On Friday Eugene elementary school students got hands on experience creating a totem pole. Kids at the Ridgeline Montessori School teamed up with a local woodworker and the 4J School District Natives program for the project.
The Eugene 4J School District wants the public to help them make a roadmap for the next few years. Community members are invited to participate in an online survey as part of its strategic planning process.
The Reedsport School District may stop using its Braves mascot after hearing from a local tribe. Oregon law requires schools to discontinue Native American mascots unless they get the blessing of a tribe. The district has been known as the Braves for more than 50 years.
It doesn't seem to make sense. Oregon students get average scores on national tests, but rank near the bottom in high school graduation rates. Just over one in four Oregon high school students doesn't graduate in four years.
Community Colleges are going to have wait until 2017 to increase security. That's because Oregon lawmakers denied a $17.6 million proposal to improve security at community colleges. Umpqua Community College, however, received money to rebuild Snyder hall, the site of a mass shooting last October.
Students at the University of Oregon will pay more in tuition next year. The Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise tuition by more than four percent. The increase passed despite fierce objection from students.
79 non-tenured faculty members at the University of Oregon’s largest college have received the news that they’re out of a job next year. The move is part of an overall re-structuring taking place at the U of O.
On July 1, 2015, Michael Schill left the Windy City and his job as dean of the University of Chicago Law school to begin his tenure as the president of the University of Oregon. He has committed his leadership to achieving three primary objectives:
Within hours of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a fund was created with donations to help the victims. More than $650,000 dollars have already been distributed to those most directly harmed by what happened. Now, nearly four months after the campus tragedy, the UCC Strong Fund is broadening its scope of support.
Some Oregon public schools will be allowed to keep their Native American Mascots…at least for now. The State Board of Education last week said that’s only if they secure permission from a tribe. One of those schools is in the Mohawk Valley—KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert speaks with the superintendent of Marcola School District.
One hundred eighteen college students spent last weekend holed up in the Lillis Business Complex, intensively writing computer code and strategizing. They were participants in the first gaming “hack-a-thon” at the University of Oregon.