Every February, the president of the United States shares his plans for the next year at his State of the Union Address. The nation is told of changes and hopes for the future presidential term. This hour-long address covers a huge range of topics, from the economy to health care. On Feb. 12, 2013 President [...]
The street by the amphitheater came alive Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. when a line of approximately 12 men walked by wearing white masks and black hoods, marching and chanting. Their reason? To welcome Alpha Phi Alpha to the University of Oregon. “They are coming up soon, and we are introducing new members,” said Greylin [...]
Dealing with neighbors can occasionally be awkward or even difficult. For people who have never had the experience of living in close proximity to complete strangers, it can be a shock when they are forced to interact with them. Unfortunately, this new dynamic can cause tension, especially on the weekends. Every Friday and Saturday, the streets [...]
University of Oregon freshman, Kayla Schipper, woke up this morning in Adams Hall in the Walton Complex with electricity. But at 10 a.m., 100 yards away between the UO Health Center and Dyment Residence Hall, a power transmission feeder overheated, causing several loud popping sounds and smoke. Multiple emergency response vehicles arrived on the scene minutes after, including four [...]
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 the state university system. The [...]
The news was unexpected. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed on Friday a radical reworking of higher education funding in Oregon. According to his 2013-15 state budget plan (PDF), administration of Oregon’s funding for universities and community colleges would be consolidated into a single agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education. The Oregon Health and Science University would also [...]
Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed Friday to consolidate funding for Oregon’s universities and community colleges into one agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education, according to Oregonlive. Under this plan, Kitzhaber will select all board members and executives involved in education in Oregon. This new agency will also give out money based on how many students [...]
It is Thursday night at eight and hundreds of people are filing into PLC while the smell of pizza wafts out the windows. This isn’t a class or a guest lecturer. These people aren’t a part of a specific group or club. Instead, they are gathering to watch “The Big Lebowski” and “Office Space.” This [...]
For nearly two years, the EMU referendum has been a huge topic of discussion. While most people agree the building is in need of a face lift, the process to get there was fraught with bumps in the road. Friday afternoon marked the historic passing of a referendum that every person on campus has a stake in.
Since August of 2011, something has been missing from the EMU: bottled water. While people can still purchase Smart Water in the Union Market and Aquafina from the vending machines, the rest of the building is strictly bottled water free. And while there have been a few complaints, usually from people who don’t attend the University, [...]
Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees and the days of rain have begun, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Along with the freezing temperatures of November and December come higher energy bills. Consistently using heaters to combat the colder weather can begin to cost students a lot of money. [...]
There has been a lot of talk about the proposed Social Host Ordinance and how it will affect the city of Eugene, especially students. The ordinance deals with “unruly gatherings,” which are defined as “a party or gathering of five or more persons where alcohol is served or consumed” that also causes something such as [...]
Sarah Moseley winds her way through the exam rooms and administrative offices of Planned Parenthood’s brand new $8.5 million health center on Franklin Boulevard. She makes a stop in the large, welcoming waiting room, noting that since the facility opened in early September they have seen more men than they ever have before. “We don’t [...]
Every day it seems that a different apartment complex is going up in West University. The progress and change is evident. Old, worn-down houses are being demolished and in their place modern behemoths are rising. Although this movement seems new, property management companies and private owners have been renovating and building for years. According to [...]
From the missing ceiling tiles to the water stained-concrete, it is obvious that the EMU needs some work. Students often complain about the lack of outlets or the outdated color scheme, but the real problems lie within the building — and these are much more serious. There are rooms full of buckets collecting water from [...]
Plans to build flagpoles from every Native American tribe in Oregon have reached a snag due to possible future renovations to the EMU.
The group met to discuss how to better educate people about the EMU project in order to get more students to vote for the change.
For their first resolution as a body, the new ASUO Senators dealt with a controversial issue when they discussed the Marriage Equality Resolution.