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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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Sen. Merkley and Rep. DeFazio urge support for Obamacare during Lane Community College rally

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Peter DeFazio called for Oregonians to protect the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to replace it. The two Democrat legislators, representing Oregon in congress, spoke to a crowd of around 300 supporters at Lane Community College. Merkley …

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Inflating Grades: Why it’s easier than ever to get an A

In 1980, an average student at the University of Oregon earned a 2.6 GPA. Last year, the average student received a 3.13. UO Students are receiving better grades without evidence that they are performing at a higher level, a phenomenon in higher education termed grade inflation. For the past six …

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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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Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla convicted of felony heroin possession

Colt Lyerla, the former Oregon Ducks standout tight end, was convicted of heroin possession in Washington County court last week, court records show. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 14. Lyerla was arrested in a Portland suburb in August 2016 when police allegedly found him lighting and smoking a …

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Podcast: News Wrap-up: Dining hall workers lose their lunch, Senator Wyden sits down with the Emerald

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest stories from Feb. 19-24. Senior News Reporter Andy Field explains the point system for dining halls and Associate News Editor Will Campbell sits down with Senator Ron Wyden. In a special look ahead at next week, …

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120 Club Sports athletes flood ASUO Senate meeting

One hundred and twenty club sport athletes, facing a denial of a request for $50,000 from ASUO, flooded a student government meeting on Wednesday night, lining the room shoulder-to-shoulder to voice opposition. After hours of emotional testimony, ASUO remained undecided in granting the money. The money would be used to fund …

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Trump administration threatens transgender student rights in press release

The Trump administration will take steps to limit transgender student’s rights, according to a statement by his press secretary, Sean Spicer, in a press release today. The rights include protection from discrimination based on gender identity, including the right to use the bathroom corresponding to one’s gender identity. Oregon Senator …

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Rumors of clash with Anti-fascist group spur large turnout for College Republicans meeting

To be a Republican on the University of Oregon campus is against the norm, and the UO College Republicans are no strangers to backlash for their political beliefs and actions.   On Feb. 16 in Lillis Hall, the College Republicans held their weekly meeting, only this particular meeting came with …

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Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Twitter, immigration, DeVos and journalism

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden holds an unofficial credo: speak up, push back and look for a smart alternative. He refutes President Donald Trump’s nearly every move, harnessing the president’s own weapon, Twitter, for his cause. And according to Wyden, a University of Oregon alumnus, his next challenge may be a …

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New residence hall helps UO prepare for campus live-on requirement

Once construction on the new residence hall on 17th Avenue is complete, the University of Oregon will have 10 functioning dorms. As the new dorm comes online, a new requirement for first year students will begin as well. In fall 2017, all first year students will be required to live on …

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From free to fee for student workers: Controversy surges over shift meals

University of Oregon student Alex Niemeyer works eight hours a week on campus, serving food to fellow students in the EMU student union. But he doesn’t receive a free meal at the UO for his work. Instead, Niemeyer pays $3 in order to receive 5 points, roughly the price for …

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Podcast: News Wrap-up: Schill pauses protest policy, Bean Hall remodel and Breitbart runs ads for UO

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest stories from Feb. 10-17. Associate news editor Max Thornberry recaps the state of a proposed protest policy, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis assures us that Bean Hall has no relation to prisons — besides looking …

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Bean Hall: The end of a dirty legacy

“You lived in Bean? I’m sorry.” For all its perceived flaws, Bean Hall’s tiny rooms and concrete walls have housed decades of University of Oregon students. Although the east-campus residence hall will begin a two-year renovation this summer, many residents will remember Bean’s old halls with both fondness and resentment. …

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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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Eugene man escapes carjacking at gunpoint on Tuesday

A 25-year-old man survived an attempted carjacking at gunpoint on Feb 14. at 14th Avenue and Mill Street. The suspect, a Hispanic male, 5’10” and about 35 years old, is still at large, according to the Eugene Police Department. At 4:36 p.m., the suspect opened the victim’s passenger car door …

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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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University is taking action regarding ads appearing on Breitbart

The University of Oregon received complaints this week from campus community members regarding the university’s advertisement on Breitbart.com, the alt-right news site. Breitbart News emerged as President Donald Trump’s media support during the 2016 election season. Last week, citizens of Eugene brought to attention an advertisement on Breitbart that displayed …

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Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded handgun at Hub residents

A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a crowd of people at the Hub on Campus apartments after midnight on Friday. According to Eugene Police, two officers responded to the apartments after reports of a trespasser. When the officers arrived, “a group of more than 10 …

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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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Official UO advocate for undocumented students draws from life experience to assist students

Jane Irungu is passionate about education. She is passionate about education because, in part, she was discouraged from obtaining one. Now undocumented and international students at the University of Oregon will benefit from her struggle. Last week, Irungu was named the point person for undocumented students who might be approached …

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Photos: 2017 UO Taiwan Night showcases campus performers

The Taiwanese Student Association hosted a cultural night on Feb. 13 in the EMU ballroom. The event featured many performers from the “China Night” Lunar New Year celebrations on Jan. 29 and featured original performances that students practiced in two weeks between the shows. “We didn’t want our performances to be …

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UO announces replacement provost for Scott Coltrane

The University of Oregon announced today its new provost, Jayanth Banavar, after nearly a year-long confidential search. Banavar formerly worked at the University of Maryland as the dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, according to the announcement by UO President Michael Schill. The search began after …

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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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Podcast: News Wrap-up — tuition hike, a rally for solidarity and UOPD hates pizza

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest news from Feb. 5-10. News editor Max Thornberry discusses the proposed tuition hike, news reporter Andrew Field tells us about “UO United” and we all pitch in on the pizza ban. This episode was produced by …

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UO students rally in response to Trump travel ban

Students and community activists stood in unison on the University of Oregon campus. The EMU Fishbowl was filled as individuals took the stage to tell the crowd how they felt about the travel ban, campus climate and acts of mistreatment in the community. The Multicultural Center, Men’s Center, MEChA and Muslim Student Association …

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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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Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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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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Trial date set for former UO student charged with multiple sex crimes

A jury trial is set to begin on May 2 for former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, who was arrested on sexual assault charges in March 2016. Wood is charged with unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, attempting to commit a Class A felony, sexual abuse in …

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