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College.biz: Higher education becomes a priority with creation of state committee

This is a first in state history. The Oregon Legislature has created a standing committee on higher education. To compare, California has had a standing committee on higher education since 1991 and Washington since at least the mid-90s. It’s part of an emerging focus on renovating and trying to improve …

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College.biz: Administrators, faculty union United Academics enter contract negotiations

While students take off time for holidays, administrators have entered negotiations with the new faculty union, United Academics, which reportedly represents about 1,800 faculty. Meetings begin a process for how administrators and faculty will settle issues including health care, pay, and employment.

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The Private Public University: How the UO fulfills its public mission with private dollars

They are standing among opulence. Mom and Dad are there, maybe a younger sibling and of course the prospective student, the high schooler weighing his or her options for where to spend the next four or five years. They are in the north lobby, where the campus tours start. Look to your left, digital …

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Gov. John Kitzhaber proposes to completely rework funding to Oregon's higher education

The news was unexpected. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed on Friday a radical reworking of higher education funding in Oregon. According to his 2013-15 state budget plan (PDF), administration of Oregon’s funding for universities and community colleges would be consolidated into a single agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education. The …

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Kitzhaber proposes new Department of Post-Secondary Education

Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed Friday to consolidate funding for Oregon’s universities and community colleges into one agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education, according to Oregonlive. Under this plan, Kitzhaber will select all board members and executives involved in education in Oregon. This new agency will also give out money …

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How the UO became dependent on out-of-state students

The number of students at Oregon with residency has been flat under 14,000 for the last six years. The huge growth at the UO over the last five years has come entirely from how many nonresidents are admitted every year. One result has been that nonresident tuition has become a significant source of income for the University. The trend raises questions about Oregon’s academic mission as a public university.

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Things to know as the EMU renovation goes to a third student vote this week

Third time’s a charm? The EMU Expansion and Renovation project will be put to an online student vote through DuckWeb this week. In summer 2011, the University of Oregon administration tried to get around having a student vote, but the state board of higher education refused to approve the project …

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College.biz: Review of UO administrators highlights University Senate meeting

The University Senate discussed random drug testing of student athletes, motions for establishing faculty input in hiring administration and creating a process to review executive administrators at its Wednesday meeting. Senate President Robert Kyr told the governing faculty body there would be no vote on the random drug testing policy because, …

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College.biz: Oregon's battle to have a place in online education

Far away from Johnson Hall, in a concrete box called McKenzie Hall, on the corner of the fourth floor, in a narrow corridor, is a little computer lab that is about to become a lot more important. Since 1991, Professor Cathleen Leue has been working in this lab, quietly running and …

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College.biz: Q&A with Sen. Jeff Merkley on keeping Oregon education affordable

Jeff Merkley, junior senator from Oregon, sat down with the Emerald on Wednesday, October 9, to discuss issues impacting the University of Oregon and how to keep education affordable for college students. How do you think the University of Oregon has been doing over the past year? I run into …

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College.biz: Q&A with Rep. Peter DeFazio on student debt and Internet censorship

Twelve-term Rep. Peter DeFazio sat down with the Emerald to talk about what he’s been doing in Congress to aid college students and net neutrality. What are you going to do for students? I’m a big advocate of making college affordable. The principle role of the federal government has been …

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College.biz: How the EMU referendum got mired in controversy

It’s been a long Friday. ASUO Vice President Nick McCain@@http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/28627950-47/students-student-force-project-emu.html.csp@@ hasn’t had time to eat since breakfast, so he orders a sandwich and strawberry smoothie from the counter in The Buzz. Jo Niehaus and Ian Needham@@correct@@ eye Nick’s smoothie. Meeting here is symbolic in a sense because it is the …

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Social Media: Student reaction to Congressman Peter DeFazio at student debt rally

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Congressman Peter DeFazio to speak at student debt rally today

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio will be coming to the University of Oregon campus today, according to his office in Eugene this morning. He’ll be speaking at a student protest in the EMU Amphitheater at 12:15 p.m. Groups joining the protest, “Education is Not a Commodity,”  include the Multicultural Center, the Survival …

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EMU renovation on hold in effort to reduce cost to students

Dilapidated. That’s the word you hear the most. Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes calls it “The heart and hub of campus.”

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EMU future waits on University President Michael Gottfredson

If the expansion were to take place, students would pay a $79 fee every term to pay off the bonds necessary to fund the project, according to Wendy Polhemus, the EMU interim director.

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Next step toward EMU renovation to be decided tomorrow morning

University President Michael Gottfredson@@checked@@ may decide tomorrow morning whether the University will continue its campaign to renovate and expand the EMU

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US Supreme Court decision allows Oregon to cover more of its citizens’ healthcare needs by 2014

The court’s ruling will allow around a third of uninsured to obtain coverage, while citizens under 26 can remain under their parents’ policy.

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Abundance of campus-area restaurants offer great food, drinks

Where in Eugene can you find coffee, pastries, Pad Thai, noodle bowls, double cheeseburgers, Mediterranean Burritos, New York style Pizza, bagel sandwiches, Hawaiian rice, carrot smoothies, Beijing dinners, Apple strudel and sushi all within a block of each other?

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Supreme Court upholds healthcare reform law, officials react to news

The U.S. Supreme Court made a historic ruling Thursday on the Affordable Care Act. Also known as “Obamacare” in the media, the court ruled 5-4 that the individual mandate, a key component of the law, was constitutionally valid — but only if it was interpreted officially as a tax. “Whatever …

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Tour the Whiteaker district to see a different side of Eugene

Homegrown businesses have livened up the ‘Whit’ in recent years, helping improve the district’s city-wide reputation.

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Decision postponed on women’s 100-meter dash tiebreaker

5,000-meter runner Bernard Lagat also speaks about Hayward Field and his experience there.

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Kris Redmond manages nearly 1,800 people through TrackTown12

During the trials at Hayward Field, the volunteers are distinctive in their special white and black jackets with green Oregon shirts underneath.

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Wild nights at the Wild Duck: Dwayne ‘Peanut’ Harms gets the party started

Every night — when the pulse-pounding Trials finish for the day — fans, coaches, athletes, agents, college kids and Olympians past and future leave Hayward Field and make their way to talk, drink and party at the Wild Duck Cafe.

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Prefontaine’s old stomping grounds, the Old Pad bar, still a key Eugene locale

One of Eugene’s classic bars and once an old haunt for track legend Steve Prefontaine, is the Old Pad. Located on East Amazon Drive by 33rd Avenue, the Pad has been serving Eugene bar food and beer for nearly 40 years. Dan Turner, a bartender at the Old Pad, spoke …

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Hayward’s most historic moments

Five big moments that make Hayward Field historic.

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Hayward Field: Competitive grounds with a storied past of Olympic stature

It started out as a track in the mud. A place built by students who wanted to run.

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Journalism students to see Allen Hall partly reopen in the fall

After one year of construction and $15 million worth in renovation, Allen Hall will partially open to journalism students this fall.

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