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Tow truck sets off The Hub’s sprinkler and alarm system, Eugene-Springfield firemen confirm

A tow truck set off an alarm and activated sprinklers in the Hub on Campus Eugene basement, causing residents to evacuate the apartment complex. Eugene-Springfield firemen, reporting to the scene Friday, August 4, confirmed that an Alpha Towing and Recovery vehicle knocked a sprinkler head off in the Hub’s carpark. …

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Nobel Prize winner set to join UO faculty

The University of Oregon announced Tuesday morning that David Wineland, a 2012 Nobel Prize winner, will join the university in this fall. Wineland comes from the University of Colorado Boulder where he is an adjoint professor of physics. He will join UO’s physics department as a Knight Research Professor. In addition …

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UO ranks in top 10 of another sexual health survey

The University of Oregon is once again ranked in the top 10 most sexually healthy universities in the country. STDtestexpress, an online clinic focused on providing easy, affordable STD tests is releasing its top 25 healthiest colleges and universities. UO came in at number 8, four spots lower than on …

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Board of Trustees reduces tuition increase to 6.56 percent

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees, minus three who could not be present at the meeting, unanimously approved to reduce the amount in-state undergraduate students will pay next year. The Board approved a 10.6 percent increase in March as a result of no increased state funding for higher education. …

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President Schill delivers nomination to replace Cedar Hall to Board of Trustees

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has nominated DeNorval Unthank Jr. as the namesake for Cedar Hall, formerly Dunn Hall, according to university representatives. Schill delivered his nomination to the Board of Trustees in a memo on Tuesday. “Based on historical records and information gathered on these four inspiring individuals, a meeting …

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SOJC announces 2017-18 budget plan; faculty cuts account for $400,000

Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication Juan-Carlos Molleda has finalized the plan to balance the school’s budget. The SOJC has been working with the Office of Provost and Academic Affairs to balance its budget, according to an email sent by the dean to students on Wednesday. The school …

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UO websites will be down for maintenance Tuesday morning

Starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, University of Oregon websites will be temporarily unavailable. The UO homepage will be the first site closed for rolling maintenance, according to Around the O. In total, about 150 websites will be offline for approximately 30 minutes between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. …

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Final four candidates for Dunn Hall renaming announced

The committee to rename Cedar Hall — formerly Dunn Hall — delivered the final list of names to University of Oregon President Michael Schill on Wednesday. The names were announced in the university’s official blog on Wednesday afternoon. Schill said candidates should be individuals who made significant contributions to UO or the …

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Carnival offers international students taste of domestic culture

The International Student Association is hosting a carnival and giving away cotton candy in front of Knight Library. The carnival is part of I-Week. “We wanted to do something fun that would get everybody instantly involved,” Derek Bishop, director of International Week said. “We thought a carnival was good because, …

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International Student Association gives away bubble tea

International Week kicked off with free small bubble tea in the EMU amphitheater. As soon as the table was set up, a line stretched into the 13th Avenue and University Street intersection. Every day this week, the International Student Association will host at least one event to “integrate international and …

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In historic unopposed election, Amy Schenk is elected 2017-18 ASUO president

On Thursday evening, Amy Schenk was elected to serve as 2017-18 ASUO president, with her unopposed campaign members winning all positions on the student government’s senate and executive, excluding one position because of a ballot error. “I cannot be thankful enough for the amount of support I got from students, …

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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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UO-themed motorbikes and beards: Campus police have a new style

In an effort to be more approachable, University of Oregon police patrols are sporting “O” emblazoned green-and-black motorbikes and beards. The Register-Guard reports that since last week, the UOPD have, for the first time, included motorcycles to its patrol force, bringing in two 2016 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycles. It has …

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Emerald story wins national investigative reporting award

The Emerald’s 2016 investigation of former Oregon tight end Pharoah Brown won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for student reporting at a small paper, IRE announced Tuesday. Written by Kenny Jacoby, Jarrid Denney and Cooper Green, the story revealed that Brown was accused of three separate violent incidents during …

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Memorial for Alex Tizon set for Tuesday, April 4

A memorial gathering for professor Alex Tizon will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Allen Hall atrium on Tuesday, April 4. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and UO assistant professor died on March 23 at age 57 due to medical causes, according to Eugene police. No further information was …

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Jack Pitcher selected as the Emerald’s 2017-18 Editor in Chief

Emerald Media Group’s Board of Directors has selected Jack Pitcher as the Emerald’s 2017-18 Editor in Chief. He will begin the position in June. Pitcher has worked with the Emerald as a senior news reporter since September 2016. He started as a copy editor before moving into his position on the news desk. Pitcher …

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University announces new law school dean

Provost Scott Coltrane announced Marcilynn Burke as the next of the University of Oregon School of Law. The announcement was made in an email to UO student email accounts. Burke is replacing Michael Moffitt, who announced he will step down from the position on July 1, 2017. Burke will join …

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Meningitis outbreak at OSU raises awareness once again

University of Oregon’s neighbor Oregon State University confirmed its third case of Meningitis last week, and the UO Health Center has under-taken another effort to alert students of the dangers of the disease. OSU stated on its website that the outbreak is not an emergency, but health authorities suggest students keep …

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Trump administration calls for a US appeals court to reverse climate change lawsuit involving UO student and professor

President Donald Trump has taken action on a lawsuit brought by 21 youth, including a University of Oregon student, suing the federal government over climate change. On Tuesday, March 7, the Trump administration filed a proposal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse an Oregon district court judge’s …

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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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South section of Kincaid Street shut down for library construction

Kincaid Street west of Knight Library will be closed until Friday due to construction. Workers using a crane are lifting a new heating, ventilation and cooling system to the roof of Knight Library as part of a project to replace mechanical systems in the Special Collections section of the library. …

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UO to lay off approximately 75 faculty members

University of Oregon is preparing to lay off roughly 75 people, according to a report from the president of the faculty union. United Academics, the labor union that represents UO faculty, said that the university’s plans are to reduce 25 positions in both the College of Arts and Science and College …

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UO trustee Kurt Wilcox urges legislators to meet $100 million request by state universities

University of Oregon trustee Kurt Wilcox testified to state representatives on Feb. 25 that the university relies on tuition revenue from out-of-state and international students to operate. Wilcox is a member of the Board of Trustees — the UO’s primary decision-making body. But on Saturday, he spoke on his own behalf, …

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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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[Update: restored] Power outage affects west side of campus

This post has been updated to include a list of the buildings that have lost power. Update: Power was restored to campus around 8 p.m. The west side of campus lost power Sunday evening around 6 p.m. Each building on campus has power routed to it by a distribution feeder …

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Here are the upcoming events for Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The yearly observance gives people an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Black Americans and their role in United States history, and reflect on where there can be improvements towards equality for African-Americans. The University of Oregon will host a number of events in the …

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UO accounting instructor passes away

Bruce Darling, an accounting instructor at the University of Oregon, has passed away, according to an email sent to his students this morning. The head of accounting, Angela Davis, sent the email this morning at 9:36 a.m., about 20 minutes before Wednesday’s class started. “I walked into class and there …

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Time, place and manner policy put on hold

President Michael Schill told University Faculty Senate leadership Tuesday morning that he will be placing the proposed Time, Place and Manner and Protection of Free Speech Policy on hold. The original policy regulated the time, place and manner of protests students may hold in the future. Proponents of the policy said …

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President Schill announces potential 10.6 percent tuition hike

University of Oregon students can expect significant tuition increases next year. President Michael Schill announced that the Tuition Fees and Advisory Board has recommended increasing tuition by $21 a credit hour— or $945 a year— for all students. The TFAB is composed of students, administrators, faculty and staff members from UO. …

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UOPD stop student labor activists handing free pizza to dining hall employees

Update (Feb. 10, 2017 2:58 p.m.): This article has been updated with a statement from the UOPD on why the protesters were removed, and the department that made the complaint.  University of Oregon police stopped students from handing out free pizza to dining hall workers on Wednesday. The students were protesting …

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