CrimeNews

Biweekly Crime Wrapup: A look into UOPD Friday night shift

Forty six cases of crime were reported to UOPD from Aug. 13 to Sept. 1, including 15 cases of warrant arrest and 19 cases of bike theft. The Emerald had a chance to witness a warrant arrest made on Sept. 2 in front of Barnhart Hall around 10:30 p.m. Eden Benson, a non …

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Marijuana continues to grow a year after legalization

The recreational marijuana industry is “doing phenomenal” in Eugene, Oregon. That’s what Courtney Delaplain, the manager of a local dispensary named Casper’s, said of Eugene’s newest industry. A recent report published by the Department of Revenue shows that Oregon state-licensed dispensaries sold $42.2 million worth of recreational marijuana in June …

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FootballNewsSports

Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot under investigation for criminal offense, Prevot suspended

Update at 6:48 p.m.: Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of the university and Department of Athletics codes of conduct, head coach Mark Helfrich said. His status as a student-athlete will be further evaluated. Oregon senior linebacker Torrodney Prevot, a key player for the Ducks …

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AdministrationNews

UO Senate work group meets to lay out groundwork for permanent mandatory reporting policy

A group of ten faculty, staff and students, under the leadership of UO law professor Merle Weiner, met August 25 to start tackling the new mandatory reporting policy. The work group is working on a tight timeline, Weiner said. Ideally, it will have to come up with a rough draft of the policy …

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ASUONews

Senate president emeritus called in as summer senate failed to show up

We went to the meeting, so you didn’t have to. ASUO Senate failed to meet quorum the second time this summer, due to miscommunication. Senate president emeritus Max Burns, called in via Facebook from a cafe in Cambodia to prevent the body from holding another emergency meeting. Burns has been …

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AdministrationNews

UO implements emergency mandatory reporting policy that clarifies “responsible employee”

University of Oregon President Michael Schill signed off on temporary changes in UO’s mandatory reporting policy August 19, giving the UO Senate time to draft new language for a permanent policy. Changes to the preexisting policy include the clarification of terms such as “responsible employee” and “confidential sources,” according to …

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HealthNews

UO recommends students get meningococcal vaccines without implementing mandatory policy

University of Oregon requires many things of its students, but the latest may be vaccines against meningococcal and other meningococcal diseases. As of January 2016, 36 states and the District of Columbia have implemented a policy that requires either education of college students about meningococcal vaccines or proof of meningococcal …

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CrimeNews

Racist UO printer hack was part of national rant

At least 15 printers on campus were hacked on August 1 and printed racist fliers, according to UO officials. This was a part of a national racist rant, and UO wasn’t the lone victim of the hack. The racist message was signed by “Weev,”or Andrew Auern­heimer, the same hacker that created waves …

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CrimeNews

Biweekly Crime Wrapup (08/02/16-08/15/26): 10 cases of theft reported to UOPD

Twenty-three crimes were reported to the University of Oregon Police Department the last two weeks. The most common crime was theft, with 10 cases reported. Here’s the map breaking down of all the noticeable crimes. August 2 Criminal Mischief: Lot 56 August 3 Unlawful Entry of a Motor Vehicle: Barnhart …

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NewsPolitics

Oregon’s higher education commission sends 42 percent increase for public universities to governor

“Students Won!” Oregon Student Association’s Facebook post read, as Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission unanimously approved a budget request that represents a more than 40 percent increase in public universities’ and community colleges’ operating support budget on Thursday. The budget will be sent to Governor Kate Brown for her consideration ahead …

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AdministrationNews

Emerald poll: Students and faculty voted on renaming Dunn and Deady Hall

The results are in. Poll: Would students and faculty like to see the names of Deady Hall and Dunn Hall changed? https://t.co/mpc71wpwEm — Emerald (@DailyEmerald) August 9, 2016 The Emerald asked students and faculty to vote on changing the names of Dunn and Deady Hall, which are named after a member …

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News

UO Libraries exceeded its fundraising goal of $36 million, the first academic unit to do so

Since the university announced its $2 billion fundraising campaign in 2014, UO libraries on and off campus have received numerous donations from alumni and community members. To be exact, it has raised $37,101,451 as of March 31, 2016, exceeding its goal of $36 million, its website announced in celebration of UO …

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News

University of Oregon asks judge to dismiss lawsuits filed by three former basketball players

The University of Oregon went to court Tuesday seeking dismissal of the lawsuits filed by Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, former UO basketball players. The lawsuits claim that the former players were treated unfairly, and school officials denied them due process when they were suspended. All three players …

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News

Did Comedy Central’s show really call out UO on campus rape? The answer is maybe

A Comedy Central show gained the Twitter spotlight three weeks ago for calling out college campuses on the problem of sexual assault. The University of Oregon became embroiled in the conversation after the show aired, due to speculation on social media that a parody mascot created by the show for …

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CityHealthNews

Oregon advocacy group pressures KFC to go antibiotic-free

The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures to a local KFC on August 2, asking the fast food chain to go antibiotic-free. Ten people from the community showed up at the event, OSPIRG Media Advisory Bobbi Wilson said. Prior to delivering the petition, speakers were given an …

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News

McKenzie River Trail near Blue Pool closed due to wildfire

Fire crews are fighting a 2-acre fire along the popular McKenzie River trail about 70 miles from Eugene, according to the National Forest. The fire was reported by a resident there at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, McKenzie River Ranger District spokeswoman Joanie Schmidgall said to the Register-Guard. The cause of the …

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CityNews

Peaceful rally for Black Lives drew members of Eugene, Springfield and UO campus in attendance

Eugene and Springfield residents of all ages took the street of Downtown Eugene today during rush hour for a peaceful rally for the Movement for Black Lives. Springfield/Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice and the Community Alliance of Lane County host the event in order to honor the black lives that …

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News

UO ID cards get a new design after a decade

Fun fact: The UO ID card design is now 10 years old. Another fun fact: That will change soon. The UO Card Office is launching a “re-card” project that will allow all current UO ID card holders to get a newly designed UO ID card. Incoming students will also receive …

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AdministrationNews

UO pays $425,00 to settle lawsuit with two former counseling center employees

Correction: A previous version of this story referred to the counseling center as the health center. The two are different entities. The University of Oregon settled a lawsuit with two former counseling center whistleblowers for the amount of $425,000 in total Sunday. The whistleblowers, two employees at the University Counseling and …

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CrimeNews

Weekly Crime Wrap-up: Nine cases of theft reported to UOPD

Twenty-three crimes were reported to University of Oregon Police Department from July 2 to July 11. The most common crime was theft, with nine incidents reported within last week. Other notable crimes that happened in the campus area last week were possession of meth and heroin, two incidents of harassment …

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Cover StoryNewsPolitics

Black Lives Matter has changed UO, but supporters are tired of watching deaths

If you walk past Hamilton Hall, you’ll see photos of deceased black men and women staked into the lawn during a march on the University of Oregon campus on Friday, July 8. Some of the faces, such as Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, were immediately recognizable. …

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CrimeNews

Police arrest man for pulling out gun at Black Lives Matter protest in Portland

At least one man was taken into custody after apparently pointing a gun at the crowd participating at a Black Lives Matter rally in Portland today after the death of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. A Facebook group, Don’t Shoot Portland, held a rally starting at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The crowd …

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News

Social media: UO reacts to shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

On Tuesday, the Internet was shocked by a video of African-American Alton Sterling being fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, outside a convenience store where he had been selling CDs. On Thursday, Americans woke to news of another dead black man: Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds uploaded a live video on …

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CrimeNews

Three finalists for UOPD Chief to visit campus starting July 12

Update: UOPD public information officer Kelly McIver sent out resume information on July 11. Article has been updated to reflect this information. Three finalists for UOPD Chief are scheduled to visit campus to meet with the 13-member search committee and other key members of the University of Oregon this July, the UOPD …

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NewsTechnology

University of Oregon opened new marine life museum in Coos Bay

When the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, an off-campus branch of the University of Oregon, held the opening ceremony for its new exhibit on May 21, it was no original celebration. After the opening remarks from a senator, Coos Bay county commissioner, and a University of Oregon professor and director, OIMB Facilities …

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CityCrimeNews

Following Fourth of July, EPD will host Fireworks Restorative Justice Program

Eugene Police Department fireworks patrols continue tonight after responding to 82 phone calls reporting illegal fireworks on Independence Day. According to a press release, EPD gave out five citations for prohibited fireworks last night. Four of these offenders “opted to participate” in the Fireworks Restorative Justice Program, which allows them …

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CityCrimeNews

Weekly Crime Wrap-up: UOPD made nine arrests, EPD dealt with 25 cases of illegal fireworks in one night

Nine arrests were made by the University of Oregon Police Department for various reasons like possession of meth, burglary and warrant arrest from May 25 to July 1. Here’s the breakdown of crimes reported to UOPD the last week: June 25 – Criminal trespass at Spencer View Apartment – Arrest …

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NewsOlympicsSportsTrack & Field

What to know when attending the 2016 Olympic Track and Field Trials

Here’s the complete list from EPD: Report any suspicious behavior, such as people loitering around buildings, bicycles and vehicles. Report any suspicious packages or items left lying around. If you see something that concerns you, don’t be afraid to contact authorities to flag it. Lock your doors, close your windows …

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News

Summer Senate Wrap-up: New ID cards cause transportation problem

Welcome back to Wednesday’s Senate meeting – We went to the meeting, so you didn’t have to. Lane Districts Transportation refused to let students ride the bus due to confusion with the new ID cards. The six senators, under the leadership of senate president Ednaly Jimenez-Gomez, held a 30-minute meeting …

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ASUONews

The new ASUO to start tackling campus issues in summer term

Ednaly Jimenez was unanimously approved by the 2016-17 senate as Summer Senate President, but she didn’t realize until Spring term President Max Burns later surprised her with her position at the transition meeting.  “They were all laughing, and congratulating me on the position. I didn’t even know,” Jimenez said. Despite …

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