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

Once construction on the new residence hall on 17th street 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 …

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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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President Michael Schill speaks about free speech and inclusivity

President Michael Schill spoke to a group of Jewish and Muslim students on Tuesday about the importance of free speech, tolerance and unification at the Oregon Hillel meeting. Manzil Midrash is a project that Oregon Hillel, the Muslim Student Association and the Arab Student Union started three years ago. It was created …

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UO alum Thomas Hager receives prominent science writing award

This article was written by Emerald news intern Kyla Ramsey. She is a junior writing major at the Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield, Oregon. University of Oregon alumnus Thomas Hager recently received a prestigious writing award within the science community. The award, from the American Chemical Society, recognizes …

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UO students score local rental properties for energy efficiency

The University of Oregon and a Eugene utility company recently partnered to begin a new program offering free energy efficiency assessments for Eugene area rental properties. The UO Office of Sustainability started the Home Energy SCORE Program two weeks ago. Students working with the program are sent out in pairs …

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UO Dance Marathon for Miracle Babies

University of Oregon students hosted a dance marathon benefit Saturday evening for the Children’s Miracle Network at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. The marathon began at noon in the EMU ballroom and continued until 10 p.m. This is the 10th year that university students hosted the event. This year …

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Podcast: News Wrap-Up – flu outbreak, UO as a sanctuary campus, and China Night

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and news reporter Andy Field discuss the new time/place/manner policy that may affect student protests, the wave of influenza here on campus, efforts to protect undocumented students and more. This episode was produced by Emerson Malone. Listen to the episode …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses harsh realities of racism at sold out Matthew Knight Arena

“Race is the child of racism; not the father,” author Ta-Nehisi Coates said to 5,548 people during his speech at the Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. “We [Americans] have gone through the process of making Black people into a race,” he said. Coates argues that race is the byproduct …

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UO gifted $12 million more than expected for scholarships in 2016

Scholarship opportunities are set to increase for University of Oregon students after the school raised $12 million more than its 2016 donation goal of $70 million, according to the 2016 Annual Report. “We’re still plowing through going stronger and stronger to raise even more money,” said Roger Thompson, the Enrollment …

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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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UO students don hijabs, glimpsing Muslim culture

After encouragement from her political science professor, Ariana Gallegos found herself sifting through a mound of free hijabs on a table outside the EMU, ready to wear one for her first time. Wednesday was the fifth annual World Hijab Day. The UO Muslim Student Association fitted nearly 100 students and …

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Idea Industry: Reset the Code with Chandler and Cameron

On this episode of the Idea Industry podcast, Emily Kalei sits down with Reset the Code developers Chandler Carroll and Cameron Kokes. They discuss the campaign’s origins, philosophy and execution, as well as its future and impact both on and off the University of Oregon campus.   This episode was …

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