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University announces new law school dean

Provost Scott Coltrane announced Marcilynn Burke as the next of the University of Oregon School of Law. The announcement was made in an email to UO student email accounts. Burke is replacing Michael Moffitt, who announced he will step down from the position on July 1, 2017. Burke will join …

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Multiple students arrested this term for Duck Store shoplifting

Most University of Oregon students know the dreaded feeling of buying expensive textbooks from the Duck Store. Facing an average textbook cost of $1125 annually, some students are attempting to obtain textbooks in a less traditional way. People attempt to steal from the Duck Store on a weekly basis, and …

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UO Board of Trustees approves $945 per year tuition hike for all undergraduate students

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by $945 per year for all undergraduate students at today’s board meeting. This amounts to a 10.6 percent increase for resident students and a 3 percent increase for non residents. Along with the tuition increase, the board approved a …

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UO to lay off approximately 75 faculty members

University of Oregon is preparing to lay off roughly 75 people, according to a report from the president of the faculty union. United Academics, the labor union that represents UO faculty, said that the university’s plans are to reduce 25 positions in both the College of Arts and Science and College …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Podcast: What’s the deal with Deady Hall?

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Max Thornberry and Franziska Monahan discuss the latest news on the denaming of Deady Hall. They touch on the history of Matthew Deady and his connection to the University of Oregon, the criteria used in making the decision to dename, or not, …

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El pueblo unido: campus community joins in protecting undocumented students

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido Maricruz Reyes, 24, smiled as she panned her smartphone over the crowd of roughly 600 people gathered outside the Oregon State Capitol. They were her fellow protestors, calling on Jan. 14 for state representatives to prevent President Donald Trump from deporting 11 million undocumented …

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UO prepares students for tuition increase with tuition transparency panel

The University of Oregon held a public forum regarding rising tuition costs in order to increase its transparency with the public. The forum was designed to allow students to speak with members of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, telling them how they think rising costs should be addressed and …

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Retired UO professor Edwin Coleman dies

Former University of Oregon English professor Edwin Coleman II passed away on Jan. 23 from influenza-related conditions. He was 84 years old.  After Coleman received his Ph.D in theater in 1971 from UO, the university hired him as an English professor. Coleman modified courses to include more African-American literature and authors of …

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Knight Campus architecture team announced

The University of Oregon selected two architecture firms to begin designs on the $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The announcement was made on the university’s blog Wednesday morning. Bora Architecture, based in Portland, Oregon, will work on the project with the New York based …

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New UO ID cards required starting in May

Starting this term, University of Oregon ID Card Services will be giving out new, pre-printed ID cards to all students, faculty and staff. The old ID cards will not work anywhere after May 1. From January 10 to March 24, students can pick up new ID cards for free if …

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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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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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At campus rally, black student groups call for safe and inclusive campus

Black student groups called for University of Oregon administration to meet 12 demands to increase inclusivity for African-American students during a rally at the EMU Amphitheater at 2 p.m. Friday. The Black Women of Achievement, Black Student Union, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Task Force and Black Male Alliance …

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UO law professor who wore blackface releases an apology statement

University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz, who wore a costume that included blackface at a private Halloween party, released an apology on Friday through Pat Walsh, the media relations professional hired by Shurtz’s attorney. The statement reads: “During a Halloween party I hosted at my house, I wore a …

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UO law faculty members call for resignation of professor over blackface halloween costume

The University of Oregon law professor who wore blackface during an off-campus Halloween party is Nancy Shurtz, KEZI reports. Shurtz has been placed on administrative leave by Michael Moffitt, the dean of the UO School of Law. According to KEZI, Shurtz sent the following letter to her law students: “I chose my …

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Here’s how Measure 95 would affect UO

If passed, Oregon Ballot Measure 95 would allow public universities to invest state funds in equities. The proposed measure comes in response to Oregon Senate Bill 270, which passed in 2013. Bill 270 granted public universities the authority to manage much of their own finances, but a provision in the …

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Measure 95 could let UO invest in stock market and unlock a new revenue stream

The Nov. 8 election presents Oregon residents with a ballot measure that would allow public universities to invest in the stock market. The University of Oregon asked state legislators to amend Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, which prohibits state organizations from investing in stocks, to make an exception for Oregon’s …

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UO Senate Wrap Up Oct. 19

The University of Oregon Faculty Senate met on Wednesday night in the Crater Lake room at the EMU. Here’s what they discussed: The interim Director of the Knight Campus, Patrick Phillips, addressed the senate with certain details about the new campus and the 10 year program that goes with it. …

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Reza Aslan talks about identity and America’s future under “Trumpism”

An audience came to see author Reza Aslan speak about religion, identity and America’s future, filling the 500-seat University of Oregon Straub Hall Auditorium on Tuesday evening. The event was the first of a series from the Oregon Humanities Center, which brings in guest speakers to discuss current issues. Aslan …

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UO President Michael Schill officially announces Knight Campus

University of Oregon President Michael Schill addressed a full house Tuesday morning in the Giustina Ballroom. Faculty Senate members, the Board of Trustees and state legislators, including Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, were on hand for the official announcement of a $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight. “The initiative …

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UO receives $500 million donation from Knight family for three-building research campus

University of Oregon alumnus and Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight are donating a $500 million “lead gift” to create a three-building, 70,000 square foot campus: the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. According to a UO release, the donation is the “largest ever for a …

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UO BOT member and state representative call for “Yes on Measure 97” during panel

Oregon House of Representatives member Phil Barnhart and Board of Trustees member Kurt Wilcox spoke, alongside “Vote Yes on 97” organizers, in an attempt to persuade students and faculty to vote “yes” on Measure 97 Monday evening.  Measure 97 will set a 2.5 percent tax on corporations earning more than …

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