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Q&A: Tanya Brown, sister to murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, talks about domestic violence, O.J. TV shows and college athletics

Tanya Brown is the author of two books and a motivational speaker on domestic violence and life skills. On May 10, she’ll be speaking at the Womenspace 40th anniversary dinner. Brown is the younger sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was the center of one of America’s biggest murder crimes involving …

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A Republican reality: Being red on a blue campus

Students trickle into an empty classroom and shed their jackets, revealing their T-shirts. One shows a rainbow campaign logo stating “Make America great and Gay again,” and others walk in wearing bright red Make America Great Again hats. Many compliment their friends’ regalia as it is uncloaked, and a few …

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In Her Shoes event sees women and men walking in heels to raise awareness about domestic violence, hosted by AXO

Around 150 students gathered in the EMU Amphitheater in the Sunday sun. Men donned high heels and everyone danced to Beyoncé. Alpha Chi Omega hosted the third annual In Her Shoes event to raise awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. Participants walked a mile around the University of Oregon …

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University signs understanding with Native tribes

The nine federally recognized Native Tribes of Oregon and the University of Oregon signed a memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon in the university’s Many Nations Longhouse. UO and the tribes have been working on the understanding for the last three years. “I believe this is a historic day for UO …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Manzil Midrash and more faculty cuts

It is Saturday, May 6.  Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Sararosa Davies and Craig Wright discuss this week’s biggest news stories: Tuesday was the 69th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and Israeli and Palestinian students are talking about their …

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300 high school students march with MEChA for the annual Raza Unida Youth Conference

Around 300 high school students marched through University of Oregon campus as part of the annual Raza Unida Youth Conference. They chanted phrases like, “El pueblo, unido, jamás será vencido,” (the town united will never be divided) and “Migration is beautiful.” The conference is an all-day event organized by MEChA …

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MEChA cautions cultural sensitivity in wake of ‘Cinco de Drinko’ party at Baylor

Veronica Fernandez-Alvarado planned for Friday, May 5 to be a normal night out with her friends to relax after a long week. She changed her mind after she realized it was Cinco de Mayo, and decided to stay home in order to avoid the cultural insensitivity. “It’s just so insulting …

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Updated: Former Ducks player Colt Lyerla escapes from corrections center

Update 3:38 p.m: Lyerla was apprehended and taken to the hospital after police were called to a private residence to respond to a drug overdose, Hillsboro police say. ****** Colt Lyerla, former Ducks tight end, escaped from custody out of Washington County Corrections Center yesterday, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Lyerla triggered …

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Scammers attempt to steal money through fraudulent career center job postings

Some postings on the UO Career Center website appear to be defrauding students in a scam that could cause them to owe their banks money after cashing checks from various employers. The scam causes students to deposit checks given to them by people claiming to be their employers. The employer …

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West Eugene Burger King robbed by two masked men, workers forced into a freezer

The Register-Guard has reported that two masked men robbed the Burger King on 2777 W. 11th Ave at around 5:20 a.m. on Thursday. According to police, the men forced the employees at gunpoint into the freezer and left with money. One man was described as white, 30 years old, 5’7″ and medium build, …

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UO Catering’s exclusive contract creates issues for some student groups

When it comes to special dietary requests, no group on campus knows the feeling better than the Jewish community. Student groups who want to observe religious events like Passover are met with a challenge: there’s no Kosher certified kitchen to serve their events on campus. Despite not being Kosher certified, …

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Building dialogue at Manzil Midrash: a meeting of the minds

Most University of Oregon students never cross military checkpoints or narrowly miss suicide bombs, but for some, the violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can’t be escaped — even when living 7,000 miles away. Students gathered in the EMU Amphitheater on Tuesday to celebrate Israel’s 69th Independence Day at the Israel …

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Suspect still at large following motorcycle chase and hours long search

Following a high-speed motorcycle chase through Eugene Wednesday evening, a suspect in a possible assault is still on the loose. Four different law enforcement agencies chased a man on a motorcycle throughout Eugene, passing by campus on Hilyard Street. Eugene Police, Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sherrif’s Office …

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Updated: Police chase motorcyclist through Eugene

Update 11:49 p.m: Law enforcment officers have left the area; say that the operation is done. Lieutenant Jennifer Bills with the Lane County Sheriffs Office could not immediately confirm if an arrest was made. Update 11:39 p.m: Law enforcement officers are in a standoff with the suspect in South Eugene, …

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From India to Maryland to Oregon: Meet UO’s new provost

Jayanth Banavar wants to do everything he can to improve the lives of students as the new provost and senior vice president of the University of Oregon. Starting in July, Banavar will be taking over the spot of Scott Coltrane as the provost of UO. Banavar is currently the Dean …

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Carnival offers international students taste of domestic culture

The International Student Association is hosting a carnival and giving away cotton candy in front of Knight Library. The carnival is part of I-Week. “We wanted to do something fun that would get everybody instantly involved,” Derek Bishop, director of International Week said. “We thought a carnival was good because, …

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Students react as beloved FHS professor loses his position

In a cost-cutting move last week, the College of Education notified professor Kevin Alltucker that his hours were being reduced, making him decide to leave his job at the University of Oregon. Alltucker was technically not laid off, he said. He has been part-time for the past 13 years but has …

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Faculty start online petition to save Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Faculty of the University of Oregon’s substance abuse counseling program are petitioning to save their program after UO announced its termination last Wednesday. The online petition currently has 377 of its 500-signature goal. The Wednesday announcement from the college of education calls for cutting the Substance Abuse Prevention Program in fall …

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Bicycle Month celebrates bicycling, cautions riders

As the spring weather rolls in, so does the newly minted Bike Month, beginning today, May 1. A group called We Bike Eugene is hosting over 30 bike rides and events around the city this month. Today, the city is holding an open house to discuss Eugene’s future Bike Share program, …

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International Student Association gives away bubble tea

International Week kicked off with free small bubble tea in the EMU amphitheater. As soon as the table was set up, a line stretched into the 13th Avenue and University Street intersection. Every day this week, the International Student Association will host at least one event to “integrate international and …

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: What happened and what comes next

One in five women will be sexually assaulted while they are attending college in the U.S., according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. This indicates that 3,250 women at the University of Oregon will suffer some kind of sexual abuse in four years of school. About 300 community …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

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UO journalism school lays off five non-tenured faculty

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication has laid off five non-tenured instructors as part of the university’s effort to cut costs in the face of a budget shortfall. Juan-Carlos Molleda, the dean of the SOJC, did not renew the contracts of two visiting assistant professors, as well …

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UO cuts drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, 18 jobs

Next school year, UO will eliminate its Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which offers classes on substance abuse counseling. A letter sent by the UO College of Education yesterday told faculty that the Substance Abuse Prevention Program will be slashed because of the quality of instruction, rigor of the curriculum and enrollment …

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Take Back the Night march aims to raise awareness about sexual assault

Before coming to the United States, UO graduate Seela Sankei, from Nairobi City, Kenya, was unable to openly protest and use her voice against the sexual violence occurring against women in her country. Sankei marched with about 300 others in the University of Oregon’s 39th annual Take Back the Night …

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The Solidarity Project starts conversations about sexual assault

Kneeling on a plank to protect her jeans from the muddy grass, Adriana Austin scrawls a message of hope for survivors of sexual assault. The Solidarity Project offers students at the University of Oregon a chance to do the same. “I stopped by because I think there’s not a lot …

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Students will now have to declare a major as sophomores

Beginning next year, the University of Oregon will require students to declare a major by spring term of their sophomore year, the UO Faculty Senate decided Wednesday. Students can currently declare a major at any point in their college career – including their senior year. Now, full-time students will be …

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UO students plan ‘die-in’ Friday to protest war in Syria

On Friday afternoon, student protesters will lie down, imitating dead bodies, in the street on the corner of University Street and 13th Avenue to protest the war in Syria. The protesters, beginning at 2:30 p.m., will attempt to disrupt the foot traffic that is usually dense in that area. This …

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UO sends mistaken admissions emails, becomes subject of Twitter jokes

In an apparent mix up, University of Oregon Admissions sent a round of emails Tuesday afternoon congratulating people who didn’t apply to the school on their acceptance to UO. The emails read, “Dear xxx: Congratulations on your acceptance to University of Oregon! May 1 is just days away and we …

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