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Podcast: Measure 97 and the Oregon gubernatorial election

This week on the Emerald Podcast Network, city politics news reporter Andrew Field discusses the 2016 Oregon governor election with UO students Amy Schenk and Thomas Tullis, including the Oct. 6 debate and Measure 97. Last Thursday, incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown and Republican and Independent candidates Bud Pierce and …

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UO hires new dean of business school

Sarah Nutter will be the new dean of the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business. Nutter is the current dean of the business school at George Mason University. She will take up her role at the UO business school on Jan. 17. “The UO is gaining a talented dean …

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Oregon Governor candidates debate in Eugene over state issues

A Eugene high school’s auditorium was the scene of a live radio debate, where the 2016 Oregon governor candidates highlighted differences on plans to solve state-wide issues. Incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown, Republican Bud Pierce, and Independent Cliff Thomason debated over Oregon issues, including Measure 97 and domestic violence, on Oct. 6 at Winston Churchill …

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UO President Schill considering a recommendation on hiring and retaining black faculty

A University of Oregon panel sent a recommendation to UO President Michael Schill on ways to hire and retain more black faculty. The working group of three administrators, a faculty member and a graduate student is recommending Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane develop a predoctoral fellowship program that would inform students working for a doctorate about …

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Free gifts for freshmen: UO gives first-year students a place to belong to

Before the University of Oregon freshmen started school, they were given free gifts. The university gave the class of 2020 pep rally t-shirts and lanyards, as well as two books: a novel and a guide to excelling in class. Over the summer, the UO Division of Undergraduate Studies sent every …

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Proposal for a UO black cultural center in limbo

University of Oregon administration is considering whether to open a black cultural center on campus, as plans to meet the Black Student Task Force’s demands continue to come to fruition. When the BSTF sent the administration a list of demands to increase campus inclusion for black students, it called for …

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Hundreds of students, faculty echo Missouri’s demands for racial equality

Roughly 500 students marched through the University of Oregon campus Thursday afternoon demanding that the administration exhibit stronger dedication to the safety and representation of marginalized groups. Black Women of Achievement, a UO student organization, planned the demonstration with the help of other groups dedicated to representing historically underrepresented students on campus. The …

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Million Student March for free tuition reaches steps of Johnson Hall

Members of University of Oregon students, classified staff, and faculty gathered outside Johnson Hall on Thursday Nov. 12, demanding tuition-free public education, cancellation of student debt for everyone across the country and a $15 minimum wage to benefit on-campus workers. The protest was a part of the nationwide “Million Student March,” taking …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate voted down on event raffling firearms

ASUO Senate had a heated debate with Young Americans for Liberty members regarding a request for a poker event to win firearms. YAL requested $950 to reserve the Ballroom in the EMU and pizza at its five-hour event on Nov. 20. The raffle prize of a handgun and a hunting rifle …

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UO student charged with second-degree intimidation after incident outside AEPi

Eugene police have charged a University of Oregon undergraduate student for second-degree intimidation after allegedly using anti-Semitic language towards a man outside of Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. The incident happened around midnight on Oct. 30. The 20-year old victim told police that he was walking a woman home when …

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ASUONews

Huafeng funded for 400 issues a term, Campus Safety and new ASUO position discussed

During the weekly senate meeting on Wednesday, an ASUO Executive-led campus safety campaign was announced, five student group special requests were heard and the possibility of a new ASUO position was discussed.   In the early minutes of the session, ASUO Director of Staff Casey Edwards and University Affairs Commissioner …

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Men’s Center funded $13,000, Executive benchmark recommendations announced

Due to no tables being available for the senators of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate meeting, laptops were on laps at the Gumwood Room. Senate spent most time of the meeting on special request and approved the total amount of $20,206 for five student groups in tonight’s meeting, while the ASUO Executive …

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CityCrimeNews

UCC shooting survivor remains in critical condition

At a press conference at Peace Health Riverbend Annex this afternoon, it was announced that 19-year old Julie Woodworth, the most critically injured survivor of last Thursday’s Umpqua Community College Shooting, remains in critical condition. She will continue to be treated at its intensive care unit for a least another week, and remain …

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FSL section of 2015 Sexual Violence Survey announced at University Senate meeting

Students within the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life still face significantly higher rates of sexual violence in comparison to those who are not. On Oct. 7, UO psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd presented her findings of the 2015 Sexual Violence Survey during the University Senate meeting.  Freyd’s findings …

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Umpqua Community College president urges community to pull together

Umpqua Community College President Rita Cavin held a press conference on Oct. 5 to update the public on the university’s plans to move forward from the shooting that took place on campus last week. The UCC campus re-opened today, but classes are not expected to resume until next week. Students …

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CrimeNews

Names of UCC shooting victims released

During a 2:15 p.m. press conference today, the Douglas County Sheriff Department revealed the names, ages and hometown of the nine people deceased after a gunman opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday. The deceased include: Lucero Alcatraz, Roseburg, 19. Quinn Glen Cooper, Roseburg, 18. …

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Student rep. Helena Schlegel resigns from Board of Trustees

Helena Schlegel has resigned from her post as the only student member of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees. Her official statement came in an email sent to the university secretary, Angela Wilhelms, Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Director of Executive Appointments, Mary Rae Moller, and the Emerald’s Editor in Chief, …

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CrimeNews

Eugene Police arrest student in response to a loud party on University Street

A 20-year-old UO student was arrested on Wednesday morning on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, noise disturbance, partaking in an unruly gathering and resisting arrest, according to Eugene Police. A Eugene police website report of the incident states that at around 10:30 pm on Wednesday night, police had received noise …

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Campus decision makers: Connecting the dots from UO administration to ASUO

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Much like our nation’s federal government, you can separate the levels of power at the University of Oregon into three branches: administration, faculty and students. Administration: Board of …

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UO for Bernie Sanders 2016 eager to “Bring the Bern.”

Although the 2016 presidential primary elections in Oregon don’t take place until May 17 of next year, and campus remains empty in the midst of summer,  the “UO for Bernie Sanders 2016” group — an organization of volunteers consisting of students, faculty and anyone with a University of Oregon affiliation — attracted …

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2015 Mad Decent Block Party Eugene lineup to feature the finest of EDM

All across the North American continent, mammoth crowds of raving electronic dance music lovers felt the bass drop as the Mad Decent record label’s 2015 Mad Decent Block Party swept through 16 major cities as part of its 22-show tour — selling out the venues in half of them. This Saturday, …

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ASUONews

ASUO Executive enters office with a full plate of plans

ASUO President, Helena Schlegel, Internal Vice President, Claire Johnson and External Vice President, Francisco Morales-O’Connor, have begun their tenures in the ASUO executive office last week. In an email to the Daily Emerald, the ASUO Executive talks of plans for the current term.

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ASUONews

Seven ASUO appointments confirmed in last senate meeting of the year

Wednesday’s meeting was the last senate meeting of the year, but the first for the new 2015-2016 ASUO senators. As of this week, they no longer bear the title senator-elect and now have the power to vote during senate meetings. Senate voted over seven special requests during Wednesday night’s meeting …

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ASUONews

2015-2016 ASUO Senators take office

As of this week, 17 senator-elects will enter office as the new ASUO senators for the 2015-2016 school year. These new senators will be responsible for allocating millions of student incidental-fee dollars, a fee paid for by every student at the University of Oregon through their tuition, for programs, departments, the EMU …

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ASUONews

ASUO campaign spending decreases significantly in the 2015 election

This year’s ASUO elections challenged previous controversy of high campaign spending with a lower spending this year. The source of high spending came from handing out t-shirts which resulted in the ASUO Election Board implementing a rule to disallow for the distribution of any material goods.

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ASUONews

Senate bids legislative session adieu

The final meeting of the 2014-2015 ASUO Senate took place on Wednesday, when money from the over-realized fund was allocated to various groups and causes.

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CrimeNews

Man convicted in 2012 injury of UO distance runner Molly Grabill

A Douglas County resident was convicted of third-degree assault for driving a vehicle involved in a November 2012 freeway overpass rock-throwing incident that injured University of Oregon distance runner Molly Grabill.

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Members of GTFF, UA, SEIU and SLAP hold unity rally outside Johnson Hall

From 12-1 p.m. on May 20, around 59 students, classified staff and faculty gathered in front of Johnson Hall from the Service Employees International Union, Graduate Teaching Fellowship Federation, United Academics and Student Action Labor Project participated in a rally to celebrate a year’s work of labor between the groups, and …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate ties up loose ends at Wednesday’s meeting

Only a few items remain on the agenda for this year’s ASUO Senate. Senate’s May 13 meeting mostly focused on tying up loose ends: transfers within groups, over-realized fund discussion and resolutions. Special requests took a relative backseat to the public forum, as the room was packed with members of groups …

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