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Medical amnesty for underage drinkers to be considered in the Oregon senate

Underage drinkers seeking medical attention for themselves or friends suffering from alcohol poisoning could receive medical amnesty under Oregon law thanks to a bill sponsored by Oregon Rep. Margaret Doherty, the Oregonian reports. According to the Oregonian, Doherty’s inspiration for the law came from the story of a fraternity hazing …

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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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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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Michael Gottfredson announced as lone finalist for University president spot

The Oregon University System chancellor announced Monday morning that Michael Gottfredson is the finalist for the next University president.

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Fix UC tuition reform proposal relevant to Oregon University System, student needs

Without a doubt, the Oregon University System finds itself facing the same conundrum that the California system and countless others are currently experiencing: Keep raising tuition, or sacrifice the quality of the education.

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Week in Review: Business, health and science

In case you missed last week’s news: A Harvard study found that iPad use can strain the head and neck. Password sharing has become popular among high school couples and also University couples. Other noteworthy news: To celebrate the birth month of Charles Darwin, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History …

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Economist Barry Eichengreen on economic crisis in Europe

Leading scholar on Europe’s financial crisis Barry Eichengreen sent a powerful message to students on Thursday night when he said that Europe’s economic crisis not only affects European markets, but also job markets in the United States. “Europe’s crisis is a world’s crisis,” Eichengreen said to a room packed with …

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