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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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Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Twitter, immigration, DeVos and journalism

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden holds an unofficial credo: speak up, push back and look for a smart alternative. He refutes President Donald Trump’s nearly every move, harnessing the president’s own weapon, Twitter, for his cause. And according to Wyden, a University of Oregon alumnus, his next challenge may be a …

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Eugene man escapes carjacking at gunpoint on Tuesday

A 25-year-old man survived an attempted carjacking at gunpoint on Feb 14. at 14th Avenue and Mill Street. The suspect, a Hispanic male, 5’10” and about 35 years old, is still at large, according to the Eugene Police Department. At 4:36 p.m., the suspect opened the victim’s passenger car door …

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UO announces replacement provost for Scott Coltrane

The University of Oregon announced today its new provost, Jayanth Banavar, after nearly a year-long confidential search. Banavar formerly worked at the University of Maryland as the dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, according to the announcement by UO President Michael Schill. The search began after …

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Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses harsh realities of racism at sold out Matthew Knight Arena

“Race is the child of racism; not the father,” author Ta-Nehisi Coates said to 5,548 people during his speech at the Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. “We [Americans] have gone through the process of making Black people into a race,” he said. Coates argues that race is the byproduct …

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UO students don hijabs, glimpsing Muslim culture

After encouragement from her political science professor, Ariana Gallegos found herself sifting through a mound of free hijabs on a table outside the EMU, ready to wear one for her first time. Wednesday was the fifth annual World Hijab Day. The UO Muslim Student Association fitted nearly 100 students and …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Students march against Trump after inauguration

Preslee Thorne is scared. On Friday night she joined around 60 other concerned community members at the EMU to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. “I think it’s important for everybody to gather and voice their problems,” Thorne said. “If we all …

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Students to march Monday for MLK

The Eugene NAACP chapter is hosting a march on MLK day, Monday, Jan. 6, to honor the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the march will set off from Autzen Stadium and PK Park at the north gate. The march will end at …

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[Updated] Snowstorm not expected to interrupt UO classes

Update: The National Weather Service extended its winter storm warning and now predicts freezing rain until Sunday night. University officials will not make descisions regarding class cancellations until late Sunday night or Monday morning, according to director of operations for UO safety and risk services, Krista Dillon. “If status changes …

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The Unseen World of Ants

n the basement of the volcanology building at the University of Oregon, Dr. Robert Schofield sat hunched over his leaf-cutter ant colony, housed in a cluster of glass terrarium boxes connected by intertwining tubes. He watched as Ant 256 plunged her mandibles into a waxy leaf for the last time. …

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New committee will bridge gap between UO Senate, President and Athletics Dept.

Ending a nine-month wait, the committee responsible for advising the UO Faculty Senate on student athletes’ academic performance and welfare received an overhaul during today’s senate meeting, the last of the year. The motion has been awaiting vote since April. The newly renamed Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee has been called inefficient due …

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UO Senate calls for investigation of athletic department for possible free speech violation

This story has been updated to include a comment from UO Athletic Department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon Senate issued a request on Sunday to launch an investigation into a possible free speech violation by the UO Athletic Department regarding its threat to limit Emerald press credentials during an investigation of a UO …

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Podcast: Klinsmann fired, Manchester United vs Arsenal recap, Champions League preview

On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, Shawn Medow and Will Campbell discuss U.S. Soccer’s Jurgen Klinsmann’s termination, recap the 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Arsenal in the EPL this past Saturday, and dive into the upcoming fixtures in the UEFA Champions League this week. Listen to the …

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Podcast: U.S. Soccer, EPL, MLS Cup Playoffs

In this episode from the  Emerald Podcast Network, sports writer Shawn Medow and news writer Will Campbell discuss U.S. Soccer and the potential firing of manager Jurgen Klinsmann, the upcoming fixture between Manchester United and Arsenal and the remainder of the 2016 MLS Cup playoffs. Listen to the episode below. Subscribe …

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Sexual assault reporting policy, ‘sanctuary’ campus resolution meet UO Senate approval

The University of Oregon Senate passed three resolutions that could determine the future of student life in Wednesday’s meeting. One motion passed a draft on sexual assault mandatory reporting policy. Two additional motions make efforts to provide a “sanctuary” for students who feel unsafe and threatened after the recent presidential election results; …

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University Senate approves new degree, questions committee on student-athletes

University of Oregon students will soon see a new major in the geography department called Spatial Data Science and Technology, and review will continue on the effectiveness of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee’s charge over student-athlete academic performance and well-being. It’s all thanks to the University Senate meeting that occurred in the Gerlinger …

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VP for Student Life Robin Holmes moves on to University of California system

Tuesday marked Robin Holmes last day as vice president for student life after serving at the University of Oregon for 25 years. She accepted a position as the vice president for student affairs with the University of California system, according to her announcement. Her position will temporarily be filled by …

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Search for new UO provost makes headway

“Choosing a provost is among the most important decisions a president will make for a university,” University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in an open letter after the current provost, Scott Coltrane, announced retirement in June. The Provost Search Committee is tasked with helping Schill in that decision. The …

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Task force peers into Bias Response Team

The task force inspecting the University of Oregon Bias Education Response Team plans to investigate the team’s historical trends, evolution of principles have changed, storage and access to records, and nature of team interventions. The task force shared its goals at the UO Senate meeting on Wednesday, after assembling for …

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Schill addresses state of the university in UO Senate meeting

** This post has been updated to clarify that UO President Michael Schill did not say that the passing of Measure 97 would hurt the university’s budget. University officials are not allowed to advocate for or against any political policy. University of Oregon President Michael Schill listed new faculty hires, …

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