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Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler praises state’s college saving plan

As college affordability rises as a primary issue for students, Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler says that Oregon’s 529 program is allowing “more families than ever” to save money for college. “Higher education and advanced job training are critical in today’s economy, and the Oregon 529 program is putting more options in …

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Wayne Morse Center prepares discussion panels to follow 2016 elections

The University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics hosted a watch party for the New Hampshire Primary in Gerlinger Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 9.  A panel of scholars from the center led discussions during the broadcast about the primaries’ function in the democratic process as well as …

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Sen. Ron Wyden talks wood products at campus roundtable

University of Oregon President Michael Schill hosted a discussion on Tuesday about the future of wood products in Oregon. The Tuesday roundtable included Sen. Ron Wyden D-OR, Springfield city leaders, faculty from UO and Oregon State, research associates and students, according to Around the O. The conversation was framed around …

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Dozens march to protest UO Foundation’s connection to fossil fuel companies

Dozens of people attended a protest on the University of Oregon campus this afternoon that was organized by Divest UO — a joint student and faculty campaign opposed to the UO Foundation’s investment in fossil fuel companies —  to bring attention to its cause. Beginning at roughly 12 p.m., the …

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New Hampshire Primary watch party in Gerlinger Lounge Tuesday

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics are hosting a watch party in the Gerlinger Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event will begin at 4, once the vote totaling begins in New Hampshire. A discussion led by four Morse Scholars, Andrew Dunn, Jacob Gram, Morgan Murphy, and Celine …

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Senator Wyden secures major provision of introduced college affordability bill

In an attempt to make higher education more affordable for students and families, Senator Ron Wyden D-Ore. in early December announced a bipartisan deal on a major bill he had previously introduced. The bill would help by providing tax relief and implementing economic certainty for students who want to pursue a …

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New year, new state laws

With the new year came new laws that went into effect. Here is a break down: Oregon is the 4th state to require paid sick leave: Behind California, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Senate Bill 454 requires companies with 10 or more workers to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave every …

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We’re live-tweeting the UO Democrats’ watch party

The first Democratic presidential debate is tonight, and University of Oregon College Democrats are hosting a Democratic debate watch party. It’s in Straub Hall 245 at 5:30 p.m., and the Emerald is going to be live-tweeting the event and covering it on Snapchat. Follow @smgreenstone on Twitter or below and …

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Have you registered to vote?

The League of Women Voters of Lane County reminds students that Oct. 13, is the last day to register to vote or update registration information before the Nov. 3 election. Students can register online or in person at the Lane County elections located at 275 W. 10th  from 9 a.m. till …

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Merkley and Wyden visit UO to talk about college affordability

Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden came to the University of Oregon campus to discuss legislation on college affordability this Monday, Oct. 12. Merkley and Wyden, who are both sponsoring the legislation, talked to students and faculty about the high cost of a college education, student debt and steps to …

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Scratch Columbus Day: NASU celebrates Indigenous Solidarity Day

The calendar read Columbus Day, but the Native-American Student Union chose to mark the date in a different way — holding “Indigenous Solidarity Day” in the Erb Memorial Union amphitheater to honor indigenous people of Oregon. Indigenous Solidarity Day has been celebrated on campus for several years, and NASU co-director …

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UO for Bernie Sanders 2016 eager to “Bring the Bern.”

Although the 2016 presidential primary elections in Oregon don’t take place until May 17 of next year, and campus remains empty in the midst of summer,  the “UO for Bernie Sanders 2016” group — an organization of volunteers consisting of students, faculty and anyone with a University of Oregon affiliation — attracted …

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UO professor plays major role in Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Three hours and roughly 3,000 miles separated the University of Oregon from the moment and place that Obergefell v. Hodges case was decided. But as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion, he was also citing the research and information gathered a group of historians — one of them …

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Baseball cards, protests and arrests: Students fight to stop kicker from kicking

In Salem on May 14, ASUO President Beatriz Gutierrez and ten students were arrested during a protest against the “kicker”. The Oregon Student Association hopes the excess amount of tax rebate money called the “kicker” can be allocated to help freeze tuition.

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ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez among students arrested at Salem protest

ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez was arrested along with several other students from the Oregon Student Association at a protest in Salem on the morning of May 14. Students were lying in a hallway in the capitol protesting the Oregon kicker rebate, which is an excess amount of tax rebate money available …

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Oregon House of Representatives passes a bill to protect sexual assault survivors’ privacy

The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 3476 on April 13 to help protect the confidentiality of communications between sexual assault survivors and their advocates. The bill was, in part, a response to the controversial request and release of a University of Oregon student’s counseling records while the university was preparing …

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Q&A: Kate Brown releases PSA to UO regarding meningitis vaccine

Salem lent its hand to the University of Oregon’s meningitis vaccine campaign. This week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown released a public service announcement directed at the UO. In the video, Brown encouraged the student body to get vaccinated and throws up an “O” at the end. Brown’s office invited The Emerald …

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Dismantling the potential nuclear deal with Iran

Here’s a breakdown of the events surrounding the possible nuclear deal with Iran.

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Obama encourages Americans to support Student Aid Bill of Rights

President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan encourage Americans to support the Student Aid Bill of Rights.

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College Democrats of Oregon host winter convention

The College Democrats of Oregon hosted their second annual winter convention on Feb. 28 in the Lokey Education building on the University of Oregon campus to network and interact with elected officials. Students from UO, Pacific University, PSU and OSU were present. The convention began at 11:00 a.m. with Ben …

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College Democrats of Oregon to host winter convention on Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m. the College Democrats of Oregon will host a winter convention at the Lokey Education Building on the UO campus to bring student democrats together to network and interact with elected officials. Ben Unger from the ‘Our Oregon’ association is scheduled to speak and 11:30 a.m. and …

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Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon’s 38th governor

This morning, former Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn into office as Oregon’s 38th governor. Brown was sworn in at 9:55 a.m., five minutes before predecessor John Kitzhaber’s resignation took effect at 10 a.m. Brown is the second woman, and first openly bisexual governor, in the state’s history. Kitzhaber resigned Feb. 13 in …

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Students rally for awareness of divestment of fossil fuels

At 3:00 p.m on Friday Feb. 3, the Divest UO Campaign, in association with the student group Climate Justice League and 350 Eugene,  held a rally outside of Johnson Hall. The rally called on the University of Oregon Interim President Scott Coltrane to support students and faculty on agreeing to sell …

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Kitzhaber announces resignation, will be replaced by Kate Brown

John Kitzhaber resigned Friday afternoon at a press conference in Salem. Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss reported that the governor met with staff and that it’s official. Kitz met with staff this am and resigned. That is confirmed. — NigelJaquiss (@NigelJaquiss) February 13, 2015 Kitzhaber’s resignation will take effect Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 10 …

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Kitzhaber asks the Attorney General for an independent review

In the most recent chain of events in the Governor John Kitzhaber drama, most of which surrounds alleged ethics violations of Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes, Kitzhaber asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, via letter, for an independent review of his office’s handling’s of Hayes’ contracts. Rosenblum responded that an investigation …

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UO alumnus calls for Governor Kitzhaber's recall

UO alumnus and campaign attorney for Republican Dennis Richardson’s unsuccessful campaign for Oregon Governor, Jacob Daniels, has filed a prospective petition demanding the recall of Governor John Kitzhaber. Daniels, along with Richardson’s campaign manager Charlie Pearce, submitted the petition requesting the recall of Kitzhaber, citing many problems with the Governor’s First …

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OLCC listens to public opinion on measure 91 implementation

Tuesday evening in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fair Grounds, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission hosted approximately 500 people to discuss the implementation of Measure 91. Passed in November of 2014, Measure 91 legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for those over 21. This Marijuana Listening Session was …

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UO and the Emerald interview Gov. Kitzhaber

“I grew up in an era where people actually believed in government,” Governor John Kitzhaber said toward the beginning of his speech on January 22 at University of Oregon. Kitzhaber was speaking to a collection of UO political science students, Wayne Morse scholarship recipients and student government representatives. The governor described …

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Preview: Governor Kitzhaber to lecture at the UO School of Law

Governor John Kitzhaber will be lecturing on equity and opportunity in the state of Oregon Thursday night at 4:30 p.m. in room 184 of the University of Oregon School of Law. The talk is part of a statewide tour of colleges, the most recent stop being Oregon State University. According …

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