Wall Street Journal story gives shout-out to Oregon

A story published Tuesday (Jan. 7) in the Wall Street Journal gives credit to the state of Oregon for its daily-updated website that shows how public money is spent in the state.

The story, which focuses on causes of high-priced higher education and student debt, suggests that the Oregon website prevents wasteful spending at the state's public universities, including the UO.

"Anyone can see how much Oregon's higher-education system is spending on things like travel, instruction and athletics," the WSJ story says. "This is the sort of transparency that taxpayers should demand from public universities—and perhaps even from private universities that receive significant amounts of public money, as nearly all do."

- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications