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Dutch Bros Coffee gives back to the community through UO Greek philanthropies

At Gamma Phi Beta’s Crescent Classic, sorority sisters handed out stacks of all-you-can-eat pancakes and attendees washed them down with Dutch Bros Rebels. Dutch Bros employees happily passed around free beverages while dancing to music Gamma Phi Beta blared. The sorority didn’t have to pay Dutch Bros for any of the drinks. Anyone familiar …

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Board of Higher Education meets to discuss transition of OUS

The State Board of Higher Education met today, January 10, 2014, to discuss upcoming changes within the Oregon University System when the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State University adopt a new model of independent governance on July 1. A preliminary report on Shared Services presented by Eastern …

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Tuition buy-down means University of Oregon students will only pay 3.4 percent more next year

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has reduced the University of Oregon’s tuition increase to 3.4 percent from 5.8. The board also capped tuition increases at 3.5 percent for the next two years. That means resident undergraduates taking 15 credits will see their overall bill go up by $270 …

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University of Oregon students will pay 5.8 percent more in tuition next year

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education today approved the University of Oregon’s request to raise tuition by 5.8 percent beginning fall term, confirmed Oregon University System spokesperson Diane Saunders. “It’s a Sophie’s Choice,” she said in a phone interview with the Emerald, explaining that had tuition remained at its …

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Oregon House approves bigger budget for universities, but administrators say tuition will likely still increase

The Oregon House of Representatives today approved increased funding for the state’s colleges and universities for the first time in years, but administrators at the state’s institutions of higher learning still say tuition increases are necessary to defray rising costs. University funding would increase by 8 percent more than is …

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How the UO became dependent on out-of-state students

The number of students at Oregon with residency has been flat under 14,000 for the last six years. The huge growth at the UO over the last five years has come entirely from how many nonresidents are admitted every year. One result has been that nonresident tuition has become a significant source of income for the University. The trend raises questions about Oregon’s academic mission as a public university.

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Things to know as the EMU renovation goes to a third student vote this week

Third time’s a charm? The EMU Expansion and Renovation project will be put to an online student vote through DuckWeb this week. In summer 2011, the University of Oregon administration tried to get around having a student vote, but the state board of higher education refused to approve the project …

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College.biz: Review of UO administrators highlights University Senate meeting

The University Senate discussed random drug testing of student athletes, motions for establishing faculty input in hiring administration and creating a process to review executive administrators at its Wednesday meeting. Senate President Robert Kyr told the governing faculty body there would be no vote on the random drug testing policy because, …

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College.biz: Oregon's battle to have a place in online education

Far away from Johnson Hall, in a concrete box called McKenzie Hall, on the corner of the fourth floor, in a narrow corridor, is a little computer lab that is about to become a lot more important. Since 1991, Professor Cathleen Leue has been working in this lab, quietly running and …

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College.biz: Q&A with Sen. Jeff Merkley on keeping Oregon education affordable

Jeff Merkley, junior senator from Oregon, sat down with the Emerald on Wednesday, October 9, to discuss issues impacting the University of Oregon and how to keep education affordable for college students. How do you think the University of Oregon has been doing over the past year? I run into …

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College.biz: Q&A with Rep. Peter DeFazio on student debt and Internet censorship

Twelve-term Rep. Peter DeFazio sat down with the Emerald to talk about what he’s been doing in Congress to aid college students and net neutrality. What are you going to do for students? I’m a big advocate of making college affordable. The principle role of the federal government has been …

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College.biz: How the EMU referendum got mired in controversy

It’s been a long Friday. ASUO Vice President Nick [email protected]@http://www.registerguard.com/web/opinion/28627950-47/[email protected]@ hasn’t had time to eat since breakfast, so he orders a sandwich and strawberry smoothie from the counter in The Buzz. Jo Niehaus and Ian [email protected]@[email protected]@ eye Nick’s smoothie. Meeting here is symbolic in a sense because it is the …

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EMU renovation on hold in effort to reduce cost to students

Dilapidated. That’s the word you hear the most. Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes calls it “The heart and hub of campus.”

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EMU future waits on University President Michael Gottfredson

If the expansion were to take place, students would pay a $79 fee every term to pay off the bonds necessary to fund the project, according to Wendy Polhemus, the EMU interim director.

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Next step toward EMU renovation to be decided tomorrow morning

University President Michael [email protected]@[email protected]@ may decide tomorrow morning whether the University will continue its campaign to renovate and expand the EMU

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University hosts public forum with presidential candidate Michael Gottfredson

Topics included institutional boards, student accessibility, diversity and retention of faculty.

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Letter: Opportunities for students to get involved in higher education issues

Whether we have five minutes per year or five hours per week to spend helping to address the problem, there are ways we can all make a difference.

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Interest rate on student loans could double, lose six-month grace period

More than $1 trillion. That’s the outstanding balance owed in U.S. student loans this year. Now the interest rate on some loans is set to double if congress doesn’t pass legislation.

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O’Gara: ‘The Closing of The American Mind’ was an unconventional but interesting best-seller

“The Closing of the American Mind,” published 25 years ago this month, sold half a million hardcover copies and was first on the New York Times best-sellers list through that summer. This success turned the book’s author Allan Bloom, previously a somewhat obscure scholar of Plato and Rousseau at the University of Chicago, into a household name, one that was both revered and reviled.

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O'Gara: 'The Closing of The American Mind' was an unconventional but interesting best-seller

“The Closing of the American Mind,” published 25 years ago this month, sold half a million hardcover copies and was first on the New York Times best-sellers list through that summer. This success turned the book’s author Allan Bloom, previously a somewhat obscure scholar of Plato and Rousseau at the University of Chicago, into a household name, one that was both revered and reviled.

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Letter: HB 4061 amendments disruptive to an essential process

There is something seriously wrong in our state’s higher education system. There’s not enough funding and there’s not enough accountability. We as students bear the most severe burden of any group involved with this problem. It’s our money, our education, and our future on the chopping block as Salem looks to cut budgets further and further each year. We need to find solutions.

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Letter: Institutional boards are a commitment to tuition hikes

Tuition is too high. You know it, I know it, we all know it. I have seen friends who should have gone to college plunge directly into the desolate job market instead because they lacked the means to afford tuition. … So what do we do?

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University Senate to discuss state review of OUS Chancellor Pernsteiner's contract

A tentative agenda set by the University Senate earlier today allots time between 4 and 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the possibility of a Senate motion demanding the review of Oregon University System Chancellor George Pernsteiner’s current contract.

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U.S.-India higher education summit strengthens international relations in academia

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal, co-hosted the first higher education summit, held at Georgetown University on October 13th, intended to enhance higher education partnerships and exchange opportunities between U.S. and India.

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Leaders debate an end to college loan subsidies

A proposal to cut federally subsidized loans to college students is considered as an option to cut the national deficit.

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Bains: OUS should stop holding back reform

Last week, the Oregon Board of Higher Education gave University President Richard Lariviere a list of conditions by which he can keep his job.

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Female graduates face pay discrimination

Women graduating college are offered starting salaries that are, on average, 17 percent less than their male counterparts, a survey reports.

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Job market optimistic for graduating seniors

Job prospects are improving for college graduates, experts say, as graduating seniors launch into the most promising employment market since the 2008 financial crisis.

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