UO replacing Blackboard with Canvas for its “off the charts” approval

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 8:11 pm.

Helen Chu has never seen a software test come back with everyone satisfied – except Canvas. Chu, director of Academic Technology for University of Oregon Libraries, is optimistic about UO’s learning management system switching from Blackboard to Canvas, which begins spring 2015. The University of Oregon has been using Blackboard since 1999, and the market for learning management […]

Guest Viewpoint: How much rape?

By on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 12:52 pm.

The following guest viewpoint was contributed by John Bonine, a Professor of Law at the University of Oregon. The Emerald published a story on December 11 asserting that the U.S. Department of Justice had just issued a report challenging statistics that one in five college women are sexually assaulted. The DOJ report was actually about something different. […]

Board of Trustees debates raising president’s salary

By on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 3:17 pm.

Some Board of Trustees members want to raise the University of Oregon president’s salary by almost $150,000 a year. Raising the president’s salary could bring in better candidates for the upcoming job search, but since lower-level staff salaries haven’t increased recently, that could be a hard sell. The UO Board of Trustees’ Presidential Factors Committee […]

Teaming up together, FSL members pull through academically strong

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9:36 pm.

Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life use past and current brothers and sisters to keep high grade point averages in their houses. As a whole, FSL generally sees high grade point averages within the community. According to FSL’s website, for spring term 2014 the average GPA for all Panhellenic Council sororities was a 3.21 and […]

Fall term in crime: Crime spike at Colorado game, physics professor stabbed by wife and more

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 9:25 pm.

The past 11 weeks have added a total of 892 incidents to the University of Oregon Police Department’s campus crime log. This included a bevy of drug and liquor violations added in batches from Campus Housing unit busts, meth and marijuana possessions, burglaries, MIPs and plenty of bike thefts. As far as crime goes on campus — […]

Eugene and Springfield fire crews respond to reports of smoke at Knight Library

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4:37 pm.

The Eugene & Springfield Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at Knight Library on Saturday afternoon. The call came soon after much of campus, including Matt Knight Arena, experienced a power outage, although Eugene and Springfield officials said the event was unrelated. A bystander called thinking that the two events may be linked, […]

Power outage hits Eugene, Matt Knight Arena during hoops game

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5:14 pm.

A series of power outages have hit Eugene, knocking the lights out at Matt Knight Arena during the women’s basketball game against Northern Arizona. The lights went off in the arena during halftime, and the game has been delayed until power is restored, said women’s basketball spokesman Joe Waltasti said. “There’s nothing we can really […]

E-waste, and what the University is doing about it

By on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3:28 pm.

It’s one of the most popular events held at Willamette Hall. While the home of the University of Oregon’s Physics Department is known for hosting science lectures throughout the year, it is the building’s electronic waste drop-off service that’s drawing a crowd. The department provides a space 3-4 times a year for people to drop […]

Update on UO Board of Trustees December meeting

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:01 pm.

Day one The full meeting of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees kicked off Thursday morning. The meeting started off with high attendance, a similar crowd to Wednesday’s emergency senate meeting, and the audience was mostly made up of Graduate Teaching Fellows and university senate members. Several audience members provided public comments, most of […]

New DOJ report challenges that “one in five” women are sexually assaulted in college

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:27 pm.

The United States Department of Justice released a special report today that, among other things, challenges the National Institute of Justice’s previous finding that 1 in 5 women are sexually assaultedduring their time in college — claiming that only 6.1 percent (or 6.1 per every 1,000 students) of female students are sexually assaulted.  The report, […]

Emergency meeting of university senate targeted academic integrity and shared governance

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:47 pm.

The University of Oregon Senate held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to address academic integrity and shared governance. Lawrence 115 erupted in applause when University of Oregon Senate President Robert Kyr entered Wednesday’s emergency meeting. As of Wednesday morning the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation strike has ended, and a controversial item on the Board of Trustees’ […]

City of Eugene to address noise complaints through UO Restorative Justice program

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11:06 am.

If you live in a house or apartment in West University and you’ve received multiple noise complaints, you and your roommates might just find yourselves in front of the University of Oregon’s Restorative Justice panel.  During a Eugene City Council work session on November 19, Presiding Judge Wayne Allen proposed expanding restorative justice approaches beyond […]

New Con Court Justice Austin Palacios brings experience and a fresh perspective to the job

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:32 am.

The ASUO recently underwent a round of hires to fill a number of vacant seats in various areas of the association. Austin Palacios is one of these new appointees, selected by Executive and confirmed by Senate for a seat on the Constitution Court as an associate justice. Born and raised in McMinnville, Oregon, Palacios is […]

GTFF and UO settle contract, strike ends

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 am.

The University of Oregon and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have reached a tentative agreement after eight days of striking in regard to higher wages and paid leave. The agreement includes 5 percent raises to the minimum wages retroactive for this year and 5 percent raises for next year as well. The agreement also includes […]

President’s Review Panel releases sexual misconduct recommendations

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:03 pm.

When The Emerald spoke with Interim President Scott Coltrane in November, he said that University of Oregon would determine how to move forward against sexual assault pending analysis. Today part of that analysis, the recommendations of the President’s Review Panel, were released. Former President Michael Gottfredson announced the formation of the President’s Review Panel in May […]

GTFF and UO to continue mediation on Dec. 9

By on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 11:16 am.

The surprise mediation session between the University of Oregon administration and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation that took place on Dec. 8 ended without a resolution and mediation will continue on Dec. 9. Both groups have attended several mediation sessions since the beginning of the strike on Dec. 2, but none have ended in an agreement. The GTFF strike has […]

Here’s what you should know about the UO board of trustees

By on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 3:34 am.

Beyoncé says that girls run the world but, unfortunately the University of Oregon doesn’t praise Queen B like many college students do, so the Board of Trustees runs this campus. The board is UO’s new governing board, but what does that mean? Here’s what you should know about the UO BOT: ・Before 2014, the Board of Trustees UO was […]