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Podcast: News wrap: The biggest stories from winter term

Join Senior News Editor Will Campbell, Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they review the biggest stories from a busy winter term at the University of Oregon. The stories featured include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s visit to campus, Red Wagon Creamery’s EMU closure, the passing …

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UOPD urges students to report robberies as unreported incidents circulate on social media

After seven robberies in the last two weeks near the University of Oregon campus, students are taking to social media to report even more incidents and to question why police aren’t sending out more alerts to warn people about the crime spree. One of the complaints came from Taylor Holman, …

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Bicyclist taken to hospital after hitting pole outside EMU

A woman riding her bike down East 13th Avenue on campus struck a pole and lost consciousness on Tuesday at about 3:19 p.m., according to multiple witness accounts. Police, fire and EMS responded immediately while a crowd gathered around the woman. The woman is being taken to the hospital. The extent …

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UO student charged with sexual abuse

A University of Oregon international student is facing charges for allegedly raping a female student in October, according to court documents. The defendant, Kelvin Hernandez-Mendoza, 25, a Honduran citizen, studied computer and information science at UO. The alleged sexual assault happened on Oct. 1, when Hernandez-Mendoza invited the victim to …

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Hit-and-run victims recover from injury without a sense of justice

After the car struck them, Sarah Oldham’s first concern was knowing whether she could still use her legs; Emma Hill’s was to wait for help because she knew her arm was broken. The car, honking, its passengers shouting, drove away before the two students could glimpse its license plate. On …

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UO professor Tom Wheeler dies

University of Oregon journalism professor Tom Wheeler died on Saturday, according to reports from the school. He was 70 years old. There was no information on the cause of his death. The SOJC is holding an informal gathering in Allen Hall today at 5 p.m. to honor and remember Wheeler. …

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Former business professor sues school, says his superior forced him into unethical behavior

A former University of Oregon professor is suing the school because he claims that he was discriminated against because of his Asian-American heritage and his boss made him do odd, unethical chores. The amount of the lawsuit is unknown. The plaintiff, Dr. Yongli Zhang, was born in China and immigrated …

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Parents offer reward following hit-and-run on Sunday that injured two UO students

A hit-and-run on Sunday that left two 19-year-old women injured has caused their parents to seek help finding the suspect. They are offering a $1,000 reward. The two women, UO students Emma Hill and Sarah Oldham were walking home on Sunday at 1:15 a.m. when they were struck by a …

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Podcast: Culture wrap: Looking back on journalism in film after seeing ‘The Post’

Join podcast editor Alec Cowan, senior news editor Will Campbell and senior arts and culture editor Sararosa Davies as they discuss Steven Spielberg’s most recent film “The Post”, which examines a 1970s Washington Post as its publishers face the truth about the Vietnam War. The group then compares the movie …

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Podcast: Emerald FC: VAR a success and Manchester City running away with the Premier League

Shawn Medow, Will Campbell, Adam Eberhardt and Alec Cowan discuss the expansion of VAR to the Premier League and its success in important penalty situations in the week’s games. The group also discusses recent fixtures, transfers and what teams are running away with La Liga and the Premier League. This …

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Review: ‘The Post’ should earn a spot among award-winning movies about newspapers

Movies about the watchdog element in news media are now more important than ever. And because of President Trump’s frequent bashing and undermining of the press, “The Post’s” timing couldn’t be more perfect. That historical context is what makes movies like this one special. “The Post,” directed by Steven Spielberg, …

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Podcast: Emerald FC: The transfer window

Shawn Medow, Will Campbell and Alec Cowan discuss the biggest Premier League transfers in this installment of Emerald FC. The group also discusses recent fixtures and the controversy swirling around penalties and VAR. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan.

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New Oregon laws include bottle tax increase, new vehicle registration fees and gas pumping laws

The Oregon state legislator is laying down new laws that started on Jan. 1, so watch out for some of them that are likely to affect University of Oregon students — especially drivers, smokers and beverage drinkers. Here are some new laws in Oregon that you should know: Bottle Tax …

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Podcast: The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw and an MLS Cup rematch

On this episode of Emerald FC, Emerald staffers Adam Eberhardt, Shawn Medow, Will Campbell and Alec Cowan discuss the biggest news in soccer from this past week: the 2018 FIFA World Cup draw. Of course, no discussion would be complete without talking on the MLS Cup rematch between Seattle and …

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Leader of Knight Campus announced

He calls himself fundamentally a bioengineer, but his next job is going to be bigger. Robert Guldberg, a Georgia Tech professor and leader in scientific research, will be the executive director of Oregon’s $1 billion scientific school, The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, according to an announcement on …

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Deady Hall’s rooms sometimes reach 90 degree heat, and UO may ask the state to pay for a renovation to fix it

Professor Chris Sinclair walked into his Deady Hall office Wednesday and was blasted by a wave of 90-degree heat. Then he found that his glass whiteboard was shattered, apparently broken because of the rapid heating of his office, he said. Deady’s 70-year-old steam heating system causes rooms to reach unbearable …

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UO confirms $50 million donation ahead of President Schill’s speech

University officials confirmed an anonymous donation of $50 million to be spent at the discretion of President Michael Schill on Friday morning. The university was responding to an article in the Register-Guard that stated a fund called the “Presidential Fund for Excellence” was created with the donation, and that none …

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Oregon’s new distracted driving law and fines: ‘very tough’ on offenders

Starting Sunday, you can now be pulled over in Oregon for texting or talking while driving – and the initial fines reach up to $1,000. University of Oregon Police Department spokesman Kelly McIver said the new law is “very tough.” “It’s one of those things that everybody does nowadays. They’re …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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