Education

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Umpqua Community College

Friday, Umpqua Community college held a dedication ceremony for a new building. It replaces Snyder Hall, where on October 1st 2015, a gunman opened fire, killing 9 people, then himself.

With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference kicks off Thursday at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The 4-day event expects 3,000 participants.

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A Eugene-based community center for girls is opening a second location this weekend in Junction City.

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The Eugene 4J School board is holding several community forums about a potential bond measure to be placed on an upcoming ballot- possibly in November. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

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South Eugene High School’s principal says as the community responds to the change in its mascot, it’s important to know the decision follows years of discussion with students, alumni, and families.

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Longtime childhood traditions went up against a school district’s efforts to increase equity this week. Eugene’s Bethel School District got an earful from parents and former students who object to the district’s move away from celebrating holidays, including Valentine’s Day.

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The Bethel School district isn’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day from many parents. They’re upset about recent policy changes in classroom holiday observances. Briana Friden reports.

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After more than 80 years, “The Axemen” has been officially axed as South Eugene High School’s mascot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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UPDATE: 4-J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas has officially approved the mascot change. We will have further updates soon. 

After weeks of debate and surveying, South Eugene High School’s principal has made a formal recommendation on whether the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University President Ed Ray today called for closing the education achievement gap between low-income and wealthy families. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

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Roughly a hundred people gathered at South Eugene High School Wednesday to discuss whether or not the school mascot, “The Axemen” should stay or go. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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As part of our 50th Anniversary Road Trip series, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert takes us on a walking tour of Oregon State University in Corvallis. The institution is in the midst of Sesquicentennial celebrations.

OSU

Oregon State University researchers have a quandary. They’ve a nearly 80-foot long blue whale carcass they want to turn into an educational display…but no funds. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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This Wednesday, the 4-J School District will hold a meeting on the future of South Eugene High School’s mascot, the “Axemen”. This follows a petition to have the team name changed.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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While Oregon’s high school graduation rate has improved, minority students – especially Native Americans – still lag behind their white classmates. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

4-J School District

Earlier this week we reported on a series of “IMMIGRANTS WELCOME” posters that were removed at a bilingual elementary school in Eugene.

4-J School District

Eugene school officials say they’re still working with police on the possibly unlawful removal of immigrant-friendly posters in a grade school. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

As of Saturday, more than 2,000 people had signed an online petition to keep the South Eugene High School mascot, the Axemen.

Milken Educator Awards

A Bend High School teacher was given the Milken Educator Award for excellence in education this week. Andria Lindsey is the only Oregon teacher among 44 across the country to receive the national prize.

Oregon education and labor officials announced Monday they’re giving schools more than $10 million in grants for career technical programs.

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For the first time in its 45-year history, the 4-J School District’s NATIVES program has started work on a totem pole.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

OSU College of Forestry

Oregon State University College of Forestry is constructing its new headquarters entirely out of engineered wood products. It will the first in the U.S. to use a “rocking wall” seismic design so it can survive a major earthquake.

Emily Sutton

Graduate Teaching Fellows at the University of Oregon held a rally Wednesday on campus to protest the GOP tax bill. It would require grad students to pay taxes on their tuition waivers.

UO Libraries

Oregon State University President Ed Ray announced Monday that the school will rename 3 buildings on campus whose namesakes have associations with racism.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University today, Wednesday, unveiled the plans for its new $55 million Marine Studies Building in Newport. It will be the Oregon coast’s first vertical evacuation building in case of tsunami.

Walls Go Up On New Teen Center in Corvallis

Nov 14, 2017
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The Corvallis Boys and Girls Club has finally reached their 6 million dollar goal to put up walls on their new teen center. The walls went up Tuesday.

4J School District

Tuesday, Eugene 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas will share the school district’s Vision 20/20 strategic plan. The blueprint was written after 4J received input from community members. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

Recorded on: November 3, 2017

Air Date: November 6, 2017

It’s not every day that a benefactor makes a $500 million gift to a public university in Oregon. Since the October 2016 announcement that Phil and Penny Knight have promised to give $50 million each year for the next decade (matched by other private donations and fundraising), there has been a buzz of anticipation around this new addition to the University of Oregon. Groundbreaking on this billion-dollar new scientific and research campus is expected in February 2018.

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Today, University of Oregon officials announced the design of a new science facility that’ll open to students and faculty in three years.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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