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Faculty rallies for a better work environment

UAOU await university recognition for unionization

As OU faculty continue to fight for unionization, the university responded to UAOU’s letter March 7 indicating the request does not meet the minimum requirement outlined in the Ohio Revised Code. However, once the UAOU files a formal and complete request per the revised code, then the university will respond. 



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Student senate town hall addresses student concerns

Jneanne Hacker, executive director of Housing and Residence Life; Troy Bonte, interim associate vice president of facilities management; and Chris Owens, director for housing capital and facilities planning gave a presentation to address concerns on campus. 


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Around $450,000 in diversity scholarships are being reviewed

President Lori Stewart Gonzalez, Vice President for Enrollment Management Candace Boeninger and Stacey Bennett, general counsel for OU’s legal department, gave an update to the Faculty Senate Monday night regarding where the university is at with reviewing the scholarships aimed at aiding people of diverse communities. 


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Diversity scholarships, legal protections for faculty threatened

Following last summer’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s interpretation of the case, administrators have allegedly warned faculty they could be individually liable for any scholarship lawsuits. In tandem, many diversity scholarships may not be awarded for the 2024-2025 school year. 


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