The growing group, Mujeres, gather together holding the Take Back the Night sign. They painted their faces with half-skulls to represent those who have and have not survived experiences with sexual assault. The ASUO Women’s Center and Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County present Take Back the Night in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)
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Weekly news wrap up: a recent timeline of sexual assault at the UO

Litigation surrounding an alleged sexual assault between three former University of Oregon basketball players and a fellow student in March 2014 continued. July 28: An 11-month lawsuit between the survivor of the alleged assault, Jane Doe, and the university was settled. Doe walked away with $800,000 and free tuition. She dropped the …

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The curtains were installed three days after the exhibit opened. (Christopher Trotchie)
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Creators of the art exhibit “Relationship” offer thoughts on black curtains

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are concerned about the decision to install black curtains at the entry to their exhibition “Relationship” at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The curtains were installed two days after the exhibit opened. Some volunteers of a children’s program at the museum had concerns as well. Museum …

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Uber and The City of Eugene have been trying to work things out for the past year. There's no sign in the near future of the two being compatible. (Wes Franco/ The Emerald)
CityNews

Eugene reviewing proposal to encourage Uber’s return

Despite the rumors, Eugene may not see Uber return for the foreseeable future. On April 3, 2015, the San Francisco-based ridesharing service, which currently operates in 410 cities worldwide, suspended operations in Eugene. The company sent a letter to Mayor Kitty Piercy and city council members explaining its withdrawal. The letter stated …

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UO faculty have expressed frustration over their lack of involvement in Johnson Hall decisions like staff cuts. (Emerald)
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UO faculty weigh in on administration’s budget cuts

The University of Oregon is facing a budget crisis. Faculty members are being let go, tuition prices are rising and no one appears to have a solution. At a recent speech and Q&A session, President Michael Schill personally expressed his frustration over students and faculty decrying tuition hikes and staff …

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The growing group, Mujeres, gather together holding the Take Back the Night sign. They painted their faces with half-skulls to represent those who have and have not survived experiences with sexual assault. The ASUO Women’s Center and Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County present Take Back the Night in Eugene, Ore. on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)
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Recap: the UO’s 38th annual Take Back The Night walk and events

Standing in front of a crowd of University of Oregon students, staff and Eugene community members in the EMU Amphitheater, UO student Ahsante Sankofa Foree shared their sexual assault story. “Tonight, we take back the night, the day, the classroom, the bed and every inch on our body that they have …

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Juan-Carlos Molleda is the new SOJC Dean. (Courtesy by Around the O)
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Univerisity of Florida professor Juan-Carlos Molleda named as the next SOJC dean

The University of Oregon announced Juan-Carlos Molleda as the next School of Journalism and Communication Dean today, according to Around the O. Molleda, who is the current University of Florida professor and chair of the department of Public Relations, will take office July 1. His research focuses on global corporate public …

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Bernie Sanders supporters cheer on stage prior to Sanders's arrival. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders holds a rally at Island Park in Springfield on April 28, 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Bernie Sanders supporters show up to rally in droves despite candidate’s recent slump

When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced he would be coming to the Eugene area for the first time in his 2016 campaign, it was difficult to predict what his tone or the reaction of his supporters would be. Sure, he is comfortably favored to win the Oregon presidential primary according …

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Bernie Sanders visits Glenwood Restaurant on 13th and Alder for breakfast before his rally in Springfield (Jonathan Hawthorne/Emerald)
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Reactions: Bernie Sanders visits campus, Glenwood while campaigning in Eugene area

Bernie Sanders ordered an egg scramble and potatoes with a side of University of Oregon student hysteria for breakfast at Glenwood this morning. Supporters cheered and took pictures, pushing and shoving to get close and shake his hand. Police cars and Sanders’ bus blocked off East 13th Avenue and Alder …

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Connor James pictured here at a Eugene park in February. (Photo by Ben Avis, courtesy of Chris Arreola)
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Once a Duck, always a Duck: Remembering Connor James

Oregon lost a Duck, a best friend, a brother and a son at the beginning of April. Connor James was a freshman studying biology at the University of Oregon. James died falling from a train on April 1. At 18 years old, he is survived by his family: his parents, …

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ASUO Senate passes $16,000 to develop carpool website for Safe Ride and DDS

Senate approves two special requests totaling $17,100 to develop a carpool website Designated Driver Shuttle and Safe Ride both came to Senate to request funding for a mobile website. DDS requested to transfer $9,100 within its budget; Safe Ride requested $8,000 from surplus. Upon the budget’s approval, the website, which …

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Soul Hardesty (left) and Bradley Ossenbeck (right) were arrested on APril 24 in Florence. (Lane County Jail mugshots)
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Florence police arrest two suspects in Market of Choice robbery

The man and woman who robbed the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard last week have been arrested. Soul Hardesty, 19, and Bradley Ossenbeck, 25, were caught dining and dashing on Sunday in Florence. On April 20, the two stole a number of items from the Market of Choice near campus and fled …

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Sanders began his March speech in Portland by criticizing his two main opponents: Clinton and projected Republican nominee Donald Trump. But he quickly transitioned to discussing his main goals, which include wealth redistribution, free public higher education and increased environmental protection. (Hannah Steinkopf-Frank/Emerald).
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Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Springfield tomorrow

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally tomorrow morning in Springfield, his campaign announced today. The senator from Vermont’s event will begin at 10 a.m. in Island Park. Admission is free and open to the public, and bags will not be allowed at the event. His campaign said Sanders will …

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Uncertainty for fire safety rises for some of the older dorms on campus such as Walton Hall, the home of Unviersity Housing. (Amanda Shigeoka/Emerald)
HousingNews

Resident halls without fire sprinklers leave students feeling unsafe

When Marie Shimizu first found out her residence hall doesn’t have fire sprinklers installed, she said she felt shocked and angry. “I remember I was upset over that fact all night,” she said. Shimizu transferred to the University of Oregon this fall to pursue a major in international studies. She …

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Students hold up signs advocating for racial equality. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

UO to implement new policies in response to Black Student Task Force demands

In November, the Black Student Task Force sent a list of 12 demands asking the University of Oregon administration to combat various racial issues on campus. Today, UO President Michael Schill and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh published a letter to the campus community addressing six of the …

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ASUONews

ASUO Constitution Court rules on Senate’s power over financial committee budgets

The ASUO Constitution Court has released a clarification regarding the ASUO Senate’s authority over the financial committee’s budget. EMU Board Chair Miles Sisk asked the court on April 16 to clarify if the ASUO Senate “may unilaterally cut from or add to the budgets of the EMU Board, Athletics & …

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David Conover hired as VP of research and innovation

A memo from Provost Scott Coltrane announced the newest addition to University of Oregon administration this morning. David Conover has accepted the position of vice president of research and innovation. Conover has served as the vice president of research at Stony Brook University for the last year. He concurrently held his …

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Manager Leah Barber (left) and Jasmine Hood (right) show off one of Sweet Life's cakes. (Troy Shinn/Emerald)
City

Sweet Life opens second location near UO despite small car accident

The wait is over: a new Sweet Life Desserts location on East 19th Avenue and Agate Street opened its doors Monday morning — despite a small car accident that occurred the night before. According to managers at Sweet Life, a car backed up at a higher than usual speed and hit …

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NewsPolitics

Local union urges lawmakers to change smoking laws

Last month, the Oregon division of the Service Employees International Union urged Oregon legislators to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21. California may raise the minimum age soon depending on Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval. Heather Conroy, executive director of SEIU Local 503, said that Oregon should follow …

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EMU Chipotle closed today due to a broken refrigerator and will reopen tomorrow. (Tran Nguyen/ Emerald)
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EMU Chipotle temporarily closed today due to broken refrigerator

Although employees are still working at the EMU Chipotle today, there’s a sign outside the establishment that says it’s closed today until further notice. EMU Chipotle manager James Valencia said that Chipotle closed after the refrigerator that stores $20,000 worth of food broke down. Since the food is now warm, …

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On April 16, a man was hospitalized during a fight at E. 16th Alley and Alder Street (Tran Nguyen/Emerald).
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Weekly news wrap up: fight leaves man hospitalized, I’m With UO sweeps ASUO elections

Man hospitalized after fight near University of Oregon campus UOAlert! sent out a mass text message on April 16 urging students to stay away from East 16th Alley and Alder Street after a fight broke out in the area that evening. A witness at the scene, Laura Rose, said the fight occurred …

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Panelists take questions during Let's Talk About It, a discussion geared towards preventing sexual assault. (Wes Franco/The Daily Emerald)
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Event hosted by Safe Ride holds open discussion about sexual violence prevention efforts

Last Friday, students and staff came together to discuss ways to prevent sexual assault on campus. Room 240A in McKenzie Hall was brimming with enthusiasm and passion as panel discussion leader Monica Nunan commenced the Safe Ride sponsored event, Let’s Talk About It. “It’s hosted by Safe Ride and a …

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The curtains were installed two days after the exhibit opened at JSMA. (Christopher Trotchie)
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New JSMA exhibit covered by black curtains after being displayed for two days

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst’s  art exhibit, “Relationship”, was on display for two days before museum officials at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art dawned black curtains covering both entry points to the exhibit located in the gallery room. Citing controversial content, volunteers from a children’s program at the museum …

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Video: Earth Week Art Expo

A part of Earth Week celebrations on campus, the Outdoor Program and Envision Journalism host an Art Expo at the OP Barn.

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I'm with UO is one of two runoff slates in the 2016 ASUO elections.
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I’m with UO candidates win all the remaining seats

ASUO election season has come to an end: I’m with UO candidates have won the last five open seats with more than 800 votes for each position. The elections board improperly excluded some candidates from the ballot during the general voting result, leading to a third week of voting. Here’s the list of all …

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Elizabeth Armstrong comes to UO to talk about status competition and sexual assault prevention

Over 100 students and faculty attended Elizabeth Armstrong’s lecture April 21 at the Ford Alumni Center. So many were in attendance that several dozen students were left without seats, listening along while sitting cross-legged in the back of the room. The talk, titled “Status, Violence, and Alcohol: How Status Competition Creates …

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UO club promotes sexual consent through dance

Oregon Ballroom Dance Club has been a part of the University of Oregon and Eugene community for 22 years. This year, it is showing the correlation of consent with dance and applying it to sexual consent as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Dancing, in my biased opinion, is a fantastic …

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The Solidarity Project is an event designed to give U of O student survivors of sexual assault a voice (Wes Franco/ Emerald)
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The Solidarity Project: A chance for survivors of sexual assault to heal

“If you could say one thing to a survivor of sexual assault, what would it be?” Those are the words of Esther Hardy, a University of Oregon alumni and intern for the evangelist group ARISE, that is funding this week’s Solidarity Project. This project is one of many events centered around …

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Divest UO made the UO Foundation and the Fossil Fuel Industry's relationship official with a mock wedding in the EMU Amphitheater on April 21. (Noah McGraw/Emerald)
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Divest UO hosts mock wedding between UO Foundation and fossil fuel companies

The University of Oregon Foundation married the fossil fuel industry today in a mock political theater act presented by Divest UO. The event was the culmination of the campaign’s 35-day sit in at Johnson Hall. Dozens attended the wedding, which featured a sharply dressed duck marrying a smokestack in a white …

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