll blog about Eugene from the District.

This week the Chronicle of Higher Education has a tiny number of words on the Vincent draft plan (not only is it a “five-year plan,” it’s also a draft. Another good reason to oppose it!) which begat this post by (also D.C.-based) Joanne Jacobs; the story is also getting play at web journals such as this one and education blogs such as this one.

The word’s getting out — better start preparing for the Hannity interview now.

(Full text of the Chronicle blurb after the jump.)

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 10, 2005, Friday

LENGTH: 161 words

HEADLINE: U. of Oregon Diversity Plan Sparks Criticism


The president of the University of Oregon has backed away from some of the more controversial parts of a proposed five-year diversity plan after some professors balked at it. Because of their objections, the plan will be sent to a committee of faculty members for further consideration.

The draft plan, which was released in early May, called for changing tenure and post-tenure reviews to include assessments of professors’ “cultural competency.” It also called for hiring 30 to 40 professors in the next seven years in several diversity-related areas, including race, gender, disability, and gay-and-lesbian studies.

In a letter to the president, David B. Frohnmayer, 24 professors called the draft plan “frightening and offensive.” They complained that it would spend too much money on “diversity-related bureaucracy.”

Mr. Frohnmayer said in an interview that administrators had “taken a step back from the draft plan, given the extent of the response.”

  1. Timothy says:

    Seriously, hurry up, WE WANT HATE!

  2. Tyler says:

    You guys should read the first ODE of the summer (June 21) for a bit more insight into the five-year brouhaha. Golly, I wonder who’s writing it?

    Oh, and Hate’s just about done. Dammit!

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