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Q&A: Brenda Tracy, survivor of alleged sexual assault involving OSU football players

The Emerald sat down with Brenda Tracy, the victim of an alleged sexual assault in 1998, and asked her about her advocacy work and her views on combatting assault.

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Announcements

Letter from the editor: Why we’ve dedicated today’s issue to sexual assault awareness

One year ago this week there was a shift in consciousness at the UO in regards to sexual violence. In the letter from the editor, we can all come together to overcome the cultural and political obstacles that stand in our way.

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This is how the University of Oregon has tackled sexual assault in the last year

This story is one part of a series of articles on sexual assault awareness at the University of Oregon. Read Emerald editor Sami Edge’s letter to find out why we’ve dedicated today’s edition of Emerald Monday to the topic. Pressure on the University of Oregon to change policies surrounding sexual …

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UO Hilarity for Charity draws laughs for second year

“Thank you for not going to Odesza,” said Joe Glasgow when he took the mic for his stand up performance at the Global Scholars Hall on Tuesday night. “Fuck Odesza.” Glasgow performed as part of the second annual “Hilarity for Charity,” a collaboration between the UO Stand-Up Society and local …

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University files response to lawsuit of survivor of alleged sexual assault

In a legal response earlier this afternoon, the University of Oregon denied allegations made against it in a lawsuit filed in January by the survivor of an alleged sexual assault by three men’s basketball players. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that the University of Oregon and men’s …

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Letter from the editor: We're pulling a story that was plagiarized

Dear readers and University of Oregon community members, On Monday, Emerald editors learned that a story that ran on the cover of the Emerald on Jan. 19 contained content that, upon investigating, turned out to be plagiarized from another author. The story, titled “New flags outside the EMU bring awareness to Native …

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The unexpected leader: Beatriz Gutierrez looks to family, community for guidance

Framed by shoulder length black hair, Beatriz Gutierrez’s large brown eyes are balanced on her heart-shaped face with a wide smile that’s easily provoked by everything from Mexican candy to the TV show Bones. She speaks softly and slowly – her laugh loud and carefree. On a given jaunt through campus, she’ll likely pass …

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Psychology professor’s complaint says University of Oregon violated Clery Act in assault allegation

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has filed a complaint with the US Department of Education, alleging that the University of Oregon violated provisions of the Jeanne Cleary Act in its handling of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in March, The Register-Guard reports. The law regulates the investigation and publication of …

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University releases timeline of response to sexual assault allegations involving Dotson, Austin, Artis

The University of Oregon administration released a timeline earlier today detailing their response to the report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred on March 9 and involved four UO students. According to the UO’s Media Relations page, the timeline pulls together information from the initial Eugene Police Department report …

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University of Oregon Forensics team harnesses community spirit to push for inclusion in collegiate debate

In the dim aura of hazy bar lights, amid piles of french fries and freshly drained pint glasses, members of the University of Oregon Forensics team huddle around a tea-light table candle squabbling loudly about the proper response to a question they’ve just been asked. Suggestions are shouted around mouthfuls of half-eaten …

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EMU to experience construction related power and heat outages on Thursday, Friday

The Erb Memorial Union will experience temporary power outages on the mornings of Thursday Mar. 27 and Friday Mar. 28, as well as heating outages throughout the day, an email alert sent by EMU Facilities Director Dana Winitzky announced on Wednesday evening. The power outages will be contained to the …

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Arts & Culture

Destigmatizing the ‘F-Word’: feminism in theory and in practice in the 21st century

Gender advocates. Social activists. Man haters. Bra burners. Rampant social stereotypes and diverse personal applications of the word “feminist” make its meaning near impossible to pin down. Among those who identify with the term, individual perspectives surrounding social and political conversations about race, reproductive rights and LGBTQ issues make the …

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Charlie Weaver selected as new president and publisher of Emerald Media Group

Charlie Weaver, the digital and creative director at the Iowa State Daily student newspaper, was officially announced as the future president, publisher and CEO of Emerald Media Group following an Emerald Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Weaver was one of two candidates selected as finalists in the …

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Scott Coltrane appointed as Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Oregon

Scott Coltrane will assume the position of Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Oregon, an email from President Michael Gottfredson announced early this afternoon. Coltrane has served as the Interim Provost since July of this year following the resignation of former Provost Jim Bean. Prior, Coltrane was …

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Motion to end athletic subsidies postponed until March following recent faculty senate

“The state of the university is sound,” President Gottfredson said as he opened the University of Oregon Faculty Senate  on Wednesday Feb. 12 with a state of the university report. Gottfredson’s comments updated the audience on the recent progress of the UO’s new independent governing board, the progression of a series of academic …

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1,400 EWEB customers remain without power Monday morning

The Eugene Water and Electric Board estimates that roughly 1,400 patrons remain without power on Monday morning, as per an announcement on its Facebook page. This is a significant decrease from the estimates of roughly 5,000 affected mid-day Sunday. EWEB has requested that clients comfortable sharing their location post their addresses …

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Map: Here’s where the ice storm knocked the power out near the University of Oregon

This map illustrating power outages in the area around the University of Oregon campus was compiled using reader reports submitted to The Emerald between late morning Sunday, Feb. 9 and mid morning Monday, Feb 10. As such, it is intended as a snapshot of power outages during that window and …

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Do you have power?

Update: This survey has been frozen as of mid morning Monday, Feb. 10. Information generated using the survey was collected in this map of power outages near campus.  

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Weather Update: campus events and classes cancelled until noon Saturday

A University of Oregon alert released Friday evening announced that campus activities and classes will remain suspended until at least noon on Saturday, Feb. 8. However, all campus employees are expected to report for their normal working hours to support the nearly 4,000 on-campus residents dependent on their services. Stay …

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University of Oregon classes cancelled until 6 p.m.

University administration has announced that classes until 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 have been cancelled. Additionally, the status of evening classes will be announced by 3 p.m. Currently, campus remains open and all employees are expected to report for their normal working hours. The status of weekend events will …

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University to resume normal schedule after 10 a.m.

All university operations beginning after 10 a.m. this morning will resume normal operating schedule, a University of Oregon Alert confirmed Friday morning. Classes and activities before 10 a.m. this morning were cancelled in response to Thursday’s inclement weather. University employees are expected to report for their normal working schedules regardless …

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Lane County on winter weather watch

A Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Portland around 5 a.m. this morning warns that Eugene is expected to receive between 4 and 8 inches of snowfall before before 4 a.m. Friday morning. The warning predicts that snowfall, though light in parts of Eugene this morning, is …

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Fall term dean’s list includes seven percent of UO students

Names of almost 1,500 of the University of Oregon’s highest performing students were released yesterday on the roster for the dean’s list for academic achievement during fall term 2013. Of the 20,808 undergraduates enrolled last fall, 1,465 earned their place on the list — that’s about seven percent of the total …

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City of Eugene erects fence around Whoville compound

A week after erecting “No Trespassing” signs around the homeless encampment of Whoville, the City of Eugene has put up a fence around the compound. “(The fence is) really just to secure the site and prevent trespassing,” Laura Hammond, community outreach coordinator for the City of Eugene’s Planning and Development …

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Medical amnesty for underage drinkers to be considered in the Oregon senate

Underage drinkers seeking medical attention for themselves or friends suffering from alcohol poisoning could receive medical amnesty under Oregon law thanks to a bill sponsored by Oregon Rep. Margaret Doherty, the Oregonian reports. According to the Oregonian, Doherty’s inspiration for the law came from the story of a fraternity hazing …

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DeFazio to participate on trade panel today at UO

Congressman Peter DeFazio will be among a panel of experts speaking about the Fast Track Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership trade legislation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Fir Room of the Erb Memorial Union. Currently in the process of international negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is an expansion of the …

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UO conducts review process for online Learning Management System

For the first time in 14 years, Blackboard Learn is up for review. In a presentation to faculty and university members gathered at the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday evening, Dean of Libraries Deborah Carver detailed the progression of the most recent Learning Management System review — a process that began last winter …

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Faculty senate discusses changes to administrative function and reviews Blackboard

Wednesday afternoon’s gathering of some of the university’s faculty and administration members revolved heavily around discussion of impending changes at the University of Oregon, including the possibility of phasing out Blackboard. Deborah Carver, dean of UO libraries, detailed the current review of the Blackboard online education system and explained the …

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Two University of Oregon students arrested for unruly gathering Friday

Two University of Oregon students were arrested for hosting an unruly gathering at 1127 Ferry street Friday night. Christopher Einar Larsen and Danny Escalante, both 21, were arrested on the grounds of prohibited noise, allowing minors to consume alcohol and hosting an unruly gathering. According to a press release issued …

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Scott Coltrane announced as first candidate for UO provost

According to an email sent by University president Michael Gottfredson to the campus community early Tuesday afternoon, Scott Coltrane is the first candidate to be recognized in the search for a replacement provost. Coltrane has served as interim provost since July 2013 when former provost Jim Bean stepped down from …

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