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Back in session: law students meet their new Dean

Marcilynn Burke limits herself to one cup of coffee a day — one large cup. After all, being Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law is no easy task. One way she deals with those stresses is her enjoyment of the arts. She said she would never quit …

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Nobel Prize winner set to join UO faculty

The University of Oregon announced Tuesday morning that David Wineland, a 2012 Nobel Prize winner, will join the university in this fall. Wineland comes from the University of Colorado Boulder where he is an adjoint professor of physics. He will join UO’s physics department as a Knight Research Professor. In addition …

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Triple digit temperatures set to take a toll on UO buildings

The University of Oregon is preparing for this week’s blistering forecast by asking buildings to take certain precautions. Some departments and units will struggle with the heat more than others. Temperatures in Eugene will peak on Wednesday, rising as high as 108 degrees according to Weather.com. Those without air conditioning …

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UO ranks in top 10 of another sexual health survey

The University of Oregon is once again ranked in the top 10 most sexually healthy universities in the country. STDtestexpress, an online clinic focused on providing easy, affordable STD tests is releasing its top 25 healthiest colleges and universities. UO came in at number 8, four spots lower than on …

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Union protests discrimination of University Health Center employees

About 20 SEIU members marched in front of the University Health Center Thursday afternoon. They carried signs calling for a change in the treatment of health center employees, a battle that has taken place for years and was aired publicly in a letter earlier this week. “We are standing up …

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Board of Trustees reduces tuition increase to 6.56 percent

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees, minus three who could not be present at the meeting, unanimously approved to reduce the amount in-state undergraduate students will pay next year. The Board approved a 10.6 percent increase in March as a result of no increased state funding for higher education. …

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Former Duck temporarily heading U.S. Census Bureau

Last week, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce named Dr. Ron Jarmin as the interim leader of the U.S Census Bureau. The former director, John Thompson, retired on Friday, prompting Jarmin’s promotion. Because the position is normally presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed, Jarmin’s leadership is limited to the “non-exclusive functions and …

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University spent $23,000 to determine fate of Deady and Dunn Halls

The University of Oregon spent $23,397.29 commissioning the historical report on Frederic Dunn and Matthew Deady, documents show. Three historians worked on the 34-page report released last August. The team of historians included David Alan Johnson, professor of history at Portland State University; Quintard Taylor, professor of history at University …

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Update: New state funding could alleviate in-state tuition increase

In-state students may see a tuition increase reprieve if state lawmakers decide to push $70 million across the table to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission this year. The HECC voted down a 10.6 percent tuition increase for Oregon residents last month before approving the hike weeks later. Despite student protests …

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Man breaks into, steals UOPD patrol car

An unidentified man stole a UOPD patrol car early Wednesday morning. The car was recovered about an hour later at 4:30 a.m., but UOPD is still searching for the suspect. According to UOPD, the car was left running in front of a University of Oregon building on Walnut Street. The …

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UO ranked worst school in country for viewpoint diversity: report

The University of Oregon — well known for its liberal student body — is ranked the worst major college in the U.S. for viewpoint diversity, according to a new report from the Heterodox Academy. UO sits at the bottom of the list of 152 schools with enough information to compile a score. …

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Weekly news wrap-up: Requiem for a Domino’s

Today is Saturday, June 3. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Emerson Malone and Senior News Editor Max Thornberry talk about the Unthank-ful new dormitory name; how UO is starting to address IT issues on campus …

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“It is necessary”: Here’s what you need to know about the tuition increase

The state of Oregon is facing a $1.6 billion deficit. It has not been responsive to requests by universities for increased funding. Last November University of Oregon President Michael Schill, along with the presidents of Oregon’s six other public universities, wrote a letter to legislators requesting $100 million for higher …

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President Schill delivers nomination to replace Cedar Hall to Board of Trustees

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has nominated DeNorval Unthank Jr. as the namesake for Cedar Hall, formerly Dunn Hall, according to university representatives. Schill delivered his nomination to the Board of Trustees in a memo on Tuesday. “Based on historical records and information gathered on these four inspiring individuals, a meeting …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: SOJC budget, ASUO on tuition and Alex Tizon

It is Saturday, May 20. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Max Thornberry and Franziska Monahan discuss the week’s biggest stories: The SOJC announced a budget plan for 2017-18 that will save approximately $500,000; the HECC denied UO’s 10.6 percent increase …

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Model refugee tent draws interest from campus community

One University of Oregon student group is inviting students to experience what life in a refugee tent is like. The tent, in the lawn between Condon Hall and Chapman Hall, is complete with a bedroll, cookware and study materials. It’s open for students to explore. No Lost Generation is one of the …

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SOJC announces 2017-18 budget plan; faculty cuts account for $400,000

Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication Juan-Carlos Molleda has finalized the plan to balance the school’s budget. The SOJC has been working with the Office of Provost and Academic Affairs to balance its budget, according to an email sent by the dean to students on Wednesday. The school …

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UO websites will be down for maintenance Tuesday morning

Starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, University of Oregon websites will be temporarily unavailable. The UO homepage will be the first site closed for rolling maintenance, according to Around the O. In total, about 150 websites will be offline for approximately 30 minutes between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. …

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Happy Mother’s Day from NASU: The Native American Student Union’s annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow

Hundreds of people flooded Mac Court for two days of singing, dancing and community building at the 49th annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow, hosted by the University of Oregon Native American Student Union. The event welcomed Native Americans and non-Natives alike, allowing everyone to take part in Native American culture. …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Tuition hike begone!

Today is Saturday, May 13. Here are the biggest stories from this week: the proposed 10.6-percent tuition hike was voted down in Salem; the four finalists for the renaming of Cedar Hall (formerly Dunn Hall) have been announced; and the Portland Senior Experience has been suspended for the School of …

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Final four candidates for Dunn Hall renaming announced

The committee to rename Cedar Hall — formerly Dunn Hall — delivered the final list of names to University of Oregon President Michael Schill on Wednesday. The names were announced in the university’s official blog on Wednesday afternoon. Schill said candidates should be individuals who made significant contributions to UO or the …

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In Her Shoes event sees women and men walking in heels to raise awareness about domestic violence, hosted by AXO

Around 150 students gathered in the EMU Amphitheater in the Sunday sun. Men donned high heels and everyone danced to Beyoncé. Alpha Chi Omega hosted the third annual In Her Shoes event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. Participants walked a mile around the University of Oregon …

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University signs understanding with Native tribes

The nine federally recognized Native Tribes of Oregon and the University of Oregon signed a memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon in the university’s Many Nations Longhouse. UO and the tribes have been working on the understanding for the last three years. “I believe this is a historic day for UO …

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Carnival offers international students taste of domestic culture

The International Student Association is hosting a carnival and giving away cotton candy in front of Knight Library. The carnival is part of I-Week. “We wanted to do something fun that would get everybody instantly involved,” Derek Bishop, director of International Week said. “We thought a carnival was good because, …

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International Student Association gives away bubble tea

International Week kicked off with free small bubble tea in the EMU amphitheater. As soon as the table was set up, a line stretched into the 13th Avenue and University Street intersection. Every day this week, the International Student Association will host at least one event to “integrate international and …

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The Solidarity Project starts conversations about sexual assault

Kneeling on a plank to protect her jeans from the muddy grass, Adriana Austin scrawls a message of hope for survivors of sexual assault. The Solidarity Project offers students at the University of Oregon a chance to do the same. “I stopped by because I think there’s not a lot …

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UO’s highly-ranked special education program sets example for other schools

The University of Oregon has the third best special education program in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Following 14 years of unsung fame, top universities are starting to sit up and take notice. On April 13, a task force from Stanford University landed in Eugene to …

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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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White nationalists visit UO; don’t find any support

About 100 students came out to see two white nationalists in front of the EMU on Thursday morning. Jimmy Marr and an associate who only gave his first name, Chad, came to the University of Oregon campus to, “represent white nationalism in its true form and sense,” Chad said. “We …

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Faculty union wants to open a dialogue with President Schill

The University of Oregon community can send a postcard to their president this week. United Academics, the faculty union, is running a postcard campaign, asking students, staff and faculty to fill out cards that will be passed on to UO President Michael Schill. Every campus member has a card option. …

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