AnnouncementsCityNews

“Rally for Black Lives” tomorrow evening

A “peaceful, non-confrontational rally” will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. in front of the Lane County Correctional Facilities, according to a press release from Community Alliance of Lane County. Springfield Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is co-hosting the event with Community Alliance of Lane County. The rally will …

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AdministrationNews

Months late, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity website update in progress

After displaying outdated information for months, the University of Oregon’s Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity has finally addressed problems with the accuracy of its website. For the students and faculty at the University of Oregon, answering questions about sensitive topics such as reporting sexual assault and harassment had been …

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Profile

Former UO student joins a start-up to end homelessness

A University of Oregon alum is working on a project to help combat the dread that can often accompany the search for a new home. Sure, there can be excitement for the next stage of life, but moving can also mean months of searching and rejection, particularly for those from …

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AnnouncementsSports

Former UO wrestling coach dies

Long-time wrestling coach Ron Finley died yesterday morning at the age of 75. The former Beaver took over the University of Oregon wrestling program in 1970 and remained at the helm until 1998. Under his leadership, the Ducks captured Pac-10 Championships in 1975, 1981 and 1982. Oregon’s wrestling program is …

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CityEventsNews

Freedom Festival draws thousands to Alton Baker Park for Independence Day weekend

The Eugene Active 20-30 Club’s 70th annual Freedom Festival wrapped up on Monday evening with a fireworks show that boasted over 700 mortars. The Club worked with the Maude Kerns Art Center, which put on the Art and the Vineyard festival, providing food and entertainment throughout the weekend. The rough …

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NewsOlympicsSports

Does Nike have a monopoly on US track and field runners?

Eugene is currently at the center of the US track and field universe with U.S. Olympic Trials taking place at Hayward Field this week. Each of the athletes that earn a chance to compete for their country will also be compelled to wear the Nike Swoosh on their jerseys, regardless of whether …

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Events

Eugene’s Freedom Festival celebrates 70 years with a bang

This Monday, the Freedom Festival fireworks show at Alton Baker Park is celebrating its 70th anniversary. A major fundraiser for the Eugene Active 20-30 Club, the weekend-long event is bringing the Club and Maude Kerns Arts Center together to benefit a number of children’s charities in Eugene. “The Club has …

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OlympicsSportsTrack & Field

Nick Symmonds won’t run for U.S. this summer

Two-time Olympian and athlete rights activist Nick Symmonds will not compete for a chance to run in Rio de Janeiro this summer. The 800-meter runner who was a favorite to make team USA announced this morning that, “This left ankle of mine currently has a torn ligament and a stress …

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CityHousingNews

When students leave town, others are left with their mess

As students moved out of the residence halls at the end of the school year, the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste program brought together a team of volunteers to ensure that unwanted items wouldn’t end up in the landfill. In just one week, a team of 36 volunteers contributed 170 hours …

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AnnouncementsCrime

Suspected gang-related shooting at Eugene library

A dispute between what is believed to be two sets of gang members resulted in a shot fired last night in front of the Eugene library around 7 p.m. Two fist fights broke out and a single shot was fired in the direction of the library. The shot hit a …

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EPD encourages safe firework handling this week

As of yesterday, set fireworks are legal in Eugene/Springfield. Ever year beginning June 23 and ending July 6 fireworks can be bought at retail fireworks outlets. Legal fireworks include fountains, spinners and wheels. Only fireworks that produce smoke, sparks or fire but do not explode, travel more than 12 inches …

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College Hill Reservoir to close through 4th of July

If you are in Eugene for the Independence Day festivities, you will have to find somewhere besides the old College Hill reservoir to enjoy your evening. The reservoir, located at Lawrence Street and West 25th Avenue will close this Friday and will remain locked until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July …

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News

Falling Sky Brewery opens in the EMU, hopes to foster responsible drinking culture

The days of leaving campus to grab a pint are a thing of the past now that Falling Sky has moved in to the EMU. The popular restaurant and brewhouse opened its third location in Eugene this week with its expansion on to the University of Oregon campus. Falling Sky …

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AdministrationNews

UO Provost Scott Coltrane to retire next year

University of Oregon Provost Scott Coltrane will retire next year, President Michael Schill announced Wednesday afternoon in an email sent out to the university community. The update from Around the O offers a review of Coltrane’s achievements in his tenure at the university. Coltrane joined the university in 2008 as …

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AdministrationNews

The Board of Trustees’ end of year meeting: Divest UO, Renaming Deady and Schill’s first year

President Michael Schill all but raved about his first 11 months at the University of Oregon to the Board of Trustees at their final meeting for the 2015-16 school year. Students from the Divest UO movement had their time in the sun as well, urging the Board to move away from its …

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CrimeNews

Man stabbed downtown early Thursday morning

A verbal dispute escalated to physical violence early Thursday morning behind the Salvation Army on West Seventh Avenue. “I wouldn’t say it was a stabbing,” John Hankemeier, the public information officer coordinator for Eugene Police Department said. The 36 year old was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend …

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NewsPolitics

Senator Jeff Merkley discusses Supreme Court nominations with UO professors

A team of legal experts, including Oregon Senator Jeff Merkely and several UO faculty members, took on a discussion about the actions–or lack thereof–of the United States Senate at a panel meeting on Tuesday, May 31. Senator Merkely, along with James Mohr, a member of the University of Oregon History department, and …

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News

OSU will start required social justice training course next Fall

Oregon State University will implement a required online course in social justice next Fall. The five module online course deals with issues of “diversity, inclusion and social justice.” The goal of the program is to equip students with knowledge about the history of social justice in Oregon as well as at the …

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News

Grad and rally: An atypical graduate summer

Three University of Oregon graduates will be straying off the beaten path this summer – literally. Jackson Jarman-Miller, Gabe Howden and Cameron Huber are spending two months driving over 10,000 miles from London to Mongolia in the Mongol Rally, an epic adventure designed to raise money for several charities. “It’s probably the …

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AdministrationNews

UO Senate temporarily votes down mandatory reporting policy, but debate will continue

The UO’s mandatory reporting policy will remain the same for at least the immediate future. A motion to revise the current “Responsible Employee” policy failed at May 18’s UO Senate meeting by a vote of 15-16 with 20 absent senators. The proposal would have widely expanded the university’s policy to include …

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UO Senate to discuss mandatory reporting policy Wednesday

Wednesday’s UO Senate agenda includes a policy proposal that would expand definitions related to sexual assault and mandatory reporting by university employees. Under the current policy, all “Responsible Employees who receive Credible Evidence of Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, or Sexual Harassment” are required to share that information with either the Title IX Coordinator, the …

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News

Milo Yiannopoulos talks on campus, targets feminism, rape culture and Muslims

A previous version of this post stated that 32 percent of British Muslims said that wives should always obey their husbands, according to a poll that Yiannopoulos referred to in his talk. The figure is actually 39 percent. The Emerald regrets this error. Milo Yiannopoulos, the British journalist and activist, …

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CityNews

UO opens downtown building to support green start-ups

The University of Oregon’s addition to downtown Eugene opens today. In February, the university purchased 942 Olive St. from the city for $1. As part of the agreement, “The University agreed to renovate and convert the underutilized structure in a space that would support RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network,” according …

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NewsPolitics

Controversial journalist and activist Milo Yiannopoulos speaking on campus Tuesday

The “most fabulous super-villain on the internet” is coming to the University of Oregon. Young Americans for Liberty, the university’s wing of the Libertarian party, is making waves by bringing Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial tech editor of Breitbart, to speak on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Columbia 150. YAL …

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Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump rallies energize and polarize Lane County

Troy Shinn, Tran Nguyen, Max Thornberry, Noah McGraw and Raquel Ortega also contributed to this report. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders certainly have a few well-documented differences — including the reactions each of them provoked upon arrival in Lane County. Thousands of Oregon residents flocked …

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AcademicsNews

UO Senate elections close Monday

The annual University of Oregon Faculty Senate elections are drawing to a close. Students can log in to Duckweb and vote for candidates within their constituency group. Students and faculty determining who will receive their vote can see statements published by the candidates here. While statements are not required, they …

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AdministrationNews

From overseeing to advising, possible changes coming for athletics committee

The efficiency of the university’s Intercollegiate Athletic committee has been called into question, by the committee itself. Chair of the committee Andy Karduna and Faculty Athletic Representative Tim Gleason have drafted a proposal that would address its shortcomings. In its current oversight role, communication between the senate, committee and president …

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News

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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AdministrationNews

W. Andrew Marcus selected as UO College of Arts and Sciences dean

The number of deans yet to be announced has been reduced by one this morning. Dr. W. Andrew Marcus was named the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by Provost Scott Coltrane in an email this morning. Marcus has served at the UO for the past 15 years and …

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AdministrationNews

UO faculty weigh in on administration’s budget cuts

The University of Oregon is facing a budget crisis. Faculty members are being let go, tuition prices are rising and no one appears to have a solution. At a recent speech and Q&A session, President Michael Schill personally expressed his frustration over students and faculty decrying tuition hikes and staff …

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