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Pictures released of suspects from three armed robberies last weekend

Pictures have been released from the three armed robberies that occurred this weekend. Tom’s Market on East 19th Avenue and Agate was robbed on Monday evening at 9:27 p.m. On March 2 at 11:45 p.m., the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue was robbed. The Subway on …

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Bicyclist taken to hospital after hitting pole outside EMU

A woman riding her bike down East 13th Avenue on campus struck a pole and lost consciousness on Tuesday at about 3:19 p.m., according to multiple witness accounts. Police, fire and EMS responded immediately while a crowd gathered around the woman. The woman is being taken to the hospital. The extent …

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Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition, here’s what you need to know

The Board of Trustees voted on March 2 to increase overall tuition at the University of Oregon, support differential tuition for the Lindquist College of Business and reduce differential tuition for the Clarks Honors College. Tuition will increase $6 per credit hour for in-state students and $18 per credit hour …

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Multicultural requirement updated for the first time since 1994

The general education multicultural requirement is in the process of being changed to better educate students on multiculturalism in the United States and abroad. These changes come two and a half years after the Black Student Task Force rallied for racial equality and presented a list of demands to the …

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Board of Trustees meeting; Highlights from the first day

The Board of Trustees met today in the ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center to discuss important issues to the University of Oregon. Here are some highlights from the first day and a preview of what to expect tomorrow. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the BoT met first …

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AcademicsNews

Updates on core education requirements aim to make process less confusing during registration

The university is changing its general education requirements after warnings from the university accreditors and the passing of House Bill 2998. They aim to make the process less confusing for students. Senate president Chris Sinclair presented updates to the new general education requirements to the University Senate at its meeting …

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The UO faculty senate votes on a measure at the EMU in November 2016.
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Student-teacher relationships banned in new policy; abuse of power among reasons

A new policy forbidding student-teacher relationships was created by the University Senate’s Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The new policy, approved on Feb. 1, states student-teacher relationships pose a “conflict of interest” and “abuse of power.” The policy is temporary and the committee is working on a permanent policy …

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Number of students with flu decreases significantly this year despite national epidemic

Documented cases of the flu at both the University of Oregon and in Lane County have decreased substantially over the past year, contrary to national trends. The flu has claimed the lives of 37 children in the United States this flu season, which is more than the death toll of …

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Percentage of international students at UO drops for second year in a row

The number of international students enrolled at the University of Oregon decreased for the second year in a row, despite the increased outreach and retention efforts of the university. In 2015, the international student enrollment sat at 13.6 percent in 2015, but it’s dropped to 11.8 percent in 2017, according …

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Administrators aim to improve communication with students through office hours, but few students attend

Last Thursday, University of Oregon administrator Justine Carpenter sat in an empty boardroom waiting for students to arrive to her scheduled office hours. No students came.   The UO administration is now offering office hours in an effort to improve communication with students through discussions this term. Every Wednesday and …

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UO Senate denounces white supremacy and creates group to teach students about racism

The university senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to support the student collective’s second resolution — to denounce white supremacy on campus and to create a task force to educate students on UO’s history. The task force will also propose modifications to white nationalist monuments on campus. They did not state …

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University to change “confusing” general education requirements

“I was supposed to graduate early, but now I can’t,” Sydney Piantes said. Piantes, a junior cinema studies major, thought she was going to graduate from the University of Oregon early at the end of her junior year; however, complicated general education requirements are keeping this from happening. “I messed …

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Student collective’s resolution denouncing white supremacy is being revised by senate, administration and members of the collective

The university senate voted last Wednesday to revise the student collective’s second resolution that aims to denounce white supremacy and hate speech on campus. Graduate student Arian Mobasser presented the second part of the resolution, which was previously divided from the collective’s initial larger resolution. The resolution states that the …

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What you need to know about the UO Senate’s goals this term

Fall term was busy for the university senate: it began reforms of sexist and racist course evaluations. It launched efficient transfer agreements between community colleges and universities in Oregon. And it voted to support the UO Student Collective following their protest of President Schill. This term it has even more …

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UO student arrested for assaulting man with knife on Wednesday

A University of Oregon student allegedly cut a 21-year-old man with a knife Wednesday evening at an apartment complex near Harlow Road, according to police. Police did not say if the victim is a UO student. Zhihao Ma, a 23-year-old undeclared undergraduate student at the University of Oregon, was arrested and …

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Oregon Research Schools Network aims to address low graduation rates

The state of Oregon has the fourth lowest high school graduation rate in the country. In 2016, approximately 25.2% of students did not graduate. University of Oregon’s College of Education, with the help of an anonymous donation of $50 million to the university, has created a partnership with high schools …

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Teaching, leading and FFA: How Alyssa Smith is gaining real experience in the business world

Students of the University of Oregon’s business school learn about how to lead effectively in the business world through lectures and classroom activities. However, sophomore business major Alyssa Smith is already leading in the business world. Smith spends her summers and weekends gaining real-world experience running conferences for the National …

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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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UO Senate passes part one of Student Collective resolution despite letter from Schill and Provost

The University of Oregon Senate voted to support one of the UO Student Collective’s resolutions at the Senate meeting on Wednesday after 13 of the collective’s members were charged with student conduct code violations by university administration in October. The passage of this resolution shows the Senate’s support of the …

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Movember’s efforts to raise awareness for men’s health attracts more women than men

Students gathered in the Common Grounds Café in Hamilton’s Dining Commons on Nov. 9 for “Speak Easy,” a night of poetry and spoken word about the emotions of college life. The event is part of Movember, which raises awareness for testicular and prostate cancer on campus, as well as men’s …

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AcademicsNews

University honors programs to be improved in the coming year: What you need to know

If you’re a sociology major at the University of Oregon, you can earn honors by achieving a 3.4 GPA; however, if you’re a biology major, you need a 3.3 GPA in upper division courses and an intensive research thesis if you want to graduate with honors. Achieving honors in college …

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“Movember” raises awareness for men’s health on campus

Growing mustaches in November is fun, but it also benefits a mission for men’s health. The “Movember” movement took place on campus this year for the second time. Movember is a global movement aimed at raising funds and awareness for men’s health by encouraging participants to grow unique mustaches. The …

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State makes moves to expedite transfer credits from Community Colleges to Four Year Universities

When Ben Wood transferred from Portland Community College to UO in 2016, he had to retake some courses because some credits did not transfer. “If you have to take similar classes, it’s a waste of money. If I had known they would not transfer, I never would have taken those …

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UO creates new “Responsible Reporting” policy to support survivors of gender-based discrimination and harassment on campus

The University of Oregon recently enacted a new “Responsible Reporting” policy aimed at empowering survivors of sexual assault and discrimination. Darci Heroy, associate vice president and Title IX coordinator, worked with the university Senate appointed Responsible Reporting Working Group to create the new policy that became effective on Sept. 15th. …

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Here’s the first look at the new Knight Campus renderings

The University of Oregon revealed the renderings for the new Knight Campus for Accelerated Scientific Impact on Friday. President Schill and Patrick Phillips, the Executive Director of the new campus, announced the development of the Knight Campus in the Giustina Ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center to a crowd of approximately …

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Alcohol education efforts evolve to make lasting impact on students

The University of Oregon has increased its alcohol education and prevention efforts in the past six years and aims to improve preventative efforts to have a greater effect on students. The UO substance abuse education and prevention policy has expanded in the past six years to provide more services to …

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UOPD will gain semi-auto rifles, Tasers and a bomb sniffing-dog

The University of Oregon Police Department officers will soon have access to semi-automatic “patrol rifles” with high-capacity magazines. Officers will also be using Tasers that, when used, will activate body cams, according to an announcement Wednesday in a UO senate meeting. The department will also get a bomb-sniffing dog. The …

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Faculty senate aims to combat racist and sexist course evaluations

The university faculty senate is working to create less biased and more informative course evaluations through a targeted task force and increased student input. Last May, the University senate discovered sexist and racist correlations in the results of student course evaluations. Senate president Chris Sinclair appointed a task force to …

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The Street Faire is back until Friday

The student government’s Street Faire is back at UO until Friday at 6 p.m. Some rain showers dampened the tents and food trucks on Wednesday and more rain is expected throughout the week. Marc Winegarden, the owner of Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn, said that turn out will not suffer because …

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