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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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LGBTQ supporters protest in Johnson Hall after program cuts

Students are protesting at Johnson Hall today about positions in LGBT Education and Support Services programs being cut. About 30 protesters started at the Health Center and marched down 13th Avenue, carrying signs that said things like “The UO exploits LGBTQ/POC labor” and “support queer services,” while chanting “President Schill …

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Faculty union wants to open a dialogue with President Schill

The University of Oregon community can send a postcard to their president this week. United Academics, the faculty union, is running a postcard campaign, asking students, staff and faculty to fill out cards that will be passed on to UO President Michael Schill. Every campus member has a card option. …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: UO takes the romance out of languages, UO For You wins a one-slate race

News reporter Max Thornberry joins Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone to go over this week’s most pressing stories: how the university’s proposed faculty cuts will hurt the Department of Romance Languages; the new sexual assault reporting policy gets passed by the Faculty Senate and UO For …

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Goodbye Instructor. Hello Research: Faculty cut to make room for research

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that 31 non-tenured faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences were not renewed. The correct number is 21 non-tenured faculty members and 10 staff members. Twenty-one non-tenured faculty members and 10 staff members in the College of Arts and Sciences …

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UO releases findings of athletic department free speech investigation

***This story has been updated to include comments from athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon concluded its investigation of potential free speech policy violations by the athletic department this week. The investigation found that the athletic department did nothing illegal, but could improve its media relations in …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: A&AA’s new name, law school’s new dean, Lane County’s new smoking law

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the three biggest stories from week ten of winter term: The university faculty senate voted on Wednesday to rename and restructure the School of Architecture and Allied Arts to the “College …

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Free shift meals cut to meet rising food costs and lower on-campus housing fees, administrator says

A UO administrator says he was transparent when he discontinued free shift meals for student dining hall workers to acommodate rising food costs and lower dorm fees. On July 29, 2016, University of Oregon Director of Housing Michael Griffel announced on a post to the UO Housing page that, although his …

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Podcast: Understanding President Schill’s budget plan

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Will Campbell breaks apart President Schill’s budget plan, which he presented to the Faculty Senate last week, and how it will affect non-tenured faculty members and the size of University of Oregon’s various schools. This episode was produced by …

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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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Podcast: What to expect from today’s Board of Trustees Meeting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast producer Emerson Malone outline what to expect during today’s Board of Trustees meeting. The proposed 10.6 percent tuition hike for next year, another round of non-tenure-track-faculty cuts, mandatory first-year residency for freshmen and an ASUO-led …

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Board of Trustees to vote on 10.6 percent tuition increase Thursday afternoon

The Board of Trustees, University of Oregon’s governing body, will decide whether tuition costs for in-state students will increase by 10.6 percent during a meeting this Thursday. This week’s meeting is split up over two days. Following reports, the board will discuss the president’s recommendation to increase tuition and fees. …

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Schill presents budget plan; faculty layoffs likely

The University of Oregon’s budget issues are causing President Michael Schill to overhaul the university’s faculty funding system, and in the process, will likely cut some non-tenure faculty positions. Schill introduced the loose plans of three budget-cutting projects that affect non-tenured faculty members’ job security on March 1, at the …

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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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UO trustee Kurt Wilcox urges legislators to meet $100 million request by state universities

University of Oregon trustee Kurt Wilcox testified to state representatives on Feb. 25 that the university relies on tuition revenue from out-of-state and international students to operate. Wilcox is a member of the Board of Trustees — the UO’s primary decision-making body. But on Saturday, he spoke on his own behalf, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Provost Scott Coltrane says university plans to provide attorneys to those confronted by immigration officials

University of Oregon Provost Scott Coltrane said the university plans to provide attorneys for any student, staff or faculty approached by immigration officials, due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Coltrane made his statement during a Jan. 30 townhall discussion in the EMU, …

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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 is ‘troubled’ by Trump’s immigration ban, advises affected students not to travel outside U.S.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the University of Oregon expressed support for international students in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. “We are troubled by the decision of the new U.S. administration to begin a process of closing our borders,” the statement from UO President …

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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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Schill decides not to dename Deady Hall, announces Black cultural center

University of Oregon President Michael Schill announced this morning that he will not dename Deady Hall despite demands made by the Black Student Task Force in fall 2015. He also wrote that a renaming process for Cedar Hall, previously Dunn Hall, will move forward and that the university will begin …

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Students protest over new cost of dining worker shift meals

University of Oregon student organizers demanded free shift meals for student dining workers and protested the cost increase of their meals on Wednesday in the Hamilton Hall dining area. Fifteen students, mostly from the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) gathered around 6 p.m. The student organizers protested the policy requiring student workers to pay …

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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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