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Snacks and more to de-stress during dead week in the amphitheater

Student Mental Health Advocates are in the EMU Amphitheater today from 12 to 5 p.m. handing out snacks, coffee, tea and free Stress Less Kits to students. The event is a part of the winter term Stress Less event going on all week. The event is designed to help students …

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Students for Life hosts speakers on potential consequences of abortion

Terri Nordone’s abortion experience happened in high school. She remembers that on a bright and sunny day, one girl walked into the abortion clinic and another girl walked out, she said. Now Nordone speaks about her experience with abortion at events and teaches support classes for women and men who …

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Taste of Africa Night provides a showcase of culture for UO students

Tablecloths and decorations in bright red, green and yellow set the stage for Sharon Alitema Saturday night as she performed a dance, called the Kinyarwanda, from her home country of Uganda at the African Student Association’s (ASA) Taste of Africa Night. Dancing at cultural events provides a way for Alitema, …

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New residence hall helps UO prepare for campus live-on requirement

Once construction on the new residence hall on 17th Avenue is complete, the University of Oregon will have 10 functioning dorms. As the new dorm comes online, a new requirement for first year students will begin as well. In fall 2017, all first year students will be required to live on …

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UO students score local rental properties for energy efficiency

The University of Oregon and a Eugene utility company recently partnered to begin a new program offering free energy efficiency assessments for Eugene area rental properties. The UO Office of Sustainability started the Home Energy SCORE Program two weeks ago. Students working with the program are sent out in pairs …

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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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Thomsons donate $2 million to UO

Julie and Keith Thomson gave a $2 million gift to the University of Oregon for a staff upgrade to the HEDCO training clinic, which is part of the College of Education, the university announced today. UO plans to use the funds for creating a new position in the clinic, which …

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Update: Six construction projects at UO

As winter term starts, these six construction projects on campus move closer to completion. Chapman Hall: Set for completion winter 2018 Chapman Hall awaits a construction permit to start renovations, scheduled for March. UO is not holding any classes in Chapman and the Clark Honors College is temporarily operating out …

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UO student sues for meningitis misdiagnosis

A University of Oregon student filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a Eugene medical clinic for a misdiagnosis of the student’s meningitis case in 2015. In 2015, the student, Christina Jenkins, checked in to the Oregon Medical Group Clinic on Crescent Avenue. The lawsuit says that “she had experienced a …

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Oregon governor’s budget released, higher education gets a small boost

**A previous version of this story said there was no increase for higher education in the proposed budget. Gov. Kate Brown released her proposal for the 2017-19 Oregon governor’s budget on Dec 1. The proposal shows a large increase for K-12 spending over the next two years. However, Brown’s proposed budget …

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UOPD makes an arrest for possession of methamphetamine

University of Oregon Police Department arrested an individual this afternoon for possession of methamphetamine and trespassing across the street from the University of Oregon at the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Onyx Street. Another individual was cited to appear in court. “They were both previously arrested on campus for trespassing,” …

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ASUO Men’s Center finds a new director

The ASUO Men’s Center has found a new director, and they are set to begin work Jan. 6. The hire comes after the center’s proposal to expand its budget was approved last spring. Quantrell Willis, the Associate Dean of Students for University of Oregon was the supervisor of the hiring …

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Here’s how Measure 95 would affect UO

If passed, Oregon Ballot Measure 95 would allow public universities to invest state funds in equities. The proposed measure comes in response to Oregon Senate Bill 270, which passed in 2013. Bill 270 granted public universities the authority to manage much of their own finances, but a provision in the …

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UO plans to tighten protesting policy

The University of Oregon is creating a proposal that will limit the time, place and manner of protesting on campus, according to a statement made Friday by UO President Michael Schill. The policy is being drafted by the General Counsel, headed by UO Vice President Kevin Reed, and is currently gathering feedback from …

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UO Senate Wrap Up Oct. 19

The University of Oregon Faculty Senate met on Wednesday night in the Crater Lake room at the EMU. Here’s what they discussed: The interim Director of the Knight Campus, Patrick Phillips, addressed the senate with certain details about the new campus and the 10 year program that goes with it. …

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President Obama Endorses Oregon Governor

This morning, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown received an endorsement from President Barack Obama. ” There are good things going on in America,” the President said. “That is especially true in Oregon, where my friend Kate Brown is getting things done.” The President highlighted all that Gov. Brown has done in …

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Bill introduced by Congressman DeFazio could change college debt repayment

Peter DeFazio, the United States House Representative for Eugene’s district and a University of Oregon alum, has proposed legislation that would change college debt repayment and financial aid. Congressman DeFazio’s bill, the Helping Improve Grants for Higher Education & Repayment of Expensive Debt Act, or more commonly called the Higher …

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