AdministrationNews

Male student sues UO over handling of sexual assault investigation

A University of Oregon student sued the school in federal court Monday, alleging that UO violated his due process rights and discriminated against him based on gender when he was accused of sexual assault in February 2016. UO suspended the student after a female friend with whom he had had …

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FootballNewsSports

Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the Oregon football team, the university announced Friday afternoon. “I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we …

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CrimeNews

Former student gets 16 months in prison for sexual assault

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Monday for charges related to a 2016 off-campus sexual assault. Following his prison sentence, he will serve three years probation and be required to register as a sex offender for life. Wood pleaded …

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News

Man dies following car accident near LLC residence hall

This post was updated at 9:52 p.m. to include additional information from police.  A man died in a car accident between Hayward Field and the LLC residence hall Thursday night after experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel and striking multiple parked cars. UOPD identified the man as Todd Jeffrey …

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News

Campus crime wrap-up: 2016-17 school year

With nearly 24,000 students, 80 buildings, and its own health center and police department, the University of Oregon often feels like a city within a city. And like any city, the university has to deal with crime. Those crimes are documented every week in UOPD’s Clery crime log — a …

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NewsProfile

After being diagnosed with ALS at 21, UO student Osiel Mendoza fights back

Osiel Mendoza had big plans coming into his senior year at the University of Oregon last fall. Being diagnosed with ALS, and learning that his life expectancy is now approximately two to five years, wasn’t part of them. A sports-minded business major, the 22-year-old from Martinez, California, has spent three …

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CrimeNews

Former UO student pleads guilty to second degree sex abuse

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the second degree in Lane County Circuit Court Tuesday. Wood took the plea deal on the first day of his trial, after jury selection had begun. In exchange for pleading guilty to second degree sexual …

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News

Suspect still at large following motorcycle chase and hours long search

Following a high-speed motorcycle chase through Eugene Wednesday evening, a suspect in a possible assault is still on the loose. Four different law enforcement agencies chased a man on a motorcycle throughout Eugene, passing by campus on Hilyard Street. Eugene Police, Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sherrif’s Office …

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UO sends mistaken admissions emails, becomes subject of Twitter jokes

In an apparent mix up, University of Oregon Admissions sent a round of emails Tuesday afternoon congratulating people who didn’t apply to the school on their acceptance to UO. The emails read, “Dear xxx: Congratulations on your acceptance to University of Oregon! May 1 is just days away and we …

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CrimeNews

Former student convicted of coercion following incident at campus-area party

Former UO student Daniel James Ennis, 20, plead guilty to coercion on Monday, court records show. He was sentenced to five years probation and 60 days in jail, which he is eligible to serve through an alternative program. Ennis was accused of forcing a woman to engage in contact with …

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CrimeFootballNews

Colt Lyerla sentenced to six months in jail

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was sentenced to six months in jail on Wednesday, court records show. Lyerla pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery after he was accused of using counterfeit $50 bills at stores in March. Washington County prosecutors added the forgery charges after Lyerla was arrested …

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CrimeNews

Campus-area stabbing under investigation, no arrest made

**UPDATE 12:38 p.m: UOPD released a more detailed crime alert, available here.  The University of Oregon sent an alert to students Saturday at 2:18 a.m., warning of an armed suspect near parking lot 16 by the intersection of 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street. UO sent an “all clear” message at …

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Crime

Eugene Police: Burglars are stealing MacBooks from sleeping UO students

The Eugene Police Department warned of a “rash” of recent burglaries near campus in a news release Tuesday morning. According to EPD, there have been six burglaries in the past month, all of which occurred while sleeping UO students were home. The most recent string occurred on April 7, in …

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News

UO student dies in Hamilton Hall on Saturday

A freshman University of Oregon student died in her dorm room in Hamilton Hall on Saturday evening. She was 18 years old, according to UOPD. The Lane County Medical Examiner has not yet determined a cause of death. The student lived in the Spiller wing of Hamilton. Her death is …

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AnnouncementsNewsSports

Emerald story wins national investigative reporting award

The Emerald’s 2016 investigation of former Oregon tight end Pharoah Brown won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for student reporting at a small paper, IRE announced Tuesday. Written by Kenny Jacoby, Jarrid Denney and Cooper Green, the story revealed that Brown was accused of three separate violent incidents during …

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CrimeFootballNewsSports

Former Duck Colt Lyerla arrested for heroin possesion one month after felony drug conviction

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla was arrested for heroin possession and forgery Monday. He is currently being held at the Washington County Jail. Two weeks ago, Lyerla was sentenced to 18 months probation after his conviction in a 2016 heroin possession case in Washington County. Conditions of his probation include …

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AdministrationFootballNewsSports

UO releases findings of athletic department free speech investigation

***This story has been updated to include comments from athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon concluded its investigation of potential free speech policy violations by the athletic department this week. The investigation found that the athletic department did nothing illegal, but could improve its media relations in …

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Cover StoryNews

Setting the record straight: The price of transparency

Multiple University of Oregon students were arrested this year, an assistant football coach was paid over $60,000 for less than a week of work and one visit to campus by an author cost UO donors over $40,000. Public records requests help clarify the facts for stories like these.   As …

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AcademicsCrimeNews

Multiple students arrested this term for Duck Store shoplifting

Most University of Oregon students know the dreaded feeling of buying expensive textbooks from the Duck Store. Facing an average textbook cost of $1125 annually, some students are attempting to obtain textbooks in a less traditional way. People attempt to steal from the Duck Store on a weekly basis, and …

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SportsVolleyball

Oregon beach volleyball drops opening series against Portland

Oregon beach volleyball opened its season with two losses to the Portland Pilots at Chemeketa Community College in Salem over the weekend. Both matches were close. In the opener on Saturday, Oregon (0-2) won both matches on the top courts but lost the three remaining matches to Portland (2-0) for a …

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CrimeFootballNewsSports

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla convicted of felony heroin possession

Colt Lyerla, the former Oregon Ducks standout tight end, was convicted of heroin possession in Washington County court last week, court records show. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 14. Lyerla was arrested in a Portland suburb in August 2016 when police allegedly found him lighting and smoking a …

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CrimeHousingNews

Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded handgun at Hub residents

A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a crowd of people at the Hub on Campus apartments after midnight on Friday. According to Eugene Police, two officers responded to the apartments after reports of a trespasser. When the officers arrived, “a group of more than 10 …

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CrimeHealthHousingNews

Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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CrimeNews

Trial date set for former UO student charged with multiple sex crimes

A jury trial is set to begin on May 2 for former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, who was arrested on sexual assault charges in March 2016. Wood is charged with unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, attempting to commit a Class A felony, sexual abuse in …

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CrimeNews

January campus crime wrap-up

UOPD responded to 65 crimes in January, according to its Clery crime log. This is up from 45 in December when school wasn’t in session. Notable crime reports include burglaries at Deady and Lawrence halls, six DUIIs, 21 cases of theft or unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and a rape …

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AdministrationNewsPolitics

UO is ‘troubled’ by Trump’s immigration ban, advises affected students not to travel outside U.S.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the University of Oregon expressed support for international students in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. “We are troubled by the decision of the new U.S. administration to begin a process of closing our borders,” the statement from UO President …

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Cover StoryNews

Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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News

“Reset the Code” campaign seeks campus unity

There was a noticeable tension on campus in the days after the presidential election on Nov. 8. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets, some of them preaching peace, others chanting, “Fuck Donald Trump!” Then, the night after the election, three high schoolers wore blackface and showed up outside a …

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Former law student sues UO, alleges disability discrimination

Former University of Oregon law school student Ehvan Schectman sued the school on Nov. 10, court records show. Schectman alleges that the law school discriminated against his learning disability and then retaliated against him when he complained about it. Schectman is seeking an unspecified amount for damages and emotional distress …

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CrimeNews

Fall term crime wrap-up

The University of Oregon Police Department responded to 615 crimes during fall term, according to its Clery crime log. Below is a summary of the most notable and commonly occurring campus crimes for fall 2016. Liquor and drug law violations UO lived up to its party school reputation this fall, …

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