CityNews

Minor power outages in campus area Monday left 2,000 customers without power

On Monday, Dec. 21, the Eugene Water and Electric Board’s Willamette electric substation caused a power outage for nearly 2,000 customers, according to Joe Harwood, external communications coordinator for EWEB. Harwood said that the substation was damaged at around 11:40 a.m. yesterday morning from a combination of high winds and …

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AcademicsNews

UO professor awarded with highest national scientific honor

Earlier today, the White House announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science, in which University of Oregon chemistry professor and Presidential Chair in Science Geri Richmond was listed, according to a press release from the National Science Foundation. Richmond will receive the medal, which is one of …

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CrimeNews

No injuries reported after armed man reported at Arkansas State University

Students were urged to evacuate from the student union of Arkansas State University at around 1:30 p.m. local time today after an armed man was reported near the area, according to the Register Guard. University spokesman Bill Smith said that the university was on lockdown after reports emerged that an armed man drove on …

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AdministrationNews

Sexual assault prevention and education important topics in two-day Board of Trustees meetings

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Ford Alumni Center, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees discussed sexual assault, prevention and awareness on campus. Robin Holmes, UO Vice President for Student Life, presented to the board about sexual assault, prevention and education updates at the university. She …

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AdministrationNews

Board of Trustees discusses guaranteed tuition concept and race at meeting

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees met today at 8 a.m. during its once-a-term meeting to discuss topics such as a potential tuition guarantee concept and racial issues. At a breakfast meeting in Bean East Conference Room this morning, trustee members spoke with black and African-American students about racial issues …

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NewsUncategorized

Yik Yak threat made by Missouri student mimicked threat in Umpqua Community College shooting, authorities say

A young man was accused of making online threats to shoot black people on the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus that mimicked threats linked to the shooter of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on Oct. 1, according to the Register Guard. 19-year-old college sophomore Hunter M. Park was …

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AdministrationNews

President Schill reveals the “Oregon Commitment” at first all-campus address

President Michael Schill called for increased affordability and higher graduation rates as he hosted his first University of Oregon all-campus address in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom at 11 a.m. today. The public address came after he announced on Oct. 30 his commitment to improve access, retention and graduation rates for UO students. …

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AdministrationNews

President Schill to host first all-campus presidential address on Nov. 10

On Nov. 10 at 11 a.m., President Schill will host his first all-campus address in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom since becoming the University of Oregon’s president five months ago. Schill will discuss his specific plans to improve access, retention and graduation rates for students at the UO, according to a …

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CrimeNews

Shooting at Umpqua Community College leaves multiple casualties

A shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg at around 10:40 a.m. Thursday morning, killing 10 people and injuring at least seven others, authorities said. Three of those wounded are in critical condition. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said that the names of victims will not be released …

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