‘No Confidence’ Vote for SOU President

ASHLAND, Ore. — Faculty members at Southern Oregon University have given a vote of ‘no confidence’ to three administrators. The vote was taken Wednesday in response to the ongoing budget problems at the university. According to an e-mail from Faculty Senate Chair David Carter, SOU faculty voted ‘no confidence’ in President Mary Cullinan, Provost James … Continue reading »

Students Weigh in on Proposed SOU Cuts

ASHLAND, Ore. – As Southern Oregon University prepares to make budget cuts, students and faculty are weighing in. More than 60 people packed a meeting room in SOU’s library Wednesday to hear more information on the “Retrenchment.” SOU leaders said they need to make cuts to dozens of majors, minors, and programs, and lay off … Continue reading »

Comment Period Ends for SOU Retrenchment

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University has finished taking public comments on its upcoming budget cuts, and school leaders are now coming up with a business plan. The university is going through “retrenchment,” which means programs and faculty will likely have to be cut to make up for a multi-million dollar budget shortfall School leaders … Continue reading »

Program Rankings Could Be Used in Cuts

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University could use research it conducted this summer to figure out what to cut to eliminate a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. SOU is currently in the middle of a retrenchment process, in which it is looking for ways to erase a $4 million budget gap. The shortfall is being blamed … Continue reading »

Young Voters Watch Debate Closely

ASHLAND, Ore., – Four years after young voters turned out at nearly historic levels in the previous presidential election, a new group of first-time voters are hoping to continue that spirit. Students at Southern Oregon University watched Wednesday’s debate from their dorm rooms, friends’ houses, and the school library. Several students said the first televised … Continue reading »

Student and Faculty Walkout At Southern Oregon University

By Bryan Navarro ASHLAND, Ore. — At Southern Oregon University, students rallied in a “walk out, teach in.” Student leaders and staff spoke out against what they call government’s disinvestment in higher education. They say tuition rates have soared after government funding has plummeted. Organizers call it a first step in a process to affect … Continue reading »