CrimeNews

Taylor’s Bar & Grill bartender under investigation for drugging customers’ drinks

Editor’s note: This article has been revised to more accurately reflect the source of the information reported. A Taylor’s Bar & Grill bartender is under investigation after being accused by five women of tampering with their drinks between May and October, the Register-Guard reported Thursday. The University of Oregon Police …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate live updates

Here’s the agenda. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates October 26  

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CrimeNews

UO student pleads not guilty to strangulation charge

According to EPD dispatch log, three officers responded to the call at 11:15 a.m and investigated. Yang was booked into the Lane County Jail on Oct.17. Court documents show he was released on Oct. 20.  Judge John Kilcullen ordered a “No Contact” count, and Yang has since taken up residence in …

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CityNews

Eugene residents voice concerns about police brutality to city council

Eugene-Springfield residents expressed their concerns regarding an arrest made by the Eugene Police Department during the weekly city council meeting on Oct. 24. Gwendolyn Iris, one of the organizers of the rally “Speak Out Against Police Brutality,” asked the city council to launch an investigation into the actions of police during Friday’s …

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CityCrimeNews

Eugene residents to rally against Eugene Police Department drug arrest

Eugene residents are organizing a rally at the 7 p.m. city council meeting today regarding an arrest Eugene Police Department made in the downtown Park Blocks on Friday. The Facebook page, “Speak Out Against Police Brutality,” says the group will rally before the meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Wayne Morse Free Speech …

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AdministrationCrimeNews

UOPD Chief looks forward to improving campus engagement with students

Two months into his new position at the University of Oregon Police Department, Chief Matthew Carmichael said moving to Eugene was the right move. “We just do things different here … I was in Albertsons the other day, and we have Duck Tracks ice cream here, man,” Carmichael said. “I …

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CrimeNews

Two drug-related cases reported at Taylor’s Bar and Grill in last three weeks

The University of Oregon Police Department is investigating two alleged cases of “causing another person to ingest a controlled substance” at Taylor’s Bar and Grill, according to the UOPD crime log. The first case was reported on Sept. 23; the second case was reported on Oct. 12. UOPD spokesman Kelly …

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HealthNews

Here’s what health inspection scores reveal about bars near campus

Below is an interactive map showing the health inspection score of 12 bars within walking distance of campus. Restaurants and bars in Lane County are required to be inspected by the county twice a year to assure their sanitary and operational system quality are up to par with Oregon health code. …

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News

Three former basketball players appeal to court, request jury trial against the university

Three former University of Oregon basketball players appealed a federal court decision to dismiss their cases on Oct. 11, according to court documents. The plaintiffs, Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, were expelled and banned from campus for allegedly raping a female student in March 2014. They later filed lawsuits stating that university …

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HousingNews

Regional labor union protests UO over potential residence hall construction contract

A group of labor union members have peacefully rallied against the University of Oregon in front of Domino’s on Franklin Boulevard for at least 14 days. The group’s sign reads: “Shame on University of Oregon – Labor Dispute.” A.J. Indell, a member of Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, said …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate Live Updates Oct. 5

Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Oct. 5  Follow ASUO Senate live updates Oct. 5 Here’s the agenda.

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AdministrationHousingNews

Law student and UO employee sue university after living in house with lead-based paint

A University of Oregon affiliated couple is suing the university for failing to maintain an habitable living environment for its tenants, according to a court document. UO law student Shannon Wilhite and UO Greenhouse Manager Brian Dykstra filed a lawsuit on Sept. 8 accusing the university of failing “to abate a lead-based …

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CityCrimeNews

Victim of Washington County youth offender attack near Autzen Stadium settles for $660,700

Washington County has settled with a Eugene woman who was a victim of attack and sexual assault after a Oregon football game in 2014. Her assaulter was a teen under the Washington County Juvenile Department’s supervision, the Oregonian reports. In the joint statement, the attorneys of both parties announced that the woman will …

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CrimeHousingNews

UOPD Ride Along: Officers deal with telephone harassment, gas leak report

Seventy crimes were reported to University of Oregon Police Department from Sept. 12 to Sept. 30, including 23 theft crimes and 16 crimes regarding a minor in possession of alcohol or providing alcohol to a minor. The Emerald went on a ride along with UOPD from 10 p.m. to 1 …

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CrimeFraternity & Sorority LifeNews

UO student charged with two counts of assault

A University of Oregon student and former member of Beta Theta Pi has been charged with two counts of assault in the second and third degree, court documents show. Paarth Patel, majoring in business administration, was taken into custody by UOPD, according to court document. He has been released and …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate Live Update Sept. 28

Live blog of ASUO senate Sept. 28. Here’s the agenda. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Sept. 28  

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

EMU to offer new study spots as Knight Library reduces operation hours

The Knight library will no longer operate on a 24-hour schedule five times a week, according Lesli Larson, Director of Library Communication and Marketing. The library is now open to students from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Despite the cut in operation hours, the library is increasing service hours — …

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CityCrimeNews

UO students cited by Eugene Police for unruly gathering

The Eugene Police Department cited a UO student and two former members of the disbanded Beta Theta Pi fraternity for hosting an unruly gathering late Thursday night, hours after move-in day. The party, located on block 500 of East 11th Avenue, was reported by neighbors around 12:30 a.m.  – two of the hosts were under …

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HealthHousingNews

UO continues to work on fixing lead-tainted faucets in residence halls on move-in day

University of Oregon continues to work on water fixtures with elevated lead levels in four residence halls as 2,510 students moved in Sept. 22. The results of the high lead levels in fixtures in Walton, Barnhart, Hamilton and Bean halls became available on Sept. 14, according to an email to residents …

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AdministrationNews

UO reorganizes Johnson hall, names new vice presidents

The University of Oregon has named its new interim vice president for student life and vice president for student services and enrollment management, UO President Michael Schill announced in an email to campus. Kevin Marbury, the current director of physical education and recreation, has been named interim vice president for student life. …

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CityNewsPolitics

University of Oregon student works on corporate tax measure in hopes of improving higher education

When Amy Schenk started to work for “Vote Yes on Measure 97,” she was doing it because a friend asked her to. But as Schenk learned more about the measure and its potential consequences, she said she was in the right place. Schenk, ASUO local Affairs Commissioner, is involved with …

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HealthHousingNews

Water in four residence halls affected with high levels of lead

Elevated lead levels were found in the water of at least four residence halls, including Barnhart, Walton, Hamilton and Bean Halls, UO Housing Director Michael Griffel said via email to residents on Sept. 14. More than 20 percent of tested fixtures have elevated lead levels, according to the email. Griffel encourages …

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CrimeNews

UOPD Ride Along on Game Day: A trip to Buckley Detox House

Thirty crimes were reported to UOPD from Sept. 2 to Sept. 11, eight of them were during Game Day against the University of Virginia. The Emerald went on a ride along with UOPD during the game from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. To monitor the crowd of 54,000 at a …

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AdministrationNews

UO Foundation to unexpectedly work towards divesting

University of Oregon Foundation unexpectedly announced its plan to divest on its website on Sept. 8. “We are proud to lead the Pac-12 in adopting the first ever environmental, social and governance considerations to help inform our investment decisions,” a statement signed by Chief Investment Officer Jay Namyet said. UO …

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AdministrationNews

Board of Trustees meets, discusses tuition and fees setting process

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees met Friday to discuss the tuition and fees setting process, financial aids, cluster hiring and the Presidential Assessment Report. The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board will be meeting at least five times from November to January, Provost Scott Coltrane said at the meeting. The …

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CrimeNews

Judge rules to not overturn suspension for UO student accused of sexual assault

A judge has ruled that the male University of Oregon student who was suspended for an alleged sexual assault on a female student will not be allowed back on campus fall term to finish his undergraduate degree, the Register-Guard reports. Lane County Circuit Judge Josephine Mooney rejected the male student’s request to …

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AdministrationNews

UO Board of Trustees votes unanimously to dename Dunn Hall

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted unanimously to dename the controversial Dunn Hall during its quarterly public meeting on Sept. 8. It will be called Cedar Hall until a new name is chosen. UO President Michael Schill said he would recommend a process for determining a new name …

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CrimeNews

Federal judge dismisses lawsuits filed by three former basketball players against UO

** This post has been updated to reflect responses from the former players and their attorney Federal Judge Michael McShane of the district of Oregon dismissed multiple lawsuits Thursday, Sept. 8 filed by three former University of Oregon basketball players last year court documents show. All three players, Brandon Austin, Dominic …

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News

Quick facts about the incoming UOPD Chief

The University of Oregon Police Department named a new chief last week. Here are five things about Matthew Carmichael you need to know. He starts on September 12, 2016 After three months of open external searching, the 12-member committee made its decision on hiring the current UC Davis police chief, …

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CrimeNews

Male UO student accused of sexual assault seeks to overturn university suspension

A male student of University of Oregon is seeking to overturn the university’s decision to suspend him for an alleged sexual assault case in Lane County Court Sept. 6, the Register-Guard reports. The student, identified in court documents by the pseudonym “John Doe,” claimed that he was falsely accused of …

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