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Eighth annual blood drive kicks off today

Roll up your sleeves. The eighth annual Civil War Blood Drive starts today at the Casanova Center and Knight Law Center. The blood drive, organized by the Lane Memorial Blood Bank, pits the Ducks against the Oregon State University Beavers in a friendly rivalry to encourage students, faculty and staff …

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Aranda’s confirmation delayed for second time

ASUO Senate again postponed Xavier Aranda’s confirmation to Senate Seat 14 at Wednesday’s meeting. Aranda’s highly debated confirmation was postponed at last week’s Senate meeting after a dispute over his academic qualification. Aranda was not present at Wednesday’s meeting, and Senate decided not to hold a vote on Aranda’s confirmation …

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Composting calamity

Blair Ryan When Paul Adkins sees a pile of golden leaves gathered by the side of the road, he sees danger. Adkins, president of Greater Eugene Area Riders, is one of the leading founders of Eugene’s newly-established leaf program, which urges homeowners to keep bike lanes and sidewalks leaf-free. “The …

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Surcharge permanent add-on to tuition

What was supposed to be a one-time surcharge tacked onto last spring term’s tuition has now become a permanent increase to University tuition, and it’s costing students more than they bargained for. The surcharge, $150 for residents and $350 for non-residents, was approved by the State Board of Higher Education …

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Promoting harmony between faiths

The wall that separates the Wesley Center and the prayer room used by the Muslim Student Association is metaphorically and literally quite thin. But an unusual thing occurs at the United Methodist building on Kincaid Street: different religions dwell together in peace. The prayers of Muslims and Christians in the …

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ASUO discusses revision of stipend model

 The current stipend model, which ASUO programs use to determine the payment for their directors and program coordinators, is likely to be revised this year. Sen. Lyzi Diamond is spearheading the effort. Diamond said the date on top of the current stipend model document is three years old and hasn’t …

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Youth rate Obama’s progress

On Tuesday, exactly one year after the eve of Barack Obama’s election, Rock the Vote and Campus Progress hosted a conference call of national youth organizations to rate the progress of the Obama Administration and Congress on key issues that are affecting young constituents. The conference aimed to examine issues …

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Is health care a right?

The University debate team gave students an earful last night at an exhibition debate on health care between two of its best teams. Held in Gerlinger Lounge, the exhibition debate centered around the resolution “health care is not a human right,” with one side arguing for the statement and one …

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Community volunteers help make Halloween a little safer

Ivar Vong Correction appended On Halloween night, it’s not rare to see costumed students wandering the streets surrounding college campuses. But the men and women in the white “Community Watch” ponchos decorated with pink hearts and bright smiley faces weren’t wearing costumes. Because of Eugene’s history of Halloween riots, including …

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Con Court rules Aranda is eligible for Senate Seat

The ASUO Constitution Court announced its decision yesterday evening on a motion of clarification filed by both ASUO President Emma Kallaway and Sen. Lyzi Diamond, asking whether Xavier Aranda could justly serve Senate Seat 14. The court decided that Aranda was eligible for the seat by publishing an advisory opinion. …

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Elephant car wash peeves PETA

Leslie Montgomery When giddy cars full of children and adults pull up to the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Ore., soapy elephants greet them, spraying water over the hood of the car with their comical trunks and clumsily running a sponge over the windows. While the scene may seem harmless, People …

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Professor to host lecture on global warming

Whatever actions people take against global warming, Dale Jamieson thinks they will only continue to fail. At least that’s what he will lecture about this evening at the Knight Law Center. Jamieson’s lecture, “The Moral and Political Challenges of Climate Change,” will outline what lessons people can learn from past …

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Health center receives 200 doses of H1N1 vaccine

On Monday afternoon, the University Health Center received another shipment of the H1N1 vaccine from the Lane County Public Health Department. The allotment included 200 doses on the inactivated injectable vaccine and comes at a time when University Health Center Director Mike Eyster believes the illness to be declining on …

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Ban dries up streets

Blair Ryan It’s another Saturday night at Washington-Jefferson Park, the homeless hub of Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, but there’s an unusual air of tranquility enveloping the shadowy grounds. Have Eugene homeless shelters fulfilled the impossible task of housing every homeless individual on this cold fall evening? Did the Eugene Police Department …

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Bike-friendly Eugene brings home gold

Ivar Vong Although Eugene has been a leading community in bicycle awareness and cooperation for decades, the city recently received national recognition from the League of American Bicyclists. The league gave Eugene a “Gold” ranking, making it one of the 10 cities in the nation ranked “Gold” as a bicycle-friendly …

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Emerald selected for Pacemaker award

The Emerald won a 2009 ACP Newspaper Pacemaker award, which is widely considered the most prestigious accolade a college newspaper can receive. The Pacemaker winners were announced Saturday at the 88th annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas. The Emerald was among six winners in the four-year daily …

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Eugene Police Department weekend wrap-up

44 Loud noise incidents29 Theft incidents 17 Disorderly subject incidents12 Burglary incidents7 Assault incidents The weekend police blotter Incident: DUI Location: 60 Division Ave., Fred Meyer gas stationWhen: Friday, Oct. 30Time: 4:56 p.m.What: An intoxicated man reportedly hit a parked car with his Chevrolet van in the parking lot of …

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Halloween night deemed a success by EPD

The holiday weekend that police feared might bring out the worst in students proved busy but manageable for officers patrolling the campus area. On Halloween night in Eugene 1998, a riot broke out on East 14th Avenue and Ferry Street after partyers filled the streets and proceeded to destroy street …

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Ticket system under fire

It’s not news that the athletic department’s new ticketing system is causing anguish to many students. University senior Stephanie Herr, who missed out on a ticket to Saturday’s game, can attest to that. “That was an amazing landmark game and I missed it,” Herr said. “I had to sit at …

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Carrotmob rewards, swarms local business

Sue Harnly might have seen zombies and witches sipping lattes and mochas, but only because on Halloween morning happy hordes of customers “mobbed” her store, the Eugene Coffee Company, to reward the shop for its “green” practices. The leader of that mob, Katie Wilson-Hamaker, is the organizer of the local …

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University hosts health care debate

As the national health care debate continues unabated, the campus community is stepping into the fray, hosting several debates and forums on the issue. On Tue., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Gerlinger Lounge, the University Debate and Speech team will host an exhibition debate between its two best teams …

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

30 p.m. performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bijou theater. Tickets are on sale for 11:30 p.m. performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Halloween weekend at the Bijou Art Cinemas. 

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Farmers market visits campus

Rena Lev-Bass Thursday kicked off the first of four consecutive farmers markets hosted by the ASUO this fall. The Gathering Together Farm from Philomath, Ore. and Slo Farm from Eugene both came out to provide students, faculty and staff with fresh, sustainable produce to buy. John Eveland, owner of Gathering …

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New bill to ban hand-held phone use while driving

Starting on the first of next year, Oregonians will be a call away from a $90 traffic ticket. After a drawn-out debate regarding the policy, the Senate passed a bill June 23 banning all Oregon motorists from talking or texting on a hand-held mobile phone while driving any type of …

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Professor’s scientific contributions remembered

Jack Hunter Frank Stahl, a professor emeritus of molecular biology, doesn’t teach classes at the University anymore, but every intro-level biology student knows him, at least through his work. Stahl was one half of the groundbreaking 1957 Meselson-Stahl experiment, which demonstrated how DNA replicates. The study has been called “the …

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Gerlinger Hall to host one-woman play

Actress Christine Marie Moses will perform in Maya Lilly’s one-woman play “MIXED” Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Gerlinger Hall Woodruff Gymnasium. In her adaptation of Lilly’s original script, Moses explores the identity crisis that can be difficult for multi-racial and biracial people. “Since President Barack Obama was elected, the …

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Officer involved in Taser case asks to be named

Moments before the Eugene chief of police gave a press conference Tuesday, the officer who tasered a University student last month in an incident now under investigation asked that the chief release his name publicly. Chief Pete Kerns addressed the incident Tuesday afternoon, and at the officer’s request told media …

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Senate appoints two, postpones third

ASUO Senate made two of three proposed appointments at its meeting Wednesday evening.  The third appointment was postponed because of a questioning on the rules at play. Giovanni Battles and Justin Schultz were both appointed to PFC at-large positions. Executive nominee Xavier Aranda, an ethnic studies major, applied for Senate …

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Eligibility issue leaves Senate seat unfilled

Despite an executive appointment at Wednesday’s Senate meeting, Senate Seat 14 remains unfilled. Junior Xavier Aranda came before Senate Wednesday, and the questions that followed were not whether Aranda was qualified for the position, but rather a lengthy debate on the classification of academic Senate seats and whether Senate should …

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Chickenpox case on campus; health center advises caution

E-mails were sent out Thursday morning to select students on campus warning of a confirmed case of chickenpox in their classes. Mike Eyster, director of the University Health Center, sent out the e-mail advising students to contact the health center if physical symptoms of a rash and/or fever appear in …

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