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How UO technical support is dealing with faculty’s projector issues

It was the beginning of the school year when students filled room 182, a 283-seat lecture hall located in the University of Oregon’s business school. Most of them were freshmen attending their first BA 101 class. But UO Business Instructor Tom Durant had trouble displaying his presentation on the projector …

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Reported on-campus rape has more than doubled, according to report

Reported incidents of on-campus rape more than doubled in 2016, according to an annual university police report released Friday. The University of Oregon blog Around the O announced that the University of Oregon Police Department released this year’s Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. The report states that there were 16 reported incidents …

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Tow truck sets off The Hub’s sprinkler and alarm system, Eugene-Springfield firemen confirm

A tow truck set off an alarm and activated sprinklers in the Hub on Campus Eugene basement, causing residents to evacuate the apartment complex. Eugene-Springfield firemen, reporting to the scene Friday, August 4, confirmed that an Alpha Towing and Recovery vehicle knocked a sprinkler head off in the Hub’s carpark. …

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Dunn Hall is now renamed Unthank Hall

University of Oregon junior Samantha Berguin remembers working part-time on campus in 2015, giving tours to high school students considering UO for college. But it was always awkward for her when she would lead them past Deady Hall, located behind the iconic business school. The building was named after former …

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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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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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UO journalism school lays off five non-tenured faculty

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication has laid off five non-tenured instructors as part of the university’s effort to cut costs in the face of a budget shortfall. Juan-Carlos Molleda, the dean of the SOJC, did not renew the contracts of two visiting assistant professors, as well …

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Facing increased enforcement, UO stands behind undocumented students

At the University of Oregon, administrators are providing scholarships, books and other assistance to “undocumented” students — immigrants who are in the country illegally because they overstayed their visas or entered the country in violation of immigration laws. UO has publicly expressed support for undocumented students, despite the increased enforcement …

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A Quiet Win: (Mis)understanding student government

When ASUO elections began last week, the only campaign running had still not released its specific goals. When elections ended, 24 hours earlier than previous years, less than 4 percent of the student body had voted on the executive ballot. In last year’s election, in which three slates vied for …

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In historic unopposed election, Amy Schenk is elected 2017-18 ASUO president

On Thursday evening, Amy Schenk was elected to serve as 2017-18 ASUO president, with her unopposed campaign members winning all positions on the student government’s senate and executive, excluding one position because of a ballot error. “I cannot be thankful enough for the amount of support I got from students, …

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2017 ASUO Elections: A look at UO For You’s updated campaign promises

UO For You, the only campaign running in the student government elections this week, updated its platform on Tuesday, specifying ways its members plan to change campus. The voting period for candidates and ballot measures ends at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 13. The slate posted on its Facebook page Tuesday, …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Remembering Prof. Alex Tizon and next week’s uncontested 2017 ASUO election

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Will Campbell and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: School of Journalism faculty reflect on how late School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon impacted their lives; the Emerald town hall event, featuring the 2017 ASUO election’s sole …

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UO-themed motorbikes and beards: Campus police have a new style

In an effort to be more approachable, University of Oregon police patrols are sporting “O” emblazoned green-and-black motorbikes and beards. The Register-Guard reports that since last week, the UOPD have, for the first time, included motorcycles to its patrol force, bringing in two 2016 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycles. It has …

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SOJC faculty share stories on how Professor Alex Tizon changed their lives during memorial service

University of Oregon journalism faculty spoke about Professor Alex Tizon as a mentor and journalist who changed the lives of those around him. UO School of Journalism held a memorial on Tuesday for Tizon, who died in his Eugene home on March 23. Students, faculty and staff gathered at 5 …

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Memorial for Alex Tizon set for Tuesday, April 4

A memorial gathering for professor Alex Tizon will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Allen Hall atrium on Tuesday, April 4. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and UO assistant professor died on March 23 at age 57 due to medical causes, according to Eugene police. No further information was …

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“Always there for us” – Students and faculty remember Alex Tizon

Correction: A previous version of this article said Tizon was 58. He was 57. University of Oregon journalism senior Shirley Chan wanted to end her time in college with a full circle: have her last class be taught by the same professor who taught her first course at the journalism …

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Pulitzer prize-winning School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon dies at 57

This article has been updated to include a statement by Juan-Carlos Molleda, the dean of the UO Journalism School, which was in an SOJC website post. The article now also includes information that the Eugene police have found Alex Tizon’s death to be of medical causes and not suspicious. Correction: A previous version …

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Eugene police to increase DUII patrol presence during and after St. Paddy’s Day weekend

Eugene police will increase the number of officers patrolling for drunk driving throughout the year, starting on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On March 17, the Eugene Police Department posted on its Facebook page that DUII patrols will “be staffed above and beyond the normal strength” during St. Patrick Day weekend. The statement also read that, …

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Free shift meals cut to meet rising food costs and lower on-campus housing fees, administrator says

A UO administrator says he was transparent when he discontinued free shift meals for student dining hall workers to acommodate rising food costs and lower dorm fees. On July 29, 2016, University of Oregon Director of Housing Michael Griffel announced on a post to the UO Housing page that, although his …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Trump takes action on Juliana v. United States, and student Duck Store shoplifting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: the Trump administration’s calls to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision to move Juliana v. United to federal trial; there’ve been 15 cases of …

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Trump administration calls for a US appeals court to reverse climate change lawsuit involving UO student and professor

President Donald Trump has taken action on a lawsuit brought by 21 youth, including a University of Oregon student, suing the federal government over climate change. On Tuesday, March 7, the Trump administration filed a proposal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse an Oregon district court judge’s …

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Ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro sells out Jaqua Concert Hall to fans of all ages

Touring ukulele hero Jake Shimabukuro sold out the 800-seat Jaqua Concert Hall to an audience of a wide age range on Friday night. The ukulele player, renowned for his ability to play all parts to popular cover songs, performed in Eugene, promoting his new album, “Nashville Sessions.” The record is …

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Preview: Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro to play Jaqua Concert Hall on Friday

Ukulele musician Jake Shimabukuro has, throughout his career, stretched his instrument’s capability in unprecedented ways. His new album “Nashville Sessions” is as daring as staring into the molten chasms of Kilauea. The Hawaiian musician will perform at Eugene’s Jaqua Concert Hall on March 3, promoting his latest record which reached No. …

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UO trustee Kurt Wilcox urges legislators to meet $100 million request by state universities

University of Oregon trustee Kurt Wilcox testified to state representatives on Feb. 25 that the university relies on tuition revenue from out-of-state and international students to operate. Wilcox is a member of the Board of Trustees — the UO’s primary decision-making body. But on Saturday, he spoke on his own behalf, …

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Sen. Merkley and Rep. DeFazio urge support for Obamacare during Lane Community College rally

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Peter DeFazio called for Oregonians to protect the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to replace it. The two Democrat legislators, representing Oregon in congress, spoke to a crowd of around 300 supporters at Lane Community College. Merkley …

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Podcast: News Wrap-up: Dining hall workers lose their lunch, Senator Wyden sits down with the Emerald

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest stories from Feb. 19-24. Senior News Reporter Andy Field explains the point system for dining halls and Associate News Editor Will Campbell sits down with Senator Ron Wyden. In a special look ahead at next week, …

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From free to fee for student workers: Controversy surges over shift meals

University of Oregon student Alex Niemeyer works eight hours a week on campus, serving food to fellow students in the EMU student union. But he doesn’t receive a free meal at the UO for his work. Instead, Niemeyer pays $3 in order to receive 5 points, roughly the price for …

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Here are the upcoming events for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The yearly observance gives people an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and their role in United States history, and reflect on where there can be improvements towards equality for African-Americans. The University of Oregon will host a number of events in the …

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Photos: 2017 UO Taiwan Night showcases campus performers

The Taiwanese Student Association hosted a cultural night on Feb. 13 in the EMU ballroom. The event featured many performers from the “China Night” Lunar New Year celebrations on Jan. 29 and featured original performances that students practiced in two weeks between the shows. “We didn’t want our performances to be …

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UOPD stop student labor activists handing free pizza to dining hall employees

Update (Feb. 10, 2017 2:58 p.m.): This article has been updated with a statement from the UOPD on why the protesters were removed, and the department that made the complaint.  University of Oregon police stopped students from handing out free pizza to dining hall workers on Wednesday. The students were protesting …

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