CityCrimeNews

Frosting on the (Cup) Cake: The Cupcake Girls see success and support at Eugene Emeralds game

At the July 3 Eugene Emeralds game, people walked the concourse with the usual staples — ketchup covered hot dogs, fries and something new: bright pink cupcakes. The cupcakes are staples of a new nonprofit in Lane County known as The Cupcake Girls. The cupcakes are from the table covered …

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CityCrimeNews

Portland sex worker advocacy nonprofit The Cupcake Girls to throw first pitch at Emerald’s game on July 3

The Cupcake Girls, a nonprofit focused on rights and advocacy for adult entertainers and sex workers in Las Vegas and Portland, is coming to Lane County. Members of The Cupcake Girls will throw out the first pitch at the Eugene Emeralds baseball game at 7:05 p.m. on July 3 at …

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AcademicsNews

NILI Summer Institute offers native youth connection to heritage, preserves indigenous languages

The Northwest Indian Language Institute, or NILI, has finished up its 21st summer institute this week. Started in 1997 as a request by local tribes as a way to help local Native American communities teach their indigenous languages, NILI hosts a two-week on-campus institute that teaches classes linguistics, traditional ecological …

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Cover StoryNews

An expensive future: loan debt continues to grow for students

University of Oregon alumna Madison Simmons doesn’t look at her debt total when she makes her monthly student loan payment. She says the number is depressing. “I’m just factoring these loans in as a fixed expense for my foreseeable future,” Simmons said. The words “I’m going to graduate with no …

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News

Students to respond to controversial mural through art exhibit

The Knight Library Public Art Task Force has announced it will not remove a controversial mural. The task force is instead asking for students to submit artwork in response to the mural that will be displayed in Knight Library in a new exhibit starting fall term. The exhibit will be …

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News

UO SOJC among 15 journalism schools signing a letter protesting Sinclair Broadcast Group

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda has joined 15 other university journalism schools airing their concerns towards Sinclair Broadcast Group and its chairman, David Smith in this letter. The letter comes after Sinclair, which is the largest owner of television stations in the U.S. forced its news …

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News

In the wake of robberies near campus, Eugene Police emphasizes safety

As the second week of spring term starts up, some students are wondering about their safety on campus after a string of robberies during the weeks leading up to spring break have still gone unsolved. The Eugene Police Department reports there have been eight robberies near campus between Jan. 1 …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Fraternity and Sorority Life holds candlelight vigil for Gamma Phi Beta sorority sister Nicole Panet-Raymond

“She just really knew how to love life. She really knew how to live.” This sentiment and many others like it echoed to the crowd of hundreds of students that collected at the EMU amphitheater for a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of University of Oregon student Nicole Panet-Raymond, 19, …

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AcademicsAdministrationASUONews

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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News

Board of Trustees meeting; Highlights from the first day

The Board of Trustees met today in the ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center to discuss important issues to the University of Oregon. Here are some highlights from the first day and a preview of what to expect tomorrow. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the BoT met first …

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News

Acting executive director Patrick Phillips releases letter on updates to Knight Campus

Acting Executive Director of the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, Patrick Phillips released an update about the Knight Campus via the new site for the campus, Accelerate. In his letter, Phillips illuminated on many of the recent developments for the Knight Campus, including that the …

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AdministrationNews

UO Provost Jayanth Banavar talks diversity, student success and his first term at UO

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar has very full days. Meetings with faculty, with students and with deans from different schools and colleges — all with the aim to solve as many issues as he can. “The job I have is really to be a champion for our students, for …

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News

New Oregon laws include bottle tax increase, new vehicle registration fees and gas pumping laws

The Oregon state legislator is laying down new laws that started on Jan. 1, so watch out for some of them that are likely to affect University of Oregon students — especially drivers, smokers and beverage drinkers. Here are some new laws in Oregon that you should know: Bottle Tax …

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UO students have options when it comes to stalking situations

For some University of Oregon students, stalking is not a plot in a Netflix movie that goes away when you shut off the TV. UO’s Title IX Annual Report for 2016 reported 44 disclosed cases of stalking for the calendar year. Oregon’s Department of Human Services reported that sexual and …

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News

Bean West Hall construction works to eliminate lead pipe problem

With recent renovation work happening in Bean West Hall and continuing through the year, many students living there will see renovations aimed to improve the standard of living in the hall. One of those renovations will be improving the lead pipes that Bean Hall has been using. In spring of …

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AdministrationCover StoryNews

Schill shouted down: Small protest, big disruption

Protesters swarmed the EMU Ballroom stage last Friday to disrupt University President Michael Schill’s scheduled State of the University speech. Compared to past protests at UO, this was a small one — but it ended the speech before it could begin. A group of about 45 protesters identifying as “the …

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AdministrationNews

President Schill speech suspended by protesting students

UO President Schill’s State of the University speech was suspended after a group of protesting students swarmed the stage after it started. Hundreds of audience members left the EMU Ballroom after Kevin Marbury, interim vice president of student life, announced the suspension about five minutes into the protest speech. Marbury …

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NewsPolitics

5 things Kate Brown wants to do for UO students if she wins re-election

When Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced on Sept. 25 that she would be running for re-election in 2018, she didn’t have much time to celebrate because her campaigning began immediately. Brown has been on the campaign trail since Nov. 9, 2016 after she won her first election for Governor. During …

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News

New drug developed by UO chemist could help kidney disease sufferers

People who suffer from a certain kidney disease may soon be testing a UO-patented drug. And if approved by FDA, the drug would bring revenue to UO. Jim Barlow, the director of Science and Research Communications said the drug, CXA-10 reached “phase two” of clinical trials, and it’s an enormous …

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UO paleontology professor wins award for collecting fossils

On August 26, Paleontologist Ted Fremd received one of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology’s (SVP) highest awards. The Morris F. Skinner Award acknowledged Fremd’s contribution to the paleontology world by collecting fossil vertebrae. Fremd has also had five separate fossil species named after him. A researcher with the university’s Museum …

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AdministrationNews

Firing of Oregon Bach Festival director is still a mystery

Last month, University of Oregon fired Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director Matthew Halls. The firing was a shock because in June the university gave Halls a long-term contract that included the promise of a six-figure paycheck. But the reason UO fired Halls is still unclear. UO also agreed to pay …

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AdministrationNews

Voluntary and mandatory medical leave: what you need to know

As students enter a new school year, there’s always a concern that due to something like a torn ACL, anxiety or depression, they will have to drop out. But UO has a policy for these situations that often goes unseen, and it could mean that a student loses their tuition …

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ASUONews

ASUO President Amy Schenk looks forward to a year of changes and student connections

When you talk to the people who know 2017- 18 Associated Students of The University of Oregon (ASUO) President Amy Schenk best, certain words come to mind when describing her. One of the most prolific would be ‘passionate’. Schenk’s passion for improving students lives shows in everything she does. She’s …

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Back to the BooksNews

Back to the Books: Tips for transfer students on how to triumph over their first year at UO

As a new year starts, many wide- eyed new students will be experiencing the campus in a rush of new classes, new rules, and plenty of ins and outs to adjust to. While the traditional freshman student will feel this more than most, there’s a group of students who will …

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CrimeNews

UOPD makes arrest in connection to on-campus rape

UOPD has arrested 21-year-old Alejandro Martin Cibrian, of Eugene, who allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman on the University of Oregon campus. The rape occurred August 19, near the Collier House on East 13th Avenue. Cibrian was arrested on Monday in connection to the case, and faces first-degree rape and second-degree …

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News

Local non-profit works to offer free sexual assault counseling services to the community

One of the most important parts of surviving sexual assault is the healing process that comes after. While this is never an easy process, Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is hoping to ease the financial needs for survivors so they can receive the necessary assistance. SASS is a local non-profit …

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HousingNews

UO live- in requirement has potential for problems for student dietary restrictions

University of Oregon’s new freshman live-in requirement has raised questions whether the university can accommodate the freshmen’s special dietary needs Many students have health and religious restrictions that limit what they can eat Leah Andrews, the Director of Marketing and Communication for UO Housing has worked to understand student’s needs. …

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CrimeNews

Update: UOPD arrests suspect in patrol car theft

UOPD has apprehended the man suspected of stealing a UOPD patrol car on Wednesday, June 28. According to Chief of Police Matthew Carmichael, the suspect is 30 year old Ryan Paul McGill of Medford, Oregon. He was detained at a Greyhound bus station by officer Hubbard. They were able to …

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Men's BasketballNewsSports

Judge dismisses lawsuit brought against UO by three former men’s basketball players

For the second time, a federal court judge has decided to dismiss lawsuits filed by former UO basketball players Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, court records show. Austin’s lawsuit sought $7.5 million while Artis and Dotson had sued together in a separate case and sought $21 million. The …

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ASUONews

ASUO office restructures, leaving four students jobless

Officials in the ASUO office will be replacing four student jobs with professional staff members to improve efficiency as part of a restructuring process. Because of this, there will be fewer students working in the student government office, which has upset some ASUO members. During a staff meeting on May …

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