The UO faculty senate votes on a measure at the EMU in November 2016.
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Students will now have to declare a major as sophomores

Beginning next year, the University of Oregon will require students to declare a major by spring term of their sophomore year, the UO Faculty Senate decided Wednesday. Students can currently declare a major at any point in their college career – including their senior year. Now, full-time students will be …

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Students and faculty look forward to new College of Design

Beginning July 1, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts will be renamed as the College of Design. The College of Design is being organized into three schools and one separate department: School of Architecture and Environment; School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management; School of Art and Design; and …

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LGBTQ supporters protest in Johnson Hall after program cuts

Students are protesting at Johnson Hall today about positions in LGBT Education and Support Services programs being cut. About 30 protesters started at the Health Center and marched down 13th Avenue, carrying signs that said things like “The UO exploits LGBTQ/POC labor” and “support queer services,” while chanting “President Schill …

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Knight Campus will affect Franklin Boulevard businesses

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is displacing businesses and could affect programs at the University of Oregon. After signing a lease for five more years and remodeling her restaurant, Usha Shaik was shocked when she got a phone call in October telling her she was going to have …

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Oregon Governor advises against large tuition increases

Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a letter to the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission last week, stating that the HECC should not approve any tuition increases over 5 percent for public colleges. This could affect the proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase that the University of Oregon Board of Trustees approved …

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Senate praises new sexual assault reporting policy

Many senators were elated with the new policy for sexual violence complaints that passed unanimously at the faculty senate meeting Wednesday. The Student Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response policy was created to improve how the university responds to sexual harassment and violence complaints. The policy was …

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Windstorm hits Eugene

A windstorm ripped through Eugene earlier today, damaging trees and power lines and causing power outages throughout town. A wind advisory is expected to continue until 5 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. There will be rainfall, as well as winds that are expected to be around 26 mph, …

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Senate votes to support renaming the School of A&AA

The name of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is on track to be changed to the College of Design. At a university faculty senate meeting on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the EMU, senators voted to support the proposal by the School of A&AA to …

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UO professor Bruce Darling remembered, memorial next Monday

Bruce Darling tried to make each day a good one. His mantra was “making today a good day.” If his wife Cher Darling was not having a good day, he would tell her to “make today a good day.” “He was very positive,” Cher said. “He had been suffering from heart …

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Phil and Penny Knight ranked top philanthropists in the nation

A philanthropy magazine recently ranked Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight as the number one philanthropists in the country for 2016. It’s the first time the Knight couple topped the The Chronicle of Philanthropy Magazine’s annual list of 50 Americans who donate the most money. In 2016, …

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Is Free Speech at Risk? The time and place to speak

Crowds of students rushed into the streets of the University of Oregon, venting their frustration and chanting, “Fuck Donald Trump” as they passed through the intersection of 13th and Kincaid on election night. Students said standing and yelling with peers was therapeutic in the face of an unclear future. The …

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President Michael Schill speaks about free speech and inclusivity

President Michael Schill spoke to a group of Jewish and Muslim students on Tuesday about the importance of free speech, tolerance and unification at the Oregon Hillel meeting. Manzil Midrash is a project that Oregon Hillel, the Muslim Student Association and the Arab Student Union started three years ago. It was created …

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UO gifted $12 million more than expected for scholarships in 2016

Scholarship opportunities are set to increase for University of Oregon students after the school raised $12 million more than its 2016 donation goal of $70 million, according to the 2016 Annual Report. “We’re still plowing through going stronger and stronger to raise even more money,” said Roger Thompson, the Enrollment …

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Faculty Senate could clash with administration over protesting policy

UO Faculty Senate President Bill Harbaugh is worried about the university’s new protesting restrictions and fears the senate may not be able to agree with administration. At the UO Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday in the EMU, Harbaugh said his goal is to have a large base of people look …

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Freezing rain may hit Eugene on Thursday

The National Weather Service in Portland issued a Winter Storm Watch for a storm coming to Lane County on Thursday morning. The storm will hit the South Willamette Valley, the Central Oregon Coast Range, and the Lane County Cascade Foothills, including Eugene and Springfield. The freezing rain is expected to get worse …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Students march against Trump after inauguration

Preslee Thorne is scared. On Friday night she joined around 60 other concerned community members at the EMU to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. “I think it’s important for everybody to gather and voice their problems,” Thorne said. “If we all …

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IT staff pushes back on department reform

A reorganization of the UO information technology department, called Transform IT, has recently set off a backlash from some employees. The reorganization started in August 2016 with a report, which states that the goals of the reorganization are to centralize and understand IT. After the report, the university hired consultants and …

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Budget cuts expected throughout the year

The state has cut its funds to higher education, so tuition could increase as much as 5 percent. The Tuition Fees Advisory Board met on Tuesday and will come up with a recommendation to the board about a tuition increase, UO President Schill said. It all happened at the UO Faculty …

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New UO ID cards required starting in May

Starting this term, University of Oregon ID Card Services will be giving out new, pre-printed ID cards to all students, faculty and staff. The old ID cards will not work anywhere after May 1. From January 10 to March 24, students can pick up new ID cards for free if …

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State Senator stepping down to take position at UO Knight Campus

Sen. Chris Edwards (D) will join the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact as the new assistant vice president for strategic initiatives with an emphasis on development starting on Dec. 15. “We already have a lot of great things happening at the University of Oregon,” he said …

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