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UO President Schill says ASUO decision to pass controversial BDS resolution is divisive

University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in a statement Thursday that the boycott, divest and sanctions resolution passed by the ASUO Senate during last night’s senate meeting is divisive and inconsistent with UO’s value of inclusion. In the statement, Schill describes the importance of not dividing the UO community …

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President Schill approves funding for seven parts of the university

UO President Michael Schill and Provost Jayanth Banavar approved strategic initiative funding from a set of recommendations from the UO’s Budget Advisory Group, according to reporting by Around the O. Strategic investments are defined by the University of Oregon as “a central (non-unit-based) priority designed to have a transformational effect …

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Schill invests $1 million in autonomous car, sustainable city tech development

University of Oregon President Michael Schill invested $1 million towards research on sustainable technology in cities on Monday as a part of his Presidential Fund for Excellence created from an anonymous $50 million donation in October. Schill announced his commitment on Monday at the Urbanism Next National Conference, a conference …

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Schill supports 2.84% in-state tuition increase, may cut back cost of Honors College

University of Oregon President Michael Schill sent a campus-wide email on Friday describing his hope to reduce the cost of the honors college, add a $20-per-credit fee to undergraduate business classes and to continue with overall tuition increases for next year. Honors college students currently pay $4,194 more than standard …

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UO gets custom portrait of President Schill, but it will remain in storage until he leaves

University of Oregon President Michael Schill’s portrait was finished and unveiled over winter break in a private showing in the faculty club space of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The artist of Schill’s portrait, Eugene native Lynda Lanker, requested The Emerald to not publish a picture of the portrait, but …

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[Updated] Schill, Tracy and U.S. Sen. Wyden meet to discuss UO’s sexual assault reporting policy

Update Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.: Brenda Tracy responded to The Emerald’s request for comment Sunday afternoon about the meeting. She said the meeting was “not as productive as I would have hoped.” “They’re standing firm that they did nothing wrong. I left there feeling like this could happen again and …

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UO Senate passes part one of Student Collective resolution despite letter from Schill and Provost

The University of Oregon Senate voted to support one of the UO Student Collective’s resolutions at the Senate meeting on Wednesday after 13 of the collective’s members were charged with student conduct code violations by university administration in October. The passage of this resolution shows the Senate’s support of the …

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Conduct charges are dropped after student proves she didn’t attend Schill protest

On Monday, the student conduct code violation charges against Lola Loustaunau were retracted. Earlier this month she was charged for participating in a protest she said she did not attend. This news comes 17 days after it was first reported that the student, Lola Loustaunau, UO graduate student, said she …

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President Schill to moderate panel discussion on renaming of Dunn Hall

A panel discussion regarding the renaming of Dunn Hall to Unthank Hall will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Erb Memorial Union’s Redwood Auditorium, according to Around the O. The discussion, which will be moderated by UO President Michael Schill, consists of a civil rights historian, equity …

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UO protesters charged with violations of student conduct code for protesting Schill’s speech

On Monday, members of the UO Student Collective, a group of student activists, were notified by university officials that members are being charged with violating the UO student conduct code after they protested UO President Michael Schill’s state of the university address on Oct. 6. The members were charged with two violations: “disruption …

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Fernandez-Alvarado: A response to Schill’s NYT Column

On Oct. 13, University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote an opinion column for the New York Times on the protest that happened earlier this month. His column criticized the students who interrupted his State of the University Address, stating that silencing him was not a proper form of protest. …

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Guest Viewpoint: A critical response to Schill

This piece reflects the views of the author, Chayne Thomas, and not those of Emerald Media Group. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style. Send your columns or submissions about our content or campus issues to [email protected] “Strange it is that men should admit the validity of …

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Editorial: Let Schill speak

The following is the opinion of the Emerald’s editorial board and not Emerald Media Group as a whole. The small student protest that cancelled University of Oregon President Michael Schill’s speech on Friday was disrespectful, ineffective, and reflects poorly on the whole student body. Approximately 45 students, calling themselves the …

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Schill shouted down: Small protest, big disruption

Protesters swarmed the EMU Ballroom stage last Friday to disrupt University President Michael Schill’s scheduled State of the University speech. Compared to past protests at UO, this was a small one — but it ended the speech before it could begin. A group of about 45 protesters identifying as “the …

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President Schill speech suspended by protesting students

UO President Schill’s State of the University speech was suspended after a group of protesting students swarmed the stage after it started. Hundreds of audience members left the EMU Ballroom after Kevin Marbury, interim vice president of student life, announced the suspension about five minutes into the protest speech. Marbury …

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UO confirms $50 million donation ahead of President Schill’s speech

University officials confirmed an anonymous donation of $50 million to be spent at the discretion of President Michael Schill on Friday morning. The university was responding to an article in the Register-Guard that stated a fund called the “Presidential Fund for Excellence” was created with the donation, and that none …

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President Schill to give welcome speech to UO campus

On Friday, October 6, UO President Michael Schill will give a “State of the University” speech to students, faculty and others in the campus community. The speech will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held on campus in the ERB Memorial Ballroom. His speech was announced on Around the …

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President Schill doesn’t expect big changes to Title IX policy

On Friday, the Trump administration released new temporary guidelines for universities that are investigating sexual assault. But President Schill’s response on Saturday indicated he doesn’t expect much to change. “We believe that new guidance will have very little, if any, impact on our current policies and procedures related to Title …

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President Schill expresses support for DACA and undocumented students on campus

Expecting news of President Trump making changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy this week, UO president Michael Schill expressed the university’s support of undocumented students on campus via an email to campus. “Regardless of what happens in our nation’s capital, I want to again make very …

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President Schill approves new sexual harassment and violence complaint policy

President Michael Schill spoke at the UO Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday about the new sexual and gender-based harassment complaint policy and about the university budget. Also at the meeting, the Senate voted to make the cinema studies program its own department and the Bias Education Response Team Task Force …

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President Schill delivers nomination to replace Cedar Hall to Board of Trustees

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has nominated DeNorval Unthank Jr. as the namesake for Cedar Hall, formerly Dunn Hall, according to university representatives. Schill delivered his nomination to the Board of Trustees in a memo on Tuesday. “Based on historical records and information gathered on these four inspiring individuals, a meeting …

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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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Faculty union wants to open a dialogue with President Schill

The University of Oregon community can send a postcard to their president this week. United Academics, the faculty union, is running a postcard campaign, asking students, staff and faculty to fill out cards that will be passed on to UO President Michael Schill. Every campus member has a card option. …

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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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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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Podcast: News Wrap-up: Schill pauses protest policy, Bean Hall remodel and Breitbart runs ads for UO

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest stories from Feb. 10-17. Associate news editor Max Thornberry recaps the state of a proposed protest policy, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis assures us that Bean Hall has no relation to prisons — besides looking …

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President Schill announces potential 10.6 percent tuition hike

University of Oregon students can expect significant tuition increases next year. President Michael Schill announced that the Tuition Fees and Advisory Board has recommended increasing tuition by $21 a credit hour— or $945 a year— for all students. The TFAB is composed of students, administrators, faculty and staff members from UO. …

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President Michael Schill speaks about free speech and inclusivity

President Michael Schill spoke to a group of Jewish and Muslim students on Tuesday about the importance of free speech, tolerance and unification at the Oregon Hillel meeting. Manzil Midrash is a project that Oregon Hillel, the Muslim Student Association and the Arab Student Union started three years ago. It was created …

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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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Sexual Assault reporting policy passes Senate, awaits Schill’s approval

The University of Oregon Senate allowed a new sexual assault reporting policy to be sent to President Michael Schill for final approval in November after months of deliberation. The policy is expected to move UO forward in its efforts to combat and reduce sexual assault rates and to respect the …

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