Responses to national events

Posted by  Margaret Butler   in       Feb 28, 2017     927 Views     Comments Off on Responses to national events  

by Nancy Eichsteadt, VP for Communications and Public Relations

These are strange and troubling times for our country and for Higher Education. The new Trump administration surprised us all with how quickly they decided to roll out their agenda. Each week features a new round of troubling executive orders and appointments that threaten to roll back any recent progress on social justice issues that directly affect campuses. How is Oregon higher ed impacted with the onslaught of changes coming from Washington? Here are a few local stories about what’s happening on campuses in Oregon.


Portland State University

PSU declared sanctuary campus—OregonLive, January 29, 2017

International student applications decline—Portland Tribune, Feb. 16, 2017

 University of Oregon

Michael Schill troubled by immigration ban—OregonLive, January 29, 2017