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Shasta County Coroner’s Office releases UO student’s cause of death

The 21-year-old University of Oregon student who died at Shasta Lake last May was killed by asphyxiation, according to a Shasta County Coroner’s report released Wednesday. The report lists acute alcohol intoxication as “a significant contributing condition.” Laboratory tests from the report indicated that the student, Dylan Pietrs, had a …

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An uncertain future for a campus staple: What’s next for Taylor’s Bar and Grill?

Taylor’s Bar and Grill is an iconic stop for University of Oregon students, but the bar’s future is full of uncertainty. Last weekend, the Register-Guard reported that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission sent Taylor’s a notice on Wednesday, August 22, recommending the cancellation of the bar’s liquor license. The notice …

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Phishing scam targets UO email addresses

A phishing scam is targeting University of Oregon email accounts, and the university’s information services department services is advising that students do not click on emails that state “unable to display this message.” The emails appear to be sent by other UO students with a message that cannot be displayed …

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UO faculty login credentials stolen in Iranian hacking campaign

In an attempt to access online academic journals, hackers working on behalf of the Iranian government stole the usernames and passwords of 62 University of Oregon professors from 2014 to 2017, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained by the Emerald. The cyberattack was a coordinated effort to steal …

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UO students’ climate change lawsuit will move forward, says U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay, or a halting of legal proceedings, in the Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include two University of Oregon students and 19 others, claims that climate change and carbon emissions violate …

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[Updated] UOPD and EPD release body camera footage of KWVA radio station incident

Update at 5:08 p.m. on Friday, July 27: Newly released body camera footage from the Eugene Police Department shows the moments on the night of May 11 when EPD officers drew guns on a KWVA student-DJ Sterling Baraquio and ordered him to the ground during their search for a trespassing …

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[Updated] Phi Kappa Psi chapter closed, no longer recognized by national headquarters

Update at 3:13 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25: The University of Oregon chapter of Phi Kappa Psi is closed and no longer recognized as an official chapter by the fraternity’s national headquarters and the university, according to a statement from Beth Headrick, a spokeswoman for the fraternity’s national headquarters. “The …

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Climate change lawsuit involving two UO students sees first arguments in court

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 9:50 a.m. on July 19 to correct AP Style.  On Wednesday, attorneys made oral arguments in Juliana v. United States — the case in which 21 plaintiffs, including two UO students, are suing the U.S. government over carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. …

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UO student loses Republican primary, says he’ll demand recount

After losing May’s Republican primary for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District to Art Robinson, University of Oregon student Stefan Strek says he wants a recount. Strek, who received 3.36 percent of the vote in the primary and is known for controversial statements such as comparing women to cats, said the results …

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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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Advocates of preserving Hayward Field’s East Grandstand host a discussion to take action

A group of roughly 40 community members and University of Oregon faculty members who oppose the demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand met in Agate Hall Thursday evening to share their concerns about proposed renovation of the historic site. The meeting was organized by East Grandstand Supporters, a group that …

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The most risky places to lock your bike on campus

If you leave your bike on campus, you’re going to want to lock it up. In the last five years, there have been 694 cases of bike theft reported to the University of Oregon Police Department. Stolen bikes are difficult to recover; UOPD closed 95 percent of bike theft cases …

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Tragedy at Shasta Lake

“Shasta Weekend” is usually an exciting trip for students to have fun and spend time with friends. But this year’s trip turned tragic after a University of Oregon student was found dead early Saturday morning.    Authorities identified the student as Dylan Pietrs, a 21-year-old business administration major from Denver …

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UO student dies Saturday at annual Lake Shasta weekend

Update May 20 at 11:27 a.m.: The University of Oregon released a statement last night confirming the death of 21-year-old student Dylan Pietrs, a Business Administration major from Denver, CO. The UO Division of Student Life also amended its original statement about the incident, removing a paragraph that said, in part: …

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UOPD will host free pepper spray training May 10 and 11

The University of Oregon Police Department will offer free pepper spray training classes to UO students and employees on May 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. and May 11, 6 to 7 p.m. The class, which requires online registration, will be held at the UOPD station on 2141 E. 15th …

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UO Phi Kappa Psi chapter temporarily suspended after derogatory document surfaces

Editor’s note: This story contains offensive language. The University of Oregon Phi Kappa Psi chapter has been temporarily suspended after a defamatory document printed with the fraternity’s name and the names of many of its members surfaced. The 32-page document, which the Emerald obtained on Sunday, contains a list of the …

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Administration is considering the future of Hamilton and Walton halls

The Student Services and Enrollment Management department is having preliminary talks about the future of Hamilton and Walton halls — and a complete demolition is not out of the question. “I want to emphasize that these are very preliminary thoughts,” said Roger Thompson, the vice president for Student Services and …

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Law Professor Nancy Shurtz to return after sabbatical

University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz, who was at the center of controversy in fall 2016 after a photo of her in black makeup at her Halloween party circulated online, will return to campus in July, following her one-year sabbatical in Florida. Shurtz said after the incident that her …

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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum discusses gun control with students

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum met with a group of about a dozen University of Oregon students in the Knight Library on Thursday to discuss gun control and the state’s gun laws. At the beginning of the discussion, Rosenblum passed out one-page flyers explaining Oregon’s so-called “Red Flag Law.” The …

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New ice cream pop-up opens in EMU

A new ice cream pop-up named Dip It opened on the ground level of the EMU on Monday. The pop-up is located in the same storefront as Red Wagon Creamery, which closed in December after financial struggles and allegations of sexual harassment emerged against the owner. The pop-up will be …

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UO College Dems refuse to support county commissioner candidate James Barber in wake of inappropriate social media posts

University of Oregon College Democrats President Hannah Argento is calling on James Barber, a fellow Democrat, to back out of the race for East Lane County Commissioner. Barber, who works at Sixel Real Estate as a principal broker and has not previously held public office, posted multiple inappropriate and misogynistic …

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A threat to UO faculty was resolved within hours Friday morning

Around 10 a.m. on Friday morning, Allen Hall building coordinator Tom Rozinski alerted students that someone had threatened a faculty member over finals grades. Sally Garner, an academic advisor in Allen Hall, said no police were in the building as of 10:30 a.m. She said that several staff, including herself, …

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Podcast: News wrap: The biggest stories from winter term

Join Senior News Editor Will Campbell, Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they review the biggest stories from a busy winter term at the University of Oregon. The stories featured include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s visit to campus, Red Wagon Creamery’s EMU closure, the passing …

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Two UO students victims of recent crimes near campus

Update at 1:55 p.m.: University of Oregon President Michael Schill sent an email to campus earlier this afternoon addressing these incidents. “There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students,” Schill wrote. “We are writing to share information about the steps we are taking to address off-campus safety, …

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Zach Price selected as the Emerald’s 2018-2019 Editor in Chief

Emerald Media Group’s Board of Directors has selected Zach Price as the Emerald’s 2018-2019 Editor in Chief. Price is studying journalism and joined the Emerald’s Arts and Culture desk as a reporter in 2016. He became an associate editor on the desk at the beginning of 2017. “I’m really excited …

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Student Congressional candidate doesn’t shy away from controversy

Stefan Strek is a 27-year-old University of Oregon student who studies art and French and works on campus. On his Facebook page, Strek writes things like, “Reasons women are like cats,” — he gives 13 of them — and he reminisces about skipping class in high school to “drink malt …

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New College of Design structure causes some faculty discontent

Six months after the launch of the College of Design, some faculty members are complaining about a new level of bureaucracy and the fate of some of the old programs. Also, some faculty members are unhappy over a controversial court decision that allows dean Christoph Lindner to control extra funds …

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Student robbed at gunpoint near campus this morning

A student said she was robbed at gunpoint this morning around 3:00 a.m. near East 16th Ave. and Hillyard Street, according to a campus crime alert. Based on the information she provided to Eugene Police, the suspect is described as a “black male in his mid-20s, with a heavy build, …

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UO student, 19, dies on Mt. Bachelor after falling into tree well

Update at 4:21 p.m.: Nicole Panet-Raymond was a sophomore studying at the Robert D. Clark Honors College. For more information on tree wells and skiing safety, visit deepsnowsafety.org. A University of Oregon student died while skiing at Mt. Bachelor on Friday. According to a press release put out by the …

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Day two highlights from Board of Trustees meeting: tuition raise and differential tuition approved

The Board of Trustees met for the second day and has voted to increase tuition and approve differential tuition. While many University of Oregon students spoke up against the tuition raise at the meeting, it was approved unanimously. Here are a few highlights from the day’s meeting. Tuition Raise The …

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