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Student group leads charge for racial equity

The Black Student Task Force at the University of Oregon is pushing administration to help black students succeed and make them feel safer on campus. After the release of the BTSF’s list of demands, the group joined student groups nationwide that have also issued lists of demands addressing similar struggles …

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Meet your new student BOT member, William Paustian

Of about 5,000 freshmen who stepped on to the University of Oregon campus this year, one of them has a seat on the UO’s highest governing board, the Board of Trustees, and a vote which will help shape the fate of the university. Freshman William Paustian began his term as …

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Unity Vigil in EMU highlights religious solidarity and support for victims of international violence

Members of the University of Oregon community gathered in the Erb Memorial Union today for a Unity Vigil, showing support for victims of violence across the world. UO’s Division of Equity and Inclusion organized the vigil, during which speakers focused on the importance of fostering solidarity in a diverse community. President …

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President Schill addresses racial issues during campus conversation

University of Oregon President Michael Schill spoke to a packed room in the Global Scholars Hall today. “Lessons from Mizzou: A Campus Conversation” was meant to raise awareness of racial problems on campus, and discuss what the university could do to learn from the recent incident at the University of …

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Hundreds of students, faculty echo Missouri’s demands for racial equality

Roughly 500 students marched through the University of Oregon campus Thursday afternoon demanding that the administration exhibit stronger dedication to the safety and representation of marginalized groups. Black Women of Achievement, a UO student organization, planned the demonstration with the help of other groups dedicated to representing historically underrepresented students on campus. The …

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Million Student March for free tuition reaches steps of Johnson Hall

Members of University of Oregon students, classified staff, and faculty gathered outside Johnson Hall on Thursday Nov. 12, demanding tuition-free public education, cancellation of student debt for everyone across the country and a $15 minimum wage to benefit on-campus workers. The protest was a part of the nationwide “Million Student March,” taking …

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President Schill reveals the “Oregon Commitment” at first all-campus address

President Michael Schill called for increased affordability and higher graduation rates as he hosted his first University of Oregon all-campus address in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom at 11 a.m. today. The public address came after he announced on Oct. 30 his commitment to improve access, retention and graduation rates for UO students. …

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Live coverage of Michael Schill’s first presidential address

University of Oregon President Michael Schill, who officially took over in July, is delivering his first address to campus at 11 a.m. today in the Erb Memorial Union ballroom. His speech, officially titled “The UO’s Commitment to Access and Opportunity,” will discuss “specific plans for improving access, retention, and graduation,” according to …

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President Schill to host first all-campus presidential address on Nov. 10

On Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., President Schill will host his first all-campus address in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom since becoming the University of Oregon’s president five months ago. Schill will discuss his specific plans to improve access, retention and graduation rates for students at the UO, according to a …

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UO Foundation buys historic Portland building for $42.6 million

The historic White Stag building in Portland, OR, famous for the “Portland, Oregon” electric sign decorating its roof, now belongs to the University of Oregon Foundation. They purchased the building for $42.6 million, the UO foundation confirmed today. The university has occupied the facility since 2008, operating in about 70 percent of …

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“Jane Doe’s” former therapist resigns, citing retaliation by UO

A former therapist of the victim of an alleged 2014 sexual assault involving University of Oregon basketball players announced her resignation on Sunday. In an open letter to UO President Michael Schill, Jennifer Morlok stated she is leaving because she “can no longer manage the emotional strain and professional toll I …

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Oregon’s yellow brick pathway: PathwayOregon is paying for more low-income students than ever

Since 2008, PathwayOregon has paid for hundreds of low-income students to go to school. It’s about to start paying for many more.

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William Paustian appointed by Gov. Brown as new student member for the Board of Trustees

Corrections, Oct. 29: Due to a reporting error, a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the ASUO Executive interviewed five candidates; the Executive interviewed all candidates who submitted applications. In the same version of the article, the reporter incorrectly stated that Paustian could not hold both the presidency …

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New student Board of Trustees member appointed

Governor Kate Brown appointed a new student member to the Board of Trustees on Monday. Will Paustian will replace Associated Students of the University of Oregon President Helena Schlegel. Schlegel resigned from the Board on Sept. 25, 2015. “We look forward to working with Trustee-designate Paustian on student issues throughout …

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University senate offers three goals to improve UO

University president Michael Schill addressed the University Senate last week, and has three things he hopes to accomplish during his presidency.

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Profile of Dr. Sari Pascoe, AVP for Campus and Community Engagement

During the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 5,402 domestic minority students enrolled at the University of Oregon, forming 22.3 percent of the student population, according to research done by the UO Office of Institutional Research. Based on research conducted over the past five years, the UO has seen steady growth …

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FSL section of 2015 Sexual Violence Survey announced at University Senate meeting

Students within the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life still face significantly higher rates of sexual violence in comparison to those who are not. On Oct. 7, UO psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd presented her findings of the 2015 Sexual Violence Survey during the University Senate meeting.  Freyd’s findings …

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Drinking in the red: Here’s how UO is coping with the week one drinking wave

You’re most likely to see people like this during the first six to eight weeks of school. A recent Oregon law means you can get them to safety without risking an MIP.

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State board aims to reprimand UO psychologist over breach of student confidentiality

The Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners is preparing to reprimand Shelly Kerr, director of the Counseling and Testing Center for the University of Oregon, with a $5,000 fine and required attendance of ethics classes. The Oregonian reported that the disciplinary actions are in response to Kerr giving UO lawyers records belonging …

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Student rep. Helena Schlegel resigns from Board of Trustees

Helena Schlegel has resigned from her post as the only student member of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees. Her official statement came in an email sent to the university secretary, Angela Wilhelms, Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Director of Executive Appointments, Mary Rae Moller, and the Emerald’s Editor in Chief, …

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Campus decision makers: Connecting the dots from UO administration to ASUO

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Much like our nation’s federal government, you can separate the levels of power at the University of Oregon into three branches: administration, faculty and students. Administration: Board of …

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Board of Trustees Meeting Day Two: Top 3 Takeaways

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees reconvened today to finish their quarterly meeting. The meeting was much shorter than yesterday’s, but contained important decisions and a good look at some future plans for the university. Here are the top three things to take away from today’s meeting: 3) State …

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Board of Trustees approved all construction projects and university budget in a single vote

On the second day of its once-a-term meeting, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees approved every resolution on the meeting agenda in a single vote Friday morning. Here are the items they approved: Awarding a license to begin construction of a 29,000-square-foot sport performance center for student athletes on the …

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SEIU and Oregon’s Public Universities reach tentative contract agreement

The Service Workers International Union and Oregon’s Public Universities came to a contract agreement late Wednesday night. Classified workers and Oregon’s seven public universities have been in contract negotiations since January. Workers were ready to strike had they not come to a bargaining agreement. According to SEIU, the agreement gives …

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Top five takeaways from today’s BOT meeting

The first day of the Board of Trustees meeting has come to a close. Board members discussed topics ranging from expanding academic programs to massive restructuring of the tuition process. Here are the top five things to take away from the meeting: 5) A New President: This was University of …

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Finance and facilities committee unanimously approves renovations, Mariota Complex

The University of Oregon Finance and Facilities Committee met on Thursday morning before the Board of Trustees meeting. Members of the committee discussed several topics, and voted on some of the university’s biggest upcoming projects. Here is an outline of what was talked about: The meeting started with some public comments. …

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Live blog: day 1 of UO Board of Trustees meeting

Day one of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees meeting has arrived. While the board will not vote on anything today, there are several key issues being discussed. The meeting is open to the public, and is taking place in the Giustina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. Emerald reporter Noah McGraw …

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Trial against UOPD officers began Wednesday morning

A trial involving three members of the University of Oregon Police Department, including its chief, Carolyn McDermed, began Wednesday morning at the Mark O Hatfield Courthouse in Portland. The plaintiff, a former UOPD officer, James Cleavenger, filed a lawsuit against the UO and six UOPD employees in 2013. Cleavenger’s lawsuit …

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BOT meeting preview: Kate Brown presents, vote on Mariota Complex

It’s that time of the term again. The University of Oregon’s governing board, the Board of Trustees, will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday (1 p.m.) and Friday (9 a.m.) in the Giustina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. This will be UO President Michael Schill’s first meeting as a member …

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SEIU members lead campus tour to gain support for potential strike

Last Tuesday, a group of local 503 Service Workers International Union (the union representing classified workers at the University of Oregon) members and supporters walked through the UO campus, stopping along the way to speak with classified workers about their concerns with the proposed contract.  Classified workers at the seven public …

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