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Campus ride services have expanded, but is it enough?

When University of Oregon junior Adrian Sampedro Cruz started his shift for Safe Ride one evening last fall, he thought it would be another typical Thursday night. Seven nights a week, Safe Ride employees drive UO students, faculty and staff across campus and throughout the greater Eugene area to help …

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UOPD did not see EPD report on alleged sexual assault until May 5

University of Oregon Police Department Chief Carolyn McDermed and Public Information Officer Kelly McIver did not receive the 24-page Eugene Police Department report detailing allegations of sexual assault against Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin until The Register-Guard published the report on May 5. McIver …

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Obtained audio recording documents conversation between ASUO presidential candidates Thomas Tullis and Ben Bowman

Editor’s Note: Ben Bowman was the Emerald’s opinion editor until the end of winter term of this year. He no longer works for the Emerald. Update: ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis was arrested Sunday by UOPD at 11:07 a.m for illegally obtaining communications by violating ORS 165.540. An anonymous audio recording …

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New law protects minors seeking medical attention for alcohol emergencies

Underage students seeking medical attention for alcohol poisoning may now do so without worrying about receiving alcohol possession charges, thanks to a bill signed into law by Oregon governor John Kitzhaber on March 3. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Margaret Doherty, passed unanimously through the Oregon Senate on Feb. 20. …

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With the new year comes new laws that will affect students

Along with the new year comes dozens of laws that have been enacted and are now officially required. Among some of those laws are ones that will affect students now and in the future. Over the last few years, texting and driving have gone hand in hand with each other. …

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Annual university Clery report raises questions about accuracy of sexual assault reporting

The number of reported sexual assaults at the University of Oregon more than doubled in 2012. Why? No one can say for certain. From 2008 to 2011, reports hovered between nine and 13. According to the most recent data released Tuesday by the university in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, …

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Oregon State Board of Higher Education gives UOPD the go-ahead to carry firearms

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education gave the University of Oregon Police Department the go-ahead to carry guns today, as confirmed by a tweet from the Oregon Student Association. UOPD Chief Carolyn McDermed says that sworn officers will be allowed to carry firearms on campus soon. “Are people going …

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Updated: “Weapons” in Barnhart turn out to be Airsoft pellet guns

Update, 10:47 p.m.: “The earlier discovery that the ‘weapons’ in question at Barnhart Hall were Airsoft pellet guns,” wrote Kelly McIver in an email to an Emerald reporter. According to McIver, the weapons were never reported to UOPD or University Housing as being used in a threatening manner. Even though nobody …

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DPS officially changes name to UOPD

The University of Oregon Department of Public Safety is now officially the University of Oregon Police Department.

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DPS officers pass test, move forward

Three University Department of Public Safety officers passed the Police Career Officer Development test on April 17.

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Student Recreation Center sees spike in thefts

Last week, the University’s Student Recreation Center has had at least 14 items reported stolen from areas that are not secured by locks.

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