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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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CrimeHousingNews

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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HealthHousingNews

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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UOPD Ride Along: Officers deal with telephone harassment, gas leak report

Seventy crimes were reported to University of Oregon Police Department from Sept. 12 to Sept. 30, including 23 theft crimes and 16 crimes regarding a minor in possession of alcohol or providing alcohol to a minor. The Emerald went on a ride along with UOPD from 10 p.m. to 1 …

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UO continues to work on fixing lead-tainted faucets in residence halls on move-in day

University of Oregon continues to work on water fixtures with elevated lead levels in four residence halls as 2,510 students moved in Sept. 22. The results of the high lead levels in fixtures in Walton, Barnhart, Hamilton and Bean halls became available on Sept. 14, according to an email to residents …

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Water in four residence halls affected with high levels of lead

Elevated lead levels were found in the water of at least four residence halls, including Barnhart, Walton, Hamilton and Bean Halls, UO Housing Director Michael Griffel said via email to residents on Sept. 14. More than 20 percent of tested fixtures have elevated lead levels, according to the email. Griffel encourages …

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Eugene Property Manager Terry Shockley to serve 51 months for wire fraud

Terry Shockley, a Eugene real estate manager charged with two counts of wire fraud, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of probation, according to the Register-Guard. The U.S. District Court in Eugene also ordered Shockley to pay $4.5 million to his former clients. Shockley pled guilty to …

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When students leave town, others are left with their mess

As students moved out of the residence halls at the end of the school year, the University of Oregon’s Zero Waste program brought together a team of volunteers to ensure that unwanted items wouldn’t end up in the landfill. In just one week, a team of 36 volunteers contributed 170 hours …

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UO in pursuit for sustainable buildings

Since 2006, the University of Oregon has adopted the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and their requirements as the standard for all large projects, according to the Campus Planning and Design website. LEED has several classifications depending on how sustainable the building is Terri Jones, the LEED representative for the university said. …

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UO to build new building for career services and advising

A new building is in the works for the University of Oregon and will serve as an integrated center for career services and academic advising. The building, named Tykeson Hall, will have four major components: core curriculum classrooms designated for subjects such as math and writing, general advising, experiential learning …

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