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Education

University of Oregon

Last month black students at the University of Oregon met with President Schill to discuss challenges African-Americans face on campus. After that meeting, the Black Student Task Force published a list of demands addressed to UO’s administration.

City of Eugene

A bike safety program for middle school students in Eugene and Springfield is expanding. A $30,000 grant will help the program add over 40 classes.

Casper Journal

Umpqua Community College Wednesday appointed Dr. Walter Nolte as its new interim president.
Nolte is 67.

Wikipedia

Florence-area students were released early today in advance of a potentially strong windstorm. District buses started to leave schools at about 12:30 p.m. All afternoon and evening activities districtwide are being canceled.

Eugene 4J School District

The Eugene 4J School District has agreed to an exclusive rights-contract with Nike for varsity uniforms. The school board voted 5 to 2 at their Wednesday meeting to approve the 5-year contract with the Beaverton-based company.

Casper Journal

Umpqua Community College in Roseburg is looking for a new interim president. Wednesday the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to enter into contract negotiations with a former community college president who has experience with campus tragedy.

ALivmann/morguefile.com

A new documentary titled "Professors in Poverty" focuses on the trend of hiring part-time and adjunct instructors in higher institutions while eliminating full-time, tenured positions to save money.

Rachael McDonald

University of Oregon President Michael Schill Tuesday announced his goal to increase the school's graduation rate by 10 percent in 5 years and to expand access for lower-income Oregon students.  Schill is committing $17 million to the effort.

Rachael McDonald

A new University of Oregon program makes graduate school more accessible for members of the state's federally recognized tribes.

U of O Assistant Vice President Jason Younker is tribal liaison for the University of Oregon. Himself a member of Oregon's Coquille tribe, he was the first in his family to get a higher education. Younker says for many Native American students, there aren’t models of those who've succeeded in higher ed before.

Rachael McDonald

Lane Community College Biology Instructor Stacey Kiser has been named best biology teacher of the year by the National Association of Biology Teachers. She's been teaching at Lane for 20 years.

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