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University senior finds second home at community garden

Work on her thesis has allowed Alexa Houston to follow her passion and teach as an intern at the Grassroots Garden.

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Eco-friendly Friends of Trees plants roots in Eugene

The organization seeks to plant more trees to help the environment and foster a sense of community.

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World’s population too large to accomodate urban farming, new study finds

A new study found a combination of organic and conventional farming may be best for maximum production and health of the planet.

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Suicide awareness film comes to campus — with a twist

A screening of “Don’t Change the Subject” will be shown Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Lawrence Hall room 177.

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Allergies ignite with pollen in the air

A new study found factors that aggravate allergies and ways to avoid them.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Week comes to campus

The University is putting on Sexual Assault Awareness week to bring light to the ongoing issue of sexual assaults for college students.

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Oregon’s science library leads the way technologically

The science library offers students many electronic options, including TVs and laptops.

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Almost 30 percent of student-athletes suffer overuse injuries, new study reports

A new study found that almost 30 percent of college varsity athletes experience injuries due to overuse.

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Building Business Leaders cohort sees continued success with minority students

Tayah Butler started the Building Business Leaders program to help minority students feel a sense of community in the business school. In its second year of existence, its continuing success is encouraging to creators and participants alike.

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Art therapist speaks to University students about helping adolescents deal with violent pasts

Psychologist Linda Chapman spoke on campus about the advantages of art and play therapy for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic childhood events.

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University student starts Chief Repertoire Apparel, hopes to gain recognition

Business student Jordan Carter started his own clothing company based on the idea, “Be humble, live like a chief.”

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EMU hosts Pub Night to support responsible drinking

The EMU hosted a pub night in The Buzz Thursday night, offering students and faculty a unique opportunity to drink beer and wine on campus without breaking any rules for the first time in almost 20 years.

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HB 4061, establishing committee looking into local governing boards, signed into law

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed HB 4061, a bill that “establishes a committee on local governance,” on March 27, which will look into issues of how the higher education system is structured and will look into “recommending legislation for the creation of local governing boards.”

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Studying before sleeping beneficial for recall, according to University of Notre Dame research

A new study from the University of Notre Dame found that going to sleep shortly after learning new information is most valuable for recalling the information.

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City approves We the People Eugene resolution for campaign financing reform

The Eugene City Council passed a resolution 6-1 on Feb. 15, calling for Congress to make an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would stop unlimited campaign contributions by eliminating the notion of corporate personhood.

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University group LiveMove concerned with proposed downtown parking garage

LiveMove, a University group focusing on transportation and livability at the University, has expressed concerns over downtown parking.

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Same-sex marriage makes little progress this year in Oregon

Despite recent advances in California and Washington, Oregon will not consider legalizing same-sex marriage until at least 2014.

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Students support House Bill 4058 for lower textbook prices

The Oregon Student Association, a group of over 100 students representing all public colleges in Oregon, lobbied for House Bill 4058 in Salem today, pushing for lower textbook prices for both higher education institutions and K-12 schools.

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Day of student lobbying continues discussion over local governing boards, House Bill 4061

Members of the Oregon Student Association lobbied in Salem today against House Bill 4061, which aims to establish a local governing board for any member of the Oregon University System who wants one.

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Oregon Student Association lobbies for restored budget

The Oregon Student Association met with representatives in Salem today to discuss their budget concerns facing students at colleges across the state.

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Local Eugene developer proposes more student housing downtown

They are also pursuing a 10-year property tax exemption on the building, which will require Eugene City Council approval.

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In a surprise move, the state House of Representatives blocked approval of Oregon’s health insurance exchange Monday morning.

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Oregon Senate bill prohibiting firearms on campuses placed on hold

The House denied to move forward with Senate Bill 1550 on Friday, a proposal that would have prohibited all firearms from school and college campuses, even if the person had a concealed handgun permit.

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Rep. Phil Barnhart pushing bill for separate University governing board

Rep. Phil Barnhart is pushing a bill that would establish separate governing boards for the University and for Portland State University.

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Student Sustainability Center sees dozens of project proposals

Friday marked the center’s deadline for accepting student proposals for sustainability projects, which if approved, will ultimately be granted money from the Student Sustainability Fund, a fund that contains $35,000 dollars. The center received dozens of proposals.

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Observing Oregon: A weekly news roundup

Emerald catches you up with city, state and federal politics from last week.

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Solar energy project to continue despite REDCO bankruptcy

The Oregon University System vowed to continue with its Solar By Degrees project after hitting a slight speed bump when REDCO, its primary financial backer, filed for bankruptcy in late December.

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Student political action committee to continue former University President Richard Lariviere’s legacy

Students for Higher Education Excellence Now, a University-based political action committee in support of continuing former University President Lariviere’s efforts for local leadership, will head to Salem next week to present reform ideas to the state legislature.

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Observing Oregon: A weekly political recap

Representatives have been gearing up for the 2012 Oregon Legislature, which is set to begin today, Feb. 1. They face many challenges, including a complicated state budget, nearly equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans and an election year. Leaders said they will call the session a success if they can get along, …

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Oregon Research Institute breaks ground on new building

The Oregon Research Institute has broken ground on their previously contested 80,000-square-foot building located between the Millrace and the Willamette River. The new building is projected to cost $17 million and will be completed in December 2012

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