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Freezing rain may hit Eugene on Thursday

The National Weather Service in Portland issued a Winter Storm Watch for a storm coming to Lane County on Thursday morning. The storm will hit the South Willamette Valley, the Central Oregon Coast Range, and the Lane County Cascade Foothills, including Eugene and Springfield. The freezing rain is expected to get worse …

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January campus crime wrap-up

UOPD responded to 65 crimes in January, according to its Clery crime log. This is up from 45 in December when school wasn’t in session. Notable crime reports include burglaries at Deady and Lawrence halls, six DUIIs, 21 cases of theft or unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and a rape …

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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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Photos: CSSA host 2017 China Night; EMU Ballroom sold out

Red lanterns and firecrackers adorned the sides of the EMU ballroom, where 300 University of Oregon students and Eugene community members gathered on Jan. 29 to celebrate the Lunar New Year.  A crowd, consisting mostly of members of Chinese student organizations, sat around circular tables, watching familiar faces perform on …

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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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Eugene supports its immigrant community

University of Oregon student Haytham Abo-Adel spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 people in front of the Eugene Federal Courthouse on Jan. 29. He immigrated to Eugene five years ago. He spoke to a passionate community rallying against President Donald Trump’s latest executive order that temporarily bars entry to …

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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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Senate Wrap-Up Jan. 25

Senate had a busy evening this week and we went to cover it! Here’s the recap. Ten student organizations requested more funds or a reallocation of current funds during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. First up was Student Mental Health Advocates. SMHA works with the National Alliance of Mental Illness to better …

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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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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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Climate change rally seeks to educate and draw attention

University of Oregon students planned a walkout and rally on the afternoon of Jan. 23 to stand up against newly-elected President Donald Trump’s staunch climate change denial stance. The event, planned to stretch from 1 to 3 p.m., shut down about 30 minutes early. Marley Griffiths, a UO freshman, heard about the …

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Video: The Women’s Marches in Oregon

This weekend women all over the United States united in protest and support for civil rights. Some estimates put the attendance at three million people, or more than 1 percent of the total population. Over 100,000 women marched in Portland alone. They originally met at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and marched …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Women’s March unites Eugene following Trump inauguration

One day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. President, Sarah Fouad wore an American flag hijab around her head. She stood in front of WOW Hall in Eugene, and she carried a sign reading, “Hug a Muslim.” Fouad is one of the thousands of people who marched from the Wayne …

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Students march against Trump after inauguration

Preslee Thorne is scared. On Friday night she joined around 60 other concerned community members at the EMU to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. “I think it’s important for everybody to gather and voice their problems,” Thorne said. “If we all …

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Students search for solidarity on Inauguration Day

Around 25 students searched for solidarity Friday afternoon in front of Starbucks in the EMU. The unofficial rally was headed by a few members of the Graduate Teachers Fellowship Federation, but visitors from other groups stood in front of the group to share their own messages. “The idea for today was …

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IT staff pushes back on department reform

A reorganization of the UO information technology department, called Transform IT, has recently set off a backlash from some employees. The reorganization started in August 2016 with a report, which states that the goals of the reorganization are to centralize and understand IT. After the report, the university hired consultants and …

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Budget cuts expected throughout the year

The state has cut its funds to higher education, so tuition could increase as much as 5 percent. The Tuition Fees Advisory Board met on Tuesday and will come up with a recommendation to the board about a tuition increase, UO President Schill said. It all happened at the UO Faculty …

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Podcast: Inauguration Day on campus preview

Senior podcast editor Franziska Monahan and associate news editor Max Thornberry talk about the events that will be taking place on campus on Inauguration Day. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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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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“Reset the Code” campaign seeks campus unity

There was a noticeable tension on campus in the days after the presidential election on Nov. 8. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets, some of them preaching peace, others chanting, “Fuck Donald Trump!” Then, the night after the election, three high schoolers wore blackface and showed up outside a …

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Thomsons donate $2 million to UO

Julie and Keith Thomson gave a $2 million gift to the University of Oregon for a staff upgrade to the HEDCO training clinic, which is part of the College of Education, the university announced today. UO plans to use the funds for creating a new position in the clinic, which …

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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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Update: Six construction projects at UO

As winter term starts, these six construction projects on campus move closer to completion. Chapman Hall: Set for completion winter 2018 Chapman Hall awaits a construction permit to start renovations, scheduled for March. UO is not holding any classes in Chapman and the Clark Honors College is temporarily operating out …

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Hundreds march in honor of MLK

For the past 16 years, University of Oregon political science professor Jane Cramer hasn’t gone skiing, taken a road trip or relaxed in bed all morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, she’s marched with the Eugene-Springfield NAACP and her family in celebration of Dr. King and his contributions …

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Sen. Wyden and state representatives pledge to protect undocumented immigrants at Oregon capitol

Around 600 Oregon protesters rallied around the state capitol in Salem on Jan. 14, showing support for elected representatives and organizers vowing to protect undocumented immigrants and their families. Residents from across Oregon filled the Oregon State Capitol fountain grounds at 2:00 p.m. They cheered to speeches from U.S. Senator …

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Students to march Monday for MLK

The Eugene NAACP chapter is hosting a march on MLK day, Monday, Jan. 6, to honor the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the march will set off from Autzen Stadium and PK Park at the north gate. The march will end at …

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