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Freedom of Expression discussion reveals some students’ disappointment in UO administration

Gabriel Alvarez brought his pocket-sized constitution to a freedom of expression discussion hosted by the University of Oregon so that he could quote the first amendment if needed. “I came in with the impression that I might be silenced,” Alvarez said. “I see student speech silenced all around campus.” In …

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Student Congressional candidate doesn’t shy away from controversy

Stefan Strek is a 27-year-old University of Oregon student who studies art and French and works on campus. On his Facebook page, Strek writes things like, “Reasons women are like cats,” — he gives 13 of them — and he reminisces about skipping class in high school to “drink malt …

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Lane County responds to growing mental health crisis, increases resources

More people in Lane County are needing and seeking out help for mental health related challenges. That’s according to recent data from both Lane County and the University of Oregon. And with five adolescent suicides already in 2018 — the annual average is seven –– Lane County is responding. Lane …

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Active threat training teaches recognition, prevention and response

A few weeks after a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. the UO is hosting a series of trainings to educate students, staff and faculty on how to prevent and respond to a during an active threat situation. On Wednesday the UO held the first of four Active Threat Preparedness Trainings …

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Black Student Union and Center for Student Involvement will host “Black Greek 101”

On Wednesday, March 14, the Black Student Union and the Center for Student Involvement will be hosting “Black Greek 101.” The event is an informational conference about historically African American fraternities and sororities. It is a free event, and participants should go to the Redwood Auditorium in the EMU at …

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Woman robbed at gunpoint near campus Thursday morning

Early this morning, another armed robbery occurred near the University of Oregon. At 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a woman, 21, was approached by a man on Hilyard Street near East 15th Avenue. The man robbed her of her cash after threatening her with a gun, according to the Eugene Police …

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New 12-story student apartment complex will open Sept. 2019

The University of Oregon neighborhood is about to get yet another towering apartment complex to rival Eugene’s biggest names in student-living apartments. Construction crews broke ground last month on a new 12-story student apartment building at 959 Franklin Blvd., located behind the Dad’s Gate EmX station and Deady Hall between …

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Fraternity and Sorority Life holds candlelight vigil for Gamma Phi Beta sorority sister Nicole Panet-Raymond

“She just really knew how to love life. She really knew how to live.” This sentiment and many others like it echoed to the crowd of hundreds of students that collected at the EMU amphitheater for a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of University of Oregon student Nicole Panet-Raymond, 19, …

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Tuesday false shooting scare in Mckenzie Hall turns out to be a man yelling

A Tuesday shooting scare at the University of Oregon turned out to be a noise disturbance with no threat in Mckenzie Hall, according to UOPD Spokesman Kelly McIver. From 11 to 11:07 a.m., a man in a Mckenzie Hall bathroom was yelling in the bathroom. A professor then evacuated his …

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Candlelight vigil to be held tonight for student who died at Mt. Bachelor

A candlelight vigil will be held this Wednesday in the EMU amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. to honor Nicole Panet-Raymond, who died last weekend after a skiing accident at Mt. Bachelor. Panet-Raymond, a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority on campus, was reported missing at Mt. Bachelor after a skiing …

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UO to host training to stay safe during school shootings

On Wednesday, March 7, the UO will hold the first of four workshops to train students and faculty on the event of an active shooter on campus. The training, called Active Threat Preparedness Training, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the EMU Crater Lake rooms. The event …

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Pictures released of suspects from three armed robberies last weekend

Pictures have been released from the three armed robberies that occurred this weekend. Tom’s Market on East 19th Avenue and Agate was robbed on Monday evening at 9:27 p.m. On March 2 at 11:45 p.m., the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue was robbed. The Subway on …

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UO, Knight Science Campus receives $10 million gift from L. Lokey

University of Oregon benefactor Lorry Lokey pledged $10 million on Tuesday to the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, which broke ground on March 2, according to an article from Around the O, a university blog. The money will go towards five faculty chair positions for the campus, …

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Bicyclist taken to hospital after hitting pole outside EMU

A woman riding her bike down East 13th Avenue on campus struck a pole and lost consciousness on Tuesday at about 3:19 p.m., according to multiple witness accounts. Police, fire and EMS responded immediately while a crowd gathered around the woman. The woman is being taken to the hospital. The extent …

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Schill invests $1 million in autonomous car, sustainable city tech development

University of Oregon President Michael Schill invested $1 million towards research on sustainable technology in cities on Monday as a part of his Presidential Fund for Excellence created from an anonymous $50 million donation in October. Schill announced his commitment on Monday at the Urbanism Next National Conference, a conference …

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Second protest against prison labor staged in EMU

A protest against UO’s use of the Oregon Corrections Enterprises (OCE) to contract prisoners to build furniture was staged in the EMU today at around 10 a.m. It was hosted by the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP). Protesters sat on the floor to represent a symbolic refusal of the furniture …

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EMU will be open 24/7 for the two weeks before finals

The EMU is expanding its 24/7 finals week hours to include the two weeks before the end of the winter term, a test by the EMU administration to see if enough students would use the EMU during those hours. University of Oregon students have always asked for the EMU to …

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Tom’s Market near campus robbed at gunpoint

Tom’s Market on East 19th Avenue and Agate Street was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. Police responded quickly. At least seven police cars were on the scene with weapons and a police dog — five cars parked on the street by the market and more patrolling, headed south on …

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UO student charged with sexual abuse

A University of Oregon international student is facing charges for allegedly raping a female student in October, according to court documents. The defendant, Kelvin Hernandez-Mendoza, 25, a Honduran citizen, studied computer and information science at UO. The alleged sexual assault happened on Oct. 1, when Hernandez-Mendoza invited the victim to …

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Warrior Sisters holds women’s self defense training in Eugene

Warrior Sisters is a Eugene-based organization that offers women’s self-defense and training classes twice a week. Warrior Sisters was started by a group of women that used to work in rape crisis centers. They saw a gap in women’s verbal and physical defense training that was caused by classes being …

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A riverfront conundrum: UO submits land use permit to city, sparking controversy over possible artificial turf fields

Situated on the south bank of the Willamette River, the University of Oregon riverfront fields are — to put it politely — rugged. Often overlooked, these fields are only noticed during the walk to Autzen that guides Duck fans through the patchy riverfront grass. But the fields are a burden …

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New College of Design structure causes some faculty discontent

Six months after the launch of the College of Design, some faculty members are complaining about a new level of bureaucracy and the fate of some of the old programs. Also, some faculty members are unhappy over a controversial court decision that allows dean Christoph Lindner to control extra funds …

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Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition, here’s what you need to know

The Board of Trustees voted on March 2 to increase overall tuition at the University of Oregon, support differential tuition for the Lindquist College of Business and reduce differential tuition for the Clarks Honors College. Tuition will increase $6 per credit hour for in-state students and $18 per credit hour …

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Multicultural requirement updated for the first time since 1994

The general education multicultural requirement is in the process of being changed to better educate students on multiculturalism in the United States and abroad. These changes come two and a half years after the Black Student Task Force rallied for racial equality and presented a list of demands to the …

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Two businesses near campus robbed at gunpoint

Two businesses near campus were robbed at gunpoint this weekend. On March 2, at 11:45 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Neighborhood Market on Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue. On March 3, at 9:06 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at Subway at 1720 W. 18th Avenue.   Two …

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Student robbed at gunpoint near campus this morning

A student said she was robbed at gunpoint this morning around 3:00 a.m. near East 16th Ave. and Hillyard Street, according to a campus crime alert. Based on the information she provided to Eugene Police, the suspect is described as a “black male in his mid-20s, with a heavy build, …

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UO student, 19, dies on Mt. Bachelor after falling into tree well

Update at 4:21 p.m.: Nicole Panet-Raymond was a sophomore studying at the Robert D. Clark Honors College. For more information on tree wells and skiing safety, visit deepsnowsafety.org. A University of Oregon student died while skiing at Mt. Bachelor on Friday. According to a press release put out by the …

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Day two highlights from Board of Trustees meeting: tuition raise and differential tuition approved

The Board of Trustees met for the second day and has voted to increase tuition and approve differential tuition. While many University of Oregon students spoke up against the tuition raise at the meeting, it was approved unanimously. Here are a few highlights from the day’s meeting. Tuition Raise The …

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Board of Trustees meeting; Highlights from the first day

The Board of Trustees met today in the ballroom of the Ford Alumni Center to discuss important issues to the University of Oregon. Here are some highlights from the first day and a preview of what to expect tomorrow. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the BoT met first …

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Updates on core education requirements aim to make process less confusing during registration

The university is changing its general education requirements after warnings from the university accreditors and the passing of House Bill 2998. They aim to make the process less confusing for students. Senate president Chris Sinclair presented updates to the new general education requirements to the University Senate at its meeting …

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