Ore. board meets to act on university president

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A group of 8 to 10 people protesting the imminent ouster of the president of the University of Oregon fired eggs at the home of the chancellor of the state university system and spray painted the words "The Hat" on the driveway.

That was a reference to the fedora that University President Richard Lariviere sports.

The hat has become the symbol of anger at the apparent plans of the Board of Higher Education to act against Lariviere Monday afternoon.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/tCQpHG ) Chancellor George Pernsteiner and his family were at the official residence known as Treetops about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Pernsteiner told the paper he wasn't aware of the egging until later.

He says he found an envelope outside and gave it to the university police, unopened.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com