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UO President Schill says ASUO decision to pass controversial BDS resolution is divisive

University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in a statement Thursday that the boycott, divest and sanctions resolution passed by the ASUO Senate during last night’s senate meeting is divisive and inconsistent with UO’s value of inclusion. In the statement, Schill describes the importance of not dividing the UO community …

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UO planning to hire 39 new tenure-track faculty members next year

Last week the University of Oregon announced that they will be searching for candidates for 39 tenure-track faculty members for the 2018-19 school year. “We value our students, we want them to have tremendous experiences,” said UO Provost Jayanth Banavar. “All this is sort of the mechanics of how we …

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ASUO Senate passes controversial pro-Palestinian resolution

The ASUO Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night in a 12-to-six vote to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a Palestinian-led movement. The resolution encourages the University of Oregon to boycott companies that proponents of the resolution say support the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  The resolution is available here. Over …

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University Senate votes to change course evaluations and evaluate differential tuition

The University Senate voted to change course evaluations and create a task force for evaluating differential tuition at its meeting Wednesday.   Course Evaluations: The University Senate voted to change course evaluations to mitigate bias and better evaluate instructors at the university. The changes came after a study that found …

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UOPD tips for staying safe in the water

University of Oregon students are putting away the rain boots and pulling out the sunglasses. Some students will be taking advantage of the spring weather by heading to local lakes and rivers. The Outdoor Program hosts Friday Floats where students can take inflatable kayaks to local rivers and go rafting. …

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UOPD bomb dog was brought to investigate a suspicious package in PLC today

University of Oregon students were alerted around 4:30 p.m. today that a suspicious package was found in PLC. Students were warned to stay away. UOPD Chief Matthew Carmichael said a faculty member in PLC reported the package to the police. UOPD officers initially responded but couldn’t determine what the package …

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Candlelight vigil to be held for student who died at Lake Shasta

A Candlelight vigil to remember University of Oregon student Dylan Pietrs will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the EMU amphitheater. Pietrs, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on campus, was found dead last Saturday morning at the annual “Shasta Weekend” trip. Fraternity and Sorority Life …

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The results are in for changes to course evaluations after student input

The Teaching Evaluation Task Force presented official changes to course evaluations at the Senate meeting last Wednesday after a series of town halls and meetings with various student groups on campus. Changes to come include ending numerical ratings, asking more relevant questions, implementing a midterm student review and a faculty …

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Tragedy at Shasta Lake

“Shasta Weekend” is usually an exciting trip for students to have fun and spend time with friends. But this year’s trip turned tragic after a University of Oregon student was found dead early Saturday morning.    Authorities identified the student as Dylan Pietrs, a 21-year-old business administration major from Denver …

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New gay bar will open in Eugene after community collaboration and tensions

Eugene has zero gay bars. The Wayward Lamb was Eugene’s last one, but it closed in February for financial reasons. Plenty of bars in Eugene are LGBTQ-friendly but none specifically cater to LGBTQ individuals. The closure of the Wayward Lamb three months ago was devastating to some community members but …

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UOPD officers drew weapons on student they mistook for suspect

What began as a normal night in the KWVA DJ studio for University of Oregon student Sterling Baraquio ended with several UOPD officers drawing their guns on him. UO spokesman Tobin Klinger explained that late on the night of May 11, UOPD officers were responding to a suspect who tried …

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Students and professors weigh in on the value of unpaid internships

Like hundreds of students, University of Oregon junior Corina Perea is considering applying for internships. She’s an international studies major and would like to get some professional experience before she graduates. Even so, she’s not sure whether to take an unpaid internship or hold out for something paid. She’s worried …

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ASUO Street Faire donates half of revenue to fund food insecurity efforts

The Associated Students of the University Oregon Street Faire this spring will donate 50 percent of its revenue to fund future campus food security efforts. ASUO has sought to finance food insecurity initiatives this year, but since the ASUO budget season already ended, ASUO looked to the Street Faire as …

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UO student dies Saturday at annual Lake Shasta weekend

Update May 20 at 11:27 a.m.: The University of Oregon released a statement last night confirming the death of 21-year-old student Dylan Pietrs, a Business Administration major from Denver, CO. The UO Division of Student Life also amended its original statement about the incident, removing a paragraph that said, in part: …

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Excessive levels of lead found in water in Fine Arts Building 125A

College of Design students, faculty and staff were warned today that unsafe levels of lead were found coming from a water fountain in Fine Arts Building 125 A. The warning email said temporary clean water stations will be provided. A map displaying water contamination levels around the UO shows there …

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UO grad continues fight against ALS, will host Eugene fundraiser this month

University of Oregon graduate Osiel Mendoza, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis last year at age 21, is coming back to Eugene Memorial Day weekend to host a corntoss tournament in Alton Baker Park. All of the proceeds from the event will go directly toward ALS research. The event …

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First look at the Black Cultural Center unveiled

The first look at designs of the University of Oregon Black Cultural Center have been unveiled. Construction does not have a set start date but will break ground sometime this fall. It will open in Fall 2019 and will cost $2.2 million. $1.7 million of the funding has come from …

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Intertwined storytelling series helps connect the UO community through personal narratives

The University of Oregon hosted “Intertwined: Journeys,” a free storytelling event, on Thursday and Friday. The event included 11 storytellers — undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff — sharing stories of a journey they have made that had an impact on their lives. Intertwined is a UO production through …

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New “Aggregation” art piece installed at EMU as part of public art budget

For the past week, the EMU green has been crowded with construction workers, cranes and large rocks in order to install the newest addition to the EMU — an art piece titled “Aggregation.” The art piece comes from Portland-based artist Adam Kuby as a part in his series of “disintegrated” …

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Ospreys find a home at UO Law School

The University of Oregon campus is about to gain three baby ospreys, also sometimes called seahawks. The first two eggs’ due date is May 28, and bird-lovers or curious Ducks can watch a live-feed of the nest on top of the Knight Law School in hopes of seeing the eggs …

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Dean’s Consultation Committee renamed to Student Care Team; aims to help students struggling academically, mentally and emotionally

The newly renamed Student Care Team is a group of campus staff members from a number of different departments that helps University of Oregon students who are struggling academically, mentally or emotionally. The group was formerly known as the Dean’s Consultation Committee. Despite the name change, the group still serves …

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Don’t get “cough-ed” off guard: two cases of Whooping Cough found on campus

“It was just like having allergies,” Leonie Way, who was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, said. “A little bit of runny nose, sneezing. And then I started coughing, and then I was coughing more.” The University of Oregon Health Center reported two cases of Pertussis, or whooping cough, on …

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Unemployment drops to historic low as students get ready for graduation

With spring term half-way over, many University of Oregon seniors will soon be transitioning out of college life and into the workforce, and lucky for them, the job market is welcoming them with low levels of unemployment nationwide. On May 4, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its April hiring …

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University Senate votes to change multicultural requirement, will be in effect fall 2019

The University Senate voted to change the multicultural requirement for students at the University of Oregon at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The multicultural requirement will now require incoming students to take one class out of each of the two new categories: “US: Difference, Inequality, Agency” and “Global Perspectives”. You can …

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Here are the highlights from a day of conversations around activism in sports

At three different events throughout Tuesday, May 8, the University of Oregon hosted discussions about social activism in sports. People who have dedicated their lives to the world of sports talked about the growing tension that athletes, coaches and sports business professionals are creating through provocative uses of free speech. …

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UOPD will host free pepper spray training May 10 and 11

The University of Oregon Police Department will offer free pepper spray training classes to UO students and employees on May 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. and May 11, 6 to 7 p.m. The class, which requires online registration, will be held at the UOPD station on 2141 E. 15th …

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Emerald board of directors selects Bill Kunerth as next president and publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Bill Kunerth will be the next president and publisher of Emerald Media Group, the Emerald’s board of directors announced Monday. He will begin July 1. EMG board chairman Ben Schorzman said Kunerth is someone who can be the face of the Emerald, mentor future students, and bring …

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An expensive future: loan debt continues to grow for students

University of Oregon alumna Madison Simmons doesn’t look at her debt total when she makes her monthly student loan payment. She says the number is depressing. “I’m just factoring these loans in as a fixed expense for my foreseeable future,” Simmons said. The words “I’m going to graduate with no …

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Students to respond to controversial mural through art exhibit

The Knight Library Public Art Task Force has announced it will not remove a controversial mural. The task force is instead asking for students to submit artwork in response to the mural that will be displayed in Knight Library in a new exhibit starting fall term. The exhibit will be …

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New center for deep learning connects UO graduate students with research opportunities

The University of Oregon launched the Center for Big Learning on campus, giving UO access to a broad network across the country of computer science research institutions and increasing research opportunities for graduate students at UO. The Center for Big Learning is located on the third floor of Deschutes Hall …

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