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UO students stage walkout to show solidarity in the face of gun violence

On April 20, students and faculty gathered in the EMU amphitheater to participate in a nation-wide walkout commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Columbine Massacre. The “Walkout to End Gun Violence and White Supremacist Violence” was hosted by a number of student run groups, including the Young Democratic Socialists of …

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Original art, literature and more at UO Zine Fest April 26

On April 26, the second annual UO Zine Fest will be returning to campus to celebrate the advantages of self-publishing, while giving students an opportunity to showcase or view original art from the around the community. There will also be free workshops for students interested in learning how to make …

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UO outdoor program offers students a springtime adventure every weekend

The Outdoor Program is hosting several spring student-led outings every weekend this term. These trips are aimed toward beginners as far as expertise in the outdoors goes, and are relatively cheap (the most expensive upcoming trip is $25). Spring season outings include water-based activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, floating and …

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UO unveils plans to demolish Hayward Field, build new stadium by 2020

After two years of delays, the University of Oregon finally unveiled its plans for the new Hayward Field on Tuesday. Historic Hayward Field will be demolished beginning this summer and replaced by a new stadium slated to open in 2020. “We really wanted to build the best track and field …

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Jews Against White Supremacy will host a walkout against gun violence on April 20

A newly formed student coalition, Jews Against White Supremacy, will host a walkout on Friday, April 20 with a number of other student activist groups. The walkout is against gun violence and white supremacy, and it correlates with the National School Walkout that is also scheduled for that day. April …

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum discusses gun control with students

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum met with a group of about a dozen University of Oregon students in the Knight Library on Thursday to discuss gun control and the state’s gun laws. At the beginning of the discussion, Rosenblum passed out one-page flyers explaining Oregon’s so-called “Red Flag Law.” The …

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University Senate: Harbaugh on upcoming senate elections, what’s changing

In the coming weeks the University Senate will hold elections to slate a new vice president and president-elect after it officially instates its new president, Bill Harbaugh. As Senate president, Harbaugh said he will focus on updating course evaluations, continuing the conversations on core education and improving the relationship between …

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University website UO Find People gives access to student’s personal information

If you’ve ever wondered how a complete stranger is able to find your phone number, you’re probably not aware that it and other personal information is available to anyone via the site UO Find People. If you are a student at the University of Oregon, anyone who knows your first …

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Ducks Together triumphs as an all-queer, student-of-color-led ASUO presidential slate

Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacon, the ASUO president-elect, thought that winning the 2018 election with her all-queer, all-student-of-color presidential slate was going to be an “uphill battle.” Her campaign manager made sure of that. “I intentionally wanted to low-ball it,” said Tan Perkins, who managed Gallegos’ slate, Ducks Together. “I told our …

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Ducks Together wins 17 ASUO seats in landslide victory, other elections still pending

Ducks Together won 17 seats in this year’s ASUO election in a massive landslide. All of the candidates running under Ducks Together won seats, and all received more than double the number of votes than their United UO competitors. Two United UO slate members, both of whom were unopposed, won …

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UO Collegiate Recovery Center helps students struggling with addiction find community

As the nation continues to grapple with what’s been coined as the “opiate epidemic,” an influx of opiate and prescription-related deaths beginning in the late 1990s, college campuses around the nation are responding with a growing number of resources for students struggling with substance abuse. One of the resources at …

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United UO is banned from ground campaigning with two hours left to vote

Barely 24 hours after the ASUO Elections Board first penalized United UO for violating election rules — the major of the two violations from Wednesday was for campaigning in University Housing — the board is again disciplining United UO for campaigning in University Housing. An anonymous residence assistant filed a …

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ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together Wednesday

ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Schenk cited the campaign’s understanding of ASUO and current involvement within the University of Oregon as some of the reasons why she decided to endorse the campaign. She added that Ducks Together has demonstrated that its campaign …

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University Senate vote to remove departmental honors based solely on GPA

The University Senate unanimously voted to change departmental honors on campus at its meeting on Wednesday following recommendations from the Honors Task Force report last June. Changes include eliminating departmental honors that are based solely on GPA and creating a regularly maintained document outlining all honors opportunities at the university …

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United UO’s punishment for rule violations reduced

The ASUO Constitution Court rescinded United UO’s one-hour ban on campaigning and reduced United UO’s one-day campaigning ban for April 11 to a four-hour ban, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jacob Faatz, the United UO presidential candidate, appealed the Court’s penalty on April 10, and he stated that the …

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United UO barred from campaigning on Wednesday following grievances from Ducks Together

Ducks Together submitted four grievances to the ASUO Elections Board about five violations of election rules by United UO, and the Board penalized United UO for two of the five violations by barring United UO from campaigning on Wednesday, April 11. “It is frustrating that we have lost an entire …

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UO community can “Run with a Researcher” on April 14

The first of three Run with a Researcher events hosted by the University of Oregon this spring will take place on Saturday at 8 a.m. At this free, no-registration-necessary event, students can choose to run 4.5 miles or walk 3.1 miles with a UO researcher. Participants will meet at the …

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UO SOJC among 15 journalism schools signing a letter protesting Sinclair Broadcast Group

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda has joined 15 other university journalism schools airing their concerns towards Sinclair Broadcast Group and its chairman, David Smith in this letter. The letter comes after Sinclair, which is the largest owner of television stations in the U.S. forced its news …

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New ice cream pop-up opens in EMU

A new ice cream pop-up named Dip It opened on the ground level of the EMU on Monday. The pop-up is located in the same storefront as Red Wagon Creamery, which closed in December after financial struggles and allegations of sexual harassment emerged against the owner. The pop-up will be …

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Voting is open for the ASUO election, here’s how you can vote

ASUO voting opened today at 9 a.m. and will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday. ASUO, Associated Students of the University of Oregon, is UO’s student government and controls a student budget funded by the Incidental Fee, a mandatory fee that all UO students pay. ASUO funds student organizations, programs, …

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In the wake of robberies near campus, Eugene Police emphasizes safety

As the second week of spring term starts up, some students are wondering about their safety on campus after a string of robberies during the weeks leading up to spring break have still gone unsolved. The Eugene Police Department reports there have been eight robberies near campus between Jan. 1 …

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Annual Global Health Conference looks to bring awareness of women’s role in global health issues

The University of Oregon will host the annual Western Regional Global Health Conference April 20 through 22. The conference is open to everyone and free for students with their ID. Tickets can be picked up at the UO ticketing office. The Global Health Club at UO is looking to start …

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Walk-in clinic offering free counseling and referrals

Since March 5, White Bird Clinic, Lane County’s crisis-intervention service, has teamed up with the Eugene Public Library to extend the accessibility of services already available through existing locations. White Bird’s “Library Extension Plan” is a free service for walk-in counseling and referrals for community members seeking someone to talk …

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Virginia Tech shooting survivor recounts her story at lecture

On April 16, 2007, Kristina Anderson chose closed-toed shoes over flip flops and got to her French class at Virginia Tech a little late. The same day, another student chained the doors shut in the same building so no one could escape. He walked to the second floor and began …

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Highlights from Thursday’s ASUO Town Hall Debate

Ducks Together and United UO took questions and pushed their platform points at the ASUO Town Hall Debate in the EMU on Thursday. Ducks Together emphasized tuition, the food pantry and transparency and took a more aggressive approach pushing its platform points. United UO highlighted safety, health, and parking. Maria …

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What you need to know about the proposed health center expansion

The University Housing department proposed expansions and renovations to the University Health Center at a Board of Trustees meeting last month. The project will be approved or denied once the budget for the renovation is finalized and reviewed by the Board. The budget, anticipated to be between $17.8 and $19.2 …

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UO Campus Shuttle adds two off-campus routes due to recent off-campus crimes

UO students who live as far east as Willamette Street now have a safe ride home until 1 a.m. The UO Campus Shuttle will be adding two off-campus routes. One winds from the EMU amphitheater to the 13th and Olive apartments, then heads near the Safeway on 18th Avenue and …

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UO College Dems refuse to support county commissioner candidate James Barber in wake of inappropriate social media posts

University of Oregon College Democrats President Hannah Argento is calling on James Barber, a fellow Democrat, to back out of the race for East Lane County Commissioner. Barber, who works at Sixel Real Estate as a principal broker and has not previously held public office, posted multiple inappropriate and misogynistic …

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Valley River Center will expand fall 2018

Valley River Center in Eugene will undergo construction soon, according to a press release from the center. Valley River Center will have a new front entrance and outdoor plaza, as well as 14,000 square feet of new space for retail stores and restaurants. The construction aims to be done by …

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UO Senate outlines spring term goals

This term, the University Senate hopes to change the general education requirements for all students. Other goals on its agenda include approving honorary degrees and updating leadership within the Senate. Core education The Senate is making changes to general education, now called core education, to better align with the university …

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