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Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Twitter, immigration, DeVos and journalism

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden holds an unofficial credo: speak up, push back and look for a smart alternative. He refutes President Donald Trump’s nearly every move, harnessing the president’s own weapon, Twitter, for his cause. And according to Wyden, a University of Oregon alumnus, his next challenge may be a …

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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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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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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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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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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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Trump offers cabinet position to former Oregon football player

President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the Secretary of the Interior cabinet position to Montana Republican Representative Ryan Zinke, according to the Associated Press. Zinke, 55, graduated from University of Oregon, where he was an offensive lineman on the football team from 1980-83. Zinke is an ex-Navy SEAL who earned …

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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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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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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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Federal court rules youth can sue federal government for climate change

The federal district court in Eugene ruled in favor of 21 youth, including University of Oregon student Tia Hatton, who are suing the federal government for the impacts of climate change, allowing the case to move to trial. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken announced that she rejected …

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Torn by the Vote: University of Oregon campus reacts to election of Donald Trump

In the 24 hours following Donald Trump’s electoral sweep, the University of Oregon erupted with protest as restless students voiced frustration and disillusionment — and then a determination to heal. After taking to Eugene’s streets with chants and tears on Tuesday night, students stood in solidarity by midday Wednesday, ready …

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Students from UO and South Eugene High School march together in election protest

In an act of solidarity and a call for ‘peace and love’ following Tuesday’s presidential election results, 500 South Eugene High School Students joined University of Oregon students in the EMU amphitheater on Wednesday before marching through the streets of Eugene. At noon, 200 University of Oregon students representing a …

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Hundreds of UO students protest election of Donald Trump near EMU, down 13th Avenue

Hundreds of University of Oregon students gathered on campus just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night to protest the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. The group, which at its height was estimated to be more than 600, marched from the EMU, down 13th Avenue and neared downtown Eugene …

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Q&A: Working Families Party candidate Shanti Lewallen

The Emerald interviewed Shanti Lewallen, a 36-year-old longshoreman and lawyer running for U.S. Senate under the Working Families Party ticket. Emerald: What issues do you hope to address regarding college students? Lewallen: I am concerned with student debt. This is something that strikes right at home for me because I had to borrow money …

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Campus views: The Emerald asks students for thoughts on Measure 95

On Wednesday, the Emerald spoke with University of Oregon students about Measure 95 — a ballot measure which, if passed, would let Oregon’s public universities invest in the stock market. Many students were unsure of the purpose behind Measure 95. However, after being presented with information from the Oregon Voters’ …

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Here’s how Measure 95 would affect UO

If passed, Oregon Ballot Measure 95 would allow public universities to invest state funds in equities. The proposed measure comes in response to Oregon Senate Bill 270, which passed in 2013. Bill 270 granted public universities the authority to manage much of their own finances, but a provision in the …

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Video: Ducks On Measure 97

Measure 97 is a proposed corporate tax measure on this year’s ballot. If passed, the new tax could bring in a large increase in funding to the state, which some argue could benefit higher education. Others see this as a new sales tax that will come out of consumers’ pockets. …

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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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Governor Kate Brown makes appearance at EMU amphitheater, encourages students to vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown stood beside the ballot box in front of the EMU on Monday, encouraging University of Oregon students to vote in the general election and listening to input on local issues. Prior to arriving on campus, Gov. Brown reached out to ASUO to help its members remind …

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President Obama Endorses Oregon Governor

This morning, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received an endorsement from President Barack Obama. ” There are good things going on in America,” the President said. “That is especially true in Oregon, where my friend Kate Brown is getting things done.” The President highlighted all that Gov. Brown has done in …

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Reza Aslan talks about identity and America’s future under “Trumpism”

An audience came to see author Reza Aslan speak about religion, identity and America’s future, filling the 500-seat University of Oregon Straub Hall Auditorium on Tuesday evening. The event was the first of a series from the Oregon Humanities Center, which brings in guest speakers to discuss current issues. Aslan …

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