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UO freshman owns business prior to starting pre-business major

Stephanie Scott is an 18-year-old pre-business freshman at the UO, but she started her business career, in Corunna, Michigan long before starting college. Scott has been professionally showing her dogs at competitions since she was four years old. Scott’s practice with training and showing dogs made her realize how much …

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Back in session: law students meet their new Dean

Marcilynn Burke limits herself to one cup of coffee a day — one large cup. After all, being Dean of the University of Oregon School of Law is no easy task. One way she deals with those stresses is her enjoyment of the arts. She said she would never quit …

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Former UO student joins a start-up to end homelessness

A University of Oregon alum is working on a project to help combat the dread that can often accompany the search for a new home. Sure, there can be excitement for the next stage of life, but moving can also mean months of searching and rejection, particularly for those from …

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Q&A with Eugene’s next Mayor

During Oregon’s primary elections on May 17, Eugene chose its next mayor, Lucy Vinis, by a landslide. The Emerald sat down with future Mayor Vinis to talk about her background and plans for Eugene before her term begins in January of next year. Why did you decide to run for mayor? Well, …

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Once a Duck, always a Duck: Remembering Connor James

Oregon lost a Duck, a best friend, a brother and a son at the beginning of April. Connor James was a freshman studying biology at the University of Oregon. James died falling from a train on April 1. At 18 years old, he is survived by his family: his parents, …

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Celebrating Professor Frances Cogan’s 35-year devotion to teaching

Frances Cogan – known by colleagues and friends as “Francie” – long-time professor of English at the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clark Honors College, passed away on Tuesday, March 8 at the age of 68. She taught in university classrooms for 35 years and was the CHC’s Professor Emerita of …

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Stefan Strek: Carson Dining employee and mayoral candidate

Stefan Strek has a friendly face outlined by trimmed sideburns. While listening in conversation, he nods and gives his typical response of, “Yeah, totally,” spoken in the voice one might imagine for a surfer dude. When asked a question, he answers in a deliberate cadence, trailing off periodically to gather …

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Philosophy professor makes statement against lack of representation

Philosophy professor Naomi Zack had two minutes to respond to receiving the University of Oregon Martin Luther King Jr. award honoring those excelling within diversity, inclusion and equity. “At present there are only two full professors who are women of color throughout the entire University of Oregon. I am one …

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Influential Oregon marijuana activist dies

Marijuana activist John Walsh was best known around the University of Oregon for gathering signatures on campus or striking up conversations with students in the EMU. He was an advocate for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group. For over 20 years, Walsh …

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Local UO Alumni crafts alternative to wooden musical instruments

The future of music is here. An alternative to wooden guitars and basses has been developed in Eugene. Made out of carbon fiber, the design allows for lighter, stronger and acoustically different instruments from their wooden counter parts. The products come from University of Oregon alumni, Steven Mosher whose current …

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Cultural Crossroads: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok is unearthing her roots

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok grew up with half an identity. On her mother’s side, Meghan is a white Oregonian. But on her father’s side, Meghan is Native Alaskan. Although John Topkok spent some of his youth in Ambler, Alaska, and his mother was Iñupiat (ee-NYOOP-ee-at), he was raised at a time when Native …

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Project 529 aims to cut bike theft by 50 percent in 10 years

Project 529 is looking to reduce bike theft by 50 percent in 10 years. The new app allows users to register bikes and send out push notifications if a bike is stolen to every user in a 10 mile radius.

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Law School Edition: Brothers in Law

Identical twins, actually. Ben and David Eder are two of the four recipients set to receive the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The award recognizes great achievements in a law career within 10 years of graduation. The award ceremony will take place at the alumni reunion dinner on Sept. 25 …

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UO professor plays major role in Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Three hours and roughly 3,000 miles separated the University of Oregon from the moment and place that Obergefell v. Hodges case was decided. But as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered the majority opinion, he was also citing the research and information gathered a group of historians — one of them …

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UO student Pedro Rivera, who died at age 21, was ‘irreplaceable’ for many

Cheerful. Generous. Inquisitive. Driven. The kind of person that restores your faith in humanity. These were the words used again and again by family, friends, colleagues and mentors to describe Pedro Rivera, who would have been a senior economics major at the University of Oregon this fall. Pedro, 21, was found dead in his …

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Noah DeWitt had an ‘indescribable way with words,’ search ranged from Portland to Ashland

For Joan Zivi, her son’s story ended the night of the disappearance. That’s when she says her 24-year-old son, a University of Oregon graduate and former editor of The Oregon Voice, must have died. He had to. Zivi knows that if her son lived past that night, he would have …

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Kelly Weiss is on the front lines of women in business

Kelly Weiss, Vice President of the Women in Business club shares her experience and passion for business.

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Noah DeWitt may not want to be found

Noah DeWitt, a University of Oregon alumnus, has been missing since Feb. 14 and many think he’s purposely avoiding being found.

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Meet Hao Tan, the newest member of the ASUO Senate

ASUO Senator Hao Tan does not speak much during Senate meetings, but when he does, he has a powerful effect on the discussion. At the Feb. 18 Senate meeting Tan did not refrain from expressing his disappointment in the substantially lower turnout of the previous Wednesday’s Senate meeting — one …

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Bill Harbaugh talks about why the university hasn’t fired him, and why he stays

Bill Harbaugh might be the most divisive figure at University of Oregon. He’s been hailed as the “open-records king of Eugene” and even accused of harassment. His blog, UOMatters, is a mixture of hard numbers and even harder opinions about the way UO is run and the people who run it. …

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Q&A: Abe Schafermeyer on the problems international students face and the programs availiable to help

Daily Emerald reporter Ally Taylor sits down with Abe Schafermeyer, The Director of International Students and Scholars, to talk about the problems international students face and the programs dedicated to integrating them into the community. Schafermeyer was born in New Hamshire and received his M. Ed in student affairs from …

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Kacey Nady’s volleyball career takes her from Yuma to Eugene

Oregon volleyball trounced Arizona in straight sets last Wednesday for its sixteenth win of the season. Perhaps the victory was sweetest for middle blocker and Arizona-native Kacey Nady, whose friends and family from her hometown of Yuma watched her amass four kills and two block assists. “I feel bad,” Nady said …

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Scholarship will honor band member Eric Humphrey’s life

Most students only recall disappointment from the football game on Oct. 2 between University of Oregon and University of Arizona. But the game wasn’t a loss for UO Marching Band members. It was a special game for each of them. It was a tribute. During their routine to open the …

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Triple threat: Steven Kyker still has his blue wristband from the Triathlon World Championships

University of Oregon freshman Steven Kyker wears a blue wristband. It’s one of those plastic ones that gets you into venues, often times concerts. Usually, it is cut off the moment you get home. He left his on, both to win a bet and serve as a reminder. “I don’t …

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The unexpected leader: Beatriz Gutierrez looks to family, community for guidance

Framed by shoulder length black hair, Beatriz Gutierrez’s large brown eyes are balanced on her heart-shaped face with a wide smile that’s easily provoked by everything from Mexican candy to the TV show Bones. She speaks softly and slowly – her laugh loud and carefree. On a given jaunt through campus, she’ll likely pass …

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All-star Leudy De Los Santos gives her all in women’s rugby

Leudy De Los Santos goes by “D.” The University of Oregon sophomore has also been called a slew of other descriptors, pertaining to her ethnicity, sexuality, style of dress, and her gender. But one thing people might never expect De Los Santos to be is a rugby player – and …

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Lamar Wise can’t stop working

Years ago, a tired 27-year-old dad would sneak into Lamar Wise’s bedroom and shake him from his sleep every Saturday morning. Jumping from his bed, Wise would set up the previous evening’s Transformer episode that he had recorded so that he could watch it with his dad who worked nights …

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