MultimediaPodcastSportsSports Podcasts

Podcast: Emerald FC (6/10/17)

On this episode of Emerald FC, Shawn Medow and Will Campbell’s soccer podcast from Emerald Podcast Network, the duo brings in photo editor Adam Eberhardt to talk about the European season in review and preview the summer full of World Cup qualifiers and international tournaments. This episode was produced by Emerson …

READ MORE →
NewsPolitics

Student debt forgiveness program may get axed by Trump administration

Here is a relatively easy way to get rid of student debt: 1) work for the government or a non-profit, 2) keep up with student loan payments for 10 years and 3) apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, a federal government program that many former students currently rely …

READ MORE →
News

The Atlantic publishes UO journalism professor Alex Tizon’s story on slavery posthumously

The Atlantic published University of Oregon professor Alex Tizon’s posthumous story on slavery Tuesday morning, and announced it will run on the cover of the June edition of the magazine. “Alex did not know that we would be putting his piece on the cover of this issue; he died the …

READ MORE →
AdministrationASUONewsPolitics

“Cutting into the bone”: Why ASUO leaders endorsed the 10.6 percent tuition increase

In January, when ASUO Vice President and UO senior Natalie Fisher first heard the tuition increase would reach 10.6 percent, she wasn’t surprised. She first heard of the raise during a meeting of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, a group the University of Oregon set up to create more …

READ MORE →
News

UO President Schill hints at further job cuts after HECC denied UO’s proposed 10.6 percent tuition increase

UO spokesman Tobin Klinger told the Emerald today that 54 non-tenure track faculty positions have been cut for the upcoming school year. That number may increase, according to President Schill’s letter to the UO community Friday. In the letter, he stated that the UO “will be forced to make even deeper cuts …

READ MORE →
AdministrationASUONews

ASUO torn between decision to increase tuition or make further staff cuts

The current and incoming ASUO slates don’t agree with each other on the 10.6 percent tuition increase recommended by President Michael Schill. Current ASUO President Quinn Haaga and Vice President Natalie Fisher travelled separately from other University of Oregon students to Salem on Thursday for the vote on whether tuition will …

READ MORE →
AdministrationNews

Updated: 2017-18 UO tuition increase fails in Salem

The University of Oregon’s $945 tuition increase hit a wall today when the Higher Education Coordinating Commission voted not to pass the hike in Salem. Students from the Oregon Student Association protested the meeting by wearing orange life jackets and holding signs reading, “Students are drowning in debt.” The HECC, a …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Updated: Former Ducks player Colt Lyerla escapes from corrections center

Update 3:38 p.m: Lyerla was apprehended and taken to the hospital after police were called to a private residence to respond to a drug overdose, Hillsboro police say. ****** Colt Lyerla, former Ducks tight end, escaped from custody out of Washington County Corrections Center yesterday, according to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Lyerla triggered …

READ MORE →
AcademicsAdministrationCrimeMultimediaNewsNews PodcastsPodcast

Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

READ MORE →
AcademicsNews

UO cuts drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, 18 jobs

Next school year, UO will eliminate its Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which offers classes on substance abuse counseling. A letter sent by the UO College of Education yesterday told faculty that the Substance Abuse Prevention Program will be slashed because of the quality of instruction, rigor of the curriculum and enrollment …

READ MORE →
News

Graduation 2017: What you need to know

The last day for students to apply for undergraduate degrees is Sunday, April 30, according to the UO registrar website. Apply on DuckWeb under the Student Menu tab and click Apply for Undergraduate Degree. The commencement ceremony for all graduating students is Monday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Matthew Knight …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Update: Man on hallucinogens tasered, arrested by police near campus Monday night

Update 1:26 p.m. Tuesday: Eugene Police have identified the man as 26-year-old John Namkyu Back, who is not a UO student. Police say he lunged at and grabbed an officer before being tasered. Back then struggled with the officer, attempting to bite him. More officers arrived, and Back was detained. He …

READ MORE →
Arts & CultureArts & Culture PodcastsFilm & TVMultimediaPodcast

Podcast: A discussion on ‘The Red Turtle’

News reporter Will Campbell and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the animated film “The Red Turtle” (2016) in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. The movie, which has no dialogue, follows a man deserted on an island with nothing but crabs, fish and turtles for friends. “The Red Turtle” …

READ MORE →
AnnouncementsNews

17-year-old prospective UO student and parents died in Friday’s plane crash

One of the victims of Friday’s plane crash in Linn County was a prospective University of Oregon Student, John Zitting, 17, according to AroundtheO and an OregonLive article. His mother, Karen, and father, John, died in the crash along with pilot Mark Gregory Aletky, 67. The private plane crashed 10 miles …

READ MORE →
MultimediaNewsNews PodcastsPodcast

Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Remembering Prof. Alex Tizon and next week’s uncontested 2017 ASUO election

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Will Campbell and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: School of Journalism faculty reflect on how late School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon impacted their lives; the Emerald town hall event, featuring the 2017 ASUO election’s sole …

READ MORE →
MultimediaPodcastSports

Podcast: Soccer Talk with Will and Shawn

In this week’s Soccer Talk podcast with Shawn Medow and Will Campbell, U.S. women’s soccer national team wins big with its new equal pay contract. The U.S. men’s national team hits a four-point target during the international break with rising star Christian Pulisic leading the way and a Clint Dempsy …

READ MORE →
AnnouncementsCityNews

Dogs banned from downtown Eugene

Starting in April, walking your dog through downtown Eugene will be illegal, with some exceptions. Eugene City council passed an ordinance today banning dogs — except service dogs, dogs of residences who live and work in the downtown area and police dogs — in downtown as part of the city …

READ MORE →
AdministrationMultimediaNewsNews PodcastsPodcast

Podcast: Understanding President Schill’s budget plan

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Will Campbell breaks apart President Schill’s budget plan, which he presented to the Faculty Senate last week, and how it will affect non-tenured faculty members and the size of University of Oregon’s various schools. This episode was produced by …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

7/11 on Broadway and Patterson robbed, shots fired

Update: The suspect is still at large. After the robbery at 1:50 a.m., the suspect fled toward the northeast corner of the Hub apartment complex. Forensics determined at least one shot was fired at police at that time, according to Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLoughlin. Police did not return fire …

READ MORE →
AdministrationNews

Schill presents budget plan; faculty layoffs likely

The University of Oregon’s budget issues are causing President Michael Schill to overhaul the university’s faculty funding system, and in the process, will likely cut some non-tenure faculty positions. Schill introduced the loose plans of three budget-cutting projects that affect non-tenured faculty members’ job security on March 1, at the …

READ MORE →
AcademicsAnnouncementsNews

Check out the Emerald Grade Tracker to see what grades UO professors give out

In an effort to examine grading trends at the University of Oregon, the Emerald made a public records request for three years of professor-specific statistics on grade distributions. The university provided the Emerald with data for 15,559 classes. The Emerald compiled the public data into a search engine, called the …

READ MORE →
AcademicsCover StoryNews

Inflating Grades: Why it’s easier than ever to get an A

In 1980, an average student at the University of Oregon earned a 2.6 GPA. Last year, the average student received a 3.13. UO Students are receiving better grades without evidence that they are performing at a higher level, a phenomenon in higher education termed grade inflation. For the past six …

READ MORE →
NewsPolitics

Q&A: Senator Ron Wyden on Twitter, immigration, DeVos and journalism

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden holds an unofficial credo: speak up, push back and look for a smart alternative. He refutes President Donald Trump’s nearly every move, harnessing the president’s own weapon, Twitter, for his cause. And according to Wyden, a University of Oregon alumnus, his next challenge may be a …

READ MORE →
News

Eugene man escapes carjacking at gunpoint on Tuesday

A 25-year-old man survived an attempted carjacking at gunpoint on Feb 14. at 14th Avenue and Mill Street. The suspect, a Hispanic male, 5’10” and about 35 years old, is still at large, according to the Eugene Police Department. At 4:36 p.m., the suspect opened the victim’s passenger car door …

READ MORE →
News

UO announces replacement provost for Scott Coltrane

The University of Oregon announced today its new provost, Jayanth Banavar, after nearly a year-long confidential search. Banavar formerly worked at the University of Maryland as the dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, according to the announcement by UO President Michael Schill. The search began after …

READ MORE →
News

Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses harsh realities of racism at sold out Matthew Knight Arena

“Race is the child of racism; not the father,” author Ta-Nehisi Coates said to 5,548 people during his speech at the Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. “We [Americans] have gone through the process of making Black people into a race,” he said. Coates argues that race is the byproduct …

READ MORE →
News

UO students don hijabs, glimpsing Muslim culture

After encouragement from her political science professor, Ariana Gallegos found herself sifting through a mound of free hijabs on a table outside the EMU, ready to wear one for her first time. Wednesday was the fifth annual World Hijab Day. The UO Muslim Student Association fitted nearly 100 students and …

READ MORE →
Cover StoryNews

Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

READ MORE →
News

Students march against Trump after inauguration

Preslee Thorne is scared. On Friday night she joined around 60 other concerned community members at the EMU to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. “I think it’s important for everybody to gather and voice their problems,” Thorne said. “If we all …

READ MORE →
News

Students to march Monday for MLK

The Eugene NAACP chapter is hosting a march on MLK day, Monday, Jan. 6, to honor the civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the march will set off from Autzen Stadium and PK Park at the north gate. The march will end at …

READ MORE →