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CrimeNews

Campus crime wrap-up: four arrests on UOPD crime log in the last week

Fourteen crimes were logged to the University of Oregon Police Department in the last week (Aug. 23-30.) Only one occurred on campus. There were six warrant arrests and six criminal trespasses. Most of the trespasses occurred on Thursday, when there were four incidents logged on the intersection of East 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street. …

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News

Memorial drive for UO student Shunan Zhu to take place on Saturday

Friends of Shunan Zhu will be honoring him in a memorial drive tomorrow, Aug. 29. Zhu was an undergraduate international student at the University of Oregon who died in a car accident Saturday, Aug. 15. Zhu was an enthusiastic member of the car-racing community in Eugene. Friends and community members are …

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David (left) and Ben Eder graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2005.
Law SchoolNewsProfileSpecial Sections

Law School Edition: Brothers in Law

Identical twins, actually. Ben and David Eder are two of the four recipients set to receive the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The award recognizes great achievements in a law career within 10 years of graduation. The award ceremony will take place at the alumni reunion dinner on Sept. 25 …

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Demonstrators from SEIU Local 503, the University of Oregon classified employees' labor union, took to Johnson Hall on May 20 to lobby for a $15 minimum wage. (Eder Campuzano/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

SEIU 503 comes to a compromise

According to an article by the Statesman Journal, a vote by the Service Employees International Union Local 503 approved a new contract on Aug. 17. The agreement was approved by 95 percent of the voting SEIU representatives. The new contract includes dropping the mandatory paycheck contribution to the Public Employee Retirement System. This …

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CrimeNews

UO student killed in DUI car accident

University of Oregon student Shunan Zhu died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said. Zhu was an undergraduate from China majoring in business administration, according to UO records. Emergency workers responded to the report of an accident on Upper Nestucca River Road near Bible Creek Road …

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Julie Lambert keeps her cats safe and well fed within her personalized tent at Nightingale Health Sanctuary. (Debra Josephson)
CityHousingNews

Nightingale Health Sanctuary rest stop program moves west

This article was written by University of Oregon master’s degree alumna Debra M. Josephson, who is not affiliated with the Emerald. It was submitted to the Emerald for publication. We have done fact checking and editing on the piece. Debra’s website can be found here. Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS) is a legal, …

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News

Campus construction set to continue for several years

Students and faculty can expect the early morning soundtrack of birds chirping and the jarring sounds of heavy construction work for several more years. Lawmakers recently committed $37 million toward three large campus projects. This includes the construction of a new College and Careers building in the heart of campus, …

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AdministrationNews

United Academics and University of Oregon reach tentative contract agreement

Contract negotiations between the University of Oregon and United Academics, the UO faculty union, came to a close last Thursday night with a tentative agreement between the two bargaining teams. UO and the union have been negotiating since January. The agreement establishes a three year contract period, with an eight …

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Well over 100 people showed up to show support for SEIU.  (Noah McGraw/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

Oregon’s Universities file impasse in negotiations, SEIU members rally

Negotiations between the Service Employees International Union and Oregon’s Public Universities over the past three days have not resulted in an agreement. Yesterday the administration filed for an impasse, meaning they believe an agreement is not possible. Well over 100 service workers, students and union supporters gathered in the park …

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AdministrationNews

“Jane Doe’s” former therapist files tort claim against UO Counseling and Testing Center

The University of Oregon received a tort claim notice from a UO therapist and her former colleague on Tuesday. The claim asks for compensatory damages associated with UO Counseling and Testing Center’s (UOCTC) alleged violation of First Amendment rights and unlawful employment practices. The claim follows the settlement of an 11-month legal …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Community rallies around sorority president after paralyzing accident

Alysia Kezerian was hiking Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park on Aug. 2 when she strayed off the path and fell down a steep section of rock. She was rescued by Deschutes County Search and Rescue and taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR. The fall left …

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AdministrationNews

University Archives receives $1 million for new Director position

The Giustina Forest Foundation pledged $1 million to the University of Oregon’s Special Collections and University Archives to create a new director position. The pledge will go toward recruiting and maintaining the position for several years. The Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives will facilitate public access to the …

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AdministrationCover StoryNews

UO classified workers may strike for better contracts by summer’s end

Out of around 1,500 classified workers at the University of Oregon, 511 make less than $15 an hour. Shawna Schultz is one of these workers. Schultz works at the kitchen in Carson Hall. Every week she scrambles to get enough hours to support herself and her son. Her son has …

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CrimeNews

Campus Crime Wrap-Up 8/9

There were eight crimes reported by UOPD this week, four of them being bike thefts. All of the thefts occurred at apartments near campus. There was also a warrant arrest off campus. The remaining crimes were on campus. There was a theft at the Jaqua Center, and a trespasser was arrested …

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CityNews

A recap in tweets: Cascadia Earthquake forum draws large crowd and large questions

While you were watching the Grand Ole Party’s debate Thursday evening, almost the entirety of room 156 in Straub Hall was filled by 7 p.m. It seats 520 people. State and city representatives, professors and the University of Oregon community alike gathered to hear about the “Really Big One” from …

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CityNews

Live blog: public forum on Cascadia earthquake at UO. Send us questions you want answered.

The University of Oregon’s Department of Geological Sciences is giving the community a chance to ask questions about “The Really Big One,” which — if you haven’t heard — is an overdue 9.0 magnitude earthquake that experts predict will hit the Pacific Northwest in the next 50 years. If you …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

UO student Alysia Kezerian upgraded from critical to serious condition at Bend hospital

Alysia Kezerian has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after a fall at Smith Rock State Park last weekend, Lisa Goodman, a spokesperson for St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, confirmed after a Register-Guard report Thursday afternoon. The 21-year-old University of Oregon student was listed in critical condition after attempting …

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Straub Hall is one of the buildings on campus undergoing seismic upgrades. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
NewsSustainabilityTechnology

UO is hosting a public forum for Cascadia earthquake tonight, 7-9 p.m.

Professors from the University of Oregon’s Department of Geological Sciences are using recent discussion of a possible — and overdue — 9.0-magnitude earthquake hitting the Pacific Northwest as a teachable moment through a public forum tonight. Where and what time will this forum take place? The forum will be at …

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CityNews

Timeline and photos from the Southtowne Lanes fire, now contained

Early Wednesday evening, Eugene Fire Department responded to a fire at Southtowne Lanes on Willamette Street and 24th Avenue. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, access has been restricted on Willamette Street between 24th and 27th avenues. According to Alan Gerard, a Eugene fire marshal at the site of the fire, …

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UO President Michael Schill in front of Johnson Hall. (Eder Campuzano/Emerald)
AdministrationNews

Q&A with UO President Schill: A post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the community to move on. The president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began …

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4 out of 5 enrolled students at the UO won't be able to get their coveted, Ducks football tickets from the lottery. (Jack Graham/Emerald)
ASUOCover StoryFootballGameDayNews

Only 21 percent of enrolled UO students will get football tickets from the lottery each game

The state of University of Oregon student tickets for the 2015-2016 football season is no longer in flux. The ASUO Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee’s (ACFC) long-awaited agreement with athletic department over student ticket allotment will be finalized within the next week, ASUO Finance Director Shawn Stevenson said. The end …

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CrimeNews

Campus Crime Wrap-Up 8/2: Five Warrant Arrests

Last week began with a burst of crime, with four incidents on Sunday and four on Tuesday, one where a man said he had a gun in Knight Library. He was arrested for “interfering with police” and “disorderly conduct.” There were 12 crimes reported in total. There were five arrests made for …

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Oregon head coach Dana Altman yells at the players during the first half. The Oregon Ducks played the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
AdministrationGameDayMen's BasketballNews

UO and survivor of alleged sexual assault settle lawsuit for $800,000 and free tuition

UPDATE: The University of Oregon and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving three men’s basketball players have settled their lawsuit, UO President Michael Schill said in an email to members of the campus community, Tuesday. The survivor, Jane Doe, said in a statement: “I am so glad to have this …

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News

UO graduate student falsifies data, papers retracted from scientific journals

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity is forcing four papers published in national scientific journals to be pulled after a University of Oregon graduate student admitted earlier this week that he falsified data in a neuroscience experiment. Graduate student David Anderson fabricated, removed, or changed numbers in 11 tables and diagrams across four papers. …

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News

Heavy work on Fishbowl and ballroom terraces will close much of EMU starting Aug. 5

The Erb Memorial Union will be closed for construction Aug. 5 through Aug. 16. During that time, access to the building is limited to those who work in the building.  Construction will focus on heavy demolition at the Fishbowl terrace and ballroom terrace, both located along University Street. The area …

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News

New students flock to UO during 2015 IntroDUCKtion sessions

The Class of 2019 has flooded the University of Oregon campus this past month, with the final IntroDUCKtion sessions coming to a close the first week of August. A few things have changed since the IntroDUCKtion sessions of past, one of them being in response to the recent outbreak of …

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This image was printed out hundreds of times on four UO printers earlier this month as a result of a hacking. Photo uploaded from Twitter feed of hacker "Le Pink." (@evilbypink)
CrimeNewsTechnology

UO was a target of a bizarre printer hacking earlier this month

On July 15, four printers around the University of Oregon were hacked. For several minutes, they could do nothing but print ink-heavy images featuring the Muslim declaration of faith, the Shahada. The same day, a hacker who identified themselves as “Le Pink,” took responsibility for the attack on Twitter: Another …

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Some students have had good experiences reporting with UO Police Department because they have lighter caseloads. (Creative Commons Archive)
CrimeNews

“Armed suspect” in UO Alerts was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle

Note: This story is unrelated to the UOPD’s arrest of a man who claimed he was carrying a gun at Knight Library early Tuesday afternoon. If you’re subscribed to the UO Alerts messaging system and curious about the flurry of notifications you received Tuesday morning, here’s what happened: At 7:22 …

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