AdministrationNews

SEIU members lead campus tour to gain support for potential strike

Last Tuesday, a group of local 503 Service Workers International Union (the union representing classified workers at the University of Oregon) members and supporters walked through the UO campus, stopping along the way to speak with classified workers about their concerns with the proposed contract.  Classified workers at the seven public …

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CityCrimeNews

Bomb threat on Franklin Blvd. cleared, suspect detained

5:48 p.m. update: a suspect in the incident has been detained, according to The Register-Guard. Eugene Police Department received a call regarding a bomb threat at 4:13 p.m. Thursday. The call mentioned an EmX bus headed toward Springfield on Franklin Boulevard. EPD and University of Oregon Police evacuated the bus in question …

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AdministrationCrimeNews

Comparing sexual violence survey data over the past year

Rates of sexual violence on campus this year were relatively similar to rates last year, but student trust in the administration has dropped, according to a recent survey. University of Oregon Psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd released the results from her 2015 UO Sexual Violence survey on Monday, Aug. 24. Freyd …

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CrimeNews

Campus crime wrap-up: four arrests on UOPD crime log in the last week

Fourteen crimes were logged to the University of Oregon Police Department in the last week (Aug. 23-30.) Only one occurred on campus. There were six warrant arrests and six criminal trespasses. Most of the trespasses occurred on Thursday, when there were four incidents logged on the intersection of East 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street. …

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News

Memorial drive for UO student Shunan Zhu to take place on Saturday

Friends of Shunan Zhu will be honoring him in a memorial drive tomorrow, Aug. 29. Zhu was an undergraduate international student at the University of Oregon who died in a car accident Saturday, Aug. 15. Zhu was an enthusiastic member of the car-racing community in Eugene. Friends and community members are …

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Campus Crime Wrap-Up 8/9 – 8/16

Out of the twelve crimes reported to the University of Oregon Police Department last week, Aug. 9 through 16, seven were Thefts, and three were Warrant Arrests. Five of those crimes were reported on Monday. Half of the crimes reported happened on the university campus. Spencer View Apartments had a busy week, …

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AdministrationNews

United Academics and University of Oregon reach tentative contract agreement

Contract negotiations between the University of Oregon and United Academics, the UO faculty union, came to a close last Thursday night with a tentative agreement between the two bargaining teams. UO and the union have been negotiating since January. The agreement establishes a three year contract period, with an eight …

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AdministrationNews

Oregon’s Universities file impasse in negotiations, SEIU members rally

Negotiations between the Service Employees International Union and Oregon’s Public Universities over the past three days have not resulted in an agreement. Yesterday the administration filed for an impasse, meaning they believe an agreement is not possible. Well over 100 service workers, students and union supporters gathered in the park …

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AdministrationNews

“Jane Doe’s” former therapist files tort claim against UO Counseling and Testing Center

The University of Oregon received a tort claim notice from a UO therapist and her former colleague on Tuesday. The claim asks for compensatory damages associated with UO Counseling and Testing Center’s (UOCTC) alleged violation of First Amendment rights and unlawful employment practices. The claim follows the settlement of an 11-month legal …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Community rallies around sorority president after paralyzing accident

Alysia Kezerian was hiking Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park on Aug. 2 when she strayed off the path and fell down a steep section of rock. She was rescued by Deschutes County Search and Rescue and taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR. The fall left …

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AdministrationNews

University Archives receives $1 million for new Director position

The Giustina Forest Foundation pledged $1 million to the University of Oregon’s Special Collections and University Archives to create a new director position. The pledge will go toward recruiting and maintaining the position for several years. The Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives will facilitate public access to the …

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AdministrationCover StoryNews

UO classified workers may strike for better contracts by summer’s end

Out of around 1,500 classified workers at the University of Oregon, 511 make less than $15 an hour. Shawna Schultz is one of these workers. Schultz works at the kitchen in Carson Hall. Every week she scrambles to get enough hours to support herself and her son. Her son has …

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CrimeNews

Campus Crime Wrap-Up 8/9

There were eight crimes reported by UOPD this week, four of them being bike thefts. All of the thefts occurred at apartments near campus. There was also a warrant arrest off campus. The remaining crimes were on campus. There was a theft at the Jaqua Center, and a trespasser was arrested …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began …

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CrimeNews

Campus Crime Wrap-Up 8/2: Five Warrant Arrests

Last week began with a burst of crime, with four incidents on Sunday and four on Tuesday, one where a man said he had a gun in Knight Library. He was arrested for “interfering with police” and “disorderly conduct.” There were 12 crimes reported in total. There were five arrests made for …

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News

UO graduate student falsifies data, papers retracted from scientific journals

The U.S. Office of Research Integrity is forcing four papers published in national scientific journals to be pulled after a University of Oregon graduate student admitted earlier this week that he falsified data in a neuroscience experiment. Graduate student David Anderson fabricated, removed, or changed numbers in 11 tables and diagrams across four papers. …

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News

Heavy work on Fishbowl and ballroom terraces will close much of EMU starting Aug. 5

The Erb Memorial Union will be closed for construction Aug. 5 through Aug. 16. During that time, access to the building is limited to those who work in the building.  Construction will focus on heavy demolition at the Fishbowl terrace and ballroom terrace, both located along University Street. The area …

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CrimeNewsTechnology

UO was a target of a bizarre printer hacking earlier this month

On July 15, four printers around the University of Oregon were hacked. For several minutes, they could do nothing but print ink-heavy images featuring the Muslim declaration of faith, the Shahada. The same day, a hacker who identified themselves as “Le Pink,” took responsibility for the attack on Twitter: Another …

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CrimeNews

“Armed suspect” in UO Alerts was carrying an umbrella, not a rifle

Note: This story is unrelated to the UOPD’s arrest of a man who claimed he was carrying a gun at Knight Library early Tuesday afternoon. If you’re subscribed to the UO Alerts messaging system and curious about the flurry of notifications you received Tuesday morning, here’s what happened: At 7:22 …

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News

Gas line struck during construction causing gas leak

A concrete saw struck a gas mainline during construction at the intersection of 17th and Orchard Street, causing a natural gas leak. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded with three fire trucks at 12:56 p.m. UOPD blocked off Orchard Street between 15th and 19th Avenue between 1 p.m. and 2:10 …

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CrimeNews

Campus Crime Wrap-Up 7/26

The first week of summer’s second term was quiet, with only four crimes reported near the heart of campus. Two bike thefts were reported, both near Pacific Hall. There was also one incident of Criminal Mischief at Hendricks Hall and a Theft at Straub Hall. The other eight incidents were …

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AdministrationNews

UO received $214.2 million in donations, pledges for 2015 fiscal year

The University of Oregon Foundation announced today that the university received $214.2 million in donations and pledges for 2015 — an 86 percent increase from last year, according to a statement released on Around the O. The surge in donations was attributed to a growth in donor turnout, and the “second highest …

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CityNews

Nighttime construction for EmX west line builds more opposition from residents

On June 22, Daniel Eubank couldn’t sleep. Across the street from his home, about 100 feet from his window, construction for a new stop on the West Eugene EmX bus line had begun. A long ditch was being dug where the corner of West 6th Avenue and Polk Street used to be. …

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News

Researchers attempt to discover gene responsible for consumer choices

Researchers at the University of Oregon are attempting to track the genes that control how humans act as consumers. However, the study has a long road ahead. In fact, the main subjects of current experiments are not people, but microscopic nematodes, called Caenorhabditis elegans. Scientists hope that by mapping the …

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UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several …

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Oregon Bach Festival introduces new program in its 44th year

A new attraction is creating buzz as the Oregon Bach Festival kicks off its 44th edition this week. Performances begin Thursday night and last through July 12, drawing audiences from around the country and featuring several international musicians The new attraction this year is the Berwick Academy for Historical Performance. Musicians …

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Researchers attempt to stop the spread of malaria

In order to stop the spread of malaria, researchers at the University of Oregon are studying the biting patterns of mosquitoes.

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NewsUncategorized

Savings groups provide rural Africa with access to financial services

In rural parts of Africa, citizens don’t have access to banks so they’ve created savings groups. Economics professor, Alfredo Burlando, is studying these savings groups closely to discover how they work so well.

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Technology

The University Greenhouse supports many research efforts

For over 50 years, the University of Oregon Greenhouse Facility has housed many different kinds of plants for the purpose of research.

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News

Candlelight vigil shows solidarity for Nepal earthquake victims

A candlelight vigil for Nepal earthquake victims took place in the Erb Memorial Union amphitheater Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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