A view of the Civic Stadium fire from behind a perimeter. (Raquel Ortega/Emerald)
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Eugene loses historic landmark in Civic Stadium inferno

James Richardi was sitting at his computer when his neighbor knocked on his sliding glass door. She told him he needed to get out – there was a fire. Richardi, who lives directly behind the stands at Civic Stadium, heard a crackling sound and thought it could be fireworks. But …

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Photos: emergency response to now-destroyed Civic Stadium

At roughly 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening, the Eugene Police Department received several calls about a fire at Civic Stadium near 20th and Willamette. No injuries occurred as a result of the fire, Eugene Fire Chief Randall Groves said. Update: As of 7:45 p.m., police and fire were still on the …

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A view of the Civic Stadium fire from behind a perimeter. (Raquel Ortega/Emerald)
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Timeline of Civic Stadium fire

5:25 p.m.: The Eugene Police Department received a call at about a fire at Civic Stadium, according to EPD officer Aron Lindsay. 5:26 p.m.: 38 emergency personnel responded to the two-alarm fire, observing flames that were over twice the height of the stadium, police spokesperson John Hankemeier said. Police set up …

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Pete Peterson, owner of Red Rooster Barber Shop, cuts longtime customer C.B. Koch's hair. (Lauren Garetto/Emerald)
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Meet the barber on 13th avenue who gave Prefontaine, UO presidents their signature looks

“I can make you run faster.” That’s what Pete Peterson, owner of Red Rooster Barber Shop, said to Steve Prefontaine in the early 1970s as he saw him passing his shop. Peterson told Prefontaine that he noticed his hair getting in the way when he ran, and he could change …

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Oregon Bach Festival introduces new program in its 44th year

A new attraction is creating buzz as the Oregon Bach Festival kicks off its 44th edition this week. Performances begin Thursday night and last through July 12, drawing audiences from around the country and featuring several international musicians The new attraction this year is the Berwick Academy for Historical Performance. Musicians …

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Roux in December 2014. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Chylek.)
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Former Editor in Chief Michael Kleckner passes away at 43

Former Emerald Editor-in-chief Michael Kleckner, now legally referred to as Sioen Roux, passed away Tuesday morning in San Francisco from a heart attack, his good friend and ex-wife Sarah Chylek said. He was 43. Roux served as the Emerald’s editor from 2002 to 2003. At the time of his death, Roux was …

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Attorneys representing UO in Title IX suit cleared of misconduct allegations

**Warning: some of the content in this story could be triggering to survivors of sexual assault.** A June 18 letter from the Oregon State Bar cleared two University of Oregon attorneys, Samantha Hill and Douglas Park, of misconduct allegations. The letter was addressed to university Health Center employee, Jennifer Morlok, …

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OSPIRG meets with Kate Brown, others to push for solar energy at EMU

After a year of campaigning, advocates for green energy are close to powering the new Erb Memorial Union with solar panels. OSPIRG and the Sustainability Coalition have been advocating for increased solar energy use in Oregon throughout the year, but within the past few weeks, both groups have made statewide …

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Graduation 2015: Ducks and well-wishers reflect on Sunday’s festivities (Storify)

Twitter and Instagram were abuzz with all sorts of good feelings on Sunday for the University of Oregon’s class of 2015.

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Economics professor Bill Harbaugh elected UO senate VP and president-elect

One of the most involved members of the faculty and the creator of the UO Matters blog will be the next Senate vice president.

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A year in review: ASUO Senate wrap-up

The 2015-2016 legislative session wrapped up for the ASUO Senate on May 27. Though every senate goes through the same list of duties with every academic year, each group accomplishes unique milestones in its time. Here’s a look at some of the memorable moments from this year’s senate. A shifting …

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Eugene Police officer dressed in SWAT gear triggers lockdown at South Eugene High, Roosevelt Middle School

An unidentified Eugene Police officer was dropping off his kid at the YMCA on Patterson Street and 20th Avenue when a delivery driver called it in as suspicious.

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Update on East campus: a lawsuit, new constructions and parking spaces

East campus is about to get much busier, with the Global Scholars Hall lawsuit and the construction of the new 500-bed residence hall. On May 27, the Emerald reported that the University of Oregon filed a $8.5 million in damage lawsuit against the designers and contractors due to the deflection …

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Researchers attempt to stop the spread of malaria

In order to stop the spread of malaria, researchers at the University of Oregon are studying the biting patterns of mosquitoes.

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Prescription drug abuse growing nationally and locally

The Lane County health department is hosting an event to counter prescription drug abuse, called a Prescription Drug Take Back event. It will take place Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Online classes less successful than their traditional counterparts

A study done by researchers at the University of California, Davis showed that face-to-face classes show a higher success rate than their online counterparts.

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Administrative positions open at UO

The University of Oregon is searching for five deanship positions to be filled by the 2016 school year.

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The cost of college tuition

With the raising cost of college tuition, many UO students are left strugging to pay living expenses.

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Student Conduct Code updated, sexual assault offenders will no longer do public service or essays

A board of trustees meeting Thursday made several changes to the Student Conduct Code regarding how sexual assaults are handled at the University of Oregon

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Students attending Thursday's vigil celebrate the life of Tony Nelson III. (Francesca Fontana/Emerald)
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Sidney “Tony” Nelson remembered and celebrated at Thursday’s vigil

The UO freshman had a passion for web development, classical piano and producing music. He left many happy memories with those who knew him.

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Dead week web wrap up

It’s week 10 at the University of Oregon, AKA the first time that some students visit the Knight Library. In case you’ve been in a Red Bull-induced haze, here’s the major headlines from around the web this week. “Call Me Caitlyn” Caitlyn Jenner introduced herself to the world on the …

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Noah DeWitt was remembered by friends as a brilliant writer and a kind editor. (Photo courtesy of Rachael DeWitt.)
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Noah DeWitt had an ‘indescribable way with words,’ search ranged from Portland to Ashland

For Joan Zivi, her son’s story ended the night of the disappearance. That’s when she says her 24-year-old son, a University of Oregon graduate and former editor of The Oregon Voice, must have died. He had to. Zivi knows that if her son lived past that night, he would have …

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UO Motorcycle Club fosters connections between riders

Daniel Mariscal shares he passion for motorcycles by bringing together other enthusiastic motorcyclists and forming the UO motorcycle club.

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Students ask board of trustees for ‘Black Center’

On Thursday, the Black Student Union asked of the Board of Trustees to build a ‘Black Center’ for black students to have community and for more African-American student advisers to be hired.

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TBT: 9 snippets of history hiding in the pages of old Emeralds

A trip down memory lane show cases 9 photos of past ads or articles posted in the student paper. These pieces of history show a glimpse of the past pop culture, politics and people published a long time ago.

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Employees warn board of trustees they might strike

There are some university employees working full-time and on food stamps. That’s what Johnny Earl said at the University of Oregon board of trustees’ meeting Thursday, where he and others from the Service Employees International Union warned the university they may strike if raises do not increase. The SEIU represents service …

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The cost of a college degree

Next year, tuition and fees at the University of Oregon will climb another 3.7 percent for in-state students and 3.8 percent for nonresidents. For many, this  means taking loans, asking parents for more money or working another job. Not all students struggle. But for those who do, the work load …

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Fund created in honor of Tony Nelson

“Sidney Anthony “Tony” Nelson III, a son, brother, friend and musical prodigy unexpectedly lost his life on May 31, 2015 in a drowning accident,” the description of the page reads. “Tony was greatly loved by his family, church, alma mater and friends at the University of Oregon where he was …

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Tony Nelson died on May 31 after jumping from the top of Wildwood Falls. (Photo courtesy of Javier Cruz-Contreras)
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Friends remember Tony Nelson as positive, one-of-a-kind and always making people smile

There will be a vigil to remember the computer science major and Phi Delta Theta member at the EMU Amphitheater on June 4 at 7 p.m.

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Candidate for new vice president position discusses handling sexual assault

Dr. Jennifer Hammat, candidate for the new position of assistant vice president for campus sexual assault and Title IX coordinator, revealed in her presentation on Tuesday afternoon explained that she had more than professional experience in this field, by voicing that she is also a survivor of sexual assault. He was …

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