The pros and cons of Oregon ballot Measure 97 were debated Friday at the City Club of Eugene. With a $1.4 billion projected shortfall, both sides agree the state needs more money but not about how to raise it.
One year ago Saturday (October 1st), a gunman opened fire during a writing class in Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College. He killed 9 people and then himself. The events of that day forever changed the rural community of Roseburg and Douglas County. The one-year mark will be a sober observance.
The Oregon Mozart Players open their season on October 1st at Beall Hall with a performance called “Brilliance.” It includes Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto as well as Mozart’s Linz Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 21, featuring pianist Anton Nel. Artistic director Kelly Kuo speaks with Eric Alan about Mozart seeking to reclaim his Viennese audience, and Stalinist censorship of musical dissonance in Ligeti’s compositions.
Last year, the University of Oregon was widely criticized when it accessed the mental health records of an alleged rape victim who was suing the school. A recent grant will fund confidential legal counsel to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus.