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UO secures $88 million deal with Nike for apparel sponsorship

The Register-Guard reported today that the UO has reached a tentative 11-year, $88 million apparel sponsorship deal with Nike. The new deal is worth over twice as much as the current UO-Nike deal that nets the University $3 million a year. According to the Register-Guard. The deal will go to …

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Knight campus expands after UO purchases parking lot

On Monday, the Register-Guard reported that Eugene city councilors approved the sale of a city-owned property to the UO in a unanimous decision. The new property is planned to be a part of the Knight research campus. The property is located across the river from the main site of the …

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Conduct charges are dropped after student proves she didn’t attend Schill protest

On Monday, the student conduct code violation charges against Lola Loustaunau were retracted. Earlier this month she was charged for participating in a protest she said she did not attend. This news comes 17 days after it was first reported that the student, Lola Loustaunau, UO graduate student, said she …

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Student Collective proposes resolution to UO Senate

Wednesday, the UO Student Collective spoke at the UO Senate meeting and presented the Senate with a resolution. The resolutions ask the Senate to support the collective and urge UO administration to drop the student conduct code charges against members of the collective. The UO Senate has sole governance authority …

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Student protester calls for a ‘fair and public trial’ after UO charged them with conduct code violations

Update: The UO Student Collective sent out a press release that requested the UO senate support the collective’s demands. On Sunday, a member of the UO Student Collective made a Facebook post that criticized the process the UO took when charging them and other students with conduct code violations. This …

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Campus safety walk will let students get involved with campus safety efforts

On Thursday the annual campus night safety walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. The walk brings community members together with University of Oregon staff to observe the areas of campus that need to be safer. The walk will begin in the Cedar and Spruce rooms in the EMU, with a …

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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden requests answers for UO’s handling of basketball player’s rape allegations, Title IX violations

This post has been updated at 2:24 p.m. to include a statement from the university. Oregon Senator and University of Oregon alumnus Ron Wyden sent UO President Michael Schill a letter today addressing the recent allegations that the UO did not follow standard operating Title IX procedures when investigating the …

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UO charges student with conduct violation for protest she says she didn’t attend

A University of Oregon student who was charged with student conduct code violations for participating in a demonstration on Oct. 6 says she was not at the protest. Lola Loustaunau, a UO grad student, said she was at home on a Skype call with a friend from Argentina when dozens …

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UO protesters charged with violations of student conduct code for protesting Schill’s speech

On Monday, members of the UO Student Collective, a group of student activists, were notified by university officials that members are being charged with violating the UO student conduct code after they protested UO President Michael Schill’s state of the university address on Oct. 6. The members were charged with two violations: “disruption …

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UOPD: A year full of changes

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Matthew Carmichael has been in Eugene for over a year and is the fourth new chief in the last decade. After a year with Carmichael in this position, the campus community has a sense of how the police will act under his leadership. “There …

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Death, drugs and drunks: A Halloween weekend ride along with UOPD

UOPD Officer Adam Lillengreen had just booked an offender at the Lane County Jail when a call crackled in over the barely audible dispatch radio, alerting Lillengreen to a possible cardiac arrest a few blocks away. Lillengreen flipped on his lights and sirens and raced to the location — an …

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UOPD will gain semi-auto rifles, Tasers and a bomb sniffing-dog

The University of Oregon Police Department officers will soon have access to semi-automatic “patrol rifles” with high-capacity magazines. Officers will also be using Tasers that, when used, will activate body cams, according to an announcement Wednesday in a UO senate meeting. The department will also get a bomb-sniffing dog. The …

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UO struggles to maintain in-state enrollment

The number of college-ready Oregon high school graduates is shrinking, leaving UO searching for ways to maintain in-state enrollment numbers. According to Roger Thompson, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment, in order to maintain the number of in-state students, the school will need to increase the percentage of in-state …

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The Street Faire is back until Friday

The student government’s Street Faire is back at UO until Friday at 6 p.m. Some rain showers dampened the tents and food trucks on Wednesday and more rain is expected throughout the week. Marc Winegarden, the owner of Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn, said that turn out will not suffer because …

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UOPD cracks down on traffic violations this week

There will be more cops than usual around busy intersections near campus this week due to a new UOPD traffic enforcement campaign that began on Monday, Oct. 9. UOPD spent much of last week patrolling the intersections and handing out warnings to those who broke road laws. Police aim to …

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Woman sues UO after metal plate fell on her during Ducks game

A woman says she was hit in the back by a falling metal plate during a 2015 football game at Autzen Stadium in 2015, court documents show. Plaintiff Debra Anderson is suing for $160,000 because the incident allegedly caused permanent damage to parts of her lower back and hip, a …

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New UO building Tykeson Hall will be the home of the College of Arts and Sciences starting fall 2019

The university held a ceremonial groundbreaking to begin a roughly two-year process of building the newest UO building, Tykeson Hall, the new home for the UO College of Arts and Science (UO CAS) as well as both career and academic advising. The shovels broke ground on Friday, over three years …

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Texas Democrat and UO alumnus is running for U.S. Congress

University of Oregon Law graduate Will Fisher is running as a Democrat for U.S. Congress in the 26th District of Texas. If he wins he will be the first Democrat to hold office in the district since 1984, according to GovTrack. Fisher, 37, grew up in Oregon and lived there for …

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President Schill to give welcome speech to UO campus

On Friday, October 6, UO President Michael Schill will give a “State of the University” speech to students, faculty and others in the campus community. The speech will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be held on campus in the ERB Memorial Ballroom. His speech was announced on Around the …

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UO police uniform and vehicle revamp matches officers to school style, colors

The University of Oregon Police Department will soon introduce a new look to its patrol cars and officer uniforms that closely match the university’s colors. One UOPD truck already has a new $3,533 vinyl wrap. The patrol cars will also have a wrap, but the look and cost will be …

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UO hires new registrar

On Thursday June 1, the University of Oregon announced that Julia Pomerenk has been hired as the next university registrar and assistant vice president for student service and enrollment management. The hiring came after a nationwide search in order to replace Sue Eveland, who retired in May and had worked …

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Leak at UO Museum causes thousands of dollars in damage, but exhibits are safe

On Wednesday, May 31, custodians discovered a water leak at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Custodians found the leak around 8 p.m., identifying a humidifier on the roof as the cause. Campus plumbers stopped the leak about 30 minutes after its discovery, UO officials say. …

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UO finalizes purchase of final property for Knight Campus

The University of Oregon announced this afternoon that it has purchased a property that will be part of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The property is located on the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Agate Street about a block north of the UO Health Center. …

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Zero Waste program cuts campus waste in half

In 2016, the University of Oregon Zero Waste Program diverted over 55 percent of the physical waste produced on campus. “It says that the majority of students, faculty, staff, the whole university are using the systems,” Cimmeron Giilespie, the Zero Waste marketing coordinator said. “That is an active choice that …

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UOPD cracks down on drunk driving

Since the beginning of spring term, UOPD has cited or arrested 15 people for DUII. That is equal to the number of DUIIs from winter term, and six more than fall term. According to UOPD officer Adam Lillengreen, officers have been actively cracking down on impaired driving. “Officers are more …

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