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Uber and Lyft take to the streets of Eugene and Springfield

As students return to the University of Oregon for fall term, they will find new transportation options for traveling to the airport, football games, bars and anywhere else in Eugene and Springfield. Both popular ride-hail services Uber and Lyft began operating in the two cities this week. Lyft kicked off …

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will step down in December

Geography professor Andrew Marcus will be stepping down as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in December, according to an announcement addressed to University of Oregon community members by UO Provost Jayanth Banavar on Aug. 17. UO will conduct a national search for a new dean. After …

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Uber will return to Eugene next Thursday

The rideshare service Uber announced today that it will return to Eugene on Sept. 6, 2018. According to a press release issued by the Technology Association of Oregon, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis will make the inaugural ride at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant and the service will be available to the …

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New research and teaching lab coming to Knight Library

Among many other changes, including the new Tykeson Hall and demolition of Hayward Field, University of Oregon students can expect to a new lab in the Knight Library for faculty, graduate educators and students doing research projects and pedagogical work. Although the Academic Design and Innovation Lab will be open …

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UO faculty login credentials stolen in Iranian hacking campaign

In an attempt to access online academic journals, hackers working on behalf of the Iranian government stole the usernames and passwords of 62 University of Oregon professors from 2014 to 2017, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained by the Emerald. The cyberattack was a coordinated effort to steal …

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Safe Ride and DDS work to improve safety, efficiency

This summer, Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Service (DDS) implemented a disciplinary action plan for student drivers who speed. The ability to record driver’s speed comes with the installation of a GPS device in each vehicle. “The goal is to educate [drivers] and let them have that time frame …

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UO students’ climate change lawsuit will move forward, says U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay, or a halting of legal proceedings, in the Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include two University of Oregon students and 19 others, claims that climate change and carbon emissions violate …

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Eugene celebrates Grateful Dead’s lasting local impact at recent Autzen performance

In June of 1978, thousands of Dead Heads made their way to Eugene for The Grateful Dead’s first performance at Autzen Stadium. Many were in search of a spiritually transformative musical experience — others just came for a good time. Santana, Eddie Money, and The Outlaws joined The Grateful Dead …

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Photos: Thousands of graduating Ducks celebrate the 142nd University of Oregon Commencement

Monday’s University of Oregon graduation kicked off with the traditional Duck Grad Parade, where graduating Ducks celebrate and walk down Thirteenth Avenue to the commencement ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena each year. According to the University of Oregon, a total of 5,159 students graduated with degrees: 4,031 Bachelor’s degrees, 886 Master’s degrees, 125 Doctoral …

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Voting is open for the ASUO election, here’s how you can vote

ASUO voting opened today at 9 a.m. and will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday. ASUO, Associated Students of the University of Oregon, is UO’s student government and controls a student budget funded by the Incidental Fee, a mandatory fee that all UO students pay. ASUO funds student organizations, programs, …

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Annual Global Health Conference looks to bring awareness of women’s role in global health issues

The University of Oregon will host the annual Western Regional Global Health Conference April 20 through 22. The conference is open to everyone and free for students with their ID. Tickets can be picked up at the UO ticketing office. The Global Health Club at UO is looking to start …

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Updates on core education requirements aim to make process less confusing during registration

The university is changing its general education requirements after warnings from the university accreditors and the passing of House Bill 2998. They aim to make the process less confusing for students. Senate president Chris Sinclair presented updates to the new general education requirements to the University Senate at its meeting …

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Duck Nest to host Imposter Syndrome Workshop Feb. 26

The Duck Nest Wellness Center is holding an Imposter Syndrome Workshop at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the EMU room 041. The Duck Nest is catering this event to students who have ever felt like they are not “smart enough” for their campus climate, according to the event’s Facebook …

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New Student Conflict Resolution Center looks to be a “first step” for students in need

Are you looking for help with resolving conflicts? There’s a new program on campus dedicated to just that. The Student Conflict and Resolution Center (SCRC) is a new program at the University of Oregon. It “serves to facilitate positive change by transforming conflict into opportunity,” according to its mission statement. …

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UO Provost asks for feedback on tuition increase

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar sent out an email to the entire UO community asking for feedback on the proposed tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. The proposed increase is $6 dollars per credit, or $240 per year, for in-state students and $18 per credit, or $810 per …

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Remembering Tom — students and colleagues mourn journalism professor Tom Wheeler

During his classes, journalism professor Tom Wheeler would often joke about lacking a traditional newspaper background before he arrived as an instructor at the University of Oregon’s journalism school. But to his students and colleagues, Wheeler was a master storyteller. He would regale his students with stories about interviewing music …

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“Rolling the dice”: TFAB weighs tuition increases against enrollment, budget shortfall for 2019

After more than a month of deliberation, the University of Oregon’s Tuition and Fee Advisory Board has reached a reluctant consensus: they recommend a tuition increase of 2.84 percent for in-state students and 2.49 percent for out-of-state students during the 2018-19 academic year.  That’s a $6 per-credit-hour increase for residents and …

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Here are some events you can attend for Black History Month this February

Black History Month occurs every February and is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the history, accomplishments and cultures of black Americans. In observance, the University of Oregon hosts several events throughout the month that offer opportunities for attendees to dive into lessons and conversations with experts, academics, and artists about …

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Weeks-long wait times for Counseling Center therapy causes students to deal with stress themselves; UO seeks fee increase to help

Last year, the UO Counseling Center experienced a 31 percent increase in the number of individual therapy appointments. This has led to longer waiting times for some students — sometimes up to weeks. University of Oregon sophomore Lauren Alejo is one student who has dealt with long wait times at …

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LGBTQA3 Alliance’s annual drag show raises money for transgender youth summer camp

Saturday wasn’t University of Oregon student Jane Kissinger’s first time seeing a drag show, but she was excited to see student drag queens perform. For her, the LGBTQA3 Alliance at the UO — which hosted the show — gives her a chance to be herself. “My hometown is very rural …

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Conversations across cultures: Tutoring program sparks friendships between domestic and international students at UO

Aziz Binhazzaa was anxious about his recent arrival to the United States; his only exposure to the English language was through movies and pop culture. So when he came to study abroad in Eugene, he looked for help. Aziz signed up for the American English Institute’s Tutoring and Conversation Partner …

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Administrators aim to improve communication with students through office hours, but few students attend

Last Thursday, University of Oregon administrator Justine Carpenter sat in an empty boardroom waiting for students to arrive to her scheduled office hours. No students came.   The UO administration is now offering office hours in an effort to improve communication with students through discussions this term. Every Wednesday and …

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A brand new Bean, renovations worth the construction disruption

The University of Oregon Housing, Residence Life and Facilities Departments held a town hall for Bean East residents on Thursday in response to resident concerns with disruptions caused by the Bean West construction. Bean West renovations started the summer of this year and will continue through late fall of 2018. …

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Hawthorne Hall: A Confederate Legacy

At the end of the Civil War, Confederate officer Benjamin Hawthorne surrendered his troops at Virginia’s Appomattox Courthouse and walked 100 miles to his home. In 1873, eight years after the war, he moved to Oregon. In 1959, the University of Oregon named a residence hall after him. Hawthorne, an …

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UO struggles to maintain in-state enrollment

The number of college-ready Oregon high school graduates is shrinking, leaving UO searching for ways to maintain in-state enrollment numbers. According to Roger Thompson, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment, in order to maintain the number of in-state students, the school will need to increase the percentage of in-state …

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President Schill to give welcome speech to UO campus

On Friday, October 6, UO President Michael Schill will give a “State of the University” speech to students, faculty and others in the campus community. The speech will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held on campus in the ERB Memorial Ballroom. His speech was announced on Around the …

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Late-night eats on 13th Ave: Caspian Mediterranean Cafe brings variety to the campus community

Caspian Mediterranean Cafe owner Elhaam Yazdi didn’t predict the success of her restaurant’s now famous American double cheeseburger. It’s become a popular item, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when students are looking for food after bars close. Yazdi decided to expand the establishment’s hours on weekend nights shortly after …

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UO grad Ryan Murff finds success in the Bay Area restaurant business with Cafe Eugene

ALBANY, Calif. — Clam chowder is often grouped with New England-area food staples. But to Ryan Murff, owner and bar manager of Cafe Eugene in Albany, California, a warm bowl of chowder encapsulates Pacific Northwest cuisine. “Clam Chowder was such a large part of my childhood,” Murff said. Growing up in …

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Grad Guide 2017: Notable UO alumni

In honor of the upcoming graduation ceremony, the Emerald has a complied a list of notable University of Oregon graduates.  Randy Shilts (1951-1994): After working at the Daily Emerald as an award-winning managing editor, Shilts came out as gay and began lifelong work as a social justice journalist. While he struggled to …

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Preview: African dance and drumming ensemble Dema prepares for year-end performances

As the members of the Dema African Dance and Drumming Ensemble filed into one of their final practices before their year-end performance on Friday and Saturday, the pressure of their upcoming shows didn’t seem to phase them. The second floor of the Gerlinger Annex was buzzing with conversation while participants happily …

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