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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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Updates on core education requirements aim to make process less confusing during registration

The university is changing its general education requirements after warnings from the university accreditors and the passing of House Bill 2998. They aim to make the process less confusing for students. Senate president Chris Sinclair presented updates to the new general education requirements to the University Senate at its meeting …

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Panel talks about free speech but draws small crowd

The second event of the Freedom of Expression Series continued battling the nuances of campus discourse and the First Amendment on Monday at noon in the Knight Law Center. This event was titled “Freedom of Speech and Expression Across the ‘Rural-Urban’ Divide,” and featured a panel of six University of …

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Native American residential community Kalapuya Ilihi aims to improve community, retention for Native students

Located within the University of Oregon’s newest dorm, Kalapuya Ilihi, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community aims to educate a close group of students about Native American history and culture. An Academic Residential Community (ARC) is a space that students can apply to live in when they …

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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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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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Teaching and Learning Center to undergo reorganization, move to multiple different halls across campus

Located in the basement of the Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, the Teaching Learning Center is a place for students to come to for advising, tutoring and workshops. Several programs are located in TLC. These include Pathway Oregon, Trio SSS, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services and the Undergraduate Support …

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Margin widens between number of UO students graduating with Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

“Math is not my friend, nor is science,” said second-year journalism student Maddy Henson. Henson is not alone. Journalism is the only department that awards more Bachelor of Arts degrees than Bachelors of Science. In the SOJC, 282 journalism students received B.A.’s while 248 got B.S.’s in the 2016-2017 school …

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After a decade of effort, UO creates new minor in leadership

The UO’s College of Education is offering a new minor in leadership, called Leadership + Administrative Skills, after a decade of work on the program. The college’s Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) department designed the minor for undergraduate students planning to pursue leadership roles in education or social services. …

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New Digital Humanities minor could combine literary culture with modern technology

On Nov. 13, the University of Oregon announced that a new digital humanities minor will soon be available to students. The purpose of the minor is to combine “literary culture” with technology, according to the English department’s website. Given that this generation of students has grown up with technology, the …

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Leader of Knight Campus announced

He calls himself fundamentally a bioengineer, but his next job is going to be bigger. Robert Guldberg, a Georgia Tech professor and leader in scientific research, will be the executive director of Oregon’s $1 billion scientific school, The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, according to an announcement on …

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University honors programs to be improved in the coming year: What you need to know

If you’re a sociology major at the University of Oregon, you can earn honors by achieving a 3.4 GPA; however, if you’re a biology major, you need a 3.3 GPA in upper division courses and an intensive research thesis if you want to graduate with honors. Achieving honors in college …

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