Arts & CultureScience

Former ‘National Geographic’ photo editor visits UO to inspire the next generation of environmental photojournalists

When former National Geographic executive photo and environment editor, Dennis Dimick, flies across the United States, he tries to get a window seat. He hopes for clear skies over areas facing unprecedented water, snowpack and land use challenges, such as the Southwest. Sometimes he gets a chance to take a …

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AcademicsNews

“Always there for us” – Students and faculty remember Alex Tizon

Correction: A previous version of this article said Tizon was 58. He was 57. University of Oregon journalism senior Shirley Chan wanted to end her time in college with a full circle: have her last class be taught by the same professor who taught her first course at the journalism …

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NewsPolitics

ASUO Senate looks to fill five empty seats

Along with the new year comes the ASUO Senate looking to get some new faces on the body after five senators resigned at the end of fall term. Senators Parker Williams, Jonathan Wu, Kevin Frazier, Lexi Olson and Stephanie Schie all resigned, leaving the ASUO Executive the task of finding new …

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Arts & Culture

Irene Awino makes heavy sacrifices to pursue an education and help her native Kenya

It’s Sept. 21 and Irene Awino’s eighth day in the U.S. She’s up early and begins her morning with a quick scan of the day’s headlines. The words isolate themselves on the page: Nairobi. Terror attack. Westgate shopping mall. Gunmen. She calls her husband. Somewhere in the 9,230 miles between …

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Arts & Culture

Professor Tom Wheeler’s rocking road to the University

Journalism professor Tom Wheeler never set out to be a professional writer, and he took his first guitar lesson when he was about 55 years old — two things that might surprise anyone who knows the noted music journalist. Wheeler’s passion for guitars, music and writing sent him on a winding career — and life — path that has culminated in teaching at the University’s School of Journalism and Communication.

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Opinion

Bowers: Eliminate online protection for libel

If taken out of the hands of the Emerald and placed independently online by me, what I write in this weekly column would be exactly that: a blog. Were I to take what I wrote in my blog and printed it for simple distribution by me, it would perhaps become labelled a pamphlet and fall within Oregon’s medium of communication definition. As such, I would then be protected by the state’s shield law.

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