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Provost Banavar hosts town hall on May 22, frequently cites lack of resources for UO’s problems

Jayanth Banavar, University of Oregon Provost, held a town hall May 22 in the Gerlinger Lounge. The town hall had no determined topic and was open to all UO faculty, staff, students and community members. Around 25 people showed up to Banavar’s town hall on Tuesday where topics ranged from …

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International students continue to find friendship and English language improvement through homestay program

The American English Institute (AEI) at the University of Oregon has provided different programs and services to international students since 1978. The institute’s homestay program has connected international students with host families since 1989. “The homestay program is designed to give our students a helping hand in adjusting to life …

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PeaceHealth bike share program officially began Tuesday

After launching on April 19, the PeachHealth Rides bike share program held an official launch event on Tuesday, where 20 people gathered outside the EMU Outdoor Program Bike and Rental Barn to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The PeaceHealth bike share program lets University of Oregon students, faculty and staff sign …

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UO outdoor program offers students a springtime adventure every weekend

The Outdoor Program is hosting several spring student-led outings every weekend this term. These trips are aimed toward beginners as far as expertise in the outdoors goes, and are relatively cheap (the most expensive upcoming trip is $25). Spring season outings include water-based activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, floating and …

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UO community can “Run with a Researcher” on April 14

The first of three Run with a Researcher events hosted by the University of Oregon this spring will take place on Saturday at 8 a.m. At this free, no-registration-necessary event, students can choose to run 4.5 miles or walk 3.1 miles with a UO researcher. Participants will meet at the …

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Annual Global Health Conference looks to bring awareness of women’s role in global health issues

The University of Oregon will host the annual Western Regional Global Health Conference April 20 through 22. The conference is open to everyone and free for students with their ID. Tickets can be picked up at the UO ticketing office. The Global Health Club at UO is looking to start …

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Arts and Administration program not accepting new applicants, future of program still unclear

Since the reconfiguration of the College of Design last fall, students have been confused about whether the Arts and Administration (AAD) program will continue to run. According to the PPPM school’s webpage, “the Arts and Administration program, within the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, is not currently accepting …

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Alpha Chi Uber helps members not walk around alone

Two weeks ago, after a spike in armed robberies around campus, McKenna Sheridan started working on implementing a rideshare system for her sorority to make sure that no girl walks home by herself at night. The rideshare system is named Alpha Chi Uber, although this may change depending on whether …

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Campaign to raise awareness for pediatric cancer will host final event on Thursday

A competitive public relations team at the University of Oregon is wrapping up its campaign, which advocates for better pediatric cancer treatments, on Thursday after four months of events. The “Duck With Purpose: Dream It. Do It. With Purpose” Campaign is the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s Bateman Competition …

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Black Student Union and Center for Student Involvement will host “Black Greek 101”

On Wednesday, March 14, the Black Student Union and the Center for Student Involvement will be hosting “Black Greek 101.” The event is an informational conference about historically African American fraternities and sororities. It is a free event, and participants should go to the Redwood Auditorium in the EMU at …

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Warrior Sisters holds women’s self defense training in Eugene

Warrior Sisters is a Eugene-based organization that offers women’s self-defense and training classes twice a week. Warrior Sisters was started by a group of women that used to work in rape crisis centers. They saw a gap in women’s verbal and physical defense training that was caused by classes being …

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PACG: The future of college eSports

Imagine a sport played by millions of amateurs, thousands of college students and dozens of professionals. Universities recruit players and offer scholarships. The sport’s most recent world championship brings in a $4.6 million prize pool. It’s not football or basketball — but a PC game called League of Legends. And …

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Duck Nest to host Imposter Syndrome Workshop Feb. 26

The Duck Nest Wellness Center is holding an Imposter Syndrome Workshop at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the EMU room 041. The Duck Nest is catering this event to students who have ever felt like they are not “smart enough” for their campus climate, according to the event’s Facebook …

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UO ranks 12th in Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

On Wednesday, the Peace Corps released their 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, in which the University of Oregon ranked 12th. The UO has been among top ranking universities for over a decade — 1,311 students have served in the Peace Corps since 1961, when the agency was established. …

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Climate Justice League stages “die-in” protest in the EMU

About 35 people participated in a “die-in” next to the O Desk in the EMU at 11:30 this morning to protest UO’s lack of action for climate change. The campaign is called “CAP the Carbon.” The group, called the University of Oregon Climate Justice League’s (CJL), included students who wore …

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New Student Conflict Resolution Center looks to be a “first step” for students in need

Are you looking for help with resolving conflicts? There’s a new program on campus dedicated to just that. The Student Conflict and Resolution Center (SCRC) is a new program at the University of Oregon. It “serves to facilitate positive change by transforming conflict into opportunity,” according to its mission statement. …

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National Weather Service forecasts record-tying lows, chance of snow next week

After mostly sunny days the past two weeks, it’s about to get cold. The National Weather Service forecasts that starting Saturday night through Wednesday, Eugene temperatures will stay under 43 degrees. Chances of snow showers starting on Sunday and through Monday will accompany the low-20-degree night-time weather. Snow is most …

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Here are some events you can attend for Black History Month this February

Black History Month occurs every February and is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the history, accomplishments and cultures of black Americans. In observance, the University of Oregon hosts several events throughout the month that offer opportunities for attendees to dive into lessons and conversations with experts, academics, and artists about …

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LGBTQA3 Alliance’s annual drag show raises money for transgender youth summer camp

Saturday wasn’t University of Oregon student Jane Kissinger’s first time seeing a drag show, but she was excited to see student drag queens perform. For her, the LGBTQA3 Alliance at the UO — which hosted the show — gives her a chance to be herself. “My hometown is very rural …

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Preview: The LGBTQA3 Alliance is holding its annual drag show on Saturday

Cornell Hardiman is a drag queen in Eugene, and he’s been performing in drag shows at the University of Oregon since the EMU Amphitheatre used to be “a grassy knoll with a trail through it.” Hardiman remembers that in the early 2000s, he and a group of about seven others …

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League of Legends club hopes to gain momentum on campus

Tim Peckham remembers being two years old and playing Super Mario 64. He’s been playing video games ever since then and is now the president of the League of Legends club at the University of Oregon. The “League” club at UO is growing. After losing many members last year, Peckham …

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Measure 101 tax on hospitals and other healthcare providers passes

Voters said “yes” to Measure 101 on Tuesday night with over 765,000 ballots counted in early returns. Measure 101 was upheld with 61.43% of voters approving it. Measure 101 approves a tax on hospitals and other healthcare providers, and is used to fund healthcare for low-income Oregonians. It was approved …

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Safe Ride aims to make University of Oregon transportation safer

Safe Ride is an assault-prevention shuttle that was founded in 1985 to address the increasing epidemic of sexual assault, specifically on college campuses, according to Safe Ride Director of Operations Zoë Wong. One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the …

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Ever wonder where food on campus comes from? Here’s a look at the UO central kitchen.

If you’re a student at the University of Oregon who chooses to dine on campus, chances are you haven’t given much thought as to where your food comes from. Or maybe you assume that it was made at whatever dining venue you got it from, such as the Dux Bistro, …

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Global Scholars Hall Government hosts Silent Disco

Global Scholars’ Great Room looked like a rave on Tuesday night with laser lights and students jumping up and down to the beat — except that the entire room was silent. The room was so quiet that someone walking by wouldn’t have even known there was a party inside if …

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Student protesters can’t receive legal help from UO with their conduct code violation charges

Students protesters charged with violating the conduct code say they are being turned away from the University of Oregon’s student legal counseling. Some of the 13 students who were charged after protesters interrupted UO President Michael Schill’s Oct. 6 State of the University speech say they were told that receiving …

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A brand new Bean, renovations worth the construction disruption

The University of Oregon Housing, Residence Life and Facilities Departments held a town hall for Bean East residents on Thursday in response to resident concerns with disruptions caused by the Bean West construction. Bean West renovations started the summer of this year and will continue through late fall of 2018. …

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Veterans Appreciation Week honors student veterans, but is it enough?

Veterans Appreciation Week honored student veterans on campus this week. Although the week featured a variety of events, the university environment is lacking inclusiveness, according to many event organizers and student veterans. The Veterans Program puts on events because the organization believes that student veterans matter, and so do their …

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Veterans Appreciation Week will conclude with a ceremony on Friday

To honor student veterans, the University of Oregon partnered with the Veterans Program, the Veteran and Family Student Association (VFSA) and the University President’s Office for the annual Veterans Appreciation Week. The week will conclude with a “Unity of Commitment” ceremony honoring all student veterans in the Gerlinger Lounge at …

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UO community leaders respond to conduct code violations: “cease the punitive measures”

Correction: This article previously reported that the UO Student Collective had written the letter to President Michael Schill, when in fact the letter was signed by leaders of the University of Oregon Senate, the GTTF, United Academics and the ASUO. On Monday, a letter signed by various entities released a letter …

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