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Meningitis vaccination clinics returning to Matthew Knight Arena for final time

Meningitis B vaccinations continue this week, with vaccination clinics being offered on Monday and Tuesday from 12-8 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. These clinics will be the final school-sponsored event centered around the vaccine for the ongoing outbreak. In 2015, seven University of Oregon students were diagnosed with the deadly …

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UO Senate meeting discusses code of ethics and campus diversity

The University of Oregon Senate met on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss data security, the code of ethics and diversifying campus. At 3 p.m. the Knight Library browsing room began to fill with senators and their audience. President Mike Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane attended, seated in the front row. …

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Crime Wrap-Up 1/17-1/24: Bike Thefts, Drugs in the Dorms, and Hate Crime in the Library

Fourteen crimes were reported to the University of Oregon Police Department from Jan. 17 to Jan. 24. The most common crime was bike theft, with four incidents reported in the last week. UOPD considers bike theft the most common crime perpetrated on campus. The second most popular crime of the …

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Fallen tree at Fenton Hall removed

A tree that toppled onto Fenton Hall last Thursday was removed by Sperry Tree Care on Saturday. The crew loaded their equipment into the area around 6 a.m. and began work on the tree around 10 a.m. They cut the tree in half and lifted the upper section above the building, allowing the bottom …

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UO alumna arrested for stabbing a woman with an X-Acto knife

Siyuan Zhao, former architecture student at the University of Oregon, was taken into custody on Dec. 5 after she stabbed a woman at an art exhibit in Miami.  The victim, Shin Seo Young, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Earlier that evening, Zhao had allegedly followed Young around an …

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Police search for suspect in multiple armed robberies early this morning in campus area

Two individuals reported being robbed at gunpoint in the campus area this morning, within 20 minutes of each other. Both incidents happened around 5 a.m. Police are still looking for suspects. Considering the similarities in crimes and appearance, police assume the crimes share a common suspect. They are also considering …

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Unity Vigil in EMU highlights religious solidarity and support for victims of international violence

Members of the University of Oregon community gathered in the Erb Memorial Union today for a Unity Vigil, showing support for victims of violence across the world. UO’s Division of Equity and Inclusion organized the vigil, during which speakers focused on the importance of fostering solidarity in a diverse community. President …

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Live coverage of the Unity Vigil for Diversity

Follow Noah McGraw’s live coverage of the University of Oregon’s unity vigil. For more information from the university on the event go here. Tweets by @McNoahMcGraw

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Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex will cost Phil Knight $19.2 million

The new Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex will cost Phil Knight $19.2 million, according to a building permit application the University of Oregon filed Tuesday, the Register Guard reports. UO Athletics announced The Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex in September. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the project on Sept. …

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Robin Jaqua, UO donor, dies at age 94

Robin Jaqua, a philanthropist and University of Oregon donor, died Sunday, Nov. 9, at age 94. The cause of death was not given. Jaqua and her husband, John Jaqua, supported many university projects throughout the years. The couple donated to the Law School, the Knight Library, the Natural and Cultural History …

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UO Foundation buys historic Portland building for $42.6 million

The historic White Stag building in Portland, OR, famous for the “Portland, Oregon” electric sign decorating its roof, now belongs to the University of Oregon Foundation. They purchased the building for $42.6 million, the UO foundation confirmed today. The university has occupied the facility since 2008, operating in about 70 percent of …

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“Jane Doe’s” former therapist resigns, citing retaliation by UO

A former therapist of the victim of an alleged 2014 sexual assault involving University of Oregon basketball players announced her resignation on Sunday. In an open letter to UO President Michael Schill, Jennifer Morlok stated she is leaving because she “can no longer manage the emotional strain and professional toll I …

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Assistant Police Chief candidate visits campus

Chou Her, a candidate in the university’s search for a new Assistant Chief of the University of Oregon Police Department, gave a talk on campus today, outlining what he feels are the most important aspects of a university police department. Her has worked for the University of California, Merced, as a …

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New student Board of Trustees member appointed

Governor Kate Brown appointed a new student member to the Board of Trustees on Monday. Will Paustian will replace Associated Students of the University of Oregon President Helena Schlegel. Schlegel resigned from the Board on Sept. 25, 2015. “We look forward to working with Trustee-designate Paustian on student issues throughout …

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Name released of bike and car collision victim

The name of the biker injured in a car and bike collision on Monday has been released. Grace Ledbetter, an undergraduate Landscape Architecture major, hit the rear window of a car as it was backing out of the Hendricks Hall circular driveway on Monday just before 8 p.m. Ledbetter broke the rear window …

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Campus is loud — 24 noise complaints received this past weekend

The west campus neighborhood was loud this weekend. The Eugene Police Department received 24 noise complaints, starting late Wednesday night. Twelve of those complaints came from directly west of campus, centering around 13th Avenue. The rest of the complaints spread in other directions, but all centered around campus. Many landlords in the …

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UO community honors UCC shooting victims during candlelight vigil

Grieving members of the University of Oregon community filled the EMU amphitheater Monday night for a candlelight vigil. Around three hundred people showed up to show their support. The event was held by members of the Erb Memorial Union, who provided candles and white cards emblazoned with the University of …

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President Barack Obama will visit Roseburg on Friday

President Barack Obama will visit Roseburg on Friday, just over a week after the shooting at Umpqua Community College, the White House confirmed on Monday. Obama will travel to Roseburg, to meet individually with the families of victims. The helicopter, Marine One, will take Obama to Roseburg from the Eugene Airport, …

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A mass shooting through eyes of UCC alumni at University of Oregon

Lauren Garetto, Noah McGraw and Jack Heffernan each contributed to this post. David Kildal, an Umpqua Community College alumnus, was about to leave for a 12 p.m. class at the University of Oregon when he heard about the shooting. Sitting in his class, not knowing if his community was safe, …

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Back to the Books: Free student resources

The average University of Oregon student graduates with almost $25,000 in debt, so it’s never too early to start saving (or, at the very least, avoiding overdraft fees on your bank statement). We don’t have the secret to financial wellbeing, but you won’t have to venture far beyond 13th Avenue …

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Back to the Books: Guide to campus buildings and locations

Lokey Science Complex Spread out over 10 buildings, The Lokey Science Complex is a major research hub at the university. Labs that use sensitive equipment, like nanotechnology and MRI machines, are located under a courtyard to minimize vibrations. Miller Theater Complex Home to the Robinson and Hope Theaters, the Miller …

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UO has slightly higher sexual assault rate than average

The University of Oregon has a slightly higher rate of sexual assault than average, according to a survey conducted by the Association of American Universities. The survey, conducted in the spring of 2015 , found that 24.2 percent of undergraduate women at UO had experienced sexual assault since enrolling at the university. …

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Board of Trustees Meeting Day Two: Top 3 Takeaways

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees reconvened today to finish their quarterly meeting. The meeting was much shorter than yesterday’s, but contained important decisions and a good look at some future plans for the university. Here are the top three things to take away from today’s meeting: 3) State …

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Live blog: day 2 of UO Board of Trustees meeting

Today the University of Oregon Board of Trustees continue to hold their quarterly meeting. The day will be considerably more active, as the trustees vote on several key decisions. The trustees will be joined by Governor Kate Brown, who will start the meeting with her vision for higher education in Oregon. …

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SEIU and Oregon’s Public Universities reach tentative contract agreement

The Service Workers International Union and Oregon’s Public Universities came to a contract agreement late Wednesday night. Classified workers and Oregon’s seven public universities have been in contract negotiations since January. Workers were ready to strike had they not come to a bargaining agreement. According to SEIU, the agreement gives …

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Top five takeaways from today’s BOT meeting

The first day of the Board of Trustees meeting has come to a close. Board members discussed topics ranging from expanding academic programs to massive restructuring of the tuition process. Here are the top five things to take away from the meeting: 5) A New President: This was University of …

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Finance and facilities committee unanimously approves renovations, Mariota Complex

The University of Oregon Finance and Facilities Committee met on Thursday morning before the Board of Trustees meeting. Members of the committee discussed several topics, and voted on some of the university’s biggest upcoming projects. Here is an outline of what was talked about: The meeting started with some public comments. …

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Live blog: day 1 of UO Board of Trustees meeting

Day one of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees meeting has arrived. While the board will not vote on anything today, there are several key issues being discussed. The meeting is open to the public, and is taking place in the Giustina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. Emerald reporter Noah McGraw …

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Trial against UOPD officers began Wednesday morning

A trial involving three members of the University of Oregon Police Department, including its chief, Carolyn McDermed, began Wednesday morning at the Mark O Hatfield Courthouse in Portland. The plaintiff, a former UOPD officer, James Cleavenger, filed a lawsuit against the UO and six UOPD employees in 2013. Cleavenger’s lawsuit …

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BOT meeting preview: Kate Brown presents, vote on Mariota Complex

It’s that time of the term again. The University of Oregon’s governing board, the Board of Trustees, will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday (1 p.m.) and Friday (9 a.m.) in the Giustina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center. This will be UO President Michael Schill’s first meeting as a member …

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