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Looking back, moving forward: the biggest news stories of 2017-18

This year was full of change for the University of Oregon. It’s impossible to sum up a whole year, but here’s a look back on some of the biggest stories that impacted the campus community. Tuition increased and differential tuition was introduced in Lundquist College of Business This year, the …

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Tragedy at Shasta Lake

“Shasta Weekend” is usually an exciting trip for students to have fun and spend time with friends. But this year’s trip turned tragic after a University of Oregon student was found dead early Saturday morning.    Authorities identified the student as Dylan Pietrs, a 21-year-old business administration major from Denver …

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UOPD officers drew weapons on student they mistook for suspect

What began as a normal night in the KWVA DJ studio for University of Oregon student Sterling Baraquio ended with several UOPD officers drawing their guns on him. UO spokesman Tobin Klinger explained that late on the night of May 11, UOPD officers were responding to a suspect who tried …

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Voting is open for the ASUO election, here’s how you can vote

ASUO voting opened today at 9 a.m. and will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday. ASUO, Associated Students of the University of Oregon, is UO’s student government and controls a student budget funded by the Incidental Fee, a mandatory fee that all UO students pay. ASUO funds student organizations, programs, …

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Virginia Tech shooting survivor recounts her story at lecture

On April 16, 2007, Kristina Anderson chose closed-toed shoes over flip flops and got to her French class at Virginia Tech a little late. The same day, another student chained the doors shut in the same building so no one could escape. He walked to the second floor and began …

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Valley River Center will expand fall 2018

Valley River Center in Eugene will undergo construction soon, according to a press release from the center. Valley River Center will have a new front entrance and outdoor plaza, as well as 14,000 square feet of new space for retail stores and restaurants. The construction aims to be done by …

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Voices from behind bars: Inside the prison where UO’s furniture is made

Most students have no idea that much of the furniture at the University of Oregon is designed and built by prisoners. For years, UO has purchased furniture from Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), a semi-independent state agency that is self-funded. Last year, UO partnered with OCE to create new dorm furniture. …

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UOPD urges students to report robberies as unreported incidents circulate on social media

After seven robberies in the last two weeks near the University of Oregon campus, students are taking to social media to report even more incidents and to question why police aren’t sending out more alerts to warn people about the crime spree. One of the complaints came from Taylor Holman, …

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Eugene business robbed at gunpoint this morning

Another business in Eugene has been robbed at gunpoint. Lucky Lil’s Casino on River Road was robbed at 7:16 a.m. this morning, according to EPD spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin. One suspect was involved, he was described as a white adult male, approximately 5’10”, wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and black …

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Second protest against prison labor staged in EMU

A protest against UO’s use of the Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) to contract prisoners to build furniture was staged in the EMU today at around 10 a.m. It was hosted by the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP). Protesters sat on the floor to represent a symbolic refusal of the furniture …

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Tom’s Market near campus robbed at gunpoint

Tom’s Market on East 19th Avenue and Agate Street was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Police responded quickly. At least seven police cars were on the scene with weapons and a police dog — five cars parked on the street by the market and more patrolling, headed south on …

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Two businesses near campus robbed at gunpoint

Two businesses near campus were robbed at gunpoint this weekend. On March 2, at 11:45 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue. On March 3, at 9:06 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at Subway at 1720 W. 18th Avenue.   Two …

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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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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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Protesters urge UO to stop contracting prisoners to work at school, say practice is slavery

Five small groups of students at the University of Oregon protested on Tuesday the school’s practices of contracting prisoners to work at the school. Within an hour, police stopped the protest with warnings that students were violating rules. The protests at 1 p.m. appeared at multiple locations on campus, and …

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UO supports prospective students who wish to protest in gun-control walkout

The University of Oregon’s official Twitter put out a tweet this morning in support of walk-out protests for gun control. The tweet was aimed at high school students who may apply to universities but may be afraid to protest in walkouts. The University of Oregon joins hundreds of universities and colleges …

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Climate Justice League stages “die-in” protest in the EMU

About 35 people participated in a “die-in” next to the O Desk in the EMU at 11:30 this morning to protest UO’s lack of action for climate change. The campaign is called “CAP the Carbon.” The group, called the University of Oregon Climate Justice League’s (CJL), included students who wore …

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A public memorial for Tom Wheeler will be held on Sunday

There will be a public memorial for University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Shedd Institute, according to an email sent out by journalism school Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda. In the email, sent out to all journalism students, Molleda stated that the …

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UO Provost asks for feedback on tuition increase

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar sent out an email to the entire UO community asking for feedback on the proposed tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year. The proposed increase is $6 dollars per credit, or $240 per year, for in-state students and $18 per credit, or $810 per …

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The new UO campus shuttle makes getting home safe easier

University of Oregon students now have another option for getting home at night. This month, the UO Campus Shuttle was created by the UO Police Department and student volunteers. It is a free shuttle for students. The shuttle runs on a route similar to a bus, and students, faculty and …

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Friday news wrap-up

Basketball: UO vs USC Jack Butler writes about UO’s men’s basketball loss to USC yesterday, and what the loss means for the tournament. Here are photos from the game by Ben Green. Arts & Culture Podcast Arts & Culture editor Sararosa Davies teamed up with podcast editor Alec Cowan to …

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The Student Food Pantry needs more space

The Student Food Pantry doubled its hours at the beginning of fall term. Before the change, students would stand in line hoping for a chance to get some groceries from the tiny one-car garage full of food. Now, Food for Lane County, a nonprofit organization, began donating more food to …

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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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Rapper Wynne was hit by a car, but that isn’t slowing her down

Portland rapper Wynne — Sina Holwerda — was hit by a car last Monday on her way back to her apartment from class at the University of Oregon, where she is a junior studying music. “I was walking across 13th and I was probably three-quarters of the way across on …

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Pedestrian struck by car in crosswalk near 13th and Patterson

At around 11:30 a.m. a car struck a female pedestrian while walking through the crosswalk across East 13th Avenue three blocks away from campus. She was struck by a grey Nissan SUV. The driver was driving south on Patterson Street and turning left. The driver failed to see the pedestrian, …

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Money for blood: As the global plasma industry grows, struggling students donate to survive

“You just walk in and walk out with money,” says Cheyenne Johnson, a former Lane Community College student. Twice a week, she visits the Grifols Talecris plasma donation center in Eugene, supplementing her income with money exchanged for the plasma in her veins. Plasma, a component of blood, is used …

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“It’s okay to be white” signs appear in campus newsstands

On Tuesday morning, signs reading “It’s okay to be white” were found in newsstands around the University of Oregon campus. Publications including The Emerald, Lane Community College’s The Torch and Eugene Weekly found the posters inserted inside newsstands’ displays. It is not clear who is responsible for putting up the signs. Oregon is …

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Together PANGEA brings their rebellious sound to Portland

In the foggy Portland Analog theater and cafe, LA rock group Together PANGEA played to a modest crowd. Its provocative lyrics and grungy edge give the band a distinct punk influence. People were in thrifted jackets, colorful hair and beanies. This weekend, the four-man group is finishing out their American …

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UO confirms $50 million donation ahead of President Schill’s speech

University officials confirmed an anonymous donation of $50 million to be spent at the discretion of President Michael Schill on Friday morning. The university was responding to an article in the Register-Guard that stated a fund called the “Presidential Fund for Excellence” was created with the donation, and that none …

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College of Design: a new, simplified school

Students walking into Lawrence Hall will see the same halls, seats and chalkboards. What they won’t see is the newly organized inner-workings of the schools that occupy the building. All are invited to the new College of Design’s launch party at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Lawrence Hall to …

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