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Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla convicted of felony heroin possession

Colt Lyerla, the former Oregon Ducks standout tight end, was convicted of heroin possession in Washington County court last week, court records show. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 14. Lyerla was arrested in a Portland suburb in August 2016 when police allegedly found him lighting and smoking a …

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Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded handgun at Hub residents

A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a crowd of people at the Hub on Campus apartments after midnight on Friday. According to Eugene Police, two officers responded to the apartments after reports of a trespasser. When the officers arrived, “a group of more than 10 …

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Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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Trial date set for former UO student charged with multiple sex crimes

A jury trial is set to begin on May 2 for former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, who was arrested on sexual assault charges in March 2016. Wood is charged with unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, attempting to commit a Class A felony, sexual abuse in …

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January campus crime wrap-up

UOPD responded to 65 crimes in January, according to its Clery crime log. This is up from 45 in December when school wasn’t in session. Notable crime reports include burglaries at Deady and Lawrence halls, six DUIIs, 21 cases of theft or unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and a rape …

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UO is ‘troubled’ by Trump’s immigration ban, advises affected students not to travel outside U.S.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, the University of Oregon expressed support for international students in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. “We are troubled by the decision of the new U.S. administration to begin a process of closing our borders,” the statement from UO President …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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“Reset the Code” campaign seeks campus unity

There was a noticeable tension on campus in the days after the presidential election on Nov. 8. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets, some of them preaching peace, others chanting, “Fuck Donald Trump!” Then, the night after the election, three high schoolers wore blackface and showed up outside a …

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Former law student sues UO, alleges disability discrimination

Former University of Oregon law school student Ehvan Schectman sued the school on Nov. 10, court records show. Schectman alleges that the law school discriminated against his learning disability and then retaliated against him when he complained about it. Schectman is seeking an unspecified amount for damages and emotional distress …

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Fall term crime wrap-up

The University of Oregon Police Department responded to 615 crimes during fall term, according to its Clery crime log. Below is a summary of the most notable and commonly occurring campus crimes for fall 2016. Liquor and drug law violations UO lived up to its party school reputation this fall, …

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Trump offers cabinet position to former Oregon football player

President-elect Donald J. Trump has offered the Secretary of the Interior cabinet position to Montana Republican Representative Ryan Zinke, according to the Associated Press. Zinke, 55, graduated from University of Oregon, where he was an offensive lineman on the football team from 1980-83. Zinke is an ex-Navy SEAL who earned …

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Board of Trustees to vote on $7 million GSH lawsuit settlement

The University of Oregon has reached a settlement agreement, pending Board of Trustees approval, with the two contractors and architectural firm it sued last March for the allegedly poor construction of Global Scholars Hall. After more than 18 months of legal work and “extensive mediation,” the parties came to the settlement …

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UO holds active shooter training in wake of Ohio State attack

The University of Oregon held an active shooter training for staff and students at the EMU on Wednesday, two days after a student attacked and injured 11 at Ohio State University. The training was intended to develop a safer campus by teaching staff and students how to watch for warning …

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Photos: UO students silently protest campus hate crimes

More than a dozen students stood in a circle in front of the Erb Memorial Union on Monday, silently protesting the hate crimes that have occurred on the University of Oregon campus recently. Protestors carried signs and handed out fliers explaining the reasoning for their demonstration: “It was necessary for …

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Taylor’s Bar and Grill repeatedly accused of overcharging credit cards

University of Oregon senior Mikayla Ashten, like many UO students, frequents Taylor’s Bar and Grill on the weekends. The popular campus-area bar is usually packed with students from Wednesday to Saturday night. Ashten pays her bar tab on her debit card and leaves a cash tip. Recently, however, she’s suspected …

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Two Oregon State University students hospitalized with meningococcal disease

Two students at Oregon State University have been hospitalized this week with meningococcal disease, according to the Corvallis Gazette Times. Seth Collins, a wide receiver with the Oregon State football team, is believed to be the first student hospitalized, according to The Oregonian. He was admitted to Good Samaritan Medical …

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Two additional rape cases reported to UOPD over the weekend

The University of Oregon Police Department received two reports of campus area rape over the weekend, bringing the total number of cases reported since Oct. 30 to six. The incidents occurred on Nov. 10 and Nov. 12. According to UO spokesman Kelly McIver, the Nov. 12 incident occurred in an …

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Eugene man charged with assault after off-campus attack with hatchet

Samuel Carlson, 25, was charged with first degree assault on Monday for his role in an April 17 fight near campus, court documents show. According to the Lane County Circuit Court information document, Carlson “unlawfully and intentionally caused serious physical injury by means of a dangerous weapon.” The April incident …

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Campus Crime Wrap-Up: Nov. 1-13

UOPD received reports of 34 crimes between Nov. 1-13. Notable incidents include two cases of vehicle theft, separate incidents of “possession of meth and possession of a felony weapon” and an intimidation hate crime at the EMU. Four cases of rape were also reported to UOPD during this period, but …

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Three people on campus in blackface video not UO students

The three people dressed in blackface on campus in a video tweeted Wednesday night are not UO students, according to Andy Dey, principal at South Eugene High School. One of the people in the video attends South Eugene. The other two do not, and have no affiliation with the university, based upon Dey’s …

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Video shows three people in blackface on campus, UOPD doubles patrols in response

UPDATE: Nov. 9, 11:08 p.m. – UO emails a statement to students: “The use of blackface is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes … The incident has been reported to student life and the UOPD, which has doubled their patrols on campus this evening.” Full statement available here. UPDATE: …

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Four reports of on-campus rape listed in UOPD Clery crime log

Four cases of rape have appeared on the University of Oregon Police Department Clery Crime Log since Oct. 30. According to UOPD Public Information Officer Kelly McIver, three of the four incidents occurred last month, on Oct. 11, Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. The fourth was from 2013, but was …

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UO eliminates free shift meals for dining hall workers, students protest

University of Oregon dining employs hundreds of student and non-student workers. For years, a free meal on each shift was part of an employee’s compensation. That has changed this term. Student employees are now charged $1 for meals while at work. A dollar for a meal might not break most …

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Eugene Police respond to five thefts in 30 minutes on Monday morning

UPDATE: 1:34 p.m. Monday – According to EPD representative Melinda McLaughlin, the case at E. 15th and Ferry Alley is an identity theft. Police reports are not yet in. *** Eugene Police responded to five separate cases of theft Monday morning, between 11:50 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. Two cases occurred …

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OHA warns of tainted marijuana sold at Eugene dispensary; dispensary co-founder says regulation inconsistencies are frustrating

Three Oregon dispensaries, including Flowr of Life in Eugene, sold pesticide-tainted strains of marijuana during October, according to a notice from the Oregon Health Authority. “The Oregon Health Authority is advising customers of three medical marijuana dispensaries that certain products contain high levels of pesticides,” the notice read. At Flowr …

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Former UO student pleads guilty to drug charges, but is found not responsible for fellow student’s death

A Lane County judge ruled Thursday that former University of Oregon student Kevin Christopher Post was not responsible for a fellow UO student’s drug overdose in 2014. Court documents show that during the sentencing hearing, the state alleged an aggravating factor: that “Mr. Post’s involvement in the delivery of substances, …

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UO African American Workshop and Lecture Series kicks off with discussion on STEM

Dr. Kelly Mack, the Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, spoke in the EMU on Monday about attaining diversity in STEM education. Dr. Mack, who was introduced by University of Oregon President Michael Schill, kicked off the five-part UO African American Workshop …

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Residence hall water samples contained up to 15 times the EPA-approved lead level

The lead content in select faucets and drinking fountains on campus was over twice the Environmental Protections Agency’s “action level” of 15 parts per billion last spring, according to public records obtained by the Emerald. According to the EPA, water that tests higher than 15 ppb is unsafe for human …

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Downed tree blocks MLK Blvd. at Autzen Stadium

A downed tree is blocking traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd just past the intersection with Leo Harris Parkway near Autzen Stadium. The tree is currently being removed and should be clear within the hour, according to an EPD officer on the scene. One eastbound lane remains open while …

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Water in Bean and Hamilton halls now safe to consume

Water in Bean and Hamilton halls is now safe to drink and cook with, according to an email sent to residents from University Housing on Oct. 4. “You may now use all bathroom sinks for cooking and teeth brushing, in addition to washing in Bean Hall. You may also use …

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