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Public art forum brings together students and faculty to discuss intellectual freedom and artistic expression

Adriene Lim is the Dean of Libraries at the UO, and she thinks that the question of whether or not to keep the murals in Knight Library isn’t a black and white issue. “We stand for intellectual freedom,” said Lim. “But we also stand for social justice and social responsibility, …

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Protesters in Eugene’s Women’s March for Action sustain movement’s energy from last year

Courtney Holman is a first-year biology student at the UO, and she attended the Women’s March for Action in Eugene on Saturday, Jan. 20. This isn’t the first Women’s march that she’s attended, but for Holman, the Women’s march in Eugene is different. This year’s Women’s march in Eugene was …

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Eugene will hold a Women’s March for Action on Saturday, Jan. 20. Here’s what you need to know

Lin Woodrich was never political up until after the 2016 presidential election. She would go through her voter’s pamphlet, circle the candidates that she wanted and put it aside. She said that she would always trust that it would be fine. Now, she says that that’s not a possibility anymore. …

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Student Sustainability Center to hold fair Jan. 25

The Student Sustainability Center is holding a fair to get more University of Oregon students involved in the community’s “earth-loving” sustainability scene. The Student Sustainability Fair will be located in the Crater Lake North and South rooms of the ERB Memorial Union on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 …

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New Oregon laws include bottle tax increase, new vehicle registration fees and gas pumping laws

The Oregon state legislator is laying down new laws that started on Jan. 1, so watch out for some of them that are likely to affect University of Oregon students — especially drivers, smokers and beverage drinkers. Here are some new laws in Oregon that you should know: Bottle Tax …

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Fifteen freshmen initiate effort to take down a mural they consider racist in Knight Library

Fifteen first-year University of Oregon students are spearheading an effort to petition the University of Oregon to remove a mural that they believe to be racist, located in the Knight Library. Francesca Smith is the leader of the group, and she first learned about the mural when a graduate instructor …

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After a decade of effort, UO creates new minor in leadership

The UO’s College of Education is offering a new minor in leadership, called Leadership + Administrative Skills, after a decade of work on the program. The college’s Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) department designed the minor for undergraduate students planning to pursue leadership roles in education or social services. …

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Marbury appointed to VP for student life

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has appointed Kevin Marbury to the permanent position of vice president for student life, according to a Tuesday student email announcement. Instead of performing an external search for a new vice president, President Schill decided to appoint Marbury, the current interim vice president, to …

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Why do upperclassmen live on campus?

When Jeremy Williams transferred from Chemeketa Community College to the University of Oregon as a sophomore, he wanted to live in the dorms because of their proximity to campus. According to UO Admissions, 14 percent of sophomores lived on campus in 2016, while 77 percent of freshmen lived on campus. …

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Student petitions for UO to remove allegedly racist mural in Knight Library

University of Oregon student Francesca Smith is petitioning the UO to remove a mural from the west side of Knight Library. The mural is titled “The Mission of a University.” Smith draws issue with this phrase on the mural: “It means conservation and betterment not merely of our national resources …

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University of Oregon hopes to purchase a parking lot to expand Knight Campus

The Register-Guard reported today that the University of Oregon is hoping to purchase a city-owned parking lot to expand the neighboring Knight research campus. The parking lot is immediately north of the planned Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact along Franklin Boulevard. The proposal surprised Eugene city councilors …

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The UO student guide to parking on campus

In October of 2015, Journalism Instructor Kathryn Kuttis started a hashtag with her three-hundred-student media professions class — #IPayForItButThey. The campaign originally started to create community among students but turned into an effort to fix problems with UO parking, especially parking availability. “Parking happens to be something that we all …

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OSPIRG helps create plan to guide universities toward 100 percent renewable energy

When UO student Will Northington joined OSPIRG, the sophomore was not expecting to lead the group’s press conference on renewable energy in his first week. “It was intimidating at first, but I was really excited to jump right in with both feet,” he said. Oregon Students Public Interest Research Group …

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Downtown Eugene Dog Ban Expires Nov. 1

This chilly November, the dog days of Eugene will return. Dogs will be allowed in downtown Eugene when a ban on dogs expires on Nov. 1, almost seven months after it went into effect on April 10, 2017. The Register-Guard reported that members of the Eugene City Council intended for …

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Experimental course called ‘Black Lives Matter and American Democracy’ is coming to UO

Police brutality. American democracy. The politics of protest. Black Lives Matter. Next term, students interested in these topics can enroll in a new course called “Black Lives Matter and American Democracy,” a new upper-division political science course at the University of Oregon. UO associate professor Debra Thompson will be teaching …

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Freshmen “pleasantly surprised” by Get Explicit 101

When freshman UO student Zarina Rogers showed up to a required seminar on sexual assault, called Get Explicit 101, it was the first week on campus and she was dreading spending time in a workshop. But once the program started, she eventually warmed up to it. She said she was …

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