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UO tuition almost doubled in the last decade. What does that mean for the future?

Frustrations finally boiled over. Students holding signs saying, “When will the price be right?” and “Silenced again,” marched out of the Board of Trustees meeting March 4 in an act of defiance against University of Oregon administration. “We’re not willing to work with you if you’re not willing to work …

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Body found near Eugene bike path identified

A woman who was found dead near the Willamette River in Eugene was identified by Eugene police as 24-year-old Rachel Lee Lynch. The body was initially found on February 20th at the west bank of the river, and Eugene police identified her as Jane Doe, the Register-Guard reports. Police learned …

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79 UO faculty members will not return next year

Non-tenured members of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences faculty found out Monday that 79 of their colleagues will not return for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the Register-Guard. Contract nonrenewals were issued on Monday. The decision is reportedly part of UO President Michael Schill’s plan …

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UOPD searches for man after attempted robbery near campus

A man attempted to rob a University of Oregon student just before midnight on Thursday, according to a UOPD crime alert. Police said the suspect is still at large. The suspect is described as a white male between 21 and 26 years old with a “clean-cut” appearance. He reportedly wore a …

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University of Oregon Senate unanimously passes three motions

Unanimous efficiency was a key theme for the University of Oregon Senate on Wednesday. Members and officers of the senate passed all three proposed motions, in addition to opening up discussion for a fourth potential policy change. Here are the details of the two hour meeting. A new degree program …

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Honors college to vacate Chapman Hall this summer ahead of renovation

The Robert D. Clark Honors College will vacate Chapman Hall this summer in preparation for interior remodeling of the building, according to Around the O. During remodeling, which is estimated to last until December 2017, the honors college will relocate to McArthur Court. The University of Oregon cites the lack …

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21-year-old woman wakes to find burglar rubbing her leg

Eugene police is investigating a burglary in which a 21-year-old woman awoke to find a man rubbing her leg in Eugene’s West University Neighborhood early Friday morning, according to Eugene police. The intruder reportedly broke into the woman’s apartment on the 1500 block of Mill Street on Friday at 4:50 …

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UO may forcibly move cell phone tower located next to Hayward Field

As the University of Oregon gears up for the 2021 World Track and Field Championships, the UO Board of Trustees thinks the cell phone tower at Hayward Field has got to go. The Board of Trustees met over conference call for an emergency session on Feb. 18 to decide the fate of the …

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Police still searching for suspect in late-night car chase near campus

A vehicle pursuit that started in Springfield ended near the UO campus last night, and a suspect is still at large, police said. Ryan Bird, 31, fled police in a stolen, silver Subaru Forester at 10:23 p.m. on Saturday, Springfield Police Department Sgt. Michael McCarthy said. SPD initially stopped Bird …

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Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler praises state’s college saving plan

As college affordability rises as a primary issue for students, Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler says that Oregon’s 529 program is allowing “more families than ever” to save money for college. “Higher education and advanced job training are critical in today’s economy, and the Oregon 529 program is putting more options in …

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June ceremony set to recognize President Schill’s investiture

One year after University of Oregon President Michael Schill took office, the university will formally celebrate the installation of UO’s 18th president. The ceremony is set for June 1 at Matthew Night Arena, according to Around the O.  Investitures symbolize a change of authority in high office positions from one person …

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Sen. Ron Wyden talks wood products at campus roundtable

University of Oregon President Michael Schill hosted a discussion on Tuesday about the future of wood products in Oregon. The Tuesday roundtable included Sen. Ron Wyden D-OR, Springfield city leaders, faculty from UO and Oregon State, research associates and students, according to Around the O. The conversation was framed around …

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Board of Trustees to discuss moving Hayward Field cell phone tower

The Board of Trustees meet on Thursday, Feb. 18 to discuss whether the University of Oregon can force the removal of a cell phone tower at Hayward Field, the Register Guard reports. The 120-foot tower lies next to Hayward Field’s west grandstand, which is set for demolition on Aug. 1. The renovation is …

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UO President Michael Schill announces intention to propose tuition hikes

Despite weeks of protests and rallies against raising tuition, University of Oregon President Michael Schill announced last Tuesday that he will propose to the Board of Trustees a 4.76 percent tuition increase for in-state students and a 4.46 percent increase for out-of-state students. The board meeting takes place on March …

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UO hires Trisha Burnett as chief auditor

University of Oregon President Michael Schill named Trisha Burnett as the new chief auditor for the UO Office of Internal Audit, the university announced on Friday. “The chief auditor’s job is to help make sure the institution is running efficiently according to the budget,” UO spokesperson Laura McGinnis said. Burnett …

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Rising cost, rising conflict: Students don’t feel heard as UO raises tuition

Carrying signs saying “I’m not a piggy bank” and “Are these numbers even real?”, about 50 students rallied in front of Johnson Hall on Feb. 3 to protest another proposed tuition hike — this one even higher than last year’s. This isn’t an unfamiliar scene at the University of Oregon: …

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Student groups accuse TFAB of rushing vote to raise tuition without student approval

A coalition of University of Oregon student groups have accused the Tuition & Fees Advisory Board of, in a meeting last week, rushing a vote on a proposed increase in tuition for the 2016-2017 school year. In an email sent to the Emerald this morning, they said that some students who …

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Eugene woman sues Washington County following 2014 rape, beating after Oregon football game

A Eugene woman is suing Washington County and a counselor after she was beaten and raped by a 17-year-old male who was brought to to an Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium in September 2014 by the Washington County Juvenile Department, according to The Oregonian. The department, where Jose Andrade works …

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Controversy persists amid 2021 World Championship bid

TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna shocked the track and field world last April by securing the 2021 International Association of Athletics Foundation World Championships for Eugene. Since the announcement, the bid has been met with questions and concerns ranging from the cost of the proposal to bribing allegations. Though the controversy …

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UO College of Education will continue Summer Enrichment Program

After more than a week of pushback, the University of Oregon Summer Enrichment Program will get a second chance. The UO College of Education announced Friday in a message to the SEP community that the university will support the 35-year-old camp this summer. The university will collaborate with Oak Hill …

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UO President Michael Schill stresses accessibility to higher education in lecture

University of Oregon President Michael Schill gave a lecture on Tuesday addressing the affordability of college for various groups of students. The presentation — “Access and Higher Education” — focused on low-income students, first-generation students and underrepresented minorities. “Kids who are born today to different families of different circumstances should …

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UO administration emphasizes research in latest budget framework

University of Oregon faculty gathered at a senate meeting on Jan. 13 to discuss a new strategic model designed to set the university on course for greater academic excellence. The meeting came a week after UO President Michael Schill set an initiative to realign the academic budget toward research funding. The president’s …

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