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ASUONews

Senate president emeritus called in as summer senate failed to show up

We went to the meeting, so you didn’t have to. ASUO Senate failed to meet quorum the second time this summer, due to miscommunication. Senate president emeritus Max Burns, called in via Facebook from a cafe in Cambodia to prevent the body from holding another emergency meeting. Burns has been …

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Darci Heroy accepted the permanent position of associate vice president and Title IX Coordinator this month. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
AnnouncementsNews

Darci Heroy named permanent Title IX Coordinator

Darci Heroy will continue in her role as associate vice president and Title IX coordinator permanently, the University of Oregon announced in a press release yesterday. Heroy has served as interim Title IX coordinator since February 2016. She was originally offered the position permanently, but declined. Her role was slated …

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Psychology is facing a reproducibility crisis but not everyone is despairing. (en.wikipedia.org)
AcademicsNews

UO psychologist uses a fake class to ask real questions

Psy 607: Everything is Fucked, was set to be taught by professor Srivastava Monday mornings in Straub Hall. A common concern among psychology researchers was summed up in a joke syllabus written by University of Oregon associate professor Sanjay Srivastava earlier this month. The syllabus was never intended to represent a …

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The UO's observatory was evacuated last weekend due to a wildfire about 2 miles away. (commons.wikimedia.org)
News

UO space observatory reopened after wildfire threat

The University of Oregon’s space observatory, Pine Mountain Observatory, was evacuated on Saturday, August 20, due to threat from a wildfire east of Bend, Ore. No damage to the observatory was reported but, “one to two” people were evacuated from the center according to Lisa Clark, Information Officer at the …

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Cover StoryNewsPersonalities

4 UO Law grads who have changed Oregon

On Monday, 104 new students started classes at the University of Oregon’s law school. They’ll be following in the footsteps of these defining UO law school alumni. Ellen Rosenblum made history when she became Oregon’s first woman Attorney General in 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1971 and her …

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Sofia Harriett Mackey, among other students, protested against mandatory reporting at UO Senate meeting May 18 (Christopher Trotchie/ Emerald)
AdministrationNews

UO implements emergency mandatory reporting policy that clarifies “responsible employee”

University of Oregon President Michael Schill signed off on temporary changes in UO’s mandatory reporting policy August 19, giving the UO Senate time to draft new language for a permanent policy. Changes to the preexisting policy include the clarification of terms such as “responsible employee” and “confidential sources,” according to …

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Kesey Square is one of the public spaces being redeveloped by the City of Eugene. Officials will be taking student suggestions for downtown spaces in October. (Will Campbell/Emerald)
News

Students to weigh-in on downtown

Students will soon have the opportunity to shape downtown Eugene as part of an on-going effort by the Eugene City Council to improve the downtown experience. Last Thursday and Friday, Eugene residents expressed opinions for the future of downtown’s public spaces to a consultant group. The group, Project for Public …

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Matthew Knight Arena is one of the locations offering meningococcemia vaccines for Oregon students. (Stacy Yurischeva/Emerald)
HealthNews

UO recommends students get meningococcal vaccines without implementing mandatory policy

University of Oregon requires many things of its students, but the latest may be vaccines against meningococcal and other meningococcal diseases. As of January 2016, 36 states and the District of Columbia have implemented a policy that requires either education of college students about meningococcal vaccines or proof of meningococcal …

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AnnouncementsNews

University receives $237,000 for ShakeAlert system

The University of Oregon was awarded $237,000 this week as part of a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey. Those funds are part of a greater $3.7 million fund that is dispersed among six universities on the West Coast, according to a press release. The funding is allotted in order …

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AnnouncementsNews

Festival of Eugene is back after racist comment lead to cancellation last month

The Festival of Eugene is coming back after being cancelled last month following an alleged racist Facebook posts on the event coordinator’s page. The event had been cancelled for the safety of the patrons and the vendors, according to a release sent out following the controversy. The event will not …

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Revealing criminal histories during the application process is actually better for potential employees. (Flickr.com)
AcademicsCrimeNews

More questions means better results for minorities

New research is pulling back the veil shrouding well-intentioned “ban the box” (BTB) policies across the country. These policies were intended to reduce employment discrimination by not requiring job applicants to list their criminal histories on job applications. These BTB policies appear to be doing far more harm than good. …

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Part of the printout Andrew Auernheimer sent around the country (trigger warning: Racist language). (Photo courtesy of David Villalobos)
CrimeNews

Racist UO printer hack was part of national rant

At least 15 printers on campus were hacked on August 1 and printed racist fliers, according to UO officials. This was a part of a national racist rant, and UO wasn’t the lone victim of the hack. The racist message was signed by “Weev,”or Andrew Auern­heimer, the same hacker that created waves …

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CrimeNews

Biweekly Crime Wrapup (08/02/16-08/15/26): 10 cases of theft reported to UOPD

Twenty-three crimes were reported to the University of Oregon Police Department the last two weeks. The most common crime was theft, with 10 cases reported. Here’s the map breaking down of all the noticeable crimes. August 2 Criminal Mischief: Lot 56 August 3 Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle: Barnhart …

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Cover StoryNews

Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan came to Oregon in 1921. By 1922, the KKK had a foothold in the state and held its first parade through the streets of Eugene and burned a cross atop Skinner Butte. Today, the KKK doesn’t march or burn crosses in public. Yet black people like …

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The university's health center. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
AdministrationHealthNews

Did the head of the counseling center violate her ethics as a psychologist?

The fallout the University of Oregon suffered after an alleged 2014 rape involving three basketball players isn’t over. The Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners issued a letter of reprimand and fined Shelly Kerr, director of the University Testing and Counseling Center, $2,500, assigning her to take a six-hour course on “professional …

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Oregon state Capitol building in Salem, Oregon. (Daily Emerald/Scott Greenstone)
NewsPolitics

Oregon’s higher education commission sends 42 percent increase for public universities to governor

“Students Won!” Oregon Student Association’s Facebook post read, as Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission unanimously approved a budget request that represents a more than 40 percent increase in public universities’ and community colleges’ operating support budget on Thursday. The budget will be sent to Governor Kate Brown for her consideration ahead …

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EMV card readers are becoming more common, causing more confusion. (Will Campbell/Emerald)
News

Chip card readers cause rough transition

A new problem has faced grocery shoppers recently at the checkout: should they swipe or insert their credit card? The fingernail-sized chips on credit cards require users to insert their cards instead of swipe them. The new card readers, known as EMV–EuroPay, Mastercard, and Visa — are increasingly popping up in …

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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.
AdministrationNews

Emerald poll: Students and faculty voted on renaming Dunn and Deady Hall

The results are in. Poll: Would students and faculty like to see the names of Deady Hall and Dunn Hall changed? https://t.co/mpc71wpwEm — Emerald (@DailyEmerald) August 9, 2016 The Emerald asked students and faculty to vote on changing the names of Dunn and Deady Hall, which are named after a member …

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Two Oak trees are being removed between Friendly and Columbia Hall. (Tran Nguyen/Emerald)
News

Two oak trees removed Wednesday to be repurposed

Two pin oak trees between Columbia Hall and Friendly Hall were removed on Wednesday. The area has been blocked off since Tuesday. The trees have been damaged from a grade change—flattening of the land—when University Street changed to the brick plaza that currently sits between 13th and University St, and …

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UO Libraries is the first academic unit to exceed its fundraising goal of $36 million (Courtesy to UO Libraries)
News

UO Libraries exceeded its fundraising goal of $36 million, the first academic unit to do so

Since the university announced its $2 billion fundraising campaign in 2014, UO libraries on and off campus have received numerous donations from alumni and community members. To be exact, it has raised $37,101,451 as of March 31, 2016, exceeding its goal of $36 million, its website announced in celebration of UO …

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Oregon men's basketball warms up at Honda Center during open practice for fans and media members
News

University of Oregon asks judge to dismiss lawsuits filed by three former basketball players

The University of Oregon went to court Tuesday seeking dismissal of the lawsuits filed by Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, former UO basketball players. The lawsuits claim that the former players were treated unfairly, and school officials denied them due process when they were suspended. All three players …

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The university's health center. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
News

Director of Testing and Counseling Center fined in relation to alleged 2014 rape case

The alleged rape case concerning Jane Doe and three former University of Oregon basketball players continues to haunt the university: Shelly Kerr, director of the University Testing and Counseling Center, was fined by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners last month. According to a report, the Board found that Kerr had “acted …

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Deady Hall is named after Judge Matthew Deady, co-author of the Oregon State Constitution. (Creative Commons)
News

Schill calls on UO to comment on renaming Deady and Dunn halls

University of Oregon President Michael Schill asked the campus community today for their opinions on renaming Deady and Dunn halls, which are named after racists in UO’s past. Schill sent out an email to the campus community on August 9 detailing the process the administration has gone through considering the …

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Nikki Glaser and Katie Nolan on the segment on July 12 when they called out the problem of rape on campuses. "Schools like these don't deserve the cool mascots they have, they need a mascot that truly represents what they're all about: "Shoosy, the Rape Ignoring Ostrich with Its Head in the Sand."(Screenshot via Comedy Central)
News

Did Comedy Central’s show really call out UO on campus rape? The answer is maybe

A Comedy Central show gained the Twitter spotlight three weeks ago for calling out college campuses on the problem of sexual assault. The University of Oregon became embroiled in the conversation after the show aired, due to speculation on social media that a parody mascot created by the show for …

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"OSPIRG students are meeting with Governor Kate Brown’s environment and energy office this term to ask for a commitment to increase solar energy consumption." (Creative Commons Archive)
NewsResearchTechnology

Working on the sun: UO researchers pioneering solar energy

Groundbreaking energy research is taking place at the University of Oregon. When UO President Michael Schill announced that research is a top priority under his leadership, Shannon Boettcher and a team of graduate students took up the call. Their work on the production of low-cost, high-performance solar panel cells could …

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OSPIRG held a press conference in front of the KFC restaurant at Gateway Mall on August 2 prior to delivering the petition of $25,000 signatures (Courtesy to OSPIRG)
CityHealthNews

Oregon advocacy group pressures KFC to go antibiotic-free

The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures to a local KFC on August 2, asking the fast food chain to go antibiotic-free. Ten people from the community showed up at the event, OSPIRG Media Advisory Bobbi Wilson said. Prior to delivering the petition, speakers were given an …

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David Towry, a plant operator at SeQuential Biofuels in Salem, taps a sample from a fresh batch of biodiesel. (Will Campbell/Emerald)
NewsTechnology

How a UO dropout found success by turning the college’s cooking oil into biofuel

When a column of black smoke rose from Ian Hill’s burning pickup truck on the side of the Sacramento highway, the former University of Oregon student had a sudden realization. The sight of the flaming fossil fuel backdropped by the agricultural scenery made him think, “I’m going to start my …

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News

Weekly crime wrap up: 07/19 – 08/01

There were 23 crimes reported to the University of Oregon Police Department over the last two weeks. The most common crime was bike theft, with five cases reported. Below is a breakdown of the most notable crimes that took place on or around campus. July 19 Bike Theft: Oregon Hall, …

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Cover StoryNews

Shaky Ground: UO’s plan for the Big One

Walls crumble, glass shatters and the ground ripples as the subduction zone off the coast of Oregon releases hundreds of years of tension, setting off a chain of catastrophes known as the Cascadia Event: a high-magnitude earthquake causing an estimated 30-foot tsunami along the coast, widespread flooding, power outages, broken …

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Eugene acoustic band STEEL WOOL plays at Goodbye July concert at Kesey Square. (Will Campbell/Emerald)
MusicNews

Goodbye July draws vibrant crowd to Kesey Square

A vibrant crowd of about 150 trickled into Kesey Square for the “Goodbye July” concert on Saturday night. The free concert aimed to raise money for White Bird Clinic in Eugene. Next door to Kesey Square, Voodoo Doughnuts offered custom doughnuts, donating a portion of the proceeds to White Bird. …

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