CityCrimeNews

Downtown dog ban pointed at rising trend of crime in the area

It’s the middle of the day and Caroline Cummings walks through downtown Eugene. She passes a group of men sitting on the sidewalk. As she approaches, they begin saying sexually explicit comments to her. The men’s dogs start to circle her. Cummings usually pretends to be on her phone to …

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CrimeNews

Police foot chase leads to Duck Store arrest Wednesday morning

Eugene Police arrested a man in the Duck Store on 13th Avenue today for Harassment and Trespassing 2. Police received a calling saying that Craig Thomas Ortiz, 56, trespassed and harassed someone on E. 16th Avenue at 9:09 a.m. Ortiz was in the university parking lot behind Taylor’s when police confronted him. …

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News

ASUO candidates discuss their goals and challenges in town hall

Candidates on the ASUO campaign slate UO For You answered questions at a public town hall on April 4 in the EMU. The town hall replaced the usual ASUO election debate because UO For You is the only slate running this year. The slate is composed of Presidential Candidate Amy …

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CityNews

Your six pack will cost 30 cents more starting April 1

Oregon is increasing its bottle and can deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents per container on April 1. The increase is a state order based on a decreasing number of bottle and can returns in 2014 and 2015. After a decreasing numbers of can and bottle returns over the …

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Cover StoryNews

Got a grand? Undergraduates will pay over $1000 more to attend UO next year

Annual tuition will cost $945 more for all undergraduate students next year. The decision, which amounts to a 10.6 percent increase for residents and 3 percent for non-residents, was made by the Board of Trustees during a Thursday meeting. With the increase, many students are forced to reevaluate their position …

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

UO Board of Trustees approves $945 per year tuition hike for all undergraduate students

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by $945 per year for all undergraduate students at today’s board meeting. This amounts to a 10.6 percent increase for resident students and a 3 percent increase for non residents. Along with the tuition increase, the board approved a …

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Cover StoryNews

Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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News

Students march against Trump after inauguration

Preslee Thorne is scared. On Friday night she joined around 60 other concerned community members at the EMU to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. “I think it’s important for everybody to gather and voice their problems,” Thorne said. “If we all …

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AdministrationCover StoryNews

A 29-year debt: The financial effect of the new EMU for decades to come

University of Oregon students who haven’t been born yet will continue to bear the cost of a $98 million EMU renovation project. Students will pay an extra $67 per term until 2043 to cover the cost of the improvements made to the EMU, according to project leaders. “One of the …

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NewsNews Podcasts

Podcast: Anti-Trump protests, BSU rallies, Taylor’s credit card fraud

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Noah McGraw and news reporter Andy Field discuss the recent flurry of anti-Trump protests, a one year update on the UO Black Student Task Force’s demands and whether Taylor’s is charging your credit card more than it should. Listen to the …

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News

Accelerating Innovation: a $500 million idea

University of Oregon President Michael Schill came to Eugene 15 months ago with a vision. He brought together faculty from multiple disciplines and told them to dream big, as if money were no concern. The result of this vision may create a paradigm shift in scientific research. The Phil and …

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AcademicsNews

UO receives $500 million donation from Knight family for three-building research campus

University of Oregon alumnus and Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight are donating a $500 million “lead gift” to create a three-building, 70,000 square foot campus: the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. According to a UO release, the donation is the “largest ever for a …

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HealthNews

Outbreak of Norovirus on campus

There is an outbreak of the Norovirus on the University of Oregon campus, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes. There have been 34 reports of gastroenteritis symptoms, commonly called the stomach flu, from UO students at the University Health Center and the …

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Cover StoryNewsPolitics

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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AcademicsAdministrationNews

UO Libraries collections budget reduced by $565,000

UO Libraries is cutting its collection budget by over half a million dollars this year in response to administration’s realignment process. Collections technically encompass all the media the library owns. The cuts will not affect permanent additions to the library like the books on the shelf. The areas that will …

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NewsPolitics

Reactions: Bernie Sanders visits campus, Glenwood while campaigning in Eugene area

Bernie Sanders ordered an egg scramble and potatoes with a side of University of Oregon student hysteria for breakfast at Glenwood this morning. Supporters cheered and took pictures, pushing and shoving to get close and shake his hand. Police cars and Sanders’ bus blocked off East 13th Avenue and Alder …

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Crime

Florence police arrest two suspects in Market of Choice robbery

The man and woman who robbed the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard last week have been arrested. Soul Hardesty, 19, and Bradley Ossenbeck, 25, were caught dining and dashing on Sunday in Florence. On April 20, the two stole a number of items from the Market of Choice near campus and fled …

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AdministrationNews

Divest UO hosts mock wedding between UO Foundation and fossil fuel companies

The University of Oregon Foundation married the fossil fuel industry today in a mock political theater act presented by Divest UO. The event was the culmination of the campaign’s 35-day sit in at Johnson Hall. Dozens attended the wedding, which featured a sharply dressed duck marrying a smokestack in a white …

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AcademicsAdministrationNewsUncategorized

UO announces plan to increase the diversity of Oregon’s public school teachers

Oregon wants a more diverse teacher work force, and it’s requiring the state’s public institutions to help. Oregon Legislature passed a bill last year requiring that the state make progress toward hiring more minority teachers into Oregon’s public K-12 school system. The ultimate goal is that the diversity of the …

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AdministrationNews

UO President Michael Schill discusses tuition, faculty cuts in Q&A session

University of Oregon President Michael Schill took questions about tuition increases and faculty cuts at today’s campus conversation — and he didn’t try to deny that more are likely. Schill spoke for around 30 minutes in the Ford Alumni Center, detailing his goals for the next year and beyond. The focus of …

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CityNews

Former Eugene property manager Terry Shockley pleads guilty to wire fraud

Terry Shockley, the former owner of Eugene Rentals and Property Management Concepts who lost $3.5 million in rent and security deposits, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in Eugene District Court on Wednesday, the Register-Guard reported. Sentencing is set for Sept. 6. The government is accusing Shockley of using …

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ASUONews

One Oregon campaign spending leads other campaigns to ask for future spending caps

The three slates running for various University of Oregon student government offices released information on their campaign donations and spending on Tuesday. The wide margin of spending between One Oregon and the other campaigns has caused some to question whether ASUO should institute a spending cap next year. One Oregon …

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ASUONews

One Oregon spent more than double what Duck Squad, I’m With UO spent this year

The three slates running for various University of Oregon student government offices released information on their campaign donations and spending today. One Oregon spent about $15,000 in this year’s election, more than double the amount spent by I’m With UO and Duck Squad combined. The largest portion of One Oregon’s revenue …

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AdministrationNews

Presidents of Oregon’s public universities petition state for $100 million funding increase

University of Oregon president Michael Schill has teamed up with the presidents of Oregon’s six other public universities to ask the state for a $100 million increase in funding. The presidents sent their petition to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission on Wednesday, the Oregonian reported. They collectively asked for $765 million …

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AdministrationCrimeNews

UO bringing lawsuit of former UOPD officer to national court of appeals

The University of Oregon filed motions to appeal the verdict of a former UOPD officer’s lawsuit in a national court of appeals on Tuesday. The university lost their first appeal of the case on Feb. 29 in Portland. In 2013, former UOPD officer James Cleavenger sued the university for wrongful termination …

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CrimeNews

UO student faces felony sexual assault charge

University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood was arrested around 8 a.m. this morning by the UOPD for unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree, according to his arrest report. Wood was later booked at the Lane County Jail. Wood was arrested without issue following an investigation stemming from an …

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News

Two-car crash briefly blocks intersection of 14th and Hilyard

A black Nissan SUV and a Mazda sedan crashed on the corner of 14th and Hilyard Street around 12:40 p.m. today. Neither driver was injured. Firefighters and police responded to the accident. A fire truck blocked the intersection until 1 p.m., delaying traffic and some LTD buses. Police cars also …

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Cover StoryCrime

The chief concern: McDermed’s departure continues a history of instability at UOPD

Chief Carolyn McDermed left quietly and with no warning. On Friday, Feb. 26, at 9:34 p.m. the staff at the University of Oregon Police Department found out its chief of nearly four years had retired via email. By Monday, she had been replaced. McDermed had a full schedule for the …

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News

Update: Hours before retirement, UOPD chief had detailed schedule for the following week

Update: Saturday, Feb. 27, 9:13 p.m. McDermed’s retirement came with no warning to other members of UOPD. She had meetings scheduled for every day next week, including three days of Incident Command System advanced training and a meeting about Track Town 2016, McIver said only hours before McDermed announced her …

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AdministrationNews

UO Fire Marshal bans hoverboards from campus buildings

Hoverboards, the hands-free two-wheeled motorized scooters, are being banned from college campuses across the country. The University of Oregon banned the devices on Jan. 25 by adopting an emergency policy that went into effect the day it was announced. President Michael Schill approved the policy on Jan. 20. The policy …

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