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Video: Ducks on 2017 tuition hike

The Emerald interviews students on their feelings regarding the tuition hike, in and around the EMU.

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Decklar: Feminism damages body images

Think “feminism.” Think “body image.” What do you see? You may see a woman who covers her body with the sole purpose of modesty. You may hear the thoughts of a woman who is confident in her body, but not her sexuality. According to the media, women must be thin …

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Decklar: Hillary Clinton robs true feminism

When Hillary Clinton snagged the Democratic presidential nomination, many “feminists” roared with victory. As the presidential race draws to a close, Clinton’s slight lead is exciting these “feminists,” but why are they praising the win of a woman who is not fighting for everyone? Feminism stands for the rights of …

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Decklar: Defining sexual assault and harassment

What happened to me on the bus was not “20 minutes of action,” as Stanford sex offender Brock Turner’s father might say, or even “locker room talk,” as Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump defined sexual harassment and assault.

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EMU food vendors criticized for lack of green products

With the rapid addition of food vendors in the Erb Memorial Union, readily compostable products have had a slow start. Student Mike Schwentner, a member of the Zero Waste Program, a group dedicated to creating sustainable choices around campus, says that EMU vendors are producing too much waste and students need to …

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OSPIRG turns its renewable energy campaign’s attention from state to local politics

University of Oregon’s Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group lobbied at Oregon’s capitol for cleaner energy sources in early February. Their campaign urges electric companies in the state to stop using coal-fired resources in their electric supply by 2040 with House Bill 4036, according to Renewables Coordinator Caitlin Feely. “You walk around at …

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GTFs rally for “a fair day’s pay without delay”

A year after rallying for a living wage, the University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows are still on average a couple hundred dollars short of making ends meet. “We were guaranteed a living wage last year, but that hasn’t happened,” Political Science GTF Malori Musselman said. About 30 members of …

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EMU is cleared after gas leak forces evacuation

The EMU was evacuated at approximately 2:15 today after a construction lift bumped into the building’s gas main outside the Craft Center, according to Mark Butler, senior project manager for Lease Crutcher Lewis. The building is now clear. “With live gas, you have to take action,” said Butler. Josh Shields, Lease …

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UO President Michael Schill to address tenure workload issue at BOT meetings

University of Oregon President Michael Schill will discuss whether non-tenure track faculty will stay or go with the UO Board of Trustees this week, according to the Register-Guard. Non-tenure track faculty employment has increased in some departments, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, even as enrollment in the …

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Columbia CEO Tim Boyle donates $10 million to UO zebrafish research

Tim Boyle, University of Oregon alumnus and Columbia Sportswear CEO, donated $10 million for UO research that includes fish breeding and zebrafish genomics, the UO announced. The Columbia Sporstwear CEO’s $10 million will bring and expand new equipment to the research. The gift will mainly fund the UO’s aquatic animal …

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UO seeking nomineees for senate, committee seats

Candidates can now self-nominate themselves for a place in the UO Senate, Committees and other elected positions. According to Around The O, provost Scott Coltrane and Senate President Randy Sullivan posted a message to the UO community, asking for help with the nomination process in “shaping the future for the University of …

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Access Shuttle routing system makes transportation service less accessible

The free transportation service for people with accessibility needs has created a new routing system, and many who need the University of Oregon Access Shuttle said the route refuses to accommodate them. Before the change, freshman Abdullah Alshabanah could call the Access Shuttle’s number and driver Vickie Peterson would put …

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Fraternity men rise with women against sexual assault

Members of various fraternities said they rise with University of Oregon sorority Pi Beta Phi to combat sexual violence in a new video published Feb. 7. The video previewed the sorority’s Vagina Monologues event, where a number of women spoke about the feminine experience on Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in …

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Philosophy professor makes statement against lack of representation

Philosophy professor Naomi Zack had two minutes to respond to receiving the University of Oregon Martin Luther King Jr. award honoring those excelling within diversity, inclusion and equity. “At present there are only two full professors who are women of color throughout the entire University of Oregon. I am one …

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UO hires Trisha Burnett as chief auditor

University of Oregon President Michael Schill named Trisha Burnett as the new chief auditor for the UO Office of Internal Audit, the university announced on Friday. “The chief auditor’s job is to help make sure the institution is running efficiently according to the budget,” UO spokesperson Laura McGinnis said. Burnett …

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UO Delta Upsilon and Delta Tau Delta now welcoming transgender men

Beginning this past January, the Delta Tau Delta fraternity announced on Twitter that it will be joining Delta Upsilon in accepting transgender men as members. DTD member Zach Lusby said the chapter’s national policy does not discriminate against men based on their race, sexual orientation or gender. “One of the driving …

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PIKE fraternity makes its way back to UO

Steve Prefontaine’s fraternity is making a return to the University of Oregon. Originally founded in 1931 at UO, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is striving to gain men who promote university leadership, Joey Romanczuk and Tyler Anderson, PIKE professional expansion consultants, said. Romanczuk said in 2011, UO PIKE was shut …

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UO reminds all students of Drug Free policy

In a required email sent to all University of Oregon addresses, Robin Holmes, vice president of Student Life, wrote that the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 exists to focus on “high-drinking and substance use.” Holmes said in the email that the Act requires all institutions with financial …

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After “low-key” winter recruitment FSL prepares for spring

Across the board, much of Fraternity and Sorority Life choose to prepare for the spring recruitment session during winter term, but some chapters are still offering spots in the rainy season. The only fraternity officially rushing this term is Delta Tau Delta. The chapter has already handed out many bids …

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Greek Leadership Academy brings leaders together communally

Brought to B’nai B’rith Camp in Lincoln City, Oregon, for one weekend, several leaders of the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life built relationships within the community in order to fulfill a common goal: success. The Greek Leadership Academy, an FSL leadership program for boards from chapters, the Panhellenic …

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UO student reports attempted robbery near campus

A man attempted to rob a female University of Oregon student yesterday at roughly 8 p.m. on Franklin Boulevard near Walnut Street, University of Oregon police announced shortly after the incident. The UO Campus Crime Alert sent an email to all UO students regarding the incident at around 10 p.m. …

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OSU discovers bones likely from a mammoth under Reser Stadium

An expansion of Oregon State University’s Valley Football Center led to a finding of colossal bones, likely from a mammoth, the university announced Tuesday. A worker digging up the north end zone of Reser Stadium for the Valley Football Center project stopped working when they saw the femur of the bone, …

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UO Martin Luther King Jr. award winner “embarrassed” upon attribution

Naomi Zack, a University of Oregon philosophy professor, said she was “embarrassed” to be one of six to receive the UO Martin Luther King Jr. award on Jan. 20, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. “The absence of African-American senior faculty in what presents itself as a world-class research …

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Statue of “The Duck” will be placed on campus this weekend

The University of Oregon will place an 8-foot-tall, bronze statue of its Duck mascot in front of the Ford Alumni Center on Saturday morning, the university announced Thursday. The 1,000-pound statue will be located between the alumni center and Matthew Knight Arena. The dedication will take place at 11:30 a.m., …

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UO gives up $3.4 million marketing campaign for academics and research

Focusing on research and academic goals, the University of Oregon dropped its three-year, $3.4 million contract with marketing agency 160over90 on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the Register-Guard. 160over90 reinvented the UO’s website and launched a campaign centered around a value of curiosity, all in a first step to raise …

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Flux Magazine lays platform for community diversity discussion

Two hours of a community discussion on Jan. 7, offered an opportunity for conversation about inclusivity within journalism. “It’s tracking the way institutionalized racism is built into the field of journalism itself,” Carl Bybee, University of Oregon School of Journalism professor said. The event, sponsored by Flux Magazine and the …

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SOJC searches for new dean to spark new era

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication is working to find a leader “who can usher the school into a new era of opportunity and transformation in teaching, research and professional creative work,” according to the SOJC website. Serving as chief academic and administrative officer for the SOJC, the …

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More food options open as EMU renovation continues

As winter break comes to a close, the Erb Memorial Union will continue its renovation and expansion project, causing some programs to relocate and offering more of a food selection for people to dig into. New to the food court winter term is Joe’s Burgers, Chipotle and Subway, alongside Starbucks …

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OSU’s Phi Delta Theta suspended after drunken toga party

Corvallis filed charges against Oregon State University’s Phi Delta Theta after a toga party involving alcohol last week, according to the Register-Guard. The fraternity is opposing 39 counts both of furnishing alcohol to minors and hosting a party for minors, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times.  A police report said two women were …

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Tree topples into Fenton Hall

High winds pushed a California Incense Cedar onto Fenton Hall at 1 a.m. on Thursday, communications specialist Laura McGinnis said. The University of Oregon is working to estimate the number in damages, but McGinnis said the first step is to examine the building. “The plan is to inspect the damage,” …

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