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UO administrators play tug-of-war with random drug testing for athletes

This past summer, the University of Oregon athletic department decided to revise its drug testing policy to enable truly random testing.

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Opinion

Editorial: Looking into the upcoming term of the University of Oregon’s 17th president, Michael Gottfredson

On Wednesday, Michael Gottfredson will start his role as University president. And given the turbulence of the past year and a half, we thought it important to focus on just what the University president will be in charge of in what should be another important year.

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Michael Gottfredson chosen as University president

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education unanimously voted for Gottfredson to serve as the next University president. He will take office Aug. 1.

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Opinion

Editorial: Explaining the recently formed higher education PAC

According to a page on Secretary of State Kate Brown’s website, wealthy University donors Charles Lillis, Pat Kilkenny and Phil Knight have each ponied up $65,000, which along with a $62,500 contribution from Boyle and some other contributions has totaled their efforts up to $324,500. It’s clear what this is about.

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Second annual remembrance ceremony honors University community members

Some stood in close groups or sat in folding chairs before the podium. Some stood alone. They wore somber, formal clothes and sunglasses in the bright sun. They were there to respect and remember the memory of the deceased.

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Senator Ron Wyden engages students in discussion of student debt

“When I was coming up education was a big investment, but not as big as it is today,” Wyden said. “Your college education, for all you young people, is the second-biggest investment you’re going to make in your entire life, other than buying a house.”

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Opinion

The Week In Thumbs: ‘I Ain’t Yo’ Uncle’ edition

The ups and downs of what is going on around campus, the region and the nation.

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New public records policy discussion sparks controversy at University Senate

University Senate was filled with tension as several hot issues were brought forth for discussion and voting, including the progression of the faculty union, the structure of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, and the new public records fee policy.

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OUS proposal for institutional boards a work in progress

Despite being only a rough draft, the Oregon University System proposal has drawn criticism.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: Faculty union might contradict University ideals

What (Cramer’s) letter failed to mention is that a large number of University faculty believe that unionizing the faculty goes against the very idea of a major research university, which traditionally places high value on the individuality of faculty.

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Road to faculty union more turbulent than expected

United Academics, the group looking to unionize the University’s faculty, encountered a road block yesterday afternoon when the University administration announced objections to the proposed bargaining unit that was submitted to the Oregon Employment Relations Board.

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Office of Sustainabilty awards first Green Office certification

University Director of Sustainability Steve Mital and interim President Robert Berdahl awarded the office of Campus Planning and Real Estate on Thursday the first Green Office certification for applying sustainable practices to their everyday work.

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Survey of university presidents shows athletic scandals hurt higher education's reputation

Exactly 75 percent of the presidents surveyed said colleges and universities spend too much on athletics, and only one out of every seven — just 13.1 percent— said that the presidents of big-time college athletics programs are in control their programs.

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University hires new vice president for equity and inclusion

In an email address to the campus community earlier today, interim University President Robert Berdahl announced the appointment of Yvette Alex-Assensoh, who will serve as the University’s new vice president for equity and inclusion.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: Berdahl not among opponents of EMU concert hall location

In Thursday’s Emerald, ASUO President Ben Eckstein is quoted as saying, “One of the people who recently added his voice (to the list of opponents to the EMU location for a concert hall) was Bob Berdahl.” This is not correct.

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University president search committee members announced

The last few candidates for the presidential search committee to replace interim President Robert Berdahl were finalized Wednesday, and a complete list of the committee was released to the University community.

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OUS announces names of search committee members charged with finding Richard Lariviere’s successor

University students received an email Wednesday morning with a list of the students, staff, faculty and community members charged with selecting the replacement for the University’s 16th president, Richard Lariviere.

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University seeks more independence from State Board, Chancellor Pernsteiner

After the firing of University President Richard Lariviere, the University and campus community are looking to become more independent from the State Board of Higher Education while remaining a public university.

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Opinion

Top 10 presidents we’d prefer to Robert Berdahl

Hey, don’t get us wrong, we like Robert Berdahl. And he’s probably going to be a solid leader for the six months he stands in as University president. But we still are not content. Here’s some of the people we would have liked instead to lead our campus.

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Interim University president Robert Berdahl wants a split from Oregon University System

At the start of the new term, students aren’t the only ones getting settled back into campus. The University welcomed the start of a new year with a new University president: Robert Berdahl.

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University Senate outlines presidential search committee

University Senate convened yesterday afternoon — along with special guests from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education — to discuss the search to replace former University President Richard Lariviere.

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ArchivesNews

Oregon’s Rose Bowl victory, Pac-12 title unlock incentive bonuses for Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly led the Ducks to 45-38 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers, and now the University is chipping in a little extra.

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Opinion

Editorial: Predicting the issues of Winter Term

The term starts today but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to bring up the issues that will guide it — especially considering this term’s topics are already set up.

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OUS appoints Robert Berdahl as Interim University President

In a special meeting today, the State Board of Higher Education unanimously appointed Robert Berdahl as interim University president.

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Q & A: President Richard Lariviere hopes for University split from OUS

In an exclusive interview with the Emerald, Lariviere opened up about the University’s relationship with the Oregon University System, the lack of funding at the University and his future.

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