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Task force releases report on controversial Bias Education Response Team

The Bias Education Response Team Task Force has finished its final report, stating concerns and suggestions to improve the controversial office on campus. The Bias Education Response Team, or BERT — based in the office of the Dean of Students — sparked conversation and national coverage because of its potential …

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UO Africa Night event showcases dance, music and a cheetah

The lights dimmed as students and guests took their seats for the evening. Chatter filled the room like the smells from the cuisine from the continents of different countries. UO Africa Night — the largest cultural event on campus — was about to begin. The annual UO Africa Night offers …

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Leak at UO Museum causes thousands of dollars in damage, but exhibits are safe

On Wednesday, May 31, custodians discovered a water leak at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Custodians found the leak around 8 p.m., identifying a humidifier on the roof as the cause. Campus plumbers stopped the leak about 30 minutes after its discovery, UO officials say. …

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Three ways the Trump budget could affect UO students; U.S. Senator Ron Wyden weighs in

The day the Trump Administration released the 2018 fiscal year budget proposal, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden tweeted a picture of a copy in the recycling bin. The tweet stated, “This is where the #TrumpBudget belongs.” The proposal aims to cut 13.5 percent of the federal education budget. Cuts will affect …

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Dunn Hall is now renamed Unthank Hall

University of Oregon junior Samantha Berguin remembers working part-time on campus in 2015, giving tours to high school students considering UO for college. But it was always awkward for her when she would lead them past Deady Hall, located behind the iconic business school. The building was named after former …

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Weekly news wrap-up: Requiem for a Domino’s

Today is Saturday, June 3. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Emerson Malone and Senior News Editor Max Thornberry talk about the Unthank-ful new dormitory name; how UO is starting to address IT issues on campus …

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UO approves new name for Cedar Hall after DeNorval Unthank, Jr., the first Black student to graduate from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name of Cedar Hall to Unthank Hall on Friday morning, ending the decision on what to rename the wing of Hamilton dorm. Cedar Hall, a dorm located on the east side of the University, was the temporary name …

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Duck Nest gives students a place to rest

Students at the University of Oregon have access to resources that provide mental health support in many forms as finals close in. The Duck Nest, located on the ground floor of the EMU provides students with support in reducing stress levels to combat anxiety. It offer weekly drop-in programs such …

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New CIO takes charge of IT reorganization

Transform IT, the reorganization and renovation of IT at University of Oregon, is pushing forward into its next phase with the start of the new Chief Information Officer Jessie Minton. Transform IT began in August 2016, with the release of the Harvey Blustain report. The report stated some of the …

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UO finalizes purchase of final property for Knight Campus

The University of Oregon announced this afternoon that it has purchased a property that will be part of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The property is located on the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Agate Street about a block north of the UO Health Center. …

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UO is home to at least 40 languages, according to Mills International Center study

International students make up 13 percent of the student body and the languages they bring with them help broaden the university’s understanding of the world’s many cultures. For students who wish to practice their foreign language skills with native speakers, the Mills International Center in the EMU offers the opportunity to …

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After being diagnosed with ALS at 21, UO student Osiel Mendoza fights back

Osiel Mendoza had big plans coming into his senior year at the University of Oregon last fall. Being diagnosed with ALS, and learning that his life expectancy is now approximately two to five years, wasn’t part of them. A sports-minded business major, the 22-year-old from Martinez, California, has spent three …

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Small fire in Craft Center sets off alarm in EMU

A fire alarm, caused a by a small fire in the Craft Center, went off at the EMU on Wednesday evening around 7:25 p.m. The building was evacuated. The fire was accidental and was quickly extinguished. There was not a lot of damage and no one was injured, said UOPD …

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Zero Waste program cuts campus waste in half

In 2016, the University of Oregon Zero Waste Program diverted over 55 percent of the physical waste produced on campus. “It says that the majority of students, faculty, staff, the whole university are using the systems,” Cimmeron Giilespie, the Zero Waste marketing coordinator said. “That is an active choice that …

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“It is necessary”: Here’s what you need to know about the tuition increase

The state of Oregon is facing a $1.6 billion deficit. It has not been responsive to requests by universities for increased funding. Last November University of Oregon President Michael Schill, along with the presidents of Oregon’s six other public universities, wrote a letter to legislators requesting $100 million for higher …

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Practicing the sport of medieval combat: Belegarth club at UO

Swinging swords, firing arrows and wielding shields on a battlefield may seem like activities only seen in movies, but University of Oregon’s Belegarth club has been practicing medieval combat for nearly a decade. Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a worldwide organization. There are different smaller regional clubs, called realms, all …

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Woman taped to light post on campus Thursday evening

A 19-year-old woman was assaulted Thursday night; she was taped to a light post, according to a University of Oregon Campus Crime Alert. The woman, currently unnamed, was walking from an 11th Avenue address to a friend’s residence in Barnhart Hall when a strange man approached her, offering to escort …

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2016-17 ASUO leaders reflect on a year of successes and challenges as it comes to an end

May 24 marked the end of the year for the 2016-17 ASUO year. Throughout the year, the group has aimed to improve the lives of students through a variety of goals including campus lighting, higher education advocacy and a new and improved Health, Counseling and Testing Center. Former President Quinn Haaga …

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HECC approves UO 10.6 percent tuition increase upon re-vote

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission approved University of Oregon’s proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase for in-state students today when the commission re-voted in Salem. The HECC re-voted on the tuition increases for UO and Portland State University today. Both passed. On May 11, the HECC denied the UO’s request for the tuition …

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President Schill approves new sexual harassment and violence complaint policy

President Michael Schill spoke at the UO Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday about the new sexual and gender-based harassment complaint policy and about the university budget. Also at the meeting, the Senate voted to make the cinema studies program its own department and the Bias Education Response Team Task Force …

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New Greek Life chapters hope to promote diversity and inclusion

At Yogurt Extreme on 13th Avenue, students unwind from the stress of upcoming midterms and top off their bowls of frozen yogurt with a colorful assortment of candy, ripe fruit and delicately placed whipped cream. A group of a dozen students sits in the corner, crowding around the circular tables. …

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President Schill delivers nomination to replace Cedar Hall to Board of Trustees

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has nominated DeNorval Unthank Jr. as the namesake for Cedar Hall, formerly Dunn Hall, according to university representatives. Schill delivered his nomination to the Board of Trustees in a memo on Tuesday. “Based on historical records and information gathered on these four inspiring individuals, a meeting …

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Foam Wonderland attendees still waiting for refund after headliner doesn’t show

Thousands attended Foam Wonderland at the Cuthbert Amphitheater on Saturday, an annual rave known for DJs, dancing and lots of foam sprayed on the audience; goggles are suggested. However, one of the biggest headliners, Borgore, couldn’t show up due to a canceled flight, and many of the concert-goers are still waiting …

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UO administrators will try to convince state government to reverse decision for tuition increase

University of Oregon administrators plan to go to Salem on Thursday to persuade the state to reverse its decision to reject an increase in UO’s tuition by 10.6 percent. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) denied the increase on May 11. The university is anticipating the board to vote again …

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UOPD cracks down on drunk driving

Since the beginning of spring term, UOPD has cited or arrested 15 people for DUII. That is equal to the number of DUIIs from winter term, and six more than fall term. According to UOPD officer Adam Lillengreen, officers have been actively cracking down on impaired driving. “Officers are more …

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Shasta 2017: a clean(er) Shasta Weekend

University of Oregon students remember the infamous purple cooler from last year’s Shasta Weekend emblazoned with the phrase, “Do You Wanna Do Some Blow Man?” and the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity letters. The image was just an example of the mess created by University of Oregon students on Slaughterhouse Island …

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Student debt forgiveness program may get axed by Trump administration

Here is a relatively easy way to get rid of student debt: 1) work for the government or a non-profit, 2) keep up with student loan payments for 10 years and 3) apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, a federal government program that many former students currently rely …

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Duck TV students express concern over SOJC plan to reduce studio size

Students involved with the University of Oregon student-run television network, Duck TV, voiced concerns on Wednesday over the journalism school’s potential plans to reduce its studio size. Around 58 students, mostly Duck TV members, attended the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s town hall event Wednesday afternoon, when SOJC Dean Juan-Carlos …

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ASUO raises awareness for higher education funding through WTF Phone Bank

On Wednesday, about 50 students called state legislators to lobby for increased funding for higher education. ASUO ran the event, called WTF Phone Bank, in the EMU Call Center. Natalie Fisher, the External Vice President for ASUO who was running the session, has seen success with their mission. “We have had …

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Model refugee tent draws interest from campus community

One University of Oregon student group is inviting students to experience what life in a refugee tent is like. The tent, in the lawn between Condon Hall and Chapman Hall, is complete with a bedroll, cookware and study materials. It’s open for students to explore. No Lost Generation is one of the …

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