CrimeNews

Former student convicted of coercion following incident at campus-area party

Former UO student Daniel James Ennis, 20, plead guilty to coercion on Monday, court records show. He was sentenced to five years probation and 60 days in jail, which he is eligible to serve through an alternative program. Ennis was accused of forcing a woman to engage in contact with …

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Nationals in Jeopardy: Haaga’s veto leaves club sports scrambling for funds

Approximately 1,500 students participate in the 41 club sports at the University of Oregon each year, but funding issues this year mean many may not be able to attend their end-of-year national competitions. In early February, Club Sports requested $50,000 from ASUO’s surplus fund to subsidize various club teams’ trips …

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Facing increased enforcement, UO stands behind undocumented students

At the University of Oregon, administrators are providing scholarships, books and other assistance to “undocumented” students — immigrants who are in the country illegally because they overstayed their visas or entered the country in violation of immigration laws. UO has publicly expressed support for undocumented students, despite the increased enforcement …

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Video: The March For Science on Earth Day 2017

This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, there was a Rally and March for Science on the University of Oregon Campus. Celebrating the necessity for facts, hundreds of people showed up to demonstrate their dedication to the sciences.

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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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CrimeNews

UO student, 20, pleads not guilty to strangulation charge

A University of Oregon student plead not guilty to strangulation on Friday after allegedly choking a man until the man blacked out at the Patterson Medical building, four blocks from campus. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court, Hunter Hastings, a 20-year-old economics major, was caught on video on March 31 grabbing …

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AdministrationNews

LGBTQ supporters protest in Johnson Hall after program cuts

Students are protesting at Johnson Hall today about positions in LGBT Education and Support Services programs being cut. About 30 protesters started at the Health Center and marched down 13th Avenue, carrying signs that said things like “The UO exploits LGBTQ/POC labor” and “support queer services,” while chanting “President Schill …

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News

Sexual assault awareness exhibit recreates scenarios for viewers

One out of every five adults has been sexually assaulted. This is just one of the statistics visitors faced while walking through the interactive Breaking Silence Exhibit in the EMU, a series of curtained off spaces that each represent different scenarios of sexual or domestic violence. University of Oregon’s PanHellenic …

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Socialist student group continues Bernie Sanders’ ideals on campus

In politics, change starts from the bottom, according to the University of Oregon Young Democratic Socialists, or UOYDS. “Charlie Chaplin was a socialist; Albert Einstein was a socialist; Helen Keller was a socialist; Tupac Shakur was a socialist,” said Max Hoots, political education coordinator of UOYDS. “We have been purposefully …

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White nationalists visit UO; don’t find any support

About 100 students came out to see two white nationalists in front of the EMU on Thursday morning. Jimmy Marr and an associate who only gave his first name, Chad, came to the University of Oregon campus to, “represent white nationalism in its true form and sense,” Chad said. “We …

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Knight Campus will affect Franklin Boulevard businesses

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is displacing businesses and could affect programs at the University of Oregon. After signing a lease for five more years and remodeling her restaurant, Usha Shaik was shocked when she got a phone call in October telling her she was going to have …

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Colt Lyerla sentenced to six months in jail

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was sentenced to six months in jail on Wednesday, court records show. Lyerla pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery after he was accused of using counterfeit $50 bills at stores in March. Washington County prosecutors added the forgery charges after Lyerla was arrested …

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Bridging the Gap event aims to further discussion of intimate partner violence prevention

“No matter what has happened to you, you’re not alone in this experience.” That is the message the University of Oregon’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education’s Student Directors McKenna O’Dougherty and Anjuli Chitkara want to deliver to attendees of the Bridging the Gap: Interpersonal Violence Research Symposium on Friday, April …

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Sustainability fair offers freebies for students

Worn Wear, Patagonia’s traveling outdoor gear repair company, will be on campus Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. alongside the University of Oregon’s own eco-conscious groups such as UO Zero Waste and the UO Outdoor Program. The group is offering free gear repairs to students all around the country …

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Faculty union wants to open a dialogue with President Schill

The University of Oregon community can send a postcard to their president this week. United Academics, the faculty union, is running a postcard campaign, asking students, staff and faculty to fill out cards that will be passed on to UO President Michael Schill. Every campus member has a card option. …

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A Quiet Win: (Mis)understanding student government

When ASUO elections began last week, the only campaign running had still not released its specific goals. When elections ended, 24 hours earlier than previous years, less than 4 percent of the student body had voted on the executive ballot. In last year’s election, in which three slates vied for …

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Oregon Governor advises against large tuition increases

Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a letter to the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission last week, stating that the HECC should not approve any tuition increases over 5 percent for public colleges. This could affect the proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase that the University of Oregon Board of Trustees approved …

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CityCrimeNews

Downtown dog ban pointed at rising trend of crime in the area

It’s the middle of the day and Caroline Cummings walks through downtown Eugene. She passes a group of men sitting on the sidewalk. As she approaches, they begin saying sexually explicit comments to her. The men’s dogs start to circle her. Cummings usually pretends to be on her phone to …

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CrimeNews

Campus-area stabbing under investigation, no arrest made

**UPDATE 12:38 p.m: UOPD released a more detailed crime alert, available here.  The University of Oregon sent an alert to students Saturday at 2:18 a.m., warning of an armed suspect near parking lot 16 by the intersection of 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street. UO sent an “all clear” message at …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: UO takes the romance out of languages, UO For You wins a one-slate race

News reporter Max Thornberry joins Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone to go over this week’s most pressing stories: how the university’s proposed faculty cuts will hurt the Department of Romance Languages; the new sexual assault reporting policy gets passed by the Faculty Senate and UO For …

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HealthNews

Health center urges spring health after mumps case cleared in March

As the winter chill is replaced with spring sun, the possibility of illness is still prevalent, as the University of Oregon Health Center confirmed a case of mumps on campus in late March. The infected student contracted mumps off-campus and has since been cleared of the illness.  Though campus appears …

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In historic unopposed election, Amy Schenk is elected 2017-18 ASUO president

On Thursday evening, Amy Schenk was elected to serve as 2017-18 ASUO president, with her unopposed campaign members winning all positions on the student government’s senate and executive, excluding one position because of a ballot error. “I cannot be thankful enough for the amount of support I got from students, …

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2017 ASUO Elections: A look at UO For You’s updated campaign promises

UO For You, the only campaign running in the student government elections this week, updated its platform on Tuesday, specifying ways its members plan to change campus. The voting period for candidates and ballot measures ends at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 13. The slate posted on its Facebook page Tuesday, …

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News

Senate praises new sexual assault reporting policy

Many senators were elated with the new policy for sexual violence complaints that passed unanimously at the faculty senate meeting Wednesday. The Student Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Complaint and Response policy was created to improve how the university responds to sexual harassment and violence complaints. The policy was …

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CrimeNews

Man arrested outside Campbell Club on marijuana DUI suspicion

Eugene Police arrested a man in the alley next to the Campbell Club today around 3 p.m. At least three cop cars surrounded the building. According to EPD, an arrest took place after police cars followed a driver who failed to yield to police and exited the vehicle with a knife on his belt. …

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Crime

Eugene Police: Burglars are stealing MacBooks from sleeping UO students

The Eugene Police Department warned of a “rash” of recent burglaries near campus in a news release Tuesday morning. According to EPD, there have been six burglaries in the past month, all of which occurred while sleeping UO students were home. The most recent string occurred on April 7, in …

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UO student dies in Hamilton Hall on Saturday

A freshman University of Oregon student died in her dorm room in Hamilton Hall on Saturday evening. She was 18 years old, according to UOPD. The Lane County Medical Examiner has not yet determined a cause of death. The student lived in the Spiller wing of Hamilton. Her death is …

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OSPIRG ballot measure gives power to students

Correction: The Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee has seven members, not five as stated before. OSPIRG, a student rights group, has a measure on the annual ASUO elections ballot that University of Oregon students can vote on this week. The measure gives students a chance to decide for themselves whether to fund …

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Goodbye Instructor. Hello Research: Faculty cut to make room for research

Correction: A previous version of this story stated that 31 non-tenured faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences were not renewed. The correct number is 21 non-tenured faculty members and 10 staff members. Twenty-one non-tenured faculty members and 10 staff members in the College of Arts and Sciences …

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