UO educators travel to Saudi Arabia for education reform

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 8:07 pm.

In early November, University of Oregon welcomed 21 members of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education at the College of Education on campus. The two-week visit provided Saudi educators an opportunity to examine the inclusive environment for students with disabilities at UO, according to Valerie Close, Early Childhood CARES, an early intervention program based at […]

Students head to downtown Eugene for vigil supporting the family of Michael Brown

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 9:23 pm.

The Community Alliance of Lane County organized a vigil at 5 p.m. this evening in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Oak Street in Eugene. The event was attended in part by members of local social justice organizations and student groups such as the NAACP and the University […]

What does it take to start your own business? Light Dance can tell you.

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 11:55 pm.

Dylan Garrett is only a year and a half out of college, and he wants to bridge the gap that exists between students at the University of Oregon and local businesses. Garrett has accomplished this by creating a close relationship between his own business and the Entrepreneur Club and the American Marketing Association on campus. […]

UO to drop Blackboard in favor of Canvas

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 4:23 pm.

The University of Oregon is switching its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas after unanimously positive reviews were received from nearly 2000 students, 24 faculty, 38 GTFs and library and IT staff through different tests and surveys over the past months, according to Approximately 1400 schools and organizations are using Blackboard worldwide, whereas […]

Matt Knight Arena cleared after suspicious package reported

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 3:32 pm.

The Eugene Police Explosive Disposal Unit was at the east side of Matthew Knight Arena investigating a suspicious package, according to Kelly McIver, the University of Oregon Police public information officer. According to McIver, the package turned out to be a loud noise but nothing more serious. A UO alert went out to students at […]

Cyclist-truck collision at 14th Avenue and Alder Street

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 1:11 pm.

A cyclist was hit by a Deschutes Brewery truck at the intersection of 14th Avenue and Alder Street around 11:20 a.m. Police and ambulance arrived quickly after pedestrian Kady Detemlea called to report the accident.  Detemlea said the cyclist flew off her bike, but seemed to be protected by her helmet. She was, however, taken away […]

Is Fraternity and Sorority Life worth the cost?

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 12:14 am.

Being a “broke college student” is a well-known title for most young adults going to school. But what about the thousands of members that take on additional costs by being involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life? According to the Fraternity and Sorority Life website, for the 2012-2013 year the per term average cost for fraternity […]

ASUO Senate is moving forward despite backlash from hiring process

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 8:34 am.

This term, ASUO Senate and Executive board had a controversial hiring process when multiple individuals stepped forward to voice their mistrust of the system and the unfairness of the process. However, the hired senators are moving forward in their positions and trying to make a difference on the senate. They will get to work on […]

Leaks, ongoing construction drive four tenants from 13th & Olive apartments

By on Monday, Nov. 24 at 12:29 am.

“Downtown living just got better!” 13th & Olive’s slogan declares. That is what Mack Hunter, Josh Trott, Ben Gordon and Daniel Alonso expected when the Olive building opened in late September. For $659 a month each, they were expecting to settle in an apartment that included a free parking garage, 24-hour clubhouse, fitness center and […]

Sigma Nu gives new meaning to no shave November

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:53 pm.

Sigma Nu is giving a new meaning to the term “no shave November.” In hopes to raise awareness for the fraternity’s philanthropy, all members of Sigma Nu are not shaving their mustaches during the month of November. Sigma Nu supports the Movember Foundation through their annual event “Kickball for Cancer,” and has been doing so […]

Video: ASUO, SLAP and others confront Coltrane over GTFF contracts at Lillis

By on Friday, Nov. 21 at 10:02 pm.

Interim University of Oregon President Scott Coltrane’s office hours were interrupted on Friday by a group of students sounding off on the proposed contract for graduate teaching fellows. Members of the ASUO, the Student Labor Action Project and the Multi-Cultural Center assembled in the lobby of Lillis Business Complex at approximately 11:20 a.m., chanting in support of the Graduate Teaching […]

FSL takes the first of many steps against sexual assualt

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5:35 pm.

Friday November 21, members of fraternity and sorority life tabled outside the EMU to encourage students, faculty and staff of the University of Oregon to take a stand against sexual violence in response to high percentages of sexual assault numbers within the community. The start of this task for fraternity and sorority life is to […]

Controversial funding vote was close at ASUO senate

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 3:37 pm.

Last night’s ASUO Senate meeting was filled to the brim with more groups present for special requests than any other meetings this year. Members of the LGBTQA came before the Senate requesting money to host Janet Mock, former People Magazine staff editor and active member in the transgender community, at the University of Oregon. The group […]

Tea + math = steps for the Zero Waste program in Deady and Fenton

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 8:54 am.

Not only do math teachers love numbers and fractions, apparently they enjoy tea as well. The Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon hosts a weekly tea and coffee party. “Mathematicians have what’s called a ‘tea’, and it’s three or four days a week, and it’s just for them to get together and talk about research […]

How do transgender students fit into gendered Fraternity and Sorority Life?

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 10:58 am.

In fall 2011, Elle Mallon went through recruitment to join a fraternity at the University of Oregon. However, Mallon didn’t feel like there was a spot for her. “There were some guys who would say ‘no homo’ or ‘that’s so gay’ or use ‘gay’ as an insult,” Mallon said. “Some queer people have had bad experiences with […]

Camp Kesem helps children cope when their parents have cancer

By on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11:53 am.

With 1.7 million cancer cases a year in the United States, there are more than 3 million children affected by a parent’s cancer diagnosis. Camp Kesem recognizes these children and helps them cope with their situation. The camp provides week-long support that assists them academically, socially and emotionally. “People don’t understand what these kids are going […]