HealthNews

Don’t get “cough-ed” off guard: two cases of Whooping Cough found on campus

“It was just like having allergies,” Leonie Way, who was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, said. “A little bit of runny nose, sneezing. And then I started coughing, and then I was coughing more.” The University of Oregon Health Center reported two cases of Pertussis, or whooping cough, on …

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Unemployment drops to historic low as students get ready for graduation

With spring term half-way over, many University of Oregon seniors will soon be transitioning out of college life and into the workforce, and lucky for them, the job market is welcoming them with low levels of unemployment nationwide. On May 4, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its April hiring …

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University Senate votes to change multicultural requirement, will be in effect fall 2019

The University Senate voted to change the multicultural requirement for students at the University of Oregon at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The multicultural requirement will now require incoming students to take one class out of each of the two new categories: “US: Difference, Inequality, Agency” and “Global Perspectives”. You can …

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Here are the highlights from a day of conversations around activism in sports

At three different events throughout Tuesday, May 8, the University of Oregon hosted discussions about social activism in sports. People who have dedicated their lives to the world of sports talked about the growing tension that athletes, coaches and sports business professionals are creating through provocative uses of free speech. …

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UOPD will host free pepper spray training May 10 and 11

The University of Oregon Police Department will offer free pepper spray training classes to UO students and employees on May 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. and May 11, 6 to 7 p.m. The class, which requires online registration, will be held at the UOPD station on 2141 E. 15th …

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Emerald board of directors selects Bill Kunerth as next president and publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Bill Kunerth will be the next president and publisher of Emerald Media Group, the Emerald’s board of directors announced Monday. He will begin July 1. EMG board chairman Ben Schorzman said Kunerth is someone who can be the face of the Emerald, mentor future students, and bring …

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Cover StoryNews

An expensive future: loan debt continues to grow for students

University of Oregon alumna Madison Simmons doesn’t look at her debt total when she makes her monthly student loan payment. She says the number is depressing. “I’m just factoring these loans in as a fixed expense for my foreseeable future,” Simmons said. The words “I’m going to graduate with no …

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Students to respond to controversial mural through art exhibit

The Knight Library Public Art Task Force has announced it will not remove a controversial mural. The task force is instead asking for students to submit artwork in response to the mural that will be displayed in Knight Library in a new exhibit starting fall term. The exhibit will be …

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AcademicsNews

New center for deep learning connects UO graduate students with research opportunities

The University of Oregon launched the Center for Big Learning on campus, giving UO access to a broad network across the country of computer science research institutions and increasing research opportunities for graduate students at UO. The Center for Big Learning is located on the third floor of Deschutes Hall …

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International students continue to find friendship and English language improvement through homestay program

The American English Institute (AEI) at the University of Oregon has provided different programs and services to international students since 1978. The institute’s homestay program has connected international students with host families since 1989. “The homestay program is designed to give our students a helping hand in adjusting to life …

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Some students say Cinco de Mayo has all but lost its roots in Latinx heritage

“Where I was born, Cinco de Mayo wasn’t celebrated. It’s not celebrated because it’s a war we actually lost,” said Manuel Mejia Gonzalez, UO student and Ethnic Studies major who was born in Mexico. “The only place that really celebrates it is the city of Puebla, where the battle was …

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EWEB unsure about cause of momentary power outage

Around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, the power went out across the University of Oregon’s campus. The power for stoplights around town was reported to be out as well as at major apartment complexes around the campus area, including 13th and Olive and 2125 Franklin. A spokesperson for Eugene Water and …

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12th annual Eugene Marathon has students picking up the pace

Thousands of marathoners and half-marathoners ran through the streets of Eugene and Springfield Sunday morning for the 12th annual Eugene Marathon that started and finished at Hayward Field. People lined the perimeter of the track and filled the stands, cheering on first-time marathoners and personal-record-breakers with signs and enthusiasm. Although …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

UO Phi Kappa Psi chapter temporarily suspended after derogatory document surfaces

Editor’s note: This story contains offensive language. The University of Oregon Phi Kappa Psi chapter has been temporarily suspended after a defamatory document printed with the fraternity’s name and the names of many of its members surfaced. The 32-page document, which the Emerald obtained on Sunday, contains a list of the …

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CityCrimeNews

“Not in our town”: Eugene community pushes back against recent hate crime

When southwest Eugene residents awoke Wednesday morning, April 25, they found their neighborhood vandalized with swastikas and symbols of white supremacy. Overnight, the hateful messages were spray-painted across sidewalks, signs, trees and garbage cans. The vandalism reached the south edge of Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, where the words “white …

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Vice President of Student Life Kevin Marbury talks about Black Cultural Center update

The University of Oregon will seek public comment on the Black Cultural Center in the coming weeks at a public forum as they prepare to break ground on the center in the fall. While the official date of the public forum has not been announced, Vice President of Student Life …

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AcademicsNews

Course Evaluations will likely change soon; Here’s how and why

The University of Oregon is changing course evaluations to make them more useful and eliminate implicit bias. The changes, if approved, will remove the number-based rating systems that are in place and replace them with more specific questions that require written answers. “Those scores have nothing to [do] with how …

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Administration is considering the future of Hamilton and Walton halls

The Student Services and Enrollment Management department is having preliminary talks about the future of Hamilton and Walton halls — and a complete demolition is not out of the question. “I want to emphasize that these are very preliminary thoughts,” said Roger Thompson, the vice president for Student Services and …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Alpha Chi Omega hosts an all-genders high-heeled walk to raise awareness of domestic violence

Delta Tau Delta pledge Carlos Cuevas wore 4-inch, black-tipped white high heels that he described as “cute wine mom shoes” during Sunday’s “Walk a Mile,” an event that the Alpha Kappa UO Chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) sorority hosted to spread awareness about domestic violence. “I look good. …

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AcademicsNews

UO makes changes to departmental honors

If you are an honors-bound student majoring in business, general social sciences, romance languages or chemistry, your requirement for departmental honors just got harder. The University of Oregon has updated its requirements for awarding honors to eliminate solely GPA-based departmental honors at the university and now requires a research thesis …

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ASUONews

Current ASUO administration prepares for a new slate to move in and to say goodbye

After Ducks Together won this year’s ASUO election by a landslide, some members of this year’s administration said leaving their roles will be bittersweet. ASUO President Amy Schenk said that though she enjoyed her time in ASUO, she would refrain from retaking the job for “twenty years.” Schenk said she’s …

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News

Marchers “take back the night” in Thursday’s rally against sexual and domestic violence

  Claire Brown, a UO freshman and political science major, held a sign that read “Shatter The Silence,” at Thursday night’s Take Back The Night rally. She said she has a responsibility to uplift and honor the survivors of sexual violence. “I march because the violence experienced by women in …

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CityMultimediaNewsPhotoPolitics

Photos: The 40th Annual Take Back the Night marches through the streets of Eugene

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Campus Shuttle expands its routes to reach students near Autzen Stadium

The University of Oregon Campus Shuttle announced in a Facebook Post yesterday afternoon that it will be expanding its routes to reach students who live near Autzen Stadium. This route, the “Autzen Line”, will take students to the Stadium Park Apartments and McKenna Apartments. The shuttle will leave the EMU …

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Ethnic Studies professor receives 2018 Tykeson Teaching Award

On April 24, Dr. Charise Cheney was awarded the 2018 Tykeson Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, on behalf of the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Cheney has been a faculty member since 2009, having served as an academic advisor as well as teaching numerous …

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PeaceHealth bike share program officially began Tuesday

After launching on April 19, the PeachHealth Rides bike share program held an official launch event on Tuesday, where 20 people gathered outside the EMU Outdoor Program Bike and Rental Barn to watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The PeaceHealth bike share program lets University of Oregon students, faculty and staff sign …

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New law enables Uber to return to Eugene

On Monday the Eugene City Council voted to approve a new law that will allow ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in Eugene. The law passed with a 7-1 vote and will make changes to background checks for rideshare drivers, vehicle inspections and licensing requirements. The law …

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AdministrationNews

Law Professor Nancy Shurtz to return after sabbatical

University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz, who was at the center of controversy in fall 2016 after a photo of her in black makeup at her Halloween party circulated online, will return to campus in July, following her one-year sabbatical in Florida. Shurtz said after the incident that her …

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Cover StoryNews

Are UO’s efforts to prevent sexual assault helping those who need it most?

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).   Nationally there has been an increase in coverage of sexual assault with the #MeToo movement and multiple public allegations of sexual misconduct against influential people such as Harvey Weinstein, former Alabama …

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New PeaceHealth Rides bike share program set to put its wheels to UO pavement

Students, faculty and staff will soon have a new way of getting around campus and the downtown area. Eugene’s new bike share program launched April 19, when the shiny blue racks that have popped up around campus in the past week became filled with bikes for people to rent. Although …

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