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Oregon AG fires back in PERS legal challenge

August 29, 2014 / Emily Wiant

Two bills passed in the Oregon Legislature last year were not a breach of contract with government employees because they cut benefits under the Public Employees Retirement System that were never written into contracts at all, according to the brief the State of Oregon filed before the Oregon Supreme Court earlier this week. read more >

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Why August Is the Cruelest Month

August 29, 2014 / Emily Wiant

If T.S. Eliot had become a tenured professor, he would never have insisted April was the cruelest month. As those of us in the liberal arts know, it is August. read more >

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A Fiscal Reckoning for Oregon’s ‘Pay It Forward’

August 28, 2014 / Emily Wiant

Remember Oregon’s “Pay It Forward” plan? Students would attend college with no upfront tuition charges and instead pay a small share of their earnings after they left school for about 20 years. In essence the plan was a new way to channel revenue to higher education. read more >

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Editorial: More equality measures needed

August 28, 2014 / Emily Wiant

According to an April report by the American Association of University Professors, women who are full professors at the UI make 85.3 percent of what men do in the same position. read more >