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LAPD Chief declares UCLA campus safe after shooting, campus reopens

In a press conference, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said the shots reported on the University of California, Los Angeles campus this morning were the result of a homicide suicide. “It appears entirely contained,” Beck said. The shooting took place in an office of the engineering building, Boelter …

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Weekly news wrap up: UO settles with James Cleavenger, mandatory reporting policy remains intact

University of Oregon settles suit with James Cleavenger for $1 million On May 10, the UO agreed to settle the lawsuits brought against it by former UOPD officer James Cleavenger for $1 million. The university also cancelled its Ninth Circuit appeal in exchange for canceling his own appeal in his …

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UO settles James Cleavenger suit for $1 million

The University of Oregon agreed to settle in the lawsuits former UOPD officer James Cleavenger brought against it, according to a press release today from Cleavenger’s attorneys Jason Kafoury and Mark McDougal. The UO agreed to settle for $1 million cash on May 10 and cancel its Ninth Circuit appeal …

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Weekly news wrap up: UO settles suit over football coaches, Milo Yiannopoulos visits campus

University of Oregon reaches settlement after legal battle over insuring football coaches The university reached a settlement of $242,000 with two insurance brokers on May 9. The case centered on bonuses paid to former head football coach Chip Kelly and his coaching staff for the team’s success in the 2012-13 …

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Weekly wrap up: Donald Trump comes to Eugene, UO student reports sexual assault at Sigma Phi Epsilon

Trump comes to town Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally at the Lane Events Center on May 6. The event drew over 3,000 attendees as well as a number of protestors. There were no arrests or use of force at the event. Trump mainly stayed on his usual …

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Update: Police identify man who died after being found with injuries at Alton Baker Park

Jennifer Fleck also contributed to this report. Update: The man who was found at Alton Baker Park Wednesday morning and later died at a Springfield hospital has been identified as 25-year-old Alexander Delon Davenport. The death is being investigated as “suspicious” by the Eugene Police Department, spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin said. …

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UO ranked one the of 50 most LGBT friendly universities in the US

The University of Oregon was ranked 42 on a list of the 50 most LGBT friendly colleges and universities in the United States by collegechoice.net. College Choice cited the university’s LGBT support services; its outreach program, U Out, and a number of student groups — including the Queer Ally Coalition, …

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Weekly news wrap up: a recent timeline of sexual assault at the UO

On March 15, Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis filed lawsuits against the university for $10 million each. The lawsuit claims the investigation was biased and their futures with the NBA were jeopardized. Litigation surrounding the alleged sexual assault of a University of Oregon student by three former basketball players in March 2014 continued through …

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Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Springfield tomorrow

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally tomorrow morning in Springfield, his campaign announced today. The senator from Vermont’s event will begin at 10 a.m. in Island Park. Admission is free and open to the public, and bags will not be allowed at the event. His campaign said Sanders will …

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Weekly news wrap up: fight leaves man hospitalized, I’m With UO sweeps ASUO elections

Man hospitalized after fight near University of Oregon campus UOAlert! sent out a mass text message on April 16 urging students to stay away from East 16th Alley and Alder Street after a fight broke out in the area that evening. A witness at the scene, Laura Rose, said the fight occurred …

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Weekly news wrap up: Quinn Haaga elected as ASUO president, UO student still missing

University of Oregon student reported missing near Florence Jack Charles O’Hallaren, 20, was reported missing just after 8 p.m. on April 15 near the North Jetty on the Siuslaw River. O’Hallaren was last seen going into a surf before disappearing. His friend called the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and said O’Hallaren …

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Weekly news wrap up: ASUO election results, UO student killed in train accident

UO student killed in train accident On April 4, the Eugene Police Department identified the body of a man who died after falling from a train as University of Oregon student Connor James. James’ body was reported to the EPD on the morning of April 1 near Northwest Expressway and …

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News wrap up: week one

Oregon’s public universities presidents petition state for $100 million UO President Michael Schill, along with the presidents of six other public universities, is petitioning the state of Oregon for a $100 million increase in funding. The petition was sent to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission on Wednesday, March 30. Collectively, …

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Come to the Emerald’s annual ASUO elections debate April 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

On April 5, the Emerald will moderate its annual ASUO debate from 6-7:30 p.m. in room 123 of Global Scholars Hall. Unlike previous years, which have only allowed ASUO presidential candidates to debate, this year’s event will include a debate between the vice presidents on all three election campaigns: Duck Squad, I’m …

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Students abroad remain safe after Brussels attacks

In the midst of bombings on March 22 in Brussels, Belgium, two students traveling through University of Oregon programs were reported safe. The attacks at a metro station and the airport left at least 30 dead and more than 200 injured, according to CNN. One of the students is studying abroad …

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UO student faces felony sexual assault charge

University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood was arrested around 8 a.m. this morning by the UOPD for unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, according to his arrest report. Wood was later booked at the Lane County Jail. Wood was arrested without issue following an investigation stemming from an …

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Hacked printers produce anti-Semitic flyers on campus

The University of Oregon is investigating a hacking after it was part of a national incident that printed out anti-Semitic flyers to different universities, including Oregon State University, on March 25. Five total printouts were reported, UO spokesman Tobin Klinger said. Klinger said the information security departments have worked with affected …

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News wrap up: Finals week & spring break

ASUO released three upcoming ballot measures Students can vote on these three measures on DuckWeb starting April 4: One would make ASUO services universally accessible by requiring ASUO to implement universal design. The measure won’t increase the incidental fee and will provide accommodations for all students for ASUO meetings and events …

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UO students in Brussels accounted for

According to a tweet from KEZI 9 a University of Oregon spokesperson confirmed that the two students in Brussels are accounted for after the attacks today. Bombings at the airport and a metro station left 30 dead and 230 injured according to CNN. Jennifer Eyler is a UO junior studying abroad …

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Clark Honors College professor Frances Cogan passed away Tuesday

Clark Honors College Professor Emerita of Literature passed away at the Riverbend Hospital on Tuesday according to an email sent on behalf Terry Hunt, Dean of the Honors College. Cogan began teaching at the Honors College in 1981. Hunt had no further information about when a service will take place, …

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Federal court denies UO’s appeal of James Cleavenger case

The University of Oregon’s appeal for a new trial in light of a lawsuit they lost in September was denied today. In September, James Cleavenger won $755,000 in a federal lawsuit he brought against the UOPD. The jury found that UOPD wrongfully terminated Cleavenger and made attempts to injure his …

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Potential gas leak in downtown Eugene

A construction crew potentially caused a natural gas leak which temporarily closed the Ferry Street Bridge this morning, the Register-Guard reported. Road closures were due to the response of emergency crew, but all roads have since reopened. The line was reportedly ruptured near Broadway and High Street but the origin …

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Responsible Action Procedure cements UO policy of medical amnesty

If you’re drunk on campus, and you or a friend seek medical help from the university, you will not receive a citation or any disciplinary action. Part of a campaign to increase student safety and trust, the University of Oregon officially enacted a policy this week guaranteeing that students will …

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ASUO senate meeting wrap up

Decisions to confirm new ASUO officers and University Senate reps. delayed. The first ASUO senate meeting of the 2015-2016 school year took place at 7 p.m. at Lillis. Senator Kevin Dobyns, summer senate president, was nominated as senate president with Senator Quinn Haaga as vice-president. The final decision to confirm …

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What we know about the Noah DeWitt case

A body discovered by Eugene Public Works at a pump station on May 27 was confirmed as Noah DeWitt, a University of Oregon alumnus who was last seen Feb. 14. DeWitt, 24, was found in an underground “wet well” at the Fillmore Pump Station off Briarcliff Lane while EPW was performing …

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Body of missing UO alumnus Noah DeWitt found

The body of Noah DeWitt, a University of Oregon graduate was found Wednesday afternoon in Eugene’s Fillmore wastewater sewage pump. Melinda McLaughlin, spokeswoman for the Eugene Police Department, confirmed Sunday morning. DeWitt was reported missing in February. He was last seen at the Heart and Spoon Community House in Eugene …

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Seventh person connected to UO meningococcal outbreak

Oregon Public Health officials confirmed today that a seventh person contracted meningococcal disease in connection with the University of Oregon outbreak. The 52-year-old man contracted the meningococcal disease when visiting his child on campus on May 2 and 3, the Register Guard reports. This is the same disease that led …

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E-cigarette use doubles among minors

The use of e-cigarettes has become increasingly popular among younger generations.

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Amber Alert called off after North Bend girl found safe

An Amber Alert was called off Thursday evening after the three-year-old girl from North Bend was found safely.

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Panel hosted by Carnegie Global Oregon addresses human sex trafficking

Nancy O’Malley, Alameda county’s district attorney, Diana Janz, director of Spring Hope Ministries in Springfield and local survivor Rebecca Perky comprised a panel on human sex trafficking hosted by Carnegie Global Oregon on Tuesday evening.

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