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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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CityHousingNews

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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CityHousingNews

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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HousingNews

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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HousingNews

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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HousingNews

Chapman Hall renovation hopes to better support Honors College

Chapman Hall will undergo its first major renovation since 1939 to make the building more user friendly. The Chapman Hall renovation starts in December 2016. Students and faculty of the Robert D. Clark Honors College will relocate throughout the summer of 2016. a The project’s intent is to make Chapman a place to better support …

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HousingNews

UO’s Global Scholars Hall construction lawsuit continues over a year later

Just over a year ago, the University of Oregon filed a lawsuit over design faults in the concrete foundation of Global Scholars Hall. The UO is suing the firms associated with the building’s construction, which finished over five years ago. Chief among the firms is Hoffman Construction, an Oregon contracting …

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HousingNews

Resident halls without fire sprinklers leave students feeling unsafe

When Marie Shimizu first found out her residence hall doesn’t have fire sprinklers installed, she said she felt shocked and angry. “I remember I was upset over that fact all night,” she said. Shimizu transferred to the University of Oregon this fall to pursue a major in international studies. She …

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HousingNews

New online platform, uCribs grows relationships with local property management

As spring term starts the search for off campus housing begins. Students will find themselves shuffling for days on Craigslist, Facebook and other sites trying to find the perfect apartment, sometimes with limited options. “I used Craigslist as a last resort to find an apartment to sublease after my term …

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CityHousingNews

Federal government files federal charges against Eugene Rentals’ former owner

The U.S. District Court in Eugene filed criminal charges on Wednesday against Terry Shockley, the owner of Eugene Rentals property management company, The Register-Guard reported. The complaint tries to seize any assets Shockley may have collected and charges him of two counts of wire fraud. It alleges that Shockley has collected …

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ASUOHousingNews

ASUO set to vote on housing resolution against impending mandatory housing requirement

ASUO Senate will vote on a resolution against the on-campus living requirement this week. “We want to make sure we do it right,” Senator Andrew Dunn said. “The resolution is about a serious policy at the university, so we want to make solid arguments that show we care.” University Housing Director …

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2017’s freshman class will be required to live in dorms. Here’s why students think that’s wrong.

Freshman Jacob Armas was valedictorian of his Medford, Oregon, high school and received a Pathway Oregon scholarship to cover his tuition at the University of Oregon. The only catch: the scholarship wouldn’t cover the cost of housing. So his choice to live on campus in a residence hall meant he …

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Housing

Chipotle closes for food safety training day

It has been a few weeks since Chipotle opened in the EMU, and it doesn’t look like the line has slowed down since the gate lowered to reveal the rusty red menus. The vendor sat behind a grate as the grand opening dates were postponed time and time again. Dan …

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HousingNews

EMU construction nears final stages

After more than two years of planning and labor, construction in the Erb Memorial Union is nearing it’s final stages for the term. The project is set to have a grand opening at the beginning of fall 2016. Construction is set to conclude at the end of May, but EMU …

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ASUOHousingNews

Senators make progress with housing resolution, plan to vote on issue next week

We went to the ASUO senate meeting so you don’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senators finalizing housing resolution language, possible vote next week Senators Max Burns, Andrew Dunn and Zach Rentschler have continued working on the housing resolution that was introduced last week. The senators have …

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ASUOHousingNews

Senators rally against impending mandatory housing policy

Senate pushes against impending mandatory on-campus housing policy Senate approved the formation of a working group to address concerns surrounding possible mandatory housing for first-year students. Senator Max Burns said this new policy will create gentrification on campus and will put low-income students at a disadvantage. Burns said the University …

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HousingNews

New central kitchen and woodshop to open this spring

The new 22,000 square foot central kitchen and woodshop will allow for larger quantities of food to be prepared at a time and the use of more local and fresh products in dishes.

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CrimeHousingNews

Which resident halls have the most student conduct violations?

Student Conduct Violations are handed out numerous times over the year in all dorms across campus. However, two kinds of citations are much more common than any other ones. Noise complaints and liquor/drug violations. “Noise is actually our most frequently seen violation, which is a not really a surprise when …

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HousingNews

New residence hall expected in 2017

The first floor of the residence hall will be home to a theater that can seat up to 100 people and nine smaller spaces designated for faculty offices. There will also be a communal kitchen and study spaces located on the first floor. The plans also include a miscellaneous space designed for creativity.

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HousingNews

As competition between student complexes rises, rent may fall

There are four main luxury complexes near the University of Oregon campus, which include Uncommon Eugene, 13th and Olive, Hub on Campus and 2125 Franklin. As more complexes enter the market, students may see a drop in the cost of living in these new apartments.

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Life as a UO resident assistant

“We’re trying to make sure that everybody’s safe,” sophomore Lauren Young said. “We’re like a safety blanket for everybody.”

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Rumors of homeless UO students spur conversation on campus

Tuition, textbooks, food, gas, rent: all things college students are expected to pay for. Combined with a shortage of time and job experience, some students find it hard to keep up with expenses. Sometimes the bills pile up, and the funds can’t stretch. Eventually, people find themselves without a bed …

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CityHousingNews

Newly opened Hub on Campus complex still working to fill vacancies

Since Hub on Campus, a luxury apartment complex located on 515 East Broadway, opened its doors in September it has filled roughly 81 to 82 percent of its vacancies. The twelve-story high-rise has a multitude of amenities including a roof-top pool, free gym, beach volleyball court and study room.

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Video: Freshman move-in day with UO President Michael H. Schill

Through all of the move-in day traffic, University of Oregon President Michael Schill introduces himself to new students and their families. Schill talks about the freshman experience while helping a young freshman move into her dorm room.

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CityHousingNews

Nightingale Health Sanctuary rest stop program moves west

This article was written by University of Oregon master’s degree alumna Debra M. Josephson, who is not affiliated with the Emerald. It was submitted to the Emerald for publication. We have done fact checking and editing on the piece. Debra’s website can be found here. Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS) is a legal, …

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HousingNews

Update on East campus: a lawsuit, new constructions and parking spaces

East campus is about to get much busier, with the Global Scholars Hall lawsuit and the construction of the new 500-bed residence hall. On May 27, the Emerald reported that the University of Oregon filed a $8.5 million in damage lawsuit against the designers and contractors due to the deflection …

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UO’s student co-ops are taking applications for next year

The Campbell Club and the Lorax Manner are taking applications for next year. Located next to each other on the block of Alder Street between 16th and 17th Avenue, these venerable buildings represent two of three co-operative housing options (the third, the Janet Smith Graduate Student Co-op, is reserved for …

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HousingNews

Upper classmen are choosing to live on campus

Ruoyu Wang has started his day the same way everyday for the last term. The University of Oregon junior wakes up at 7:30 a.m. for his 8:00 a.m. business class, heads downstairs to grab a quick, healthy breakfast and walks to class. A year ago, he wasn’t able to get to his early …

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HousingNews

New versus old: Student housing market in Eugene divided

Qingtian Shen returned home at midnight Sunday. He threw a Nike duffel bag in his nearly empty bedroom before jumping in the shower. A University of Oregon junior majoring in business, Shen is always on the road whenever the opportunity comes up. He spent last weekend working at a golf tournament …

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