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Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas to enter the NFL draft

Running back De’Anthony Thomas announced on Sunday, his 21st birthday, that he will pass up his senior season for the Ducks and enter the NFL draft. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Thomas said in a prepared statement. “I …

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Photos: Oregon football — 101 best images from the 2013 Ducks football season

From a 59-10 rout of the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville to a thrilling 45-24 win over the Huskies in Seattle, to a pair of heartbreaking upset losses on the road against the Cardinal in Palo Alto and the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, the Emerald’s staff photographers were on hand for …

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Minimum wage increases in Oregon

Starting Jan. 1 of this new year, Oregon raised its minimum wage $0.20, from $8.95 to $9.10. The wage increase is the result of a 2002 ballot measure passed to keep up with inflation. Oregon’s minimum wage is the second highest in the nation, $5.90 short of Washington state’s new …

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Photos: Oregon football — Best of Ducks vs. Texas Longhorns Alamo Bowl game

Here are the Emerald’s top 10 images from Oregon’s 30-7 win over the Texas Longhorns in the 21st Alamo Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30. Click here to view the pre-game festivities photos. Click here to view the first half photo gallery. Click here to view the second half photo gallery.

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Finals delayed until 10 a.m. Monday at University of Oregon

Final exams will be delayed until 10 a.m., Monday, according to a release from the University of Oregon Office of Communications. Tests scheduled at 8 a.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be rescheduled. Students whose schedule has been impacted by the delay will be notified by email later this evening …

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President Gottfredson’s contract renewed at OUS Board Meeting

University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson’s contract has been extended one full academic year, following an Oregon State Board of Higher Education meeting this afternoon. As originally drafted, Gottfredson’s contract ensured his employment from Aug. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015. At today’s meeting, his term was approved for extension …

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Gottfredson attends annual UO faculty and staff flu clinic

University President Michael Gottfredson made an appearance at  the University of Oregon Health Center’s annual faculty and staff flu clinics early Thursday morning. Through the end of October, faculty and staff can receive flu shots with their faculty ID and PEBB Providence Insurance Card from 8-9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays …

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Required reporting: Many UO employees may not be prepared to be reporters for sexual assault

Paulina* is a survivor of sexual assault. She’s also an employee at the University of Oregon. If a fellow student reached out to Paulina for support relating to a sex crime, Paulina would be expected to report it to her supervisors. It’s an obligation that comes with working for the …

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Annual university Clery report raises questions about accuracy of sexual assault reporting

The number of reported sexual assaults at the University of Oregon more than doubled in 2012. Why? No one can say for certain. From 2008 to 2011, reports hovered between nine and 13. According to the most recent data released Tuesday by the university in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, …

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Sam Dotters-Katz hopes to foster environment of leadership and inclusion

As Sam Dotters-Katz stood on the stage of Matthew Knight Arena during convocation on Sunday, he looked onto a sea of expectant faces and smiled. Pre-speech jitters gone, he felt a rush at the possibility of helping shape the college experience of the hundreds of freshmen seated before him. Stepping …

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SEIU Local 503 demonstrators take to Johnson Hall before strike authorization

Members of the employee union that represents classified staff at the University of Oregon took to Johnson Hall Thursday afternoon in order to raise awareness on current contract negotiations that could lead to a strike. SEIU Local 503 is currently bargaining with the Oregon University System. The union reached an …

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Oregon University System classified staff union will vote on strike authorization in early September

The union that represents the University of Oregon’s classified staff will decide on Sept. 9, 10 and 11 whether or not to go on strike. SEIU Local 503 on Monday announced that contract negotiations with the Oregon University System, a body governed by the State Board of Higher Education of …

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DuckLife: The University of Oregon by the numbers

No matter what you major in, there’s just no escaping numbers. Journalism majors dread the two economics classes they’re required to take. Allied Arts and Architecture students will undoubtedly marvel at just how much the 16-ounce Chai in their building’s café just cost them. And math majors, well, the less …

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Oregon football’s $68 million performance center has a name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

The $68 million Oregon football performance center that has garnered national attention over the last few days finally has an official name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Named for Lola Hatfield and Dorothie Dowlin, Phil Knight’s mother and mother-in-law, respectively, the structure is the second large-scale project named after members of the …

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Tuition buy-down means University of Oregon students will only pay 3.4 percent more next year

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has reduced the University of Oregon’s tuition increase to 3.4 percent from 5.8. The board also capped tuition increases at 3.5 percent for the next two years. That means resident undergraduates taking 15 credits will see their overall bill go up by $270 …

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Senate overwhelmingly votes to grant UO an independent governing board

The Oregon Senate, on a 23-7 vote, approved a bill that would grant the University of Oregon administration’s wish to create an independent governing board. Senate Bill 270 would grant both the UO and Portland State University the ability to create such a body the moment it passes in the …

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Sun’s out, guns out: UOPD will begin carrying firearms this summer

In the early morning hours, it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop on the University of Oregon campus. This is especially true during the summer, when the freshmen who usually inhabit the dorms are home for the summer and houses in surrounding residential areas are in-between renters. The …

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Jim Bean restarts search for a new SOJC dean, Tim Gleason will remain

The School of Journalism and Communication has called off its search for a new dean. Tim Gleason will remain for now as the head of the University of Oregon’s journalism program while a new search begins. The next search for a dean will be the third since Gleason announced he …

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Oregon House approves bigger budget for universities, but administrators say tuition will likely still increase

The Oregon House of Representatives today approved increased funding for the state’s colleges and universities for the first time in years, but administrators at the state’s institutions of higher learning still say tuition increases are necessary to defray rising costs. University funding would increase by 8 percent more than is …

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Short and sweet: The best Vine posts from the University of Oregon’s class of 2013

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UO economics professor files complaint against UO general counsel and lawyers

Last week, University of Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh filed a complaint with the Oregon State Bar, alleging Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick misled a judge. Gary and Rudnick are partners at the Harrang Long Gary Rudnick law firm, which has been representing the UO administration in recent union …

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UO to ask Oregon State Board of Higher Education for permission to arm UOPD

After years of debate, the University of Oregon has decided to move forward with the decision to arm its campus police officers. As per an announcement released this morning, the UO has submitted a docket item to the Oregon University System, requesting permission from the Oregon State Board of Higher …

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Students have mixed responses to proposed 5.8 percent cost increase

For Jennifer Borrero, paying 5.8 percent more in tuition next year means doing with less. “It means having to pick up another job probably or already trying to find a less expensive place to live,” Borrero said. “It means cutting back on things that you can’t really cut back on …

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Online courses offer economic incentive to out-of-state students

Classes can be a serious strain on both your calendar and your wallet. Are they educational? Yes. Necessary? Yes. Expensive? Absolutely. Time consuming? Without a doubt. As technology improves and more courses are offered online, students are increasingly turning to web-based courses to alleviate the time constraints imposed by the …

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UO martial arts professor encourages students to think like beginners

Ryan Kelly might be a highly trained and experienced martial artist, but one of the University of Oregon adjunct professor’s most sought-after accomplishments is the attainment of a “beginners mind.”@@http://www.uoregon.edu/findpeople/person/Ryan%20Kelly/[email protected]@ As a student of Jeet Kune Do — the teachings and philosophies of Bruce Lee — Kelly has dedicated his life …

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College.biz: Higher education becomes a priority with creation of state committee

This is a first in state history. The Oregon Legislature has created a standing committee on higher education. To compare, California has had a standing committee on higher education since 1991 and Washington since at least the mid-90s. It’s part of an emerging focus on renovating and trying to improve …

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College.biz: Administrators, faculty union United Academics enter contract negotiations

While students take off time for holidays, administrators have entered negotiations with the new faculty union, United Academics, which reportedly represents about 1,800 faculty. Meetings begin a process for how administrators and faculty will settle issues including health care, pay, and employment.

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Photos: Torrential downpour slams UO campus, causes flooding

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