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Climate change lawsuit involving two UO students sees first arguments in court

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 9:50 a.m. on July 19 to correct AP Style.  On Wednesday, attorneys made oral arguments in Juliana v. United States — the case in which 21 plaintiffs, including two UO students, are suing the U.S. government over carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. …

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TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna resigns

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to clarify Lananna’s comments on the track community.  Vin Lananna announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from his position as President of TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee that hosts events such as the U.S. Olympic Trials and …

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CrimeNews

New distracted driving laws mean multiple offenses result in ‘elevated sanctions’

This summer, you may want to think twice before you pull out your phone during that long road trip or quick drive down the freeway. As of July 1, distracted driving fines will begin to add up and could even result in jail time for drivers who violate the law …

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HousingNews

From trash to treasure, then back to trash

Every summer, thousands of University of Oregon students pack up their stuff and leave Eugene. Some students may return in September to continue their education while others graduate and move on entirely. International students often board planes, taking with them only what they can carry. Left behind in dumpsters and …

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Cycle Oregon to bring 1,600 cyclists to UO this weekend

Cycle Oregon will bring cyclists from all over the region to the University of Oregon campus and Eugene area from July 13 to 15 for its 14th annual WEEKENDER cycling event. Over 1,600 cyclists, staff members and volunteers are expected to flock to UO’s campus. “The WEEKENDER allows people to …

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HousingNews

Summer at UO means big changes for campus dining halls and their staff

For dining halls at the University of Oregon, the end of spring term signals the disappearance of waves of thousands of hungry students and their stockpiles of meal points. Most of these students will move on to different places for the summer — places without the Cheesy Grillers and Whammies …

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CityCrimeNews

Frosting on the (Cup) Cake: The Cupcake Girls see success and support at Eugene Emeralds game

At the July 3 Eugene Emeralds game, people walked the concourse with the usual staples — ketchup covered hot dogs, fries and something new: bright pink cupcakes. The cupcakes are staples of a new nonprofit in Lane County known as The Cupcake Girls. The cupcakes are from the table covered …

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Eugene City Council extends pre-game tailgating hours at Autzen Stadium

On July 9, the Eugene City Council voted in a unanimous decision to extend legal tailgating hours at Autzen Stadium before University of Oregon football games. Traditionally, Oregon football fans park in lots near Autzen Stadium before games, where they can socialize and legally drink alcohol for several hours. The …

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Cover StoryNews

Goodbye, Hayward

Hidden among the debris of the famous grandstands, which on six separate occasions bore witness to the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, lies a nearly century-old legacy that came to embody the tradition of running at the University of Oregon and the surrounding community of Eugene. Hayward Field lent …

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CityNews

Eugene Food Truck Festival attracts 12,000; raises funds for Eugene Mission

When world fusion vegan food truck Vengan Pa’Ka rolled up to the third annual Eugene Food Truck Festival, its crew was ready to “kill it” for their first time at the event. The sun was shining over the Lane County Fairgrounds, heating up to 80 degrees — reaching around 100 …

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Soccer fans gather in EMU to watch World Cup; other local establishments to host the final match

One of the world’s most popular sporting events is reaching its climax, as the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament now enters its final week. The tournament began on June 14, with the host nation, Russia, defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in a match at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Since then, the …

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Screamin’ Jay’s food cart to replace Soup Nation Soup Carte near PLC Hall

The intersection of East 14th Avenue and Kincaid Street may still smell like three-cheese tomato soup, but will soon have the aroma of meatball sandwiches made by Screamin’ Jay’s food cart. After 21 years of business, the Soup Nation Soup Carte next to Prince Lucien Campbell Hall has been sold; …

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HousingNews

Bean Hall will house two additional ARCs beginning in fall 2018

A new academic residential community (ARC) for the health sciences along with part of the Robert D. Clark Honors College ARC will be located in Bean Hall beginning in the fall 2018 term. These changes are coming as an effort to balance the heavy liberal arts focus of the current …

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CityCrimeNews

Portland sex worker advocacy nonprofit The Cupcake Girls to throw first pitch at Emerald’s game on July 3

The Cupcake Girls, a nonprofit focused on rights and advocacy for adult entertainers and sex workers in Las Vegas and Portland, is coming to Lane County. Members of The Cupcake Girls will throw out the first pitch at the Eugene Emeralds baseball game at 7:05 p.m. on July 3 at …

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CityCrimeNews

Eugene’s new Chief of Police will make community outreach a priority

Eugene’ Chief of Police Chris Skinner met with members of the public at Killer Burger in downtown Eugene on Friday afternoon. The event, which was referred to as a “Meat and Greet,” provided an opportunity for the public to converse with Skinner as well as numerous other members of the …

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CrimeNews

Suspect shot in altercation with police after allegedly breaking into a house and stabbing a man

Eugene police shot an armed man after he allegedly broke into a house and stabbed an occupant to death early Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Eugene Police department. David Justo Duran, 32, is the suspect in the case, the Register-Guard reports. Duran was released from prison …

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AcademicsNews

NILI Summer Institute offers native youth connection to heritage, preserves indigenous languages

The Northwest Indian Language Institute, or NILI, has finished up its 21st summer institute this week. Started in 1997 as a request by local tribes as a way to help local Native American communities teach their indigenous languages, NILI hosts a two-week on-campus institute that teaches classes linguistics, traditional ecological …

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ASUONews

ASUO executives shuffle their cabinet, add positions dedicated to students of color

This year’s ASUO executive slate is shuffling its cabinet, adding positions dedicated to students of color and removing underutilized positions. ASUO President Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacon, her two vice presidents and her chief of staff created five new positions, which include anti-racist, food insecurity, student code of conduct and tuition coordinators, …

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Photos: Hayward Field project preparations and destruction of East Grandstand

The following photos capture the Hayward Field renovation preparations made on June 16 and the demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand on June 22, 2018:                                                   …

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Photos: Thousands of graduating Ducks celebrate the 142nd University of Oregon Commencement

Monday’s University of Oregon graduation kicked off with the traditional Duck Grad Parade, where graduating Ducks celebrate and walk down Thirteenth Avenue to the commencement ceremony at Matthew Knight Arena each year. According to the University of Oregon, a total of 5,159 students graduated with degrees: 4,031 Bachelor’s degrees, 886 Master’s degrees, 125 Doctoral …

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Podcast: Meet the Emerald’s new Editor-in-Chief

On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, current Editor-in-Chief Jack Pitcher and incoming Editor-in-Chief Zach Price sit down with Podcast Editor Alec Cowan to talk about the Emerald’s year in review: what could the paper have done better, what are the struggles of being editor-in-chief and what are Zach’s …

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UO student loses Republican primary, says he’ll demand recount

After losing May’s Republican primary for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District to Art Robinson, University of Oregon student Stefan Strek says he wants a recount. Strek, who received 3.36 percent of the vote in the primary and is known for controversial statements such as comparing women to cats, said the results …

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Looking back, moving forward: the biggest news stories of 2017-18

This year was full of change for the University of Oregon. It’s impossible to sum up a whole year, but here’s a look back on some of the biggest stories that impacted the campus community. Tuition increased and differential tuition was introduced in Lundquist College of Business This year, the …

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Zero Waste Program makes changes to recycling rules

The City of Eugene has changed its recycling rules and the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste Program is asking students to throw all plastics away except for bottles and jugs. Cimmeron Gillespie, Zero Waste Program’s marketing and education coordinator, defined accepted bottles as any plastic container that has a mouth …

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AcademicsNews

UO’s undergraduate legal studies program has successful first year

Approximately 40 of this year’s graduating seniors will be receiving the legal studies minor, a program offered through the University of Oregon Law School for the first time this year. Although the minor itself is new, undergraduate law course offerings are not. According to Noah Glusman, the program’s manager, the …

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AcademicsNews

Flight Crew helps new Ducks find their wings

“Congratulations on your admission to the University of Oregon! I am a part of the Flight Crew which is a group of current students that are here to help you transition to the University of Oregon. I’m here to answer any questions you might have.” This year thousands of students …

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New UO club explores what it means to be American

University of Oregon senior Rachel Alm doesn’t know what it means to be American, but she’s starting a campus-wide conversation seeking an answer to the question. Alm’s family emigrated from Japan to Hawaii five generations ago. Growing up in her Hawaiian community, Alm was considered to be Hapa — a …

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UO students will protest a natural gas pipeline at a meeting in Salem on June 12, Governor to attend

On Tuesday, June 12, University of Oregon students will rally outside a State Land Board meeting in Salem to protest the creation of the Pacific Connector pipeline, as well as the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility. Carpools leaving from the university the morning of the 12th are available …

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Breaking: Climate Justice League holds demonstration outside Johnson Hall

A previous version of this story stated that Director of Sustainability, Steve Mital, would be meeting with President Schill to give recommendations on how to reduce the University’s carbon emissions. The Climate Justice League has been working with Mital to give recommendations to President Schill. Mital was scheduled to give …

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University Senate appoints new VP, hands out awards at last meeting of the year

The University Senate unanimously elected Elizabeth Skowron as its new vice president and awarded faculty, staff and students for serving the university community at its last meeting of the academic year. Skowron is new VP Elizabeth Skowron, a professor in the College of Education, ran unopposed for vice president of …

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