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A timeline of the Kavell Bigby-Williams police investigation

In June, Emerald reporting revealed that Kavell Bigby-Williams, an Oregon basketball player on the 2016-17 Final Four team, had been under open police investigation for sexual assault for the entire basketball season. Bigby-Williams had been accused of sexually assaulting a female at Gillette College in Wyoming, where he had played …

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Documents cite sexism and sexual harassment as reasons for firing Oregon Bach Festival artistic director Matthew Halls

Documents obtained by Eugene Weekly shed more light on September’s secretive firing of Oregon Bach Festival Artistic Director Matthew Halls. Halls, who received a $90,000 settlement from the University of Oregon, was accused by four women of unequal treatment on the grounds of gender. One of the complaints against Halls …

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Updated: Eugene Police responding to shooting near Autzen Stadium, one arrested

Update Thursday 10:45 a.m.:  During the police investigation, Phillip Alan Stiggins, age 34, of Springfield, was arrested at 10:23 p.m. on Nov. 15, according to a Eugene Police press release. The involved parties in the shooting had left the O Bar parking lot onto Commons Drive. Two of the involved …

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[Updated] UO says it followed proper protocol in response to Sen. Wyden’s questions on sexual assault investigation

Update at Tuesday 4:40 p.m.:  On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Wyden responded to the Emerald’s request for comment saying that he is open to a conversation with UO President Michael Schill. “I love my alma mater and want to get this fixed as soon as possible – a goal that of …

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Students gather to support DREAM Act and DREAMers

Around 70 students and community members assembled in the EMU Amphitheater Thursday afternoon to advocate for the DREAM Act and its recipients known as “Dreamers.” The audience held signs with phrases such as “if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” The DREAM Act, according to the National Immigration Law …

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“It’s okay to be white” signs appear in campus newsstands

On Tuesday morning, signs reading “It’s okay to be white” were found in newsstands around the University of Oregon campus. Publications including The Emerald, Lane Community College’s The Torch and Eugene Weekly found the posters inserted inside newsstands’ displays. It is not clear who is responsible for putting up the signs. Oregon is …

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President Schill to moderate panel discussion on renaming of Dunn Hall

A panel discussion regarding the renaming of Dunn Hall to Unthank Hall will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Erb Memorial Union’s Redwood Auditorium, according to Around the O. The discussion, which will be moderated by UO President Michael Schill, consists of a civil rights historian, equity …

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Student government denies a mandatory per diem for traveling student groups

On Wednesday, the ASUO Senate voted not to approve a mandatory per diem food costs for student groups’ travel expenses. The bylaw, which failed 15 votes to four, required per diem food stipends to be provided to any student group that asks for it. Under the current bylaws, the Senate …

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Agate Hall evacuated after bomb threat; building reopened at 4:26 p.m.

Update: UOPD reports Agate Hall will reopen around 4:30 p.m. and security guards will remain in the building. Update: Police are reopening the roads surrounding Agate Hall. Police say the bomb threat is cleared and Agate Hall will be closed for the rest of the day. Police evacuated students and …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: GAP visits campus, Faculty Senate addresses bias in evals

Today is Saturday, Oct. 21. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss the arrival of the “Genocide Awareness Project” on campus, which posted graphic images on the EMU …

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Anti-abortion group makes impact on campus

The anti-abortion demonstration, known as the “Genocide Awareness Project,” took to the EMU lawn this week to spread its message. It drew similar reactions to last week’s demonstration at Lane Community College, which caught students and community members alike off guard with its graphic displays and Holocaust comparisons. Even with the …

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Anti-abortion group to build large, graphic display on EMU lawn

An anti-abortion group will erect a twenty-foot tower covered in graphic images comparing abortion to the Holocaust on campus Wednesday. The group, known as the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, will be on the EMU lawn for a national tour called the “Genocide Awareness Project.” The tower will advocate for its …

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The Street Faire is back until Friday

The student government’s Street Faire is back at UO until Friday at 6 p.m. Some rain showers dampened the tents and food trucks on Wednesday and more rain is expected throughout the week. Marc Winegarden, the owner of Bandon’s Best Kettle Korn, said that turn out will not suffer because …

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Schill shouted down: Small protest, big disruption

Protesters swarmed the EMU Ballroom stage last Friday to disrupt University President Michael Schill’s scheduled State of the University speech. Compared to past protests at UO, this was a small one — but it ended the speech before it could begin. A group of about 45 protesters identifying as “the …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: the President’s speech interrupted and the new bar passage rates

Today is Saturday, Oct. 7. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss President Michael Schill’s “State of the University” address, which was suspended due to a student protest. …

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36 percent more students passed the bar exam this year

Law students taking the bar exam this year are in luck: they have a better chance of passing. The newest results from Oregon’s July bar exam show a 21 percent point increase in the number of passing grades, jumping from 58 percent last year to 79 percent this year. The …

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Heroin arrests on the rise in Eugene

On Monday, August 14, a routine traffic stop in Springfield became a clear sign of a growing problem in the community. Something didn’t seem right with the passenger and driver’s behavior, so police had their drug dog, Danner, sniff out the truck. Danner led Springfield police to six caulking guns …

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‘White Pride’ chalk graffiti spotted on campus

Monday morning, three students found and tried to erase white nationalist graffiti, reading “white pride,” written in chalk between the Knight Library and Gerlinger Hall. The graffiti was later removed by university groundskeepers. “It was spotted, reported and removed by the grounds folks,” said UO spokesperson Tobin Klinger. “This is …

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President Schill doesn’t expect big changes to Title IX policy

On Friday, the Trump administration released new temporary guidelines for universities that are investigating sexual assault. But President Schill’s response on Saturday indicated he doesn’t expect much to change. “We believe that new guidance will have very little, if any, impact on our current policies and procedures related to Title …

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What is ASUO?

While many decisions seem to be out of the hands of students, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) provides a way for members of the student body to influence policy. According to their website, “ASUO provides for the social, cultural, educational and physical development of its members, …

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President Schill expresses support for DACA and undocumented students on campus

Expecting news of President Trump making changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy this week, UO president Michael Schill expressed the university’s support of undocumented students on campus via an email to campus. “Regardless of what happens in our nation’s capital, I want to again make very …

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Oregon ranks in top 25 of LGBTQ+ friendly schools in the country

The University of Oregon ranked in the top 25 LGBTQ+ friendly schools across the country, according to a national organization which seeks to provide an inclusive and welcoming learning environment. The organization, College Pride, considers a  number of factors when making the list, including LGBTQ policy inclusion, student life, and …

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Oregon Supreme Court lowers bar passage standard

The Oregon Supreme Court recently lowered the required score to pass the state’s bar exam  — the test required for all law graduates to pass in order to become practicing attorneys. Documents show that in March the deans of Oregon’s three law schools sent a letter to the Board of …

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UOPD responds to reports of potentially armed subject on 13th and Kincaid

UOPD responded to reports of a potentially armed subject on 13th and Kincaid last night. Students were advised to keep away from the area via email and text messages from the UO Alert System. A little after 9 PM last night, a caller informed police that a man pointed what …

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UO study finds correlation between grade inflation, student course evaluations

A new study done by two University of Oregon students found a correlation between grades and course evaluations: When student grades are higher, so is the professor’s evaluation score. The finding by students Kenneth Ancell and Emily Wu suggest a possible “social exchange” in which professors make their classes easier …

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Creswell offers another perspective on life in Lane County

The Urban Echo Chamber Oregon’s character is often defined by its urban areas: cities filled with flavorful food carts, copious coffee shops, and laid-back liberal attitudes. Due to these cities driving Oregon’s social, economic and political conversations, the voices and perspectives of rural Oregonians are sometimes drowned out. Lane County …

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Student arrested on domestic violence charges

A University of Oregon student was arrested by Eugene Police early Friday morning following a domestic dispute. The student, 21 year old Kun Qi, has been charged with three misdemeanor accounts of strangulation, 4th degree assault, and interfering with making a report. Qi was booked in the Lane County Jail …

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University spent $23,000 to determine fate of Deady and Dunn Halls

The University of Oregon spent $23,397.29 commissioning the historical report on Frederic Dunn and Matthew Deady, documents show. Three historians worked on the 34-page report released last August. The team of historians included David Alan Johnson, professor of history at Portland State University; Quintard Taylor, professor of history at University …

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Campus Instagram account shares the dreams and hopes of students

A variation of the famous photo documentary series Humans of New York, Ducks Change the World has made itself well known on campus over the past year. The Instagram account documents the stories and ambitions of students at the university with a headshot accompanied by a short caption.   Since …

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UO students lead the way on sustainable urban development

The university’s applied sustainability think-tank, the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI), is harnessing the ambition of students and the knowledge of faculty members to help promote sustainable urban development and lead the global initiative to fight climate change. Founded in 2007, SCI promotes education, service, public outreach and research on the …

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