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Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the Oregon football team, the university announced Friday afternoon. “I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we …

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Union protests discrimination of University Health Center employees

About 20 SEIU members marched in front of the University Health Center Thursday afternoon. They carried signs calling for a change in the treatment of health center employees, a battle that has taken place for years and was aired publicly in a letter earlier this week. “We are standing up …

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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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Board of Trustees reduces tuition increase to 6.56 percent

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees, minus three who could not be present at the meeting, unanimously approved to reduce the amount in-state undergraduate students will pay next year. The Board approved a 10.6 percent increase in March as a result of no increased state funding for higher education. …

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A familiar face, an unknown story

Before she became the bold, outgoing and light-hearted woman that is Katia Varo, she was Roberto, a small Mexican boy running every day in his home village and not knowing why. At 14, Varo jumped over two of the tallest fences she’d ever seen. She waded through streams fully clothed …

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Former student gets 16 months in prison for sexual assault

Former University of Oregon student Sean Donald Wood, 23, was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Monday for charges related to a 2016 off-campus sexual assault. Following his prison sentence, he will serve three years probation and be required to register as a sex offender for life. Wood pleaded …

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Buying a boost: Smart drugs on campus

When Alexis got to the University of Oregon her freshman year, she was introduced to Adderall by someone selling it in her dorm. She went on to use it a couple of times a month for long readings and writing essays, as well as during exam periods. “If I needed …

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Man dies following car accident near LLC residence hall

This post was updated at 9:52 p.m. to include additional information from police.  A man died in a car accident between Hayward Field and the LLC residence hall Thursday night after experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel and striking multiple parked cars. UOPD identified the man as Todd Jeffrey …

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Former Duck temporarily heading U.S. Census Bureau

Last week, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce named Dr. Ron Jarmin as the interim leader of the U.S Census Bureau. The former director, John Thompson, retired on Friday, prompting Jarmin’s promotion. Because the position is normally presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed, Jarmin’s leadership is limited to the “non-exclusive functions and …

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University spent $23,000 to determine fate of Deady and Dunn Halls

The University of Oregon spent $23,397.29 commissioning the historical report on Frederic Dunn and Matthew Deady, documents show. Three historians worked on the 34-page report released last August. The team of historians included David Alan Johnson, professor of history at Portland State University; Quintard Taylor, professor of history at University …

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American English Institute unifies for first time by moving to Agate Hall

The University of Oregon’s American English Institute moved its office and classes to Agate Hall last June after facing a shortage in space and struggling with divided locations. The newly renovated building has served its purpose by providing a centralized location with social spaces that were not available for students …

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Campus Instagram account shares the dreams and hopes of students

A variation of the famous photo documentary series Humans of New York, Ducks Change the World has made itself well known on campus over the past year. The Instagram account documents the stories and ambitions of students at the university with a headshot accompanied by a short caption.   Since …

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Campus crime wrap-up: 2016-17 school year

With nearly 24,000 students, 80 buildings, and its own health center and police department, the University of Oregon often feels like a city within a city. And like any city, the university has to deal with crime. Those crimes are documented every week in UOPD’s Clery crime log — a …

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Darren Carrington arrested for DUI after crashing into McDonald’s drive-through

UPDATE 2:22 p.m.: This article has been updated with details of Carrington’s arrest and updated charges. Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington was arrested by Eugene police early Saturday morning on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, careless driving and an improper right turn. Head coach Willie Taggart has …

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Update: UOPD arrests suspect in patrol car theft

UOPD has apprehended the man suspected of stealing a UOPD patrol car on Wednesday, June 28. According to Chief of Police Matthew Carmichael, the suspect is 30 year old Ryan Paul McGill of Medford, Oregon. He was detained at a Greyhound bus station by officer Hubbard. They were able to …

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Judge dismisses lawsuit brought against UO by three former men’s basketball players

For the second time, a federal court judge has decided to dismiss lawsuits filed by former UO basketball players Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, court records show. Austin’s lawsuit sought $7.5 million while Artis and Dotson had sued together in a separate case and sought $21 million. The …

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Update: New state funding could alleviate in-state tuition increase

In-state students may see a tuition increase reprieve if state lawmakers decide to push $70 million across the table to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission this year. The HECC voted down a 10.6 percent tuition increase for Oregon residents last month before approving the hike weeks later. Despite student protests …

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Man breaks into, steals UOPD patrol car

An unidentified man stole a UOPD patrol car early Wednesday morning. The car was recovered about an hour later at 4:30 a.m., but UOPD is still searching for the suspect. According to UOPD, the car was left running in front of a University of Oregon building on Walnut Street. The …

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Report: FBI is investigating Eugene’s 2021 track and field world championships award

The controversial decision to award the 2021 track and field world championships to Eugene is now being investigated by the FBI and criminal division of the IRS, according to a report from BBC. Eugene won their bid to host the championships in 2015, and will be the first U.S. city …

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USATF announces Los Angeles gets the 2020 Olympic Trials, ending Eugene’s run

USA Track & Field announced Wednesday that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, denying Eugene and Hayward Field’s bid to host for the fourth consecutive time. The Olympic trials will take place June 19-28, 2020. The USATF board voted …

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UO ranked worst school in country for viewpoint diversity: report

The University of Oregon — well known for its liberal student body — is ranked the worst major college in the U.S. for viewpoint diversity, according to a new report from the Heterodox Academy. UO sits at the bottom of the list of 152 schools with enough information to compile a score. …

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Colt Lyerla has 30 days added to jail sentence after escape

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla was sentenced to an additional 30 days in jail following his escape from custody on May 4. Lyerla was originally sentenced to six months in jail for first- and second-degree forgery after he admitted to using counterfeit $50 bills to pay for items in stores. …

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UO students lead the way on sustainable urban development

The university’s applied sustainability think-tank, the Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI), is harnessing the ambition of students and the knowledge of faculty members to help promote sustainable urban development and lead the global initiative to fight climate change. Founded in 2007, SCI promotes education, service, public outreach and research on the …

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Former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams is under investigation for sexual assault

Former Oregon forward Kavell Bigby-Williams played the 2016-17 men’s basketball season while under criminal investigation for an alleged sexual assault, the Emerald has learned. Bigby-Williams, a junior, is accused of sexually assaulting a female between 10 p.m Sept. 17 and 3 a.m. Sept. 18, 2016, at an apartment near Gillette College, …

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ASUO pays athletic department $10,000 in effort to save student football and basketball tickets

While University of Oregon students protested against a 10.6 percent proposed tuition hike in March, the Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) voted to transfer $10,000 to the UO athletic department. ASUO’s hope was that the one-time payment would help improve its relationship with the athletic department — which …

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Faculty want to change course evaluations, citing discrimination

Faculty members are trying to change course evaluations to better assess how student learning is gauged because studies show discrimination skews the results. Part of course evaluations that rely on student input are frequently referred to as student evaluations of teaching (SET). The results of SET, which are intended to …

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ASUO office restructures, leaving four students jobless

Officials in the ASUO office will be replacing four student jobs with professional staff members to improve efficiency as part of a restructuring process. Because of this, there will be fewer students working in the student government office, which has upset some ASUO members. During a staff meeting on May …

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UO hires new registrar

On Thursday June 1, the University of Oregon announced that Julia Pomerenk has been hired as the next university registrar and assistant vice president for student service and enrollment management. The hiring came after a nationwide search in order to replace Sue Eveland, who retired in May and had worked …

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Students celebrate Holi with lots of color

Around 60-70 students attended the Holi festival at the Memorial Quad at 6 p.m. Friday. Holi is a Hindu Holiday celebrating the arrival of spring. The event was hosted by UO student group Students of the Indian Subcontinent. Students threw colored cornstarch powder on each other and into the air. …

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Change in Senate leadership is only slight

The University of Oregon Faculty Senate will only see a minor change in leadership next year. Senate President Bill Harbaugh will be next year’s Senate vice president and president-elect after he ran unopposed for the position. Harbaugh was elected to the position at the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday. Candidates …

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