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Oregon governor’s budget released, no increased funding for higher education

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 does not reflect an increase for Oregon’s public universities’ budgets. This morning, in an email to students, University …

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UO files motion to dismiss third amended complaint in lawsuits filed by former Oregon basketball players

The University of Oregon issued its latest response to the lawsuits filed by three former Oregon basketball players on Friday, Dec. 2, court documents show. Plaintiffs Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson had filed lawsuits against UO claiming their due process rights under the 14th Amendment were violated when they …

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The Unseen Life of Ants

Beneath the volcanology building on the University of Oregon campus is a colony that never sleeps. The laboratory, tended by Dr. Robert Schofield, has broken ground in the field’s knowledge of leaf cutter ants. The Emerald has captured the sights and sounds of ant science in a multimedia story that explores the lab, …

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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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Human Rights Commission pushes to make Eugene a Sanctuary City

With the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, concern has risen from undocumented groups who are uncertain of their future within the country. The Human Rights Commission in Eugene has made recent pushes to create an ordinance to make Eugene a sanctuary city that …

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ASUO Wrap-Up November 30

Here is the recap from the last ASUO meeting of 2016. Confirmations -Carter Fritsch Carter Fritsch was narrowly appointed as the ASUO Elections Coordinator after a divisive Senate questioned him for over an hour. There was controversy about his appointment because he has been involved with ASUO during his entire …

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General Counsel to investigate athletic department free-speech issues

**This story has been updated to include a comment from the university.  University of Oregon President Michael Schill has instructed General Counsel Kevin Reed to investigate concerns about free-speech policy violations by the athletic department, according the faculty Senate website. The report will be given directly to Schill. During a lengthy Emerald investigation …

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New committee will bridge gap between UO Senate, President and Athletics Dept.

Ending a nine-month wait, the committee responsible for advising the UO Faculty Senate on student athletes’ academic performance and welfare received an overhaul during today’s senate meeting, the last of the year. The motion has been awaiting vote since April. The newly renamed Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee has been called inefficient due …

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Board of Trustees to vote on $7 million GSH lawsuit settlement

The University of Oregon has reached a settlement agreement, pending Board of Trustees approval, with the two contractors and architectural firm it sued last March for the allegedly poor construction of Global Scholars Hall. After more than 18 months of legal work and “extensive mediation,” the parties came to the settlement …

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UO holds active shooter training in wake of Ohio State attack

The University of Oregon held an active shooter training for staff and students at the EMU on Wednesday, two days after a student attacked and injured 11 at Ohio State University. The training was intended to develop a safer campus by teaching staff and students how to watch for warning …

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ASUO bingo night informs students that they can have a say on tuition setting

Student government members, through a bingo game, let students know that there are ways for students to get involved in setting tuition at the University of Oregon. ASUO students hosted the “Tuition Lingo Bingo” event on Nov. 29 in Straub Hall. The 25 students who attended the event were each …

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UO Senate calls for investigation of athletic department for possible free speech violation

This story has been updated to include a comment from UO Athletic Department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon Senate issued a request on Sunday to launch an investigation into a possible free speech violation by the UO Athletic Department regarding its threat to limit Emerald press credentials during an investigation of a UO …

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Active Shooting at Ohio State

A previous version of this story said that the suspect was shot by campus police. A suspect in the attack at Ohio State University Monday morning has reportedly been shot and killed by police. Eight people have been taken to the hospital on Monday morning after a reported shooting on …

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Diversifying science

When Jaclyn Kellon committed to University of Oregon’s Ph.D. chemistry program two years ago, she knew she’d face academic rigor. But the Cleveland native wasn’t prepared to be one of the only minority students in her cohort, and she wasn’t prepared for the sudden onset of self-doubt. “I’ve always identified …

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Podcast: Should Professor Shurtz resign?

In this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, news reporter Andy Field has a discussion with two guests: Retired University of Oregon English Professor Dr. Edwin Coleman, who was a UO graduate student during the ’60s, taught at the university since 1972 and started its ethnic studies department. Also invited …

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Escaping in Eugene

Why roll dice or tap away on a controller when you can decode the secret message and find the hidden door yourself? The hostess at Dare Escape Rooms instructs groups of 2-6 patrons to close their eyes as she leads them into the dark and musty room. After the door …

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State Senator stepping down to take position at UO Knight Campus

Sen. Chris Edwards (D) will join the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact as the new assistant vice president for strategic initiatives with an emphasis on development starting on Dec. 15. “We already have a lot of great things happening at the University of Oregon,” he said …

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: A day to remember trans people who have lost their lives due to transphobic acts of violence

Over 100 community members came together on Nov. 20 for the 18th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event held at the Hult Center Studio One included a vigil reciting the names of people who have lost their lives due to transphobic acts of violence this year. “[TDOR] is …

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Photos: UO students silently protest campus hate crimes

More than a dozen students stood in a circle in front of the Erb Memorial Union on Monday, silently protesting the hate crimes that have occurred on the University of Oregon campus recently. Protestors carried signs and handed out fliers explaining the reasoning for their demonstration: “It was necessary for …

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Joel Iboa: The solution to pollution in Eugene

Sometimes it’s overwhelming. You find yourself turning off the air conditioner when you’re behind a diesel truck or worrying about the Windex being sprayed on a table at a restaurant. The more you know about toxins that surround you, the more there is to worry about, but this knowledge can …

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Transgender Week of Celebration holds final vigil today

The University of Oregon is raising awareness for Transgender Week of Celebration by placing signs on campus displaying statistics such as, “There are over 700,000 transgender people in the U.S.” and “19 percent of trans people experience domestic violence at the hands of a family member because of their transgender …

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Podcast: Anti-Trump protests, BSU rallies, Taylor’s credit card fraud

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Noah McGraw and news reporter Andy Field discuss the recent flurry of anti-Trump protests, a one year update on the UO Black Student Task Force’s demands and whether Taylor’s is charging your credit card more than it should. Listen to the …

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ASUO Wrap-Up Nov. 16

This week’s ASUO meeting had a busy agenda ahead of a short Thanksgiving holiday week. 4 new appointments to various positions started the ASUO meeting. Myles Vigoda was appointed to the Program Finance Committee unanimously by the senate. Vigoda, an economics major, has had prior experience with ASUO and with …

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Taylor’s Bar and Grill repeatedly accused of overcharging credit cards

University of Oregon senior Mikayla Ashten, like many UO students, frequents Taylor’s Bar and Grill on the weekends. The popular bar, located across the street from campus on 13th Avenue, is usually packed with students from Wednesday to Saturday night. Ashten usually pays her bar tab on her debit card, …

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Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown accused of three acts of violence since October 2014

Oregon senior tight end Pharaoh Brown has been accused of three acts of violence off the field since October 2014, an investigation by the Emerald has revealed. Brown is one of the most well-known figures on the Ducks football team and University of Oregon campus. A redshirt senior and NFL …

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Two Oregon State University students hospitalized with meningococcal disease

Two students at Oregon State University have been hospitalized this week with meningococcal disease, according to the Corvallis Gazette Times. Seth Collins, a wide receiver with the Oregon State football team, is believed to be the first student hospitalized, according to The Oregonian. He was admitted to Good Samaritan Medical …

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UOPD makes an arrest for possession of methamphetamine

University of Oregon Police Department arrested an individual this afternoon for possession of methamphetamine and trespassing across the street from the University of Oregon at the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Onyx Street. Another individual was cited to appear in court. “They were both previously arrested on campus for trespassing,” …

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ASUO Men’s Center finds a new director

The ASUO Men’s Center has found a new director, and they are set to begin work Jan. 6. The hire comes after the center’s proposal to expand its budget was approved last spring. Quantrell Willis, the Associate Dean of Students for University of Oregon was the supervisor of the hiring …

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Black Student Task Force: 12 demands – one year later

On Nov. 11, Black student group leaders spoke to hundreds of students and community members at the EMU amphitheater, addressing the climate around race on campus. It’s been a year since the Black Student Task Force issued 12 demands to UO administration in the hopes of creating a safer and …

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Students call for UO to be a ‘sanctuary’ campus university

On Wednesday, around 150 University of Oregon students gathered at the Erb Memorial Union amphitheater, calling for the administration to accept and protect undocumented immigrant students following President-elect Donald Trump’s election. The rally was part of the nation-wide “sanctuary campus” protests, which have taken place in more than 40 universities, …

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