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Lane County responds to growing mental health crisis, increases resources

More people in Lane County are needing and seeking out help for mental health related challenges. That’s according to recent data from both Lane County and the University of Oregon. And with five adolescent suicides already in 2018 — the annual average is seven –– Lane County is responding. Lane …

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UO, Knight Science Campus receives $10 million gift from L. Lokey

University of Oregon benefactor Lorry Lokey pledged $10 million on Tuesday to the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, which broke ground on March 2, according to an article from Around the O, a university blog. The money will go towards five faculty chair positions for the campus, …

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Two businesses near campus robbed at gunpoint

Two businesses near campus were robbed at gunpoint this weekend. On March 2, at 11:45 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue. On March 3, at 9:06 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at Subway at 1720 W. 18th Avenue.   Two …

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AcademicsHousingNews

Native American residential community Kalapuya Ilihi aims to improve community, retention for Native students

Located within the University of Oregon’s newest dorm, Kalapuya Ilihi, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community aims to educate a close group of students about Native American history and culture. An Academic Residential Community (ARC) is a space that students can apply to live in when they …

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HousingNews

Students feeling all washed up dealing with campus laundry rooms

While listening to music and doing laundry in the McClain wing of Hamilton Hall one day, freshman Tre Garnett heard a suspicious splashing noise. When he and his hallmate turned to look, they noticed a bubbly puddle forming on the ground that was quickly traced back to the pipe that …

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UO will decide on canceling classes or not early Wednesday morning due to snow

A winter weather advisory warning was issued for South Willamette Valley at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday night and will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts that a possible one to three inches of snow could accumulate overnight, with temperatures at a low of 29 …

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The honors problem: Extra tuition and high dropout rates in the Clark Honors College

Incoming students at the Robert D. Clark Honors College typically look forward to having small class sizes, building relationships with professors and working with students who are academically driven. But between the cost and the time commitment, the honors college may not be worth it for some students. For freshman …

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AcademicsASUONews

University Lobby Day presents opportunity to discuss funding with state legislators

The annual University Lobby Day will take place at the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, Feb. 15. All seven public universities in Oregon will be lobbying on that day. The day-long event is a chance for students, alumni and faculty to promote the University of Oregon, meet with …

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Teaching and Learning Center to undergo reorganization, move to multiple different halls across campus

Located in the basement of the Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, the Teaching Learning Center is a place for students to come to for advising, tutoring and workshops. Several programs are located in TLC. These include Pathway Oregon, Trio SSS, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services and the Undergraduate Support …

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ASUONews

Tuition forum let students learn about rising tuition, vent frustrations

The ASUO hosted an open student forum on Tuesday concerning tuition and fees in the EMU Ballroom of the University of Oregon. The forum was intended to invite student input about tuition-related issues. It included a presentation of budget and cost information about UO, as well as miniature discussions where …

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Construction Disruption: A breakdown of the bigger construction projects on campus

Walking down the quad off 13th avenue, you’re going to hit construction. The first sign is the noise — the drilling, hammering and beeping of excavating vehicles. The next sign is two fences, one metal and one neon orange plastic, guarding the construction zone. The third is the giant hole …

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UO hosts annual employee awards ceremony for the Outstanding Employee Award

About 100 people gathered in the ballroom of the University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center on Nov. 28, to congratulate and celebrate the 12 recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Employee Award. Every year, UO’s Human Resources department awards faculty who exemplify the mission of the University of Oregon’s Outstanding Employee …

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Pedestrian struck by car in crosswalk near 13th and Patterson

At around 11:30 a.m. a car struck a female pedestrian while walking through the crosswalk across East 13th Avenue three blocks away from campus. She was struck by a grey Nissan SUV. The driver was driving south on Patterson Street and turning left. The driver failed to see the pedestrian, …

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New Digital Humanities minor could combine literary culture with modern technology

On Nov. 13, the University of Oregon announced that a new digital humanities minor will soon be available to students. The purpose of the minor is to combine “literary culture” with technology, according to the English department’s website. Given that this generation of students has grown up with technology, the …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Jewish Greek community at UO continues to grow

Last spring, a new Jewish chapter, the fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu, colonized at the University of Oregon. It is aiming towards a charter for fall 2018. Jewish Greek life has the ability to bring members closer together — their similar backgrounds give the members an opportunity to relate to each …

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[Updated] UO says it followed proper protocol in response to Sen. Wyden’s questions on sexual assault investigation

Update at Tuesday 4:40 p.m.:  On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Wyden responded to the Emerald’s request for comment saying that he is open to a conversation with UO President Michael Schill. “I love my alma mater and want to get this fixed as soon as possible – a goal that of …

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Students gather to support DREAM Act and DREAMers

Around 70 students and community members assembled in the EMU Amphitheater Thursday afternoon to advocate for the DREAM Act and its recipients known as “Dreamers.” The audience held signs with phrases such as “if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” The DREAM Act, according to the National Immigration Law …

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New Fraternity and Sorority Life Director aims to improve Greek life community

UO’s newest Fraternity and Sorority Life Director Caitlin Roberts sits at her desk in the FSL office, already at home in the position she has had for about six weeks. She smiles as she bounces her four-year old son, AJ, in her lap. The reason for Roberts’ hiring was that …

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Implicit bias workshops bring information, concern to UO campus

On Oct. 31, the University of Oregon announced that it is holding Implicit Bias workshops for faculty on campus. They are aimed to address and solve issues of implicit bias in faculty and staff. These workshops take place in October and November. They are coordinated by the Division of Equity …

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UO’s first Innovation Summit finds success among students, faculty and innovators

  Project design signs stood in the hallway of the EMU, displaying new ways to develop sports products such as snowboarding jackets, running leggings and adjustable kayak seats. Small, UO alumni-founded companies like ketchup company Red Duck Foods, showed off their products. Grad students displayed facial expression software and an …

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4 things students should know about January’s Measure 101 ballot

During the 2017 legislative session in early summer, lawmakers in Oregon approved a tax on hospitals and other health care providers. This tax is used to fund health care for low-income Oregonians, and it’s matched by federal dollars. Recently, Oregon Rep. Julie Parrish, a Republican from West Linn, along with …

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UO to host first Innovation Summit

With lights flashing, University of Oregon’s first ever Innovation Summit is kicking off. Designed to be a way to introduce students to creation, research and to encourage innovation, the Innovation Summit on Friday, Oct. 27 will be filled with different activities and panels all over campus as a highlight to …

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Freshmen Live-on Requirement Update

With fall term already well underway, new students are adapting to life on campus amid strenuous new classes and extracurricular activities. This year, an even larger amount than usual are adjusting; a predicted 90 percent of freshmen are living on campus, in comparison to last year’s 80 percent. The increase …

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