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UO files motion to dismiss third amended complaint in lawsuits filed by former Oregon basketball players

The University of Oregon issued its latest response to the lawsuits filed by three former Oregon basketball players on Friday, Dec. 2, court documents show. Plaintiffs Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson had filed lawsuits against UO claiming their due process rights under the 14th Amendment were violated when they …

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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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UO holds active shooter training in wake of Ohio State attack

The University of Oregon held an active shooter training for staff and students at the EMU on Wednesday, two days after a student attacked and injured 11 at Ohio State University. The training was intended to develop a safer campus by teaching staff and students how to watch for warning …

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Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown accused of three acts of violence since October 2014

Oregon senior tight end Pharaoh Brown has been accused of three acts of violence off the field since October 2014, an investigation by the Emerald has revealed. Brown is one of the most well-known figures on the Ducks football team and University of Oregon campus. A redshirt senior and NFL …

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Austin Maloata dismissed after arrest for DUII, reckless driving and unlawful possession of methamphetamine

UPDATE 11:51 a.m.: Maloata was released from jail at 10:51 a.m. Lane County Jail said it was “capacity-based release.” He is due to appear in court on Nov. 29 at 8:30 a.m. — UPDATE 11:22 a.m.: Eugene Police Department provided additional details of Austin Maloata’s arrest. — Defensive lineman Austin Maloata …

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GTFF speaks out against alleged drugging at campus bars

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation released a statement earlier this week condemning the actions of a Taylor’s Bar and Grill bartender accused of drugging the drinks of four women. “These actions are abhorrent,” the letter reads. “The actions of a single bartender are not an isolated incident, rather, they reveal the broader …

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Four reports of on-campus rape listed in UOPD Clery crime log

Four cases of rape have appeared on the University of Oregon Police Department Clery Crime Log since Oct. 30. According to UOPD Public Information Officer Kelly McIver, three of the four incidents occurred last month, on Oct. 11, Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. The fourth was from 2013, but was …

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Update: Oregon lineman Eddie Heard pleads ‘not guilty’ to assault and harassment charges

UPDATE: 1:41 p.m. Thursday — Eddie Heard pleaded “not guilty” to misdemeanor charges of harassment and assault in the fourth degree during his arraignment at Lane County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon. Heard is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 8. *** UPDATE: 11:09 a.m. Thursday — According to UO Police’s summary of the …

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Taylor’s Bar & Grill bartender under investigation for drugging customers’ drinks

Editor’s note: This article has been revised to more accurately reflect the source of the information reported. A Taylor’s Bar & Grill bartender is under investigation after being accused by five women of tampering with their drinks between May and October, the Register-Guard reported Thursday. The University of Oregon Police …

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UO student pleads not guilty to strangulation charge

According to EPD dispatch log, three officers responded to the call at 11:15 a.m and investigated. Yang was booked into the Lane County Jail on Oct.17. Court documents show he was released on Oct. 20.  Judge John Kilcullen ordered a “No Contact” count, and Yang has since taken up residence in …

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Eugene residents to rally against Eugene Police Department drug arrest

Eugene residents are organizing a rally at the 7 p.m. city council meeting today regarding an arrest Eugene Police Department made in the downtown Park Blocks on Friday. The Facebook page, “Speak Out Against Police Brutality,” says the group will rally before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Wayne Morse Free Speech …

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Former UO student pleads guilty to drug charges, but is found not responsible for fellow student’s death

A Lane County judge ruled Thursday that former University of Oregon student Kevin Christopher Post was not responsible for a fellow UO student’s drug overdose in 2014. Court documents show that during the sentencing hearing, the state alleged an aggravating factor: that “Mr. Post’s involvement in the delivery of substances, …

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UOPD Chief looks forward to improving campus engagement with students

Two months into his new position at the University of Oregon Police Department, Chief Matthew Carmichael said moving to Eugene was the right move. “We just do things different here … I was in Albertsons the other day, and we have Duck Tracks ice cream here, man,” Carmichael said. “I …

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Two drug-related cases reported at Taylor’s Bar and Grill in last three weeks

The University of Oregon Police Department is investigating two alleged cases of “causing another person to ingest a controlled substance” at Taylor’s Bar and Grill, according to the UOPD crime log. The first case was reported on Sept. 23; the second case was reported on Oct. 12. UOPD spokesman Kelly …

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Former UO student sentenced to five years for possession of child pornography

Former University of Oregon student Aryavong Aaron Khounlavouth has been sentenced to five years for viewing and exchanging child pornography. The 20-year-old reached a plea deal with prosecutors after pleading guilty to three counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree. He was initially held on 10 separate felony …

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Victim of Washington County youth offender attack near Autzen Stadium settles for $660,700

Washington County has settled with a Eugene woman who was a victim of attack and sexual assault after a Oregon football game in 2014. Her assaulter was a teen under the Washington County Juvenile Department’s supervision, the Oregonian reports. In the joint statement, the attorneys of both parties announced that the woman will …

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UOPD Ride Along: Officers deal with telephone harassment, gas leak report

Seventy crimes were reported to University of Oregon Police Department from Sept. 12 to Sept. 30, including 23 theft crimes and 16 crimes regarding a minor in possession of alcohol or providing alcohol to a minor. The Emerald went on a ride along with UOPD from 10 p.m. to 1 …

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UO student charged with two counts of assault

A University of Oregon student and former member of Beta Theta Pi has been charged with two counts of assault in the second and third degree, court documents show. Paarth Patel, majoring in business administration, was taken into custody by UOPD, according to court document. He has been released and …

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UO students cited by Eugene Police for unruly gathering

The Eugene Police Department cited a UO student and two former members of the disbanded Beta Theta Pi fraternity for hosting an unruly gathering late Thursday night, hours after move-in day. The party, located on block 500 of East 11th Avenue, was reported by neighbors around 12:30 a.m.  – two of the hosts were under …

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UOPD Ride Along on Game Day: A trip to Buckley Detox House

Thirty crimes were reported to UOPD from Sept. 2 to Sept. 11, eight of them were during Game Day against the University of Virginia. The Emerald went on a ride along with UOPD during the game from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. To monitor the crowd of 54,000 at a …

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Judge rules to not overturn suspension for UO student accused of sexual assault

A judge has ruled that the male University of Oregon student who was suspended for an alleged sexual assault on a female student will not be allowed back on campus fall term to finish his undergraduate degree, the Register-Guard reports. Lane County Circuit Judge Josephine Mooney rejected the male student’s request to …

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Federal judge dismisses lawsuits filed by three former basketball players against UO

** This post has been updated to reflect responses from the former players and their attorney Federal Judge Michael McShane of the district of Oregon dismissed multiple lawsuits Thursday, Sept. 8 filed by three former University of Oregon basketball players last year court documents show. All three players, Brandon Austin, Dominic …

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Male UO student accused of sexual assault seeks to overturn university suspension

A male student of University of Oregon is seeking to overturn the university’s decision to suspend him for an alleged sexual assault case in Lane County Court Sept. 6, the Register-Guard reports. The student, identified in court documents by the pseudonym “John Doe,” claimed that he was falsely accused of …

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Biweekly Crime Wrapup: A look into UOPD Friday night shift

Forty six cases of crime were reported to UOPD from Aug. 13 to Sept. 1, including 15 cases of warrant arrest and 19 cases of bike theft. The Emerald had a chance to witness a warrant arrest made on Sept. 2 in front of Barnhart Hall around 10:30 p.m. Eden Benson, a non …

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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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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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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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Eugene police body cameras to bring transparency, added costs

By Jordan Ingram The Eugene Police Department will receive $250,000 in city funds to match a federal grant to expand its body camera program as part of the City Council’s June 27 approved budget. But the EPD faces myriad fiscal challenges with a growing video monitoring system, according to department …

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Weekly Crime Wrap-up (07/11-07/18)

13 calls were reported to the University of Oregon Police Department during the week of July 11 to July 18. The most common calls were for bike theft, of which there were five. No arrests were made for these and all but one of the cases have been suspended. Three …

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Weekly Crime Wrap-up: Nine cases of theft reported to UOPD

Twenty-three crimes were reported to University of Oregon Police Department from July 2 to July 11. The most common crime was theft, with nine incidents reported within last week. Other notable crimes that happened in the campus area last week were possession of meth and heroin, two incidents of harassment …

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