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Safe Ride aims to make University of Oregon transportation safer

Safe Ride is an assault-prevention shuttle that was founded in 1985 to address the increasing epidemic of sexual assault, specifically on college campuses, according to Safe Ride Director of Operations Zoë Wong. One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, according to the …

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Tuition forum let students learn about rising tuition, vent frustrations

The ASUO hosted an open student forum on Tuesday concerning tuition and fees in the EMU Ballroom of the University of Oregon. The forum was intended to invite student input about tuition-related issues. It included a presentation of budget and cost information about UO, as well as miniature discussions where …

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UO Provost Jayanth Banavar talks diversity, student success and his first term at UO

University of Oregon Provost Jayanth Banavar has very full days. Meetings with faculty, with students and with deans from different schools and colleges — all with the aim to solve as many issues as he can. “The job I have is really to be a champion for our students, for …

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Resident tuition rose by 87 percent in ten years: What’s in store for next year’s tuition?

Remember last winter term when the University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees approved a whopping 10.6 percent tuition increase?  And then, when lawmakers ponied up extra funds, it reduced UO’s total increase to 6.56 percent? Heads up, because it’s time for UO to balance its coffers again — setting next …

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UO’s emergency call boxes see few uses but have vital role on campus

On Nov. 26, 2017, a man overdosing on meth pressed multiple University of Oregon’s “emergency call boxes” near LLC North. Help soon arrived and the man was transported to receive medical attention. But for most, the call boxes’ bright multihued yellow posts, brick red button and bright blue light often …

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Tuesday campus briefing

Hi there, UO. Here’s what you need to know in the news on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Tuition setting is upon us. Again. It’s time for UO to start conversations on raising the tuition again — something that’s happened every year for the past 10. The school is running into budget …

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What you need to know about the UO Senate’s goals this term

Fall term was busy for the university senate: it began reforms of sexist and racist course evaluations. It launched efficient transfer agreements between community colleges and universities in Oregon. And it voted to support the UO Student Collective following their protest of President Schill. This term it has even more …

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The Student Food Pantry needs more space

The Student Food Pantry doubled its hours at the beginning of fall term. Before the change, students would stand in line hoping for a chance to get some groceries from the tiny one-car garage full of food. Now, Food for Lane County, a nonprofit organization, began donating more food to …

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[Updated] Schill, Tracy and U.S. Sen. Wyden meet to discuss UO’s sexual assault reporting policy

Update Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.: Brenda Tracy responded to The Emerald’s request for comment Sunday afternoon about the meeting. She said the meeting was “not as productive as I would have hoped.” “They’re standing firm that they did nothing wrong. I left there feeling like this could happen again and …

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MLK Day on Monday is the beginning of a week of talks and events

Monday, Jan. 15 is Martin Luther King Jr. day. It honors of his work as a leader of the civil rights movement in the late ‘50s and ‘60s. The University of Oregon has announced multiple events throughout next week intended to honor his legacy. UO is not holding classes due …

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Photos: Daily Emerald’s 50 Best from 2017

Here is a collection of the Daily Emerald’s best photos from the 2017 calendar year. The photos were taken by the following Daily Emerald photographers, journalists and contributors: Will Campbell, Aaron Nelson, Phillip Quinn, Amanda Shigeoka, Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, Christopher Trotchie, Ben Green, Samuel Marshall, Adam Eberhardt, Kiara Green, Emerson Malone, Levi Gittleman, Craig Wright, Madi Mather, …

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Ever wonder where food on campus comes from? Here’s a look at the UO central kitchen.

If you’re a student at the University of Oregon who chooses to dine on campus, chances are you haven’t given much thought as to where your food comes from. Or maybe you assume that it was made at whatever dining venue you got it from, such as the Dux Bistro, …

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Construction Disruption: A breakdown of the bigger construction projects on campus

Walking down the quad off 13th avenue, you’re going to hit construction. The first sign is the noise — the drilling, hammering and beeping of excavating vehicles. The next sign is two fences, one metal and one neon orange plastic, guarding the construction zone. The third is the giant hole …

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UO student arrested for assaulting man with knife on Wednesday

A University of Oregon student allegedly cut a 21-year-old man with a knife Wednesday evening at an apartment complex near Harlow Road, according to police. Police did not say if the victim is a UO student. Zhihao Ma, a 23-year-old undeclared undergraduate student at the University of Oregon, was arrested and …

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Red Wagon Creamery closed in the EMU and now the school is looking for replacement suggestions

The Red Wagon Creamery ice cream shop in the EMU basement closed on Jan. 1 due to not meeting the financial obligations of its contract, according to school officials. Dan Geiger, assistant director for retail services at the EMU, said they didn’t do as well as they hoped. “The EMU …

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Student Sustainability Center to hold fair Jan. 25

The Student Sustainability Center is holding a fair to get more University of Oregon students involved in the community’s “earth-loving” sustainability scene. The Student Sustainability Fair will be located in the Crater Lake North and South rooms of the ERB Memorial Union on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 …

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Despite shooting, decline in crime over winter break

During winter break, most UO students and staff were away from campus, but this did not mean that crime on or around campus stopped. It did, however, slow down. Over winter break, which started on Dec. 9 and ended on Jan. 7, there were 50 crimes reported to the UOPD. …

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Anti-immigration statement chalked near campus

The Great Blue Heron statue on the corner of E. 13th Avenue and Alder Street, which sometimes features anti-Trump graffiti, was emblazoned with anti-immigrant chalk graffiti on Monday. The messages “Deport Them All” and “Trump 2020” remained on the statue until they were erased by a passerby around 11:30 a.m. …

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Oregon Research Schools Network aims to address low graduation rates

The state of Oregon has the fourth lowest high school graduation rate in the country. In 2016, approximately 25.2% of students did not graduate. University of Oregon’s College of Education, with the help of an anonymous donation of $50 million to the university, has created a partnership with high schools …

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Campus news wrap-up: Tuesday, January 9

Alabama wins national title, led by former Ducks recruit The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs in dramatic fashion 26-23 Monday night, led in the second half by true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Many Oregon fans are familiar with Tagovailoa. The Hawaii native attended the same high school as Marcus …

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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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UO students battle the dreary days with vitamins, lamps and wellness workshops

Alexandra Mickle, a University of Oregon sophomore from California, lives three blocks from the beach. “It’s literally 72 degrees every day, and if the sun’s not out, then it’s still bright, even if it’s cloudy. It rains maybe three days a year.” Every fall term since 2014, over 1,000 incoming …

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Campus news wrap-up: Monday, January 8

Welcome back, UO students. As you head off to the first classes of winter term, here’s what you need to know: New federal guidelines for marijuana could impact recreational sales in Eugene U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded the Obama-era federal guidelines that instruct federal prosecutors not to pursue …

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Update: Suspects in campus area shooting found dead

Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea and Cody Duk-Woo Moore, the suspects sought by Eugene police for multiple violent crimes, including a shooting near campus, were found dead in a southwest Washington apartment on Dec. 21, according to KEZI. Clark County deputies said they received a tip that the suspects were at the apartment …

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Track and field, men’s and women’s basketball receive notice of infractions from NCAA

The University of Oregon received a Notice of Allegations this week from the NCAA for infractions in multiple programs, the university announced on Thursday. The programs are track and field, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football. “After careful review of the notice, the UO acknowledges that infractions occurred and takes …

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Eugene police seek 2 suspects after campus-area shooting

Eugene police are seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects involved with multiple crimes, including the Saturday night shooting at the Courtside student apartment complex near Matthew Knight Arena. Police believe that Jacob “Jay” Timothy Richter-Shea, 23, was involved in the Courtside shooting, an incident of domestic violence, and …

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Duck Store Evacuated on 13th Avenue

The Duck Store on 13th Avenue was evacuated around 1:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 after two students experienced a medical condition related to feelings of lightheadedness. According to Duck Store CEO Arlyn Schaufler, the Duck Store was told by the Eugene Fire Department to evacuate the building in case of …

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UO hosts annual employee awards ceremony for the Outstanding Employee Award

About 100 people gathered in the ballroom of the University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center on Nov. 28, to congratulate and celebrate the 12 recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Employee Award. Every year, UO’s Human Resources department awards faculty who exemplify the mission of the University of Oregon’s Outstanding Employee …

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Eugene Police respond to activity near 24th and Amazon

South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School were placed on temporary lockout Tuesday morning following reports of an armed subject in the area. The University of Oregon Alert System informed students of the activity via text and email. Students weren’t the only ones to experience a disruption, commuters were …

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