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Administrators aim to improve communication with students through office hours, but few students attend

Last Thursday, University of Oregon administrator Justine Carpenter sat in an empty boardroom waiting for students to arrive to her scheduled office hours. No students came.   The UO administration is now offering office hours in an effort to improve communication with students through discussions this term. Every Wednesday and …

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UO study finds correlation between grade inflation, student course evaluations

A new study done by two University of Oregon students found a correlation between grades and course evaluations: When student grades are higher, so is the professor’s evaluation score. The finding by students Kenneth Ancell and Emily Wu suggest a possible “social exchange” in which professors make their classes easier …

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Solutions: Can administration prevent those pesky power outages?

A power outage struck a significant portion of campus in the afternoon on July 13, cutting electricity in 19 buildings. It wasn’t a major disaster, but students, faculty and staff felt the consequences of the six-hour affair. The library closed, classes ended early and unsaved work vanished. It caused more than a few …

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Scott Coltrane meets with organizers of sexual assault survivor support rally

Students and faculty protested on Feb. 27 to the University of Oregon’s administration’s response to the lawsuit filed by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault in March of last year. Protestors marched in silence to the Johnson Hall lobby and then chanted until several leaders of the rally were …

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UO Board of Trustees winter meeting preview

The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees will be on campus next week for its winter meeting. The long meetings have jam packed agendas. Here are the most intriguing items of the winter 2015 session: The public comment section is always interesting. Students and members of the community can sign up …

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UO Administration and ASUO Constitution Court deny OSPIRG’s four proposed ballots for the 2014 spring election

The University of Oregon Administration made its recommendation on March 11 to not place all four of OSPIRG’s proposals on the spring election ballot. The ASUO Constitution Court agrees with the administration’s ruling and will not put the proposals on the ballot. The four ballot measures were sent to the …

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