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We Pulled Down The Statues: Pioneer Statues Come Down Following an Evening of Education

What promised to be a radical, relaxed teach-in transformed in a moment of revolutionary furor. The event planned for the day, “Community Teach In: Oregon’s Racist History,” began at a comfortable few minutes past 6pm. A series of three speeches were given, all touching upon colonialism in the United States, Oregon’s extensive and frankly shockingly…

By Dionysus June 14, 2020
Chairman Chuck Lillis Assaults Protesters Before Trustees Meeting

When the University of Oregon student body became informed that facilities are closed by Safety and Risk Services as of March 17 in an email, a pre-scheduled Board of Trustees meeting still occurred at the Ford Alumni Center. Before this meeting began, a small number of students with the Reclaim UO campaign had assembled outside…

By Trey Kodman April 29, 2020
East-campus Housing Mold

University of Oregon-owned homes in the east campus neighborhood area are still molding years beyond their sell-by date. No, houses don’t have sell-by dates. Instead, they are condemned and fenced up, thus yielding less than rent. Meanwhile, multiple construction projects on campus have built new facilities, amenities and luxuries all over campus during the past…

Students for Sustainable Development: ACTION PRESS RELEASE

On December 4th, University of Oregon students part of the informal group, Students for Sustainable Development, zip-tied protest signs on the fencing surrounding Hayward field, and on the recently put up fences around the construction site of the proposed new Hamilton residence. The signs included the statements “Green Universities Don’t Break their Climate Action Promises,”…

United Academics begins bargaining

United Academics of the University of Oregon (UAUO), the union that represents faculty at the university, kicked off bargaining for a new contract last month. Atop of some of their priorities is more rights for non-tenure faculty and undergraduate student support. This will only be their third contract and first new contract in five years….

GTFF Prepares to Strike

The Graduate Teach Fellows Federation (GTFF), the union that represents graduate employees at the University of Oregon has been bargaining for a new contract for about a year. For much of this year GTFF bargained alongside their union cousins at SEIU 503, participating in joint actions. Classified workers of SEIU secured an agreement from management…

New Year, New Editor Eric Howanietz

With nine months left to save the world, no one wants to be part of a generation that gives Nixon a second term this time around. But as we face the reality of another rigged coin toss, the existential crisis tempts even the best of us to withdraw into apathy. One way or THE OTHER……

Drop the Mike

UO President Michael Schill has started a blog series called “Open Mike” which ironically appears to have the comments disabled. In this non-open discussion forum, President Schill addresses budgetary issues in the typical manner of someone saying nothing for a long time and expecting not to be interrupted. Before the end of the second paragraph…

Students Reject TFAB Proposal, Demand Tuition Decreases

In the face of yearly tuition increases and decreasing enrollment, the University of Oregon is considering a guaranteed tuition model to boost recruiting. The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board (TFAB) held a forum on Jan 14 to discuss the proposed system, which would lock in tuition and fees at a set rate for each cohort…

Five Years of UO Privatization

The Board of Trustees (BoT) currently serves as the top governing body at the University of Oregon, presiding over decisions that have brought the ire of many students and labor unions. The BoT, however, has been the governing body of the UO for less than six years. A group of wealthy people created the Oregonians…