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UO administrators will try to convince state government to reverse decision for tuition increase

University of Oregon administrators plan to go to Salem on Thursday to persuade the state to reverse its decision to reject an increase in UO’s tuition by 10.6 percent. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) denied the increase on May 11. The university is anticipating the board to vote again …

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UOPD cracks down on drunk driving

Since the beginning of spring term, UOPD has cited or arrested 15 people for DUII. That is equal to the number of DUIIs from winter term, and six more than fall term. According to UOPD officer Adam Lillengreen, officers have been actively cracking down on impaired driving. “Officers are more …

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Shasta 2017: a clean(er) Shasta Weekend

University of Oregon students remember the infamous purple cooler from last year’s Shasta Weekend emblazoned with the phrase, “Do You Wanna Do Some Blow Man?” and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity letters. The image was just an example of the mess created by University of Oregon students on Slaughterhouse Island …

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Student debt forgiveness program may get axed by Trump administration

Here is a relatively easy way to get rid of student debt: 1) work for the government or a non-profit, 2) keep up with student loan payments for 10 years and 3) apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, a federal government program that many former students currently rely …

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Duck TV students express concern over SOJC plan to reduce studio size

Students involved with the University of Oregon student-run television network, Duck TV, voiced concerns on Wednesday over the journalism school’s potential plans to reduce its studio size. Around 58 students, mostly Duck TV members, attended the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s town hall event Wednesday afternoon, when SOJC Dean Juan-Carlos …

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ASUO raises awareness for higher education funding through WTF Phone Bank

On Wednesday, about 50 students called state legislators to lobby for increased funding for higher education. ASUO ran the event, called WTF Phone Bank, in the EMU Call Center. Natalie Fisher, the External Vice President for ASUO who was running the session, has seen success with their mission. “We have had …

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Model refugee tent draws interest from campus community

One University of Oregon student group is inviting students to experience what life in a refugee tent is like. The tent, in the lawn between Condon Hall and Chapman Hall, is complete with a bedroll, cookware and study materials. It’s open for students to explore. No Lost Generation is one of the …

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Taylor’s Bar and Grill postpones Wednesday’s dollar beers special, Webfoot steps up

Due to complications regarding their transition of management, Taylor’s Bar and Grill will be closed Wednesday night, cancelling the popular weekly $1 beers special.   New general manager Duane Davis says that $1 beers will be moved to later this week. Taylor’s has been closed since Tuesday due to issues …

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SOJC announces 2017-18 budget plan; faculty cuts account for $400,000

Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication Juan-Carlos Molleda has finalized the plan to balance the school’s budget. The SOJC has been working with the Office of Provost and Academic Affairs to balance its budget, according to an email sent by the dean to students on Wednesday. The school …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life director Justin Shukas resigns

On Friday, the director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Justin Shukas, resigned. His departure could result in a change for the FSL culture, depending on who the school hires and what the new hire decides to do with the position. According to a Facebook post, Shukas said he was offered …

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Former UO student pleads guilty to second degree sex abuse

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the second degree in Lane County Circuit Court Tuesday. Wood took the plea deal on the first day of his trial, after jury selection had begun. In exchange for pleading guilty to second degree sexual …

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The Atlantic publishes UO journalism professor Alex Tizon’s story on slavery posthumously

The Atlantic published University of Oregon professor Alex Tizon’s posthumous story on slavery Tuesday morning, and announced it will run on the cover of the June edition of the magazine. “Alex did not know that we would be putting his piece on the cover of this issue; he died the …

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“Cutting into the bone”: Why ASUO leaders endorsed the 10.6 percent tuition increase

In January, when ASUO Vice President and UO senior Natalie Fisher first heard the tuition increase would reach 10.6 percent, she wasn’t surprised. She first heard of the raise during a meeting of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, a group the University of Oregon set up to create more …

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UO websites will be down for maintenance Tuesday morning

Starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, University of Oregon websites will be temporarily unavailable. The UO homepage will be the first site closed for rolling maintenance, according to Around the O. In total, about 150 websites will be offline for approximately 30 minutes between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. …

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Happy Mother’s Day from NASU: The Native American Student Union’s annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow

Hundreds of people flooded Mac Court for two days of singing, dancing and community building at the 49th annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow, hosted by the University of Oregon Native American Student Union. The event welcomed Native Americans and non-Natives alike, allowing everyone to take part in Native American culture. …

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1,100 flags for 1,100 college suicides on the Condon Hall lawn

“You matter,” “You are more than worth it,” and “You are loved” are just a few of the messages sprawled across the little green flags planted in Condon Lawn this week.   As a part of Mental Health Month, the University of Oregon Student Mental Health Advocates planted 1,100 flags …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Tuition hike begone!

Today is Saturday, May 13. Here are the biggest stories from this week: the proposed 10.6-percent tuition hike was voted down in Salem; the four finalists for the renaming of Cedar Hall (formerly Dunn Hall) have been announced; and the Portland Senior Experience has been suspended for the School of …

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UO President Schill hints at further job cuts after HECC denied UO’s proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase

UO spokesman Tobin Klinger told the Emerald today that 54 non-tenure track faculty positions have been cut for the upcoming school year. That number may increase, according to President Schill’s letter to the UO community Friday. In the letter, he stated that the UO “will be forced to make even deeper cuts …

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ASUO torn between decision to increase tuition or make further staff cuts

The current and incoming ASUO slates don’t agree with each other on the 10.6 percent tuition increase recommended by President Michael Schill. Current ASUO President Quinn Haaga and Vice President Natalie Fisher travelled separately from other University of Oregon students to Salem on Thursday for the vote on whether tuition will …

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Updated: 2017-18 UO tuition increase fails in Salem

The University of Oregon’s $945 tuition increase hit a wall today when the Higher Education Coordinating Commission voted not to pass the hike in Salem. Students from the Oregon Student Association protested the meeting by wearing orange life jackets and holding signs reading, “Students are drowning in debt.” The HECC, a …

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Final four candidates for Dunn Hall renaming announced

The committee to rename Cedar Hall — formerly Dunn Hall — delivered the final list of names to University of Oregon President Michael Schill on Wednesday. The names were announced in the university’s official blog on Wednesday afternoon. Schill said candidates should be individuals who made significant contributions to UO or the …

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SOJC’s 2017 Portland Senior Experience cancelled due to budget cuts

As part of ongoing budget cuts, the University of Oregon has cancelled the journalism school’s Portland Senior Experience internship program for this fall. The program will be back in spring 2018, according to Pat Curtin, associate dean for undergraduate affairs. The Portland Senior Experience, or PDXSX, is offered to students …

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UO students in a new group called No Lost Generation lend a hand to refugees

A new student group on the University of Oregon campus is aiming to take on a large project with big impact. The group is called No Lost Generation. They’re attempting to help refugees of Middle Eastern countries who currently struggle to find a home when theirs has been destroyed by …

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Q&A: Tanya Brown, sister to murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, talks about domestic violence, O.J. TV shows and college athletics

Tanya Brown is the author of two books and a motivational speaker on domestic violence and life skills. On May 10, she’ll be speaking at the Womenspace 40th anniversary dinner. Brown is the younger sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was the center of one of America’s biggest murder crimes involving …

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A Republican reality: Being red on a blue campus

Students trickle into an empty classroom and shed their jackets, revealing their T-shirts. One shows a rainbow campaign logo stating “Make America great and Gay again,” and others walk in wearing bright red Make America Great Again hats. Many compliment their friends’ regalia as it is uncloaked, and a few …

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In Her Shoes event sees women and men walking in heels to raise awareness about domestic violence, hosted by AXO

Around 150 students gathered in the EMU Amphitheater in the Sunday sun. Men donned high heels and everyone danced to Beyoncé. Alpha Chi Omega hosted the third annual In Her Shoes event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. Participants walked a mile around the University of Oregon …

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University signs understanding with Native tribes

The nine federally recognized Native Tribes of Oregon and the University of Oregon signed a memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon in the university’s Many Nations Longhouse. UO and the tribes have been working on the understanding for the last three years. “I believe this is a historic day for UO …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Manzil Midrash and more faculty cuts

It is Saturday, May 6.  Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Sararosa Davies and Craig Wright discuss this week’s biggest news stories: Tuesday was the 69th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and Israeli and Palestinian students are talking about their …

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300 high school students march with MEChA for the annual Raza Unida Youth Conference

Around 300 high school students marched through University of Oregon campus as part of the annual Raza Unida Youth Conference. They chanted phrases like, “El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido,” (the town united will never be divided) and “Migration is beautiful.” The conference is an all-day event organized by MEChA …

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MEChA cautions cultural sensitivity in wake of ‘Cinco de Drinko’ party at Baylor

Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado planned for Friday, May 5 to be a normal night out with her friends to relax after a long week. She changed her mind after she realized it was Cinco de Mayo, and decided to stay home in order to avoid the cultural insensitivity. “It’s just so insulting …

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