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Strike At The U of O Ends

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December NewsstrikeUniversity of Oregon
In the middle of exam week, graduate teaching assistants at the University of Oregon have reached a contract agreement with the school's administration and ended their strike. The Eugene Register-Guard reported (http://bit.ly/1yQAQ9b) Wednesday the compromise gives the graduate teachers some control over what's described as a souped-up hardship fund for medical and maternity purposes. Read More »

University of Oregon Graduate Assistants Strike

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd December NewsstrikeUniversity of Oregon
The union for about 1,500 graduate teaching assistants at the University of Oregon announced it's striking Tuesday, after talks on a new contract stalled. The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation is striking for the first time in 38 years at the campus in Eugene. The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/11OdT9o ) graduate students provide about one-third of the instruction to uRead More »

Recreational Pot Use Remains Banned At University of Oregon

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th November NewsmarijuanaUniversity of Oregon
Oregon voters may have legalized recreational marijuana but it will remain banned from the University of Oregon campus. KEZI reports (http://bit.ly/1HfbrcC ) marijuana use is prohibited by the student conduct code. If the university relaxed rules it could risk losing money from the federal government, which still outlaws the drug.

University of Oregon Freshman Class The Most Diverse Yet

By Jim McCoy Tue 1st October NewsdiversityUniversity of Oregon
The University of Oregon says this year's freshman class is its most-diverse and best-prepared yet.Read More »

University of Oregon Charging Record Student Fees

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th June Newsstudent feesUniversity of Oregon
Student fees at the University of Oregon will reach a record $560 a term over the new two years. The Register-Guard reports the fees will pay for remodeling the Student Recreation Center and Erb Memorial Union as well as health services, student clubs, bus passes and other services.

U Of O Proposes Tuition Hike

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd May NewstuitionUniversity of Oregon
The University of Oregon has proposed a 6 percent increase in tuition and fees and next year. The state Board of Higher Education is reviewing increases proposed by the UO and the six other state universities. The board is scheduled to vote June 21. If the board goes ahead with the increase, annual tuition at the university next school year would be $9,852.Read More »

University of Oregon To Raze Cottages Built In The 40s

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd April NewsUniversity of Oregon
The University of Oregon plans to spend $8.5 million for a campus central kitchen and furniture repair shop. To make room, the university will raze a dozen tiny cottages dating to the years after World War II. The cottages were meant to be temporary.Read More »

University of Oregon Holds Forum On Arming Campus Police

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th February NewsgunpoliceUniversity of Oregon
At a Monday night forum on arming University of Oregon police, many students opposed bringing guns on campus, but law enforcement officials said guns are a needed tool. The Register-Guard reports students who spoke said they feel the campus is relatively safe, and guns aren't needed, given the nature of university crimes. Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner backed up univeRead More »

Power Back On at U of O Campus

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January Newspower outageUniversity of Oregon
Dormitories and other buildings at the University of Oregon are reported running on electricity supplied by generators after a series of explosions knocked out power. Spokeswoman Julie Brown said Tuesday morning that crews worked through the night to restore power to about 3,000 students living on campus, many of whom used flashlights to negotiate darkened stairwells or hiked to other camRead More »

U of O Becoming Popular School Choice For Californians

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd July Newscollege enrollmentUniversity of Oregon

More than 4,500 Californians enrolled at the University of Oregon in fall 2010, breaking a record. California is the largest and fastest-growing producer of Duck recruits outside of Oregon. The Register-Guard says it's a trend driven by the UO's aggressive marketing efforts and the school's desire for students who pay out-of-state tuition.
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