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Senate legislation would give academics a cut of athletic department budget

The athletic department at the University of Oregon has a budget of nearly $100 million, and faculty think that should go to academics, like student scholarships. If this new legislation passes, it might. While the Board of Trustees was having its winter meeting, the university Senate met and approved a resolution to have athletics pay the academic side a 3 percent dividend out of its $98 million budget.

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Live-blog: UO board of trustees winter meeting day two

The UO board of trustees winter meeting continues Friday March 6 in the Ford Alumni Center. Follow the live-blog and check out news from yesterday’s meeting. During Thursday’s meeting the BOT passed a tuition increase which students protested, forcing the board to a recess. Live Blog Board of Trustees winter meeting …

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What will it take for University of Oregon to bring in a new, permanent president?

University of Oregon has been in search of a new president since Michael Gottfredson left in June 2014. What will it take for UO to bring in another?

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Student tuition protest sends board of trustees meeting into recess as vote on increase looms

A tuition protest sent the University of Oregon’s board of trustees into recess Thursday afternoon. The board is expected to approve a 3.7 percent increase.

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University of Oregon tuition increases approved despite student criticism

A proposed tuition increase for students at the University of Oregon was approved by the Finance and Facilities Committee during its March 4 meeting.

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Q&A: UO Board of Trustees member Rudy Chapa on finding the right person to lead the university

Rudy Chapa speaks to The Emerald about his own college days at UO and the ongoing search for UO’s next president.

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Follow the live blog of UO Board of Trustees meeting

Live Blog Board of Trustees winter 2015 meeting The UO Board of Trustees meets Thursday at 8 a.m. in the Ford Alumni Center. Check the agenda here, get background on today’s meeting here and follow the live blog:

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Board of Trustees doesn’t want to mediate in labor strikes

Kurt Wilcox in his resoltution wants to address the role of the Board of Trustees in the case of strikes. He presented his resolution in hopes of being voted in favor to a new protocol of how the president reports to the board.

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Recap: Scott Coltrane holds forum to address sexual assault

On Monday, Interim President at the University of Oregon Scott Coltrane spoke on the behalf of the administration’s course of action. The second half consisted of asking questions regarding the issue of sexual assault on campus and course of action.

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Scott Coltrane meets with organizers of sexual assault survivor support rally

Students and faculty protested on Feb. 27 to the University of Oregon’s administration’s response to the lawsuit filed by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault in March of last year. Protestors marched in silence to the Johnson Hall lobby and then chanted until several leaders of the rally were …

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UO Board of Trustees winter meeting preview

The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees will be on campus next week for its winter meeting. The long meetings have jam packed agendas. Here are the most intriguing items of the winter 2015 session: The public comment section is always interesting. Students and members of the community can sign up …

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UO schedules a forum addressing sexual violence

The University of Oregon is holding a forum seeking for solution to “prevent sexual assault and support survivors” on Monday, March 2 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Ford Alumni Center Giustina Ballroom, according to Around the O. The Campus Conversation and Progress Report on Addressing Sexual Violence will …

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Petition against UO’s counterclaim in recent sexual assault litigation

UPDATE: University of Oregon spokeswoman Julie Brown responded to the petition.  Over 1,500 people signed a petition created Feb. 21, calling for an end to the counterclaim filed by the University of Oregon in its legal response to a lawsuit filed by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault last spring. The petition, created on Change.org …

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Bill Harbaugh talks about why the university hasn’t fired him, and why he stays

Bill Harbaugh might be the most divisive figure at University of Oregon. He’s been hailed as the “open-records king of Eugene” and even accused of harassment. His blog, UOMatters, is a mixture of hard numbers and even harder opinions about the way UO is run and the people who run it. …

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Students voice concern over tuition and fees increases ahead of board consideration

The tuition and fees advisory board’s Brad Shelton answered student questions about the proposed 3.8 percent resident tuition increase and $10 fees increase.

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United Academics provides security for UO faculty

Galen Martin has been with the University of Oregon since 1985 after finishing his master’s degree here. Now a senior instructor in the department of international studies, Martin had previously struggled as an adjunct professor after teaching at the UO for 14 years in various departments. Before UO faculty unionized …

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Outside lawyers won't come to the table this round of faculty bargaining

The UO’s use of non-university lawyers in fall negotiations with the Graduate Teaching Fellows was controversial. GTF advocates vilified the university’s use of what they called a “union-busting” lawyer at the bargaining table. Physical education instructor Karen Creighton summed up what many were saying in a tense University Senate on Nov. 19. Creighton attended bargaining …

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University Senate talks presidential search, sexual assault and gender inclusivity

The University Senate represents 30,000 people at UO—students, faculty, staff and others. In their meeting on Wednesday topics were as diverse as hiring a president, fighting sexual assault and gender-inclusive bathrooms. Here are some highlights: Wanted: New UO President Since Michael Gottfredson resigned in August, the university has been working …

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How can students communicate with their governing board?

University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees is trying to open the paths of communication with students by inviting several to meet over lunch next month. At the March 5 meeting the UO Board of Trustees will invite a group of students to a luncheon, this comes on the heels of …

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Trustees approve Helfrich's contract, new EMU vendors, and a new softball field

The meeting didn’t last 45 minutes, but decisions regarding millions of dollars still took place. Any major decisions at the University of Oregon need to go through the Board of Trustees. At their Feb. 9 meeting, they okayed the following: Raising the salary of Mark Helfrich, the Ducks head football …

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What does your tuition pay for?

Four UO students are working to help determine the cost of education for the whole student body. As members of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, these UO students provided their perspective on how tuition and fees should increase or decrease. “The idea was to have a comprehensive holistic group that could provide different …

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UO to consider adding local bar, Chipotle, Starbucks to remodeled EMU

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees is meeting this Monday to discuss adding new vendors  to the $95 million remodeled Erb Memorial Union. Potential vendors include Eugene’s local brewery Falling Sky, Chipotle and Starbucks, according to The Register-Guard.  The EMU food court will have up to eight food vendors, with …

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OSA to hold rally for investment in higher education from state legislature

Hey legislature, can you spare $1.315 billion? That’s the question that the Oregon Student Association will ask in Salem at its Feb. 12 rally to restore higher education. OSA asks the state of Oregon to invest $755 million in universities and $560 million in community colleges, essentially freezing tuition so that …

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New science library complex renamed to honor former UO vice president

The science library is next on the University of Oregon’s list to renovate. “The goal is to transform the out-of-date basement library into a social hearth for science, with high technology and spaces for science students,” said library head Margaret Bean. “The boost in science major enrollment created a greater …

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Q&A with Judith Lechner on the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board

Judith Lechner is an international graduate student, GTF and former GTFF president. Now filling one of four student positions on the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, Lechner helps the Board make decisions regarding tuition changes throughout the year. Here is what Lechner had to say about her role and experience …

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Everything we know about UO's record release saga

The University of Oregon’s records release garnered national attention this week. UO economics professor Bill Harbaugh was identified as the recipient of 22,000 pages of records that the university got back in #LibraryGate. “The archives contain legal opinions and Interim President Scott Coltrane refuses to make those public,” Harbaugh said. “I …

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Capital campaign could mean upgrades for UO's tech infrastructure

University of Oregon’s wireless network could get an upgrade in the years to come. On October 17, 2014 the University of Oregon announced a $2 billion capital campaign, the largest in the state’s history. Some priorities of the campaign are funding an upgrade of IT infrastructure and increase capacity to process …

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UO president addresses leaked documents at university senate meeting

Interim President Scott Coltrane and Adriene Lim, the dean of libraries, spoke about the release of 22,000 leaked documents to University of Oregon professor Bill Harbaugh. Coltrane said that the documents released did not go through the UO’s usual procedures and that the matter is still under investigation. The documents spanned four years, Coltrane …

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Grad school dean finalists outline plans for the future in public presentations

Three applicants up for the position of Dean of the Graduate School share their insights on goals for the program.

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Bill Harbaugh reported as recipient of 22,000 pages' worth of university records

Bill Harbaugh, a University of Oregon economics professor and author of the UO Matters blog, is reportedly the recipient of a trove of records that led UO administrators to place two librarians on paid administrative leave earlier this month. The Chronicle of Higher education reports that Harbaugh requested the documents …

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