NewsPolitics

Eugene community gathers in response to Charlottesville

On Monday, Aug. 14, the EMU amphitheater was abuzz with Eugene community members holding signs and chatting. Students, families and other community members gathered in response to recent conflicts between rallying white nationalists and those protesting against them in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 11. “We want to make sure that …

READ MORE →
News

Local non-profit works to offer free sexual assault counseling services to the community

One of the most important parts of surviving sexual assault is the healing process that comes after. While this is never an easy process, Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) is hoping to ease the financial needs for survivors so they can receive the necessary assistance. SASS is a local non-profit …

READ MORE →
CityCover StoryNews

Eugene’s downtown dog ban: does it criminalize the homeless?

  Robert Wilson, sitting at a park block corner on Saturday afternoon, gave off a sunny demeanor to passersby. Saturday Market goers were drawn to him by his chihuahua Chica, perched next to him in a cowboy costume.   Wilson had been homeless for 25 years, three in Eugene, before …

READ MORE →
News

UOPD responds to reports of potentially armed subject on 13th and Kincaid

UOPD responded to reports of a potentially armed subject on 13th and Kincaid last night. Students were advised to keep away from the area via email and text messages from the UO Alert System. A little after 9 PM last night, a caller informed police that a man pointed what …

READ MORE →
News

IntroDUCKtion brings new Ducks into the flock

As the majority of students leave campus, heading home for the summer, others filter in. They are incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families, occupying the dorms, university buildings and nearby hotels. They’ve come to Eugene for the University of Oregon’s student orientation, referred to as IntroDUCKtion. According to the …

READ MORE →
AcademicsNews

Scott Fisher delivers an eclipse lecture to Falling Sky patrons

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, every table at Falling Sky Brewery in the EMU was filled. Students, faculty and members of the Eugene community came to hear a lecture by Scott Fisher, the Physics department Director of Undergraduate Studies. An alumnus of the University of Florida with a …

READ MORE →
CityCover StoryHousingNews

How UO student housing transformed in under 10 years

A lot has changed at the University of Oregon since the early 1990s. The football team started winning, enrollment exploded, and, thanks to donors like Phil Knight, campus has been under continuous renovation. Despite the addition of new halls and expanded facilities, the UO campus maintains the same aesthetic feel …

READ MORE →
AnnouncementsNews

Tow truck sets off The Hub’s sprinkler and alarm system, Eugene-Springfield firemen confirm

A tow truck set off an alarm and activated sprinklers in the Hub on Campus Eugene basement, causing residents to evacuate the apartment complex. Eugene-Springfield firemen, reporting to the scene Friday, August 4, confirmed that an Alpha Towing and Recovery vehicle knocked a sprinkler head off in the Hub’s carpark. …

READ MORE →
Men's BasketballNewsSports

Case closed, no charges filed against former basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams in sexual assault case

Former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Willliams’ sexual assault case was closed by the Gillette College Police Department on Wednesday. No charges will be filed. Bigby-Williams was under investigation for forcible rape that allegedly occurred on the night of September 17, 2016, during a visit to Gillette Community College in Gillette, …

READ MORE →
AnnouncementsNews

Nobel Prize winner set to join UO faculty

The University of Oregon announced Tuesday morning that David Wineland, a 2012 Nobel Prize winner, will join the university in this fall. Wineland comes from the University of Colorado Boulder where he is an adjoint professor of physics. He will join UO’s physics department as a Knight Research Professor. In addition …

READ MORE →
EnvironmentNews

Triple digit temperatures set to take a toll on UO buildings

The University of Oregon is preparing for this week’s blistering forecast by asking buildings to take certain precautions. Some departments and units will struggle with the heat more than others. Temperatures in Eugene will peak on Wednesday, rising as high as 108 degrees according to Weather.com. Those without air conditioning …

READ MORE →
AnnouncementsHealthNews

UO ranks in top 10 of another sexual health survey

The University of Oregon is once again ranked in the top 10 most sexually healthy universities in the country. STDtestexpress, an online clinic focused on providing easy, affordable STD tests is releasing its top 25 healthiest colleges and universities. UO came in at number 8, four spots lower than on …

READ MORE →
FootballNewsSports

Report: Darren Carrington transferring to Utah

Former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is transferring to the University of Utah, according to a report on UteZone.com. Neither Carrington or the university have officially confirmed the report but Carrington reportedly visited the Utah campus earlier in July. The move comes less than two weeks after new head coach Willie Taggart …

READ MORE →
News

Man dies from fall at Hub Apartment Complex

This post has been updated to include additional information from police. A man died around midnight on July 22 after falling from the 8th floor at The Hub On Campus Apartment complex, according to police. Police identified the man as a 20 year old non-UO student, but have not released …

READ MORE →
News

UO study finds correlation between grade inflation, student course evaluations

A new study done by two University of Oregon students found a correlation between grades and course evaluations: When student grades are higher, so is the professor’s evaluation score. The finding by students Kenneth Ancell and Emily Wu suggest a possible “social exchange” in which professors make their classes easier …

READ MORE →
AdministrationNews

Male student sues UO over handling of sexual assault investigation

A University of Oregon student sued the school in federal court Monday, alleging that UO violated his due process rights and discriminated against him based on gender when he was accused of sexual assault in February 2016. UO suspended the student after a female friend with whom he had had …

READ MORE →
Cover StoryNews

Creswell offers another perspective on life in Lane County

The Urban Echo Chamber Oregon’s character is often defined by its urban areas: cities filled with flavorful food carts, copious coffee shops, and laid-back liberal attitudes. Due to these cities driving Oregon’s social, economic and political conversations, the voices and perspectives of rural Oregonians are sometimes drowned out. Lane County …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Student arrested on domestic violence charges

A University of Oregon student was arrested by Eugene Police early Friday morning following a domestic dispute. The student, 21 year old Kun Qi, has been charged with three misdemeanor accounts of strangulation, 4th degree assault, and interfering with making a report. Qi was booked in the Lane County Jail …

READ MORE →
FootballNewsSports

Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the Oregon football team, the university announced Friday afternoon. “I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we …

READ MORE →
News

Union protests discrimination of University Health Center employees

About 20 SEIU members marched in front of the University Health Center Thursday afternoon. They carried signs calling for a change in the treatment of health center employees, a battle that has taken place for years and was aired publicly in a letter earlier this week. “We are standing up …

READ MORE →
HousingNews

UO live- in requirement has potential for problems for student dietary restrictions

University of Oregon’s new freshman live-in requirement has raised questions whether the university can accommodate the freshmen’s special dietary needs Many students have health and religious restrictions that limit what they can eat Leah Andrews, the Director of Marketing and Communication for UO Housing has worked to understand student’s needs. …

READ MORE →
AdministrationAnnouncementsNews

Board of Trustees reduces tuition increase to 6.56 percent

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees, minus three who could not be present at the meeting, unanimously approved to reduce the amount in-state undergraduate students will pay next year. The Board approved a 10.6 percent increase in March as a result of no increased state funding for higher education. …

READ MORE →
News

A familiar face, an unknown story

Before she became the bold, outgoing and light-hearted woman that is Katia Varo, she was Roberto, a small Mexican boy running every day in his home village and not knowing why. At 14, Varo jumped over two of the tallest fences she’d ever seen. She waded through streams fully clothed …

READ MORE →
CrimeNews

Former student gets 16 months in prison for sexual assault

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Monday for charges related to a 2016 off-campus sexual assault. Following his prison sentence, he will serve three years probation and be required to register as a sex offender for life. Wood pleaded …

READ MORE →
Cover StoryNews

Buying a boost: Smart drugs on campus

When Alexis got to the University of Oregon her freshman year, she was introduced to Adderall by someone selling it in her dorm. She went on to use it a couple of times a month for long readings and writing essays, as well as during exam periods. “If I needed …

READ MORE →
News

Man dies following car accident near LLC residence hall

This post was updated at 9:52 p.m. to include additional information from police.  A man died in a car accident between Hayward Field and the LLC residence hall Thursday night after experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel and striking multiple parked cars. UOPD identified the man as Todd Jeffrey …

READ MORE →
News

Former Duck temporarily heading U.S. Census Bureau

Last week, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce named Dr. Ron Jarmin as the interim leader of the U.S Census Bureau. The former director, John Thompson, retired on Friday, prompting Jarmin’s promotion. Because the position is normally presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed, Jarmin’s leadership is limited to the “non-exclusive functions and …

READ MORE →
News

University spent $23,000 to determine fate of Deady and Dunn Halls

The University of Oregon spent $23,397.29 commissioning the historical report on Frederic Dunn and Matthew Deady, documents show. Three historians worked on the 34-page report released last August. The team of historians included David Alan Johnson, professor of history at Portland State University; Quintard Taylor, professor of history at University …

READ MORE →
News

American English Institute unifies for first time by moving to Agate Hall

The University of Oregon’s American English Institute moved its office and classes to Agate Hall last June after facing a shortage in space and struggling with divided locations. The newly renovated building has served its purpose by providing a centralized location with social spaces that were not available for students …

READ MORE →
News

Campus Instagram account shares the dreams and hopes of students

A variation of the famous photo documentary series Humans of New York, Ducks Change the World has made itself well known on campus over the past year. The Instagram account documents the stories and ambitions of students at the university with a headshot accompanied by a short caption.   Since …

READ MORE →