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Podcast: Meet the Emerald’s new Editor-in-Chief

On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, current Editor-in-Chief Jack Pitcher and incoming Editor-in-Chief Zach Price sit down with Podcast Editor Alec Cowan to talk about the Emerald’s year in review: what could the paper have done better, what are the struggles of being editor-in-chief and what are Zach’s …

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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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UO grad continues fight against ALS, will host Eugene fundraiser this month

University of Oregon graduate Osiel Mendoza, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis last year at age 21, is coming back to Eugene Memorial Day weekend to host a corntoss tournament in Alton Baker Park. All of the proceeds from the event will go directly toward ALS research. The event …

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UO unveils plans to demolish Hayward Field, build new stadium by 2020

After two years of delays, the University of Oregon finally unveiled its plans for the new Hayward Field on Tuesday. Historic Hayward Field will be demolished beginning this summer and replaced by a new stadium slated to open in 2020. “We really wanted to build the best track and field …

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Red Wagon Creamery closes campus location amid financial struggles, allegations of sexual misconduct

Not long after opening in 2011 as a food cart serving homemade ice cream, Red Wagon Creamery exploded onto the Eugene food scene. The cart was replaced by a downtown store in 2013, and by 2016, the business had added a factory and a satellite store at the University of …

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Campus news wrap-up: Tuesday, January 9

Alabama wins national title, led by former Ducks recruit The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs in dramatic fashion 26-23 Monday night, led in the second half by true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Many Oregon fans are familiar with Tagovailoa. The Hawaii native attended the same high school as Marcus …

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Campus news wrap-up: Monday, January 8

Welcome back, UO students. As you head off to the first classes of winter term, here’s what you need to know: New federal guidelines for marijuana could impact recreational sales in Eugene U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded the Obama-era federal guidelines that instruct federal prosecutors not to pursue …

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Eugene police seek 2 suspects after campus-area shooting

Eugene police are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects involved with multiple crimes, including the Saturday night shooting at the Courtside student apartment complex near Matthew Knight Arena. Police believe that Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea, 23, was involved in the Courtside shooting, an incident of domestic violence, and …

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Former Oregon basketball recruit sues Dana Altman, others after tearing ACL during official visit

A former Oregon basketball recruit is suing the University of Oregon, Dana Altman and four other basketball staff members for personal injury damages after he tore his ACL while working out for the Oregon coaches in October 2015. Crisshawn Clark, now a University of Portland basketball player, is seeking compensation …

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Back to the Books: Dorm Breakdown

With a wealth of dorm experiences — both good, bad and everywhere in between — Emerald staffers are here to pass on some wisdom. Check out the Emerald’s dorm by dorm breakdown of the university’s residence halls below. Global Scholars Hall College dorms are usually pretty barren. Not GSH. It …

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How UO student housing transformed in under 10 years

A lot has changed at the University of Oregon since the early 1990s. The football team started winning, enrollment exploded, and, thanks to donors like Phil Knight, campus has been under continuous renovation. Despite the addition of new halls and expanded facilities, the UO campus maintains the same aesthetic feel …

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Male student sues UO over handling of sexual assault investigation

A University of Oregon student sued the school in federal court Monday, alleging that UO violated his due process rights and discriminated against him based on gender when he was accused of sexual assault in February 2016. UO suspended the student after a female friend with whom he had had …

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Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the Oregon football team, the university announced Friday afternoon. “I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we …

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Former student gets 16 months in prison for sexual assault

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Monday for charges related to a 2016 off-campus sexual assault. Following his prison sentence, he will serve three years probation and be required to register as a sex offender for life. Wood pleaded …

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Man dies following car accident near LLC residence hall

This post was updated at 9:52 p.m. to include additional information from police.  A man died in a car accident between Hayward Field and the LLC residence hall Thursday night after experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel and striking multiple parked cars. UOPD identified the man as Todd Jeffrey …

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Campus crime wrap-up: 2016-17 school year

With nearly 24,000 students, 80 buildings, and its own health center and police department, the University of Oregon often feels like a city within a city. And like any city, the university has to deal with crime. Those crimes are documented every week in UOPD’s Clery crime log — a …

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After being diagnosed with ALS at 21, UO student Osiel Mendoza fights back

Osiel Mendoza had big plans coming into his senior year at the University of Oregon last fall. Being diagnosed with ALS, and learning that his life expectancy is now approximately two to five years, wasn’t part of them. A sports-minded business major, the 22-year-old from Martinez, California, has spent three …

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Former UO student pleads guilty to second degree sex abuse

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the second degree in Lane County Circuit Court Tuesday. Wood took the plea deal on the first day of his trial, after jury selection had begun. In exchange for pleading guilty to second degree sexual …

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Suspect still at large following motorcycle chase and hours long search

Following a high-speed motorcycle chase through Eugene Wednesday evening, a suspect in a possible assault is still on the loose. Four different law enforcement agencies chased a man on a motorcycle throughout Eugene, passing by campus on Hilyard Street. Eugene Police, Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sherrif’s Office …

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UO sends mistaken admissions emails, becomes subject of Twitter jokes

In an apparent mix up, University of Oregon Admissions sent a round of emails Tuesday afternoon congratulating people who didn’t apply to the school on their acceptance to UO. The emails read, “Dear xxx: Congratulations on your acceptance to University of Oregon! May 1 is just days away and we …

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Former student convicted of coercion following incident at campus-area party

Former UO student Daniel James Ennis, 20, plead guilty to coercion on Monday, court records show. He was sentenced to five years probation and 60 days in jail, which he is eligible to serve through an alternative program. Ennis was accused of forcing a woman to engage in contact with …

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Colt Lyerla sentenced to six months in jail

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was sentenced to six months in jail on Wednesday, court records show. Lyerla pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery after he was accused of using counterfeit $50 bills at stores in March. Washington County prosecutors added the forgery charges after Lyerla was arrested …

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Campus-area stabbing under investigation, no arrest made

**UPDATE 12:38 p.m: UOPD released a more detailed crime alert, available here.  The University of Oregon sent an alert to students Saturday at 2:18 a.m., warning of an armed suspect near parking lot 16 by the intersection of 13th Avenue and Kincaid Street. UO sent an “all clear” message at …

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Crime

Eugene Police: Burglars are stealing MacBooks from sleeping UO students

The Eugene Police Department warned of a “rash” of recent burglaries near campus in a news release Tuesday morning. According to EPD, there have been six burglaries in the past month, all of which occurred while sleeping UO students were home. The most recent string occurred on April 7, in …

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UO student dies in Hamilton Hall on Saturday

A freshman University of Oregon student died in her dorm room in Hamilton Hall on Saturday evening. She was 18 years old, according to UOPD. The Lane County Medical Examiner has not yet determined a cause of death. The student lived in the Spiller wing of Hamilton. Her death is …

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Emerald story wins national investigative reporting award

The Emerald’s 2016 investigation of former Oregon tight end Pharoah Brown won the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for student reporting at a small paper, IRE announced Tuesday. Written by Kenny Jacoby, Jarrid Denney and Cooper Green, the story revealed that Brown was accused of three separate violent incidents during …

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Former Duck Colt Lyerla arrested for heroin possesion one month after felony drug conviction

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla was arrested for heroin possession and forgery Monday. He is currently being held at the Washington County Jail. Two weeks ago, Lyerla was sentenced to 18 months probation after his conviction in a 2016 heroin possession case in Washington County. Conditions of his probation include …

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UO releases findings of athletic department free speech investigation

The University of Oregon concluded its investigation of potential free speech policy violations by the athletic department this week. The investigation found that the athletic department did nothing illegal, but could improve its media relations in some areas. President Michael Schill ordered the investigation in December after a highly publicized …

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Setting the record straight: The price of transparency

Multiple University of Oregon students were arrested this year, an assistant football coach was paid over $60,000 for less than a week of work and one visit to campus by an author cost UO donors over $40,000. Public records requests help clarify the facts for stories like these.   As …

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Oregon beach volleyball drops opening series against Portland

Oregon beach volleyball opened its season with two losses to the Portland Pilots at Chemeketa Community College in Salem over the weekend. Both matches were close. In the opener on Saturday, Oregon (0-2) won both matches on the top courts but lost the three remaining matches to Portland (2-0) for a …

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