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Update: Campaign staffer confirms Donald Trump visit to Eugene Friday night,

Lauren Garetto and Taylor Perse also contributed to this report. Update: The Register-Guard reported on Wednesday that the rally will take place at the Lane Events Center. Original: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Eugene at 7 p.m. Friday, said Chris Gergen, Oregon political director for the Trump campaign. While the …

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UO to implement new policies in response to Black Student Task Force demands

In November, the Black Student Task Force sent a list of 12 demands asking the University of Oregon administration to combat various racial issues on campus. Today, UO President Michael Schill and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Yvette Alex-Assensoh published a letter to the campus community addressing six of the …

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City

Sweet Life opens second location near UO despite small car accident

The wait is over: a new Sweet Life Desserts location on East 19th Avenue and Agate Street opened its doors Monday morning — despite a small car accident that occurred the night before. According to managers at Sweet Life, a car backed up at a higher than usual speed and hit …

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UO club promotes sexual consent through dance

Oregon Ballroom Dance Club has been a part of the University of Oregon and Eugene community for 22 years. This year, it is showing the correlation of consent with dance and applying it to sexual consent as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Dancing, in my biased opinion, is a fantastic …

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EMU food vendors criticized for lack of green products

With the rapid addition of food vendors in the Erb Memorial Union, readily compostable products have had a slow start. Student Mike Schwentner, a member of the Zero Waste Program, a group dedicated to creating sustainable choices around campus, says that EMU vendors are producing too much waste and students need to …

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Student groups pull together, encourage others to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Student groups at the University of Oregon have tabbed inclusion as a top priority as many are working together to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “We are recognizing this month because so many people have been harmed, there are so many people whose voices weren’t heard and whose voices …

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UO Board of Trustees committee will discuss plan to recruit more minority faculty

The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees will hold a meeting to address a continuing lack of diversity among UO faculty. Lack of diversity among UO faculty has become a more frequently referenced issue on campus, one often brought to the forefront of conversation throughout this …

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Students protest to educate high school students and protest “anti-immigrant” measures

Today about 100 college and high school students protested in the EMU amphitheater to educate high school students of what political action looks like and protest “anti-immigrant” ballot measures. Co-Coordinator for the event and Mecha de UO member, Eva Reyas says this is part of a conference that is held every year …

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Here’s what you missed at the ASUO debate tonight

Today the Emerald hosted an ASUO debate featuring the vice presidents and presidents from I’m with UO, One Oregon and Duck Squad. Candidates from each slate had the opportunity to discuss their platform and respond to questions about their campaign. Here are some highlights of the debate: Safe Ride, DDS …

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ASUONews

Voting is now open on DuckWeb. Here’s how to do it.

Today is the first day to vote in the ASUO elections. Voting will be open four days, closing April 8 at 4 p.m. This year’s slates are I’m with UO, Duck Squad and One Oregon. Here’s how to vote: Sign in to DuckWeb, click “Student Menu” then click “Vote Now: …

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CrimeNews

Update: Man who pulled out gun in front of Taylor’s Bar and Grill Tuesday morning arrested by EPD

A man who reportedly pulled out a gun at Taylor’s Bar and Grill early Tuesday morning has been arrested, police officers at the scene said. There were no injuries, according to the Eugene Police Department and Taylor’s General Manager Eric Clarke. UPDATE: That man was Forest Laughner. The incident began when Laughner …

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Oregon Legislature proclaims March 10 “Mighty Oregon Day”

With the 100 year celebration of the “Mighty Oregon” fight song, Oregon senators and alumnus officially declare March 10 as “Mighty Oregon Day.” According to “Around the O,” chief sponsors of the bill were State Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, and Reps. Val Hoyle, D-West Eugene-Junction City, and Caddy McKeown, D-Coos Bay. Oregon alumnus …

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UO asks federal judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by former basketball player Brandon Austin

The University of Oregon asked a federal judge to dismiss the $7.5 million lawsuit that former basketball player Brandon Austin filed against the university in October 2015, according to the Register Guard. In spring of 2014, teammates Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson were accused of sexual assault against a UO …

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New year, new state laws

With the new year came new laws that went into effect. Here is a break down: Oregon is the 4th state to require paid sick leave: Behind California, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Senate Bill 454 requires companies with 10 or more workers to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave every …

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A mass shooting through eyes of UCC alumni at University of Oregon

Lauren Garetto, Noah McGraw and Jack Heffernan each contributed to this post. David Kildal, an Umpqua Community College alumnus, was about to leave for a 12 p.m. class at the University of Oregon when he heard about the shooting. Sitting in his class, not knowing if his community was safe, …

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Southwestern Oregon Community College closed for “non-specific threat”

Coos Bay’s Southwestern Oregon Community College closed Friday due to a “non-specific threat,” according to the Coos Bay Police Department and reported by The Register-Guard. Students who live on campus have been asked to either stay in their dorms or go to activities off campus. SWOCC security staff and local law …

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UO student attacked near Beall Concert Hall

A female University of Oregon student reported that she was attacked by a man who tried to steal her backpack at about 12:45 a.m. on July 17. According to a campus crime alert sent by the University of Oregon Police Department, the incident occurred east of Beall Concert Hall on …

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Michael Schill tours Oregon campus during his first working day as president

Michael Schill’s first official day as president was July 1, but he didn’t get settled into his office or get to do a campus-wide meet-and-greet until five days later.

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CityNews

Eugene City Council passes partial fireworks ban

The Eugene City Council on Wednesday approved a ban on fireworks south of 18th Avenue and east of Agate Street.

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Meet the barber on 13th avenue who gave Prefontaine, UO presidents their signature looks

“I can make you run faster.” That’s what Pete Peterson, owner of Red Rooster Barber Shop, said to Steve Prefontaine in the early 1970s as he saw him passing his shop. Peterson told Prefontaine that he noticed his hair getting in the way when he ran, and he could change …

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Former Editor in Chief Michael Kleckner passes away at 43

Former Emerald Editor-in-chief Michael Kleckner, now legally referred to as Sioen Roux, passed away Tuesday morning in San Francisco from a heart attack, his good friend and ex-wife Sarah Chylek said. He was 43. Roux served as the Emerald’s editor from 2002 to 2003. At the time of his death, Roux was …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

After a decade of searching, Delta Sigma Phi finds its niche

After trying everything from haunted houses to scavenger hunts and soccer tournaments without getting the response it was looking for, Delta Sigma Phi thinks it has finally found the best way to earn money for its philanthropy, the American Red Cross.

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Eugene Fire responds to Patterson apartments

Two fire trucks responded to a fire at The Patterson apartments on 15th and Patterson Tuesday at 6 p.m. Firemen have confirmed there was a small kitchen fire. No one was hurt. Resident of the apartment complex Danielle Bouchard says it was her neighbor who was cooking that set the …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

FSL’s task force takes different approach than originally anticipated

The FSL’s sexual assault prevention task force is in full swing with chapter representatives from fraternities and sororities to help bring up the conversation with their members.

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

100 years of success for Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi the business fraternity at the UO celebrated their 100 year anniversary for being on campus. They invited 145 alumni and current members for a weekend celebration from May 1st to 3rd.

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

FSL’s sexual assault task force has one year to prove it can change a culture

The FSL community has been trying to create changes with its sexual assault task force by changing the culture in a matter of few months. The results of a new 2015-2016 campus climate survey could show higher disproportionate numbers of sexual assault and cause the growth of FSL to come to a halt.

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Nepali UO students organizing aid for their homeland

Nepal’s earthquake is the largest devastation the country has seen in almost a century. Learn how you can help donate to the cause.

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Pi Beta Phi starts remodel just in time for 100-year celebration

Pi Beta Phi starts the 1st phase in their 3 phase remodel just in time to celebrate their 100th anniversary being at University of Oregon. This renovation comes at the great time while Greek Life is expanding and their chapter is continually growing.

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