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University of Oregon administers emergency meningococcemia-preventing antibiotics at Barnhart

The action is a response to the death of Lauren Jones, a freshman acrobatics and tumbling athlete.

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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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Power outage hits Eugene, Matt Knight Arena during hoops game

A series of power outages have hit Eugene, knocking the lights out at Matt Knight Arena during the women’s basketball game against Northern Arizona. The lights went off in the arena during halftime, and the game has been delayed until power is restored, said women’s basketball spokesman Joe Waltasti said. …

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The Diversity Deficit: UO struggles to retain faculty of color

The University of Oregon has had a hard time recruiting faculty of color, particularly when compared to its peers in the Association of American Universities.

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Grad guide: Schedule of events

Monday, June 16 7:00am – Parking Shuttles Begin (Autzen Stadium) 7:30am – Matthew Knight Arena Opens for Seating (Matthew Knight Arena) 8:15am – Graduate Line Up for Duck Walk (13th Avenue side of Johnson Hall – Check-in tables in front of Johnson Hall) 9:00am – University Graduation Celebration begins with …

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Grad Guide: Job interview tips so you don’t have to move back in with your parents

So it’s finally over. After the days of taking out student loans, scrounging for scholarships and the long, boring hours at your work-study job, the real world is finally here. And that means it is time to get a real job. Whether you are interviewing for an ad agency or …

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Real Oregonians go camping, so here’s a list of the best places to pitch a tent in the Beaver State

It’s finally that time of the year. You know, when the sun is out for more than two or three days at a time and it’s not exceedingly cold at night. Sure, it’s not going to be consistently warm until mid-July and there’s always a chance of rain — you’re …

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Low water levels cause small hazards for Shasta goers

It’s a classic Shasta problem: puddles of congealed mud that coat every surface of the boat. The clean boats that pull off the dock at the beginning of the weekend end up brown and slippery within hours — and this year it will be even worse. Due to low water …

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UOPD did not see EPD report on alleged sexual assault until May 5

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Carolyn McDermed and Public Information Officer Kelly McIver did not receive the 24-page Eugene Police Department report detailing allegations of sexual assault against Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin until The Register-Guard published the report on May 5. McIver …

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Recap: Altman will return to Oregon men’s basketball, Dotson, Artis and Austin will not

Following the Eugene Police Department’s release of a report detailing the alleged rape of a University of Oregon student by three members of the men’s basketball team, President Michael Gottfredson announced on May 9 that Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin “will not play basketball at Oregon again.” Dana …

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Here’s what happened: The sequence of events leading up to the district attorney’s dismissal of the alleged case against Dotson, Artis and Austin

Editor’s Note: A previous print version of this article incorrectly stated that Altman said that Oregon “felt (Austin’s violation at Providence College) was something of a serious nature.”   January 6, 2014 Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon from Providence College in Rhode Island midway through the basketball season. Austin had …

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Twitter users react to Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin being investigated for sexual assault

Former Oregon basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were suspended from team activities following the release of a Eugene Police Department report detailing an alleged rape that involved the three men. For the full story, check out our topics page. [View the story “Eugene, nation reacts with …

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ review — The Wes Anderson movie that made me a Wes Anderson fan

I’ll admit it — I have never been a Wes Anderson fan. Though I have tried everything from the classic The Royal Tenenbaums to the eccentric The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to the more recent Moonrise Kingdom, I have left each viewing with the same feeling — slightly charmed by and …

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How I Met Your Mother final review: The end isn’t always worth the wait

Note: Major spoilers ahead.  Within about five minutes of the How I Met Your Mother series finale, I was already tearing up. Ted Mosby, who we’ve followed for nine years through multiple failed relationships on his way to meeting his future wife, stood outside with his five best friends. It …

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Letter to the Editor: Honor Griffin Felt’s legacy — think twice before mixing prescriptions

The following was submitted to the Emerald by the Felts’ family friend Larry Sokol. I was present at Griffin’s birth and knew him well his whole life. He was until his last hours as you knew him — happy, loved, loving, infectiously endearing and kind. To everyone in his life Griff was …

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New law protects minors seeking medical attention for alcohol emergencies

Underage students seeking medical attention for alcohol poisoning may now do so without worrying about receiving alcohol possession charges, thanks to a bill signed into law by Oregon governor John Kitzhaber on March 3. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Margaret Doherty, passed unanimously through the Oregon Senate on Feb. 20. …

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The light of late student Griffin Felt will not fade any time soon

It was sunny most of the day on Friday, Feb. 28. But by 4 p.m. an unexpected rainstorm had set in. Nevertheless, by 5 p.m. about 100 people gathered near Autzen Stadium to remember University of Oregon student Griffin Felt one week after his death. @@name [email protected]@ Against the gray …

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Jennifer Summers works to prevent alcohol abuse

Jennifer Summers sits at a large desk in a small office. A large stack of files and papers sits next to her computer — studies on college drinking, notes on programs she wants to implement, data that she’s analyzing for the best methods of substance abuse prevention. Summers, three years …

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Students discuss misconceptions about Social Host Ordinance at Wednesday panel

Seats were far from empty in Columbia 150 when students met to discuss the Ordinance on Unruly Gatherings, commonly known as the Social Host Ordinance, on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The forum was an opportunity to clarify the ordinance’s stipulations and consequences, especially in light of recent arrests related to unruly …

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One confirmed dead in Purdue University shooting

One person has been confirmed dead in a shooting on the Purdue University campus in West Lafeyette, Ind. on Tuesday. Police have taken one male into custody following reports of the shooting. One person was reportedly shot around noon in the university’s Electrical Engineering Building, according to WLFI-TV. The victim …

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Cyclist hit by car at 18th and Hilyard

A bicyclist was hit by a car at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday night at the intersection of Hilyard Street and 18th Avenue. The Eugene Police Department received the call at 7:11 p.m. and  arrived shortly after, according to Officer Trevor Hart. The victim, Ashleigh Fischer, a UO architecture graduate student, was …

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Greg Rikhoff takes over as Gottfredson’s chief of staff

As President Michael Gottfredson’s new chief of staff, Greg Rikhoff’s job description is a lengthy one. Rikhoff was appointed to the position on May 20, after working as the University of Oregon’s community relations director, and less than a month into it, Rikhoff has been busy coordinating events, setting meeting agendas …

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Chief education officer Rudy Crew finalist for New York college presidency

Only a year into his tenure as Oregon’s chief education officer, Rudy Crew could be leaving the position for a new one in New York City, cutting short his three-year contract in Oregon. The New York native announced on Monday that he is a finalist for president at Medgar Evers …

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Looking back at the academic year as Ducks

The 2012-2013 academic year marked the start of significant overhaul in the education system both statewide and at the University of Oregon. From tuition increases to the ongoing push for independent university boards, here’s a look back at the academic year: Deliberation of Independent Governing Boards: This year, the Oregon …

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SEIU protests outside OUS offices as contract negotiations continue

Protesting employees gathered outside of the Oregon University System office at Riverfront Research Park in Eugene on Thursday as bargaining continued between the Service Employees International Union and OUS bargaining teams for classified employees’ two-year contract. University of Oregon chief bargaining delegate Kurt Willcox had been at the bargaining table …

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UO community gathers for solidarity demonstration for Turkish protesters

Approximately 100 students, staff and faculty gathered outside the Knight Library on Tuesday in a solidarity demonstration for Turkish protesters. Turkish protesters endured excessive police brutality after a sit-in on Friday for the preservation of a public park escalated into violence and mass protests. Hundreds of protesters and police have …

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UO students and staff testify against governing board at legislative meeting

Peter Buckley still remembers what a community college student said to him when she visited him a few years ago. “She said, ‘Every year I’ve been going to school in Oregon, I’ve had less,’” the Democratic representative  from Ashland said during a budget town hall meeting at Lane Community College …

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Oregon Hall employees suffer undiagnosed health problems, possibly caused by building conditions

Victoria Moran first noticed the smell in February of 2011. The floor she worked on had recently been remodeled and a strange scent filled her office in Oregon Hall. It was sickly sweet and chemical-like, similar to concentrated bug spray, and it left Moran with burning eyes, nausea and a …

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Fans celebrate return of ‘Arrested Development’

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Employee union and OUS work toward contract agreement

A 1 percent wage increase over two years. No guarantees employees would be paid above the poverty line for a family of four. A doubling of health insurance charges. This is what classified employees in the Oregon University System could face over the next two years if the contract proposed …

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