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Fossil of bone-crushing mammal a first in the US Northwest

Jul. 13, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said. Scientists tell the Bend Bulletin in a story on Friday that the 40-million-year-old fossil discovered at the John Day Fossil Beds in...

University fraternity suspended until June 2021 for hazing

Jun. 20, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity has been suspended for the next two years following a university investigation of hazing. The Register-Guard reported Wednesday the local chapter of Epsilon Omega lost its recognition by the university and all...

All 7 of Oregon's public universities will raise tuition

Jun. 17, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — All seven of Oregon's public universities will raise tuition for the 2019-2020 school year, with officials citing increased costs and less money than expected from legislators. The hikes range from 2.33% at Western Oregon University in Monmouth to 9.9% at Ashland's Southern Oregon...

4 Oregon public universities seeking tuition hikes

Jun. 10, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four of Oregon's public universities will defend substantial tuition increases this week in front of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission amid protests from frustrated students. The University of Oregon is proposing a 9.7% increase, the Oregon Institute of Technology seeks a...

University of Oregon to raise in-state tuition next year

May. 24, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon will increase in-state tuition by up to 9.68% next year. The Register-Guard reported Thursday that the university Board of Trustees approved the plan Thursday following a two-hour public meeting during which students, faculty, staff, and community members...