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Former University of Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny has financial interest in Courtside, Skybox apartments

In July 2009, a distraught Steve Romania realized his student housing project was dead in the water. The long-time Eugene auto dealer was days away from breaking ground on the project, located just east of the University campus. But his bank got cold feet, and his project became one of many real estate deals stalled by the recession.

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Funding for graduate education slashed in new debt deal

Federally subsidized loans for graduate and professional students will be eliminated next year, as specified in the recently passed Budget Control Act.

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University growth causes tension in surrounding neighborhoods

As enrollment grows and the University continues to expand, students seeking to live close to campus pack more densely into the surrounding neighborhoods — with far-reaching impacts.

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Former University of Oregon law student killed in Norway tragedy

Kjersti Berg Sand is confirmed as one of the 76 people killed in the July 22 attacks in Norway.

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Leaders debate an end to college loan subsidies

A proposal to cut federally subsidized loans to college students is considered as an option to cut the national deficit.

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New alcohol education program may avert binge drinking abuse

Administrators intend to implement a new online course to educate students on the dangers of drinking.

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Oregon lawmakers slash higher education funding

Oregon’s legislature passes a higher education budget that cuts spending by 17 percent.

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State board tightens reins on University president

Lariviere’s contract will be renewed next year — with major conditions altered.

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University of Oregon to export environmentalism expertise abroad

A new research partnership is being established between University of Oregon and the West African country of Gabon to create a more sustainable economy for the oil-rich nation.

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Female graduates face pay discrimination

Women graduating college are offered starting salaries that are, on average, 17 percent less than their male counterparts, a survey reports.

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University of Oregon faces overcrowding in introductory classes

Classroom headcounts are rapidly growing, and the number of new faculty has failed to keep up with a burgeoning student body. As such, introductory-level classes have now grown to teach more than 500 students at once, causing teachers to instruct in environments that some say are disarrayed and chaotic.

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Job market optimistic for graduating seniors

Job prospects are improving for college graduates, experts say, as graduating seniors launch into the most promising employment market since the 2008 financial crisis.

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Surviving, moving on from date rape easier said than done

With nine reported sex offenses in 2009, the University is no stranger to sexual violence. Yet, figures do little to expose the true magnitude of acquaintance rape on college campuses, as it is one of the most underreported types of sexual assault.

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