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University of Oregon’s Sexual Assault Review Panel meets for the second time

The Sexual Assault Review Panel met for the second time this Tuesday in the Lillis Business Complex at 12:30 p.m., to hear public comment regarding solutions to sexual assault on campus. Three speakers voiced plausible solutions to the issue, ranging from gaining support of the most influential men on campus …

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Clusters of Excellence initiative criticized by instructors

In order to raise the University of Oregon’s profile among other research universities, provost Scott Coltrane announced last month 34 new tenure track positions, mainly in the sciences. While these projects are undoubtedly rewarding and beneficial for UO’s image, some are questioning whether this is the best use of the expected cost of …

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Psychology professor’s complaint says University of Oregon violated Clery Act in assault allegation

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education, alleging that the University of Oregon violated provisions of the Jeanne Cleary Act in its handling of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in March, The Register-Guard reports. The law regulates the investigation and publication of …

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Johnson Hall rally continues for second day in protest of Oregon administration transparency in sexual assault case

Protestors supporting the UO Coalition To End Sexual Violence  gathered at Johnson Hall for the second day in a row to protest the University of Oregon’s lack of transparency surrounding the rape case involving men’s Basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. UO President Michael Gottfredson addressed the …

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Photos: Rally participants take a stand for sexual assault survivors

Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes in the 21st photo. The earlier versions said the women was Vice President for Equity & Inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh. The UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, the Women’s Center and other campus groups …

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UO decides if trigger warnings should be applied in class

Colleges around the country, including some departments at UO, are struggling to define the boundaries between challenging course material, students’ well-being, and free speech. Recently, the English department discussed whether they should use trigger warnings that would alarm students of potentially upsetting topics. Warnings are becoming more and more common …

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Special report reveals more oversight needed on research affairs

Last month, a special committee appointed by the University of Oregon Senate and the President Michael Gottfredson released a special report that reviewed the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The report uncovered inconsistencies in policies, lack of communication throughout offices and departments and an overall insufficient amount of oversight …

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Scott Coltrane appointed as Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Oregon

Scott Coltrane will assume the position of Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Oregon, an email from President Michael Gottfredson announced early this afternoon. Coltrane has served as the Interim Provost since July of this year following the resignation of former Provost Jim Bean. Prior, Coltrane was …

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Motion to end athletic subsidies postponed until March following recent faculty senate

“The state of the university is sound,” President Gottfredson said as he opened the University of Oregon Faculty Senate  on Wednesday Feb. 12 with a state of the university report. Gottfredson’s comments updated the audience on the recent progress of the UO’s new independent governing board, the progression of a series of academic …

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UO’s academic plan beleaguered by lack of funding

The University of Oregon is retooling its plan for the future. Since its inception under former provost Jim Bean, the UO’s academic plan has served as a road map toward establishing and achieving the university’s goals. The draft composed in 2009 included achieving and sustaining excellence within the American Association of …

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