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PIKE fraternity makes their way back to UO

Steve Prefontaine’s fraternity is making a return to the University of Oregon. Originally founded in 1931 at UO, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is striving to gain men who promote university leadership, Joey Romanczuk and Tyler Anderson, PIKE professional expansion consultants, said. Romanczuk said in 2011, UO PIKE was shut …

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The CSSA hosts a celebration of the Chinese New Year on Saturday

This Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6:30pm, the CSSA-UO (Chinese Students and Scholars Association) is  holding an event called China Night in the EMU Ballroom. The CSSA, according to their group’s description on their Facebook page , is the largest Chinese organization in Eugene. Their aim is to improve relationships with international …

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UO reminds all students of Drug Free policy

In a required email sent to all University of Oregon addresses, Robin Holmes, vice president of Student Life, wrote that the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 exists to focus on “high-drinking and substance use.” Holmes said in the email that the Act requires all institutions with financial …

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Students can view the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art's exhibit on Brian Lanker until April 24. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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New JSMA exhibit puts long-time Eugene resident’s photography on display

On Jan.23, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opened a new exhibit, From the Heart: The Photographs of Brian Lanker. It is a look back, almost five years after Lanker’s death, on the stories he told as a photojournalist for publications like Life and Sports Illustrated. “Brian was such a …

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After “low-key” winter recruitment FSL prepares for spring

Across the board, much of Fraternity and Sorority Life choose to prepare for the spring recruitment session during winter term, but some chapters are still offering spots in the rainy season. The only fraternity officially rushing this term is Delta Tau Delta. The chapter has already handed out many bids …

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Senate confirms three election board members

We went to the ASUO Senate meeting so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate confirms three more election board members Jacob Beltrami, Kathleen Mueller and Halle Niehoff are all now members of the ASUO election board. Abraham Youhana, the election board chair, said the applicant …

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Students gather at the TFAB meeting in protest of the 4.7 percent tuition increase for 2016-2017. (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
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Students rally against proposed tuition hike in forum

Students came en masse to a tuition forum in the EMU Gumwood room to protest a 4.7 percent tuition increase proposed by the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board for next year. This morning, ASUO members accused TFAB members of voting to raise tuition without the two student representatives, ASUO President …

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Student groups accuse TFAB of rushing vote to raise tuition without student approval

A coalition of University of Oregon student groups have accused the Tuition & Fees Advisory Board of, in a meeting last week, rushing a vote on a proposed increase in tuition for the 2016-2017 school year. In an email sent to the Emerald this morning, they said that some students who …

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Greek Leadership Academy brings leaders together communally

Brought to B’nai B’rith Camp in Lincoln City, Oregon, for one weekend, several leaders of the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life built relationships within the community in order to fulfill a common goal: success. The Greek Leadership Academy, an FSL leadership program for boards from chapters, the Panhellenic …

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Abraham Youhana is a University of Oregon student and just landed a position on the ASUO Election Board. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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ASUO election board to propose longer and sooner election

The ASUO election will look a lot different this year. Abraham Youhana comes to the election board chair position with one goal: to expand opportunities for students. Youhana is a sophomore from California double majoring in political science and business administration. With experiences in residence hall government his freshmen year, …

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The number of daily seats on direct flights from Eugene to San Francisco will increase by 31 percent starting in June (Creative Commons).
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Number of seats on daily flights from EUG-SFO to increase

United Airlines will upgrade it plane sizes but also cut the frequency of daily flights between Eugene to San Francisco starting this June, The Register-Guard reported. On June 9, the airline will cut six daily flights down to four. Three out of four daily flights will take place on Airbus …

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ASUO will host rally, forum to fight proposed tuition increase

ASUO will host a campus rally and forum tomorrow afternoon aimed at fighting a proposed 4.7 percent tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year. The rally will begin at 2:15 p.m. in front of Johnson Hall. Following the rally, the group will then move to the EMU Gumwood Room to …

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Firemen gather outside of Villard Hall after occupants  were evacuated after a fire occurred on the third floor. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Fire causes evacuation of Villard Hall; classes relocated

An electrical fire was extinguished by a UOPD officer in Villard Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. today. UOAlerts sent out an email saying occupants were evacuated after the fire was reported: UO asked that everyone remain clear of the building while the fire department works. The fire was small and electrical …

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Potential gas leak in downtown Eugene

A construction crew potentially caused a natural gas leak which temporarily closed the Ferry Street Bridge this morning, the Register-Guard reported. Road closures were due to the response of emergency crew, but all roads have since reopened. The line was reportedly ruptured near Broadway and High Street but the origin …

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ASUO and student group aim to make UO more accessible for students with disabilties

The AccessABILITY Student Union and ASUO senators are working together to move the University of Oregon to the forefront of higher education institutions that are universally accessible for students with disabilities. At the Jan. 6 ASUO Senate meeting, the senate approved a resolution to create a working group to collaborate …

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UO expands Emergency Alert system

The Emergency Management and Continuity office has expanded the UOAlert! system to include parents and partners of UO community members.

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A Eugene woman is suing Washington County after she was raped by a juvenile — accused of murder one week earlier — who attended an Oregon football game. He attended the game through a now-discontinued Washington County program in which troubled youth were provided free Oregon football tickets and could attend under county supervision (Creative Commons).
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Eugene woman sues Washington County following 2014 rape, beating after Oregon football game

A Eugene woman is suing Washington County and a counselor after she was beaten and raped by a 17-year-old male who was brought to to an Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium in September 2014 by the Washington County Juvenile Department, according to The Oregonian. The department, where Jose Andrade works …

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Five ASUO senators will participate in University of Oregon Senate meetings this term. Enacted in 2011, this policy is not common in other universities around the country. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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ASUO senators prepare for unique relationship with University Senate this term

ASUO senators Max Burns, Hannah Thompson, Tess Mor, Evan Roth and Keegan Williams-Thomas will be serving as the five student members in the University of Oregon Senate this term, a rare opportunity at any school. Although the senators said they are excited to represent students at the meetings, some have …

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Darci Heroy is the first administrator in Johnson Hall that critics of the university feel is on their side. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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An ally in Johnson Hall: Both administration and its critics trust Darci Heroy, UO’s new Title IX coordinator

University of Oregon administration and critics of its sexual assault policies have finally found something they agree on: Darci Heroy. As interim associate vice president and Title IX coordinator, Heroy will report directly to UO President Michael Schill, starting today, about sexual assault on campus. Heroy’s experience as a Title …

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Shannon Millington presents her vision for UO Health Center in Jan. 29
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Executive director candidate envisions Health Center focus on “excellence” and “relevance”

Shannon Millington, current Director of Health Systems and Services, wants the University Health Center to focus on “excellence and relevance” in her presentation for the executive health center director position Jan. 29. Millington has worked in multiple positions in UHC for 10 years, according to her resume. From physical therapist …

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UO law school dean will step down July 1

UO School of Law Dean Michael Moffitt has decided to resign as dean effective July 1, 2017. According to Moffitt’s message to the law school community, he decided to step down “after considerable soul-searching” and concluded that “the time is right” to find new leadership. “It has been my great …

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UO College of Education will continue Summer Enrichment Program

After more than a week of pushback, the University of Oregon Summer Enrichment Program will get a second chance. The UO College of Education announced Friday in a message to the SEP community that the university will support the 35-year-old camp this summer. The university will collaborate with Oak Hill …

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The University of Oregon Women's center is looking for a new director. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Women’s Center to look for new director after almost a decade

Erin McGladrey comes to work every day at eight a.m. with a smile on her face. Since 2008, McGladrey has overseen, organized and rallied behind students’ activities at the Women’s Center. With extensive experience working for multiple institutions and nonprofit organizations, McGladrey’s been a gender and equality resource for students. …

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UO denies almost every complaint made in “whistleblower” suit

The University of Oregon denied any wrongdoing in retrieving the counseling records of a student in a Jan. 25 response to a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in November 2015 by Karen Stokes and Jennifer Morlok, two former UO Counseling and Testing Center employees. The counseling records belonged to “Jane Doe,” the survivor of …

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Senators make progress with housing resolution, plan to vote on issue next week

We went to the ASUO senate meeting so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senators finalizing housing resolution language, possible vote next week Senators Max Burns, Andrew Dunn and Zach Rentschler have continued working on the housing resolution that was introduced last week. The senators have …

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UO Senate meeting discusses code of ethics and campus diversity

The University of Oregon Senate met on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss data security, the code of ethics and diversifying campus. At 3 p.m. the Knight Library browsing room began to fill with senators and their audience. President Mike Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane attended, seated in the front row. …

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UO student reports attempted robbery near campus

A man attempted to rob a female University of Oregon student yesterday at roughly 8 p.m. on Franklin Boulevard near Walnut Street, University of Oregon police announced shortly after the incident. The UO Campus Crime Alert sent an email to all UO students regarding the incident at around 10 p.m. …

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Construction workers found mammoth bones under an endzone (top right) at OSU's Reser Stadium on Jan. 26 (Creative Commons).
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OSU discovers bones likely from a mammoth under Reser Stadium

An expansion of Oregon State University’s Valley Football Center led to a finding of colossal bones, likely from a mammoth, the university announced Tuesday. A worker digging up the north end zone of Reser Stadium for the Valley Football Center project stopped working when they saw the femur of the bone, …

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A memorial for marijuana activist John Walsh has been tentatively planned for Feb. 13 at Lorax Manor (Creative Commons).
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Influential Oregon marijuana activist dies

Marijuana activist John Walsh was best known around the University of Oregon for gathering signatures on campus or striking up conversations with students in the EMU. He was an advocate for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group. For over 20 years, Walsh …

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University of Oregon President Michael Schill talks about accessibility to higher education in the William W. Knight Law Center on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
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Michael Schill’s new research-based budget strategy may lead to cuts

UO President Michael Schill announced a new plan focusing on development of research programs on campus. Some programs will lose funding and faculty.

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