Since December 2015, I have worked for the Daily Emerald as the UO administration reporter. I investigate topics that include research funding, athletic scandals, and administration budgeting. In addition, I cover events as they happen, including speeches and senate meetings. Any breaking news is on my radar. You will find a collection of a few of my articles here. 

Photo by Samuel Marshall

Photo by Samuel Marshall

 

UO tuition almost doubled in the last decade.
Daily Emerald, March 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"If Hansen lost his income and job, the bank wouldn’t grant a deferment period for paying off his mortgage, but the government would allow that for his student loans. Hansen said that, if anything, he is in more of a rush to pay off his mortgage because of this."
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University of Oregon Senate unanimously passes three motions
Daily Emerald, February 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"The senate unanimously passed the first order of business: the introduction of a new graduate program. The Master of Science in Sports Product Design was proposed by the Product and Design Program for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts."
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Photo by Kaylee Domzalski

Photo by Kaylee Domzalski

 

UO may forcibly move cellphone tower located next to Hayward Field
Daily Emerald, February 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"The UO Foundation will cover the cost it takes to demolish the current 120-foot tower and build a new one just outside Hayward Field. Its budget allows for up to $1 million toward the project."
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Photo by Kaylee Domzalski 

Photo by Kaylee Domzalski 

 

UO President Michael Schill stresses accessibility to higher education in lecture
Daily Emerald, January 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"This plan does not come without a cost. When asked about tuition, Schill said he expects a 'moderate rise.' He pointed to the fact that the state of Oregon only devotes seven percent of subsidies to the UO."
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Student groups accuse TFAB of rushing vote to raise tuition without student approval
Daily Emerald, February 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"The statement goes on to say that the tuition hike disproportionately affects students with marginalized backgrounds and that the initiative conflicts with President Schill’s message to improve equity and inclusion at the UO."
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Eugene woman sues Washington County following 2014 rape, beating after Oregon football game
Daily Emerald, February, 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"The department, where Jose Andrade works as a counselor, was supposed to be watching the attacker when he went missing at while attending the Sept. 13, 2014 game. Now, the 40-year-old woman seeks an undisclosed amount of money for physical, emotional and economic damages."
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UO administration emphasizes research in latest budget framework
Daily Emerald, January 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"As the framework remains a draft, community and staff have until Feb. 3 to submit suggestions to further improve its content. The conversation now turns to whether this action will promote research and academic growth."
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UO College of Education will continue Summer Enrichment Program
Daily Emerald, January 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"Tuition was not enough to financially support the program. For the last three years, the UO has averaged $80,000 a year in subsidies to support the program, according to Kamphaus."
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Controversy persists amid 2021 World Championship bid
Daily Emerald, February 2016
Written by Forrest Welk

"The attention now turns to what the UO’s role will be in paying for the World Championships, especially in relation to a budget refocused on research and academics."
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Rising cost, rising conflict: Students don't feel heard as UO raises tuition
Daily Emerald, February 2016
Written by Forrest Welk and Tran Nguyen

"This isn’t an unfamiliar scene at the University of Oregon: over the last decade, tuition and fees at the UO have increased by almost $5,000 for in-state students and nearly $14,000 for non-resident students. Last year, UO students disrupted a Board of Trustees meeting demanding a tuition freeze."
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