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Oregonian reportedly releases names of two suspended archivists involved in leaked documents

The Oregonian has identified the two librarians who have been suspended for releasing 22,000 pages of records to an unidentified professor as James Fox and Kira Homo. The Oregonian explains that they came to this conclusion through process of elimination and other research. Both Fox and Homo are members of the Society of American Archivists. …

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Scholarship season arrives for UO undergrads

Since leaving campus for winter break last term, sophomore Vikas Mankala has been hard at work as scholarship season has arrived. Mankala is one of the hundreds of undergraduate students who will apply to scholarships during the term. For most scholarships offered by the University of Oregon, applications are due during winter term, …

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UO publishes job description for new president

If the University of Oregon had a Tinder account, its bio might read, “One of the nation’s premier research universities seeks innovative leader for president.” Since UO can’t just swipe right for the next president, the matching process is a little different. The current presidential search is unique for the University of …

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Growing enrollment and shrinking spaces, students and faculty driving with limited options

When she spent $300 on a parking pass, public relations professor Kathryn Kuttis was expecting to decrease her daily burden of stress, not add to it. After getting her two daughters to school at 8:30 a.m., Kuttis started her long hunt for parking spots. Kuttis is not alone. When she …

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Two UO employees on leave after unlawful records release

Two unidentified University of Oregon employees are on paid leave pending an investigation after 22,000 pages of records were ‘unlawfully’ released, according to the Oregonian. The Oregonian reports that the records were from the UO President’s office and included confidential information on students, faculty and staff. UO Matters, a blog at …

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Board of Trustees discuss presidential salary

The Presidential Factors Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Jan. 20 to discuss the University of Oregon’s next’s presidential salary, contract and annual evaluation. The committee last met on Dec. 12, 2014; the committee is chaired by Ginevra Ralph and is comprised of Andrew Colas, Allyn Ford, Susan …

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Who sets your tuition and fees?

In its December meeting, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees passed a resolution on how the university sets tuition and fees. Although the UO has an independent governing board instead of a state governing board, few changes have been made. “There really is very little difference in the overall process …

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UO departments head to Dallas to recruit

Fifty percent of current University of Oregon students have indicated that athletics was either important or very important in their decision to come to UO, according to Vice President for Enrollment Dr. Roger Thompson. Oregon is well-known in California and the states west of the Rockies for its sports, Thompson …

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Department chairs likely won't face repercussions for siding with GTFs in strike

Before the strike ended, Dr. Bonnie Mann told The Emerald she believed the University of Oregon was preparing to fire her. Mann, chair of the philosophy department, was one of the department heads caught between the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation and the administration during the GTF strike. She signed a letter …

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Efforts continue to introduce more gender-inclusive bathrooms

The movement to include more gender-inclusive bathrooms at the University of Oregon continues, but the movement has a diverse set of goals. On Oct. 29, representatives from Theta Pi Sigma, the ASUO Executive branch, the Women’s Center and the LGBTESSP appeared before the ASUO Senate to ask for support for their efforts …

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Q&A with Helena Schlegel on the last meeting of the UO Board of Trustees

Helena Schlegel is a junior at the University of Oregon and the newest member of the Board of Trustees. Schlegel was confirmed to the board during finals week and attended her first meeting as a voting member of the UO Board of Trustees. Here’s what Schlegel had to say about …

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Former UO craft center employee sues university for $900,000

Former University of Oregon Craft Center employee Laura A. Gerards filed a $900,000 lawsuit against the UO last week, according to the Register Guard. Gerards said in the lawsuit she was fired after taking medical leave for migraines. The lawsuit states that Gerard’s due process was violated when she was fired without a hearing. The …

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Faculty and classified staff unions begin negotiations with Oregon administration

The unions are hopeful about their negotiations after the university settled a strike with the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation just after the end of finals week.

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Oregon will participate in several studies that address sexual assault

The University of Oregon will participate in five surveys that study on-campus sexual assault over a period of five years.

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What happened to figure drawing after UO's the nude modeling ban?

After nearly 20 years of hosting free figure drawing workshops for students, which featured nude models, the University of Oregon cancelled the sessions this September. The termination of the sessions led to various articles that received national attention, and was even discussed by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. Brook Muller, acting dean of the …

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The perks of being a GTF

An earlier version of this article did not clarify that the pay floor of $31,025 for Level I GTFs took tuition and fee waivers into account, and that GTF salaries are contingent both upon salary and FTE equivalency. The article has been changed to better explain this. It may be …

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UO replacing Blackboard with Canvas for its "off the charts" approval

Helen Chu has never seen a software test come back with everyone satisfied – except Canvas. Chu, director of Academic Technology for University of Oregon Libraries, is optimistic about UO’s learning management system switching from Blackboard to Canvas, which begins spring 2015. The University of Oregon has been using Blackboard since 1999, and …

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Board of Trustees debates raising president's salary

Some Board of Trustees members want to raise the University of Oregon president’s salary by almost $150,000 a year. Raising the president’s salary could bring in better candidates for the upcoming job search, but since lower-level staff salaries haven’t increased recently, that could be a hard sell. The UO Board …

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Update on UO Board of Trustees December meeting

Day one The full meeting of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees kicked off Thursday morning. The meeting started off with high attendance, a similar crowd to Wednesday’s emergency senate meeting, and the audience was mostly made up of Graduate Teaching Fellows and university senate members. Several audience members …

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New DOJ report challenges that "one in five" women are sexually assaulted in college

The United States Department of Justice released a special report today that, among other things, challenges the National Institute of Justice’s previous finding that 1 in 5 women are sexually assaultedduring their time in college — claiming that only 6.1 percent (or 6.1 per every 1,000 students) of female students …

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Emergency meeting of university senate targeted academic integrity and shared governance

The University of Oregon Senate held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to address academic integrity and shared governance. Lawrence 115 erupted in applause when University of Oregon Senate President Robert Kyr entered Wednesday’s emergency meeting. As of Wednesday morning the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation strike has ended, and a controversial item …

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GTFF and UO settle contract, strike ends

The University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have reached a tentative agreement after eight days of striking in regard to higher wages and paid leave. The agreement includes 5 percent raises to the minimum wages retroactive for this year and 5 percent raises for next year as …

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President's Review Panel releases sexual misconduct recommendations

When The Emerald spoke with Interim President Scott Coltrane in November, he said that University of Oregon would determine how to move forward against sexual assault pending analysis. Today part of that analysis, the recommendations of the President’s Review Panel, were released. Former President Michael Gottfredson announced the formation of the …

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GTFF and UO to continue mediation on Dec. 9

The surprise mediation session between the University of Oregon administration and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation that took place on Dec. 8 ended without a resolution and mediation will continue on Dec. 9. Both groups have attended several mediation sessions since the beginning of the strike on Dec. 2, but none have ended in an …

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Here’s what you should know about the UO board of trustees

Beyoncé says that girls run the world but, unfortunately the University of Oregon doesn’t praise Queen B like many college students do, so the Board of Trustees runs this campus. The board is UO’s new governing board, but what does that mean? Here’s what you should know about the UO BOT: ・Before 2014, the …

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Board of Trustees' policy could radically change University Senate powers

University Senate has called an emergency meeting for Wednesday and may be at risk of losing its power to the University of Oregon Board of Trustees. The agenda for the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting was released Friday, Dec. 5, six days before the Board’s Thursday meeting. Seven pages into the agenda …

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Surprise negotiations continue between UO and GTFF

Stakeholders in the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation strike returned to the bargaining table with University of Oregon earlier than expected, according to Around the O. As finals week begins, the GTFF and UO administration are going back into negotiations. Negotiations between the administration and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation were scheduled to continue on Tuesday, …

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GTFF strike affects undergrads as finals week begins

Freshman Mack Veltman has been working on a paper for his journalism class for a month. However, when Veltman turned the essay in on Wednesday, Dec. 3 after the GTFF strike had begun, his J201 professor announced that the essays would only be graded if the strike ended. For many …

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"Ready for Hillary" bus gets mixed reactions on campus

Hillary Clinton hasn’t declared whether or not she’s running for president in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped political action committees from campaigning on her behalf or detractors from making their voices heard. The Ready for Hillary campaign visited the University of Oregon campus Sunday afternoon bringing with it a cavalcade of …

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GTFs will continue to strike into finals week after another unsuccessful mediation

After continuing mediation today, the University of Oregon administration and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have failed to reach an agreement. GTFs have been picketing since the strike began on Tuesday and they will continue to strike into finals week, which begins on Monday, Dec. 8. The GTFF has been striking since Tuesday …

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