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Jack Pitcher selected as the Emerald’s 2017-18 Editor in Chief

Emerald Media Group’s Board of Directors has selected Jack Pitcher as the Emerald’s 2017-18 Editor in Chief. He will begin the position in June. Pitcher has worked with the Emerald as a senior news reporter since September 2016. He started as a copy editor before moving into his position on the news desk. Pitcher …

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University announces new law school dean

Provost Scott Coltrane announced Marcilynn Burke as the next of the University of Oregon School of Law. The announcement was made in an email to UO student email accounts. Burke is replacing Michael Moffitt, who announced he will step down from the position on July 1, 2017. Burke will join …

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Meningitis outbreak at OSU raises awareness once again

University of Oregon’s neighbor Oregon State University confirmed its third case of Meningitis last week, and the UO Health Center has under-taken another effort to alert students of the dangers of the disease. OSU stated on its website that the outbreak is not an emergency, but health authorities suggest students keep …

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Trump administration calls for a US appeals court to reverse climate change lawsuit involving UO student and professor

President Donald Trump has taken action on a lawsuit brought by 21 youth, including a University of Oregon student, suing the federal government over climate change. On Tuesday, March 7, the Trump administration filed a proposal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse an Oregon district court judge’s …

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Dogs banned from downtown Eugene

Starting in April, walking your dog through downtown Eugene will be illegal, with some exceptions. Eugene City council passed an ordinance today banning dogs — except service dogs, dogs of residences who live and work in the downtown area and police dogs — in downtown as part of the city …

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South section of Kincaid Street shut down for library construction

Kincaid Street west of Knight Library will be closed until Friday due to construction. Workers using a crane are lifting a new heating, ventilation and cooling system to the roof of Knight Library as part of a project to replace mechanical systems in the Special Collections section of the library. …

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UO to lay off approximately 75 faculty members

University of Oregon is preparing to lay off roughly 75 people, according to a report from the president of the faculty union. United Academics, the labor union that represents UO faculty, said that the university’s plans are to reduce 25 positions in both the College of Arts and Science and College …

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UO trustee Kurt Wilcox urges legislators to meet $100 million request by state universities

University of Oregon trustee Kurt Wilcox testified to state representatives on Feb. 25 that the university relies on tuition revenue from out-of-state and international students to operate. Wilcox is a member of the Board of Trustees — the UO’s primary decision-making body. But on Saturday, he spoke on his own behalf, …

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Check out the Emerald Grade Tracker to see what grades UO professors give out

In an effort to examine grading trends at the University of Oregon, the Emerald made a public records request for three years of professor-specific statistics on grade distributions. The university provided the Emerald with data for 15,559 classes. The Emerald compiled the public data into a search engine, called the …

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[Update: restored] Power outage affects west side of campus

This post has been updated to include a list of the buildings that have lost power. Update: Power was restored to campus around 8 p.m. The west side of campus lost power Sunday evening around 6 p.m. Each building on campus has power routed to it by a distribution feeder …

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Here are the upcoming events for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The yearly observance gives people an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and their role in United States history, and reflect on where there can be improvements towards equality for African-Americans. The University of Oregon will host a number of events in the …

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UO accounting instructor passes away

Bruce Darling, an accounting instructor at the University of Oregon, has passed away, according to an email sent to his students this morning. The head of accounting, Angela Davis, sent the email this morning at 9:36 a.m., about 20 minutes before Wednesday’s class started. “I walked into class and there …

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Time, place and manner policy put on hold

President Michael Schill told University Faculty Senate leadership Tuesday morning that he will be placing the proposed Time, Place and Manner and Protection of Free Speech Policy on hold. The original policy regulated the time, place and manner of protests students may hold in the future. Proponents of the policy said …

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President Schill announces potential 10.6 percent tuition hike

University of Oregon students can expect significant tuition increases next year. President Michael Schill announced that the Tuition Fees and Advisory Board has recommended increasing tuition by $21 a credit hour— or $945 a year— for all students. The TFAB is composed of students, administrators, faculty and staff members from UO. …

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UOPD stop student labor activists handing free pizza to dining hall employees

Update (Feb. 10, 2017 2:58 p.m.): This article has been updated with a statement from the UOPD on why the protesters were removed, and the department that made the complaint.  University of Oregon police stopped students from handing out free pizza to dining hall workers on Wednesday. The students were protesting …

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Administrator selected to support undocumented and international students

The University of Oregon has selected an administrator to be a resource for students who are, and would potentially be, affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent immigration executive orders. According to a press release, UO administration has appointed Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, to work with …

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Provost Scott Coltrane says university plans to provide attorneys to those confronted by immigration officials

University of Oregon Provost Scott Coltrane said the university plans to provide attorneys for any student, staff or faculty approached by immigration officials, due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Coltrane made his statement during a Jan. 30 townhall discussion in the EMU, …

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Letter from the editor: Why we capitalize the letter B in the word Black

Readers, Over the last few months, the word “Black” appeared more frequently in our news coverage than I can ever remember. In part, this is due to a concentrated effort by this year’s staff to better represent the full voice of our community. But it can also be attributed to …

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Retired UO professor Edwin Coleman dies

Former University of Oregon English professor Edwin Coleman II passed away on Jan. 23 from influenza-related conditions. He was 84 years old.  After Coleman received his Ph.D in theater in 1971 from UO, the university hired him as an English professor. Coleman modified courses to include more African-American literature and authors of …

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Knight Campus architecture team announced

The University of Oregon selected two architecture firms to begin designs on the $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The announcement was made on the university’s blog Wednesday morning. Bora Architecture, based in Portland, Oregon, will work on the project with the New York based …

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UO cancels classes Monday, Jan 9

The University of Oregon has released a statement postponing classes until Jan. 10. The postponement is due to extreme weather conditions that have plagued the entire state over the weekend. The statement read, “While temperatures are expected to warm considerably in the Eugene area by tomorrow morning, the impact of …

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Oregon governor’s budget released, higher education gets a small boost

**A previous version of this story said there was no increase for higher education in the proposed budget. Gov. Kate Brown released her proposal for the 2017-19 Oregon governor’s budget on Dec 1. The proposal shows a large increase for K-12 spending over the next two years. However, Brown’s proposed budget …

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Governor Kate Brown makes appearance at EMU amphitheater, encourages students to vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown stood beside the ballot box in front of the EMU on Monday, encouraging University of Oregon students to vote in the general election and listening to input on local issues. Prior to arriving on campus, Gov. Brown reached out to ASUO to help its members remind …

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New UO parking phone application seeks to decrease citations and congestion

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the UO bike program receives some funding from parking tickets as well as students and faculty parking fees. It also stated that the money resulting from the UO parking department’s bike donations to Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction also helps fund the …

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President Obama Endorses Oregon Governor

This morning, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received an endorsement from President Barack Obama. ” There are good things going on in America,” the President said. “That is especially true in Oregon, where my friend Kate Brown is getting things done.” The President highlighted all that Gov. Brown has done in …

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UO President Michael Schill officially announces Knight Campus

University of Oregon President Michael Schill addressed a full house Tuesday morning in the Giustina Ballroom. Faculty Senate members, the Board of Trustees and state legislators, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, were on hand for the official announcement of a $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight. “The initiative …

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UO hires new dean of business school

Sarah Nutter will be the new dean of the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business. Nutter is the current dean of the business school at George Mason University. She will take up her role at the UO business school on Jan. 17. “The UO is gaining a talented dean …

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Gas leak near University Park

**This post has been updated to reflect the areas that are blocked off A gas leak near University Park at E. 24th and Harris was reported this morning to Central Lane 911 according to the City of Eugene website. The leak was reported at 7:46 a.m. Police are directing traffic and …

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Darci Heroy named permanent Title IX Coordinator

Darci Heroy will continue in her role as associate vice president and Title IX coordinator permanently, the University of Oregon announced in a press release yesterday. Heroy has served as interim Title IX coordinator since February 2016. She was originally offered the position permanently, but declined. Her role was slated …

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University receives $237,000 for ShakeAlert system

The University of Oregon was awarded $237,000 this week as part of a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey. Those funds are part of a greater $3.7 million fund that is dispersed among six universities on the West Coast, according to a press release. The funding is allotted in order …

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