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UO College of Arts and Sciences dean to appoint Carol Stabile to new Associate Dean position despite not holding search

University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, or CAS, has created a position for a new Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives (ADSI). The new job will be filled by Carol Stabile who is a professor of women and gender studies and the interim division dean of social sciences. Stabile …

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Students receive scam emails through Uoregon email

Over the last week, at least six University of Oregon students received emails through their Uoregon accounts attempting to scam them. The emails asked for about $400 in Bitcoin and threatened to share embarrassing videos on social media if the amount was not paid within 24 hours. All of the …

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UO planning to hire 39 new tenure-track faculty members next year

Last week the University of Oregon announced that they will be searching for candidates for 39 tenure-track faculty members for the 2018-19 school year. “We value our students, we want them to have tremendous experiences,” said UO Provost Jayanth Banavar. “All this is sort of the mechanics of how we …

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First look at the Black Cultural Center unveiled

The first look at designs of the University of Oregon Black Cultural Center have been unveiled. Construction does not have a set start date but will break ground sometime this fall. It will open in Fall 2019 and will cost $2.2 million. $1.7 million of the funding has come from …

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Dean’s Consultation Committee renamed to Student Care Team; aims to help students struggling academically, mentally and emotionally

The newly renamed Student Care Team is a group of campus staff members from a number of different departments that helps University of Oregon students who are struggling academically, mentally or emotionally. The group was formerly known as the Dean’s Consultation Committee. Despite the name change, the group still serves …

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Students to respond to controversial mural through art exhibit

The Knight Library Public Art Task Force has announced it will not remove a controversial mural. The task force is instead asking for students to submit artwork in response to the mural that will be displayed in Knight Library in a new exhibit starting fall term. The exhibit will be …

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Course Evaluations will likely change soon; Here’s how and why

The University of Oregon is changing course evaluations to make them more useful and eliminate implicit bias. The changes, if approved, will remove the number-based rating systems that are in place and replace them with more specific questions that require written answers. “Those scores have nothing to [do] with how …

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New law enables Uber to return to Eugene

On Monday the Eugene City Council voted to approve a new law that will allow ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Eugene. The law passed with a 7-1 vote and will make changes to background checks for rideshare drivers, vehicle inspections and licensing requirements. The law …

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UO to hire new Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education

The University of Oregon is in the process of hiring an associate vice provost for online and distance education. The position is new and part of UO’s effort to better coordinate and support online education. Part of the role of the new AVP will be to determine what students are …

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Jews Against White Supremacy will host a walkout against gun violence on April 20

A newly formed student coalition, Jews Against White Supremacy, will host a walkout on Friday, April 20 with a number of other student activist groups. The walkout is against gun violence and white supremacy, and it correlates with the National School Walkout that is also scheduled for that day. April …

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University website UO Find People gives access to student’s personal information

If you’ve ever wondered how a complete stranger is able to find your phone number, you’re probably not aware that it and other personal information is available to anyone via the site UO Find People. If you are a student at the University of Oregon, anyone who knows your first …

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A culture of protest at UO: then and now

On Jan. 20, 1973, a group of protesters marched from the EMU to Alton Baker Park in opposition to the Vietnam War. When the march began, there were less than a dozen people, but by the time it was over, almost 500 had joined. Marching in silence out of respect …

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UOPD urges students to report robberies as unreported incidents circulate on social media

After seven robberies in the last two weeks near the University of Oregon campus, students are taking to social media to report even more incidents and to question why police aren’t sending out more alerts to warn people about the crime spree. One of the complaints came from Taylor Holman, …

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Student dealing with depression creating student mental health forum

Ram Sharma is a sophomore at the UO studying political science, working as the ASUO election commissioner and is also developing an online forum for UO students who are dealing with mental health issues. It is called The Commitment, Compassion and Camaraderie student forum and features a forum where users …

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CrimeNews

Yelling man arrested near EMU amphitheater

University of Oregon Police arrested a man in front of the EMU after receiving a call of a disorderly subject at around 2 p.m. today, according to police. The man, Edir Benali, 32, was taken into custody after he attempted to place his hands on UOPD Sgt. Scott Geeting. Benali …

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Active threat training teaches recognition, prevention and response

A few weeks after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. the UO is hosting a series of trainings to educate students, staff and faculty on how to prevent and respond to a during an active threat situation. On Wednesday the UO held the first of four Active Threat Preparedness Trainings …

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Tuesday false shooting scare in Mckenzie Hall turns out to be a man yelling

A Tuesday shooting scare at the University of Oregon turned out to be a noise disturbance with no threat in Mckenzie Hall, according to UOPD Spokesman Kelly McIver. From 11 to 11:07 a.m., a man in a Mckenzie Hall bathroom was yelling in the bathroom. A professor then evacuated his …

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UO to host training to stay safe during school shootings

On Wednesday, March 7, the UO will hold the first of four workshops to train students and faculty on the event of an active shooter on campus. The training, called Active Threat Preparedness Training, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the EMU Crater Lake rooms. The event …

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Growing number of students across the U.S. seek help with mental illness

Over the last five years, the UO Counseling Center has had a 32 percent increase in appointments. This is comparable to universities nationally, which have seen a 30-40 percent increase, according to UO Counseling Center assistant director Alisia Caban. Caban cited a wide range of factors for what has caused …

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Podcast: Culture wrap: Our favorite concerts and venues of the past year

On this edition of the Emerald culture wrap, Arts and Culture Editor Sararosa Davies, Senior News Reporter Casey Crowley, and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan discuss their favorite concerts from the past year as well as which concerts they’re looking forward to in 2018. They also discuss the advantages and disadvantages …

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Weeks-long wait times for Counseling Center therapy causes students to deal with stress themselves; UO seeks fee increase to help

Last year, the UO Counseling Center experienced a 31 percent increase in the number of individual therapy appointments. This has led to longer waiting times for some students — sometimes up to weeks. University of Oregon sophomore Lauren Alejo is one student who has dealt with long wait times at …

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Podcast: General education requirements set to change and UO Senate votes to denounce white supremacy

Today is Saturday, Feb. 3. Here are the three stories from this past week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Senior News Reporter Casey Crowley break down the biggest changes coming to UO’s “confusing” general …

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Podcast: Culture wrap: How do we interpret art after the #MeToo movement?

On this episode of the Emerald Culture wrap, News Reporter Casey Crowley, Senior Arts and Culture Editor Sararosa Davies and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan discuss the recent story from babe.net on Aziz Ansari, and in particular, whether or not we as consumers of media can enjoy Ansari’s work after the …

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A break down of alcohol and drug violations in the dorms

Have you ever wondered which residence hall has the most drug and alcohol violations? During fall term of 2017, there were a total of 416 liquor law violation citations and 93 drug law violation citations given in the 10 residence halls at UO. This comes to a total of 509 …

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Emotional support animals offer UO students a mental lift

UO freshman Sarah Case remembered lying on her stomach in a dorm room and crying when Coco climbed on her to comfort her. “There was this potato on me,” said Case. But that’s just Case’s nickname for her Emotional Support Animal, a sheltie dog. Case falls into the 20 percent …

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Here’s how the UO wifi works and what IT does to fix outages

During fall of 2017 there were nine partial or full internet outages on the UO campus, including one campus-wide outage, according to UO Information Services. Some students have not been happy with the frequency of outages. @uoregon you should fix the internet that hasn’t worked since school started… just sayin …

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MLK Day on Monday is the beginning of a week of talks and events

Monday, Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. day. It honors of his work as a leader of the civil rights movement in the late ‘50s and ‘60s. The University of Oregon has announced multiple events throughout next week intended to honor his legacy. UO is not holding classes due …

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CrimeNews

Despite shooting, decline in crime over winter break

During winter break, most UO students and staff were away from campus, but this did not mean that crime on or around campus stopped. It did, however, slow down. Over winter break, which started on Dec. 9 and ended on Jan. 7, there were 50 crimes reported to the UOPD. …

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Two UO students robbed of music equipment

Two UO students have reported musical equipment stolen from their homes just a few blocks from campus in recent weeks. The first student, Owen Phillips, a junior at UO majoring in human physiology, had two guitars, a bass, a microphone and some cords taken from his garage at his house …

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Breaking Down Fall Term’s Top News Stories

Three stories stood out this term because of their impact on the policy and direction of UO. A sexual assault investigation of a former UO basketball player prompted a U.S. senator to write a letter investigating the school’s policies. Students interrupting a speech led to a national conversation about free …

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