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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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Board of Trustees meeting; Highlights from the first day

The Board of Trustees met today in the ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center to discuss important issues to the University of Oregon. Here are some highlights from the first day and a preview of what to expect tomorrow. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the BoT met first …

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Confused about getting housing advertisements? Look at the housing companies that easily obtain your information from the UO

Do you ever wonder why you receive advertisements from student housing companies like The Hub even though you have never lived there? If you didn’t already know, student housing companies have your address — and the permanent and mailing addresses of over 21,000 other University of Oregon students — and …

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[Updated] Eugene Police arrest UO student on extortion charges following threatening note at The Hub

Update Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.: Browning is a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying mathematics and computer science.  Eugene Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ray Browning Thursday evening on charges of extortion after he allegedly placed a threatening note on the windshield of a resident of The Hub. According …

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Uber, Lyft may return to Eugene

On Wednesday, Eugene City council started the process which would allow for a return of ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. Eugene city councilors voted on Wednesday to move forward on the process of amending local regulations and ordinances, which halted Uber’s operations. According to the Register-Guard, city council must vote …

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UO student, 21, dies at off-campus residence

A UO student died in his off-campus house Friday morning. Police and medical personnel responded to reports of an unresponsive 21-year-old male at a house on the 400 block of E. 13th Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m. Eugene Police did not immediately identify the victim Friday. The …

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Max’s Tavern will no longer allow patrons to stand on benches during closing song

Max’s Tavern has a new message for its patrons: Stand down, “Sweet Caroline” singers. Max’s Tavern is no longer allowing people to stand on the benches during its 2 a.m. tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond — a tradition commonly called “closing Max’s.” The tavern also announced it …

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Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 129 percent in two years

With President Trump labeling the opioid epidemic sweeping the country as a “national public health emergency,” the effects of the epidemic in Lane County are visible in a couple ways. Arrests for heroin possession in Eugene and Springfield increased 68.2 percent between 2016 and 2017. A reported 328 individuals were …

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Podcast: General education requirements set to change and UO Senate votes to denounce white supremacy

Today is Saturday, Feb. 3. Here are the three stories from this past week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Senior News Reporter Casey Crowley break down the biggest changes coming to UO’s “confusing” general …

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