HousingNews

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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CrimeHousingNews

[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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CityNews

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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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

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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News

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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CrimeNews

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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MultimediaNewsNews PodcastsPodcast

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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News

A guitarist is suing Max’s Tavern over freak accident that left his hand with loss of movement

A man is suing Max’s Tavern for $3.7 million after cutting his hand on a shattered pint glass. He was helping to pull the glass and a metal shaker apart, per the bartender’s request for his help. According to the complaint obtained by the Emerald, Winston Martin is suing Max’s, …

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News

UO’s Zero Waste Program plays important role in university’s recycling process

Across Franklin Boulevard lies the farm up north where all of your waste goes. A row of blue, plastic 55-gallon drums hold anything and everything from hundreds of metal cans to empty Reddi-Wip whipped cream bottles. Every item thrown into the wrong bin ends up here to be sorted. Student …

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Cover StoryFraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Challenging rape culture in Greek spaces

From Congress to Hollywood, sexual assault scandals are hitting the headlines in a pervasive wave of call-outs and push-backs against rape culture. At universities, rape culture is magnified in fraternity and sorority life — numerous academic studies and statistics trace campus rape culture’s influence back to the party culture of …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Increases in resident tuition and university senate goals for winter term

Today is Saturday, Jan. 19. 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 Emerald’s cover story examining how resident tuition has risen over the last ten years, the …

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News

UO’s emergency call boxes see few uses but have vital role on campus

On Nov. 26, 2017, a man overdosing on meth pressed multiple University of Oregon’s “emergency call boxes” near LLC North. Help soon arrived and the man was transported to receive medical attention. But for most, the call boxes’ bright multihued yellow posts, brick red button and bright blue light often …

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News

[Updated] Schill, Tracy and U.S. Sen. Wyden meet to discuss UO’s sexual assault reporting policy

Update Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.: Brenda Tracy responded to The Emerald’s request for comment Sunday afternoon about the meeting. She said the meeting was “not as productive as I would have hoped.” “They’re standing firm that they did nothing wrong. I left there feeling like this could happen again and …

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News

Anti-immigration statement chalked near campus

The Great Blue Heron statue on the corner of E. 13th Avenue and Alder Street, which sometimes features anti-Trump graffiti, was emblazoned with anti-immigrant chalk graffiti on Monday. The messages “Deport Them All” and “Trump 2020” remained on the statue until they were erased by a passerby around 11:30 a.m. …

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Podcast: End of the term news wrap up: Knight Campus, Bigby-Williams case and UO Student Collective protests

Today is Saturday, Dec. 9. Here are the biggest stories from fall term 2017. In this news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss the biggest stories the Emerald covered this year. These are long-running stories that have defined much of the year, such as …

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CrimeNews

Eugene Police respond to activity near 24th and Amazon

South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School were placed on temporary lockout Tuesday morning following reports of an armed subject in the area. The University of Oregon Alert System informed students of the activity via text and email. Students weren’t the only ones to experience a disruption, commuters were …

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AdministrationNews

Breaking Down Fall Term’s Top News Stories

Three stories stood out this term because of their impact on the policy and direction of UO. A sexual assault investigation of a former UO basketball player prompted a U.S. senator to write a letter investigating the school’s policies. Students interrupting a speech led to a national conversation about free …

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News

Pedestrian struck by car in crosswalk near 13th and Patterson

At around 11:30 a.m. a car struck a female pedestrian while walking through the crosswalk across East 13th Avenue three blocks away from campus. She was struck by a grey Nissan SUV. The driver was driving south on Patterson Street and turning left. The driver failed to see the pedestrian, …

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News

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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MusicNews

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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News

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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AdministrationNews

[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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News

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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News

“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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News

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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ASUONews

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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News

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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News

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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