Renovated Bean Hall West will house students this fall, Bean East will close

Wearing a red construction hard hat, a neon orange vest and glasses, David Opp-Beckman, facilities capital project manager for University Housing, described the lush greenery and rain water collector that will soon be at the entrance to Bean Hall. But not before he recalled living there in the 1970s. “I …

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Bean Hall: The end of a dirty legacy

“You lived in Bean? I’m sorry.” For all its perceived flaws, Bean Hall’s tiny rooms and concrete walls have housed decades of University of Oregon students. Although the east-campus residence hall will begin a two-year renovation this summer, many residents will remember Bean’s old halls with both fondness and resentment. …


UO receives $10 million to fund College of Arts and Sciences’ building

The College of Arts and Sciences is $10 million closer to having its own home. The university’s Around the O blog announced the donation from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson on Wednesday afternoon. The college is responsible for 49 of the university’s undergraduate programs and nearly 60 percent of undergraduate degrees every …

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Kappa Alpha Theta house finds relief as construction noise dwindles

In the fall of 2013, women in Kappa Alpha Theta moved into the house on 15th Avenue and Kincaid Street. While the excitement to live with sisters built, so did the foundation for the K14 apartment complex next door. For some sisters, the noise that came along with that construction was …


Lane Transit District starts renovation of University of Oregon bus stop

Located on Kincaid Street, north of East 13th Avenue, along the west side of campus, the project hopes to improve traffic flow and transit service for passengers. Started June 15 with a completion date of Sept. 17, LTD’s remodeling of the University station will also preserve on-street parking, add pedestrian crosswalks at key intersections and build more bicycle racks for the campus community.