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UO Fire Marshal bans hoverboards from campus buildings

Hoverboards, the hands-free two-wheeled motorized scooters, are being banned from college campuses across the country. The University of Oregon banned the devices on Jan. 25 by adopting an emergency policy that went into effect the day it was announced. President Michael Schill approved the policy on Jan. 20. The policy …

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June ceremony set to recognize President Schill’s investiture

One year after University of Oregon President Michael Schill took office, the university will formally celebrate the installation of UO’s 18th president. The ceremony is set for June 1 at Matthew Night Arena, according to Around the O.  Investitures symbolize a change of authority in high office positions from one person …

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Board of Trustees to discuss moving Hayward Field cell phone tower

The Board of Trustees meet on Thursday, Feb. 18 to discuss whether the University of Oregon can force the removal of a cell phone tower at Hayward Field, the Register Guard reports. The 120-foot tower lies next to Hayward Field’s west grandstand, which is set for demolition on Aug. 1. The renovation is …

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Dozens march to protest UO Foundation’s connection to fossil fuel companies

Dozens of people attended a protest on the University of Oregon campus this afternoon that was organized by Divest UO — a joint student and faculty campaign opposed to the UO Foundation’s investment in fossil fuel companies —  to bring attention to its cause. Beginning at roughly 12 p.m., the …

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Live coverage of the Divest UO Fossil Fuel Rally

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page. Tweets by @troydshinn

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UO President Michael Schill announces intention to propose tuition hikes

Despite weeks of protests and rallies against raising tuition, University of Oregon President Michael Schill announced last Tuesday that he will propose to the Board of Trustees a 4.76 percent tuition increase for in-state students and a 4.46 percent increase for out-of-state students. The board meeting takes place on March …

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UO hires Trisha Burnett as chief auditor

University of Oregon President Michael Schill named Trisha Burnett as the new chief auditor for the UO Office of Internal Audit, the university announced on Friday. “The chief auditor’s job is to help make sure the institution is running efficiently according to the budget,” UO spokesperson Laura McGinnis said. Burnett …

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UO opens public comment on tuition an fees proposal

Public commentary is now open on the University of Oregon’s latest proposal, which would raise tuition and fees. The proposal, if approved by the UO Board of Trustees, would go into effect on July 1. For more information about the tuition hike, check out previous Emerald coverage. The UO will be …

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Rising cost, rising conflict: Students don’t feel heard as UO raises tuition

Carrying signs saying “I’m not a piggy bank” and “Are these numbers even real?”, about 50 students rallied in front of Johnson Hall on Feb. 3 to protest another proposed tuition hike — this one even higher than last year’s. This isn’t an unfamiliar scene at the University of Oregon: …

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Students rally against proposed tuition hike in forum

Students came en masse to a tuition forum in the EMU Gumwood room to protest a 4.7 percent tuition increase proposed by the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board for next year. This morning, ASUO members accused TFAB members of voting to raise tuition without the two student representatives, ASUO President …

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Student groups accuse TFAB of rushing vote to raise tuition without student approval

A coalition of University of Oregon student groups have accused the Tuition & Fees Advisory Board of, in a meeting last week, rushing a vote on a proposed increase in tuition for the 2016-2017 school year. In an email sent to the Emerald this morning, they said that some students who …

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ASUO will host rally, forum to fight proposed tuition increase

ASUO will host a campus rally and forum tomorrow afternoon aimed at fighting a proposed 4.7 percent tuition increase for the 2016-2017 school year. The rally will begin at 2:15 p.m. in front of Johnson Hall. Following the rally, the group will then move to the EMU Gumwood Room to …

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An ally in Johnson Hall: Both administration and its critics trust Darci Heroy, UO’s new Title IX coordinator

University of Oregon administration and critics of its sexual assault policies have finally found something they agree on: Darci Heroy. As interim associate vice president and Title IX coordinator, Heroy will report directly to UO President Michael Schill, starting today, about sexual assault on campus. Heroy’s experience as a Title …

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Executive director candidate envisions Health Center focus on “excellence” and “relevance”

Shannon Millington, current Director of Health Systems and Services, wants the University Health Center to focus on “excellence and relevance” in her presentation for the executive health center director position Jan. 29. Millington has worked in multiple positions in UHC for 10 years, according to her resume. From physical therapist …

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UO College of Education will continue Summer Enrichment Program

After more than a week of pushback, the University of Oregon Summer Enrichment Program will get a second chance. The UO College of Education announced Friday in a message to the SEP community that the university will support the 35-year-old camp this summer. The university will collaborate with Oak Hill …

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UO denies almost every complaint made in “whistleblower” suit

The University of Oregon denied any wrongdoing in retrieving the counseling records of a student in a Jan. 25 response to a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in November 2015 by Karen Stokes and Jennifer Morlok, two former UO Counseling and Testing Center employees. The counseling records belonged to “Jane Doe,” the survivor of …

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UO Senate meeting discusses code of ethics and campus diversity

The University of Oregon Senate met on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss data security, the code of ethics and diversifying campus. At 3 p.m. the Knight Library browsing room began to fill with senators and their audience. President Mike Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane attended, seated in the front row. …

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Michael Schill’s new research-based budget strategy may lead to cuts

UO President Michael Schill announced a new plan focusing on development of research programs on campus. Some programs will lose funding and faculty.

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UO hires Darci Heroy as interim Title IX coordinator

Darci Heroy has been hired as interim associate vice president and Title IX coordinator, the University of Oregon announced on Tuesday. Heroy has worked as a consultant for the UO on Title IX issues since April of last year and was previously an equal opportunity specialist in the UO’s Office of …

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Executive director candidate aims to improve health center’s “culture of excellence”

During a presentation on Jan. 26, LeAnn Gutierrez, a candidate for the executive director position at the University Health Center, presented her vision of success to a crowd of about 50 staff members of the UHC. With the University of Oregon’s health services ranked 13 in the nation, according to …

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UO President Michael Schill stresses accessibility to higher education in lecture

University of Oregon President Michael Schill gave a lecture on Tuesday addressing the affordability of college for various groups of students. The presentation — “Access and Higher Education” — focused on low-income students, first-generation students and underrepresented minorities. “Kids who are born today to different families of different circumstances should …

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UO administration emphasizes research in latest budget framework

University of Oregon faculty gathered at a senate meeting on Jan. 13 to discuss a new strategic model designed to set the university on course for greater academic excellence. The meeting came a week after UO President Michael Schill set an initiative to realign the academic budget toward research funding. The president’s …

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UO gives up $3.4 million marketing campaign for academics and research

Focusing on research and academic goals, the University of Oregon dropped its three-year, $3.4 million contract with marketing agency 160over90 on Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the Register-Guard. 160over90 reinvented the UO’s website and launched a campaign centered around a value of curiosity, all in a first step to raise …

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Possible Title IX candidate aims to pull UO out of the ‘dark ages’ of sexual assault policy

During a meeting with students on Jan. 5, Catherine Carroll, a possible candidate for the new associate vice president and Title IX coordinator position, said that higher education institutions are in the “dark ages” regarding the handling of sexual misconduct cases. “There is a lot of room for innovation. Universities …

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UO may rename buildings named after racists: Black students say that’s not enough

University of Oregon’s first building was named after a white supremacist. That’s about to change, but is it enough?

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SOJC searches for new dean to spark new era

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication is working to find a leader “who can usher the school into a new era of opportunity and transformation in teaching, research and professional creative work,” according to the SOJC website. Serving as chief academic and administrative officer for the SOJC, the …

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Guaranteed tuition plan raises more concerns with Board of Trustees

On Oct. 28 the first open forum with the Tuition and Fees Advisory introduced the possible implementation of a guaranteed tuition plan. Now, Board of Trustees members question if the plan will better students or the university. In addition to concerns raised by ASUO executives earlier last week at a …

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Sexual assault prevention and education important topics in two-day Board of Trustees meetings

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Ford Alumni Center, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees discussed sexual assault, prevention and awareness on campus. Robin Holmes, UO Vice President for Student Life, presented to the board about sexual assault, prevention and education updates at the university. She …

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Board of Trustees discusses guaranteed tuition concept and race at meeting

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees met today at 8 a.m. during its once-a-term meeting to discuss topics such as a potential tuition guarantee concept and racial issues. At a breakfast meeting in Bean East Conference Room this morning, trustee members spoke with black and African-American students about racial issues …

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UO staff and students share thoughts about racial issues on campus

Black Student Union member August Jefferson believes underrepresentation contributes to issues revolving race on campus.
“The faculty does not communicate well with its diverse students,” Jefferson said. “[Students of color] make up less than three percent of the student body. Similarly we are severely underrepresented in the faculty, so even when we do have questions or concerns, it can easily be lost in translation or even ignored.”

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