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Bean West Hall construction works to eliminate lead pipe problem

With recent renovation work happening in Bean West Hall and continuing through the year, many students living there will see renovations aimed to improve the standard of living in the hall. One of those renovations will be improving the lead pipes that Bean Hall has been using. In spring of …

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Schill shouted down: Small protest, big disruption

Protesters swarmed the EMU Ballroom stage last Friday to disrupt University President Michael Schill’s scheduled State of the University speech. Compared to past protests at UO, this was a small one — but it ended the speech before it could begin. A group of about 45 protesters identifying as “the …

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President Schill speech suspended by protesting students

UO President Schill’s State of the University speech was suspended after a group of protesting students swarmed the stage after it started. Hundreds of audience members left the EMU Ballroom after Kevin Marbury, interim vice president of student life, announced the suspension about five minutes into the protest speech. Marbury …

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5 things Kate Brown wants to do for UO students if she wins re-election

When Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on Sept. 25 that she would be running for re-election in 2018, she didn’t have much time to celebrate because her campaigning began immediately. Brown has been on the campaign trail since Nov. 9, 2016 after she won her first election for Governor. During …

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New drug developed by UO chemist could help kidney disease sufferers

People who suffer from a certain kidney disease may soon be testing a UO-patented drug. And if approved by FDA, the drug would bring revenue to UO. Jim Barlow, the director of Science and Research Communications said the drug, CXA-10 reached “phase two” of clinical trials, and it’s an enormous …

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UO paleontology professor wins award for collecting fossils

On August 26, Paleontologist Ted Fremd received one of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s (SVP) highest awards. The Morris F. Skinner Award acknowledged Fremd’s contribution to the paleontology world by collecting fossil vertebrae. Fremd has also had five separate fossil species named after him. A researcher with the university’s Museum …

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Firing of Oregon Bach Festival director is still a mystery

Last month, University of Oregon fired Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director Matthew Halls. The firing was a shock because in June the university gave Halls a long-term contract that included the promise of a six-figure paycheck. But the reason UO fired Halls is still unclear. UO also agreed to pay …

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Voluntary and mandatory medical leave: what you need to know

As students enter a new school year, there’s always a concern that due to something like a torn ACL, anxiety or depression, they will have to drop out. But UO has a policy for these situations that often goes unseen, and it could mean that a student loses their tuition …

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ASUONews

ASUO President Amy Schenk looks forward to a year of changes and student connections

When you talk to the people who know 2017- 18 Associated Students of The University of Oregon (ASUO) President Amy Schenk best, certain words come to mind when describing her. One of the most prolific would be ‘passionate’. Schenk’s passion for improving students lives shows in everything she does. She’s …

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Back to the BooksNews

Back to the Books: Tips for transfer students on how to triumph over their first year at UO

As a new year starts, many wide- eyed new students will be experiencing the campus in a rush of new classes, new rules, and plenty of ins and outs to adjust to. While the traditional freshman student will feel this more than most, there’s a group of students who will …

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UOPD makes arrest in connection to on-campus rape

UOPD has arrested 21-year-old Alejandro Martin Cibrian, of Eugene, who allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman on the University of Oregon campus. The rape occurred August 19, near the Collier House on East 13th Avenue. Cibrian was arrested on Monday in connection to the case, and faces first-degree rape and second-degree …

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Local non-profit works to offer free sexual assault counseling services to the community

One of the most important parts of surviving sexual assault is the healing process that comes after. While this is never an easy process, Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is hoping to ease the financial needs for survivors so they can receive the necessary assistance. SASS is a local non-profit …

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HousingNews

UO live- in requirement has potential for problems for student dietary restrictions

University of Oregon’s new freshman live-in requirement has raised questions whether the university can accommodate the freshmen’s special dietary needs Many students have health and religious restrictions that limit what they can eat Leah Andrews, the Director of Marketing and Communication for UO Housing has worked to understand student’s needs. …

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Update: UOPD arrests suspect in patrol car theft

UOPD has apprehended the man suspected of stealing a UOPD patrol car on Wednesday, June 28. According to Chief of Police Matthew Carmichael, the suspect is 30 year old Ryan Paul McGill of Medford, Oregon. He was detained at a Greyhound bus station by officer Hubbard. They were able to …

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Judge dismisses lawsuit brought against UO by three former men’s basketball players

For the second time, a federal court judge has decided to dismiss lawsuits filed by former UO basketball players Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, court records show. Austin’s lawsuit sought $7.5 million while Artis and Dotson had sued together in a separate case and sought $21 million. The …

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ASUONews

ASUO office restructures, leaving four students jobless

Officials in the ASUO office will be replacing four student jobs with professional staff members to improve efficiency as part of a restructuring process. Because of this, there will be fewer students working in the student government office, which has upset some ASUO members. During a staff meeting on May …

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Three ways the Trump budget could affect UO students; U.S. Senator Ron Wyden weighs in

The day the Trump Administration released the 2018 fiscal year budget proposal, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden tweeted a picture of a copy in the recycling bin. The tweet stated, “This is where the #TrumpBudget belongs.” The proposal aims to cut 13.5 percent of the federal education budget. Cuts will affect …

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2016-17 ASUO leaders reflect on a year of successes and challenges as it comes to an end

May 24 marked the end of the year for the 2016-17 ASUO year. Throughout the year, the group has aimed to improve the lives of students through a variety of goals including campus lighting, higher education advocacy and a new and improved Health, Counseling and Testing Center. Former President Quinn Haaga …

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ASUO raises awareness for higher education funding through WTF Phone Bank

On Wednesday, about 50 students called state legislators to lobby for increased funding for higher education. ASUO ran the event, called WTF Phone Bank, in the EMU Call Center. Natalie Fisher, the External Vice President for ASUO who was running the session, has seen success with their mission. “We have had …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Fraternity and Sorority Life director Justin Shukas resigns

On Friday, the director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Justin Shukas, resigned. His departure could result in a change for the FSL culture, depending on who the school hires and what the new hire decides to do with the position. According to a Facebook post, Shukas said he was offered …

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UO students in a new group called No Lost Generation lend a hand to refugees

A new student group on the University of Oregon campus is aiming to take on a large project with big impact. The group is called No Lost Generation. They’re attempting to help refugees of Middle Eastern countries who currently struggle to find a home when theirs has been destroyed by …

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Q&A: Tanya Brown, sister to murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, talks about domestic violence, O.J. TV shows and college athletics

Tanya Brown is the author of two books and a motivational speaker on domestic violence and life skills. On May 10, she’ll be speaking at the Womenspace 40th anniversary dinner. Brown is the younger sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was the center of one of America’s biggest murder crimes involving …

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West Eugene Burger King robbed by two masked men, workers forced into a freezer

The Register-Guard has reported that two masked men robbed the Burger King on 2777 W. 11th Ave at around 5:20 a.m. on Thursday. According to police, the men forced the employees at gunpoint into the freezer and left with money. One man was described as white, 30 years old, 5’7″ and medium build, …

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UO Catering’s exclusive contract creates issues for some student groups

When it comes to special dietary requests, no group on campus knows the feeling better than the Jewish community. Student groups who want to observe religious events like Passover are met with a challenge: there’s no Kosher certified kitchen to serve their events on campus. Despite not being Kosher certified, …

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Bridging the Gap event aims to further discussion of intimate partner violence prevention

“No matter what has happened to you, you’re not alone in this experience.” That is the message the University of Oregon’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education’s Student Directors McKenna O’Dougherty and Anjuli Chitkara want to deliver to attendees of the Bridging the Gap: Interpersonal Violence Research Symposium on Friday, April …

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