AdministrationNewsPolitics

Kitzhaber's new higher ed budget isn't enough, public universities say

The presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities aren’t satisfied with Gov. Kitzhaber’s 2015-2017 higher education budget, according to a statement released this morning. Though the $626 million budget is almost a 25 percent increase from the 2012-2014 budget (which allocated $521 million), it’s not as much as the Higher Education …

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CrimeNews

Crimes rise in week 9: Campus crime wrap-up

Crime numbers during week nine at the University of Oregon rose from week eight, with a total of 45 calls, up from 24. The past week’s numbers, which were unusually high in drug and liquor violations, may have been the result of Oregon’s last home game against Colorado.   The crime log …

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CityNewsPolitics

Students head to downtown Eugene for vigil supporting the family of Michael Brown

The Community Alliance of Lane County organized a vigil at 5 p.m. this evening in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Oak Street in Eugene. The event was attended in part by members of local social justice organizations and student groups such as …

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Crime

Crime down for week 8: campus crime wrap-up

Crime is down this week from 37 incidents last week to 24. For the second week in a row; however, drug crimes outnumbered thefts on the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log. Here is a breakdown of some this week’s highest crime numbers: – Drug violations (possessions of marijuana, meth, …

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News

Poll: What parts of campus need some work?

Got a place on campus you think needs a little TLC or security improvements? The University of Oregon’s annual Campus Night Safety Walk, which takes place this Thursday, was created to address those concerns. The event involves a walk around campus with representatives from campus operations and the UOPD, to …

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Uncategorized

Eugene Police Department warns of scams targeting students

Bike theft and burglary can serve as top crimes in the campus community. But lately the Eugene Police Department warns that more sinister behaviors are taking place — and it’s almost impossible to catch their perpetrators: fraud and scams. Fraudulent crimes don’t just affect its victim in one medium, as …

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CrimeNews

UO physics department head hospitalized for stab wounds

University of Oregon physics department head Raymond Frey was stabbed early Thursday morning and is being treated for his injuries at Sacred Heart’s Riverbend location. Eugene police arrested his wife, 57-year-old Regina Grace Claypool-Frey, at their house on Ferry Street at about 4 a.m., two hours after the stabbing was …

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Opinion

Bazzaz: It’s a pyramid scheme, not a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity

Considering the near-constant juggling act of tuition payments, rent and leisure spending that higher education demands, it’s no wonder that over 50 percent of American college students are employed at least part-time. It’s also no wonder that some companies have caught on to this desperation, advertising fruitful (and vague) investment …

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Bazzaz: An open letter to milk

Dear Milk, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately, and I’ve decided that it’s time for us to end things. Now, before you get all curdled, allow me to explain. You’re a glorified, less essential version of water. The USDA may think you’re hot shit and recommend three daily …

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