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UO Provost asks for feedback on tuition increase

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar sent out an email to the entire UO community asking for feedback on the proposed tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. The proposed increase is $6 dollars per credit, or $240 per year, for in-state students and $18 per credit, or $810 per …

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University Lobby Day presents opportunity to discuss funding with state legislators

The annual University Lobby Day will take place at the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, Feb. 15. All seven public universities in Oregon will be lobbying on that day. The day-long event is a chance for students, alumni and faculty to promote the University of Oregon, meet with …

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Campus turkeys pose threat to duck country

Sarah Case and her 9-year-old Sheltie, Coco, were crossing Agate Street in front of Hamilton Hall on their way to class in October last year when Case noticed they were being followed. The things pursuing Case and Coco were turkeys. “They crossed the street super slowly then they followed me …

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Hit-and-run victims recover from injury without a sense of justice

After the car struck them, Sarah Oldham’s first concern was knowing whether she could still use her legs; Emma Hill’s was to wait for help because she knew her arm was broken. The car, honking, its passengers shouting, drove away before the two students could glimpse its license plate. On …

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ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), there may soon be an answer. Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student …

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Remembering Tom — students and colleagues mourn journalism professor Tom Wheeler

During his classes, journalism professor Tom Wheeler would often joke about lacking a traditional newspaper background before he arrived as an instructor at the University of Oregon’s journalism school. But to his students and colleagues, Wheeler was a master storyteller. He would regale his students with stories about interviewing music …

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UO professor Tom Wheeler dies

University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler died on Saturday, according to reports from the school. He was 70 years old. There was no information on the cause of his death. The SOJC is holding an informal gathering in Allen Hall today at 5 p.m. to honor and remember Wheeler. …

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Red Wagon Creamery closes campus location amid financial struggles, allegations of sexual misconduct

Not long after opening in 2011 as a food cart serving homemade ice cream, Red Wagon Creamery exploded onto the Eugene food scene. The cart was replaced by a downtown store in 2013, and by 2016, the business had added a factory and a satellite store at the University of …

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UO student, 21, dies at off-campus residence

A UO student died in his off-campus house Friday morning. Police and medical personnel responded to reports of an unresponsive 21-year-old male at a house on the 400 block of E. 13th Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m. Eugene Police did not immediately identify the victim Friday. The …

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Percentage of international students at UO drops for second year in a row

The number of international students enrolled at the University of Oregon decreased for the second year in a row, despite the increased outreach and retention efforts of the university. In 2015, the international student enrollment sat at 13.6 percent in 2015, but it’s dropped to 11.8 percent in 2017, according …

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Max’s Tavern will no longer allow patrons to stand on benches during closing song

Max’s Tavern has a new message for its patrons: Stand down, “Sweet Caroline” singers. Max’s Tavern is no longer allowing people to stand on the benches during its 2 a.m. tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond — a tradition commonly called “closing Max’s.” The tavern also announced it …

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“Rolling the dice”: TFAB weighs tuition increases against enrollment, budget shortfall for 2019

After more than a month of deliberation, the University of Oregon’s Tuition and Fee Advisory Board has reached a reluctant consensus: they recommend a tuition increase of 2.84 percent for in-state students and 2.49 percent for out-of-state students during the 2018-19 academic year.  That’s a $6 per-credit-hour increase for residents and …

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Coalition for Consent group explores discussion of sexual assault and harassment

University of Oregon English instructor Avinnash Tiwari spoke to a crowd of about 20 students in Straub 145 on Wednesday night for the UO Organization Against Sexual Assault’s second Coalition for Consent event of the academic year, this one titled “Men’s Edition.” Following in the strides of their first event …

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Former business professor sues school, says his superior forced him into unethical behavior

A former University of Oregon professor is suing the school because he claims that he was discriminated against because of his Asian-American heritage and his boss made him do odd, unethical chores. The amount of the lawsuit is unknown. The plaintiff, Dr. Yongli Zhang, was born in China and immigrated …

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Why UOPD did not alert students of a possible armed suspect near campus Sunday morning

Students were not alerted of a possible armed suspect in a pickup truck within a block of campus early Sunday morning. Although there was determined to be no threat after police arrived at the truck, some students wondered why there was no initial UO Alert text. UOPD spokesman Kelly McIver said that …

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Here are some events you can attend for Black History Month this February

Black History Month occurs every February and is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the history, accomplishments and cultures of black Americans. In observance, the University of Oregon hosts several events throughout the month that offer opportunities for attendees to dive into lessons and conversations with experts, academics, and artists about …

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UO gets custom portrait of President Schill, but it will remain in storage until he leaves

University of Oregon President Michael Schill’s portrait was finished and unveiled over winter break in a private showing in the faculty club space of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The artist of Schill’s portrait, Eugene native Lynda Lanker, requested The Emerald to not publish a picture of the portrait, but …

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Weeks-long wait times for Counseling Center therapy causes students to deal with stress themselves; UO seeks fee increase to help

Last year, the UO Counseling Center experienced a 31 percent increase in the number of individual therapy appointments. This has led to longer waiting times for some students — sometimes up to weeks. University of Oregon sophomore Lauren Alejo is one student who has dealt with long wait times at …

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Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 129 percent in two years

With President Trump labeling the opioid epidemic sweeping the country as a “national public health emergency,” the effects of the epidemic in Lane County are visible in a couple ways. Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 68.2 percent between 2016 and 2017. A reported 328 individuals were …

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LGBTQA3 Alliance’s annual drag show raises money for transgender youth summer camp

Saturday wasn’t University of Oregon student Jane Kissinger’s first time seeing a drag show, but she was excited to see student drag queens perform. For her, the LGBTQA3 Alliance at the UO — which hosted the show — gives her a chance to be herself. “My hometown is very rural …

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Administrators aim to improve communication with students through office hours, but few students attend

Last Thursday, University of Oregon administrator Justine Carpenter sat in an empty boardroom waiting for students to arrive to her scheduled office hours. No students came.   The UO administration is now offering office hours in an effort to improve communication with students through discussions this term. Every Wednesday and …

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Breaking: Report of armed suspect on Kincaid and E. 13th Ave.

Early Sunday morning, Eugene Police Department and UOPD responded to a call of a reported armed suspect inside a black pickup truck. EPD and UOPD stopped the truck on Kincaid St. between E. 13th Ave. and E. 14th Ave. near Taylor’s Bar & Grill. UOPD Sergeant Jared Davis said the …

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Podcast: General education requirements set to change and UO Senate votes to denounce white supremacy

Today is Saturday, Feb. 3. Here are the three stories from this past week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Senior News Reporter Casey Crowley break down the biggest changes coming to UO’s “confusing” general …

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Preview: The LGBTQA3 Alliance is holding its annual drag show on Saturday

Cornell Hardiman is a drag queen in Eugene, and he’s been performing in drag shows at the University of Oregon since the EMU Amphitheatre used to be “a grassy knoll with a trail through it.” Hardiman remembers that in the early 2000s, he and a group of about seven others …

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A guitarist is suing Max’s Tavern over freak accident that left his hand with loss of movement

A man is suing Max’s Tavern for $3.7 million after cutting his hand on a shattered pint glass. He was helping to pull the glass and a metal shaker apart, per the bartender’s request for his help. According to the complaint obtained by the Emerald, Winston Martin is suing Max’s, …

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UO’s Zero Waste Program plays important role in university’s recycling process

Across Franklin Boulevard lies the farm up north where all of your waste goes. A row of blue, plastic 55-gallon drums hold anything and everything from hundreds of metal cans to empty Reddi-Wip whipped cream bottles. Every item thrown into the wrong bin ends up here to be sorted. Student …

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UO Senate denounces white supremacy and creates group to teach students about racism

The university senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to support the student collective’s second resolution — to denounce white supremacy on campus and to create a task force to educate students on UO’s history. The task force will also propose modifications to white nationalist monuments on campus. They did not state …

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Here’s a look at the new PeaceHealth bike-share bicycles set to launch on campus next term

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis announced Wednesday that PeaceHealth Oregon will be the title sponsor of a city bike share program at a press event at the Hilyard Community Center. PeaceHealth Oregon CEO Rand O’Leary joined the mayor on stage to unveil the blue bikes with the hospital’s white dove logo …

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Teaching and Learning Center to undergo reorganization, move to multiple different halls across campus

Located in the basement of the Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, the Teaching Learning Center is a place for students to come to for advising, tutoring and workshops. Several programs are located in TLC. These include Pathway Oregon, Trio SSS, the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services and the Undergraduate Support …

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University to change “confusing” general education requirements

“I was supposed to graduate early, but now I can’t,” Sydney Piantes said. Piantes, a junior cinema studies major, thought she was going to graduate from the University of Oregon early at the end of her junior year; however, complicated general education requirements are keeping this from happening. “I messed …

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