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Special report reveals more oversight needed on research affairs

Last month, a special committee appointed by the University of Oregon Senate and the President Michael Gottfredson released a special report that reviewed the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The report uncovered inconsistencies in policies, lack of communication throughout offices and departments and an overall insufficient amount of oversight …

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Broken sewer line closes part of Mill street between 12th and 13th Avenues

A broken sewer line on Mill street between 12th and 13th avenue has caused the area to be temporary blocked off. Crew members are currently working on the issue but  according to Anthony Rutter from Ready Rooter & Chapman Plumbing company, it may take until 3 a.m. to get everything cleared …

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UO online education looking at expansion possibilities

Wish that 8 a.m. class was available online? That day may come soon. The University of Oregon is currently working on an initiative to facilitate more online courses, certificates and degree developments. About 4,000 students crossed over to the digital classroom by taking at least one of the 60 different …

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UO faculty are tapped out after earning some of the lowest salaries in the AAU

Under the glare of fluorescent light in her office, Anne Laskaya slouches over her desk. Pages of medieval literature are scattered all over her work space. The associate English professor ends her week the same way she has for the past 30 years she’s been at the University of Oregon — …

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UO students help get Eugene at-risk and homeless youth to the ‘Next Gear’

During the Friday afternoon rush, University of Oregon students head out on a 5-mile bicycle ride with Eugene at-risk and homeless youth. Their goal: kicking each other into the “next gear” of community engagement and physical fitness. The Next Gear Bike Club was designed to be a mentorship program with …

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UO’s academic plan beleaguered by lack of funding

The University of Oregon is retooling its plan for the future. Since its inception under former provost Jim Bean, the UO’s academic plan has served as a road map toward establishing and achieving the university’s goals. The draft composed in 2009 included achieving and sustaining excellence within the American Association of …

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Board of Higher Education meets to discuss transition of OUS

The State Board of Higher Education met today, January 10, 2014, to discuss upcoming changes within the Oregon University System when the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State University adopt a new model of independent governance on July 1. A preliminary report on Shared Services presented by Eastern …

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Student jobs on campus plan to expand and look for additional employees

As the University of Oregon continues to grow in both population and programs, it will rely heavily on its student infrastructure. According to UO Human Resource Data and Compliance Coordinator Kerry Davis, that means more student jobs. About 3,600 students worked on campus in 2012 — an increase from the …

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Student clubs must wait to get recognized as official ASUO groups

Have an idea to start up a new club on campus? While the application may be quick and simple, the process to get officially ASUO recognized could leave you waiting in the cold. To become officially recognized, programs must meet twice each month for no less than six months. They …

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Gottfredson reflects on past year and begins plans for the rest of the academic year

President Michael Gottfredson reached out to University of Oregon faculty and staff in a letter released on Wednesday morning, congratulating them on a “remarkable” 2013 and outlining his plan for the remainder of the academic year. “As we begin a new year and a new academic term, I am impressed by …

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