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17-year-old prospective UO student and parents died in Friday’s plane crash

One of the victims of Friday’s plane crash in Linn County was a prospective University of Oregon Student, John Zitting, 17, according to AroundtheO and an OregonLive article. His mother, Karen, and father, John, died in the crash along with pilot Mark Gregory Aletky, 67. The private plane crashed 10 miles …

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ASUO Podcast: External VP candidate Vickie Gimm

On this episode of the Daily Emerald’s ASUO Podcast, ASUO reporter Frankie Benitez speaks with external VP candidate Vickie Gimm about this year’s unusual election, her goals for next year and the role of external VP. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Remembering Prof. Alex Tizon and next week’s uncontested 2017 ASUO election

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Will Campbell and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: School of Journalism faculty reflect on how late School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon impacted their lives; the Emerald town hall event, featuring the 2017 ASUO election’s sole …

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Four found dead in plane crash north of Eugene

HARRISBURG, Ore. — Four people have been confirmed dead in a plane crash Friday morning near Harrisburg, about 10 miles north of Eugene, Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said. A small, single-engine plane crashed into an empty field off Peoria Road about a mile and a half north of Harrisburg just before 11 …

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Windstorm hits Eugene

A windstorm ripped through Eugene earlier today, damaging trees and power lines and causing power outages throughout town. A wind advisory is expected to continue until 5 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. There will be rainfall, as well as winds that are expected to be around 26 mph, …

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Unprecedented: Getting to Know UO For You

ASUO has an annual budget of approximately $16 million and only one slate is in the running to take control of these funds next year. On Tuesday, the Emerald hosted a town hall meeting with Presidential Candidate Amy Schenk and Internal Vice Presidential Candidate Tess Mor from the UO For …

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UO-themed motorbikes and beards: Campus police have a new style

In an effort to be more approachable, University of Oregon police patrols are sporting “O” emblazoned green-and-black motorbikes and beards. The Register-Guard reports that since last week, the UOPD have, for the first time, included motorcycles to its patrol force, bringing in two 2016 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycles. It has …

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Police foot chase leads to Duck Store arrest Wednesday morning

Eugene Police arrested a man in the Duck Store on 13th Avenue today for Harassment and Trespassing 2. Police received a calling saying that Craig Thomas Ortiz, 56, trespassed and harassed someone on E. 16th Avenue at 9:09 a.m. Ortiz was in the university parking lot behind Taylor’s when police confronted him. …

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ASUO candidates discuss their goals and challenges in town hall

Candidates on the ASUO campaign slate UO For You answered questions at a public town hall on April 4 in the EMU. The town hall replaced the usual ASUO election debate because UO For You is the only slate running this year. The slate is composed of Presidential Candidate Amy …

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The New Face of the UOPD: Fourth time’s the charm

The last three University of Oregon Police Department chiefs left before fulfilling their contracts. After the latest chief — Carolyn McDermed — retired unexpectedly, UOPD began the search for a replacement for the fourth time in a decade. Last September, the University of Oregon hired Matthew Carmichael as chief of …

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SOJC faculty share stories on how Professor Alex Tizon changed their lives during memorial service

University of Oregon journalism faculty spoke about Professor Alex Tizon as a mentor and journalist who changed the lives of those around him. UO School of Journalism held a memorial on Tuesday for Tizon, who died in his Eugene home on March 23. Students, faculty and staff gathered at 5 …

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Emerald story wins national investigative reporting award

The Emerald’s 2016 investigation of former Oregon tight end Pharoah Brown won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for student reporting at a small paper, IRE announced Tuesday. Written by Kenny Jacoby, Jarrid Denney and Cooper Green, the story revealed that Brown was accused of three separate violent incidents during …

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A gas leak has been reported at Klamath Hall

UPDATE 1:36 p.m.: The University notified students that no actual gas leak was present and that Eugene Springfield Fire Department is allowing Klamath Hall to resume operation. UPDATE 1:29 p.m.: Alarms throughout Klamath Hall have been turned off and students have been let back into classrooms. An all clear message …

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Memorial for Alex Tizon set for Tuesday, April 4

A memorial gathering for professor Alex Tizon will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Allen Hall atrium on Tuesday, April 4. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and UO assistant professor died on March 23 at age 57 due to medical causes, according to Eugene police. No further information was …

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Former Duck Colt Lyerla arrested for heroin possesion one month after felony drug conviction

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla was arrested for heroin possession and forgery Monday. He is currently being held at the Washington County Jail. Two weeks ago, Lyerla was sentenced to 18 months probation after his conviction in a 2016 heroin possession case in Washington County. Conditions of his probation include …

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Your six pack will cost 30 cents more starting April 1

Oregon is increasing its bottle and can deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents per container on April 1. The increase is a state order based on a decreasing number of bottle and can returns in 2014 and 2015. After a decreasing numbers of can and bottle returns over the …

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“Always there for us” – Students and faculty remember Alex Tizon

Correction: A previous version of this article said Tizon was 58. He was 57. University of Oregon journalism senior Shirley Chan wanted to end her time in college with a full circle: have her last class be taught by the same professor who taught her first course at the journalism …

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Pulitzer prize-winning School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon dies at 57

This article has been updated to include a statement by Juan-Carlos Molleda, the dean of the UO Journalism School, which was in an SOJC website post. The article now also includes information that the Eugene police have found Alex Tizon’s death to be of medical causes and not suspicious. Correction: A previous version …

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Podcast: Winter term news wrap-up

The biggest University of Oregon news stories from winter 2017 term are unearthed and recapitulated by senior news reporter Max Thornberry in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. These stories include: why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech ended early; the tuition increase affecting all students starting fall 2017; UO student dining …

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UO releases findings of athletic department free speech investigation

***This story has been updated to include comments from athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon concluded its investigation of potential free speech policy violations by the athletic department this week. The investigation found that the athletic department did nothing illegal, but could improve its media relations in …

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Running unopposed: one ballot, one candidate

Imagine a U.S. presidential election with only one presidential candidate and one party running. That is what this year’s ASUO elections are going to look like. Only one slate — ASUO’s version of a political party — is running in this election. Students can either vote for Amy Schenk and …

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Podcast: ASUO winter wrap-up

Franziska Monahan and Francisca Benitez go over some of the biggest stories around ASUO this term, including the ASUO’s denial of Club Sports’ funding request and the appointment of the new Senate president and treasurer, and offer a preview of the upcoming ASUO election. This episode was produced by Franziska …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: A&AA’s new name, law school’s new dean, Lane County’s new smoking law

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the three biggest stories from week ten of winter term: The university faculty senate voted on Wednesday to rename and restructure the School of Architecture and Allied Arts to the “College …

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Eugene police to increase DUII patrol presence during and after St. Paddy’s Day weekend

Eugene police will increase the number of officers patrolling for drunk driving throughout the year, starting on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. On March 17, the Eugene Police Department posted on its Facebook page that DUII patrols will “be staffed above and beyond the normal strength” during St. Patrick Day weekend. The statement also read that, …

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Duck Days attracts prospects near and far

Duck Days attracted people far and wide as every available spot was filled Friday afternoon. Students and their families milled around the EMU Green, visiting tables set up by an array of campus groups. The campus recruiting program is designed to bring high school juniors and seniors to campus. Friday’s was …

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ASUO Senate grants $85K from surplus in senate meeting

Today was the last ASUO senate meeting before spring break and the end of winter term. Eleven organizations requested money, with eight transfer requests and five funds requests from surplus. Senate passed all requests during the over two-hour meeting. $85,175 was granted from surplus in total. The Black Student Union requested …

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Senate votes to support renaming the School of A&AA

The name of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is on track to be changed to the College of Design. At a university faculty senate meeting on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the EMU, senators voted to support the proposal by the School of A&AA to …

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Jack Pitcher selected as the Emerald’s 2017-18 Editor in Chief

Emerald Media Group’s Board of Directors has selected Jack Pitcher as the Emerald’s 2017-18 Editor in Chief. He will begin the position in June. Pitcher has worked with the Emerald as a senior news reporter since September 2016. He started as a copy editor before moving into his position on the news desk. Pitcher …

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Lane County changes minimum age to buy tobacco

If you’re under 21 in Lane County, starting next month, you won’t be able to buy tobacco or tobacco-related products. Lane County commissioners raised the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 on Tuesday. They passed the ordinance 3-2, intending for the new minimum age to stop some …

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Snacks and more to de-stress during dead week in the amphitheater

Student Mental Health Advocates are in the EMU Amphitheater today from 12 to 5 p.m. handing out snacks, coffee, tea and free Stress Less Kits to students. The event is a part of the winter term Stress Less event going on all week. The event is designed to help students …

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