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UO will decide on canceling classes or not early Wednesday morning due to snow

A winter weather advisory warning was issued for South Willamette Valley at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday night and will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts that a possible one to three inches of snow could accumulate overnight, with temperatures at a low of 29 …

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Student-teacher relationships banned in new policy; abuse of power among reasons

A new policy forbidding student-teacher relationships was created by the University Senate’s Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The new policy, approved on Feb. 1, states student-teacher relationships pose a “conflict of interest” and “abuse of power.” The policy is temporary and the committee is working on a permanent policy …

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A public memorial for Tom Wheeler will be held on Sunday

There will be a public memorial for University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Shedd Institute, according to an email sent out by journalism school Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda. In the email, sent out to all journalism students, Molleda stated that the …

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Growing number of students across the U.S. seek help with mental illness

Over the last five years, the UO Counseling Center has had a 32 percent increase in appointments. This is comparable to universities nationally, which have seen a 30-40 percent increase, according to UO Counseling Center assistant director Alisia Caban. Caban cited a wide range of factors for what has caused …

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The honors problem: Extra tuition and high dropout rates at the Clark Honors College

Incoming students at the Robert D. Clark Honors College typically look forward to having small class sizes, building relationships with professors and working with students who are academically driven. But between the cost and the time commitment, the honors college may not be worth it for some students. For freshman …

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Number of students with flu decreases significantly this year despite national epidemic

Documented cases of the flu at both the University of Oregon and in Lane County have decreased substantially over the past year, contrary to national trends. The flu has claimed the lives of 37 children in the United States this flu season, which is more than the death toll of …

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Confused about getting housing advertisements? Look at the housing companies that easily obtain your information from the UO

Do you ever wonder why you receive advertisements from student housing companies like The Hub even though you have never lived there? If you didn’t already know, student housing companies have your address — and the permanent and mailing addresses of over 21,000 other University of Oregon students — and …

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UO’s “Romania Lot” looks for proposals for use, improvement of historic building

One of the University of Oregon’s most forgettable buildings sits just outside of campus and is an example of post-World War II architecture. Although it looks abandoned and dilapidated now, a passing student used to be able to see a glass-paneled showroom featuring vintage Chevrolets. The University of Oregon is …

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[Updated] Eugene Police arrest UO student on extortion charges following threatening note at The Hub

Update Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.: Browning is a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying mathematics and computer science.  Eugene Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ray Browning Thursday evening on charges of extortion after he allegedly placed a threatening note on the windshield of a resident of The Hub. According …

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Schill supports 2.84% in-state tuition increase, may cut back cost of Honors College

University of Oregon President Michael Schill sent a campus-wide email on Friday describing his hope to reduce the cost of the honors college, add a $20-per-credit fee to undergraduate business classes and to continue with overall tuition increases for next year. Honors college students currently pay $4,194 more than standard …

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New Student Conflict Resolution Center looks to be a “first step” for students in need

Are you looking for help with resolving conflicts? There’s a new program on campus dedicated to just that. The Student Conflict and Resolution Center (SCRC) is a new program at the University of Oregon. It “serves to facilitate positive change by transforming conflict into opportunity,” according to its mission statement. …

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National Weather Service forecasts record-tying lows, chance of snow next week

After mostly sunny days the past two weeks, it’s about to get cold. The National Weather Service forecasts that starting Saturday night through Wednesday, Eugene temperatures will stay under 43 degrees. Chances of snow showers starting on Sunday and through Monday will accompany the low-20-degree night-time weather. Snow is most …

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Silent protest in Knight Library challenges murals, calling them racist

A group of about 20 silently protested murals at Knight Library on Wednesday. Individuals from the group said that the murals were racist, citing lines from one mural: “The Mission of a University,” and the line in question reads: “It means conservation and betterment not merely of our national resources …

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Uber, Lyft may return to Eugene

On Wednesday, Eugene City council started the process which would allow for a return of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. Eugene city councilors voted on Wednesday to move forward on the process of amending local regulations and ordinances, which halted Uber’s operations. According to the Register-Guard, city council must vote …

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Knight Campus groundbreaking set for March 2

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is set for March 2 at 1 p.m. near the construction site at 1399 Franklin Blvd. across the street behind the Lokey Science Complex. UO President Michael Schill; chair of the UO Board of Trustees, Chuck …

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UO Provost asks for feedback on tuition increase

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar sent out an email to the entire UO community asking for feedback on the proposed tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. The proposed increase is $6 dollars per credit, or $240 per year, for in-state students and $18 per credit, or $810 per …

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University Lobby Day presents opportunity to discuss funding with state legislators

The annual University Lobby Day will take place at the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, Feb. 15. All seven public universities in Oregon will be lobbying on that day. The day-long event is a chance for students, alumni and faculty to promote the University of Oregon, meet with …

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Campus turkeys pose threat to duck country

Sarah Case and her 9-year-old Sheltie, Coco, were crossing Agate Street in front of Hamilton Hall on their way to class in October last year when Case noticed they were being followed. The things pursuing Case and Coco were turkeys. “They crossed the street super slowly then they followed me …

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Hit-and-run victims recover from injury without a sense of justice

After the car struck them, Sarah Oldham’s first concern was knowing whether she could still use her legs; Emma Hill’s was to wait for help because she knew her arm was broken. The car, honking, its passengers shouting, drove away before the two students could glimpse its license plate. On …

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ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), there may soon be an answer. Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student …

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Remembering Tom — students and colleagues mourn journalism professor Tom Wheeler

During his classes, journalism professor Tom Wheeler would often joke about lacking a traditional newspaper background before he arrived as an instructor at the University of Oregon’s journalism school. But to his students and colleagues, Wheeler was a master storyteller. He would regale his students with stories about interviewing music …

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UO professor Tom Wheeler dies

University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler died on Saturday, according to reports from the school. He was 70 years old. There was no information on the cause of his death. The SOJC is holding an informal gathering in Allen Hall today at 5 p.m. to honor and remember Wheeler. …

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Red Wagon Creamery closes campus location amid financial struggles, allegations of sexual misconduct

Not long after opening in 2011 as a food cart serving homemade ice cream, Red Wagon Creamery exploded onto the Eugene food scene. The cart was replaced by a downtown store in 2013, and by 2016, the business had added a factory and a satellite store at the University of …

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UO student, 21, dies at off-campus residence

A UO student died in his off-campus house Friday morning. Police and medical personnel responded to reports of an unresponsive 21-year-old male at a house on the 400 block of E. 13th Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m. Eugene Police did not immediately identify the victim Friday. The …

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Percentage of international students at UO drops for second year in a row

The number of international students enrolled at the University of Oregon decreased for the second year in a row, despite the increased outreach and retention efforts of the university. In 2015, the international student enrollment sat at 13.6 percent in 2015, but it’s dropped to 11.8 percent in 2017, according …

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Max’s Tavern will no longer allow patrons to stand on benches during closing song

Max’s Tavern has a new message for its patrons: Stand down, “Sweet Caroline” singers. Max’s Tavern is no longer allowing people to stand on the benches during its 2 a.m. tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond — a tradition commonly called “closing Max’s.” The tavern also announced it …

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“Rolling the dice”: TFAB weighs tuition increases against enrollment, budget shortfall for 2019

After more than a month of deliberation, the University of Oregon’s Tuition and Fee Advisory Board has reached a reluctant consensus: they recommend a tuition increase of 2.84 percent for in-state students and 2.49 percent for out-of-state students during the 2018-19 academic year.  That’s a $6 per-credit-hour increase for residents and …

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Coalition for Consent group explores discussion of sexual assault and harassment

University of Oregon English instructor Avinnash Tiwari spoke to a crowd of about 20 students in Straub 145 on Wednesday night for the UO Organization Against Sexual Assault’s second Coalition for Consent event of the academic year, this one titled “Men’s Edition.” Following in the strides of their first event …

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Former business professor sues school, says his superior forced him into unethical behavior

A former University of Oregon professor is suing the school because he claims that he was discriminated against because of his Asian-American heritage and his boss made him do odd, unethical chores. The amount of the lawsuit is unknown. The plaintiff, Dr. Yongli Zhang, was born in China and immigrated …

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Why UOPD did not alert students of a possible armed suspect near campus Sunday morning

Students were not alerted of a possible armed suspect in a pickup truck within a block of campus early Sunday morning. Although there was determined to be no threat after police arrived at the truck, some students wondered why there was no initial UO Alert text. UOPD spokesman Kelly McIver said that …

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