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Noah DeWitt had an ‘indescribable way with words,’ search ranged from Portland to Ashland

For Joan Zivi, her son’s story ended the night of the disappearance. That’s when she says her 24-year-old son, a University of Oregon graduate and former editor of The Oregon Voice, must have died. He had to. Zivi knows that if her son lived past that night, he would have …

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Tripped fire alarm forces students out of rec center temporarily

At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 22, a tripped fire alarm in the Student Recreation Center that forced students out of the building. Twenty-five minutes later, students were able to re-enter. Taylor Sharman, supervisor at the Rec, confirmed there were no injuries and the Rec had reopened. Multiple things could have …

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Oregon House of Representatives passes a bill to protect sexual assault survivors’ privacy

The Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 3476 on April 13 to help protect the confidentiality of communications between sexual assault survivors and their advocates. The bill was, in part, a response to the controversial request and release of a University of Oregon student’s counseling records while the university was preparing …

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University of Chicago law school dean Michael Schill is the UO’s newest president

Michael H. Schill is the University of Oregon’s next president. The UO’s board of trustees confirmed the appointment, which was first reported by Willamette Week, during its emergency meeting on April 14. “This is an opportunity to make a difference,”Schill said at an April 14 press conference. “This is an opportunity …

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Board of trustees calls emergency meeting to discuss, possibly select UO’s next president

The University of Oregon may have a new president later today. The board of trustees called an emergency meeting Tuesday morning, which a release from the university’s department of communications indicates will be a discussion and selection of the new president. The meeting will be held in room 403 of the …

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UO denies Oregonian’s report on counseling center records policy, privacy concerns

The Oregonian previously reported that UO administrators weakened safeguards to access student counseling records. The UO denies this report.

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Concert review: ODESZA’s funky vibe pulsated through McDonald Theatre all night

We were surrounded by people from every angle. There was pushing from the front and the back as fans tried to make their way to the front of the stage, waiting for the main show to start. The lights flashed and the crowd roared. Phones flew out of pockets, and …

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Possible sixth student diagnosed with meningococcemia

Officials are looking into a possible new case of meningococcemia at the UO, which would be the sixth since January.

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The legacy Dave Frohnmayer left at the University of Oregon

Dave Frohnmeyer, who passed away on March 9, was the University of Oregon’s president from 1994-2009. He influenced many programs, including the athletic department and the law school.

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Dahlia Bazzaz selected as 2015-2016 Emerald Media Group editor-in-chief

Dahlia Bazzaz has been selected as the 2015-2016 Emerald Media Group editor-in-chief. Dahlia is currently the senior correspondent for community news at Emerald Media Group. She interned at OPB under the Snowden internship program last summer, and was a news reporter at KWVA, the University of Oregon campus radio station …

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Celebration of life for Dave Frohnmayer set for March 21 at Matt Knight Arena, 2 p.m.

The celebration of life for Dave Frohnmayer comes 12 days after he died at the age of 74 in his sleep. He had been battling prostate cancer since 2009.

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Former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer has passed away at 74

Dave Frohnmayer was the University of Oregon’s president from 1994 to 2009. He also served as the state of Oregon’s attorney general from 1981 until 1991.

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University of Oregon drops sexual assault counterclaim amid public outcry

The University of Oregon has dropped its counterclaim against the lawsuit filed by a student alleging that men’s basketball coach Dana Altman and other administrators acted negligently in recruiting Brandon Austin.

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University files response to lawsuit of survivor of alleged sexual assault

In a legal response earlier this afternoon, the University of Oregon denied allegations made against it in a lawsuit filed in January by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault by three men’s basketball players. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that the University of Oregon and men’s …

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Oregon State pledges to "go green" in support for the Ducks in the College Football Playoff Championship game

In honor of its in-state rival university advancing to the College Football Playoff Championship Game Monday, Oregon State University has pledged to “go green” for the day by lighting its corridors with green lights, and hosting a watch party for students to attend. The Daily Barometer, OSU’s campus paper, asked …

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University of Oregon looks to bring in $2 billion with capital campaign

This year, the University of Oregon is embarking on the most ambitious public fundraising campaign the state has ever seen. In October, the UO announced a $2 billion campaign — its third public fundraising campaign since 1992. The other two campaigns pale in comparison— the 1992-1998 goal was set at $150 million, …

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Fans gather with Good Morning America to support ducks in first ever College Football Playoff Championship

“Let’s go ducks! Let’s go ducks! Let’s go ducks!” Enthusiastic students and fans gathered in front of Lillis business complex early Monday morning to show support for the ducks live on Good Morning America in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship game. The Ducks (ranked No. 2) take on the Ohio …

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Scott Coltrane responds to lawsuit filed against university and Dana Altman regarding sexual assault

University of Oregon Interim President Scott Coltrane said that the allegations in a lawsuit filed Thursday against the university and head basketball coach, Dana Altman are untrue. The suit, filed by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault committed by three UO basketball players in March, claims that the plaintiff’s …

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UO, Dana Altman sued by survivor of alleged sexual assault

The survivor of an alleged sexual assault by three University of Oregon basketball players filed a lawsuit against the school and head coach Dana Altman, first reported by The Register-Guard. The suit filed Thursday with the US District Court in Eugene claims that the survivor’s federal civil rights were violated when the UO recruited …

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SOJC faculty remembers Mark Lewis

Those who worked with Mark Lewis remember him fondly. “Mark was always ‘out there’ — part rasping pirate, part mischievous elf, part bawdy uncle, with a dash of Santa Claus,” School of Journalism and Communication instructor Mike Thoele said. “He lived a life that was on display, the perfect mirror …

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Top headlines from 2014 at UO

Sexual assault. Student workers on strike. Mariota. Heisman. These and other things propelled University of Oregon into the state and national spotlight in 2014. As the university inched further away from complete state control and a new governing Board of Trustees was introduced, the school has been looking more and more …

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UO SOJC loses instructor Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, a journalism instructor at the University of Oregon, died on Sunday night. Lewis spent over 40 years in the entertainment industry. He won two Emmy Awards for his show, Word Pictures for WTTW that was filmed in Chicago and Lewis’s performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Lewis taught presentation skills …

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UO community pays tribute to late SOJC instructor Mark Lewis

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GTFF strike affects undergrads as finals week begins

Freshman Mack Veltman has been working on a paper for his journalism class for a month. However, when Veltman turned the essay in on Wednesday, Dec. 3 after the GTFF strike had begun, his J201 professor announced that the essays would only be graded if the strike ended. For many …

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GTFs will continue to strike into finals week after another unsuccessful mediation

After continuing mediation today, the University of Oregon administration and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation have failed to reach an agreement. GTFs have been picketing since the strike began on Tuesday and they will continue to strike into finals week, which begins on Monday, Dec. 8. The GTFF has been striking since Tuesday …

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The Diversity Deficit: UO struggles to retain faculty of color

The University of Oregon has had a hard time recruiting faculty of color, particularly when compared to its peers in the Association of American Universities.

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Q&A: UO Board of Trustees chair Chuck Lillis on the role of the board and future of the univeristy

Chuck Lillis is the chairman for the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees. Lillis grew up in Kansas City and has his bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from the University of Washington, and went on to receive his doctorate from the UO. He has spent years in business academia as the former dean …

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Get lost in Eugene’s downtown ‘Barmuda Triangle’

For seasoned Eugenians, the downtown bar scene is synonymous with its namesake: The Barmuda Triangle. It’s a relatively small area that’s easy to get lost in and you’ll likely lose part of your evening as well. The guide below should help you navigate the infamous area without trepidation. Jameson’s Bar …

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UO receives $10 million to fund College of Arts and Sciences’ building

The College of Arts and Sciences is $10 million closer to having its own home. The university’s Around the O blog announced the donation from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson on Wednesday afternoon. The college is responsible for 49 of the university’s undergraduate programs and nearly 60 percent of undergraduate degrees every …

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University of Oregon’s Sexual Assault Review Panel meets for the second time

The Sexual Assault Review Panel met for the second time this Tuesday in the Lillis Business Complex at 12:30 p.m., to hear public comment regarding solutions to sexual assault on campus. Three speakers voiced plausible solutions to the issue, ranging from gaining support of the most influential men on campus …

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