Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) has issued an emergency/temporary rule that builds upon and clarifies worker protections against the hazards of high and extreme heat in the workplace. The rule utilizes the heat index, which is often called the “feels like” temperature in weather reports and is a measure of how the relative humidity combined with the air temperature are felt by the human body. Much of the requirements are already in practice at Linfield. Continue reading
With COVID-19 case counts dropping and an increasing number of residents receiving vaccinations, the Oregon Health Authority announced that as of Friday, March 26, Yamhill County is considered to be lower risk. That’s down from moderate risk, where it had been since March 12. Continue reading
Message sent on behalf of Miles K. Davis, President of Linfield University
Dear Linfield community,
The weight of decision-making leaders must carry is never heavier than during times of great anxiety and uncertainty. This year, above all else, has provided a significant amount of anxiety and uncertainty amid a global pandemic, unprecedented regional wildfires, divisive national elections and our own change from Linfield College to Linfield University. Continue reading
We have updated our Title IX policies to comply with new federal guidelines and to incorporate recommendations made by the President’s Sexual Assault Task Force. The new Title IX policy can be found here.
An important part of this process has been the creation of a Title IX working group consisting of students, faculty members and staff members to gather feedback, ensure our policies are clear and address the most pressing concerns of all university stakeholders. This group met during the summer with an outside consultant who specializes in Title IX and Oregon Sexual Misconduct Law. Continue reading
Dear Linfield community,
We have closely watched the unrest among some students and faculty in recent months over alleged misconduct by members of the Linfield University Board of Trustees. We understand this has caused anxiety within our community and led to division and suspicion during a summer in which we can’t gather easily for discussion.
Given the information that has been circulated to date, students have every right to feel upset. However, we have grave concerns about the amount of misinformation that has been sown throughout the community in recent months. Continue reading
Linfield joins nine other institutions in the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities for a virtual Oregon Private College Week (OPCW) held Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, 2020. Registration is currently open online at OPCW. Continue reading
The Linfield Art Department will present its inaugural online exhibit May 11 through June 22, connecting – or reconnecting – viewers to art intended to make them stop scrolling, if only for a moment.
Reconnecting… emphasizes the need for interaction with each other during a time of change. Continue reading
Due to COVID-19 and Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s plans to reopen the state, it is with heavy heart that Linfield cancels the 2020 Commencement weekend. It was originally scheduled for May 31, then rescheduled for July 25-26 due to the pandemic. In-person gatherings of more than 25 are prohibited at least through September. Continue reading
Linfield College administrators, faculty and staff have been working diligently to develop plans to address the impact of the coronavirus on our campuses. We are working closely with our local Public Health Department and taking guidance from the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dawn Graff-Haight, professor of health education at Linfield College, will present a “Last Lecture” on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. Continue reading