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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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A 29-year debt: The financial effect of the new EMU for decades to come

University of Oregon students who haven’t been born yet will continue to bear the cost of a $98 million EMU renovation project. Students will pay an extra $67 per term until 2043 to cover the cost of the improvements made to the EMU, according to project leaders. “One of the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oregon public college presidents ask state for $100 million

Measure 97’s failure spurred Oregon public colleges to continue the effort to fund higher education. On Wednesday, the presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities signed a joint letter that asked for $100 million in funding for higher education. “The universities have collectively been thinking about how they are going to …

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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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University Senate approves new degree, questions committee on student-athletes

University of Oregon students will soon see a new major in the geography department called Spatial Data Science and Technology, and review will continue on the effectiveness of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee’s charge over student-athlete academic performance and well-being. It’s all thanks to the University Senate meeting that occurred in the Gerlinger …

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UO proposes speech and protest policy in wake of campus demonstrations

The Office of General Counsel for the University of Oregon is circulating a six-page proposal for a Time, Place and Manner Rules for Campus Speech and Protest Activities policy. UO President Michael Schill announced the reasoning behind the policy on Friday. The proposal, given to the Emerald by UO Vice …

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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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