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The Muslim Student Association will counter tomorrow’s “Punish a Muslim day”

On April 3, “Punish a Muslim day,” an event that originated in the United Kingdom, will take place, targeting the Muslim community around the world. The UO Muslim Student Association will hold a counter-demonstration on campus throughout the day. According to the Eugene Islamic Center, there were unconfirmed reports of …

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Voices from behind bars: Inside the prison where UO’s furniture is made

Most students have no idea that much of the furniture at the University of Oregon is designed and built by prisoners. For years, UO has purchased furniture from Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE), a semi-independent state agency that is self-funded. Last year, UO partnered with OCE to create new dorm furniture. …

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Online campaigning for ASUO elections emphasize having student voice in campus decisions

Both of the campaigns putting forth candidates for next year’s vacant ASUO seats have announced their platforms on social media, and both platforms emphasize giving students more influence in campus decisions. Ducks Together and United UO are the two ASUO campaigns this year, and they’ll be facing off for the …

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Eugene students demand gun legislation reform in yesterday’s March for Our Lives

When 15-year-old Jivan Jot Khalsa spoke in front of thousands of people during Eugene’s March for Our Lives on Saturday, she felt like she was going to cry. “I felt super emotional because when I got up there to speak, I saw all these people here looking at me, treating …

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A threat to UO faculty was resolved within hours Friday morning

Around 10 a.m. on Friday morning, Allen Hall building coordinator Tom Rozinski alerted students that someone had threatened a faculty member over finals grades. Sally Garner, an academic advisor in Allen Hall, said no police were in the building as of 10:30 a.m. She said that several staff, including herself, …

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Podcast: News wrap: The biggest stories from winter term

Join Senior News Editor Will Campbell, Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they review the biggest stories from a busy winter term at the University of Oregon. The stories featured include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s visit to campus, Red Wagon Creamery’s EMU closure, the passing …

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Two UO students victims of recent crimes near campus

Update at 1:55 p.m.: University of Oregon President Michael Schill sent an email to campus earlier this afternoon addressing these incidents. “There is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our students,” Schill wrote. “We are writing to share information about the steps we are taking to address off-campus safety, …

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Alpha Chi Uber helps members not walk around alone

Two weeks ago, after a spike in armed robberies around campus, McKenna Sheridan started working on implementing a rideshare system for her sorority to make sure that no girl walks home by herself at night. The rideshare system is named Alpha Chi Uber, although this may change depending on whether …

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$54,000 state grant given to UO Student Veteran Center to expand resources

Trent Goodman joined the Marines in 2010. He came to the University of Oregon in 2014 because of the outdoor activities that the state of Oregon offers. Soon after being admitted, Goodman experienced the struggle that many incoming, non-traditional students face; however, he found a home in the Student Veterans …

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UOPD unveils new Lost and Found online site for students

Have you lost something around campus and wondered if someone took it to the Lost and Found? Now there’s a new way for you to find out if the UOPD has your item. A Lost and Found website can be found here, where students can type in what they’re looking …

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Ruthy Hebard’s presence felt in Oregon’s second round victory over Minnesota

In the second quarter of the No. 6 seeded Oregon Ducks’ 101-73 second round win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the dominant post play of Oregon’s 6-foot-4-inch forward Ruthy Hebard was again on display at Matthew Knight Arena. Gophers guard Jessie Edwards tried to shoot down low but Hebard smashed …

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Here’s a map of all the reported robberies near campus

A total of eight robberies near the University of Oregon campus have been reported in the last two weeks. The Emerald collected data on all the robberies reported to the University of Oregon Police Department between March 3 and March 17, and Emerald photo editor Adam Eberhart created a map …

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UO students and faculty participate in the National School Walk Out

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10 am, University of Oregon students and faculty gathered at the EMU to join the nation in demanding stricter gun regulation.

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President Schill approves funding for seven parts of the university

UO President Michael Schill and Provost Jayanth Banavar approved strategic initiative funding from a set of recommendations from the UO’s Budget Advisory Group, according to reporting by Around the O. Strategic investments are defined by the University of Oregon as “a central (non-unit-based) priority designed to have a transformational effect …

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UOPD urges students to report robberies as unreported incidents circulate on social media

After seven robberies in the last two weeks near the University of Oregon campus, students are taking to social media to report even more incidents and to question why police aren’t sending out more alerts to warn people about the crime spree. One of the complaints came from Taylor Holman, …

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Student dealing with depression creating student mental health forum

Ram Sharma is a sophomore at the UO studying political science, working as the ASUO election commissioner and is also developing an online forum for UO students who are dealing with mental health issues. It is called The Commitment, Compassion and Camaraderie student forum and features a forum where users …

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Eugene business robbed at gunpoint this morning

Another business in Eugene has been robbed at gunpoint. Lucky Lil’s Casino on River Road was robbed at 7:16 a.m. this morning, according to EPD spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin. One suspect was involved, he was described as a white adult male, approximately 5’10”, wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans and black …

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Two students created an app to streamline process of hiring tutors

By Miguel Sanchez-Rutledge, For The Emerald Two University of Oregon students are creating an app to make the process of hiring tutors easier. The app, Tutor Tree, is a free app that is being developed by two UO juniors, Adrian Martushev and Eli Ackerman. They are preparing for an early …

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Zach Price selected as the Emerald’s 2018-2019 Editor in Chief

Emerald Media Group’s Board of Directors has selected Zach Price as the Emerald’s 2018-2019 Editor in Chief. Price is studying journalism and joined the Emerald’s Arts and Culture desk as a reporter in 2016. He became an associate editor on the desk at the beginning of 2017. “I’m really excited …

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Meet UOPD’s bomb-sniffing dog Onyx

The University of Oregon Police Department just welcomed its newest addition to the force — Onyx the dog. The three-year-old black lab mix will be used as a bomb-sniffing dog at campus events and will also be used for community engagement. UOPD partnered with UO Intercollegiate Athletics, UO student government …

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Senate passes resolution to withdraw the North Campus renovation proposals

The University Senate passed a faculty-sponsored resolution this afternoon to withdraw the North Campus conditional use permit. The permit aims to renovate athletic fields and develop parking lots to accommodate the new Knight Campus. The resolution calls on the Senate to support their motion to withdraw the plans to renovate …

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UO students walk out of class to demand stricter gun regulation

Hundreds of UO students and faculty left their classrooms at 10 a.m. to gather on the EMU lawn during Wednesday’s National School Walkout — a national effort to demand stricter gun regulation after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. UO College Democrats and Students Demand …

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Campaign to raise awareness for pediatric cancer will host final event on Thursday

A competitive public relations team at the University of Oregon is wrapping up its campaign, which advocates for better pediatric cancer treatments, on Thursday after four months of events. The “Duck With Purpose: Dream It. Do It. With Purpose” Campaign is the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s Bateman Competition …

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Administration will not punish students for Wednesday’s walkout, Provost says

UO Provost Jayanth Banavar stated in an email to UO instructors that students who participate in the National School Walkout tomorrow will not be charged with student conduct code violations. But an instructor can choose to mark students as absent if they participate in the walkout, according to Banavar. Also, …

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Another student robbed last Sunday

On March 11, a male University of Oregon student was robbed on Hilyard Street south of East 13th Avenue, according to a UO campus crime alert. The student reported the incident to the Eugene Police Department on March 13. This incident is the sixth armed robbery near the University of …

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Yelling man arrested near EMU amphitheater

University of Oregon Police arrested a man in front of the EMU after receiving a call of a disorderly subject at around 2 p.m. today, according to police. The man, Edir Benali, 32, was taken into custody after he attempted to place his hands on UOPD Sgt. Scott Geeting. Benali …

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ASUO Student Senate appoints two new Elections Board Commissioners

ASUO Student Senate voted unanimously to appoint two new ASUO Elections Board Commissioners on Feb. 28. Ram Sharma and Abbie Tornquist are the two new commissioners, and both are University of Oregon students who have not worked within ASUO before but who are eager to learn the position. What does …

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Monday bomb threat at UO determined to be not credible

The University of Oregon Police Department sent a campus-wide email Monday afternoon saying someone had sent an email about a bomb threat at the UO. The email from UOPD said that within the same day, police determined the threat was not credible and there was no danger to the campus …

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Hundreds of lawn flags seek to visualize the number of victims of school gun violence in U.S.

A total of 732 little flags flap in the wind from the lawn in front of the Knight Library Monday morning — 288 red and 444 yellow. The red flags represent gun-related deaths in U.S. schools since the Thurston High School shooting in Springfield, Oregon in May of 1998. The …

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Bomb sniffing dog to come to UOPD

The University of Oregon Police Department is about to get cuter. UO Chief of Police Matt Carmichael announced at the Board of Trustees meeting on March 1 that UOPD will be getting a bomb detection dog to promote events and campus security and to improve student-officer relations. According to Carmichael, …

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