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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Health care coverage may be expanded

For many students, college is both an exciting and frightening entry into the “real-world,” devoid of parental dependence but also lacking general guidance and financial stability. Along with this transition comes a potential detachment from a stable health care plan. Although some may be lucky enough to stay on their …

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‘Lights’ out Autzen

Ivar Vong University senior Austin Berry is a big Oregon football fan. He goes to all the games, he cheers on the Ducks and he knows a lot of players on the team. And after attending the Boise State game on Sept. 3, he decided he wanted to do something …

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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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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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DPS seeking more responsibility for citations

The Department of Public Safety and the Eugene Police Department are seeking an amendment to increase the types of citations in municipal court that can be given by University DPS officers for certain misdemeanor offenses that occur on campus. The proposal amends the Eugene city code that has been in …

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University drafts sustainable climate plan

Steve Mital was hired as the University’s first director of sustainability in 2007 — the same year then-University President Dave Frohnmayer signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, a nationwide effort of institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions and help re-stabilize the earth’s climate. Mital says that …

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ASUO showcases local farms

If you like buying your fruits and vegetables from local farms, then you will benefit from the farmers market coming to campus Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of the amphitheater, the intersection of East 13th Avenue and University Street. Beginning this Thursday, the ASUO is launching a …

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Tasering of student under investigation

Just as the Eugene community began to put one Taser use controversy to rest, another one appears to be brewing. In an incident last month, Eugene police officers used a Taser on an international University student at an apartment complex on West 11th Avenue. Eugene police Lt. Doug Mozan said …

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EPD uses Taser on student; action under investigation

Eugene police used a Taser stun gun on at least one University student in an incident last month that did not lead to an arrest. An investigation is underway to determine whether the Taser use was warranted. Eugene resident Carol Berg-Caldwell attended the Tuesday meeting of the Human Rights Commission, …

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Stimulus money funds $12 million in grants

Federal research grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus act, have begun to roll into the University, funding a slew of new projects and equipment. So far, the University has received $12.3 million in stimulus for 34 research proposals. The majority of the grants …

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Simply euphoric

Blair Ryan Tucked between industrial and residential neighborhoods, a 26-year-old chocolate paradise exists. The chocolate factory’s reputation of making its customers happy is even recognized in its name — Euphoria Chocolate Company. Founded and operated by a modern-day Willy Wonka, Bob Bury has expanded his chocolate heaven from its original …

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Stamps ease burden

Blair Ryan University student Scott Wells used to be embarrassed when he bought groceries with his food stamps card. Now, two years after starting on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Wells sees it more as a reward for working hard. “To use the benefits, you have to be working …

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Meningitis identified on campus

Tuesday afternoon, University health officials identified a student living in the Living Learning Center South who had a “probable” case of meningococcal meningitis. The student was hospitalized and tested positive for the bacteria. The University posted a message on its online UO Alert! system warning of the severity of the …

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Lariviere addresses furlough days issue

Ivar Vong University administrators faced a worried and sometimes angry crowd on Wednesday when they held a town hall-style meeting addressing upcoming furlough days for classified and unclassified staff. President Richard Lariviere, Senior Vice President and Provost Jim Bean, Vice President of Finance and Administration Frances Dyke and General Counsel …

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ASUO Sen. Lassi resigns

Blair Ryan Sen. Ryan Lassi resigned Tuesday, making him the fifth senator to do so this year. Lassi, an academic senator representing business students, cited time commitment as one of his reasons for leaving the senate seat, a recurring theme with many of the recently resigned senators. “My head is …

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Renamed Cheesy Griller angers students

Jack Hunter A recent menu change in a residence hall café has altered the name of the Cheesy Griller, a sandwich of considerable girth and reputation, to “grilled cheese,” but in the hearts and minds of many students, it will forever be known as Cheesy Griller. The sandwich, two pieces …

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