University of Oregon

Education
9:52 am
Sat October 18, 2014

University of Oregon Launches Most Ambitious Fundraising Campaign In School's History

University of Oregon Interim President Scott Coltrane.
Credit University of Oregon

The University of Oregon held a swanky, invitation-only party Friday night to launch a $2-billion fundraising campaign. So far donors have pledged more than $700-million. This is the largest fundraising effort in the school's history. Interim UO President Scott Coltrane:

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Crime & Law
12:06 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

UO President's Review Panel Hears Student Input On Sexual Misconduct

President's Review Panel listens to students' input.
Credit Amanda Butt

Tuesday night, the University of Oregon President's Review Panel met to hear students' perspectives and ideas of how to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on campus.

More than three dozen students filled the Global Scholars Great Hall on campus to voice their thoughts at the second of two listening sessions Tuesday. Senior Chloe France:

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Arts & Culture
4:35 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

UO Cancels Nude Model Figure Drawing Class Over Safety Concerns

A nude sketch drawn at the recently cancelled UO Figure Drawing session.
Credit Laura Wingerd

Since the early 1990's, the University of Oregon has sponsored a free figure drawing session, open to the public. The three-hour class, at Lawrence Hall, included nude models. Recently, participants were informed the college was cancelling the session.

After the U of O discontinued the Saturday Figure Drawing Group, there were campus protests and national headlines. Even Late Night talk show host Jimmy Fallon jumped in:

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University of Oregon
12:18 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Adolescents With Attention Problems Likely To face Substance-Abuse Issues Later

Credit Jes Burns

Impulsive adolescents who lack focus, and show signs of weak memory skills are more likely to have substance abuse problems, according research from the University of Oregon.

The findings are drawn from a study of more than 350 teens ages 11 to 13. The data shows early drug experimentation will probably lead to consistent use among youth who are habitually distracted. Atika Khurana is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the U of O.  

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University of Oregon
1:21 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

U of O Survey Looks At Climate Of Sexual Assault

Credit Jes Burns

One in ten female students at the University of Oregon has been raped. That's one of the findings of a survey of the sexual assault climate on campus.

The survey also found that 35 percent of female students at the U of O have had non-consensual sexual experiences. The survey was done by psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd with PhD students Carly Smith and Marina Rosenthal. Rosenthal says the numbers weren't surprising.

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University of Oregon
2:57 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

University of Oregon Students Move In

Students moving in.
Credit Corinne Boyer

The University of Oregon welcomed 3,000 new students Thursday and volunteers were waiting to help. The annual “Unpack the Quack” allows faculty and staff to help new students move in. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer sent us this audio postcard from campus.

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College Football
8:15 am
Sun September 14, 2014

Mariota Dives For A Touchdown As Ducks Beat Cowboys

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The University of Oregon Ducks defeated the Wyoming Cowboys Saturday in Autzen Stadium. Quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more. The Number 2 ranked Ducks survived after falling behind 7 to zero in the first quarter. Mariota became the fourth Oregon quarterback to pass for more than 7,000 yards. He has thrown a school-record 71 touchdowns, with at least one thrown in all 29 games he's appeared in.

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University of Oregon
1:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

U Of O Debuts Campus Running Tours

UO Ambassadors Ray Grant and Hayden Rahn discuss the history of Bill Bowerman and Nike at the start of the tour.
Credit Karen Richards

The University of Oregon premiered a new program today. It's a running tour of campus, designed to highlight the history of Track Town USA.

About 20 incoming freshmen, student ambassadors and parents participated in the debut tour. Roger Thompson is Vice President for Enrollment. He says it struck him there's only one university in the country that could pull off a campus running tour.

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Education
5:42 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

U of O Sexual Assault Panel Hears From Public

Panel members and audience listen to public comment at Ford Alumni Center on U of O campus.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

After three student athletes were suspended for sexual misconduct violations, the University of Oregon began taking steps to prevent sexual violence on campus. Today (Wednesday) the President’s Review Panel for Prevention and Response to Sexual Misconduct held a public input session.

Residence Hall advisor training, and a sex ed smart phone app and self defense. These are just some of the ideas people offered for preventing sexual assault on campus.

Before U of O Interim President Scott Coltrane welcomed comments from the audience, he made this point:

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Crime & Law
6:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Panel Requests Input

In June, the University of Oregon suspended three student athletes for violating sexual misconduct policies. Soon after, a panel of specialists convened to review those policies. Now, the panel is seeking input from the community.

If people have anything to say about sexual assault on the UO campus, this is their opportunity.

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