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University of Oregon's Proposed Student Health Care Plan Halted

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th June Newshealth careUniversity of Oregon

The University of Oregon's proposal to launch a self-funded health care plan for students has been put on hold as members of the school's Board of Trustees deemed the proposal risky and complicated.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1Kclamd ) the university halted the UOCare plan Wednesday amid the board's skepticism and plans to launch the program next year.

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Incoming U of O Prez Visiting Campus

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th May NewsMichael SchillUniversity of Oregon

The University of Oregon's incoming president is spending this week touring the campus, meeting with faculty and talking with students in preparation for his July 1 start date.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1Pjpftj) Michael Schill said he wants to engage Oregon lawmakers to renew the relationship between the university and the legislature.

He has a meeRead More »

Archivists Fired by U of O

Two University of Oregon archivists are out of their jobs as a result of the release of thousands of pages of presidential documents.

A university spokesman, Tobin Klinger, says the employees, as he put it, "will not be returning to their positions in the library."

The school said the documents covering five years in the president's office hadn't been screened for Read More »

6th Case Of Meningococcal Disease Diagnosed

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th March NewsmeningoccemiaUniversity of Oregon

Public health officials have confirmed a sixth case in the outbreak of a contagious bacterial disease that has killed one student at the University of Oregon.

A drive to get students vaccinated is less than halfway to its goal, and public health officials issued a plea Thursday for parents to get students vaccinated during spring break next week.

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Another U of O Student Diagnosed With Infection

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th March NewsmeningococcemiaUniversity of Oregon

The University of Oregon says a fifth student has been diagnosed with the same contagious bacterial infection that killed one student and sickened three others this year.

The Register-Guard newspaper reports (http://is.gd/DkhxDk ) that university spokeswoman Jen McCulley said Thursday night the latest case involves a 19-year-old male sophomore who is hospitalized and "doing very Read More »

Amid Protests, U of O Tuition Goes Up

By Jim McCoy Fri 6th March NewstuitionUniversity of Oregon
The University of Oregon board of trustees has voted to increase tuition - by 3.8 percent for Oregon residents and 3.7 percent for out-of-staters. The Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1H6ZwMS) reports about 120 protesters came to the board meeting Thursday with signs saying, "We are ducks not bucks." Some said international students are being treated as ATMs. The board voted Read More »

University of Oregon Vaccinating Thousands of Students

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th February NewsmeningococcemiaUniversity of Oregon
The University of Oregon has moved a vaccination clinic to Matthew Knight Arena as it steps up a fight against a blood stream infection that can cause a form of meningitis, called meningococcemia. The university hopes to inoculate as many as 22,000 students. The disease is believed to be responsible for the death of one student last week and for making three other students seriouRead More »

Third U of O Student Diagnosed With Blood Infection

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th February NewsmeningococcemiaUniversity of Oregon
A third University of Oregon student may have a potentially deadly blood infection. Health officials in Lane County say the student lived in the same dorm, Earl Hall, as one of the students already confirmed to have the bacterial infection that causes meningitis - meningococcemia. The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1LQ6hX1 ) the disease hasn't been confirmed yet by lab teRead More »

Two Librarians Investigated In U of O Document Case

Two librarians are reported under investigation at the University of Oregon in what the administration calls the illegal release of 22,000 pages of communications with school presidents. The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/1JtJuMu) the documents were placed in the library's open archives without redacting student names, which the university assumes violates the federal FamilyRead More »

Two University Employees Illegally Release Docs, Now On Leave

The University of Oregon says that two unnamed employees have been put on leave after the illegal release of 22,000 pages of records from the president's office. A university spokesman, Tobin Klinger, says the records weren't reviewed to see whether releasing them would violate privacy laws. He says the material is in electronic form and includes correspondence between the univeRead More »

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