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Freyd’s survey won’t cancel out the coming AAU’s

Correction: The original article said the survey would come out fall 2015 and that the AAU would be developing the survey. The survey, which will actually be developed by a professional company, will come out in spring 2015. he Association of American Universities is planning to administer a national survey …

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SEIU Local 503 and supporters sit in at Johnson Hall amid strike

Members of SEIU Local 503, along with supporters from across the state that included students, staff and faculty from the University of Oregon, sat in the reception area of the president’s office in Johnson Hall Wednesday afternoon. “You’re one paycheck away from being homeless,” one supporter said during a break …

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SEIU Local 503 demonstrators take to Johnson Hall before strike authorization

Members of the employee union that represents classified staff at the University of Oregon took to Johnson Hall Thursday afternoon in order to raise awareness on current contract negotiations that could lead to a strike. SEIU Local 503 is currently bargaining with the Oregon University System. The union reached an …

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Oregon University System classified staff union will vote on strike authorization in early September

The union that represents the University of Oregon’s classified staff will decide on Sept. 9, 10 and 11 whether or not to go on strike. SEIU Local 503 on Monday announced that contract negotiations with the Oregon University System, a body governed by the State Board of Higher Education of …

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Oregon football’s $68 million performance center has a name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

The $68 million Oregon football performance center that has garnered national attention over the last few days finally has an official name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Named for Lola Hatfield and Dorothie Dowlin, Phil Knight’s mother and mother-in-law, respectively, the structure is the second large-scale project named after members of the …

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Oregon state Senate approves nearly $24 million in bonding authority to UO

The Oregon state Senate approved a series of bills today that authorize approximately $1 billion in bonding authority for projects statewide, with the University of Oregon receiving about $24 million. The Senate approved two items with a price tag of more than $8 million for the UO: $8.5 for the …

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UO economics professor files complaint against UO general counsel and lawyers

Last week, University of Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh filed a complaint with the Oregon State Bar, alleging Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick misled a judge. Gary and Rudnick are partners at the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm, which has been representing the UO administration in recent union …

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Higher Education Board approves UO Proposal for 4.5 percent tuition increase

At a meeting in Portland today, members of the Higher Education Board’s Finance and Administration committee agreed to submit a budget proposal to the Oregon University System that includes 4.8 percent tuition increases across the state system and a 4.5 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon. The proposed …

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Interim Dean of CAS announced, Provost search continues

The latest development in a recent game of administrative musical chairs was announced Wednesday, when W. Andrew Marcus, associate dean of social sciences, was announced as the replacement to act as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This temporary promotion follows the appointment of former Dean Scott Coltrane to …

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Student interest rates face impending changes, Congress offers proposals

Each day brings finals week one step closer and, as the end of the year nears, deadlines are the top thought on students’ minds. On a national level, another deadline looms: On July 1, 2013, the interest rates for subsidized student loans are set to double from 3.4 to 6.8 …

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No experience, no job: The failures and successes of a college intern

Coffee fetcher. Errand runner. Fledgling. The title “intern” rarely carries a positive image. “A lot of the time, the term ‘intern’ has the negative connotation that you don’t know anything as a college student,” senior public relations and advertising major Megan Bauer said. “You have to put yourself in a …

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Independent governing boards could create a new future for the UO

Near the end of spring term, most students are too busy trying to balance midterms and tanning to worry about the fate of Oregon’s university system. However, as the end of the 2012-2013 academic year draws to a close, a proposition that would significantly rearrange higher education remains a hot topic in …

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New changes await for nontraditional households in FAFSA application

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid@@links checked@@is not known for its simplicity. Filling it out involves weeding through pages and pages of a complicated financial questionnaires, including estimating parental income to generate an “expected family contribution” for college expense, which in turn determines federal aid allotment.  Things get even more …

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International students struggle with need-based finances at the UO

Win Min was offered a scholarship to study as an international student at the University of Oregon in 2008. However, it wasn’t until 2010 that Min could accept his tuition-paying International Cultural Service Program Scholarship and enroll. As the child of humble vegetable farmers working as a community English teacher …

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New and increasing fees surprise students

For Matt Tofte, the University of Oregon was the right price. When he received his financial aid award letter one year ago, the incoming freshman estimated payment for tuition and fees at $9,258, including $433 in fees per term. Compared to out-of-state schools and combined with the presidential scholarship he …

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University shells out legal fees to bargain with its own faculty

Every minute spent discussing faculty union negotiations at the University of Oregon is another minute billed to an external lawfirm. After five months gathered around a bargaining table, faculty contract negotiations that started between the University and United Academics — the faculty union — in December of last year are …

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UO on the hunt for a new provost

The University of Oregon Selection Advisory Committee — on the hunt for a replacement provost of outgoing Jim Bean — met for the first time on Monday evening to lay the groundwork for the rest of the search. “We are just starting the search process,” said Alec Murphy, committee chair …

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Rudy Crew speaks at Eugene Library about plan for education

Governor John Kitzhaber’s choice to hire Rudy Crew as Oregon’s first chief education officer was a bold one. The position is intended to help fulfill Kitzhaber’s goal to improve Oregon’s 67 percent high school graduation rate and integrate public schools from kindergarten through college, and Crew certainly has the credentials …

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University of Oregon public relations restructured to fit the digital age

When Mike Andreasen@@directory@@ was hired as vice president for University Development in 2010, his goal was to lead the department in building external support for the campus community. Since then, the responsibilities of public relations have changed in accordance with the evolution of technology and communications, and the University of …

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Oregon Hall employees complain of health problems related to building air conditions

For the past 10 years, Carla McNelly@@directory@@ has been plagued with breathing problems, fatigue and eyes and nose and throat irritation. When the Oregon Hall employee steps out of the building she works in, however, the problems disappear. “The fact is that the symptoms … are not present when I …

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Bill for tuition freezes heard in legislature, likely to pass Higher Education Committee

Tuition freezes for incoming undergraduates in Oregon universities could be one step closer to reality if House Bill 3472,@@checked link@@ heard in the Oregon Legislature this week, is passed. The bill, which would begin a study on the plausibility of tuition freezes in the Oregon University System, had its public hearing …

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Videos of UO adjunct professor James Olmsted in confrontation with student group incites anger on social media

Update: The University of Oregon Police Department released a statement Friday, confirming that Olmsted, 58, was arrested Thursday afternoon on campus. “He (Olmsted) was cited in lieu of custody for second-degree theft and two counts of physical harassment. Olmsted was escorted off campus and issued a letter forbidding his return. An investigation is …

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Dean of Students office looks to change portrayal of ‘the other side of college’

With increased perception of college drinking across the nation, the University of Oregon’s Substance Abuse Prevention Programs works to fight the stigma.

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Crackdown: Eugene’s ordinance on unruly gatherings gives police a sharper axe

With the new social host ordinance taking effect on March 2 and activated beginning April 1, University of Oregon students will feel more pressure to control parties and illicit activities happening at their residence.

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Only 10 students show at forum to discuss arming University of Oregon Police Department

The question of whether or not to have an armed police force on campus has dogged students, faculty, staff and community members for the past several years and could likely be decided by the Oregon state board of higher education this spring.

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Provost Jim Bean announces resignation to take faculty position

A letter from President Michael Gottfredson to University faculty announced that Provost Jim Bean will be resigning from his position as senior academic administrator.

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OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner announces plans to resign

According to a press release from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, Chancellor George Pernsteiner announced his resignation from the Oregon University System.

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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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University under fire after cutting short minority leaders' contracts

Members of local Native American, Hispanic and African-American communities feel blindsided by a change-up in the University of Oregon’s former Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, The Register-Guard reported today.@@checked link@@ The UO is severing ties with three assistant vice presidents — Emilio Hernandez, Carla Gary and Tom Ball@@checked names@@ — who were tasked …

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