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Comparing sexual violence survey data over the past year

Rates of sexual violence on campus this year were relatively similar to rates last year, but student trust in the administration has dropped, according to a recent survey. University of Oregon Psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd released the results from her 2015 UO Sexual Violence survey on Monday, Aug. 24. Freyd …

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SEIU 503 comes to a compromise

According to an article by the Statesman Journal, a vote by the Service Employees International Union Local 503 approved a new contract on Aug. 17. The agreement was approved by 95 percent of the voting SEIU representatives. The new contract includes dropping the mandatory paycheck contribution to the Public Employee Retirement System. This …

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United Academics and University of Oregon reach tentative contract agreement

Contract negotiations between the University of Oregon and United Academics, the UO faculty union, came to a close last Thursday night with a tentative agreement between the two bargaining teams. UO and the union have been negotiating since January. The agreement establishes a three year contract period, with an eight …

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Oregon’s Universities file impasse in negotiations, SEIU members rally

Negotiations between the Service Employees International Union and Oregon’s Public Universities over the past three days have not resulted in an agreement. Yesterday the administration filed for an impasse, meaning they believe an agreement is not possible. Well over 100 service workers, students and union supporters gathered in the park …

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“Jane Doe’s” former therapist files tort claim against UO Counseling and Testing Center

The University of Oregon received a tort claim notice from a UO therapist and her former colleague on Tuesday. The claim asks for compensatory damages associated with UO Counseling and Testing Center’s (UOCTC) alleged violation of First Amendment rights and unlawful employment practices. The claim follows the settlement of an 11-month legal …

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University Archives receives $1 million for new Director position

The Giustina Forest Foundation pledged $1 million to the University of Oregon’s Special Collections and University Archives to create a new director position. The pledge will go toward recruiting and maintaining the position for several years. The Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives will facilitate public access to the …

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UO classified workers may strike for better contracts by summer’s end

Out of around 1,500 classified workers at the University of Oregon, 511 make less than $15 an hour. Shawna Schultz is one of these workers. Schultz works at the kitchen in Carson Hall. Every week she scrambles to get enough hours to support herself and her son. Her son has …

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Q&A with UO President Schill: A post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the community to move on. The president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 …

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UO and survivor of alleged sexual assault settle lawsuit for $800,000 and free tuition

UPDATE: The University of Oregon and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving three men’s basketball players have settled their lawsuit, UO President Michael Schill said in an email to members of the campus community, Tuesday. The survivor, Jane Doe, said in a statement: “I am so glad to have this …

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Lawmakers approve new College and Careers building on UO campus

Construction continues on University of Oregon campus as state lawmakers recently approved funding for a new College and Careers building and two other major renovation projects set for 2016. Lawmakers committed $37 million toward three large campus projects. This includes the construction of the brand new College and Careers building in the …

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UO received $214.2 million in donations, pledges for 2015 fiscal year

The University of Oregon Foundation announced today that the university received $214.2 million in donations and pledges for 2015 — an 86 percent increase from last year, according to a statement released on Around the O. The surge in donations was attributed to a growth in donor turnout, and the “second highest …

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Michael Schill gets positive reviews on first working day as UO president

University of Oregon students, faculty, staff and alumni got the chance to meet and greet the newest occupant of the president’s office in Johnson Hall. Monday marked UO President Michael Schill’s first day in office.

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Michael Schill tours Oregon campus during his first working day as president

Michael Schill’s first official day as president was July 1, but he didn’t get settled into his office or get to do a campus-wide meet-and-greet until five days later.

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Attorneys representing UO in Title IX suit cleared of misconduct allegations

**Warning: some of the content in this story could be triggering to survivors of sexual assault.** A June 18 letter from the Oregon State Bar cleared two University of Oregon attorneys, Samantha Hill and Douglas Park, of misconduct allegations. The letter was addressed to university Health Center employee, Jennifer Morlok, …

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Economics professor Bill Harbaugh elected UO senate VP and president-elect

One of the most involved members of the faculty and the creator of the UO Matters blog will be the next Senate vice president.

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Administrative positions open at UO

The University of Oregon is searching for five deanship positions to be filled by the 2016 school year.

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Student Conduct Code updated, sexual assault offenders will no longer do public service or essays

A board of trustees meeting Thursday made several changes to the Student Conduct Code regarding how sexual assaults are handled at the University of Oregon

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Students ask board of trustees for ‘Black Center’

On Thursday, the Black Student Union asked of the Board of Trustees to build a ‘Black Center’ for black students to have community and for more African-American student advisers to be hired.

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Employees warn board of trustees they might strike

There are some university employees working full-time and on food stamps. That’s what Johnny Earl said at the University of Oregon board of trustees’ meeting Thursday, where he and others from the Service Employees International Union warned the university they may strike if raises do not increase. The SEIU represents service …

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Candidate for new vice president position discusses handling sexual assault

Dr. Jennifer Hammat, candidate for the new position of assistant vice president for campus sexual assault and Title IX coordinator, revealed in her presentation on Tuesday afternoon explained that she had more than professional experience in this field, by voicing that she is also a survivor of sexual assault. He was …

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Plaintiff in a 2014 lawsuit with the UO discusses University of Oregon response to sexual assault

A former UO student said she “fought an uphill battle to get help almost everywhere she tried” her sexual assault was reported in May 2013.

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University files $8.5 million lawsuit, in March, over Global Scholars Hall construction defects

In the suit, the UO alleges that “concrete floors are deflecting beyond the normal limits and the deflection is causing substantial stress and/or cracking or a combination of both, of the floors, walls, and ceilings.”

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The Board of Trustees will vote on potential changes to its health insurance policies

Time is winding down until the Board of Trustees votes on new student health insurance options to be offered at the University of Oregon. On May 8, Robin Holmes met with the Board to lay out all the policies, which include three different options of varying coverage. Rather than the current …

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Members of GTFF, UA, SEIU and SLAP hold unity rally outside Johnson Hall

From 12-1 p.m. on May 20, around 59 students, classified staff and faculty gathered in front of Johnson Hall from the Service Employees International Union, Graduate Teaching Fellowship Federation, United Academics and Student Action Labor Project participated in a rally to celebrate a year’s work of labor between the groups, and …

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Sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy speaks out against sexual assault and institutional betrayal

Brenda Tracy, survivor of an alleged gang rape that occurred 16 years ago in Corvallis, spoke at the University of Oregon Thursday.

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University to reset elections on May 25 and June 8

Elections for members of the University of Oregon Senate, its standing committees and officers of administration council is on hold due to technical errors. An email sent to UO staff and faculty by Interim President Scott Coltrane and Senate President Robert Kyr said that a technical issue could compromise the …

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Coltrane and Gutierrez sign 2015-2016 Clark Document

Several changes were made to the document, which was first introduced to the UO by Dave Frohnmeyer in the 1980s.

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Board of Trustees reviews options to improve student health insurance and sexual assault

Robin Holmes met with the Board of Trustees on Friday to discuss proposals for changes to student health insurance through the university and changes to the student conduct code, particularly with regard to sexual assault. Under the current system, all students pay a mandatory health center fee of $161 per …

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Vice president and general counsel among six UO employees under investigation for handling of sexual assault case

Six University of Oregon employees are being investigated by the Oregon Bar and the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners because of alleged misconduct concerning the student who said she was raped by three men’s basketball players last March.

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