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The rec is UO's next step toward national leadership in sustainability

The University of Oregon hopes the new Student Recreation Center will receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification from the state of Oregon. If this happens, UO will be one step closer to its goal of becoming a national-leading green campus. LEED is a rating system for the design of …

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Campus tree plan keeps UO flora diverse and healthy

There are 4,000 trees on campus, and some have traveled hundreds of miles from other climates. These trees became a part of a local arboretum for landscape architecture and biology classes right on campus. Some hold historical significance, like the Yellow Buckeye, planted south of Lillis Hall. According to Jane …

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New Student Recreation Center open for students

For all University of Oregon students who decided 2015 will be the year to get fit and active, you are in luck. The Student Rec Center has officially re-opened after 12 years of planning and 16 months of construction. The $50 million facility was paid for completely by student fees. …

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Historic buildings on campus soon get makeover

University of Oregon’s campus needs about $15-25 million per year in maintenance to run efficiently, but in recent years, UO has only received between $4 to $5 million. Even worse, old structures on campus usually don’t conform to current codes, like seismic code, energy-efficiency code, or “comfort” code, which includes problems with …

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UO among schools with highest level of drug and alcohol violations, survey says

The University of Oregon ranks 24th of 7,000 U.S. schools with the most on-campus drug busts and 49th for most alcohol violations, according to a 2013 analysis by Rehab.com. The report was analyzed with the latest data available from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education for all …

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UO educators travel to Saudi Arabia for education reform

In early November, University of Oregon welcomed 21 members of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education at the College of Education on campus. The two-week visit provided Saudi educators an opportunity to examine the inclusive environment for students with disabilities at UO, according to Valerie Close, Early Childhood CARES, an …

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Cyclist-truck collision at 14th Avenue and Alder Street

A cyclist was hit by a Deschutes Brewery truck at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Alder Street around 11:20 a.m. Police and ambulance arrived quickly after pedestrian Kady Detemlea called to report the accident.  Detemlea said the cyclist flew off her bike, but seemed to be protected by her helmet. …

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Leaks, ongoing construction drive four tenants from 13th & Olive apartments

“Downtown living just got better!” 13th & Olive’s slogan declares. That is what Mack Hunter, Josh Trott, Ben Gordon and Daniel Alonso expected when the Olive building opened in late September. For $659 a month each, they were expecting to settle in an apartment that included a free parking garage, …

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Scholarship will honor band member Eric Humphrey’s life

Most students only recall disappointment from the football game on Oct. 2 between University of Oregon and University of Arizona. But the game wasn’t a loss for UO Marching Band members. It was a special game for each of them. It was a tribute. During their routine to open the …

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These are six architecture professors’ favorite buildings on campus

It’s no secret that construction is happening at the University of Oregon. There are cranes, construction sites and designs promising a renovated campus in years to come. Now is the perfect time to step back and look at the beauty of campus before it is transformed. The Emerald asked six …

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The upgrade in Earl Hall improves student’s privacy, gender equality

Earl Hall has been in operation since 1955 and recently got a $6 million makeover to improve students’ living experience. Because of the disturbing amount of noise from the construction of Straub Hall, Earl Hall was closed down for one academic year. Spotting the opportunity, University of Oregon housing chose to bring the …

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