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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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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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A look at the business of Ducks After Dark

It is Thursday night at eight and hundreds of people are filing into PLC while the smell of pizza wafts out the windows. This isn’t a class or a guest lecturer. These people aren’t a part of a specific group or club. Instead, they are gathering to watch “The Big …

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A brief history of the EMU referendum

For nearly two years, the EMU referendum has been a huge topic of discussion. While most people agree the building is in need of a face lift, the process to get there was fraught with bumps in the road. Friday afternoon marked the historic passing of a referendum that every person on campus has a stake in.

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Take Back the Tap encourages University to follow EMU in going bottled water free

Since August of 2011, something has been missing from the EMU: bottled water. While people can still purchase Smart Water in the Union Market and Aquafina from the vending machines, the rest of the building is strictly bottled water free. And while there have been a few complaints, usually from …

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UO Score helps students save money on energy bills in cold Oregon winters

Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees and the days of rain have begun, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Along with the freezing temperatures of November and December come higher energy bills. Consistently using heaters to combat the colder weather can begin to cost …

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Eugene's proposed Social Host Ordinance for new party rules may have overlooked issues

There has been a lot of talk about the proposed Social Host Ordinance and how it will affect the city of Eugene, especially students. The ordinance deals with “unruly gatherings,” which are defined as “a party or gathering of five or more persons where alcohol is served or consumed” that …

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How a Mitt Romney presidency would affect your sex life

Sarah Moseley winds her way through the exam rooms and administrative offices of Planned Parenthood’s brand new $8.5 million health center on Franklin Boulevard. She makes a stop in the large, welcoming waiting room, noting that since the facility opened in early September they have seen more men than they …

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The fall and rise of West University apartments

Every day it seems that a different apartment complex is going up in West University. The progress and change is evident. Old, worn-down houses are being demolished and in their place modern behemoths are rising. Although this movement seems new, property management companies and private owners have been renovating and …

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