This image was printed out hundreds of times on four UO printers earlier this month as a result of a hacking. Photo uploaded from Twitter feed of hacker "Le Pink." (@evilbypink)
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UO was a target of a bizarre printer hacking earlier this month

On July 15, four printers around the University of Oregon were hacked. For several minutes, they could do nothing but print ink-heavy images featuring the Muslim declaration of faith, the Shahada. The same day, a hacker who identified themselves as “Le Pink,” took responsibility for the attack on Twitter: Another …

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Some students have had good experiences reporting with UO Police Department because they have lighter caseloads. (Creative Commons Archive)
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“Armed suspect” in UO Alerts was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle

Note: This story is unrelated to the UOPD’s arrest of a man who claimed he was carrying a gun at Knight Library early Tuesday afternoon. If you’re subscribed to the UO Alerts messaging system and curious about the flurry of notifications you received Tuesday morning, here’s what happened: At 7:22 …

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Gas line struck during construction causing gas leak

A concrete saw struck a gas mainline during construction at the intersection of 17th and Orchard Street, causing a natural gas leak. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded with three fire trucks at 12:56 p.m. UOPD blocked off Orchard Street between 15th and 19th Avenue between 1 p.m. and 2:10 …

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Working in Tandem

After University of Oregon graduate David Minor, 27, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on the corner of East 13th Avenue and Willamette Street in 2008, a bike was chained to a post at the intersection in his memory. The “Ghost Bike” is a somber reminder of David’s …

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Campus Crime Wrap-Up 7/26

The first week of summer’s second term was quiet, with only four crimes reported near the heart of campus. Two bike thefts were reported, both near Pacific Hall. There was also one incident of Criminal Mischief at Hendricks Hall and a Theft at Straub Hall. The other eight incidents were …

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Pedro Rivera and his longtime girlfriend, Sophia Pankowski. (Photo uploaded to Pedro's Facebook June 2012.)
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UO students and faculty remember Pedro Rivera

Last week, the University of Oregon lost an accomplished and ambitious student, Pedro Rivera. Pedro was a 21-year-old economics major who would have graduated in 2016, a three-year employee of the Architecture & Allied Arts Library, a son, a big brother, a boyfriend, a friend. Many who knew him have expressed grief over the loss, …

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What's that? You got a decent PDX foot selfie before the airport's revered carpet was torn out and replaced? Sorry, bruh. It's not gonna make the cut. (Eder Campuzano/Emerald)
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The UO card office is now accepting selfies for your school ID (But probably not any of these)

Don’t send the card office anything that resembles the photos in this post and you’ll be a-okay.

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UO professor plays major role in Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Three hours and roughly 3,000 miles separated the University of Oregon from the moment and place that Obergefell v. Hodges case was decided. But as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion, he was also citing the research and information gathered a group of historians — one of them …

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Pedro Rivera and his longtime girlfriend, Sophia Pankowski. (Photo uploaded to Pedro's Facebook June 2012.)
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UO student Pedro Rivera, who died at age 21, was ‘irreplaceable’ for many

Cheerful. Generous. Inquisitive. Driven. The kind of person that restores your faith in humanity. These were the words used again and again by family, friends, colleagues and mentors to describe Pedro Rivera, who would have been a senior economics major at the University of Oregon this fall. Pedro, 21, was found dead in his …

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Lawmakers approve new College and Careers building on UO campus

Construction continues on University of Oregon campus as state lawmakers recently approved funding for a new College and Careers building and two other major renovation projects set for 2016. Lawmakers committed $37 million toward three large campus projects. This includes the construction of the brand new College and Careers building in the …

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UO President Michael Schill thanked former interm president Scott Coltrane for his efforts in the $2 billion fundraising campaign, which was publicly announced last October. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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UO received $214.2 million in donations, pledges for 2015 fiscal year

The University of Oregon Foundation announced today that the university received $214.2 million in donations and pledges for 2015 — an 86 percent increase from last year, according to a statement released on Around the O. The surge in donations was attributed to a growth in donor turnout, and the “second highest …

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UO student attacked near Beall Concert Hall

A female University of Oregon student reported that she was attacked by a man who tried to steal her backpack at about 12:45 a.m. on July 17. According to a campus crime alert sent by the University of Oregon Police Department, the incident occurred east of Beall Concert Hall on …

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Construction for the West Eugene EmX line continues despite complaints from community and residents close to the site. (Noah McGraw/Emerald)
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Nighttime construction for EmX west line builds more opposition from residents

On June 22, Daniel Eubank couldn’t sleep. Across the street from his home, about 100 feet from his window, construction for a new stop on the West Eugene EmX bus line had begun. A long ditch was being dug where the corner of West 6th Avenue and Polk Street used to be. …

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U.S. Department of Education Report shows increasing economic difficulties for Pell Grant students

For some University of Oregon students, logging on to DuckWeb during the summer to view their next year’s financial aid award package brings relief. For many others, it can be a reminder of economic tension and struggle — even those with the most enviable scholarships and grants, like incoming UO sophomore Vanda …

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Researchers attempt to discover gene responsible for consumer choices

Researchers at the University of Oregon are attempting to track the genes that control how humans act as consumers. However, the study has a long road ahead. In fact, the main subjects of current experiments are not people, but microscopic nematodes, called Caenorhabditis elegans. Scientists hope that by mapping the …

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Fire personnel putting out the flames at Civic Stadium (Meerah Powell/Emerald)
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Renovation vision remains unaltered in aftermath of Civic Stadium fire

More than a week after South Eugene’s Civic Stadium burned to the ground on June 29, Eugene Civic Alliance has regrouped to discuss a course of action moving forward. The nonprofit ownership group acquired the property only two months ago, and tentative plans to build a new soccer stadium and multi-use …

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Eugene Springfield Fire Department officials say the fire was controlled within 20 minutes. Nobody was hurt during the incident, although the house's three occupants will need to find a place to stay for the night. (Eder Campuzano/Emerald)
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Nobody hurt after two-alarm fire on Hilyard and 19th displaces 3 UO students for the night

The two-alarm fire was put out within 20 minutes, Eugene Springfield Fire Department officials said.

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Michael Schill ended his first working day as University of Oregon president with a meet-and-greet at Allen Hall. (Shelby Chapman/Emerald)
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Michael Schill gets positive reviews on first working day as UO president

University of Oregon students, faculty, staff and alumni got the chance to meet and greet the newest occupant of the president’s office in Johnson Hall. Monday marked UO President Michael Schill’s first day in office.

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UO President Michael Schill reacts during a conversation with central kitchen chef Bron Smith. (Eder Campuzano/Emerald)
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Michael Schill tours Oregon campus during his first working day as president

Michael Schill’s first official day as president was July 1, but he didn’t get settled into his office or get to do a campus-wide meet-and-greet until five days later.

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Report: Four juveniles allegedly involved in Civic Stadium fire officially charged

The four juveniles responsible for last week’s fire at Civic Stadium are facing additional charges, according to the Register-Guard. The four boys, three 12-year-olds and one 10-year-old, are facing first-degree arson as well as reckless endangering. All three 12-year old boys are in custody at the Serbu Juvenile Detention Center …

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4.2 earthquake strikes near Eugene

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck 11.8 miles east of Eugene this morning at 8:42. The epicenter was located near Waterville. On its Twitter account, the City of Springfield said it had received numerous 911 calls but no reports of damage: 4.2 magnitude earthquake 9 miles northeast of springfield. We are …

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Straub Hall is one of the buildings on campus undergoing seismic upgrades. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several …

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A view of the Civic Stadium fire from behind a perimeter. (Raquel Ortega/Emerald)
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Four juveniles responsible for Civic Stadium fire will be charged with second-degree arson

Two of the four boys – one 10-year old and three 12-year olds – were arrested and lodged by Eugene Police on Wednesday night between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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What we know about the Civic Stadium fire so far (live updates)

We’ll have live updates from the press conference at the Eugene Police Department headquarters.

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Four young boys charged in Civic Stadium fire

Eugene Police announced on Wednesday evening that four juveniles will be charged for the fire that took down Civic Stadium.

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As of July 1, Oregon joins Colorado and Washington as one of three states where it's legal to smoke pot recreationally. (Ryan Kang/Emerald).
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Here’s everything you need to know about marijuana legalization in Oregon

You can finally toke up in Oregon without legal recourse. Well, as long as you’re doing it at home or in any other private residence. Actually, there are plenty of quirks to the law. Read on to find out what they are and what that means for your weekend.

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Manager of Eugene dispensary answers our questions about pot legalization

Today’s the big day. With the implementation of Measure 91, recreational use of marijuana is now legal in Oregon. But Oregonians over the age of 21 will only tentatively be allowed to purchase recreational marijuana at existing medical marijuana dispensaries starting Oct. 1 This is in accordance with Senate Bill 460, which …

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Eugene City Council passes partial fireworks ban

The Eugene City Council on Wednesday approved a ban on fireworks south of 18th Avenue and east of Agate Street.

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