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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: UO takes the romance out of languages, UO For You wins a one-slate race

News reporter Max Thornberry joins Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone to go over this week’s most pressing stories: how the university’s proposed faculty cuts will hurt the Department of Romance Languages; the new sexual assault reporting policy gets passed by the Faculty Senate and UO For …

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Goodbye Instructor. Hello Research: Faculty cut to make room for research

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that 31 non-tenured faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences were not renewed. The correct number is 21 non-tenured faculty members and 10 staff members. Twenty-one non-tenured faculty members and 10 staff members in the College of Arts and Sciences …

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Podcast: Winter term news wrap-up

The biggest University of Oregon news stories from winter 2017 term are unearthed and recapitulated by senior news reporter Max Thornberry in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. These stories include: why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech ended early; the tuition increase affecting all students starting fall 2017; UO student dining …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: A&AA’s new name, law school’s new dean, Lane County’s new smoking law

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the three biggest stories from week ten of winter term: The university faculty senate voted on Wednesday to rename and restructure the School of Architecture and Allied Arts to the “College …

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Duck Days attracts prospects near and far

Duck Days attracted people far and wide as every available spot was filled Friday afternoon. Students and their families milled around the EMU Green, visiting tables set up by an array of campus groups. The campus recruiting program is designed to bring high school juniors and seniors to campus. Friday’s was …

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University announces new law school dean

Provost Scott Coltrane announced Marcilynn Burke as the next of the University of Oregon School of Law. The announcement was made in an email to UO student email accounts. Burke is replacing Michael Moffitt, who announced he will step down from the position on July 1, 2017. Burke will join …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Trump takes action on Juliana v. United States, and student Duck Store shoplifting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: the Trump administration’s calls to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision to move Juliana v. United to federal trial; there’ve been 15 cases of …

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Podcast: Weekly wrap-up: Tuition spikes, GPA inflation and our interview with Mike Watt

In this weekly wrap-up, Associate News Editor Max Thornberry explains why everyone will be paying so much to attend the University of Oregon next year and talks about Will Campbell’s exploration of inflated grades. Test out the Emerald Grade Tracker here. Arts and Culture Editor Craig Wright recaps his interview …

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Podcast: What to expect from today’s Board of Trustees Meeting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast producer Emerson Malone outline what to expect during today’s Board of Trustees meeting. The proposed 10.6 percent tuition hike for next year, another round of non-tenure-track-faculty cuts, mandatory first-year residency for freshmen and an ASUO-led …

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Board of Trustees to vote on 10.6 percent tuition increase Thursday afternoon

The Board of Trustees, University of Oregon’s governing body, will decide whether tuition costs for in-state students will increase by 10.6 percent during a meeting this Thursday. This week’s meeting is split up over two days. Following reports, the board will discuss the president’s recommendation to increase tuition and fees. …

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UO to lay off approximately 75 faculty members

University of Oregon is preparing to lay off roughly 75 people, according to a report from the president of the faculty union. United Academics, the labor union that represents UO faculty, said that the university’s plans are to reduce 25 positions in both the College of Arts and Science and College …

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DREAMer’s Working Group hosts info session on supporting DACA students

As the national debate on immigration and deportation leaves some undocumented students questioning their place on college campuses, groups at the University of Oregon are trying to reassure them that they are safe. Ellen Hawley McWhirter presented an overview of the challenges that undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals …

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[Update: restored] Power outage affects west side of campus

This post has been updated to include a list of the buildings that have lost power. Update: Power was restored to campus around 8 p.m. The west side of campus lost power Sunday evening around 6 p.m. Each building on campus has power routed to it by a distribution feeder …

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Podcast: News Wrap-up: Dining hall workers lose their lunch, Senator Wyden sits down with the Emerald

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest stories from Feb. 19-24. Senior News Reporter Andy Field explains the point system for dining halls and Associate News Editor Will Campbell sits down with Senator Ron Wyden. In a special look ahead at next week, …

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Podcast: News Wrap-up: Schill pauses protest policy, Bean Hall remodel and Breitbart runs ads for UO

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest stories from Feb. 10-17. Associate news editor Max Thornberry recaps the state of a proposed protest policy, arts and culture writer Frankie Lewis assures us that Bean Hall has no relation to prisons — besides looking …

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UO accounting instructor passes away

Bruce Darling, an accounting instructor at the University of Oregon, has passed away, according to an email sent to his students this morning. The head of accounting, Angela Davis, sent the email this morning at 9:36 a.m., about 20 minutes before Wednesday’s class started. “I walked into class and there …

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Time, place and manner policy put on hold

President Michael Schill told University Faculty Senate leadership Tuesday morning that he will be placing the proposed Time, Place and Manner and Protection of Free Speech Policy on hold. The original policy regulated the time, place and manner of protests students may hold in the future. Proponents of the policy said …

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Official UO advocate for undocumented students draws from life experience to assist students

Jane Irungu is passionate about education. She is passionate about education because, in part, she was discouraged from obtaining one. Now undocumented and international students at the University of Oregon will benefit from her struggle. Last week, Irungu was named the point person for undocumented students who might be approached …

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Podcast: News Wrap-up — tuition hike, a rally for solidarity and UOPD hates pizza

In this weekly news wrap-up from the Emerald Podcast Network, we cover the biggest news from Feb. 5-10. News editor Max Thornberry discusses the proposed tuition hike, news reporter Andrew Field tells us about “UO United” and we all pitch in on the pizza ban. This episode was produced by …

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President Schill announces potential 10.6 percent tuition hike

University of Oregon students can expect significant tuition increases next year. President Michael Schill announced that the Tuition Fees and Advisory Board has recommended increasing tuition by $21 a credit hour— or $945 a year— for all students. The TFAB is composed of students, administrators, faculty and staff members from UO. …

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Podcast: News Wrap-Up – flu outbreak, UO as a sanctuary campus, and China Night

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and news reporter Andy Field discuss the new time/place/manner policy that may affect student protests, the wave of influenza here on campus, efforts to protect undocumented students and more. This episode was produced by Emerson Malone. Listen to the episode …

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Podcast: What’s the deal with Deady Hall?

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Max Thornberry and Franziska Monahan discuss the latest news on the denaming of Deady Hall. They touch on the history of Matthew Deady and his connection to the University of Oregon, the criteria used in making the decision to dename, or not, …

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Climate change rally seeks to educate and draw attention

University of Oregon students planned a walkout and rally on the afternoon of Jan. 23 to stand up against newly-elected President Donald Trump’s staunch climate change denial stance. The event, planned to stretch from 1 to 3 p.m., shut down about 30 minutes early. Marley Griffiths, a UO freshman, heard about the …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Students search for solidarity on Inauguration Day

Around 25 students searched for solidarity Friday afternoon in front of Starbucks in the EMU. The unofficial rally was headed by a few members of the Graduate Teachers Fellowship Federation, but visitors from other groups stood in front of the group to share their own messages. “The idea for today was …

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Podcast: Inauguration Day on campus preview

Senior podcast editor Franziska Monahan and associate news editor Max Thornberry talk about the events that will be taking place on campus on Inauguration Day. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Knight Campus architecture team announced

The University of Oregon selected two architecture firms to begin designs on the $1 billion Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The announcement was made on the university’s blog Wednesday morning. Bora Architecture, based in Portland, Oregon, will work on the project with the New York based …

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A 29-year debt: The financial effect of the new EMU for decades to come

University of Oregon students who haven’t been born yet will continue to bear the cost of a $98 million EMU renovation project. Students will pay an extra $67 per term until 2043 to cover the cost of the improvements made to the EMU, according to project leaders. “One of the …

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Investigation concludes blackface costume violated university policy

An investigation led by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity concluded the blackface costume worn by Nancy Shurtz last Halloween violated university policy, according to an email from Provost Scott Coltrane. The UO hired a Portland-based law firm, Barran Liebman LLP, to investigate the legality of Shurtz’ actions, …

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Oregon governor’s budget released, higher education gets a small boost

**A previous version of this story said there was no increase for higher education in the proposed budget. Gov. Kate Brown released her proposal for the 2017-19 Oregon governor’s budget on Dec 1. The proposal shows a large increase for K-12 spending over the next two years. However, Brown’s proposed budget …

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