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Danny Glover to visit campus for community discussion

Long before actor Danny Glover was starring in blockbuster movies like “Sorry To Bother You,” he was a student activist at San Francisco State University where the first ever college Black Studies department in the United States was formed. On Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Straub 156, he …

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A Broken Bridge: How the travel ban is affecting international students

The Chilling Effect It’s been five years since Pooria Manoochehri immigrated to the U.S. — and five years since he’s seen his parents. Like most university students, Manoochehri would like to head home for a few weeks during winter break, but that option isn’t available to him. He said that …

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University of Oregon sees 8 percent student growth, largest Pathway Oregon class

The University of Oregon class of 2022 is eight percentage points larger than last year’s incoming class, with 4,203 students as of Sept. 24, according to Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Dr. Roger Thompson. “To have our entering class eight percent larger than last year is good. …

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Provost appoints Interim Dean for College of Arts and Sciences

On Monday, Jayanth Banavar, University of Oregon Provost and Senior Vice President, announced his appointment of Bruce Blonigen as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). In August, the college’s current dean, W. Andrew Marcus, announced his intention to step down at the end of the calendar …

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Required: Did your professor write your textbook?

As students glance over their syllabus while standing between the shelves of the UO Duck Store, they might notice that the name of their professor seems eerily similar to the name on their required books list. For students in almost any field, this can be the case — the professor …

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New dean wants more well-rounded honors college

Gabe Paquette said he has always resisted choosing between his various academic passions. A history professor by trade, the new dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College has spent time studying philosophy, government, biology and multiple foreign languages. So when he heard the Honors College was looking for a …

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will step down in December

Geography professor Andrew Marcus will be stepping down as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in December, according to an announcement addressed to University of Oregon community members by UO Provost Jayanth Banavar on Aug. 17. UO will conduct a national search for a new dean. After …

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Graduate dance program suspended due to wider university budget cuts

The dance department in the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance has suspended its graduate dance program, and administrators say that they do not know when the program will return. The decision to cut the three-year master of fine arts program is a reflection of the effects of …

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New research and teaching lab coming to Knight Library

Among many other changes, including the new Tykeson Hall and demolition of Hayward Field, University of Oregon students can expect to a new lab in the Knight Library for faculty, graduate educators and students doing research projects and pedagogical work. Although the Academic Design and Innovation Lab will be open …

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Does it matter if your professor is a Democrat?

In a lecture full of university students, political science professor and department head Craig Parsons occasionally needs to talk about Fascism, and even explain the ways Hitler inspired a country during World War II. In order to do so, he acts as if he sympathizes with fascism during a class …

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NILI Summer Institute offers native youth connection to heritage, preserves indigenous languages

The Northwest Indian Language Institute, or NILI, has finished up its 21st summer institute this week. Started in 1997 as a request by local tribes as a way to help local Native American communities teach their indigenous languages, NILI hosts a two-week on-campus institute that teaches classes linguistics, traditional ecological …

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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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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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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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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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University Senate votes to change course evaluations and evaluate differential tuition

The University Senate voted to change course evaluations and create a task force for evaluating differential tuition at its meeting Wednesday.   Course Evaluations: The University Senate voted to change course evaluations to mitigate bias and better evaluate instructors at the university. The changes came after a study that found …

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University Senate votes to change multicultural requirement, will be in effect fall 2019

The University Senate voted to change the multicultural requirement for students at the University of Oregon at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The multicultural requirement will now require incoming students to take one class out of each of the two new categories: “US: Difference, Inequality, Agency” and “Global Perspectives”. You can …

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New center for deep learning connects UO graduate students with research opportunities

The University of Oregon launched the Center for Big Learning on campus, giving UO access to a broad network across the country of computer science research institutions and increasing research opportunities for graduate students at UO. The Center for Big Learning is located on the third floor of Deschutes Hall …

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Course Evaluations will likely change soon; Here’s how and why

The University of Oregon is changing course evaluations to make them more useful and eliminate implicit bias. The changes, if approved, will remove the number-based rating systems that are in place and replace them with more specific questions that require written answers. “Those scores have nothing to [do] with how …

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UO makes changes to departmental honors

If you are an honors-bound student majoring in business, general social sciences, romance languages or chemistry, your requirement for departmental honors just got harder. The University of Oregon has updated its requirements for awarding honors to eliminate solely GPA-based departmental honors at the university and now requires a research thesis …

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Research to get an increase in resources at UO

In a massive move towards becoming more competitive in university research, the University of Oregon has put its faith in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, or OVPRI. The OVPRI extended its resources to help faculty conduct even more research at the University of Oregon. These …

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UO to hire new Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education

The University of Oregon is in the process of hiring an associate vice provost for online and distance education. The position is new and part of UO’s effort to better coordinate and support online education. Part of the role of the new AVP will be to determine what students are …

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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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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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UO students and faculty participate in the National School Walk Out

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 am, University of Oregon students and faculty gathered at the EMU to join the nation in demanding stricter gun regulation.

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Freedom of Expression discussion reveals some students’ disappointment in UO administration

Gabriel Alvarez brought his pocket-sized constitution to a freedom of expression discussion hosted by the University of Oregon so that he could quote the first amendment if needed. “I came in with the impression that I might be silenced,” Alvarez said. “I see student speech silenced all around campus.” In …

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New College of Design structure causes some faculty discontent

Six months after the launch of the College of Design, some faculty members are complaining about a new level of bureaucracy and the fate of some of the old programs. Also, some faculty members are unhappy over a controversial court decision that allows dean Christoph Lindner to control extra funds …

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Day two highlights from Board of Trustees meeting: tuition raise and differential tuition approved

The Board of Trustees met for the second day and has voted to increase tuition and approve differential tuition. While many University of Oregon students spoke up against the tuition raise at the meeting, it was approved unanimously. Here are a few highlights from the day’s meeting. Tuition Raise The …

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