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Anti-abortion group makes impact on campus

The anti-abortion demonstration, known as the “Genocide Awareness Project,” took to the EMU lawn this week to spread its message. It drew similar reactions to last week’s demonstration at Lane Community College, which caught students and community members alike off guard with its graphic displays and Holocaust comparisons. Even with the …

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UOPD will gain semi-auto rifles, Tasers and a bomb sniffing-dog

The University of Oregon Police Department officers will soon have access to semi-automatic “patrol rifles” with high-capacity magazines. Officers will also be using Tasers that, when used, will activate body cams, according to an announcement Wednesday in a UO senate meeting. The department will also get a bomb-sniffing dog. The …

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Experimental course called ‘Black Lives Matter and American Democracy’ is coming to UO

Police brutality. American democracy. The politics of protest. Black Lives Matter. Next term, students interested in these topics can enroll in a new course called “Black Lives Matter and American Democracy,” a new upper-division political science course at the University of Oregon. UO associate professor Debra Thompson will be teaching …

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Former Oregon basketball recruit sues Dana Altman, others after tearing ACL during official visit

A former Oregon basketball recruit is suing the University of Oregon, Dana Altman and four other basketball staff members for personal injury damages after he tore his ACL while working out for the Oregon coaches in October 2015. Crisshawn Clark, now a University of Portland basketball player, is seeking compensation …

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Faculty senate aims to combat racist and sexist course evaluations

The university faculty senate is working to create less biased and more informative course evaluations through a targeted task force and increased student input. Last May, the University senate discovered sexist and racist correlations in the results of student course evaluations. Senate president Chris Sinclair appointed a task force to …

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The Student Food Pantry helps those struggling to pay for meals

After surveying over 3,500 students from colleges across the country, the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness revealed last year that almost half of respondents felt they didn’t have reliable access to sufficient food at some point. At the University of Oregon, the student food pantry is one way …

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“Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?”: Speech at UO explores topic

Students, faculty and alumni lined the walls and filled the aisles in Lillis 182 Thursday evening to hear speaker Walidah Imarisha’s talk titled “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon?: A Hidden History.” Many people were turned away due to lack of seating and encouraged to watch the live …

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Anti-abortion group to build large, graphic display on EMU lawn

An anti-abortion group will erect a twenty-foot tower covered in graphic images comparing abortion to the Holocaust on campus Wednesday. The group, known as the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, will be on the EMU lawn for a national tour called the “Genocide Awareness Project.” The tower will advocate for its …

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Pint for Las Vegas: Donating blood was all she could do

On typical Sundays UO senior Kaity McLain wakes up early and goes to church. She does her laundry, eats dinner with friends and catches up on her homework before bed. But Sunday, Oct. 1, was far from typical. Around 10:30 p.m. Kaity set down with her accounting textbook and climbed …

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UO struggles to maintain in-state enrollment

The number of college-ready Oregon high school graduates is shrinking, leaving UO searching for ways to maintain in-state enrollment numbers. According to Roger Thompson, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment, in order to maintain the number of in-state students, the school will need to increase the percentage of in-state …

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The Street Faire is back until Friday

The student government’s Street Faire is back at UO until Friday at 6 p.m. Some rain showers dampened the tents and food trucks on Wednesday and more rain is expected throughout the week. Marc Winegarden, the owner of Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn, said that turn out will not suffer because …

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UOPD cracks down on traffic violations this week

There will be more cops than usual around busy intersections near campus this week due to a new UOPD traffic enforcement campaign that began on Monday, Oct. 9. UOPD spent much of last week patrolling the intersections and handing out warnings to those who broke road laws. Police aim to …

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Woman sues UO after metal plate fell on her during Ducks game

A woman says she was hit in the back by a falling metal plate during a 2015 football game at Autzen Stadium in 2015, court documents show. Plaintiff Debra Anderson is suing for $160,000 because the incident allegedly caused permanent damage to parts of her lower back and hip, a …

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Native American students hoist tribal flags in EMU amphitheater for Indigenous Solidarity Day

For Mitchell Lira, Monday was a day not only to celebrate Native American tribes but to pray for those who suffered in the past. On October 9, the Native American Student Union celebrated Indigenous Solidarity Day, an annual event held on the federal holiday Columbus Day, in the EMU amphitheater. …

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How UO technical support is dealing with faculty’s projector issues

It was the beginning of the school year when students filled room 182, a 283-seat lecture hall located in the University of Oregon’s business school. Most of them were freshmen attending their first BA 101 class. But UO Business Instructor Tom Durant had trouble displaying his presentation on the projector …

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Freshmen “pleasantly surprised” by Get Explicit 101

When freshman UO student Zarina Rogers showed up to a required seminar on sexual assault, called Get Explicit 101, it was the first week on campus and she was dreading spending time in a workshop. But once the program started, she eventually warmed up to it. She said she was …

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Freshmen Live-on Requirement Update

With fall term already well underway, new students are adapting to life on campus amid strenuous new classes and extracurricular activities. This year, an even larger amount than usual are adjusting; a predicted 90 percent of freshmen are living on campus, in comparison to last year’s 80 percent. The increase …

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Schill shouted down: Small protest, big disruption

Protesters swarmed the EMU Ballroom stage last Friday to disrupt University President Michael Schill’s scheduled State of the University speech. Compared to past protests at UO, this was a small one — but it ended the speech before it could begin. A group of about 45 protesters identifying as “the …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: the President’s speech interrupted and the new bar passage rates

Today is Saturday, Oct. 7. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss President Michael Schill’s “State of the University” address, which was suspended due to a student protest. …

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New UO building Tykeson Hall will be the home of the College of Arts and Sciences starting fall 2019

The university held a ceremonial groundbreaking to begin a roughly two-year process of building the newest UO building, Tykeson Hall, the new home for the UO College of Arts and Science (UO CAS) as well as both career and academic advising. The shovels broke ground on Friday, over three years …

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President Schill speech suspended by protesting students

UO President Schill’s State of the University speech was suspended after a group of protesting students swarmed the stage after it started. Hundreds of audience members left the EMU Ballroom after Kevin Marbury, interim vice president of student life, announced the suspension about five minutes into the protest speech. Marbury …

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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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Texas Democrat and UO alumnus is running for U.S. Congress

University of Oregon Law graduate Will Fisher is running as a Democrat for U.S. Congress in the 26th District of Texas. If he wins he will be the first Democrat to hold office in the district since 1984, according to GovTrack. Fisher, 37, grew up in Oregon and lived there for …

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President Schill to give welcome speech to UO campus

On Friday, October 6, UO President Michael Schill will give a “State of the University” speech to students, faculty and others in the campus community. The speech will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held on campus in the ERB Memorial Ballroom. His speech was announced on Around the …

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36 percent more students passed the bar exam this year

Law students taking the bar exam this year are in luck: they have a better chance of passing. The newest results from Oregon’s July bar exam show a 21 percent point increase in the number of passing grades, jumping from 58 percent last year to 79 percent this year. The …

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College of Design: a new, simplified school

Students walking into Lawrence Hall will see the same halls, seats and chalkboards. What they won’t see is the newly organized inner-workings of the schools that occupy the building. All are invited to the new College of Design’s launch party at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Lawrence Hall to …

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5 things Kate Brown wants to do for UO students if she wins re-election

When Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on Sept. 25 that she would be running for re-election in 2018, she didn’t have much time to celebrate because her campaigning began immediately. Brown has been on the campaign trail since Nov. 9, 2016 after she won her first election for Governor. During …

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UO police uniform and vehicle revamp matches officers to school style, colors

The University of Oregon Police Department will soon introduce a new look to its patrol cars and officer uniforms that closely match the university’s colors. One UOPD truck already has a new $3,533 vinyl wrap. The patrol cars will also have a wrap, but the look and cost will be …

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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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