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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bike paths in another 40 years?

Written November 4th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

It’s been 40 years since Albany, with the help of the state highway department, built the Periwinkle Bike Path. Now a class of university students has recommended another “increase in bicycle infrastructure,” but I wonder if anything will come of that.


St. Francis fix: ‘Financially unfeasible’

Written March 17th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Renovating the former St. Francis Hotel in downtown Albany is not financially feasible, two groups of students at the University of Oregon have concluded after a thorough analysis of the costs and potential returns.


UO: Where the money flows

Written August 8th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The sudden departure of the University of Oregon president reminds people once again that money is no object when it comes to the top echelons in what we still like to think of as public higher education. It also makes you wonder whether it might have been a mistake for the legislature to allow the […]


Only the players get zilch

Written January 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Once again there’s talk in the NCAA of possibly paying college athletes for their work. The argument against it is that the athletes are getting a more or less free education, and that should be enough. It’s a dubious argument considering that participation in top-flight athletic programs is a year-round obligation that doesn’t leave much […]


 
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