4/16/2013 update: Gottfredson’s first month or so at UO. The ratio of meetings cleary about sports to meetings clearly about academics is 5 to 11:
3/6/2013: Nearly 2 months late, and after a $108 public records charge, President Gottfredson’s official calendar finally arrived. You can download all 57 pages here. A snippet?
Yes, Geller has redacted the name of the Portland restaurant where, on November 16, 2012, UO President Michael Gottfredson ate lunch with Ron Saxton. Hmm.
Other than that, my first reaction is that $650,000 is not nearly enough to pay this man for the meetings he has to sit through. Mullens, O’Fallon, Ms Moffitt, Mr Moffitt, Bean, Blandy, Pernsteiner, Chip Kelly, Gleason, basketball game, football game, FAC, state legislators, Senate, sociologists. It never ends.
Sort of weird though – I don’t see any meetings about the union, or with Sharon Rudnick. Let me know if I missed any. Because I’m pretty sure that Oregon’s public records law wouldn’t allow Geller to redact that information from an official document.
Update: Out of curiosity (and, I’ll admit, some self-doubt inspired by some of the comments) I did a google search for “president calendar site:edu”. Many presidents just post these online, e.g. Oregon Tech President Chris Maples, here.
1/11/2013: President Gottfredson has been on campus for more than 5 months, and I’ve met very few faculty who have yet had a real conversation with him about any of the many serious issues that UO faces. Who does he meet with? How often does he talks with donors, coaches, boosters, deans, NCAA officials, lawyers, department heads, OUS, Kitzhaber, and so on? Why speculate – let’s get some data:
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I’ve got $50 so far, thanks! I’ve mailed off a check for the records, any additional contributions will be used for future requests.