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Family sues UO, claiming illness from mold exposure in East Campus Housing

A family who lived in East Campus Housing is suing the University of Oregon for $750,000, claiming the university violated the state’s landlord and tenant act and that they were sickened by mold in the attic due to the university’s negligence. According to the complaint, Paul and Emily Meng and …

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Hamilton and Walton residence halls to be demolished, replaced in next few years

Campus will have a whole new look in two years, and two new dorms: the University of Oregon administration plans to demolish the Hamilton and Walton residence halls and replace them with two to three new buildings that are expected to be completed by November 2023. In April, the Emerald …

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UO Housing’s Capital Construction gives students hands-on experience

The construction of new buildings and the renovations of old ones is happening left and right on campus. The University of Oregon opened its 10th residence hall this past fall, broke ground on the Knight Science Campus and demolished Hayward Field to build a new stadium for the 2021 World …

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Renovated Bean Hall West will house students this fall, Bean East will close

Wearing a red construction hard hat, a neon orange vest and glasses, David Opp-Beckman, facilities capital project manager for University Housing, described the lush greenery and rain water collector that will soon be at the entrance to Bean Hall. But not before he recalled living there in the 1970s. “I …

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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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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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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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New 12-story student apartment complex will open Sept. 2019

The University of Oregon neighborhood is about to get yet another towering apartment complex to rival Eugene’s biggest names in student-living apartments. Construction crews broke ground last month on a new 12-story student apartment building at 959 Franklin Blvd., located behind the Dad’s Gate EmX station and Deady Hall between …

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Native American residential community Kalapuya Ilihi aims to improve community, retention for Native students

Located within the University of Oregon’s newest dorm, Kalapuya Ilihi, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community aims to educate a close group of students about Native American history and culture. An Academic Residential Community (ARC) is a space that students can apply to live in when they …

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Students feeling all washed up dealing with campus laundry rooms

While listening to music and doing laundry in the McClain wing of Hamilton Hall one day, freshman Tre Garnett heard a suspicious splashing noise. When he and his hallmate turned to look, they noticed a bubbly puddle forming on the ground that was quickly traced back to the pipe that …

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Confused about getting housing advertisements? Look at the housing companies that easily obtain your information from the UO

Do you ever wonder why you receive advertisements from student housing companies like The Hub even though you have never lived there? If you didn’t already know, student housing companies have your address — and the permanent and mailing addresses of over 21,000 other University of Oregon students — and …

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[Updated] Eugene Police arrest UO student on extortion charges following threatening note at The Hub

Update Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.: Browning is a sophomore at the University of Oregon studying mathematics and computer science.  Eugene Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ray Browning Thursday evening on charges of extortion after he allegedly placed a threatening note on the windshield of a resident of The Hub. According …

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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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A brand new Bean, renovations worth the construction disruption

The University of Oregon Housing, Residence Life and Facilities Departments held a town hall for Bean East residents on Thursday in response to resident concerns with disruptions caused by the Bean West construction. Bean West renovations started the summer of this year and will continue through late fall of 2018. …

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Hawthorne Hall: A Confederate Legacy

At the end of the Civil War, Confederate officer Benjamin Hawthorne surrendered his troops at Virginia’s Appomattox Courthouse and walked 100 miles to his home. In 1873, eight years after the war, he moved to Oregon. In 1959, the University of Oregon named a residence hall after him. Hawthorne, an …

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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 …

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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. …

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Dunn Hall is now renamed Unthank Hall

University of Oregon junior Samantha Berguin remembers working part-time on campus in 2015, giving tours to high school students considering UO for college. But it was always awkward for her when she would lead them past Deady Hall, located behind the iconic business school. The building was named after former …

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Free shift meals cut to meet rising food costs and lower on-campus housing fees, administrator says

A UO administrator says he was transparent when he discontinued free shift meals for student dining hall workers to acommodate rising food costs and lower dorm fees. On July 29, 2016, University of Oregon Director of Housing Michael Griffel announced on a post to the UO Housing page that, although his …

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New residence hall helps UO prepare for campus live-on requirement

Once construction on the new residence hall on 17th Avenue is complete, the University of Oregon will have 10 functioning dorms. As the new dorm comes online, a new requirement for first year students will begin as well. In fall 2017, all first year students will be required to live on …

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Bean Hall: The end of a dirty legacy

“You lived in Bean? I’m sorry.” For all its perceived flaws, Bean Hall’s tiny rooms and concrete walls have housed decades of University of Oregon students. Although the east-campus residence hall will begin a two-year renovation this summer, many residents will remember Bean’s old halls with both fondness and resentment. …

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Man arrested after allegedly pointing loaded handgun at Hub residents

A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly pointing a handgun at a crowd of people at the Hub on Campus apartments after midnight on Friday. According to Eugene Police, two officers responded to the apartments after reports of a trespasser. When the officers arrived, “a group of more than 10 …

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Police rescue underweight puppy after UO student locks it in abandoned apartment for a month

On Nov. 30, the property manager at Uncommon Apartments called Eugene police after receiving an email from a tenant who had returned home to China and believed there was a dead dog inside his unit. According to Eugene police, an officer entered the locked apartment and found a “severely underweight …

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UOPD stop student labor activists handing free pizza to dining hall employees

Update (Feb. 10, 2017 2:58 p.m.): This article has been updated with a statement from the UOPD on why the protesters were removed, and the department that made the complaint.  University of Oregon police stopped students from handing out free pizza to dining hall workers on Wednesday. The students were protesting …

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Board of Trustees to vote on $7 million GSH lawsuit settlement

The University of Oregon has reached a settlement agreement, pending Board of Trustees approval, with the two contractors and architectural firm it sued last March for the allegedly poor construction of Global Scholars Hall. After more than 18 months of legal work and “extensive mediation,” the parties came to the settlement …

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Water in Bean and Hamilton halls now safe to consume

Water in Bean and Hamilton halls is now safe to drink and cook with, according to an email sent to residents from University Housing on Oct. 4. “You may now use all bathroom sinks for cooking and teeth brushing, in addition to washing in Bean Hall. You may also use …

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Regional labor union protests UO over potential residence hall construction contract

A group of labor union members have peacefully rallied against the University of Oregon in front of Domino’s on Franklin Boulevard for at least 14 days. The group’s sign reads: “Shame on University of Oregon – Labor Dispute.” A.J. Indell, a member of Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, said …

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Tenants at The Andy apartment complex warned not to use their balconies

The Andy apartment complex, located blocks away from campus, warned tenants today not to use their balconies because of safety issues. “To all tenants: Please do not use your balconies until further notice. Thank you for your full cooperation,” read an email sent to residents. Notices were also posted on …

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Law student and UO employee sue university after living in house with lead-based paint

A University of Oregon affiliated couple is suing the university for failing to maintain an habitable living environment for its tenants, according to a court document. UO law student Shannon Wilhite and UO Greenhouse Manager Brian Dykstra filed a lawsuit on Sept. 8 accusing the university of failing “to abate a lead-based …

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Evans Scholarship house opens at University of Oregon

The Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards full tuition and housing scholarships to golf caddies from underprivileged families, has opened a chapter house at the University of Oregon. The house, located at 1910 University St., is now home to 30 Evans scholars. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on caddying record, academic …

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