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UO hires new dean of business school

Sarah Nutter will be the new dean of the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business. Nutter is the current dean of the business school at George Mason University. She will take up her role at the UO business school on Jan. 17. “The UO is gaining a talented dean …

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UO President Schill considering a recommendation on hiring and retaining black faculty

A University of Oregon panel sent a recommendation to UO President Michael Schill on ways to hire and retain more black faculty. The working group of three administrators, a faculty member and a graduate student is recommending Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane develop a predoctoral fellowship program that would inform students working for a doctorate about …

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Free gifts for freshmen: UO gives first-year students a place to belong to

Before the University of Oregon freshmen started school, they were given free gifts. The university gave the class of 2020 pep rally t-shirts and lanyards, as well as two books: a novel and a guide to excelling in class. Over the summer, the UO Division of Undergraduate Studies sent every …

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EMU to offer new study spots as Knight Library reduces operation hours

The Knight library will no longer operate on a 24-hour schedule five times a week, according Lesli Larson, Director of Library Communication and Marketing. The library is now open to students from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Despite the cut in operation hours, the library is increasing service hours — …

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From medical condition to social justice movement

  When Sophia Vicencio first moved to University of Oregon from Iowa, the last thing she expected was that her day-to-day activities would become more difficult. For many other students, traveling up and down hills isn’t much of a consideration. But for Vicencio, that’s a different story.    “I use …

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Proposal for a UO black cultural center in limbo

University of Oregon administration is considering whether to open a black cultural center on campus, as plans to meet the Black Student Task Force’s demands continue to come to fruition. When the BSTF sent the administration a list of demands to increase campus inclusion for black students, it called for …

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Administration aims to boost UO’s low four-year graduation rate

The four-year graduation rate at the University of Oregon falls significantly below the national average. Only 50 percent of UO undergraduates complete a degree within four years, according to data collected by the Office of the Registrar, putting the university’s rate roughly 10 percentage points under the national average calculated …

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UO’s historic graduate student union a model for private universities

On Aug. 23, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants at private universities must be treated as employees. This status gave thousands of graduate students across the country the new right to unionize, and it’s likely that they’ll look to the …

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Uncovering the urban legend: The most failed class at UO

A popular idea that has come under investigation is that Math 111 is the most failed class at the University of Oregon. The Emerald recently attained a copy of the Fall 2015 grade distributions from the UO registrar office, detailing the percentages of grade options for UO classes that term. …

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President names new provost search committee

University of Oregon President Michael Schill named 17 UO constituents to a provost search committee on Aug. 19, effectively launching the search for the new Senior Vice President and chief academic officer. The committee’s formation follows a June announcement that current provost Scott Coltrane plans to retire next summer, after …

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UO psychologist uses a fake class to ask real questions

Psy 607: Everything is Fucked was set to be taught by professor Srivastava Monday mornings in Straub Hall. A common concern among psychology researchers was summed up in a joke syllabus written by University of Oregon associate professor Sanjay Srivastava earlier this month. The syllabus was never intended to represent a …

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More questions means better results for minorities

New research is pulling back the veil shrouding well-intentioned “ban the box” (BTB) policies across the country. These policies were intended to reduce employment discrimination by not requiring job applicants to list their criminal histories on job applications. These BTB policies appear to be doing far more harm than good. …

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Free speech in safe spaces: UO faculty want to amend the Bias Education and Response Team

In May 1999, a University of Oregon student said to his class that Hispanic people have a poor work ethic. In the arguments that ensued, one student said to an Asian classmate over email that if she didn’t shut up, “you will see what racism truly is.” After the university …

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The UO Bias Education Response Team is under examination from the UO Senate

The Bias Education and Response Team is under scrutiny from professors and staff after 15 years of operating at University of Oregon. A task force meant to collect information and enact policy on BERT has been formed by the UO Senate, a democratic body representing faculty, staff and students on …

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$6 million endowment will help UO Clinic with operations and research

The Quest Fund gifted the University of Oregon’s College of Education $6 million for its HEDCO Clinic to assist with yearly operational costs for its programs, which provide low-cost educational services to the Eugene-Springfield community. Located in the southern wing of the HEDCO building on campus, the clinic is currently …

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UO promoted and granted tenure to 127 faculty members

More than 120 University of Oregon tenure and non-tenure faculty members received promotions or earned tenure for the academic year 2015-2016 at the reception on June 7, according to Around the O. Out of 60 tenure-track faculty members and 67 non-tenure-track faculty members, 45 members of College of Arts and Sciences …

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UC Eugene — why Californian students keep coming and what it means for the UO

The number of Californians who attend the University of Oregon has more than doubled in the last nine years. To put that into perspective, you only need to look as far as the UO’s nicknames: University of California—Eugene or Cal State Oregon. At the beginning of this year, there were …

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UO Senate elections close Monday

The annual University of Oregon Faculty Senate elections are drawing to a close. Students can log in to Duckweb and vote for candidates within their constituency group. Students and faculty determining who will receive their vote can see statements published by the candidates here. While statements are not required, they …

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UO Libraries collections budget reduced by $565,000

UO Libraries is cutting its collection budget by over half a million dollars this year in response to administration’s realignment process. Collections technically encompass all the media the library owns. The cuts will not affect permanent additions to the library like the books on the shelf. The areas that will …

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Christoph Lindner named new dean of A&AA school

University of Oregon Provost Scott Coltrane announced today that the search for a new Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, which began last fall, is over. Christoph Lindner, professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, has been named the A&AA Dean. He will begin …

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Univerisity of Florida professor Juan-Carlos Molleda named as the next SOJC dean

The University of Oregon announced Juan-Carlos Molleda as the next School of Journalism and Communication Dean today, according to Around the O. Molleda, who is the current University of Florida professor and chair of the department of Public Relations, will take office July 1. His research focuses on global corporate public …

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UO announces plan to increase the diversity of Oregon’s public school teachers

Oregon wants a more diverse teacher work force, and it’s requiring the state’s public institutions to help. Oregon Legislature passed a bill last year requiring that the state make progress toward hiring more minority teachers into Oregon’s public K-12 school system. The ultimate goal is that the diversity of the …

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IMPACT mentor program sees boost in attendance

IMPACT, or the Intercultural Mentoring Program Advancing Community Ties, is a program on campus aimed at promoting the success of and use of resources for underclassmen by connecting them with upperclassman, or mentors. They’re biggest goal is to introduce new students to the plethora of resources they have lurking just …

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Clark Honors College professor Frances Cogan passed away Tuesday

Clark Honors College Professor Emerita of Literature passed away at the Riverbend Hospital on Tuesday according to an email sent on behalf Terry Hunt, Dean of the Honors College. Cogan began teaching at the Honors College in 1981. Hunt had no further information about when a service will take place, …

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Columbia CEO Tim Boyle donates $10 million to UO zebrafish research

Tim Boyle, University of Oregon alumnus and Columbia Sportswear CEO, donated $10 million for UO research that includes fish breeding and zebrafish genomics, the UO announced. The Columbia Sporstwear CEO’s $10 million will bring and expand new equipment to the research. The gift will mainly fund the UO’s aquatic animal …

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Honors college to vacate Chapman Hall this summer ahead of renovation

The Robert D. Clark Honors College will vacate Chapman Hall this summer in preparation for interior remodeling of the building, according to Around the O. During remodeling, which is estimated to last until December 2017, the honors college will relocate to McArthur Court. The University of Oregon cites the lack …

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Career Center’s annual fair sees increased popularity

The University of Oregon’s Career Center’s Feb. 11 career fair had higher student attendance than usual. The center and attending employers said this points to its increasing success and impact on students’ lives. Makaya Moore graduated from UO in 2015. Moore worked for the Career Center while she was a student, after attaining …

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Chapman Hall renovation forces Clark Honors College to move to McArthur Court

Chapman Hall is next on the university’s list to go under a major renovation, Dean of Robert D. Clark Honors College Terry Hunt said via email this morning. With the building under renovation, Clark Honors College will move temporarily to McArthur Court starting summer 2016. McArthur Court, the University of Oregon’s former basketball court, has …

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New Hampshire Primary watch party in Gerlinger Lounge Tuesday

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics are hosting a watch party in the Gerlinger Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event will begin at 4, once the vote totaling begins in New Hampshire. A discussion led by four Morse Scholars, Andrew Dunn, Jacob Gram, Morgan Murphy, and Celine …

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UO law school dean will step down July 1

UO School of Law Dean Michael Moffitt has decided to resign as dean effective July 1, 2017. According to Moffitt’s message to the law school community, he decided to step down “after considerable soul-searching” and concluded that “the time is right” to find new leadership. “It has been my great …

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