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Does it matter if your professor is a Democrat?

In a lecture full of university students, political science professor and department head Craig Parsons occasionally needs to talk about Fascism, and even explain the ways Hitler inspired a country during World War II. In order to do so, he acts as if he sympathizes with fascism during a class …

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Arts & CultureOutdoorScene Guide

The Emerald Recommends: Summer in Eugene with and without a car

Eugene in the summertime: Students vacate campus, air conditioning is sacred and freedom reins for those remaining with few to no classes. Work and internships aside, the summer offers an invaluable opportunity to explore the local outdoors, try new things and have fun with friends. The one thing that changes …

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ASUONewsPolitics

ASUO Senate passes controversial pro-Palestinian resolution

The ASUO Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night in a 12-to-six vote to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a Palestinian-led movement. The resolution encourages the University of Oregon to boycott companies that proponents of the resolution say support the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  The resolution is available here. Over …

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News

UOPD bomb dog was brought to investigate a suspicious package in PLC today

University of Oregon students were alerted around 4:30 p.m. today that a suspicious package was found in PLC. Students were warned to stay away. UOPD Chief Matthew Carmichael said a faculty member in PLC reported the package to the police. UOPD officers initially responded but couldn’t determine what the package …

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Excessive levels of lead found in water in Fine Arts Building 125A

College of Design students, faculty and staff were warned today that unsafe levels of lead were found coming from a water fountain in Fine Arts Building 125 A. The warning email said temporary clean water stations will be provided. A map displaying water contamination levels around the UO shows there …

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Intertwined storytelling series helps connect the UO community through personal narratives

The University of Oregon hosted “Intertwined: Journeys,” a free storytelling event, on Thursday and Friday. The event included 11 storytellers — undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff — sharing stories of a journey they have made that had an impact on their lives. Intertwined is a UO production through …

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News

Here are the highlights from a day of conversations around activism in sports

At three different events throughout Tuesday, May 8, the University of Oregon hosted discussions about social activism in sports. People who have dedicated their lives to the world of sports talked about the growing tension that athletes, coaches and sports business professionals are creating through provocative uses of free speech. …

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News

Emerald board of directors selects Bill Kunerth as next president and publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Bill Kunerth will be the next president and publisher of Emerald Media Group, the Emerald’s board of directors announced Monday. He will begin July 1. EMG board chairman Ben Schorzman said Kunerth is someone who can be the face of the Emerald, mentor future students, and bring …

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News

EWEB unsure about cause of momentary power outage

Around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, the power went out across the University of Oregon’s campus. The power for stoplights around town was reported to be out as well as at major apartment complexes around the campus area, including 13th and Olive and 2125 Franklin. A spokesperson for Eugene Water and …

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News

A threat to UO faculty was resolved within hours Friday morning

Around 10 a.m. on Friday morning, Allen Hall building coordinator Tom Rozinski alerted students that someone had threatened a faculty member over finals grades. Sally Garner, an academic advisor in Allen Hall, said no police were in the building as of 10:30 a.m. She said that several staff, including herself, …

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CrimeNews

Monday bomb threat at UO determined to be not credible

The University of Oregon Police Department sent a campus-wide email Monday afternoon saying someone had sent an email about a bomb threat at the UO. The email from UOPD said that within the same day, police determined the threat was not credible and there was no danger to the campus …

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AcademicsNews

Freedom of Expression discussion reveals some students’ disappointment in UO administration

Gabriel Alvarez brought his pocket-sized constitution to a freedom of expression discussion hosted by the University of Oregon so that he could quote the first amendment if needed. “I came in with the impression that I might be silenced,” Alvarez said. “I see student speech silenced all around campus.” In …

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CrimeNews

School shooting threats hit Corvallis and Oregon, but not Eugene

A former Oregon State University student was arrested Tuesday after he had tweeted violent threats including, “Oregon State University campus going to get shot up.” A report by the Oregonian found that this was one of at least six arrests for threats of violence or shooting in Oregon since the …

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AdministrationNews

Schill supports 2.84% in-state tuition increase, may cut back cost of Honors College

University of Oregon President Michael Schill sent a campus-wide email on Friday describing his hope to reduce the cost of the honors college, add a $20-per-credit fee to undergraduate business classes and to continue with overall tuition increases for next year. Honors college students currently pay $4,194 more than standard …

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CrimeNews

Why UOPD did not alert students of a possible armed suspect near campus Sunday morning

Students were not alerted of a possible armed suspect in a pickup truck within a block of campus early Sunday morning. Although there was determined to be no threat after police arrived at the truck, some students wondered why there was no initial UO Alert text. UOPD spokesman Kelly McIver said that …

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Arts & Culture

La Jotera magazine reaches out to Latinx LGBTQIA members

The Multicultural Center filled with students on Thursday for a release party for “La Jotera,” the Latinx LGBTQIA magazine. As students enjoyed tamales catered by Mami’s Mexican grill, Veronica Alvarado, the director of “La Jotera,” kicked off the event by describing the history of the magazine and reading a letter from …

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CityHealthNews

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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Announcements

Letter from the editor: Why we capitalize the letter B in the word Black

Readers, Over the last few months, the word “Black” appeared more frequently in our news coverage than I can ever remember. In part, this is due to a concentrated effort by this year’s staff to better represent the full voice of our community. But it can also be attributed to …

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Cover StoryNews

Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Identifying discrimination part V: Moving forward

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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News

Identifying discrimination part IV: Privilege & Support

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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News

Identifying discrimination part III: Celebrating identity

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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News

Identifying discrimination part II: The bias of misunderstanding

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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Cover StoryNews

Identifying discrimination part I: the student perspective

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing some minority students at University of Oregon, the Emerald interviewed students of color and faculty who have devoted their careers to addressing diversity and inclusion. Some students have used their experiences to reflect on their own biases and have taken steps …

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ColumnsOpinion

Ask Braedon: How do you keep a romance going?

Q: Whenever I like someone, when I find out they like me back, I end up not liking them as much. How do I keep up the romance? -Gertrude Romance Lincoln IV Dear Gertrude, We want to be with people who are too good for us. We dream of the …

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Op-Ed

Bernie or Bust: Don’t bust!

Day one of the Democratic National Convention, held on Monday, July 25, would have been informative had speeches not been repeatedly overshadowed by shouts and chants from Bernie Sanders’ supporters. Thus, day one was informative in one way: Embers of “The Bern” still smolder in the hearts of many. The …

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News

This Week in Eugene

This week in Eugene: Monday, July 25 — Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery at Hi-Fi Music Hall (44 E. 7th Ave.) at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door When Joshua Powell started playing music in Anderson, Indiana, his style was a mix of high school heavy …

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Arts & CultureSex & Relationships

Ask Braedon: What’s the secret to dirty talk?

What’s the secret to dirty talk? I keep repeating myself and it might be getting repetitive and not-so-flirty. –Bad Dirty Talk Dear Bad Dirty Talk, When you’re talking dirty to someone, it’ll be an intimate, probably exclusive conversation. This is why dirty talk is as taboo as we make it …

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Arts & CultureSex & Relationships

Kwiecien: What if you’re not ready to move in with your significant other?

My boyfriend keeps dropping hints that he wants to move in together after we graduate, with not-so-subtle things like “I wish you didn’t have roommates and it was just you and me,” or saying that the two of us should move to Missouri (where his family lives). We’ve been together …

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Arts & CultureSex & Relationships

Kwiecien: How to find love in a hookup culture

“I’m losing faith in the boys on campus. I have yet to find a guy who is interested in being more than a friend without just ‘hooking up,’ and I’m not quite sure what to do anymore. I’ve had crushes and interests but they’ve all fallen flat because I’m not …

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