An assortment of hard alcohol, shot glasses and chasers are scattered across a kitchen counter in a college student's apartment. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)
Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Most UO fraternities will be banned from serving hard liquor by September 2019

Most University of Oregon and other college fraternities will no longer be able to serve hard liquor in fraternity chapter facilities, the North-American Interfraternity Conference announced on Sept. 4 in a press release. The NIC decision comes as part of a series of health and safety initiatives implemented by the …

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Emerald Football Podcast: San Jose State Preview

Sports reporters Jack Butler, Shawn Medow and Maverick Pallack discuss Oregon football’s season before the Ducks’ game against San Jose State at Autzen Stadium on Sept. 15 . Music in this podcast is “The Gray Forest – IV Escape” by Aitua from freemusicarchive.org. This podcast was edited by Ryan Nguyen.

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will step down in December

Geography professor Andrew Marcus will be stepping down as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in December, according to an announcement addressed to University of Oregon community members by UO Provost Jayanth Banavar on Aug. 17. UO will conduct a national search for a new dean. After …

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Graduate dance program suspended due to wider university budget cuts

The dance department in the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance has suspended its graduate dance program, and administrators say that they do not know when the program will return. The decision to cut the three-year master of fine arts program is a reflection of the effects of …

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CrimeNews

Controversial mural in Knight Library vandalized, library staff say

A controversial Knight Library mural that students petitioned to take down last winter was vandalized, library employees say. Library staff are not sure when the vandalism occurred but suspect that it happened sometime between the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 22 and the morning of Thursday, Aug. 23. They are also …

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CityNews

27th Annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival sees record turnout

For many members of the LGBTQ+ community in Eugene and Springfield, the annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival is not just about having fun — it’s also about finding community. “I’m not like normal people,” said 19-year-old Lane Community College student Scarlett Landon, who identifies as nonbinary. “I fit in here.” The annual …

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PodcastSportsSports Podcasts

Podcast: Emerald FC: English Premier League preview

 In this episode of Emerald FC, Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow is joined by Austin Cracraft to discuss the upcoming Premier League season. From transfers and title favorites to team-by-team breakdowns, Shawn and Austin go in-depth on the Premier League before the first ball of the 2018-19 season is kicked. Ryan …

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CityNews

The Emerald’s guide to Eugene Pride weekend

The city of Eugene will be painted red, orange, yellow and all the other colors of the rainbow this weekend for the annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival: a celebration of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Eugene’s Pride events happen in August, and there are several events before and after the big …

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News

Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration will honor victims of World War II atomic bombing, call for nuclear disarmament

A commemoration for the victims of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will take place on the morning of Monday, Aug. 6 near Alton Baker Park’s duck pond. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with speakers, including Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and end at 9:30 p.m. with …

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News

New JSMA art camp emphasizes discovering identity for children outside of the gender binary

No one told Amadeus Miller that being nonbinary was OK. Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, did not feel accepted in their Christian household. Even though Miller knew gay and lesbian adults, they did not feel accepted. “It’s very important for every LGBT child to have someone there to tell them …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

[Updated] Phi Kappa Psi chapter closed, no longer recognized by national headquarters

Update at 3:13 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25: The University of Oregon chapter of Phi Kappa Psi is closed and no longer recognized as an official chapter by the fraternity’s national headquarters and the university, according to a statement from Beth Headrick, a spokeswoman for the fraternity’s national headquarters. “The …

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PodcastSports Podcasts

Emerald FC: FIFA World Cup final preview and tournament review

Associate sports editor Shawn Medow is joined by Austin Cracraft to discuss and break down the 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of Sunday’s final between France and Croatia. Shawn and Austin talk about the teams’ paths to the final and pick their best moments of the tournament in Russia. This …

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HousingNews

Bean Hall will house two additional ARCs beginning in fall 2018

A new academic residential community (ARC) for the health sciences along with part of the Robert D. Clark Honors College ARC will be located in Bean Hall beginning in the fall 2018 term. These changes are coming as an effort to balance the heavy liberal arts focus of the current …

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ASUONews

ASUO executives shuffle their cabinet, add positions dedicated to students of color

This year’s ASUO executive slate is shuffling its cabinet, adding positions dedicated to students of color and removing underutilized positions. ASUO President Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacon, her two vice presidents and her chief of staff created five new positions, which include anti-racist, food insecurity, student code of conduct and tuition coordinators, …

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ASUONews

New summer and fall term elections made during last senate meeting of spring term

ASUO Senate confirmed five senators and one senate president to serve on the summer senate, elected next year’s senate president and appointed three new ASUO officers during the last ASUO senate meeting of spring term, on May 30. New senators who were elected in this year’s ASUO Regular Election got …

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News

Protesters at Caitlyn Jenner talk say transgender community was ignored in the organization of the event

A group of about 20 University of Oregon students and Eugene community members showed up today to protest the appearance of celebrity Caitlyn Jenner and publicist Alan Nierob for a talk in Straub Hall about public relations. Some students said the university did not consult UO’s transgender community — some …

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ASUONews

New ASUO members welcomed by outgoing members of ASUO administration

Out with the old ASUO, in with the new. Attendees to the ASUO Oath of Office witnessed 43 newly elected and returning ASUO officers take their oaths during the first-ever ASUO Oath of Office Ceremony & Outgoing Officer Celebration of Service May 23 in the EMU Redwood Auditorium. ASUO officers …

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AdministrationASUONews

UO President Schill says ASUO decision to pass controversial BDS resolution is divisive

University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in a statement Thursday that the boycott, divest and sanctions resolution passed by the ASUO Senate during last night’s senate meeting is divisive and inconsistent with UO’s value of inclusion. In the statement, Schill describes the importance of not dividing the UO community …

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ASUONewsPolitics

ASUO Senate passes controversial pro-Palestinian resolution

The ASUO Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night in a 12-to-six vote to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a Palestinian-led movement. The resolution encourages the University of Oregon to boycott companies that proponents of the resolution say support the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  The resolution is available here. Over …

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News

New gay bar will open in Eugene after community collaboration and tensions

Eugene has zero gay bars. The Wayward Lamb was Eugene’s last one, but it closed in February for financial reasons. Plenty of bars in Eugene are LGBTQ-friendly but none specifically cater to LGBTQ individuals. The closure of the Wayward Lamb three months ago was devastating to some community members but …

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ASUONews

ASUO Street Faire donates half of revenue to fund food insecurity efforts

The Associated Students of the University Oregon Street Faire this spring will donate 50 percent of its revenue to fund future campus food security efforts. ASUO has sought to finance food insecurity initiatives this year, but since the ASUO budget season already ended, ASUO looked to the Street Faire as …

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Arts & CultureFoodPersonalitiesScene Guide

Emerald Recommends: traditions and tips for the ASUO Spring Street Faire

The sun is out and 13th Avenue’s bike racks have been cordoned off to make room for vendors. The air will soon smell of Hawaiian food and elephant ears, and 13th Avenue will be bustling. The second ASUO Street Faire of the year starts in a few days. Emerald writers …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

UO Phi Kappa Psi chapter temporarily suspended after derogatory document surfaces

Editor’s note: This story contains offensive language. The University of Oregon Phi Kappa Psi chapter has been temporarily suspended after a defamatory document printed with the fraternity’s name and the names of many of its members surfaced. The 32-page document, which the Emerald obtained on Sunday, contains a list of the …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Alpha Chi Omega hosts an all-genders high-heeled walk to raise awareness of domestic violence

Delta Tau Delta pledge Carlos Cuevas wore 4-inch, black-tipped white high heels that he described as “cute wine mom shoes” during Sunday’s “Walk a Mile,” an event that the Alpha Kappa UO Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) sorority hosted to spread awareness about domestic violence. “I look good. …

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ASUONews

Current ASUO administration prepares for a new slate to move in and to say goodbye

After Ducks Together won this year’s ASUO election by a landslide, some members of this year’s administration said leaving their roles will be bittersweet. ASUO President Amy Schenk said that though she enjoyed her time in ASUO, she would refrain from retaking the job for “twenty years.” Schenk said she’s …

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News

PeaceHealth bike share program officially began Tuesday

After launching on April 19, the PeachHealth Rides bike share program held an official launch event on Tuesday, where 20 people gathered outside the EMU Outdoor Program Bike and Rental Barn to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The PeaceHealth bike share program lets University of Oregon students, faculty and staff sign …

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Ducks Together triumphs as an all-queer, student-of-color-led ASUO presidential slate

Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacon, the ASUO president-elect, thought that winning the 2018 election with her all-queer, all-student-of-color presidential slate was going to be an “uphill battle.” Her campaign manager made sure of that. “I intentionally wanted to low-ball it,” said Tan Perkins, who managed Gallegos’ slate, Ducks Together. “I told our …

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ASUONews

Ducks Together wins 17 ASUO seats in landslide victory, other elections still pending

Ducks Together won 17 seats in this year’s ASUO election in a massive landslide. All of the candidates running under Ducks Together won seats, and all received more than double the number of votes than their United UO competitors. Two United UO slate members, both of whom were unopposed, won …

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ASUONews

United UO is banned from ground campaigning with two hours left to vote

Barely 24 hours after the ASUO Elections Board first penalized United UO for violating election rules — the major of the two violations from Wednesday was for campaigning in University Housing — the board is again disciplining United UO for campaigning in University Housing. An anonymous residence assistant filed a …

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ASUONews

ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together Wednesday

ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Schenk cited the campaign’s understanding of ASUO and current involvement within the University of Oregon as some of the reasons why she decided to endorse the campaign. She added that Ducks Together has demonstrated that its campaign …

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