The recent news of the firing of President Lariviere has generated some serious outrage around not only the UO campus but throughout the community as well. The Cinema Studies program stands with the rest of the University against the rash decision made by the State Board of Higher Education.
Kathleen Karlyn and Priscilla Peña Ovalle, the representatives of our program have procured this statement for the Cinema Studies community:
Dear Cinema Studies community,
News is flying fast and furiously about the firing of President Lariviere. As directors of a program that has thrived on his watch, we share the outrage of our colleagues across campus about this decision and how it was made.
The firing of President Lariviere is galvanizing campus leaders to find creative and powerful ways to respond and advocate on behalf of our university and higher education in Oregon. In the coming days, stay tuned to find out how you can learn more and help this community effort at http://cinemastudiesuo.tumblr.com/ or make your voice heard by tweeting to @UOCinema on https://twitter.com/#!/UOCinema. Any input or show of support helps!
You can also add your name to the petition at: http://senate.uoregon.edu/content/petition-reinstatement-president-richard-lariviere
We’re hopeful that President Lariviere’s vision of moving our university toward greater excellence will be realized. Cinema Studies stands with the university community at large in this movement.
Kathleen Karlyn, Director of Cinema Studies
Priscilla Peña Ovalle, Acting Associate Director of Cinema Studies
UPDATE: THE LINK TO THE PETITION IS FIXED!!!!