Articles by Chris Sinclair

Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck

Save the date!  United Academics’ Annual Spring Picnic & Potluck will be Saturday June 10, 4-6pm at Tugman Park. Bring your family, bring a dish to share and bring a pair of socks or some travel-sized toiletries to help the folks at White Bird Clinic. We’ll provide beer, burgers and alternatives for vegetarians/vegans.  

UA Response to CAS Deans’ Policy Communication

What should have been a relatively simple process of converting current unit policy or practice into an approved policy protected by the grievance process has become unnecessarily complicated.

Picnic Change of Plans: Due to Weather – Falling Sky Deli Instead

Due to the dire weather forecast, United Academics leadership has decided to cancel the picnic scheduled for this weekend.  Instead, UA will buy your first round of beers at Falling Sky Deli (8th and Blair) on Saturday. We’ll be there from 3 to 6 pm. We’ll order snacks and appetizers for everyone, too.  Please come on by and salute the end of this academic year!

A Recap of NTT Faculty Meetings with President Schill

Last month the Daily Emerald published an article reporting on the non-renewals of non-tenure track (NTT) faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. It became apparent from the article and the ensuing discussions that the UO administration and Board of Trustees do not have a complete picture of how NTTF provide essential contributions to the successful functioning of the University in fulfilling its teaching and research missions. This apparent lack of understanding inspired many of our University community members to respond. In support of this dialogue, United Academics invited President Schill to a dialogue with a group of…

Panda Express Fundraiser Wednesday, May 17th

Print the attached flyers and bring one to the EMU Panda Express any time on May 17th, and the Strike Hardship Fund will get 20% of what you spend on your lunch or dinner!  Have a meeting that day?  Consider meeting at Panda!  Or pick up Panda Take-out – as long as you show the flyer we will receive 20%. If you like to use their online ordering system, just enter the Promo Code number on the flyer during your online checkout, and we’ll get credit. Have an extra tasty lunch on May 17th! Tell your friends! Treat yourself and…

Gentle Flow for Dreamers – By Donation

Join UO DREAMers this Saturday, May 6, 1-2pm in Gerlinger Annex an afternoon of relaxation, intentional movement, and focused thought to benefit the UO DREAMers Workgroup. For 50-minutes, instructors will take you through a hatha flow sequence of standing postures, classic form sun salutations, warrior poses, and seated stretches. All ability levels are welcome here! UO DREAMers is committed to the success of all undocumented students at the University of Oregon by fostering their talents and promoting their sense of safety and belonging as they pursue their higher education goals. Among other commitments, the workgroup aims to gather resources, increase retention,…

Marching for Science in DC

A wet, unseasonably chilly day was the perfect setting for tens of thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts to march from the Washington monument to the foot of Capitol Hill.  The raucous marchers chanted and throngs of on-lookers cheered as they passed.  With generous funding from AFT-Oregon I was able to represent United Academics and AFT-OR in Washington for this amazing display of solidarity. Check the photos and videos below for the scope of the event in DC, and thanks to all who marched in Eugene, Portland and other locations around the world. IMG_1413