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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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UO Housing’s Capital Construction gives students hands-on experience

The construction of new buildings and the renovations of old ones is happening left and right on campus. The University of Oregon opened its 10th residence hall this past fall, broke ground on the Knight Science Campus and demolished Hayward Field to build a new stadium for the 2021 World …

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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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PACG: The future of college eSports

Imagine a sport played by millions of amateurs, thousands of college students and dozens of professionals. Universities recruit players and offer scholarships. The sport’s most recent world championship brings in a $4.6 million prize pool. It’s not football or basketball — but a PC game called League of Legends. And …

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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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ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), there may soon be an answer. Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student …

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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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Percentage of international students at UO drops for second year in a row

The number of international students enrolled at the University of Oregon decreased for the second year in a row, despite the increased outreach and retention efforts of the university. In 2015, the international student enrollment sat at 13.6 percent in 2015, but it’s dropped to 11.8 percent in 2017, according …

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The Emerald wants to celebrate outstanding women at UO. Find out how you can nominate someone here.

Do you know a woman making a positive impact in the University of Oregon community? Chances are, you probably do — and chances are, she probably doesn’t get enough recognition. The Emerald is looking for local women to honor as part of Women’s History Month in March. Our newsroom will …

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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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Tunnel vision: Exploring the heart and veins of campus

A student heads to the water fountain during a break in class. A professor, preparing a lecture, turns on the lights in the classroom with the flick of a switch. After a day in the laboratory, a research assistant washes their hands with hot water. The University of Oregon community …

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Racing Ahead: Sophomore distance runner Katie Rainsberger leads the way for Oregon cross-country

Katie Rainsberger crossed the finish line at the Bill Dellinger Invitational demolishing the course record by 37 seconds last September. But she didn’t leave the finish line right away. She stood in the chute, her black Oregon singlet soaked, and her spikes covered in mud, shouting as her teammates kicked …

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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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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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Faculty start online petition to save Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Faculty of the University of Oregon’s substance abuse counseling program are petitioning to save their program after UO announced its termination last Wednesday. The online petition currently has 377 of its 500-signature goal. The Wednesday announcement from the college of education calls for cutting the Substance Abuse Prevention Program in fall …

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LGBTQ supporters protest in Johnson Hall after program cuts

Students are protesting at Johnson Hall today about positions in LGBT Education and Support Services programs being cut. About 30 protesters started at the Health Center and marched down 13th Avenue, carrying signs that said things like “The UO exploits LGBTQ/POC labor” and “support queer services,” while chanting “President Schill …

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10 do’s and don’ts of campus barhopping

Before you step out into the campus bar scene, check out this list of do’s and don’ts as a guide to conquering (and surviving) the night.  DO: Bring cash money An unfortunate situation that seasoned campus bar-hoppers can attest to are the countless times debit or credit cards have disappeared …

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UO student from the Ivory Coast designs clothing to empower women

University of Oregon senior advertising student Ahoua Toure’s energy is contagious, and her passion for designing her own clothing line is seen in her fashion. Originally from the Ivory Coast, all of her designs are made with vintage African fabric from her home country.  “They are really unique patterns that …

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IT staff pushes back on department reform

A reorganization of the UO information technology department, called Transform IT, has recently set off a backlash from some employees. The reorganization started in August 2016 with a report, which states that the goals of the reorganization are to centralize and understand IT. After the report, the university hired consultants and …

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