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Office of Budget and Resource Planning holds public meeting, discusses university’s financial future

The office of Budget and Resource Planning at the University of Oregon held a public budget meeting Wednesday morning in Johnson Hall. The meeting, the third held in the past academic year, focused on general aspects of the university’s budget, as well a recently undertaken attempt to change the strategic budgeting …

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UO to build new building for career services and advising

A new building is in the works for the University of Oregon and will serve as an integrated center for career services and academic advising. The building, named Tykeson Hall, will have four major components: core curriculum classrooms designated for subjects such as math and writing, general advising, experiential learning …

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UO Students for Tuition Transparency partners with UO Stand Up Society to put up the first event Johnson Hall Correspondence event (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
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First ever Johnson Hall Correspondents event criticizes the university with jokes and laughter

Last week, University of Oregon student Tanner Staab criticized the university in a video for a satirical event posted by UO Students for Tuition Transparency and UO Stand Up Society. In the video, Staab poses as a UO Ambassador giving a campus tour to potential students, or “recruits,” and points out the …

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The UO's recent virus outbreak has proven difficult to contain. (Creative Commons)
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UO alters protocol in effort to contain virus outbreak

Over the past week and a half, the University of Oregon has taken extensive sanitary precautions in an effort to contain the Norovirus outbreak. Norovirus is very contagious; difficult to terminate and causes stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. It’s rarely life threatening to healthy adults, however for the elderly …

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Following Shasta littering incident, UO Lambda Chi Alpha chapter suspended by national headquarters

Update: May 24, 12:38 a.m. The UO Chapter of Lambda Alpha Chi released an official statement Monday evening apologizing for “any destruction of the Lake Shasta resort and the surrounding environment,” and pledged to work with the U.S. forest service to arrange a clean up crew. The statement also echoed the chapter’s …

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Post shows photos of trash, UO gear littered around a Shasta Lake island

Yesterday evening, Facebook user Jennifer Vick Cox posted a series of photos implicating University of Oregon students and the Lambda Chi Alpha chapter of a littering issue at Shasta Lake’s Slaughterhouse Island in Northern California this past weekend. “The person who took those photos isn’t at liberty to make an …

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UO enrollment of California students has more then doubled in the past nine years. Illustration by Jarred Graham.
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UC Eugene — why Californian students keep coming and what it means for the UO

The number of Californians who attend the University of Oregon has more than doubled in the last nine years. To put that into perspective, you only need to look as far as the UO’s nicknames: University of California—Eugene or Cal State Oregon. At the beginning of this year, there were …

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James Cleavenger sits in front of the Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse where he now works. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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Weekly news wrap up: UO settles with James Cleavenger, mandatory reporting policy remains intact

University of Oregon settles suit with James Cleavenger for $1 million On May 10, the UO agreed to settle the lawsuits brought against it by former UOPD officer James Cleavenger for $1 million. The university also cancelled its Ninth Circuit appeal in exchange for canceling his own appeal in his …

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Grad and rally: An atypical graduate summer

Three University of Oregon graduates will be straying off the beaten path this summer – literally. Jackson Jarman-Miller, Gabe Howden and Cameron Huber are spending two months driving over 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally, an epic adventure designed to raise money for several charities. “It’s probably the …

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Faculty Senate discusses issues, including mandatory sexual assault reporting. (Christopher Trotchie/Emerald)
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Split opinions from campus community on the proposed mandatory report policy

University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellow Bethany Howe said mandatory reporting for sexual assault helps save lives.   “When a student comes to me to tell me something, they are essentially crying for help. They want me, expect me, need me to say something and do something to get them …

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The University of Oregon Police Department is searching for a new chief. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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UOPD Search for New Chief Begins

Finding a permanent solution to the leadership vacancy at the University of Oregon Police Department is finally out of the beta stage. According to Andre Le Duc, assistant vice president of UO’s Risk Management, search committee members tasked with screening UO’s newest police chief candidates met for the first time …

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Oregon’s shifting political landscape

This election year the possibility of a Trump presidency and a Sanders candidacy aren’t the only indicators of a national shift away from party lines and toward populist candidates. This May marks the first time that the Independent Party of Oregon will have candidates on the primary ballot, and the …

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ASUO Senate meets in the new part of the EMU to hear UO Rowing's special request of $40,000 for new equipment.
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ASUO Senate wraps up the year by giving $10,050 to UO Rowing

Senate passed UO Rowing’s request for new equipment but not without hours of discussion Senate spent most of the meeting discussing the legitimacy of UO Rowing’s request of $40,000 for new equipment. UO Rowing is the oldest and largest team in Club Sports, their speaker said. With its rapid growth …

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Faculty Senate discusses issues, including mandatory sexual assault reporting. (Christopher Trotchie/Emerald)
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UO Senate temporarily votes down mandatory reporting policy, but debate will continue

The UO’s mandatory reporting policy will remain the same for at least the immediate future. A motion to revise the current “Responsible Employee” policy failed at May 18’s UO Senate meeting by a vote of 15-16 with 20 absent senators. The proposal would have widely expanded the university’s policy to include …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 18         Access the full agenda here.

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James Cleavenger sits in front of the Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse where he now works. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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UO settles James Cleavenger suit for $1 million

The University of Oregon agreed to settle in the lawsuits former UOPD officer James Cleavenger brought against it, according to a press release today from Cleavenger’s attorneys Jason Kafoury and Mark McDougal. The UO agreed to settle for $1 million cash on May 10 and cancel its Ninth Circuit appeal …

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College Choice recently ranked the UO the 42nd best school in the nation for LGBTQ students (Natalie Hardwicke/Emerald)
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UO owes positive LGBTQ ranking to multitude of resources and programs

Independent online college ranking and review website collegechoice.net recently published a list of the top 50 colleges for LGBTQ students in the nation. University of Oregon came in  42 place and was the only college in the state of Oregon to make the list. Maure Smith-Benanti, the director of the university’s LGBTQIA …

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Preview: UO students share dance, art, slam poetry, music during INFLUX

For the third year in a row, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Student Member Advocacy Council (JSMAC) presents INFLUX: A Night of Performance Art. The two-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Submission is free, so come and support your local talent. INFLUX is an …

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Democratic voters gather at the Wild Duck Cafe to cheer on their candidates. (Wes Franco/ The Daily Emerald)
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Democratic Party of Lane County holds watch party at Wild Duck with winner of mayoral race, Lucy Vinis

The Democratic Party of Lane County held an election watch party tonight at Wild Duck Café in Eugene. The restaurant was packed as voters waited in anticipation to hear the results of the elections that would determine Oregon’s new governor, Eugene’s new mayor, and Oregon’s democratic primary. Mayoral candidate Lucy …

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Straub Hall will host the May 18 UO Senate meeting. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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UO Senate to discuss mandatory reporting policy Wednesday

Wednesday’s UO Senate agenda includes a policy proposal that would expand definitions related to sexual assault and mandatory reporting by university employees. Under the current policy, all “Responsible Employees who receive Credible Evidence of Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Harassment” are required to share that information with either the Title IX Coordinator, the …

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A Performer shouts to Maori War Chant. The University of Oregon  Hawai'i club presents 41st annual Lu'au: Ke Kani Aloha, "The Music of Love" at McArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon on May 14th, 2016. (Natsumi Seki/ Emerald)
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Photos: UO Hawai’i Club presents the 41st annual Lu’au

The University of Oregon  Hawai’i club presents 41st annual Lu’au: Ke Kani Aloha, “The Music of Love” at McArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon on May 14th, 2016. The UO Hawai’i club featured 14 unique dances; each dance representing the unique cultures of Hawai’i. Live music was presented by Bill Keale and dinner …

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A tour is given to the head librarian and a reporter. The University of Oregon Science Library is currently under renovation and is expected to be finished in July of 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Science library expansion creates new opportunities for students

The science library’s renovation is set to conclude in July 2016. It is creating an expanded and contemporary space for students to do scientific research and study. The science library remodel and addition has been in the works since 2012. The library already has new study rooms, book shelves and specific study tools …

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Former Oregon Ducks Head Coach Chip Kelly received bonuses for the team's success during the 2012-2013 season that sparked UO lawsuits against two insurance brokerage firms that were just settled. (Aaron Marineau/Emerald)
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Weekly news wrap up: UO settles suit over football coaches, Milo Yiannopoulos visits campus

University of Oregon reaches settlement after legal battle over insuring football coaches The university reached a settlement of $242,000 with two insurance brokers on May 9. The case centered on bonuses paid to former head football coach Chip Kelly and his coaching staff for the team’s success in the 2012-13 …

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U.S. Senators urge for college accreditation regulation

Fraudulent for-profit colleges may be stealing financial aid from larger institutions. Last month, 24 U.S. senators, including Oregon’s Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate national accrediting agencies’ practices to check that colleges are meeting the academic standards outlined in the Higher …

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Former professor sues University of Oregon for wrongful termination

Former University of Oregon professor, CHiXapkaid Donald Michael Pavel filed a lawsuit against the university on May 10, for alleged wrongful termination last year. Pavel, a former education professor at UO, was terminated in January 2015 after being linked to a sexual harassment report. In the same lawsuit, Pavel is …

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks to the audience at the rally. Donald Trump holds a rally at the Lane Events Convention Center in Eugene, Oregon on May 6, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Podcast: Trump’s Eugene visit

Emerald political columnists Zach Moss and Alec Cowan share their thoughts on Donald J. Drumpf’s recent rally in Eugene.

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A student group makes a request during an ASUO Senate meeting. The ASUO Senate meets every Wednesday. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Senate returns $10,000 to surplus

We went to Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you should know:   Senate denies one special request and passes $10,000 return request. Criminal Justice Network requested $300 to bring investigative reporter Jeffrey St. Clair to its sociology class. Senate voted down with one “yes” and 15 …

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Outbreak of Norovirus on campus

There is an outbreak of the Norovirus on the University of Oregon campus, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes. There have been 34 reports of gastroenteritis symptoms, commonly called the stomach flu, from UO students at the University Health Center and the …

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ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 11   Access the full agenda here.

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Chapman Hall home of the Robert D. Clark Honors College. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Chapman Hall renovation hopes to better support Honors College

Chapman Hall will undergo its first major renovation since 1939 to make the building more user friendly. The Chapman Hall renovation starts in December 2016. Students and faculty of the Robert D. Clark Honors College will relocate throughout the summer of 2016. a The project’s intent is to make Chapman a place to better support …

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