Merle Weiner, Bill Harbaugh and McKenna O'Dougherty discuss University of Oregon's sexual assault reporting policy during a senate workgroup meeting on Friday, Sept. 23 (Emily Olson)
AdministrationNews

Workgroup on sexual assault reporting to hold student forum

The group of 10 faculty members, staff and students working to draft a permanent policy on sexual assault reporting will hold a student forum next Friday, Sept. 30. The forum will be used to gather feedback on portions of the policy, the University of Oregon senate workgroup said in their …

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Three UO students were cited for hosting an unruly gathering Thursday evening. (Flickr)
CityCrimeNews

UO students cited by Eugene Police for unruly gathering

The Eugene Police Department cited a UO student and two former members of the disbanded Beta Theta Pi fraternity for hosting an unruly gathering late Thursday night, hours after move-in day. The party, located on block 500 of East 11th Avenue, was reported by neighbors around 12:30 a.m.  – two of the hosts were under …

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Volunteers are helping a family to move their belongings in Hamilton West Sept. 22. Hamilton Hall was one of the four residence halls with water affected by elevated levels of lead in. (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
HealthHousingNews

UO continues to work on fixing lead-tainted faucets in residence halls on move-in day

University of Oregon continues to work on the fixture with elevated lead levels in four residence halls as 2,510 students move in Sept. 22. The results of the high lead levels in fixtures in Walton, Barnhart, Hamilton and Bean halls, became available on Sept. 14, according to an email to residents …

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Following a rally on November, 2015, the Black Student Task Force sent the administration a list of demands to increase campus inclusion for black students. One of the demands was to open a black cultural center on campus. (Andrew Field/Emerald)
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Possibility of a UO black cultural center in limbo

University of Oregon administration is considering whether to open a black cultural center on campus, as plans to meet the Black Student Task Force’s demands continue to come to fruition. When the BSTF sent the administration a list of demands to increase campus inclusion for black students, it called for …

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The Zika virus in Oregon (Emily Garcia/Emerald)
HealthNews

UO Health Center prepares for Zika virus

America’s newest emerging disease – the Zika virus – continues to spread, with 23 cases in Oregon, as reported by the Center for Disease Control. At the University of Oregon Health Center, doctors and medical staff are setting up protocol and pushing to inform students about the disease. Dr. Elisabeth …

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University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill speaks at the beginning of the Unity Vigil held in the EMU Union Ballroom on Nov. 23, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

UO reorganized Johnson hall, named new vice presidents

The University of Oregon has named its new interim vice president for student life and vice president for student services and enrollment management, according to an email from UO President Michael Schill. Kevin Marbury, the current director of physical education and recreation, has been named interim vice president for student life. With background …

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Biking is a popular way to get around Eugene and around campus at UO. (Miguel Sanchez-Rutledge/Emerald)
News

The risk of bike theft on campus

Over the years on the University of Oregon campus, many people have turned to bicycles as an alternative mode of transport. In 2012 there were 848 bicycles stolen in Eugene. During the first quarter of 2013, bike thefts in Eugene rose 64 percent.  As of 2015, the bike theft rate …

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The UO is working to improve four year graduation rates.(Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
AcademicsNews

Administration aims to boost UO’s low four-year graduation rate

The four-year graduation rate at the University of Oregon falls significantly below the national average. Only 50 percent of UO undergraduates complete a degree within four years, according to data collected by the Office of the Registrar, putting the university’s rate roughly 10 percentage points under the national average calculated …

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AnnouncementsCityNews

Gas leak near University Park

**This post has been updated to reflect the areas that are blocked off A gas leak near University Park at E. 24th and Harris was reported this morning to Central Lane 911 according to the City of Eugene website. The leak was reported at 7:46 a.m. Police are directing traffic and …

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Cover StoryNews

Tuition is going up and is likely to continue going up for the next several years.

    Students will continue to feel the strain of rising tuition at UO this year, but for some, confusion surrounds how their money is being spent. This year, UO’s budget increased $17.5 million, primarily from increased tuition costs. The budget increase is required because of the recent unionization and …

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HealthNews

University of Oregon falls behind OSU in national sexual health rankings

A recent study ranked Oregon State University the number one sexually healthy university in the U.S. The University of Oregon, however, was absent from the list. Vice News online magazine, Motherboard, reported on the study conducted by an independent research group called The State of Education. The study used three indicators …

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NewsSports

Former UO Football player Fred Quillan dies

Fred Quillan, a former Ducks and San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman, died at the age of 60 on Monday, according to an announcement on the 49ers website. The announcement, released on Sept. 15, did not specify the cause of death. Born in Portland, Oregon, Quillan attended UO from 1975 to 1977 and …

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Amy Schenk (left) continues her campaign to help improve education in Eugene. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
CityNewsPolitics

University of Oregon student works on corporate tax measure in hopes of improving higher education

When Amy Schenk started to work for “Vote Yes on Measure 97,” she was doing it because a friend asked her to. But as Schenk learned more about the measure and its potential consequences, she said she was in the right place. Schenk, ASUO local Affairs Commissioner, is involved with …

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HealthHousingNews

Water in four residence halls affected with high levels of lead

Elevated lead levels were found in the water of at least four residence halls, including Barnhart, Walton, Hamilton and Bean Halls, UO Housing Director Michael Griffel said via email to residents on Sept. 14. More than 20 percent of tested fixtures have elevated lead levels, according to the email. Griffel encourages …

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The group of 21 plaintiffs gave a speech in front of Wayne Morse Courthouse after the hearing on Sept. 13 (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
News

Court resumes in Eugene for youth lawsuit over federal climate inaction

A crowd of several hundred protesters and spectators gathered outside Eugene’s Federal District Courthouse on Tuesday morning, carrying signs, waving banners and waiting in line to sit in an overflow courtroom with a livestream of their case of interest. But the crowd’s size and energy wasn’t the most notable aspect …

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The three police officers carried Brandon into a cell-like room in Detox House. They were taking the cuffs off his hands and feet (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
CrimeNews

UOPD Ride Along on Game Day: A trip to Buckley Detox House

Thirty crimes were reported to UOPD from Sept. 2 to Sept. 11, eight of them were during Game Day against the University of Virginia. The Emerald went on a ride along with UOPD during the game from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. To monitor the crowd of 54,000 at a …

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A student asks a question to James Hansen, Ph.D., during Monday's Climate in Court Summit. (Emily Olson/Emerald)
News

Panel calls for government action at UO’s Climate in Court summit

A panel of renowned climate scientists spoke on the consequences of climate change at the University of Oregon on Monday. The three speakers expressed frustration over government inaction on the eve of a landmark federal climate lawsuit. The Climate in Court summit, hosted by the Wayne Morse Center for Law …

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Faculty and students gathered on Feb. 16, 2016 in front of Johnson Hall at the University of Oregon to protest the UO Foundation's investment in fossil fuel companies. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

UO Foundation to unexpectedly work towards divesting

University of Oregon Foundation unexpectedly announced its plan to divest on its website Sept. 8. “We are proud to lead the Pac-12 in adopting the first ever environmental, social and governance considerations to help inform our investment decisions,” a statement signed by Chief Investment Officer Jay Namyet said. UO Foundation, …

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Construction made a $333.5 million impact including construction, jobs and indirect spending. The construction of the new EMU and Student Rec Center were a part of the 2013 – 2014 fiscal budget, according to Robin Holmes, vice president for Division of Student Life. (Emerald Archives)
News

Vice president for Student Life Robin Holmes set to leave Oct. 18

Robin Holmes announced that she will be leaving the University of Oregon to join the University of California system in the president’s office in Oakland, California. UO President Michael Schill said in an email on Monday morning that Holmes’ impact on the university community has been felt inside classrooms as well …

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57 percent of students/faculty voted "Yes," 43 percent voted "No" on the rename of Dunn and Deady Hall in Emerald poll.
News

Weekly news wrap up: Dunn hall renamed, multiple lawsuits thrown out

Dunn hall renamed in response to Black Student Task Force list of demands The University of Oregon Board of Trustees renamed Dunn Hall to Cedar Hall until a permanent name is decided on. The change came after the BSTF issued a series of demands to the school last year. The …

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Board of Trustees meets on Sept. 9 to discuss the tuition and fees setting process for 2017-2018. (Emily Olson/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

Board of Trustees meets, discusses tuition and fees setting process

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees met Friday to discuss the tuition and fees setting process, financial aids, cluster hiring and the Presidential Assessment Report. The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board will be meeting at least five times from November to January, Provost Scott Coltrane said at the meeting. The …

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Dunn Hall will be stripped of its name. Temporarily called Cedar Hall, a permanent name for the building is sought by UO. (Will Campbell/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

Dunn Hall renaming follows national trend

Yesterday, the UO Board of Trustees unanimously voted to strip Dunn Hall of its name. “Taking people’s names off buildings is something we should do very, very carefully,” Schill said while addressing the board on Thursday. “It’s very dangerous to obscure history.” The decision marks the University of Oregon as the …

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(Stacy Yurishcheva/Emerald)
CrimeNews

Judge rules to not overturn suspension for UO student accused of sexual assault

A judge has ruled that the male University of Oregon student who was suspended for an alleged sexual assault on a female student will not be allowed back on campus fall term to finish his undergraduate degree, the Register-Guard reports. Lane County Circuit Judge Josephine Mooney rejected the male student’s request to …

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Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename Dunn Hall to Cedar Hall on Sept. 8 (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

UO Board of Trustees votes unanimously to dename Dunn Hall

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted unanimously to dename the controversial Dunn Hall during its quarterly public meeting on Sept. 8. It will be called Cedar Hall until a new name is chosen. UO President Michael Schill said he would recommend a process for determining a new name …

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CrimeNews

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits filed by three former basketball players against UO

** This post has been updated to reflect responses from the former players and their attorney Federal Judge Michael McShane of the district of Oregon dismissed multiple lawsuits Thursday, Sept. 8 filed by three former University of Oregon basketball players last year court documents show. All three players, Brandon Austin, Dominic …

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UOPD names Matthew Carmichael its police chief August 31, after three months of searching. (Courtesy of UO)
News

Quick facts about the incoming UOPD Chief

The University of Oregon Police Department named a new chief last week. Here are five things about Matthew Carmichael you need to know. He starts on September 12, 2016 After three months of open external searching, the 12-member committee made its decision on hiring the current UC Davis police chief, …

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The GTFF was founded in 1975 and could now serve as a model for unions across the country on private university campuses. (Eder Campuzano/Emerald)
AcademicsAdministrationNews

UO’s historic graduate student union a model for private universities

On Aug. 23, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students who work as teaching or research assistants at private universities must be treated as employees. This status gave thousands of graduate students across the country the new right to unionize, and it’s likely that they’ll look to the …

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CrimeNews

Male UO student accused of sexual assault seeks to overturn university suspension

A male student of University of Oregon is seeking to overturn the university’s decision to suspend him for an alleged sexual assault case in Lane County Court Sept. 6, the Register-Guard reports. The student, identified in court documents by the pseudonym “John Doe,” claimed that he was falsely accused of …

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CityHousingNews

Eugene Property Manager Terry Shockley to serve 51 months for wire fraud

Terry Shockley, a Eugene real estate manager charged with two counts of wire fraud, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of probation, according to the Register-Guard. The U.S. District Court in Eugene also ordered Shockley to pay $4.5 million to his former clients. Shockley pled guilty to …

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Eden Benson was caught trespassing Barnhart Sept. 2. She was later taken into jail under five warrants. (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
CrimeNews

Biweekly Crime Wrapup: A look into UOPD Friday night shift

Forty six cases of crime were reported to UOPD from Aug. 13 to Sept. 1, including 15 cases of warrant arrest and 19 cases of bike theft. The Emerald had a chance to witness a warrant arrest made on Sept. 2 in front of Barnhart Hall around 10:30 p.m. Eden Benson, a non …

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