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Introducing 25 Ducks who will change the world

Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight attended the University of Oregon before founding Nike and revolutionizing the athletic shoe trade. Ann Curry was a journalism major here before she went on to cover wars and work with journalists the likes of Brian Williams. And before Ty Burrell was part of an …

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25 Ducks: Garrett Dunlavey hopes to help save the environment

Garrett Dunlavey Year: Senior Major: Environmental Studies Garrett Dunlavey is the founder and president of the University of Oregon’s Net Impact program. He’s skilled at gathering people and making club projects shine. He’s also involved with the Climate Justice League and Earth Week. What got you involved with sustainable business …

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25 Ducks: Josef Khalifeh is pushing himself to heal the impoverished

Did you know that your veins move depending on the weather? In warmer temperatures, or after working out, veins rise to the surface of the skin to dispel body heat. In cold weather, they shrink closer to the bone to keep the body warm. This process, part of the body’s …

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25 Ducks: Brandi Freeman helps people overcome addiction

Brandi Freeman smiles brightly when she talks about being a Duck. “I always wanted to be a Duck, ever since I was really little,” she said. “I remember my parents liking the Ducks. I always wanted to be here.” Freeman, a 29-year-old senior psychology major, has only been at the …

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25 Ducks: ‘All Sizes Fit’ creator Vanessa Kristensen is improving smiles and self-confidence

For Vanessa Kristensen, nothing is more important than a smile. “Studies show that a healthy smile is the best way to increase self esteem,” Kristensen said. “Your mental health really dictates your physical health.” After an internship at the University of Oregon Health Center her sophomore year, Kristensen was inspired to …

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