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Review: ‘The Post’ should earn a spot among award-winning movies about newspapers

Movies about the watchdog element in news media are now more important than ever. And because of President Trump’s frequent bashing and undermining of the press, “The Post’s” timing couldn’t be more perfect. That historical context is what makes movies like this one special. “The Post,” directed by Steven Spielberg, …

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Podcast: Emerald FC: The transfer window

Shawn Medow, Will Campbell and Alec Cowan discuss the biggest Premier League transfers in this installment of Emerald FC. The group also discusses recent fixtures and the controversy swirling around penalties and VAR. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan.

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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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Podcast: The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw and an MLS Cup rematch

On this episode of Emerald FC, Emerald staffers Adam Eberhardt, Shawn Medow, Will Campbell and Alec Cowan discuss the biggest news in soccer from this past week: the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw. Of course, no discussion would be complete without talking on the MLS Cup rematch between Seattle and …

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Leader of Knight Campus announced

He calls himself fundamentally a bioengineer, but his next job is going to be bigger. Robert Guldberg, a Georgia Tech professor and leader in scientific research, will be the executive director of Oregon’s $1 billion scientific school, The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, according to an announcement on …

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Deady Hall’s rooms sometimes reach 90 degree heat, and UO may ask the state to pay for a renovation to fix it

Professor Chris Sinclair walked into his Deady Hall office Wednesday and was blasted by a wave of 90-degree heat. Then he found that his glass whiteboard was shattered, apparently broken because of the rapid heating of his office, he said. Deady’s 70-year-old steam heating system causes rooms to reach unbearable …

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UO confirms $50 million donation ahead of President Schill’s speech

University officials confirmed an anonymous donation of $50 million to be spent at the discretion of President Michael Schill on Friday morning. The university was responding to an article in the Register-Guard that stated a fund called the “Presidential Fund for Excellence” was created with the donation, and that none …

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Oregon’s new distracted driving law and fines: ‘very tough’ on offenders

Starting Sunday, you can now be pulled over in Oregon for texting or talking while driving – and the initial fines reach up to $1,000. University of Oregon Police Department spokesman Kelly McIver said the new law is “very tough.” “It’s one of those things that everybody does nowadays. They’re …

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Podcast: Emerald FC (6/10/17)

On this episode of Emerald FC, Shawn Medow and Will Campbell’s soccer podcast from Emerald Podcast Network, the duo brings in photo editor Adam Eberhardt to talk about the European season in review and preview the summer full of World Cup qualifiers and international tournaments. This episode was produced by Emerson …

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Student debt forgiveness program may get axed by Trump administration

Here is a relatively easy way to get rid of student debt: 1) work for the government or a non-profit, 2) keep up with student loan payments for 10 years and 3) apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, a federal government program that many former students currently rely …

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The Atlantic publishes UO journalism professor Alex Tizon’s story on slavery posthumously

The Atlantic published University of Oregon professor Alex Tizon’s posthumous story on slavery Tuesday morning, and announced it will run on the cover of the June edition of the magazine. “Alex did not know that we would be putting his piece on the cover of this issue; he died the …

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“Cutting into the bone”: Why ASUO leaders endorsed the 10.6 percent tuition increase

In January, when ASUO Vice President and UO senior Natalie Fisher first heard the tuition increase would reach 10.6 percent, she wasn’t surprised. She first heard of the raise during a meeting of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, a group the University of Oregon set up to create more …

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UO President Schill hints at further job cuts after HECC denied UO’s proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase

UO spokesman Tobin Klinger told the Emerald today that 54 non-tenure track faculty positions have been cut for the upcoming school year. That number may increase, according to President Schill’s letter to the UO community Friday. In the letter, he stated that the UO “will be forced to make even deeper cuts …

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ASUO torn between decision to increase tuition or make further staff cuts

The current and incoming ASUO slates don’t agree with each other on the 10.6 percent tuition increase recommended by President Michael Schill. Current ASUO President Quinn Haaga and Vice President Natalie Fisher travelled separately from other University of Oregon students to Salem on Thursday for the vote on whether tuition will …

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Updated: 2017-18 UO tuition increase fails in Salem

The University of Oregon’s $945 tuition increase hit a wall today when the Higher Education Coordinating Commission voted not to pass the hike in Salem. Students from the Oregon Student Association protested the meeting by wearing orange life jackets and holding signs reading, “Students are drowning in debt.” The HECC, a …

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Updated: Former Ducks player Colt Lyerla escapes from corrections center

Update 3:38 p.m: Lyerla was apprehended and taken to the hospital after police were called to a private residence to respond to a drug overdose, Hillsboro police say. ****** Colt Lyerla, former Ducks tight end, escaped from custody out of Washington County Corrections Center yesterday, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Lyerla triggered …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

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UO cuts drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, 18 jobs

Next school year, UO will eliminate its Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which offers classes on substance abuse counseling. A letter sent by the UO College of Education yesterday told faculty that the Substance Abuse Prevention Program will be slashed because of the quality of instruction, rigor of the curriculum and enrollment …

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Graduation 2017: What you need to know

The last day for students to apply for undergraduate degrees is Sunday, April 30, according to the UO registrar website. Apply on DuckWeb under the Student Menu tab and click Apply for Undergraduate Degree. The commencement ceremony for all graduating students is Monday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Matthew Knight …

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Update: Man on hallucinogens tasered, arrested by police near campus Monday night

Update 1:26 p.m. Tuesday: Eugene Police have identified the man as 26-year-old John Namkyu Back, who is not a UO student. Police say he lunged at and grabbed an officer before being tasered. Back then struggled with the officer, attempting to bite him. More officers arrived, and Back was detained. He …

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Podcast: A discussion on ‘The Red Turtle’

News reporter Will Campbell and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the animated film “The Red Turtle” (2016) in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. The movie, which has no dialogue, follows a man deserted on an island with nothing but crabs, fish and turtles for friends. “The Red Turtle” …

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17-year-old prospective UO student and parents died in Friday’s plane crash

One of the victims of Friday’s plane crash in Linn County was a prospective University of Oregon Student, John Zitting, 17, according to AroundtheO and an OregonLive article. His mother, Karen, and father, John, died in the crash along with pilot Mark Gregory Aletky, 67. The private plane crashed 10 miles …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Remembering Prof. Alex Tizon and next week’s uncontested 2017 ASUO election

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Will Campbell and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: School of Journalism faculty reflect on how late School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon impacted their lives; the Emerald town hall event, featuring the 2017 ASUO election’s sole …

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Podcast: Soccer Talk with Will and Shawn

In this week’s Soccer Talk podcast with Shawn Medow and Will Campbell, U.S. women’s soccer national team wins big with its new equal pay contract. The U.S. men’s national team hits a four-point target during the international break with rising star Christian Pulisic leading the way and a Clint Dempsy …

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Dogs banned from downtown Eugene

Starting in April, walking your dog through downtown Eugene will be illegal, with some exceptions. Eugene City council passed an ordinance today banning dogs — except service dogs, dogs of residences who live and work in the downtown area and police dogs — in downtown as part of the city …

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Podcast: Understanding President Schill’s budget plan

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Will Campbell breaks apart President Schill’s budget plan, which he presented to the Faculty Senate last week, and how it will affect non-tenured faculty members and the size of University of Oregon’s various schools. This episode was produced by …

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7/11 on Broadway and Patterson robbed, shots fired

Update: The suspect is still at large. After the robbery at 1:50 a.m., the suspect fled toward the northeast corner of the Hub apartment complex. Forensics determined at least one shot was fired at police at that time, according to Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLoughlin. Police did not return fire …

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Schill presents budget plan; faculty layoffs likely

The University of Oregon’s budget issues are causing President Michael Schill to overhaul the university’s faculty funding system, and in the process, will likely cut some non-tenure faculty positions. Schill introduced the loose plans of three budget-cutting projects that affect non-tenured faculty members’ job security on March 1, at the …

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Check out the Emerald Grade Tracker to see what grades UO professors give out

In an effort to examine grading trends at the University of Oregon, the Emerald made a public records request for three years of professor-specific statistics on grade distributions. The university provided the Emerald with data for 15,559 classes. The Emerald compiled the public data into a search engine, called the …

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Inflating Grades: Why it’s easier than ever to get an A

In 1980, an average student at the University of Oregon earned a 2.6 GPA. Last year, the average student received a 3.13. UO Students are receiving better grades without evidence that they are performing at a higher level, a phenomenon in higher education termed grade inflation. For the past six …

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