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A riverfront conundrum: UO submits land use permit to city, sparking controversy over possible artificial turf fields

Situated on the south bank of the Willamette River, the University of Oregon riverfront fields are — to put it politely — rugged. Often overlooked, these fields are only noticed during the walk to Autzen that guides Duck fans through the patchy riverfront grass. But the fields are a burden …

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New College of Design structure causes some faculty discontent

Six months after the launch of the College of Design, some faculty members are complaining about a new level of bureaucracy and the fate of some of the old programs. Also, some faculty members are unhappy over a controversial court decision that allows dean Christoph Lindner to control extra funds …

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Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition, here’s what you need to know

The Board of Trustees voted on March 2 to increase overall tuition at the University of Oregon, support differential tuition for the Lindquist College of Business and reduce differential tuition for the Clarks Honors College. Tuition will increase $6 per credit hour for in-state students and $18 per credit hour …

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Multicultural requirement updated for the first time since 1994

The general education multicultural requirement is in the process of being changed to better educate students on multiculturalism in the United States and abroad. These changes come two and a half years after the Black Student Task Force rallied for racial equality and presented a list of demands to the …

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Two businesses near campus robbed at gunpoint

Two businesses near campus were robbed at gunpoint this weekend. On March 2, at 11:45 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue. On March 3, at 9:06 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at Subway at 1720 W. 18th Avenue.   Two …

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Student robbed at gunpoint near campus this morning

A student said she was robbed at gunpoint this morning around 3:00 a.m. near East 16th Ave. and Hillyard Street, according to a campus crime alert. Based on the information she provided to Eugene Police, the suspect is described as a “black male in his mid-20s, with a heavy build, …

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UO student, 19, dies on Mt. Bachelor after falling into tree well

Update at 4:21 p.m.: Nicole Panet-Raymond was a sophomore studying at the Robert D. Clark Honors College. For more information on tree wells and skiing safety, visit deepsnowsafety.org. A University of Oregon student died while skiing at Mt. Bachelor on Friday. According to a press release put out by the …

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Day two highlights from Board of Trustees meeting: tuition raise and differential tuition approved

The Board of Trustees met for the second day and has voted to increase tuition and approve differential tuition. While many University of Oregon students spoke up against the tuition raise at the meeting, it was approved unanimously. Here are a few highlights from the day’s meeting. Tuition Raise The …

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Board of Trustees meeting; Highlights from the first day

The Board of Trustees met today in the ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center to discuss important issues to the University of Oregon. Here are some highlights from the first day and a preview of what to expect tomorrow. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the BoT met first …

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Updates on core education requirements aim to make process less confusing during registration

The university is changing its general education requirements after warnings from the university accreditors and the passing of House Bill 2998. They aim to make the process less confusing for students. Senate president Chris Sinclair presented updates to the new general education requirements to the University Senate at its meeting …

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School shooting threats hit Corvallis and Oregon, but not Eugene

A former Oregon State University student was arrested Tuesday after he had tweeted violent threats including, “Oregon State University campus going to get shot up.” A report by the Oregonian found that this was one of at least six arrests for threats of violence or shooting in Oregon since the …

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UO submits building permit for North Campus along riverfront

The University of Oregon Campus Planning department formally submitted their North Campus Conditional Use Permit to the city of Eugene for approval Monday. A 30-day grace period exists on the application, so Campus Planning will have the opportunity to tinker with the suggested plan based on suggestions from the city. …

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Protesters urge UO to stop contracting prisoners to work at school, say practice is slavery

Five small groups of students at the University of Oregon protested on Tuesday the school’s practices of contracting prisoners to work at the school. Within an hour, police stopped the protest with warnings that students were violating rules. The protests at 1 p.m. appeared at multiple locations on campus, and …

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Panel talks about free speech but draws small crowd

The second event of the Freedom of Expression Series continued battling the nuances of campus discourse and the First Amendment on Monday at noon in the Knight Law Center. This event was titled “Freedom of Speech and Expression Across the ‘Rural-Urban’ Divide,” and featured a panel of six University of …

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UO supports prospective students who wish to protest in gun-control walkout

The University of Oregon’s official Twitter put out a tweet this morning in support of walk-out protests for gun control. The tweet was aimed at high school students who may apply to universities but may be afraid to protest in walkouts. The University of Oregon joins hundreds of universities and colleges …

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PACG: The future of college eSports

Imagine a sport played by millions of amateurs, thousands of college students and dozens of professionals. Universities recruit players and offer scholarships. The sport’s most recent world championship brings in a $4.6 million prize pool. It’s not football or basketball — but a PC game called League of Legends. And …

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Native American residential community Kalapuya Ilihi aims to improve community, retention for Native students

Located within the University of Oregon’s newest dorm, Kalapuya Ilihi, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community aims to educate a close group of students about Native American history and culture. An Academic Residential Community (ARC) is a space that students can apply to live in when they …

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Two things you need to know about the changes that the ASUO Student Senate made to its forecasted budget.

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) Student Senate revised and passed its annual fiscal budget during the ASUO Budget Bonanza on Feb. 2. ASUO is the university’s student government, and it manages the Incidental Fee, also known as the I-Fee. The I-Fee is a fee that UO …

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Dutch Bros on West 11th Ave. robbed at gunpoint Friday

Dutch Brothers Coffee on West 11th Avenue and Chambers Street was robbed at gunpoint around 7 p.m. on Friday, and police are searching for the robber who ran from the drive-through window with the cash. Multiple police units and a K-9 unit have not found the reported 20- to 30-year-old …

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Duck Nest to host Imposter Syndrome Workshop Feb. 26

The Duck Nest Wellness Center is holding an Imposter Syndrome Workshop at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the EMU room 041. The Duck Nest is catering this event to students who have ever felt like they are not “smart enough” for their campus climate, according to the event’s Facebook …

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UO ranks 12th in Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

On Wednesday, the Peace Corps released their 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, in which the University of Oregon ranked 12th. The UO has been among top ranking universities for over a decade — 1,311 students have served in the Peace Corps since 1961, when the agency was established. …

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Climate Justice League stages “die-in” protest in the EMU

About 35 people participated in a “die-in” next to the O Desk in the EMU at 11:30 this morning to protest UO’s lack of action for climate change. The campaign is called “CAP the Carbon.” The group, called the University of Oregon Climate Justice League’s (CJL), included students who wore …

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Students feeling all washed up dealing with campus laundry rooms

While listening to music and doing laundry in the McClain wing of Hamilton Hall one day, freshman Tre Garnett heard a suspicious splashing noise. When he and his hallmate turned to look, they noticed a bubbly puddle forming on the ground that was quickly traced back to the pipe that …

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Eugene-native Mat Kearney talks the Ducks, his new album and his hometown

As a young kid, Eugene native Mat Kearney would ditch his seat in McArthur Court just as the final buzzer was about to sound. With the ball in the air on the last shot, the musician-to-be found himself sneaking past the University of Oregon security guards and preparing to charge …

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UO will decide on canceling classes or not early Wednesday morning due to snow

A winter weather advisory warning was issued for South Willamette Valley at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday night and will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts that a possible one to three inches of snow could accumulate overnight, with temperatures at a low of 29 …

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Student-teacher relationships banned in new policy; abuse of power among reasons

A new policy forbidding student-teacher relationships was created by the University Senate’s Committee on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. The new policy, approved on Feb. 1, states student-teacher relationships pose a “conflict of interest” and “abuse of power.” The policy is temporary and the committee is working on a permanent policy …

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A public memorial for Tom Wheeler will be held on Sunday

There will be a public memorial for University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Shedd Institute, according to an email sent out by journalism school Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda. In the email, sent out to all journalism students, Molleda stated that the …

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Growing number of students across the U.S. seek help with mental illness

Over the last five years, the UO Counseling Center has had a 32 percent increase in appointments. This is comparable to universities nationally, which have seen a 30-40 percent increase, according to UO Counseling Center assistant director Alisia Caban. Caban cited a wide range of factors for what has caused …

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The honors problem: Extra tuition and high dropout rates in the Clark Honors College

Incoming students at the Robert D. Clark Honors College typically look forward to having small class sizes, building relationships with professors and working with students who are academically driven. But between the cost and the time commitment, the honors college may not be worth it for some students. For freshman …

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Number of students with flu decreases significantly this year despite national epidemic

Documented cases of the flu at both the University of Oregon and in Lane County have decreased substantially over the past year, contrary to national trends. The flu has claimed the lives of 37 children in the United States this flu season, which is more than the death toll of …

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