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Bean Hall: The end of a dirty legacy

“You lived in Bean? I’m sorry.” For all its perceived flaws, Bean Hall’s tiny rooms and concrete walls have housed decades of University of Oregon students. Although the east-campus residence hall will begin a two-year renovation this summer, many residents will remember Bean’s old halls with both fondness and resentment. …

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Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded handgun at Hub residents

A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a crowd of people at the Hub on Campus apartments after midnight on Friday. According to Eugene Police, two officers responded to the apartments after reports of a trespasser. When the officers arrived, “a group of more than 10 …

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Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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UOPD stop student labor activists handing free pizza to dining hall employees

Update (Feb. 10, 2017 2:58 p.m.): This article has been updated with a statement from the UOPD on why the protesters were removed, and the department that made the complaint.  University of Oregon police stopped students from handing out free pizza to dining hall workers on Wednesday. The students were protesting …

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Board of Trustees to vote on $7 million GSH lawsuit settlement

The University of Oregon has reached a settlement agreement, pending Board of Trustees approval, with the two contractors and architectural firm it sued last March for the allegedly poor construction of Global Scholars Hall. After more than 18 months of legal work and “extensive mediation,” the parties came to the settlement …

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Water in Bean and Hamilton halls now safe to consume

Water in Bean and Hamilton halls is now safe to drink and cook with, according to an email sent to residents from University Housing on Oct. 4. “You may now use all bathroom sinks for cooking and teeth brushing, in addition to washing in Bean Hall. You may also use …

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Regional labor union protests UO over potential residence hall construction contract

A group of labor union members have peacefully rallied against the University of Oregon in front of Domino’s on Franklin Boulevard for at least 14 days. The group’s sign reads: “Shame on University of Oregon – Labor Dispute.” A.J. Indell, a member of Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, said …

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Tenants at The Andy apartment complex warned not to use their balconies

The Andy apartment complex, located blocks away from campus, warned tenants today not to use their balconies because of safety issues. “To all tenants: Please do not use your balconies until further notice. Thank you for your full cooperation,” read an email sent to residents. Notices were also posted on …

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Law student and UO employee sue university after living in house with lead-based paint

A University of Oregon affiliated couple is suing the university for failing to maintain an habitable living environment for its tenants, according to a court document. UO law student Shannon Wilhite and UO Greenhouse Manager Brian Dykstra filed a lawsuit on Sept. 8 accusing the university of failing “to abate a lead-based …

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Evans Scholarship house opens at University of Oregon

The Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing scholarships to golf caddies from underprivileged families, has opened a chapter house at the University of Oregon. The house, located at 1910 University St., is now home to 30 Evans scholars. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on caddying record, academic …

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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 continues to work on fixing lead-tainted faucets in residence halls on move-in day

University of Oregon continues to work on water fixtures with elevated lead levels in four residence halls as 2,510 students moved in Sept. 22. The results of the high lead levels in fixtures in Walton, Barnhart, Hamilton and Bean halls became available on Sept. 14, according to an email to residents …

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Water in four residence halls affected with high levels of lead

Elevated lead levels were found in the water of at least four residence halls, including Barnhart, Walton, Hamilton and Bean Halls, UO Housing Director Michael Griffel said via email to residents on Sept. 14. More than 20 percent of tested fixtures have elevated lead levels, according to the email. Griffel encourages …

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Eugene Property Manager Terry Shockley to serve 51 months for wire fraud

Terry Shockley, a Eugene real estate manager charged with two counts of wire fraud, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of probation, according to the Register-Guard. The U.S. District Court in Eugene also ordered Shockley to pay $4.5 million to his former clients. Shockley pled guilty to …

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When students leave town, others are left with their mess

As students moved out of the residence halls at the end of the school year, the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste program brought together a team of volunteers to ensure that unwanted items wouldn’t end up in the landfill. In just one week, a team of 36 volunteers contributed 170 hours …

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UO in pursuit for sustainable buildings

Since 2006, the University of Oregon has adopted the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and their requirements as the standard for all large projects, according to the Campus Planning and Design website. LEED has several classifications depending on how sustainable the building is Terri Jones, the LEED representative for the university said. …

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UO to build new building for career services and advising

A new building is in the works for the University of Oregon and will serve as an integrated center for career services and academic advising. The building, named Tykeson Hall, will have four major components: core curriculum classrooms designated for subjects such as math and writing, general advising, experiential learning …

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Chapman Hall renovation hopes to better support Honors College

Chapman Hall will undergo its first major renovation since 1939 to make the building more user friendly. The Chapman Hall renovation starts in December 2016. Students and faculty of the Robert D. Clark Honors College will relocate throughout the summer of 2016. a The project’s intent is to make Chapman a place to better support …

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UO’s Global Scholars Hall construction lawsuit continues over a year later

Just over a year ago, the University of Oregon filed a lawsuit over design faults in the concrete foundation of Global Scholars Hall. The UO is suing the firms associated with the building’s construction, which finished over five years ago. Chief among the firms is Hoffman Construction, an Oregon contracting …

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Resident halls without fire sprinklers leave students feeling unsafe

When Marie Shimizu first found out her residence hall doesn’t have fire sprinklers installed, she said she felt shocked and angry. “I remember I was upset over that fact all night,” she said. Shimizu transferred to the University of Oregon this fall to pursue a major in international studies. She …

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New online platform, uCribs grows relationships with local property management

As spring term starts the search for off campus housing begins. Students will find themselves shuffling for days on Craigslist, Facebook and other sites trying to find the perfect apartment, sometimes with limited options. “I used Craigslist as a last resort to find an apartment to sublease after my term …

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Federal government files federal charges against Eugene Rentals’ former owner

The U.S. District Court in Eugene filed criminal charges on Wednesday against Terry Shockley, the owner of Eugene Rentals property management company, The Register-Guard reported. The complaint tries to seize any assets Shockley may have collected and charges him of two counts of wire fraud. It alleges that Shockley has collected …

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ASUO set to vote on housing resolution against impending mandatory housing requirement

ASUO Senate will vote on a resolution against the on-campus living requirement this week. “We want to make sure we do it right,” Senator Andrew Dunn said. “The resolution is about a serious policy at the university, so we want to make solid arguments that show we care.” University Housing Director …

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2017’s freshman class will be required to live in dorms. Here’s why students think that’s wrong.

Freshman Jacob Armas was valedictorian of his Medford, Oregon, high school and received a Pathway Oregon scholarship to cover his tuition at the University of Oregon. The only catch: the scholarship wouldn’t cover the cost of housing. So his choice to live on campus in a residence hall meant he …

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Chipotle closes for food safety training day

It has been a few weeks since Chipotle opened in the EMU, and it doesn’t look like the line has slowed down since the gate lowered to reveal the rusty red menus. The vendor sat behind a grate as the grand opening dates were postponed time and time again. Dan …

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EMU construction nears final stages

After more than two years of planning and labor, construction in the Erb Memorial Union is nearing it’s final stages for the term. The project is set to have a grand opening at the beginning of fall 2016. Construction is set to conclude at the end of May, but EMU …

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Senators make progress with housing resolution, plan to vote on issue next week

We went to the ASUO senate meeting so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senators finalizing housing resolution language, possible vote next week Senators Max Burns, Andrew Dunn and Zach Rentschler have continued working on the housing resolution that was introduced last week. The senators have …

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Senators rally against impending mandatory housing policy

Senate pushes against impending mandatory on-campus housing policy Senate approved the formation of a working group to address concerns surrounding possible mandatory housing for first-year students. Senator Max Burns said this new policy will create gentrification on campus and will put low-income students at a disadvantage. Burns said the University …

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New central kitchen and woodshop to open this spring

The new 22,000 square foot central kitchen and woodshop will allow for larger quantities of food to be prepared at a time and the use of more local and fresh products in dishes.






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Which resident halls have the most student conduct violations?

Student Conduct Violations are handed out numerous times over the year in all dorms across campus. However, two kinds of citations are much more common than any other ones. Noise complaints and liquor/drug violations. “Noise is actually our most frequently seen violation, which is a not really a surprise when …

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