Frances Bronet (University of Oregon)
AdministrationNews

Acting provost Frances Bonet to leave UO for Illinois Institute of Technology

Acting senior vice president and provost Frances Bonet is leaving the University of Oregon. Bronet has accepted a position as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at  the Illinois Institute of Technology, interim President Scott Coltrane said via email. “The loss that Frances’ departure represents to the University …

READ MORE →
In Her Shoes
Fraternity & Sorority LifeVideo

‘In Her Shoes’ event raises awareness about domestic violence

In Her Shoes is a mile long walk in which men and women walk in high heels to represent the pain that men and women go through when they are survivors of domestic violence.

READ MORE →
Beginning Monday, Microsoft Office 365 software is free to download for all UO students, staff and faculty members. (Photograph courtesy of Creative Commons)
NewsTechnology

UO is offering Microsoft Office 365 for free

As of Monday, University of Oregon is offering the entire Office 365 software package for free.

READ MORE →
SWAT members perform for Oregon students and Eugene community members during Take Back the Night. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
News

Community groups raise awareness about sexual assault and support for survivors

Groups on campus provide resources, support and a place to be involved for supporters, victims and students who want to be involved.

READ MORE →
Members of Fraternity and Sorority Life packed a Feb. 18 ASUO Senate meeting as student government considered a resolution to propose halting expansion of the organization. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

FSL’s sexual assault task force has one year to prove it can change a culture

The FSL community has been trying to create changes with its sexual assault task force by changing the culture in a matter of few months. The results of a new 2015-2016 campus climate survey could show higher disproportionate numbers of sexual assault and cause the growth of FSL to come to a halt.

READ MORE →
Rally participants gather outside of Johnson Hall after unsuccessfully receiving an answer from University of Oregon administrators inside Johnson Hall. UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence, Safe Ride, and other campus groups organize a rally to show support for survivors of sexual assault on Thurs., May 8, 2014. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
Cover StoryNews

This is how the University of Oregon has tackled sexual assault in the last year

This story is one part of a series of articles on sexual assault awareness at the University of Oregon. Read Emerald editor Sami Edge’s letter to find out why we’ve dedicated today’s edition of Emerald Monday to the topic. Pressure on the University of Oregon to change policies surrounding sexual …

READ MORE →
Some students have had good experiences reporting with UO Police Department because they have lighter caseloads and more time to devote to sexual assaults. (Creative Commons Archive)
News

What does it mean to report at UO?

This story is one part of a series of articles on sexual assault awareness at the University of Oregon. Read Emerald editor Sami Edge’s letter to find out why we’ve dedicated today’s edition of Emerald Monday to the topic. Dealing with sexual violence within a university is complex. Here’s a breakdown …

READ MORE →
AdministrationNews

What will the new assistant vice president for sexual assault do?

After the increase in sexual violence on college campuses, the UO has enacted a plan for prevention of sexual assault.

READ MORE →
News

Muslim Student Association’s ‘Violence and Islam’ event informs public about anti-Muslim sentiment

Chapel Hill. Charlie Hebdo. Sydney hostage crisis. Ahmed al-Jumaili‘s shooting. These are examples of extremism and backlashes against Muslims because of extremism. Because of these and more news items, for many across the world, Islam is more closely connected to violence than peace, according to Sheikh Yosof Wanly. Wanly spoke …

READ MORE →
AdministrationNews

Interim general counsel Doug Park named as a finalist in hiring search for general counsel

Doug Park, who has been the University of Oregon’s interim general counsel since July 2014, was named as the second finalist in the general counsel hiring process that has been going on since December 2014. As interim general counsel, Park currently holds the position in question, but the university must put …

READ MORE →
Safe Ride workers show their support at the rally. The ASUO Women’s Center and Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County present Take Back the Night in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
News

Take Back the Night rally draws a crowd to the EMU amphitheater

An hour before the event began the EMU amphitheater was busy with people waiting for Take Back the Night to begin. TBTN is an international event aimed at ending all forms of sexual violence. In Eugene, the event is comprised of a rally, speakers, poetry and a march. The march …

READ MORE →
News

Week 5: web wrap up

Half way through the term and hopefully done with midterms, here is what you might have missed this week.

READ MORE →
At the time Animal House was filming on the UO campus, local news had covered it as well (university officials said this was because that season had been "dull" for news), so there was really no way the university could keep the information embargoed. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)
News

#TBT to the day ‘Animal House’ came out

“Officials giving movie ‘bad reviews.’” That was the headline of a newspaper article on June 1, 1978, the day National Lampoon’s Animal House was released. And it wasn’t talking about critical reception, either. The movie has a 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Time and Roger Ebert called it one of the year’s best and …

READ MORE →
ASUONews

Senators-elect get their first experience hearing requests from the other side of the table

The tables were crowded with senators and senators-elect at last night’s meeting as the Senate looks to the future. Senators handled 12 special requests, many of which were transfers within groups or back to surplus. This is common as the school year winds down, when groups find money left over from …

READ MORE →
News

What it means to be a man: Walk, Talk, and Roll to Prevent Sexual Assault

On April 29, in the sunny, early hours of the evening, an audience of mostly men sat scattered on the seats in silence at the EMU Amphitheater. Local members of the community spoke about how male-identifying persons can be a part of sexual violence prevention, an issue that continues to grip the campus …

READ MORE →
Emerald arts & culture writer Rachel Benner spent an entire week without mobile technology and social media. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
Cover StoryTechnologyWknd

Plugging back in: My week without mobile technology

In honor of one of the UO’s Earth Day events, AnalogU, one of The Daily Emerald’s writers took the 5 day tech free challenge. Rachel Benner spent 5 days without her iPhone, laptop and social media.

READ MORE →
ASUONews

ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting     Live Blog ASUO Senate April 29     View the agenda here.

READ MORE →
Sources such as Buzzfeed, Vice News, Twitter, and Reddit are reporting on the devastation that grips Nepal. Facebook also has a “Donate Now” button located on the home page. (Creative Commons Archive)
News

Nepali UO students organizing aid for their homeland

Nepal’s earthquake is the largest devastation the country has seen in almost a century. Learn how you can help donate to the cause.

READ MORE →
Civil War Shark Tank is based off ABC's Shark Tank where people present their business ventures to a panel of judges. (Photo courtesy of ABC Media)
News

OSU and UO fight for cash prize in Civil War Shark Tank

UO student Constance Kell competed in this year’s Civil War Shark Tank. This competition modeled after ABC’s Shark Tank allows entrepreneurial students the ability to take their product in front of a board in hope of winning the big price money.

READ MORE →
Students, and faculty listen attentively to Leah Lakshmi's speech during last year's Take Back the Night event in the EMU Amphitheater on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (Emerald Archives)
News

Take Back the Night supports survivors of sexual violence

This Thursday it’s time for students and the community to take back the night. The ASUO Women’s Center and Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County presents the 37th annual Take Back the Night event. The event occurs on the last Thursday of every April and is a yearly international protest …

READ MORE →
Recently missing Oregon student Amber Brazil has been found since enduring the recent earthquake that has devastated Nepal. (Creative Commons Archive)
News

UO student missing in Nepal earthquake found alive

Amber Brazil, a University of Oregon student, survived the aftermath of the recent Nepal earthquake and has made contact with her family, according to the Register-Guard. Brazil and her traveling companion, Alicia Scroggins, were reported missing yesterday after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Although they are safe, the two will …

READ MORE →
The UO is looking to hire new general counsel to supervise the office budget and staff as well as oversee legal services for the university and the Board of Trustees. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

UO’s first finalists announced for new general counsel

The University of Oregon is seeking new general counsel to lead its office, according to Around the O. The general counsel, who currently is Interim General Counsel Doug Park, is the chief legal officer for the University. General counsel has the responsibility to handle the university’s legal affairs and oversee …

READ MORE →
Students, and faculty listen attentively to Leah Lakshmi's speech during last year's Take Back the Night event in the EMU Amphitheater on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (Emerald Archives)
News

Sexual assault awareness events wrap-up

At the beginning of spring term, the University of Oregon President’s Office sent out an email titled, “It’s on us to end sexual assault,” which referenced the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Interim President Scott Coltrane said in the email that he hopes everyone will take part in one …

READ MORE →
The presence of M that has haunted campus for a week has revealed itself. The website for the #uncoverM campaign was unlocked to students with the password “meningitis.” (Screen grab courtesy of uncoverm.com)
News

The #UncoverM campaign garners attention around meningitis by new means

On April 21, a black banner with white writing appeared over 13th Avenue on the University of Oregon campus. It read: “I’m taking over.” And it was signed with the initial “M.” That was accompanied by tweets from the account @M_Oregon, like this one: Not to be overlooked #UNCOVERM pic.twitter.com/aMF1Lt5CC1 …

READ MORE →
Amber Brazil (left), and Alicia Scroggins (right) set out in a 7 day trek at the Langtang National Park, located 93 miles east of the earthquake's epicenter.
News

UO student missing in aftermath of Nepal earthquake

Amber Brazil, an environmental studies major, is reported missing in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

READ MORE →
Take Back The Night provides a unique opportunity to address misconceptions about sexual violence, for survivors’ voices to be heard and for community members to support them. (Emerald Archives)
EventsHealthNewsSex & RelationshipsWknd

Join the cause, participate in these Sexual Violence Prevention Week events

This week is Sexual Violence Prevention Week and the university encourages everyone to participate by raising awareness, support for the survivors and preventing sexual violence by participating in the week’s events.

READ MORE →
Michael Schill, the newly announced president of the University of Oregon, participates in a news conference on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. (Charlie Litchfield/University of Oregon)
AdministrationCover StoryNews

The University of Oregon names Michael Schill as its newest president

Meet University of Oregon newest president, Michael Schill. He comes into his presidency during a busy time for the administration but equipped with his extensive education background look for some positive changes.

READ MORE →
United Academics, the UO faculty union, is proposing a seven percent raise for the 2015-2016 academic year and a six and a half raise for 2017-2018. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

United Academics, SEIU negotiate future raises as bargaining continues

United Academics, the UO faculty union are bargaining for raises in their next contract. They are proposing a seven percent raise for the 2015-2016 academic year and a six and a half raise for 2017-2018. Members of UO’s classified staff also are bargaining for a new contract alongside all the seven public universities of Oregon for an increase in their salary.

READ MORE →
Breaking E
CrimeNews

Woman allegedly sexually assaulted at Matt Knight Arena

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted Saturday night at a Jason Aldean concert. The assault, according to a campus crime alert sent out by the University of Oregon Police Department, occurred in a Matthew Knight Arena bathroom near the east doors. The woman was not a student or affiliated with the university, …

READ MORE →