Cover StoryFraternity & Sorority Life

More than a weekend: Shasta represents larger problems within UO fraternities

One provocative purple cooler, 30 yards of trash and over 72,000 Facebook shares later, the University of Oregon is under scrutiny for the behavior of some of its students at Shasta Lake. Photos, posted by Facebook user Jennifer Vick Cox, got Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity suspended by its national headquarters. …

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AdministrationFraternity & Sorority Life

Following Shasta littering incident, UO Lambda Chi Alpha chapter suspended by national headquarters

Update: May 24, 12:38 a.m. The UO Chapter of Lambda Alpha Chi released an official statement Monday evening apologizing for “any destruction of the Lake Shasta resort and the surrounding environment,” and pledged to work with the U.S. forest service to arrange a clean up crew. The statement also echoed the chapter’s …

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Politics

Donald Trump’s rally and protests in Eugene, as told by social media

Donald Trump’s visit to Eugene attracted thousands — fans and opponents alike — to the Lane Events Center in West Eugene on May 5. [View the story “Reactions: Trump’s stop in Lane County ” on Storify]

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Cover StoryNews

The next chapter: an update on sexual assault prevention at the UO

Sexual assault awareness month is over, but the campus-wide efforts to address sexual assault aren’t. Here’s a look at what’s been done in the last year. Administration By Max Thornberry The University of Oregon administration’s efforts to mitigate sexual assault are multifaceted, but one crucial aspect in the past year …

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EditorialsOpinion

Our stance: Samara Mokaya for ASUO president, funding initiatives ballot is harmless

The following is the opinion of the Emerald’s editorial board and not Emerald Media Group as a whole. The editorial board is comprised of: Dahlia Bazzaz, Editor in Chief; Tanner Owens, opinion editor; Kira Hoffelmeyer, engagement editor; Jack Heffernan, digital managing editor; and Cooper Green, print managing editor. Kaylee Tornay, …

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ASUONews

ASUO Elections Guide Part 3: A list of the 100+ people running for UO student government

Not sure what you’re looking at? This is the third of a three-part series on ASUO elections. To learn more about student government at the UO, click here for part one. If you’re already familiar, but want to brush up on this year’s election process, click here for part two.  If …

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ASUONews

ASUO Elections Guide Part 2: Unlocking the elections

This is the second of a three-part guide to ASUO elections. To learn more about how student government is structured, click here for part one. If you’re looking for a full ballot of people running for student government, click here for part three. In less than two weeks, you’ll be …

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ASUONews

ASUO Elections Guide Part 1: A crash-course on student government at UO

Want to learn more about how student government elections work, but not sure where to start? Whether it’s your first or fourth year at the University of Oregon, we’ve got you covered. Here’s part one of our guide to this year’s elections. If you’re already familiar with how ASUO is structured, …

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AdministrationNews

UO denies almost every complaint made in “whistleblower” suit

The University of Oregon denied any wrongdoing in retrieving the counseling records of a student in a Jan. 25 response to a lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in November 2015 by Karen Stokes and Jennifer Morlok, two former UO Counseling and Testing Center employees. The counseling records belonged to “Jane Doe,” the survivor of …

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News

Better late than never: Joe’s Burgers and Chipotle to open in EMU next week

Tired of the long, solitary walks down East 13th Avenue to get food that isn’t orange chicken from Panda Express? Fret not — the long-promised grand openings of Joe’s Burgers and Chipotle at the Erb Memorial Union are just a few days away. Joe’s — a Portland-based burger chain — opens …

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ASUOCorrections/RetractionsFraternity & Sorority Life

Letter from the editor: false information reported in tweet Thursday evening

Earlier this evening, we posted a factually inaccurate tweet on our Twitter account: “Survey says 100% of @UOfsl affiliated women have been sexually assaulted, ASUO members threaten to halt expansion.” This was a misrepresentation of an accurate story, which reported that according to the “results of the latest campus Climate …

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

Live coverage of Michael Schill’s first presidential address

University of Oregon President Michael Schill, who officially took over in July, is delivering his first address to campus at 11 a.m. today in the Erb Memorial Union ballroom. His speech, officially titled “The UO’s Commitment to Access and Opportunity,” will discuss “specific plans for improving access, retention, and graduation,” according to …

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Uncategorized

University Housing adds 344 liquor and drug violations to crime log

257 liquor and 87 drug law violations were added to the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log on Nov. 4. All of the incidents, which took place primarily in the residence halls, were handled through student conduct. Although the incidents were only added recently, they reflect violations that have taken …

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News

Bicyclist crashes headfirst into car on University Street, shatters back window

On Monday evening, Ryan Bath was reversing out of a one-way circle in front of Hendricks Hall on University Street when a woman on her bicycle rode straight into his back window. The woman, who he could only identify as “Grace,” was still standing upright on her bicycle after the collision. …

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

Board of Trustees approved all construction projects and university budget in a single vote

On the second day of its once-a-term meeting, the University of Oregon Board of Trustees approved every resolution on the meeting agenda in a single vote Friday morning. Here are the items they approved: Awarding a license to begin construction of a 29,000-square-foot sport performance center for student athletes on the …

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CityNews

A recap in tweets: Cascadia Earthquake forum draws large crowd and large questions

While you were watching the Grand Ole Party’s debate Thursday evening, almost the entirety of room 156 in Straub Hall was filled by 7 p.m. It seats 520 people. State and city representatives, professors and the University of Oregon community alike gathered to hear about the “Really Big One” from …

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CityNews

Live blog: public forum on Cascadia earthquake at UO. Send us questions you want answered.

The University of Oregon’s Department of Geological Sciences is giving the community a chance to ask questions about “The Really Big One,” which — if you haven’t heard — is an overdue 9.0 magnitude earthquake that experts predict will hit the Pacific Northwest in the next 50 years. If you …

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NewsTechnology

UO is hosting a public forum for Cascadia earthquake tonight, 7-9 p.m.

Professors from the University of Oregon’s Department of Geological Sciences are using recent discussion of a possible — and overdue — 9.0-magnitude earthquake hitting the Pacific Northwest as a teachable moment through a public forum tonight. Where and what time will this forum take place? The forum will be at …

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Photos: fire and emergency response at Southtowne Lanes

At about 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, the Eugene Fire Department received a call about a fire at Southtowne Lanes. By 5:30, 30 or so firefighters had managed to contain the flames within the bowling alley’s building. Though everyone was successfully evacuated from Southtowne, the smoke darkened the skies in the …

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CityNews

Timeline and photos from the Southtowne Lanes fire, now contained

Early Wednesday evening, Eugene Fire Department responded to a fire at Southtowne Lanes on Willamette Street and 24th Avenue. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, access has been restricted on Willamette Street between 24th and 27th avenues. According to Alan Gerard, a Eugene fire marshal at the site of the fire, …

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AnnouncementsArchives

Letter from the editor: Why we’re republishing archive stories from the ’60s

When I first started working at the Emerald as a columnist last spring, my old editor required her writers to spend at least two hours in the newsroom every week. We were encouraged to come in to get help on our stories, but barring that, we could fill the time …

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News

Timeline of Civic Stadium fire

5:25 p.m.: The Eugene Police Department received a call at about a fire at Civic Stadium, according to EPD officer Aron Lindsay. 5:26 p.m.: 38 emergency personnel responded to the two-alarm fire, observing flames that were over twice the height of the stadium, police spokesperson John Hankemeier said. Police set up …

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AdministrationNews

Attorneys representing UO in Title IX suit cleared of misconduct allegations

**Warning: some of the content in this story could be triggering to survivors of sexual assault.** A June 18 letter from the Oregon State Bar cleared two University of Oregon attorneys, Samantha Hill and Douglas Park, of misconduct allegations. The letter was addressed to university Health Center employee, Jennifer Morlok, …

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News

Q&A: Brenda Tracy, survivor of alleged sexual assault involving OSU football players

The Emerald sat down with Brenda Tracy, the victim of an alleged sexual assault in 1998, and asked her about her advocacy work and her views on combatting assault.

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AdministrationASUONews Podcasts

The Weekly Show with Alex and Dahlia: a presidential podcast

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Show, hosts Dahlia Bazzaz and Alexandra Wallachy discuss the background, details, and significance of both the election of next year’s ASUO president Helena Schlegel and the selection of the University of Oregon’s next president, Michael Schill. Here are the links to the stories …

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ASUONews

Your step-by-step guide to voting in this year’s ASUO elections

If you haven’t voted in this year’s ASUO election yet, here’s a short guide to casting your vote before the online poll closes at 4 p.m. this Friday, April 3.

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NewsPolitics

Q&A: Kate Brown releases PSA to UO regarding meningitis vaccine

Salem lent its hand to the University of Oregon’s meningitis vaccine campaign. This week, Oregon Governor Kate Brown released a public service announcement directed at the UO. In the video, Brown encouraged the student body to get vaccinated and throws up an “O” at the end. Brown’s office invited The Emerald …

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CrimeNews

Two sexual assaults reported over spring break: campus crime wrap-up

Crimes happening over spring break at the University of Oregon include sexual assault and trespassing.

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Uncategorized

Oregon governor to release PSA about meningitis vaccine

On March 23, Oregon Governor Kate Brown will release a Public Service Announcement along with the Oregon Health Authority in response to a sixth case of bacterial meningitis at the University of Oregon. The PSA is about “the importance of getting a vaccination” against meningitis said Melissa Navas, Brown’s press …

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Campus crime wrap-up, week 10

The campus crime wrap-up for Dead Week shows nineteen crimes with one day in particular having seven crimes recorded.

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