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Looking back, moving forward: the biggest news stories of 2017-18

This year was full of change for the University of Oregon. It’s impossible to sum up a whole year, but here’s a look back on some of the biggest stories that impacted the campus community. Tuition increased and differential tuition was introduced in Lundquist College of Business This year, the …

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Flight Crew helps new Ducks find their wings

“Congratulations on your admission to the University of Oregon! I am a part of the Flight Crew which is a group of current students that are here to help you transition to the University of Oregon. I’m here to answer any questions you might have.” This year thousands of students …

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Breaking: Climate Justice League holds demonstration outside Johnson Hall

A previous version of this story stated that Director of Sustainability, Steve Mital, would be meeting with President Schill to give recommendations on how to reduce the University’s carbon emissions. The Climate Justice League has been working with Mital to give recommendations to President Schill. Mital was scheduled to give …

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University Senate appoints new VP, hands out awards at last meeting of the year

The University Senate unanimously elected Elizabeth Skowron as its new vice president and awarded faculty, staff and students for serving the university community at its last meeting of the academic year. Skowron is new VP Elizabeth Skowron, a professor in the College of Education, ran unopposed for vice president of …

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Campus to grow by 3,000 students to increase tuition revenue

The University of Oregon is planning to increase its student body by 3,000 students over the course of eight years in order to increase tuition revenue to cover a $16.7 million deficit in the university budget. According to Jamie Moffitt, the UO vice president for finance and chief financial officer, …

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New app “Guides” incoming students through UO

Imagine being able to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, discover personalized events on campus that cater to your interests and sync your class schedule to your phone’s calendar – all through the tap of a button. This is now a possibility for incoming students at the University of …

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University Senate votes to change course evaluations and evaluate differential tuition

The University Senate voted to change course evaluations and create a task force for evaluating differential tuition at its meeting Wednesday.   Course Evaluations: The University Senate voted to change course evaluations to mitigate bias and better evaluate instructors at the university. The changes came after a study that found …

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Candlelight vigil to be held for student who died at Lake Shasta

A Candlelight vigil to remember University of Oregon student Dylan Pietrs will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the EMU amphitheater. Pietrs, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on campus, was found dead last Saturday morning at the annual “Shasta Weekend” trip. Fraternity and Sorority Life …

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The results are in for changes to course evaluations after student input

The Teaching Evaluation Task Force presented official changes to course evaluations at the Senate meeting last Wednesday after a series of town halls and meetings with various student groups on campus. Changes to come include ending numerical ratings, asking more relevant questions, implementing a midterm student review and a faculty …

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New “Aggregation” art piece installed at EMU as part of public art budget

For the past week, the EMU green has been crowded with construction workers, cranes and large rocks in order to install the newest addition to the EMU — an art piece titled “Aggregation.” The art piece comes from Portland-based artist Adam Kuby as a part in his series of “disintegrated” …

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Don’t get “cough-ed” off guard: two cases of Whooping Cough found on campus

“It was just like having allergies,” Leonie Way, who was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, said. “A little bit of runny nose, sneezing. And then I started coughing, and then I was coughing more.” The University of Oregon Health Center reported two cases of Pertussis, or whooping cough, on …

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University Senate votes to change multicultural requirement, will be in effect fall 2019

The University Senate voted to change the multicultural requirement for students at the University of Oregon at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The multicultural requirement will now require incoming students to take one class out of each of the two new categories: “US: Difference, Inequality, Agency” and “Global Perspectives”. You can …

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New center for deep learning connects UO graduate students with research opportunities

The University of Oregon launched the Center for Big Learning on campus, giving UO access to a broad network across the country of computer science research institutions and increasing research opportunities for graduate students at UO. The Center for Big Learning is located on the third floor of Deschutes Hall …

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UO makes changes to departmental honors

If you are an honors-bound student majoring in business, general social sciences, romance languages or chemistry, your requirement for departmental honors just got harder. The University of Oregon has updated its requirements for awarding honors to eliminate solely GPA-based departmental honors at the university and now requires a research thesis …

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Campus Shuttle expands its routes to reach students near Autzen Stadium

The University of Oregon Campus Shuttle announced in a Facebook Post yesterday afternoon that it will be expanding its routes to reach students who live near Autzen Stadium. This route, the “Autzen Line”, will take students to the Stadium Park Apartments and McKenna Apartments. The shuttle will leave the EMU …

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Research to get an increase in resources at UO

In a massive move towards becoming more competitive in university research, the University of Oregon has put its faith in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, or OVPRI. The OVPRI extended its resources to help faculty conduct even more research at the University of Oregon. These …

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University Senate: Harbaugh on upcoming senate elections, what’s changing

In the coming weeks the University Senate will hold elections to slate a new vice president and president-elect after it officially instates its new president, Bill Harbaugh. As Senate president, Harbaugh said he will focus on updating course evaluations, continuing the conversations on core education and improving the relationship between …

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University Senate vote to remove departmental honors based solely on GPA

The University Senate unanimously voted to change departmental honors on campus at its meeting on Wednesday following recommendations from the Honors Task Force report last June. Changes include eliminating departmental honors that are based solely on GPA and creating a regularly maintained document outlining all honors opportunities at the university …

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What you need to know about the proposed health center expansion

The University Housing department proposed expansions and renovations to the University Health Center at a Board of Trustees meeting last month. The project will be approved or denied once the budget for the renovation is finalized and reviewed by the Board. The budget, anticipated to be between $17.8 and $19.2 …

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UO Senate outlines spring term goals

This term, the University Senate hopes to change the general education requirements for all students. Other goals on its agenda include approving honorary degrees and updating leadership within the Senate. Core education The Senate is making changes to general education, now called core education, to better align with the university …

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At the heart of a student conduct controversy, the UO Student Collective pushed back

During fall term, a student demonstration sparked a debate that would challenge the student conduct code, the power of administrators, and institutionalized racism on campus. The issue even gained national media attention when the New York Times published an op-ed from President Michael Schill criticizing the protest. After the University …

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The Muslim Student Association will counter tomorrow’s “Punish a Muslim day”

On April 3, “Punish a Muslim day,” an event that originated in the United Kingdom, will take place, targeting the Muslim community around the world. The UO Muslim Student Association will hold a counter-demonstration on campus throughout the day. According to the Eugene Islamic Center, there were unconfirmed reports of …

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$54,000 state grant given to UO Student Veteran Center to expand resources

Trent Goodman joined the Marines in 2010. He came to the University of Oregon in 2014 because of the outdoor activities that the state of Oregon offers. Soon after being admitted, Goodman experienced the struggle that many incoming, non-traditional students face; however, he found a home in the Student Veterans …

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Meet UOPD’s bomb-sniffing dog Onyx

The University of Oregon Police Department just welcomed its newest addition to the force — Onyx the dog. The three-year-old black lab mix will be used as a bomb-sniffing dog at campus events and will also be used for community engagement. UOPD partnered with UO Intercollegiate Athletics, UO student government …

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Senate passes resolution to withdraw the North Campus renovation proposals

The University Senate passed a faculty-sponsored resolution this afternoon to withdraw the North Campus conditional use permit. The permit aims to renovate athletic fields and develop parking lots to accommodate the new Knight Campus. The resolution calls on the Senate to support their motion to withdraw the plans to renovate …

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Another student robbed last Sunday

On March 11, a male University of Oregon student was robbed on Hilyard Street south of East 13th Avenue, according to a UO campus crime alert. The student reported the incident to the Eugene Police Department on March 13. This incident is the sixth armed robbery near the University of …

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Bomb sniffing dog to come to UOPD

The University of Oregon Police Department is about to get cuter. UO Chief of Police Matt Carmichael announced at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 1 that UOPD will be getting a bomb detection dog to promote events and campus security and to improve student-officer relations. According to Carmichael, …

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Five armed robberies near campus in the past week

Over the past week, three businesses and two individuals have been robbed by armed suspects – totaling five armed robberies close to campus.   The affected businesses were the Subway on West 18th Avenue and Chambers Street, Neighborhood Market on Hilyard and East 24th Street and Tom’s Market on East …

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Woman robbed at gunpoint near campus Thursday morning

Early this morning, another armed robbery occurred near the University of Oregon. At 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a woman, 21, was approached by a man on Hilyard Street near East 15th Avenue. The man robbed her of her cash after threatening her with a gun, according to the Eugene Police …

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Candlelight vigil to be held tonight for student who died at Mt. Bachelor

A candlelight vigil will be held this Wednesday in the EMU amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. to honor Nicole Panet-Raymond, who died last weekend after a skiing accident at Mt. Bachelor. Panet-Raymond, a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority on campus, was reported missing at Mt. Bachelor after a skiing …

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