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Leader of Conservative group Turning Point USA visits UO

Charlie Kirk, founder and face of Turning Point USA, a conservative activist group, drew supporters and dissenters to the EMU lawn yesterday when he visited the University of Oregon, challenging students to debate him in front of his camera crew. While some from the UO College Republicans and the UO …

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Sen. Wyden, Rep. DeFazio register students to vote on campus

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio  encouraged students to register to vote while on the University of Oregon campus Tuesday morning. The last day to register to vote in Oregon before the midterm election in November is Tuesday. “You always hear from politicians, ‘this is the most important …

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Last Day to Register to Vote Oct. 16

The last day to register to vote in Oregon’s general election is Tuesday, Oct. 16. Vote OR Vote is tabling on the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street to help students register or update their addresses. Students can also register online at the Oregon Secretary of State’s website. If …

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A Broken Bridge: How the travel ban is affecting international students

The Chilling Effect It’s been five years since Pooria Manoochehri immigrated to the U.S. — and five years since he’s seen his parents. Like most university students, Manoochehri would like to head home for a few weeks during winter break, but that option isn’t available to him. He said that …

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UO law professors sign letter in NY Times calling for Senate to not confirm Kavanaugh

Nineteen University of Oregon law school professors joined more than 2,400 law professors from across the country in signing a letter published in the New York Times calling on the United States Senate to not confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The letter, which was presented to the Senate …

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Get to know the ASUO president: Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón

On the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street last spring, Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón and a team of Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) hopefuls campaigned in lavender T-shirts with the words “Ducks Together” printed in yellow block letters, surrounded by the same phrase in various languages in …

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Does it matter if your professor is a Democrat?

In a lecture full of university students, political science professor and department head Craig Parsons occasionally needs to talk about Fascism, and even explain the ways Hitler inspired a country during World War II. In order to do so, he acts as if he sympathizes with fascism during a class …

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UO faculty login credentials stolen in Iranian hacking campaign

In an attempt to access online academic journals, hackers working on behalf of the Iranian government stole the usernames and passwords of 62 University of Oregon professors from 2014 to 2017, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained by the Emerald. The cyberattack was a coordinated effort to steal …

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The evolution of Eugene’s anarchist movements

Rioters ran through the streets of downtown Eugene, blocking traffic and resisting arrest on June 18, 1999. The event had escalated from an international protest named “Carnival Against Capital” earlier that same day. People went to the nearest bank and started smashing windows according to John Zerzan, a prominent, Eugene-based …

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici meets with UO faculty to discuss safety in high schools

U.S. House of Representatives member and University of Oregon alumna Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st District, met with eight professors and researchers in the College of Education last Friday afternoon for a roundtable discussion. The discussion focused on research being done by UO faculty to improve safety in high schools. The …

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What the Trump administration’s affirmative action changes mean for UO

On July 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would rescind legal guidelines for universities that use race as a factor in their student admissions process, and instead will begin promoting race-neutral admission policies. The guidelines, which were first published by the Obama administration in 2011, provided recommendations for …

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UO students will protest a natural gas pipeline at a meeting in Salem on June 12, Governor to attend

On Tuesday, June 12, University of Oregon students will rally outside a State Land Board meeting in Salem to protest the creation of the Pacific Connector pipeline, as well as the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility. Carpools leaving from the university the morning of the 12th are available …

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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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Photos: The 40th Annual Take Back the Night marches through the streets of Eugene

                                          follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics and Twitter: @sarah_northrop

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UO College Dems refuse to support county commissioner candidate James Barber in wake of inappropriate social media posts

University of Oregon College Democrats President Hannah Argento is calling on James Barber, a fellow Democrat, to back out of the race for East Lane County Commissioner. Barber, who works at Sixel Real Estate as a principal broker and has not previously held public office, posted multiple inappropriate and misogynistic …

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A culture of protest at UO: then and now

On Jan. 20, 1973, a group of protesters marched from the EMU to Alton Baker Park in opposition to the Vietnam War. When the march began, there were less than a dozen people, but by the time it was over, almost 500 had joined. Marching in silence out of respect …

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UO students and faculty participate in the National School Walk Out

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 am, University of Oregon students and faculty gathered at the EMU to join the nation in demanding stricter gun regulation.

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Women’s March for Action

Thousands of people gathered January 20th 2018 to take part in the Women’s March for action throughout Eugene.

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5 things Kate Brown wants to do for UO students if she wins re-election

When Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on Sept. 25 that she would be running for re-election in 2018, she didn’t have much time to celebrate because her campaigning began immediately. Brown has been on the campaign trail since Nov. 9, 2016 after she won her first election for Governor. During …

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President Schill doesn’t expect big changes to Title IX policy

On Friday, the Trump administration released new temporary guidelines for universities that are investigating sexual assault. But President Schill’s response on Saturday indicated he doesn’t expect much to change. “We believe that new guidance will have very little, if any, impact on our current policies and procedures related to Title …

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Eugene community gathers in response to Charlottesville

On Monday, Aug. 14, the EMU amphitheater was abuzz with Eugene community members holding signs and chatting. Students, families and other community members gathered in response to recent conflicts between rallying white nationalists and those protesting against them in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 11. “We want to make sure that …

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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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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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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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“Cutting into the bone”: Why ASUO leaders endorsed the 10.6 percent tuition increase

In January, when ASUO Vice President and UO senior Natalie Fisher first heard the tuition increase would reach 10.6 percent, she wasn’t surprised. She first heard of the raise during a meeting of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, a group the University of Oregon set up to create more …

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Video: The March For Science on Earth Day 2017

This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, there was a Rally and March for Science on the University of Oregon Campus. Celebrating the necessity for facts, hundreds of people showed up to demonstrate their dedication to the sciences.

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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: UO takes the romance out of languages, UO For You wins a one-slate race

News reporter Max Thornberry joins Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone to go over this week’s most pressing stories: how the university’s proposed faculty cuts will hurt the Department of Romance Languages; the new sexual assault reporting policy gets passed by the Faculty Senate and UO For …

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Trump administration calls for a US appeals court to reverse climate change lawsuit involving UO student and professor

President Donald Trump has taken action on a lawsuit brought by 21 youth, including a University of Oregon student, suing the federal government over climate change. On Tuesday, March 7, the Trump administration filed a proposal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse an Oregon district court judge’s …

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