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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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Festival of Eugene is back after racist comment led to cancellation last month

The Festival of Eugene is coming back after being cancelled last month following an alleged racist Facebook posts on the event coordinator’s page. The event had been cancelled for the safety of the patrons and the vendors, according to a release sent out following the controversy. The event will not …

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Klamath Hall evacuated

Students and faculty were evacuated from Klamath Hall Tuesday afternoon after a reported chemical smell according to campus operations. Campus operations did not identify the smell was, but confirmed that it was not a gas leak. “The non-hazardous odor was identified as a material contractors were using in a water …

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“Rally for Black Lives” tomorrow evening

A “peaceful, non-confrontational rally” will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. in front of the Lane County Correctional Facilities, according to a press release from Community Alliance of Lane County. Springfield Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is co-hosting the event with Community Alliance of Lane County. The rally will …

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Former UO wrestling coach dies

Long-time wrestling coach Ron Finley died yesterday morning at the age of 75. The former Beaver took over the University of Oregon wrestling program in 1970 and remained at the helm until 1998. Under his leadership, the Ducks captured Pac-10 Championships in 1975, 1981 and 1982. Oregon’s wrestling program is …

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Suspected gang-related shooting at Eugene library

A dispute between what is believed to be two sets of gang members resulted in a shot fired last night in front of the Eugene library around 7 p.m. Two fist fights broke out and a single shot was fired in the direction of the library. The shot hit a …

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EPD encourages safe firework handling this week

As of yesterday, set fireworks are legal in Eugene/Springfield. Ever year beginning June 23 and ending July 6 fireworks can be bought at retail fireworks outlets. Legal fireworks include fountains, spinners and wheels. Only fireworks that produce smoke, sparks or fire but do not explode, travel more than 12 inches …

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College Hill Reservoir to close through 4th of July

If you are in Eugene for the Independence Day festivities, you will have to find somewhere besides the old College Hill reservoir to enjoy your evening. The reservoir, located at Lawrence Street and West 25th Avenue will close this Friday and will remain locked until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July …

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UO Senate to discuss mandatory reporting policy Wednesday

Wednesday’s UO Senate agenda includes a policy proposal that would expand definitions related to sexual assault and mandatory reporting by university employees. Under the current policy, all “Responsible Employees who receive Credible Evidence of Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Harassment” are required to share that information with either the Title IX Coordinator, the …

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Earth Week Celebration offers a full calendar of events

Earth Week 2016 is here, and it offers a full slate of activities for anyone wishing to learn more about the hottest environmental issues of the day. The University of Oregon has hosted an Earth Day event every year since 1970, the year that Earth Day was instituted. This year, …

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Come to the Emerald’s annual ASUO elections debate April 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

On April 5, the Emerald will moderate its annual ASUO debate from 6-7:30 p.m. in room 123 of Global Scholars Hall. Unlike previous years, which have only allowed ASUO presidential candidates to debate, this year’s event will include a debate between the vice presidents on all three election campaigns: Duck Squad, I’m …

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