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Zero Waste Program makes changes to recycling rules

The City of Eugene has changed its recycling rules and the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste Program is asking students to throw all plastics away except for bottles and jugs. Cimmeron Gillespie, Zero Waste Program’s marketing and education coordinator, defined accepted bottles as any plastic container that has a mouth …

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Two UO students among 21 plaintiffs suing government over carbon dioxide emissions, will have court date Oct. 29

Two University of Oregon juniors are among 21 plaintiffs suing the federal government over carbon dioxide emissions. Last week a federal judge declined the Trump Administration’s appeal and attempt to delay the case further and announced a trial date of October 29. Filed in 2015 against the Obama administration, the …

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Construction on Franklin Boulevard means a year of traffic near campus

Construction crews are moving forward with the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and with this, the University of Oregon community will continue to notice more traffic disruptions on Franklin Boulevard. The sidewalk budding up against the construction zone is blocked off with orange barriers and a fence depicting the …

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UOPD tips for staying safe in the water

University of Oregon students are putting away the rain boots and pulling out the sunglasses. Some students will be taking advantage of the spring weather by heading to local lakes and rivers. The Outdoor Program hosts Friday Floats where students can take inflatable kayaks to local rivers and go rafting. …

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Ospreys find a home at UO Law School

The University of Oregon campus is about to gain three baby ospreys, also sometimes called seahawks. The first two eggs’ due date is May 28, and bird-lovers or curious Ducks can watch a live-feed of the nest on top of the Knight Law School in hopes of seeing the eggs …

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12th annual Eugene Marathon has students picking up the pace

Thousands of marathoners and half-marathoners ran through the streets of Eugene and Springfield Sunday morning for the 12th annual Eugene Marathon that started and finished at Hayward Field. People lined the perimeter of the track and filled the stands, cheering on first-time marathoners and personal-record-breakers with signs and enthusiasm. Although …

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Vice President of Student Life Kevin Marbury talks about Black Cultural Center update

The University of Oregon will seek public comment on the Black Cultural Center in the coming weeks at a public forum as they prepare to break ground on the center in the fall. While the official date of the public forum has not been announced, Vice President of Student Life …

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Are UO’s efforts to prevent sexual assault helping those who need it most?

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).   Nationally there has been an increase in coverage of sexual assault with the #MeToo movement and multiple public allegations of sexual misconduct against influential people such as Harvey Weinstein, former Alabama …

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New PeaceHealth Rides bike share program set to put its wheels to UO pavement

Students, faculty and staff will soon have a new way of getting around campus and the downtown area. Eugene’s new bike share program launched April 19, when the shiny blue racks that have popped up around campus in the past week became filled with bikes for people to rent. Although …

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University proposes a new building to open in 2021

Despite the gaping construction zone next to Johnson Hall and groundbreaking on the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, crews won’t be done remaking the University of Oregon campus any time soon. Around the O reported planning for a new $5 million building, proposed to create classroom and faculty office …

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UOPD unveils new Lost and Found online site for students

Have you lost something around campus and wondered if someone took it to the Lost and Found? Now there’s a new way for you to find out if the UOPD has your item. A Lost and Found website can be found here, where students can type in what they’re looking …

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Meet UOPD’s bomb-sniffing dog Onyx

The University of Oregon Police Department just welcomed its newest addition to the force — Onyx the dog. The three-year-old black lab mix will be used as a bomb-sniffing dog at campus events and will also be used for community engagement. UOPD partnered with UO Intercollegiate Athletics, UO student government …

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Hundreds of lawn flags seek to visualize the number of victims of school gun violence in U.S.

A total of 732 little flags flap in the wind from the lawn in front of the Knight Library Monday morning — 288 red and 444 yellow. The red flags represent gun-related deaths in U.S. schools since the Thurston High School shooting in Springfield, Oregon in May of 1998. The …

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New 12-story student apartment complex will open Sept. 2019

The University of Oregon neighborhood is about to get yet another towering apartment complex to rival Eugene’s biggest names in student-living apartments. Construction crews broke ground last month on a new 12-story student apartment building at 959 Franklin Blvd., located behind the Dad’s Gate EmX station and Deady Hall between …

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Schill invests $1 million in autonomous car, sustainable city tech development

University of Oregon President Michael Schill invested $1 million towards research on sustainable technology in cities on Monday as a part of his Presidential Fund for Excellence created from an anonymous $50 million donation in October. Schill announced his commitment on Monday at the Urbanism Next National Conference, a conference …

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Day two highlights from Board of Trustees meeting: tuition raise and differential tuition approved

The Board of Trustees met for the second day and has voted to increase tuition and approve differential tuition. While many University of Oregon students spoke up against the tuition raise at the meeting, it was approved unanimously. Here are a few highlights from the day’s meeting. Tuition Raise The …

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Panel talks about free speech but draws small crowd

The second event of the Freedom of Expression Series continued battling the nuances of campus discourse and the First Amendment on Monday at noon in the Knight Law Center. This event was titled “Freedom of Speech and Expression Across the ‘Rural-Urban’ Divide,” and featured a panel of six University of …

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Dutch Bros on West 11th Ave. robbed at gunpoint Friday

Dutch Brothers Coffee on West 11th Avenue and Chambers Street was robbed at gunpoint around 7 p.m. on Friday, and police are searching for the robber who ran from the drive-through window with the cash. Multiple police units and a K-9 unit have not found the reported 20- to 30-year-old …

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UO’s “Romania Lot” looks for proposals for use, improvement of historic building

One of the University of Oregon’s most forgettable buildings sits just outside of campus and is an example of post-World War II architecture. Although it looks abandoned and dilapidated now, a passing student used to be able to see a glass-paneled showroom featuring vintage Chevrolets. The University of Oregon is …

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Knight Campus groundbreaking set for March 2

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is set for March 2 at 1 p.m. near the construction site at 1399 Franklin Blvd. across the street behind the Lokey Science Complex. UO President Michael Schill; chair of the UO Board of Trustees, Chuck …

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Campus turkeys pose threat to duck country

Sarah Case and her 9-year-old Sheltie, Coco, were crossing Agate Street in front of Hamilton Hall on their way to class in October last year when Case noticed they were being followed. The things pursuing Case and Coco were turkeys. “They crossed the street super slowly then they followed me …

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Coalition for Consent group explores discussion of sexual assault and harassment

University of Oregon English instructor Avinnash Tiwari spoke to a crowd of about 20 students in Straub 145 on Wednesday night for the UO Organization Against Sexual Assault’s second Coalition for Consent event of the academic year, this one titled “Men’s Edition.” Following in the strides of their first event …

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UO gets custom portrait of President Schill, but it will remain in storage until he leaves

University of Oregon President Michael Schill’s portrait was finished and unveiled over winter break in a private showing in the faculty club space of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The artist of Schill’s portrait, Eugene native Lynda Lanker, requested The Emerald to not publish a picture of the portrait, but …

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Here’s a look at the new PeaceHealth bike-share bicycles set to launch on campus next term

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis announced Wednesday that PeaceHealth Oregon will be the title sponsor of a city bike share program at a press event at the Hilyard Community Center. PeaceHealth Oregon CEO Rand O’Leary joined the mayor on stage to unveil the blue bikes with the hospital’s white dove logo …

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ASUO seeks to fill new position for veteran support

ASUO is accepting applications for a new executive position called the Veteran Student Advocate. ASUO Chief of Staff Will Iverson hopes this will create a new space on campus for supporting veterans. The position was posted before winter break and is still open for applicants. The candidate chosen will also …

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Red Wagon Creamery closed in the EMU and now the school is looking for replacement suggestions

The Red Wagon Creamery ice cream shop in the EMU basement closed on Jan. 1 due to not meeting the financial obligations of its contract, according to school officials. Dan Geiger, assistant director for retail services at the EMU, said they didn’t do as well as they hoped. “The EMU …

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UO students battle the dreary days with vitamins, lamps and wellness workshops

Alexandra Mickle, a University of Oregon sophomore from California, lives three blocks from the beach. “It’s literally 72 degrees every day, and if the sun’s not out, then it’s still bright, even if it’s cloudy. It rains maybe three days a year.” Every fall term since 2014, over 1,000 incoming …

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Margin widens between number of UO students graduating with Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

“Math is not my friend, nor is science,” said second-year journalism student Maddy Henson. Henson is not alone. Journalism is the only department that awards more Bachelor of Arts degrees than Bachelors of Science. In the SOJC, 282 journalism students received B.A.’s while 248 got B.S.’s in the 2016-2017 school …

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Student coalition examines #MeToo and recent celebrity sexual harassment cases like Louis C.K.

The Organization Against Sexual Assault held its first coalition meeting Wednesday titled “Coalition for Consent.” This coalition focused on the #MeToo Twitter hashtag that swept social media earlier this year. #MeToo was a way for victims of sexual harassment to show solidarity. Students sat in a semicircle in Friendly Hall …

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Civil War Blood Drive is collecting blood through the heart of school rivalry

Ducks and Beavers fans across Oregon are feeling the buzz of the upcoming Civil War game, but they don’t have to be in a football uniform to participate. The 16th annual Civil War Blood Drive kicked off Nov. 1 and continues until Nov. 19, allowing Oregonians to vote for either …

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