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Photos: Hayward Field project preparations and destruction of East Grandstand

The following photos capture the Hayward Field renovation preparations made on June 16 and the demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand on June 22, 2018:                                                   …

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Photos: Thousands of graduating Ducks celebrate the 142nd University of Oregon Commencement

Monday’s University of Oregon graduation kicked off with the traditional Duck Grad Parade, where graduating Ducks celebrate and walk down Thirteenth Avenue to the commencement ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena each year. According to the University of Oregon, a total of 5,159 students graduated with degrees: 4,031 Bachelor’s degrees, 886 Master’s degrees, 125 Doctoral …

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Podcast: Meet the Emerald’s new Editor-in-Chief

On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, current Editor-in-Chief Jack Pitcher and incoming Editor-in-Chief Zach Price sit down with Podcast Editor Alec Cowan to talk about the Emerald’s year in review: what could the paper have done better, what are the struggles of being editor-in-chief and what are Zach’s …

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UO student loses Republican primary, says he’ll demand recount

After losing May’s Republican primary for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District to Art Robinson, University of Oregon student Stefan Strek says he wants a recount. Strek, who received 3.36 percent of the vote in the primary and is known for controversial statements such as comparing women to cats, said the results …

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Looking back, moving forward: the biggest news stories of 2017-18

This year was full of change for the University of Oregon. It’s impossible to sum up a whole year, but here’s a look back on some of the biggest stories that impacted the campus community. Tuition increased and differential tuition was introduced in Lundquist College of Business This year, the …

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Zero Waste Program makes changes to recycling rules

The City of Eugene has changed its recycling rules and the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste Program is asking students to throw all plastics away except for bottles and jugs. Cimmeron Gillespie, Zero Waste Program’s marketing and education coordinator, defined accepted bottles as any plastic container that has a mouth …

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UO’s undergraduate legal studies program has successful first year

Approximately 40 of this year’s graduating seniors will be receiving the legal studies minor, a program offered through the University of Oregon Law School for the first time this year. Although the minor itself is new, undergraduate law course offerings are not. According to Noah Glusman, the program’s manager, the …

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Flight Crew helps new Ducks find their wings

“Congratulations on your admission to the University of Oregon! I am a part of the Flight Crew which is a group of current students that are here to help you transition to the University of Oregon. I’m here to answer any questions you might have.” This year thousands of students …

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New UO club explores what it means to be American

University of Oregon senior Rachel Alm doesn’t know what it means to be American, but she’s starting a campus-wide conversation seeking an answer to the question. Alm’s family emigrated from Japan to Hawaii five generations ago. Growing up in her Hawaiian community, Alm was considered to be Hapa — a …

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UO students will protest a natural gas pipeline at a meeting in Salem on June 12, Governor to attend

On Tuesday, June 12, University of Oregon students will rally outside a State Land Board meeting in Salem to protest the creation of the Pacific Connector pipeline, as well as the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility. Carpools leaving from the university the morning of the 12th are available …

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Breaking: Climate Justice League holds demonstration outside Johnson Hall

A previous version of this story stated that Director of Sustainability, Steve Mital, would be meeting with President Schill to give recommendations on how to reduce the University’s carbon emissions. The Climate Justice League has been working with Mital to give recommendations to President Schill. Mital was scheduled to give …

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University Senate appoints new VP, hands out awards at last meeting of the year

The University Senate unanimously elected Elizabeth Skowron as its new vice president and awarded faculty, staff and students for serving the university community at its last meeting of the academic year. Skowron is new VP Elizabeth Skowron, a professor in the College of Education, ran unopposed for vice president of …

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Majesty Digital amplifies marginalized voices

Before the long hours of unpaid work, before the 7 a.m. meetings over Google Hangouts and before there was a team of 12 dedicated women skilled in photography, videography, writing and web design, Majesty Digital co-founders Yasi Milani and Srushti Kamat simply had an idea. It was one that drew …

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UO College of Arts and Sciences dean to appoint Carol Stabile to new Associate Dean position despite not holding search

University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, or CAS, has created a position for a new Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives (ADSI). The new job will be filled by Carol Stabile who is a professor of women and gender studies and the interim division dean of social sciences. Stabile …

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Two UO students among 21 plaintiffs suing government over carbon dioxide emissions, will have court date Oct. 29

Two University of Oregon juniors are among 21 plaintiffs suing the federal government over carbon dioxide emissions. Last week a federal judge declined the Trump Administration’s appeal and attempt to delay the case further and announced a trial date of October 29. Filed in 2015 against the Obama administration, the …

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Campus to grow by 3,000 students to increase tuition revenue

The University of Oregon is planning to increase its student body by 3,000 students over the course of eight years in order to increase tuition revenue to cover a $16.7 million deficit in the university budget. According to Jamie Moffitt, the UO vice president for finance and chief financial officer, …

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New summer and fall term elections made during last senate meeting of spring term

ASUO Senate confirmed five senators and one senate president to serve on the summer senate, elected next year’s senate president and appointed three new ASUO officers during the last ASUO senate meeting of spring term, on May 30. New senators who were elected in this year’s ASUO Regular Election got …

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Advocates of preserving Hayward Field’s East Grandstand host a discussion to take action

A group of roughly 40 community members and University of Oregon faculty members who oppose the demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand met in Agate Hall Thursday evening to share their concerns about proposed renovation of the historic site. The meeting was organized by East Grandstand Supporters, a group that …

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College Republicans and Democrats debate, define their positions and find common ground

Electricity filled the lecture hall air on Wednesday night before the long-awaited debate between UO College Democrats and UO College Republicans. Vocal Republican panel supporters congregated on the right side of the PLC 180 lecture hall, equally enthusiastic Democratic panel supporters filled in the left side and everyone else found …

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Construction on Franklin Boulevard means a year of traffic near campus

Construction crews are moving forward with the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and with this, the University of Oregon community will continue to notice more traffic disruptions on Franklin Boulevard. The sidewalk budding up against the construction zone is blocked off with orange barriers and a fence depicting the …

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Protesters at Caitlyn Jenner talk say transgender community was ignored in the organization of the event

A group of about 20 University of Oregon students and Eugene community members showed up today to protest the appearance of celebrity Caitlyn Jenner and publicist Alan Nierob for a talk in Straub Hall about public relations. Some students said the university did not consult UO’s transgender community — some …

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The most risky places to lock your bike on campus

If you leave your bike on campus, you’re going to want to lock it up. In the last five years, there have been 694 cases of bike theft reported to the University of Oregon Police Department. Stolen bikes are difficult to recover; UOPD closed 95 percent of bike theft cases …

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UO sends warning letter to anti-immigration group using similar O logo

On May 7, attorney Kevin M. Hayes, on behalf of the University of Oregon’s intellectual property counsel, wrote a letter to the current leader of the Oregonians for Immigration Reform, Cynthia Kendoll, in regards to the similarities between the the UO’s “O” logo and the the logo being used by …

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Provost Banavar hosts town hall on May 22, frequently cites lack of resources for UO’s problems

Jayanth Banavar, University of Oregon Provost, held a town hall May 22 in the Gerlinger Lounge. The town hall had no determined topic and was open to all UO faculty, staff, students and community members. Around 25 people showed up to Banavar’s town hall on Tuesday where topics ranged from …

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Students receive scam emails through Uoregon email

Over the last week, at least six University of Oregon students received emails through their Uoregon accounts attempting to scam them. The emails asked for about $400 in Bitcoin and threatened to share embarrassing videos on social media if the amount was not paid within 24 hours. All of the …

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New app “Guides” incoming students through UO

Imagine being able to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, discover personalized events on campus that cater to your interests and sync your class schedule to your phone’s calendar – all through the tap of a button. This is now a possibility for incoming students at the University of …

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Campus ride services have expanded, but is it enough?

When University of Oregon junior Adrian Sampedro Cruz started his shift for Safe Ride one evening last fall, he thought it would be another typical Thursday night. Seven nights a week, Safe Ride employees drive UO students, faculty and staff across campus and throughout the greater Eugene area to help …

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New ASUO members welcomed by outgoing members of ASUO administration

Out with the old ASUO, in with the new. Attendees to the ASUO Oath of Office witnessed 43 newly elected and returning ASUO officers take their oaths during the first-ever ASUO Oath of Office Ceremony & Outgoing Officer Celebration of Service May 23 in the EMU Redwood Auditorium. ASUO officers …

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UO President Schill says ASUO decision to pass controversial BDS resolution is divisive

University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in a statement Thursday that the boycott, divest and sanctions resolution passed by the ASUO Senate during last night’s senate meeting is divisive and inconsistent with UO’s value of inclusion. In the statement, Schill describes the importance of not dividing the UO community …

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UO planning to hire 39 new tenure-track faculty members next year

Last week the University of Oregon announced that they will be searching for candidates for 39 tenure-track faculty members for the 2018-19 school year. “We value our students, we want them to have tremendous experiences,” said UO Provost Jayanth Banavar. “All this is sort of the mechanics of how we …

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