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US News and Report list UO among "underachieving" schools

US News and Report, responsible for the most highly regarded “Best University” lists, released two additional lists on Nov. 29, and the University of Oregon did not fare well. For the first time, US News released a list of “Overachievers,” and “Underachievers” for universities that rank lower. The UO appeared in …

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UOPD apprehends man on suspicion of bike violation, finds stolen bike and drugs

In the process of stopping a man for suspected bike violation Sunday morning, a University of Oregon police officer discovered the man had a stolen bike, stolen bike wheel, bolt cutters, marijuana, heroin and drug paraphernalia. The stop involved two public safety officers and a supervising police sergeant at 3:38 a.m. in …

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Top 5: Stories from around the world on Nov. 26

Islamist demonstration in Cairo called off Egypt’s most prominent Islamist party, the Muslim Brotherhood, has called off a planned protest over current president Mohammed Mursi’s powers because they want to “avoid clashes”, according to the BBC. Mursi met with judges of the Supreme Judicial Council for five hours to discuss a …

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Civil rights lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander teaches UO community about 'The New Jim Crow'

Hannah Golden | Freelance reporter There was only standing room available in the Lillis auditorium Tuesday night. Michelle Alexander discussed her new book in the first lecture of the Oregon Humanities Center’s 2012 series “Human Being; Being Human.” Alexander’s bestseller “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of …

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UO research program receives $500,000 grant from National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation awarded the University of Oregon $500,000 to create BONSAI, or the Bridging Open Networks for Scientific Applications and Innovation. The new “cloud-computing” system will create a place where resources and software are shared across the Internet. The system will help interdisciplinary research teams with on-campus access to computational …

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Top news around Oregon on Nov. 9

$30 million development to be auctioned at much lower price Smith Rock’s 1,700 acre gated community, Ranch at the Canyons, a $30 million property will be auctioned on Nov. 14 after the economy took its toll on the area. The Oregonian reports that it could go for a little as …

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Emerald Presents: Elections 2012

Emerald writers and editors will be live blogging federal and local and state election results over the next few hours. Welcome to Election Day 2012! Got something to say? Either write directly into the console, or tweet #Emerald2012.  

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University student Alex Atkins dies Sunday from injuries sustained in fall Saturday evening

University economics major Alex Atkins died Sunday night from injuries sustained Saturday evening after Atkins fell from a rooftop on 18th Avenue and Harris Street. Police received a call at 7:09 p.m. Saturday, and emergency crews took the 22-year-old to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend, according to Lane County Medical Examiner. …

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NewsPolitics

University of Oregon alum Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici talks her college days, new election and today's students

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici is familiar with the University of Oregon. After earning a two-year legal assistant degree from Lane Community College in 1977, she decided to try her hand at law prompted by her volunteer legal aid work. To achieve that goal, she decided to attend UO and earn a …

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Attempted bike theft turns into chase down 13th Avenue

A student confronted a man who was attempting to steal his bike around 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, just outside Chapman Hall. The student struggled to gain possession of his bike back from the man, but the man took the bike and began riding it down 13th Avenue toward Kincaid Street. A …

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Top 5: Local news from around Eugene on Oct. 18

Today’s weather: High — 67, patchy fog; Low — 48 Plans for dedicated homeless space advance After a 7-1 vote by Eugene City Council to create space for around 30 homeless families in city controlled land, the council began listing off potential properties during Wednesday’s meeting. The council is attempting to …

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ASUO Senate: Oct. 10

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting:

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$450,000 awarded to Oregon's public colleges and universities by Lumina Foundation for "reverse transfer" degree program

The Oregon University System announced the creation of a new program aiming to help students obtain associate degrees, through a “reverse transfer,” thanks to a $450,000 two-year grant from the Lumina Foundation. The “reverse transfer” is a process defined by a student who has transferred to a four-year school after …

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Party Patrol: Five University students cited on various charges Saturday night

Between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday night, the Eugene Police Department’s Party Patrols received four calls for service and officers initiated eight stops.   Here are all the citations and charges for Saturday night: 6 open containers (two University of Oregon Students) 1 minor in possession 3 prohibitive noise …

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Top 5: News from around Eugene on Oct. 2

Today’s Weather: High – 73; Low – 36 Lane County Circuit Judge Jay McAlpin one of three looking for a write-in vote Kitzhaber appointee judge Jay McAlpin neglected to file for election of his Position 7 judgeship by the deadline this year, and no one else did either. Although the state Election’s …

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CrimeNews

DPS officially changes name to UOPD

The University of Oregon Department of Public Safety is now officially the University of Oregon Police Department.

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NewsPolitics

EmX expansion approved by City Council

The new line will likely go along West 6th, 7th and 11th Avenues. A new station would also be built on Commerce Street.

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Top 5: Local news around Eugene on Sept. 25

EWEB renovations, seven arrests and a missing man found are a part of today’s top-five headlines.

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Twenty minors cited and 12 container tickets handed out on first night of infamous party weekend

After the first night of what has become an infamous party weekend around campus, the Eugene Police Department has deemed its extra party patrols a success in calming the West and South University neighborhoods.

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Sister Helen Prejean will return to campus for fifth time

Her main campus event will be an “Envisioning a Compassionate America” lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 25 in the EMU Ballroom.

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Nearly $100,000 awarded to UO Center for Asian and Pacific Studies for internship opportunities

The money will help provide stipends for living and travel funds, and will help build upon grants that already exist within the University.

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Five of the best restaurants across the street from campus

1. Caspian Mediterranean Restaurant In the event hunger strikes, Caspian is the go-to place for a great deal and huge selection. Advertised as specializing in Mediterranean food, Caspian carries specialties like lamb and chicken gyros, kabobs and tabouli salad. However, if middle eastern cuisine isn’t your thing, they’ve got everything from …

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Law SchoolNews

Q&A with Dean Michael Moffitt: Why law students shouldn’t be worried about law school

During the middle of the first day of orientation, Michael Moffitt, the dean of the University of Oregon Law School discussed the problems law schools across the country have been facing and how the UO plans to counter them. This has been edited for clarity and brevity.  Emerald: With the …

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Law School

By the numbers: University of Oregon School of Law

All statistics come from the Princeton Review, Oregon Law website and U.S. News and World Report. Total enrollment: 505 #82 on the U.S. News and World Report list of best law schools. Full time in-state tuition: $26,146 Full time out-of-state tuition: $32,590 Pass rate for first-time bar exam: 75 percent …

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Robin Holmes’ email to the OUS Board

Robin Holmes sent this email to the Oregon University System Board and Chancellor on Monday to notify them of the decision to cancel RBI’s contract.

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Two more DPS officers graduate from police academy

University of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety’s Sgts. Scott Clark and Scott Geeting graduated Friday from the state police academy in Salem. They had the same 16-week training program that graduated former Chief and Executive Director Doug Tripp. Both officers are now certified but will continue with field training and …

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SportsTrack & Field

Ashton Eaton earns decathlon gold medal at 2012 Olympic Games in London

After two grueling days, former Duck Ashton Eaton finally claimed the gold medal in the decathlon Thursday evening. His teammate and fellow American Trey Hardee took the silver. Eaton started with the 110-meter hurdles, where he easily took first place. This set up a cushion for later, when Eaton would …

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Ashton Eaton leads after first day of Olympic decathlon in London

Even with only one individual record to his name, former Duck Ashton Eaton holds a 220-point lead in first place of the Olympic decathlon. And despite the increased pressure and unfamiliarity of the London venue, he is only 67 points off his day-one pace at the 2012 Olympic Trials that …

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University of Oregon student arrested as a part of burglary duo

UO student discussions on Facebook led to a narrowing down of suspects.

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