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Change in Senate leadership is only slight

The University of Oregon Faculty Senate will only see a minor change in leadership next year. Senate President Bill Harbaugh will be next year’s Senate vice president and president-elect after he ran unopposed for the position. Harbaugh was elected to the position at the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday. Candidates …

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Task force releases report on controversial Bias Education Response Team

The Bias Education Response Team Task Force has finished its final report, stating concerns and suggestions to improve the controversial office on campus. The Bias Education Response Team, or BERT — based in the office of the Dean of Students — sparked conversation and national coverage because of its potential …

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UO approves new name for Cedar Hall after DeNorval Unthank, Jr., the first Black student to graduate from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name of Cedar Hall to Unthank Hall on Friday morning, ending the decision on what to rename the wing of Hamilton dorm. Cedar Hall, a dorm located on the east side of the University, was the temporary name …

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New CIO takes charge of IT reorganization

Transform IT, the reorganization and renovation of IT at University of Oregon, is pushing forward into its next phase with the start of the new Chief Information Officer Jessie Minton. Transform IT began in August 2016, with the release of the Harvey Blustain report. The report stated some of the …

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Small fire in Craft Center sets off alarm in EMU

A fire alarm, caused a by a small fire in the Craft Center, went off at the EMU on Wednesday evening around 7:25 p.m. The building was evacuated. The fire was accidental and was quickly extinguished. There was not a lot of damage and no one was injured, said UOPD …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: HECC’s tuition decision

It’s Saturday, May 27. This week Alec Cowan, Emma Henderson and Franziska Monahan discuss the history and most recent development of one story: The HECC’s revote on the 10.6 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan and Franziska Monahan.

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HECC approves UO 10.6 percent tuition increase upon re-vote

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved University of Oregon’s proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase for in-state students today when the commission re-voted in Salem. The HECC re-voted on the tuition increases for UO and Portland State University today. Both passed. On May 11, the HECC denied the UO’s request for the tuition …

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President Schill approves new sexual harassment and violence complaint policy

President Michael Schill spoke at the UO Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday about the new sexual and gender-based harassment complaint policy and about the university budget. Also at the meeting, the Senate voted to make the cinema studies program its own department and the Bias Education Response Team Task Force …

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Scammers attempt to steal money through fraudulent career center job postings

Some postings on the UO Career Center website appear to be defrauding students in a scam that could cause them to owe their banks money after cashing checks from various employers. The scam causes students to deposit checks given to them by people claiming to be their employers. The employer …

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Updated: Police chase motorcyclist through Eugene

Update 11:49 p.m: Law enforcment officers have left the area; say that the operation is done. Lieutenant Jennifer Bills with the Lane County Sheriffs Office could not immediately confirm if an arrest was made. Update 11:39 p.m: Law enforcement officers are in a standoff with the suspect in South Eugene, …

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From India to Maryland to Oregon: Meet UO’s new provost

Jayanth Banavar wants to do everything he can to improve the lives of students as the new provost and senior vice president of the University of Oregon. Starting in July, Banavar will be taking over the spot of Scott Coltrane as the provost of UO. Banavar is currently the Dean …

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Students react as beloved FHS professor loses his position

In a cost-cutting move last week, the College of Education notified professor Kevin Alltucker that his hours were being reduced, making him decide to leave his job at the University of Oregon. Alltucker was technically not laid off, he said. He has been part-time for the past 13 years but has …

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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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