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UO struggles to maintain in-state enrollment

The number of college-ready Oregon high school graduates is shrinking, leaving UO searching for ways to maintain in-state enrollment numbers. According to Roger Thompson, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment, in order to maintain the number of in-state students, the school will need to increase the percentage of in-state …

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Schill shouted down: Small protest, big disruption

Protesters swarmed the EMU Ballroom stage last Friday to disrupt University President Michael Schill’s scheduled State of the University speech. Compared to past protests at UO, this was a small one — but it ended the speech before it could begin. A group of about 45 protesters identifying as “the …

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President Schill speech suspended by protesting students

UO President Schill’s State of the University speech was suspended after a group of protesting students swarmed the stage after it started. Hundreds of audience members left the EMU Ballroom after Kevin Marbury, interim vice president of student life, announced the suspension about five minutes into the protest speech. Marbury …

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UO confirms $50 million donation ahead of President Schill’s speech

University officials confirmed an anonymous donation of $50 million to be spent at the discretion of President Michael Schill on Friday morning. The university was responding to an article in the Register-Guard that stated a fund called the “Presidential Fund for Excellence” was created with the donation, and that none …

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President Schill to give welcome speech to UO campus

On Friday, October 6, UO President Michael Schill will give a “State of the University” speech to students, faculty and others in the campus community. The speech will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held on campus in the ERB Memorial Ballroom. His speech was announced on Around the …

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Firing of Oregon Bach Festival director is still a mystery

Last month, University of Oregon fired Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director Matthew Halls. The firing was a shock because in June the university gave Halls a long-term contract that included the promise of a six-figure paycheck. But the reason UO fired Halls is still unclear. UO also agreed to pay …

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New Affirmative Action Director has social justice in her genes

During World War II, Tracey Tsugawa’s parents and grandparents were incarcerated in U.S. internment camps, and it caused a streak of strong political consciousness in her family. Now, Tsugawa will bring that sense of social justice to the University of Oregon as the new Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal …

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Voluntary and mandatory medical leave: what you need to know

As students enter a new school year, there’s always a concern that due to something like a torn ACL, anxiety or depression, they will have to drop out. But UO has a policy for these situations that often goes unseen, and it could mean that a student loses their tuition …

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President Schill doesn’t expect big changes to Title IX policy

On Friday, the Trump administration released new temporary guidelines for universities that are investigating sexual assault. But President Schill’s response on Saturday indicated he doesn’t expect much to change. “We believe that new guidance will have very little, if any, impact on our current policies and procedures related to Title …

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Back in session: law students meet their new Dean

Marcilynn Burke limits herself to one cup of coffee a day — one large cup. After all, being Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law is no easy task. One way she deals with those stresses is her enjoyment of the arts. She said she would never quit …

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Male student sues UO over handling of sexual assault investigation

A University of Oregon student sued the school in federal court Monday, alleging that UO violated his due process rights and discriminated against him based on gender when he was accused of sexual assault in February 2016. UO suspended the student after a female friend with whom he had had …

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Board of Trustees reduces tuition increase to 6.56 percent

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees, minus three who could not be present at the meeting, unanimously approved to reduce the amount in-state undergraduate students will pay next year. The Board approved a 10.6 percent increase in March as a result of no increased state funding for higher education. …

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Faculty want to change course evaluations, citing discrimination

Faculty members are trying to change course evaluations to better assess how student learning is gauged because studies show discrimination skews the results. Part of course evaluations that rely on student input are frequently referred to as student evaluations of teaching (SET). The results of SET, which are intended to …

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Change in Senate leadership is only slight

The University of Oregon Faculty Senate will only see a minor change in leadership next year. Senate President Bill Harbaugh will be next year’s Senate vice president and president-elect after he ran unopposed for the position. Harbaugh was elected to the position at the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday. Candidates …

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“It is necessary”: Here’s what you need to know about the tuition increase

The state of Oregon is facing a $1.6 billion deficit. It has not been responsive to requests by universities for increased funding. Last November University of Oregon President Michael Schill, along with the presidents of Oregon’s six other public universities, wrote a letter to legislators requesting $100 million for higher …

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2016-17 ASUO leaders reflect on a year of successes and challenges as it comes to an end

May 24 marked the end of the year for the 2016-17 ASUO year. Throughout the year, the group has aimed to improve the lives of students through a variety of goals including campus lighting, higher education advocacy and a new and improved Health, Counseling and Testing Center. Former President Quinn Haaga …

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HECC approves UO 10.6 percent tuition increase upon re-vote

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved University of Oregon’s proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase for in-state students today when the commission re-voted in Salem. The HECC re-voted on the tuition increases for UO and Portland State University today. Both passed. On May 11, the HECC denied the UO’s request for the tuition …

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President Schill approves new sexual harassment and violence complaint policy

President Michael Schill spoke at the UO Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday about the new sexual and gender-based harassment complaint policy and about the university budget. Also at the meeting, the Senate voted to make the cinema studies program its own department and the Bias Education Response Team Task Force …

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UO administrators will try to convince state government to reverse decision for tuition increase

University of Oregon administrators plan to go to Salem on Thursday to persuade the state to reverse its decision to reject an increase in UO’s tuition by 10.6 percent. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) denied the increase on May 11. The university is anticipating the board to vote again …

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SOJC announces 2017-18 budget plan; faculty cuts account for $400,000

Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication Juan-Carlos Molleda has finalized the plan to balance the school’s budget. The SOJC has been working with the Office of Provost and Academic Affairs to balance its budget, according to an email sent by the dean to students on Wednesday. The school …

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“Cutting into the bone”: Why ASUO leaders endorsed the 10.6 percent tuition increase

In January, when ASUO Vice President and UO senior Natalie Fisher first heard the tuition increase would reach 10.6 percent, she wasn’t surprised. She first heard of the raise during a meeting of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, a group the University of Oregon set up to create more …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Tuition hike begone!

Today is Saturday, May 13. Here are the biggest stories from this week: the proposed 10.6-percent tuition hike was voted down in Salem; the four finalists for the renaming of Cedar Hall (formerly Dunn Hall) have been announced; and the Portland Senior Experience has been suspended for the School of …

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ASUO torn between decision to increase tuition or make further staff cuts

The current and incoming ASUO slates don’t agree with each other on the 10.6 percent tuition increase recommended by President Michael Schill. Current ASUO President Quinn Haaga and Vice President Natalie Fisher travelled separately from other University of Oregon students to Salem on Thursday for the vote on whether tuition will …

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Updated: 2017-18 UO tuition increase fails in Salem

The University of Oregon’s $945 tuition increase hit a wall today when the Higher Education Coordinating Commission voted not to pass the hike in Salem. Students from the Oregon Student Association protested the meeting by wearing orange life jackets and holding signs reading, “Students are drowning in debt.” The HECC, a …

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SOJC’s 2017 Portland Senior Experience cancelled due to budget cuts

As part of ongoing budget cuts, the University of Oregon has cancelled the journalism school’s Portland Senior Experience internship program for this fall. The program will be back in spring 2018, according to Pat Curtin, associate dean for undergraduate affairs. The Portland Senior Experience, or PDXSX, is offered to students …

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From India to Maryland to Oregon: Meet UO’s new provost

Jayanth Banavar wants to do everything he can to improve the lives of students as the new provost and senior vice president of the University of Oregon. Starting in July, Banavar will be taking over the spot of Scott Coltrane as the provost of UO. Banavar is currently the Dean …

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Students react as beloved FHS professor loses his position

In a cost-cutting move last week, the College of Education notified professor Kevin Alltucker that his hours were being reduced, making him decide to leave his job at the University of Oregon. Alltucker was technically not laid off, he said. He has been part-time for the past 13 years but has …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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LGBTQ supporters protest in Johnson Hall after program cuts

Students are protesting at Johnson Hall today about positions in LGBT Education and Support Services programs being cut. About 30 protesters started at the Health Center and marched down 13th Avenue, carrying signs that said things like “The UO exploits LGBTQ/POC labor” and “support queer services,” while chanting “President Schill …

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