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Fall term wrap up: Lead, Knight Campus, Taylor’s, blackface and protests

  Noah McGraw and Franziska Monahan go over the major headlines of the term. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan. Our music was written by Evan DuPell.

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Fire causes evacuation of Villard Hall; classes relocated

An electrical fire was extinguished by a UOPD officer in Villard Hall at approximately 12:30 p.m. today. UOAlerts sent out an email saying occupants were evacuated after the fire was reported: UO asked that everyone remain clear of the building while the fire department works. The fire was small and electrical …

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CrimeNews

UO expands Emergency Alert system

The Emergency Management and Continuity office has expanded the UOAlert! system to include parents and partners of UO community members.

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AdministrationNews

Michael Schill’s new research-based budget strategy may lead to cuts

UO President Michael Schill announced a new plan focusing on development of research programs on campus. Some programs will lose funding and faculty.

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CrimeNews

UOPD Assistant Chief candidate withdraws application

The only applicant for the Assistant Chief position at the UOPD has withdrawn his application, leaving the position open and without candidates.

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CrimeNews

Cleavenger vs. UO state lawsuit at a standstill

The state lawsuit filed against the University of Oregon by former UOPD officer James Cleavenger has come to a standstill. The lawsuit likely will not progress until the federal case verdict has been finalized. James Cleavenger worked for the UOPD for several years. His employment was terminated in 2012 following …

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CrimeNews

UOPD Assistant Chief Candidate tentatively chosen

Police Captain Chou Her of the University of California Merced Police Department has moved to the background check phase of the application. He says he has been offered the position.

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CrimeNews

Home burglaries spike during each winter break, EPD says

Rates of burglaries spike dramatically during winter break, as thieves target empty student houses.

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Here’s a heat map of campus crime in the last year.

Last week, the University of Oregon Police Department sent out two campus crime alerts: One for aggravated assault, one for armed robbery. These crime alerts and advisory warnings students receive from the UOPD only show a glimpse of criminal activity on campus each week. The Emerald gathered data on all …

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News

UO sues insurance company over football coaches’ bonuses

The University of Oregon is embroiled in a complex insurance lawsuit involving multiple parties. UO is the plaintiff. The big question is, who will be the defendant?

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CrimeNews

UOPD Complaint Resolution Committee seeking undergraduate member

In the spring of last year, the University of Oregon established the Complaint Resolution Committee to oversee complaints brought against University of Oregon Police Department officers. However, the newly-established CRC is still searching for an undergraduate member. Interim President Scott Coltrane finalized the rest of the CRC membership in late …

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CrimeNews

Campus Night Walk highlights new lights and designated walking paths

The annual Campus Night Walk on Thursday, Nov. 12 gave students and staff an opportunity to give feedback to campus electricians about unsafe areas and broken lights.

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CrimeNews

UO files appeal motion in Cleavenger lawsuit

The University of Oregon may attempt to appeal the $755,000 verdict in the former UOPD officer’s wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuit.

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CrimeNews

UO charged $1.6 million for Cleavenger vs. UOPD

Attorney fees and costs bring the final amount to over $1.6 million.

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HousingNews

Rumors of homeless UO students spur conversation on campus

Tuition, textbooks, food, gas, rent: all things college students are expected to pay for. Combined with a shortage of time and job experience, some students find it hard to keep up with expenses. Sometimes the bills pile up, and the funds can’t stretch. Eventually, people find themselves without a bed …

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UOPD is paying $755,000 to an officer and former student. Why?

Last month, a jury awarded James Cleavenger $755,000 in damages in a lawsuit he brought against the University of Oregon Police Department. The jury found that the UOPD retaliated against Cleavenger for whistleblowing, wrongfully terminating him and attempting to destroy any further carrier opportunities he could have in law enforcement.

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CrimeNews

UO in lawsuit over banning homeless from campus

The University of Oregon is accused of targeting homeless people with Letters of Trespass

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