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Renamed Cheesy Griller angers students

Jack Hunter A recent menu change in a residence hall café has altered the name of the Cheesy Griller, a sandwich of considerable girth and reputation, to “grilled cheese,” but in the hearts and minds of many students, it will forever be known as Cheesy Griller. The sandwich, two pieces …

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University van rental system replaced

The University’s system that doled out vehicles on a rental basis to student groups and club sports teams, known as the “motor pool,” closed its doors in the spring, leaving a void that is now being filled by Oregon State University’s motor pool. The ASUO Motor Pool service provider changed …

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Soup kitchen to dining room

Blair Ryan Josie McCarthy has always cared about people. She attributes it partly to growing up in a large Irish family in Chicago. As she puts it, “Irish families like to take care of their own,” and McCarthy has always had a wide view of who she considers her own. …

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Tax increase may hurt University funding

Student organizations and University administrators are scrambling to deal with two state ballot referendums going to a special vote in January that would have a large impact on higher education funding in Oregon. The two referendums, Measures 66 and 67, seek to veto two bills signed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski …

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Dominating the debate

Jack Hunter The University of Oregon debate team likes to brag about how good it is. In fact, its members will tell you about it any chance they get, complete with flourish, hard facts and rhetorical grace. But given the team’s long list of awards and accolades, the braggadocio seems …

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Health Center out of H1N1 vaccine, hopes for more

Last Thursday, the University Health Center ran out of vaccines for the second time in two weeks — this time it was the H1N1 vaccine. The first shipment of vaccines lasted for a week, and the second installment of 300 doses merely two days. The health center received its second …

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Last Friday first of 10 furlough days

Those who attempted to renew their driver’s licenses, register for food stamps or obtain a fishing license last Friday encountered the first of several scheduled furlough days for many state agencies. For 64 state agencies across Oregon, Friday marked the first of their scheduled unpaid days off work — the …

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Sen. Jones resigns, cites time constraints

Programs Finance Committee Sen. Jessica Jones resigned Friday after a week of illness from the H1N1 virus. “It occurred to me, while confined to bed for the past week, that the best part of illness was finally getting some sleep,” she said in a letter addressed to the Senate. Jones …

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Suicide walk at Alton Baker honors loved ones lost

Blair Ryan Amber McCullers lost her brother in April and hasn’t forgotten him since. But instead of grieving alone, McCullers organized a walk Sunday in his honor for other suicide survivors and family members. Kyle Peterson was a 15-year-old freshman at Churchill High School who took his life without leaving …

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Biophilic designs unites human and nature

Shawn Hatjes Biophilia is defined as the love of nature, the love of living things and the love of living systems. However, Stephen Kellert, a Yale University professor of social ecology, said biophilia is more than that — it is built into our DNA and is an inherent instinct of …

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ASUO retreat focuses on bonding

This weekend marks the annual ASUO finance retreat where executive staff, senators and administrators will come together to share knowledge about the ASUO and its budgeting process. This year’s retreat will be held at Camp Lane Park, located in the city of Walton, between Eugene and Florence. Required to attend …

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Campus counseling eases students’ stress

Midterms, finals, term papers. Simply the words are enough to stress out some students. Many may not be aware, but for those who are struggling, who feel like they’re being crushed under their workload, help is available at the University Counseling and Testing Center. The counseling center offers assessments and …

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Puliter Prize winner expected to address UO

Pulitzer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder is expected to speak at the EMU Ballroom early winter term after the ASUO Senate approved $6,500 toward a speaking fee and advertisement for the event. Requested by the Clark Honors College Student Association, the amount was debated because funds were said to include …

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Taking a stand against violence

Ivar Vong October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the ASUO Men’s and Women’s Centers are putting forth efforts to promote the awareness message on campus. The purple ribbon campaign, responsible for the purple ribbon pins that are going around campus in support of victims of domestic and dating …

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UO resilient in face of recession, Lariviere says

The University Senate spent much of its first meeting of the year, held yesterday, addressing the state of the University amidst what President Richard Lariviere called “the greatest economic crisis in our lifetimes.” Faculty, administrators and student government members alike presented their news, hopes and concerns for the coming year. …

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Campus lighting re-evaluated

It’s no question that college students often don’t follow the typical 9-to-5 schedule, and walking to and from campus can be a nerve-racking trek during those late-night hours. On Tuesday evening, ASUO President Emma Kallaway met with facility services for a night safety walk to identify areas on campus where …

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‘Weaving New Beginnings’ honors community activists

The University of Oregon is inviting students, faculty, staff and community members of color together for the 15th annual “Weaving New Beginnings” event tonight at 6 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom. The event, which includes a three course meal, is open to the University community willing to “dress to impress” …

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Ore. teacher jobs elusive for grads

The Oregonian recently found that less than a quarter of graduates from Oregon colleges with education degrees can find teaching jobs in the state, but figures at the University may not correspond to the statewide trend. Mike Bullis, dean of the University’s College of Education, said polls among the school’s …

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Design major links students, companies

Rena Lev-Bass A gallery exhibit showcasing student art opened Tuesday in Lawrence Hall, but rather than the usual paintings and sculptures, the pieces on display were everyday objects — kitchen utensils, lamps, running shoes and shelves. It was a gallery showcasing the work of the product design program, one of …

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Student-athletes, charities partner through O Heroes

Blair Ryan Student-athletes walked around campus on Tuesday asking students for donations for the United Way of Lane County. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., athletes wearing black shirts provided by the Duck Store devoted chunks of time as part of the fall Day of Service put on by O …

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Second shipment of H1N1 vaccine arrives for students

The University Health Center received its second 300-dose shipment of the H1N1 vaccine on Tuesday afternoon and immediately started giving it out. The shipment consisted of 200 nasal spray vaccines and 100 injections. Health center director Mike Eyster said the health center received the allotment from Lane County Public Health in …

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UO Alert! tests new message system

The University sent out more than 46,000 e-mails and text messages to students, faculty and staff on Tuesday morning to test its message alert system. Between 7:55 a.m. and 7:59 a.m., the University’s Emergency Management Program sent 27,000 e-mails and 19,000 text messages. Manager of the UO Alert! system Krista …

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Kallaway cleared of all charges

The Constitution Court dismissed all charges against ASUO President Emma Kallaway in a ruling issued Monday. The grievance, filed Aug. 3, looked to remove Kallaway from office and contained five allegations: that Kallaway had misled the student body, misused incidental fees, used unfair hiring practices, did not check her e-mail …

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Students hold anti-Columbus Day protest

Shawn Hatjes Though 2008’s Anti-Columbus Day event spurred controversy and a formal complaint with the University’s Bias Response Team, the Native American Student Union decided to hold the 2009 edition with only minor changes in its format. The event, also known as “Indigenous Solidarity Day,” still included signs with eye-catching …

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Campus may see terrain shift

University planners are shuffling the designated green spaces on campus to accommodate the soon-to-be-constructed Lewis Integrative Science Building. At a public meeting yesterday, the Campus Planning Committee, which oversees University construction projects, amended the campus open space plan to fit the proposed 100,000-square-foot building, although it did not go as …

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Council adopts new parking ordinance

The City Council adopted an ordinance at its Monday meeting that will increase residential parking in the West and South University neighborhoods. The ordinance will take effect after being reviewed by the city committee that created the ordinance. The lack of parking in the neighborhoods surrounding campus has frustrated students …

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‘Passion’ drummer parties solo

Ivar Vong On Friday afternoon, Passion Pit canceled its show scheduled for that evening in the EMU Ballroom after lead singer Michael Angelakos became sick and unable to sing. The band said it would reschedule the show for sometime later this year. Drummer Nate Donmoyer (left) performed solo on Friday …

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Blood drive draws donors

Rena Lev-Bass To promote the new Saw movie, Saw VI sponsored the University’s blood drive. Student volunteers handed out free T-shirts, syringe-style pens and red lollipops to spread the word about the sixth installment of the series coming to theaters Oct. 23. [email protected] 

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Grievances against Kallaway dismissed

The ASUO Constitution Court dismissed all counts of the grievance against ASUO President Emma Kallaway, refusing to remove her from office. The Constitution Court, the ASUO’s equivalent of a judiciary system, found the evidence provided by Kallaway’s accuser, former presidential rival Michelle Haley, insufficient on all counts. On the chief …

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Eugene police bust pot-growing operation

The Eugene Police Department broke up a “sizable” marijuana-growing operation 20 miles southwest of Eugene on Thursday. Police began canvassing the four-acre property in Lorane on Friday, cutting down 48 marijuana plants that stood eight to 10 feet tall and 10 feet in diameter. While the street value of the …

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