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Tim Burgess Inaugurated as 55th Mayor of Seattle

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Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 15, 2017

Environmental Services continues a project to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

NAACP Portland Branch Invites Community to Monthly General Membership Meeting

Meeting takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 ...

Portland to Launch Online Platform to Ease Rental Applications

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We Must Have A New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival

Bishop William J. Barber II pens an exclusive op-ed about the need for a New Poor People's Campaign and Moral Revival. ...

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Harvey

Bill Fletcher talks about impact of Hurricane Harvey on poor workers on the the Gulf Coast. ...

It’s Time for Congress to Pass a Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding Package

Congressional Black Caucus Members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News


As Nicholas McCain prepared to graduate from high school he chose the University of Oregon for the strong academic programs that closely aligned with his interests. McCain is now a senior and serves as vice president of the University of Oregon's student government, Residence Hall Association president, and as a student ambassador.

McCain is one of many high-achieving students who are making a difference on the UO campus while earning their degrees.

"I have been able to take advantage of some really great opportunities," he says. "Apart from planning spirited events, finding ways to be more sustainable, and coming up with new programs to improve student life, I was excited to start a Leadership Academy course."

When students arrive at the university they are welcomed into a community that embraces new ideas and encourages you to put them into action. With a student-teacher ratio of 20:1 and an average class size of 20 students, you'll discover that it's easy to connect with faculty members who can help you turn your dreams into reality.

Students can choose from 266 academic programs, many of them ranked among the best in the world. McCain is pursuing a double major in economics and planning, public policy and management.

"I have enjoyed being part of the UO's continual growth during my time here," he says. "And I am excited to watch it expand in the years to come."

Students from 50 states and 95 countries around the world attend the University of Oregon. Over the past five years, the university welcomed more underrepresented minority students than ever before. Today it's a national leader, and the top university in Oregon for graduation rates of underrepresented students.

Since 1984, the University of Oregon has had a footprint in the Portland community. Its campus in the historic White Stag block of downtown NW Portland offers graduate programs in journalism, architecture, digital arts, product design, business, law, sustainability leadership, and continuing education.

Take a tour in Portland or Eugene and meet with an admissions counselor. Call (800) BE-A-DUCK to schedule a visit or go to uoregon.edu.

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