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UO student charged with second-degree intimidation after incident outside AEPi

Eugene police have charged a University of Oregon undergraduate student for second-degree intimidation after allegedly using anti-Semitic language towards a man outside of Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. The incident happened around midnight on Oct. 30. The 20-year old victim told police that he was walking a woman home when …

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UO files appeal motion in Cleavenger lawsuit

The University of Oregon may attempt to appeal the $755,000 verdict in the former UOPD officer’s wrongful termination and retaliation lawsuit.

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Campus Crime Wrap Up (11/1-11/8)

The first week of November brought with it numerous drug law violations as well as multiple bicycle thefts. A couple of abnormal crimes for the campus area were also reported, such as a meth possession on East 15th & University, and two warrant arrests near the Knight Library and the …

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Near-robbery and sexual misconduct reported on UO property this week

The University of Oregon Police Department notified students via email of two crimes reported on UO property Thursday evening. The email described the first incident as a man touching himself inappropriately on Wednesday between 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. by the Knight Law Center on East 15th Avenue and Agate Street, …

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Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin files $7.5 million lawsuit against university

Brandon Austin, a former basketball player for the University of Oregon, filed a $7.5 million lawsuit against the UO, previous university President Michael R. Gottfredson, Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards Sandy Weintraub, Assistant Dean of Students Chicora Martin and Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes, according to …

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Assistant Police Chief candidate visits campus

Chou Her, a candidate in the university’s search for a new Assistant Chief of the University of Oregon Police Department, gave a talk on campus today, outlining what he feels are the most important aspects of a university police department. Her has worked for the University of California, Merced, as a …

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UO charged $1.6 million for Cleavenger vs. UOPD

Attorney fees and costs bring the final amount to over $1.6 million.

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Campus crime wrap-up: drug violations in Bean complex

The week of October 18 did not have any out of the ordinary crimes. Four counts of drug law violation reported in the Bean complex on Wednesday. In addition, three reports of bike theft on campus over the course of the week; the thefts occurred at the Knight Library, Frohnmayer Music Building and …

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Suspects for the 2012 assault of two UO students sentenced

Two suspects have been sentenced to the 2012 assault of two current UO members of the Track and Field team, according to a press release from Oregon State Police. Hayden Ray Tabor(age 22) and Matthew Logan McKinney (age 22) plead guilty in a Douglas County Circuit Court to throwing a …

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Campus is loud — 24 noise complaints received this past weekend

The west campus neighborhood was loud this weekend. The Eugene Police Department received 24 noise complaints, starting late Wednesday night. Twelve of those complaints came from directly west of campus, centering around 13th Avenue. The rest of the complaints spread in other directions, but all centered around campus. Many landlords in the …

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UOPD is paying $755,000 to an officer and former student. Why?

Last month, a jury awarded James Cleavenger $755,000 in damages in a lawsuit he brought against the University of Oregon Police Department. The jury found that the UOPD retaliated against Cleavenger for whistleblowing, wrongfully terminating him and attempting to destroy any further carrier opportunities he could have in law enforcement.

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Northern Arizona University shooting leaves 3 wounded, 1 dead

A shooting left one dead and three wounded after a confrontation between two groups of students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University.  Steven Jones, an 18-year-old freshman at NAU, was taken into custody without incident, according to the New York Times. Jones has been charged with first-degree murder and …

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UCC shooting survivor remains in critical condition

At a press conference at Peace Health Riverbend Annex this afternoon, it was announced that 19-year old Julie Woodworth, the most critically injured survivor of last Thursday’s Umpqua Community College Shooting, remains in critical condition. She will continue to be treated at its intensive care unit for a least another week, and remain …

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FSL section of 2015 Sexual Violence Survey announced at University Senate meeting

Students within the University of Oregon’s Fraternity and Sorority Life still face significantly higher rates of sexual violence in comparison to those who are not. On Oct. 7, UO psychology professor Jennifer J. Freyd presented her findings of the 2015 Sexual Violence Survey during the University Senate meeting.  Freyd’s findings …

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Southern Oregon University cancels classes due to threats

Southern Oregon University closed its main campus in Ashland on Wednesday morning due to threatening notes found Tuesday in a school bathroom, the Oregonian reported.  The note referenced the mass shooting happened in Umpqua Community College last week. School security and Ashland police launched an investigation on the notes and …

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UO community honors UCC shooting victims during candlelight vigil

Grieving members of the University of Oregon community filled the EMU amphitheater Monday night for a candlelight vigil. Around three hundred people showed up to show their support. The event was held by members of the Erb Memorial Union, who provided candles and white cards emblazoned with the University of …

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Umpqua Community College president urges community to pull together

Umpqua Community College President Rita Cavin held a press conference on Oct. 5 to update the public on the university’s plans to move forward from the shooting that took place on campus last week. The UCC campus re-opened today, but classes are not expected to resume until next week. Students …

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Bomb threats at Rogue Community College forces campus-wide evacuations

All three Rogue Community College campuses were evacuated this morning after police received two anonymous bomb threats, the Register-Guard reported. The first tip, reported at the Redwood campus in Grants Pass, came in at 10 a.m.. At 10:40 a.m., police received another anonymous bomb threat at the college’s White City …

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Update: One of three UCC victims at Riverbend upgraded to serious condition

UPDATE:  One victims’ status has been changed from critical to serious, according to a 9 p.m. press release from PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Another patient remains in critical condition while the third is in fair condition. ORIGINAL: Two Umpqua Community College shooting victims are in critical condition, and …

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UOPD and OSU Public Saftey respond to events at UCC

In situations like the tragic event that occurred at Umpqua Community College the only top priority for schools and law enforcement is keeping students, faculty and the community safe. Whether that is sending alerts to students or enhancing law enforcement. For both Oregon State University and University of Oregon the …

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Names of UCC shooting victims released

During a 2:15 p.m. press conference today, the Douglas County Sheriff Department revealed the names, ages and hometown of the nine people deceased after a gunman opened fire at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on Thursday. The deceased include: Lucero Alcatraz, Roseburg, 19. Quinn Glen Cooper, Roseburg, 18. …

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Umpqua Community College patients at Riverbend expected to survive

Two Umpqua Community College shooting victims remain in critical condition and one is in stable condition, medical officials said during a press conference at Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend on Friday morning. It is unknown when they will leave the hospital, but all three patients are expected to survive. …

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Shooting at Umpqua Community College leaves multiple casualties

A shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg at around 10:40 a.m. Thursday morning, killing 10 people and injuring at least seven others, authorities said. Three of those wounded are in critical condition. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said that the names of victims will not be released …

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UO in lawsuit over banning homeless from campus

The University of Oregon is accused of targeting homeless people with Letters of Trespass

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Eugene Police arrest student in response to a loud party on University Street

A 20-year-old UO student was arrested on Wednesday morning on charges of second-degree criminal mischief, noise disturbance, partaking in an unruly gathering and resisting arrest, according to Eugene Police. A Eugene police website report of the incident states that at around 10:30 pm on Wednesday night, police had received noise …

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Bomb threat on Franklin Blvd. cleared, suspect detained

5:48 p.m. update: a suspect in the incident has been detained, according to The Register-Guard. Eugene Police Department received a call regarding a bomb threat at 4:13 p.m. Thursday. The call mentioned an EmX bus headed toward Springfield on Franklin Boulevard. EPD and University of Oregon Police evacuated the bus in question …

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Comparing sexual violence survey data over the past year

Rates of sexual violence on campus this year were relatively similar to rates last year, but student trust in the administration has dropped, according to a recent survey. University of Oregon Psychology Professor Jennifer Freyd released the results from her 2015 UO Sexual Violence survey on Monday, Aug. 24. Freyd …

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Campus crime wrap-up: four arrests on UOPD crime log in the last week

Fourteen crimes were logged to the University of Oregon Police Department in the last week (Aug. 23-30.) Only one occurred on campus. There were six warrant arrests and six criminal trespasses. Most of the trespasses occurred on Thursday, when there were four incidents logged on the intersection of East 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street. …

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