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UO faculty login credentials stolen in Iranian hacking campaign

In an attempt to access online academic journals, hackers working on behalf of the Iranian government stole the usernames and passwords of 62 University of Oregon professors from 2014 to 2017, according to U.S. Department of Justice documents obtained by the Emerald. The cyberattack was a coordinated effort to steal …

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Safe Ride and DDS work to improve safety, efficiency

This summer, Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Service (DDS) implemented a disciplinary action plan for student drivers who speed. The ability to record driver’s speed comes with the installation of a GPS device in each vehicle. “The goal is to educate [drivers] and let them have that time frame …

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Shake Smart to replace Duck Store Cafe in the Rec Center

Shake Smart, a protein shake shop that sells freshly blended pre or post-workout drinks, will be replacing the Duck Store Cafe in the Student Rec Center. A soft opening is scheduled for Sept. 16, but the grand opening is set for Oct. 2. Shake Smart’s CEO Kevin Gelfand said that …

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27th Annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival sees record turnout

For many members of the LGBTQ+ community in Eugene and Springfield, the annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival is not just about having fun — it’s also about finding community. “I’m not like normal people,” said 19-year-old Lane Community College student Scarlett Landon, who identifies as nonbinary. “I fit in here.” The annual …

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Proposed locations of new building come with controversy

The University of Oregon Campus Planning Committee (CPC) has narrowed down three potential sites for a new classroom-faculty office building that is expected to open in 2021. In May, nine sites were chosen by CPC and consultants Amy Donahue from Bora Architects and Charles Brucker from Place Landscape Architecture. Over …

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How to limit exposure to wildfire smoke this summer

With wildfires now burning throughout much of southern Oregon and the western U.S., the threat of smoke-filled air will be looming over Lane County in the days and weeks to come. Smoke-filled air poses a health threat due to the fine particulate matter it contains, which according to the Environmental …

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Jamba Juice to open new location in the EMU

University of Oregon students and Erb Memorial Union guests will soon have a new place to get frozen treats — Jamba Juice. The company’s 900-store international smoothie business will be serving frozen drinks in the ground floor location that ice cream pop up store Dip It previously occupied. Laurie Woodward, the …

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Grass fire near campus damages utility poles, temporarily closes railroad

On Thursday afternoon, a UO text message alert informed students of a grass fire behind the Campus Planning and Facilities Management on Franklin Blvd. Eugene-Springfield Fire Battalion Chief Brian Smith said that the fire broke out near the train tracks, but crews were quick to extinguish the flames. The consequences …

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The Emerald’s guide to Eugene Pride weekend

The city of Eugene will be painted red, orange, yellow and all the other colors of the rainbow this weekend for the annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival: a celebration of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Eugene’s Pride events happen in August, and there are several events before and after the big …

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HousingNews

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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Annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration will honor victims of World War II atomic bombing, call for nuclear disarmament

A commemoration for the victims of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will take place on the morning of Monday, Aug. 6 near Alton Baker Park’s duck pond. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with speakers, including Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and end at 9:30 p.m. with …

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UO students’ climate change lawsuit will move forward, says U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s request for a stay, or a halting of legal proceedings, in the Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit on Monday. The lawsuit, whose plaintiffs include two University of Oregon students and 19 others, claims that climate change and carbon emissions violate …

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Preview: 20x21EUG Mural Project brings international art to Eugene Walls

In the upcoming week, Eugene will be transformed with a colorful array of new murals, street art installations and gallery walks during 20x21EUG Mural Project’s Eugene Walls, which is part of the Downtown Visual Arts Festival. From July 27 to Aug. 3, artists from around the world will be creating …

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The evolution of Eugene’s anarchist movements

Rioters ran through the streets of downtown Eugene, blocking traffic and resisting arrest on June 18, 1999. The event had escalated from an international protest named “Carnival Against Capital” earlier that same day. People went to the nearest bank and started smashing windows according to John Zerzan, a prominent, Eugene-based …

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Photos: Climbing the campus crane

This photo gallery details the Emerald’s climb up the crane at the construction site of Tykeson Hall and accompanies the Emerald’s story on UO’s campus crane operator.                                               Follow …

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Meet UO’s campus crane operator

Perched far above the claustrophobic PLC offices, looming over the infamous steps of Johnson Hall, sits a 172 EC-B Liebherr tower crane. Standing at more than 200 feet in the air, the view from the crane’s cab might be one of the best in town. On a clear day, one …

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New JSMA art camp emphasizes discovering identity for children outside of the gender binary

No one told Amadeus Miller that being nonbinary was OK. Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, did not feel accepted in their Christian household. Even though Miller knew gay and lesbian adults, they did not feel accepted. “It’s very important for every LGBT child to have someone there to tell them …

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HousingNews

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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STIs are on the rise in Lane County, so how can locals stay safe?

Over the past decade, the prevalence of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) gonorrhea, chlamydia and early syphilis has increased sharply in Oregon and Lane County, and all three infections can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated. The Emerald reached out to Lane County Health and Human Services (LCHHS) to learn …

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Expanded alcohol sales coming to Autzen; UO announces game day changes for 2018 season

The University of Oregon announced on Thursday that they will be making a number of policy changes to improve experiences for fans at Autzen Stadium during the 2018 football season, including expanding the sale of alcohol to more venues. The changes include in-stadium beer and wine sales expanding to general …

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[Updated] UOPD and EPD release body camera footage of KWVA radio station incident

Update at 5:08 p.m. on Friday, July 27: Newly released body camera footage from the Eugene Police Department shows the moments on the night of May 11 when EPD officers drew guns on a KWVA student-DJ Sterling Baraquio and ordered him to the ground during their search for a trespassing …

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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici meets with UO faculty to discuss safety in high schools

U.S. House of Representatives member and University of Oregon alumna Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st District, met with eight professors and researchers in the College of Education last Friday afternoon for a roundtable discussion. The discussion focused on research being done by UO faculty to improve safety in high schools. The …

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What the Trump administration’s affirmative action changes mean for UO

On July 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced it would rescind legal guidelines for universities that use race as a factor in their student admissions process, and instead will begin promoting race-neutral admission policies. The guidelines, which were first published by the Obama administration in 2011, provided recommendations for …

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[Updated] Phi Kappa Psi chapter closed, no longer recognized by national headquarters

Update at 3:13 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25: The University of Oregon chapter of Phi Kappa Psi is closed and no longer recognized as an official chapter by the fraternity’s national headquarters and the university, according to a statement from Beth Headrick, a spokeswoman for the fraternity’s national headquarters. “The …

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Climate change lawsuit involving two UO students sees first arguments in court

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 9:50 a.m. on July 19 to correct AP Style.  On Wednesday, attorneys made oral arguments in Juliana v. United States — the case in which 21 plaintiffs, including two UO students, are suing the U.S. government over carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. …

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TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna resigns

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Tuesday at 6 p.m. to clarify Lananna’s comments on the track community.  Vin Lananna announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from his position as President of TrackTown USA, the local organizing committee that hosts events such as the U.S. Olympic Trials and …

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New distracted driving laws mean multiple offenses result in ‘elevated sanctions’

This summer, you may want to think twice before you pull out your phone during that long road trip or quick drive down the freeway. As of July 1, distracted driving fines will begin to add up and could even result in jail time for drivers who violate the law …

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HousingNews

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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Cycle Oregon to bring 1,600 cyclists to UO this weekend

Cycle Oregon will bring cyclists from all over the region to the University of Oregon campus and Eugene area from July 13 to 15 for its 14th annual WEEKENDER cycling event. Over 1,600 cyclists, staff members and volunteers are expected to flock to UO’s campus. “The WEEKENDER allows people to …

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HousingNews

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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