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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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AdministrationHousingNews

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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UO professor Bruce Darling remembered, memorial next Monday

Bruce Darling tried to make each day a good one. His mantra was “making today a good day.” If his wife Cher Darling was not having a good day, he would tell her to “make today a good day.” “He was very positive,” Cher said. “He had been suffering from heart …

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Setting the record straight: The price of transparency

Multiple University of Oregon students were arrested this year, an assistant football coach was paid over $60,000 for less than a week of work and one visit to campus by an author cost UO donors over $40,000. Public records requests help clarify the facts for stories like these.   As …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Trump takes action on Juliana v. United States, and student Duck Store shoplifting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: the Trump administration’s calls to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision to move Juliana v. United to federal trial; there’ve been 15 cases of …

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Why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ $41,500 UO speech ended early

Ta-Nehisi Coates, renowned author and public speaker, left the stage at Matthew Knight Arena on Feb. 3 about 35 minutes before his contract with the University of Oregon suggested he would. Coates, who began speaking to a crowd of 5,548 people at 6 p.m., was scheduled to speak until 7:15. …

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Students for Life hosts speakers on potential consequences of abortion

Terri Nordone’s abortion experience happened in high school. She remembers that on a bright and sunny day, one girl walked into the abortion clinic and another girl walked out, she said. Now Nordone speaks about her experience with abortion at events and teaches support classes for women and men who …

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AnnouncementsHealthNews

Meningitis outbreak at OSU raises awareness once again

University of Oregon’s neighbor Oregon State University confirmed its third case of Meningitis last week, and the UO Health Center has under-taken another effort to alert students of the dangers of the disease. OSU stated on its website that the outbreak is not an emergency, but health authorities suggest students keep …

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Trump administration calls for a US appeals court to reverse climate change lawsuit involving UO student and professor

President Donald Trump has taken action on a lawsuit brought by 21 youth, including a University of Oregon student, suing the federal government over climate change. On Tuesday, March 7, the Trump administration filed a proposal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse an Oregon district court judge’s …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate elects Lauren Young as president

Last week, ASUO Senate said goodbye to its president Max Burns. This week, it welcomed newly elected Senate President Lauren Young. Young, the former ASUO Senate treasurer, was voted into office by the senate on Wednesday night after she edged out the only other candidate, Vasilisa Smith. Burns personally recommended …

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Faculty vs. athletics: Fighting for control

Connor Johnson, a former longsnapper on the Oregon football team, said it’s a “bummer” how many athletes have to make decisions they don’t want to make due to conflicts with sports. Almost all the time, he said — whether it’s being unable to enroll in certain majors or take classes …

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AcademicsCrimeNews

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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Dogs banned from downtown Eugene

Starting in April, walking your dog through downtown Eugene will be illegal, with some exceptions. Eugene City council passed an ordinance today banning dogs — except service dogs, dogs of residences who live and work in the downtown area and police dogs — in downtown as part of the city …

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NALSA host 11th Annual Indigenous Peoples Reception

Hundreds of people gathered at the Many Nations Longhouse on Friday to attend the 11th annual Indigenous Peoples Reception as part of a four day conference put on by the Public Interest of Environmental Law Conference.The Native American Law Student Association hosted the reception. The four day conference brought speakers, activists, students and …

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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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ASUOClub SportsNews

Why ASUO denied Club Sports’ $50,000 request

Last week, around 120 student athletes from Club Sports crowded an ASUO Senate meeting to express frustration over its decision not to overturn the veto by ASUO President Quinn Haaga on a $50,000 funding request for athletes’ national competitions. According to Haaga, Club Sports has been in the habit of …

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Video: Ducks on 2017 tuition hike

The Emerald interviews students on their feelings regarding the tuition hike, in and around the EMU.

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CrimeNews

7/11 on Broadway and Patterson robbed, shots fired

Update: The suspect is still at large. After the robbery at 1:50 a.m., the suspect fled toward the northeast corner of the Hub apartment complex. Forensics determined at least one shot was fired at police at that time, according to Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLoughlin. Police did not return fire …

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Got a grand? Undergraduates will pay over $1000 more to attend UO next year

Annual tuition will cost $945 more for all undergraduate students next year. The decision, which amounts to a 10.6 percent increase for residents and 3 percent for non-residents, was made by the Board of Trustees during a Thursday meeting. With the increase, many students are forced to reevaluate their position …

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Taste of Africa Night provides a showcase of culture for UO students

Tablecloths and decorations in bright red, green and yellow set the stage for Sharon Alitema Saturday night as she performed a dance, called the Kinyarwanda, from her home country of Uganda at the African Student Association’s (ASA) Taste of Africa Night. Dancing at cultural events provides a way for Alitema, …

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Podcast: Weekly wrap-up: Tuition spikes, GPA inflation and our interview with Mike Watt

In this weekly wrap-up, Associate News Editor Max Thornberry explains why everyone will be paying so much to attend the University of Oregon next year and talks about Will Campbell’s exploration of inflated grades. Test out the Emerald Grade Tracker here. Arts and Culture Editor Craig Wright recaps his interview …

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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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E1 Multimedia Story: Protecting the Water

When the Native Americans from Standing Rock Sioux Reservation called for support, tens of thousands answered by standing on the front lines or donating materials. Much of this help comes from the Pacific Northwest, Eugene and even the University of Oregon. When an Emerald reporter arrived at camp, he found …

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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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South section of Kincaid Street shut down for library construction

Kincaid Street west of Knight Library will be closed until Friday due to construction. Workers using a crane are lifting a new heating, ventilation and cooling system to the roof of Knight Library as part of a project to replace mechanical systems in the Special Collections section of the library. …

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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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Phil and Penny Knight ranked top philanthropists in the nation

A philanthropy magazine recently ranked Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight as the number one philanthropists in the country for 2016. It’s the first time the Knight couple topped the The Chronicle of Philanthropy Magazine’s annual list of 50 Americans who donate the most money. In 2016, …

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