“Always there for us” – Students and faculty remember Alex Tizon

Correction: A previous version of this article said Tizon was 58. He was 57. University of Oregon journalism senior Shirley Chan wanted to end her time in college with a full circle: have her last class be taught by the same professor who taught her first course at the journalism …

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Irene Awino makes heavy sacrifices to pursue an education and help her native Kenya

It’s Sept. 21 and Irene Awino’s eighth day in the U.S. She’s up early and begins her morning with a quick scan of the day’s headlines. The words isolate themselves on the page: Nairobi. Terror attack. Westgate shopping mall. Gunmen. She calls her husband. Somewhere in the 9,230 miles between …