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Sen. Wyden and state representatives pledge to protect undocumented immigrants at Oregon capitol

Around 600 Oregon protesters rallied around the state capitol in Salem on Jan. 14, showing support for elected representatives and organizers vowing to protect undocumented immigrants and their families. Residents from across Oregon filled the Oregon State Capitol fountain grounds at 2:00 p.m. They cheered to speeches from U.S. Senator …

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Students to march Monday for MLK

The Eugene NAACP chapter is hosting a march on MLK day, Monday, Jan. 6, to honor the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the march will set off from Autzen Stadium and PK Park at the north gate. The march will end at …

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ASUO Wrap-Up Jan 11

The first ASUO Senate meeting of 2017 happened! Here’s the recap. ASUO appointed two new members; Hong Lei for Program Finance Committee and Clarice Beasley for Senate Seat 15. Lei was appointed to PFC at Large position by a majority vote of acclamation. Senator Gimm was the only senator to …

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UO student sues for meningitis misdiagnosis

A University of Oregon student filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a Eugene medical clinic for a misdiagnosis of the student’s meningitis case in 2015. In 2015, the student, Christina Jenkins, checked in to the Oregon Medical Group Clinic on Crescent Avenue. The lawsuit says that “she had experienced a …

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Identifying discrimination part V: Moving forward

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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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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Identifying discrimination part IV: Privilege & Support

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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ASUO hopes to make institutional changes Winter term

The ASUO is busy planning the budget cycle that will impact students for the next few years. Max Burns, President of the ASUO Senate, discussed the main-focus of ASUO for this term: crafting the I-Fee, the budget in which ASUO can operate for the next fiscal year. “The primary focus …

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Identifying discrimination part III: Celebrating identity

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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New UO ID cards required starting in May

Starting this term, University of Oregon ID Card Services will be giving out new, pre-printed ID cards to all students, faculty and staff. The old ID cards will not work anywhere after May 1. From January 10 to March 24, students can pick up new ID cards for free if …

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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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Identifying discrimination part II: The bias of misunderstanding

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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Three Oregon football players ‘no longer with’ team following criminal accusations

Three Oregon football players who had off-the-field issues are “no longer with the team,” UO athletics spokesman Craig Pintens confirmed Monday afternoon. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Eddie Heard, freshman wide receiver Tristen Wallace and freshman linebacker Darrian Franklin are done playing for the Ducks. Pintens would not confirm whether new head coach Willie Taggart …

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Identifying discrimination part I: the student perspective

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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Sexual Assault reporting policy passes Senate, awaits Schill’s approval

The University of Oregon Senate allowed a new sexual assault reporting policy to be sent to President Michael Schill for final approval in November after months of deliberation. The policy is expected to move UO forward in its efforts to combat and reduce sexual assault rates and to respect the …

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UO cancels classes Monday, Jan 9

The University of Oregon has released a statement postponing classes until Jan. 10. The postponement is due to extreme weather conditions that have plagued the entire state over the weekend. The statement read, “While temperatures are expected to warm considerably in the Eugene area by tomorrow morning, the impact of …

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[Updated] Snowstorm not expected to interrupt UO classes

Update: The National Weather Service extended its winter storm warning and now predicts freezing rain until Sunday night. University officials will not make descisions regarding class cancellations until late Sunday night or Monday morning, according to director of operations for UO safety and risk services, Krista Dillon. “If status changes …

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Q&A: David Archambault II, chairman of Standing Rock Reservation

With the protest at Standing Rock entering its eighth month of resistance, a lot can be said about the resolve of the water protectors and their mission. They have gained international media attention, defied corporate interests and are now weathering a harsh winter. With the support of outsiders and each …

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WR Tristen Wallace under investigation for criminal offense and student conduct code violation; LB Darrian Franklin also implicated

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. — Athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens confirmed both Tristen Wallace and Darrian Franklin were suspended by former UO coach Mark Helfrich in October and remain suspended. Oregon wide receiver Tristen Wallace is under criminal investigation by the University of Oregon Police Department and is being investigated by UO …

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Investigation concludes blackface costume violated university policy

An investigation led by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity concluded the blackface costume worn by Nancy Shurtz last Halloween violated university policy, according to an email from Provost Scott Coltrane. The UO hired a Portland-based law firm, Barran Liebman LLP, to investigate the legality of Shurtz’ actions, …

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Torrodney Prevot suspended two years from UO following ‘serious’ student conduct code violation

**Update: Klinger confirmed Wednesday morning that Prevot remains under criminal investigation by UOPD.** Former Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot has been suspended from the University of Oregon for two years, UO spokesman Tobin Klinger confirmed in December. According to Klinger, Prevot was found responsible for a “serious violation” of the student conduct …

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Trump offers cabinet position to former Oregon football player

President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the Secretary of the Interior cabinet position to Montana Republican Representative Ryan Zinke, according to the Associated Press. Zinke, 55, graduated from University of Oregon, where he was an offensive lineman on the football team from 1980-83. Zinke is an ex-Navy SEAL who earned …

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Oregon governor’s budget released, higher education gets a small boost

**A previous version of this story said there was no increase for higher education in the proposed budget. Gov. Kate Brown released her proposal for the 2017-19 Oregon governor’s budget on Dec 1. The proposal shows a large increase for K-12 spending over the next two years. However, Brown’s proposed budget …

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UO files motion to dismiss third amended complaint in lawsuits filed by former Oregon basketball players

The University of Oregon issued its latest response to the lawsuits filed by three former Oregon basketball players on Friday, Dec. 2, court documents show. Plaintiffs Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson had filed lawsuits against UO claiming their due process rights under the 14th Amendment were violated when they …

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The Unseen Life of Ants

Beneath the volcanology building on the University of Oregon campus is a colony that never sleeps. The laboratory, tended by Dr. Robert Schofield, has broken ground in the field’s knowledge of leaf cutter ants. The Emerald has captured the sights and sounds of ant science in a multimedia story that explores the lab, …

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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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Human Rights Commission pushes to make Eugene a Sanctuary City

With the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, concern has risen from undocumented groups who are uncertain of their future within the country. The Human Rights Commission in Eugene has made recent pushes to create an ordinance to make Eugene a sanctuary city that …

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ASUO Wrap-Up November 30

Here is the recap from the last ASUO meeting of 2016. Confirmations -Carter Fritsch Carter Fritsch was narrowly appointed as the ASUO Elections Coordinator after a divisive Senate questioned him for over an hour. There was controversy about his appointment because he has been involved with ASUO during his entire …

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General Counsel to investigate athletic department free-speech issues

**This story has been updated to include a comment from the university.  University of Oregon President Michael Schill has instructed General Counsel Kevin Reed to investigate concerns about free-speech policy violations by the athletic department, according the faculty Senate website. The report will be given directly to Schill. During a lengthy Emerald investigation …

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New committee will bridge gap between UO Senate, President and Athletics Dept.

Ending a nine-month wait, the committee responsible for advising the UO Faculty Senate on student athletes’ academic performance and welfare received an overhaul during today’s senate meeting, the last of the year. The motion has been awaiting vote since April. The newly renamed Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee has been called inefficient due …

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