Category: Labor

UO to launch a new center focused on racial disparities

From Around the O, Oct. 12, 2020 — Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips announced the launch of a series of initiatives to combat racism and enhance inclusion on campus, including the creation of a new research and policy center focused on racial disparities and resilience.
A new racial dispariies intiative at the UO will […]

NYT interviews Escallón about pandemic’s effects on female faculty

Pictured is Maria Escallon.

Maria Fernanda Escallón
Maria Fernanda Escallón, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and mother to a 3-year-old daughter, is featured in an Oct. 6 New York Times story about how the pandemic is impacting women in academia who already faced obstacles on the path to advancing their research and careers.
After the pandemic […]

Caregiver networks available to UO community members

From Around the O, Sept. 21, 2020:

The University of Oregon has launched two new caregiving resources, Care Provider Network and Shared Care Network, exclusively for the UO community to help faculty members, staff and students meet caregiving needs while balancing school and work responsibilities.
“We recognize that our community is contending with uncertainties on many […]

Provost, DEI respond to caregiver concerns

Aug. 13, 2020 — UO Provost Patrick Phillips and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, vice president for the Division of Equity and Inclusion, announced yesterday several new measures that address faculty concerns during the pandemic including caregiver support; service and time limitations; impacts on promotion and tenure; equity, anti-racism, and faculty support; and access to campus spaces. […]

New UO COVID-19 Relief Fund includes support for caregivers

July 28, 2020 — The University of Oregon announced today a new Relief Fund to support employees facing financial hardships during the pandemic.

According to a UO Human Resources webpage, the emergency financial assistance is intended to provide aid with specific needs related to the COVID-19 crisis including:

New or increased eldercare expenses or childcare […]

How the childcare crisis will distort the economy for a generation | Politico

July 23, 2020 — In a recent Politico interview, economist Betsey Stevenson argues that the pandemic has exposed a long-building childcare crisis in the U.S. and that the economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for decades to come:

“The work of recovering from it will not end just because we […]