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Oregon’s architecture program ranked No. 1 for sustainable design

The University of Oregon’s architecture program has been ranked as best in the nation for its sustainable design program out of 154 other accredited architecture programs, says America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2015. According to a survey that was put out, sustainability and climate change are among the most …

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Gameday Roundtable: Opinions and insights offered as Oregon basketball’s season nears

The basketball season is just hours from getting started. With that, staff reporters Christopher Keizur and Ryan Kostecka answered a roundtable of questions about Dana Altman’s job security, Joseph Young’s level of productivity and the biggest issues Oregon might face this year.  Is Dana Altman on the hot seat? Why? Kostecka: Of …

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Arts & CultureTheater

Review: University Theatre’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ doesn’t disappoint

Story by Emerald staff writer Rachel Benner On Saturday night, University Theatre gave its second performance of Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This story is a classic, but, as director Michael Malek Najjar noted in the program, University Theatre’s production is intended to be “a departure …

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Women’s Center raises awareness of sexual violence during the “Red Zone”

On Oct. 23, the 2,870 red flags displayed in the memorial quad will be taken down as the Red Zone campaign winds down. The annual campaign, organized by the ASUO Women’s Center, is an international effort to raise awareness of dating violence and sexual assault on college campus. According to Selina …

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Sports

Q&A: Renowned sports agent Leigh Steinberg impressed with University of Oregon, describes it as “seeing into the future”

University of Oregon students filled Colombia 150 lecture hall this past Wednesday to hear renowned sports agent Leigh Steinberg speak on behalf of the Warsaw Sports Business Club. Topics ranged from how to make it in sports business to national issues such as domestic violence. Steinberg, who is known for …

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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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UO’s $2 billion capital campaign: Q&A with Mike Andreasen

University of Oregon announced the launch of a public capital campaign Friday. The goal: $2 billion. This is the public phase of what has been a private fundraising campaign, and in the last four years that campaign has raised $700 million. The Emerald interviewed Mike Andreasen, vice president for university advancement …

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Columbus Day becomes Indigenous People’s Day throughout country as UO celebrates indigenous solidarity

On Oct. 13, cities across the country opted not to celebrate the federal holiday of Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day or Native Americans’ Day. This year Seattle made the change along with Minneapolis and Portland Public Schools. The change was met with some opposition: according to the Seattle …

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Arts & CultureTheater

There’s a lot going on with University Theatre this fall

University Theatre is bringing a diverse portfolio of plays to campus this year. The fall features a work founded on the trials and tribulations of love. A modern and abstract piece highlights the winter. The spring term will begin with the story of a climate scientist that poses grave ecological questions and will conclude with a farcical …

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CrimeNews

Stolen street signs don’t pose a problem when addresses are painted on the curb

You can’t steal a sidewalk. At least that’s what the City of Eugene is hedging its bets on in the West University neighborhood. Students returning to the area after a summer away may have noticed that although certain intersections — hint, hint: 420 — may still be without signs, you’ll …

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Freyd’s survey won’t cancel out the coming AAU’s

Correction: The original article said the survey would come out fall 2015 and that the AAU would be developing the survey. The survey, which will actually be developed by a professional company, will come out in spring 2015. he Association of American Universities is planning to administer a national survey …

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Fraternity & Sorority Life prepares for fall recruitment

With all the hustle and bustle of a new school year, everyone is gearing up for the fall term. University of Oregon Fraternity & Sorority Life has been planning fall recruitment events for months. According to Morgan Plew, member of Pi Beta Phi and Panhellenic Council president, FSL can be a …

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FootballSports

What not to miss in the Pac-12 during Oregon’s bye week

After this week’s Pac-12 conference games, every team in the conference will have officially entered Pac-12 play. With No. 2 Oregon and Arizona receiving byes for the week (both teams meet next week on Thursday night in Eugene), the remaining 10 teams will play one another and take a step closer …

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Keanon Lowe and his ‘little brother’ Devon Allen shine in beginning stages of season

Keanon Lowe wasn’t going to revel in what the stat sheet may have said about his performance Saturday night, but there was no denying that the redshirt senior wide receiver had made his most lasting impact in a Ducks uniform. Lowe, a product of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, …

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FootballSports

Q&A: Charles Nelson rises above expectations

Not many true freshmen have the ability to make an instant impact on a top-five team, especially when playing for a team with the schemes Oregon has. Sure, there are rare athletes like De’Anthony Thomas from the past and Royce Freeman who is playing this year, both players came into their …

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Q&A: UO Board of Trustees chair Chuck Lillis on the role of the board and future of the univeristy

Chuck Lillis is the chairman for the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees. Lillis grew up in Kansas City and has his bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from the University of Washington, and went on to receive his doctorate from the UO. He has spent years in business academia as the former dean …

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Where not to eat: A map of Eugene’s restaurant inspection scores

Reading the map: Red markers indicate restaurants that received a score of 70 or below. Yellow markers indicate a score between 71-89 and green markers represent score of 90 or better. Click the markers for the restaurant’s name, address and recent inspection score. How clean and sanitary is your favorite restaurant? Eugene …

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University releases timeline of response to sexual assault allegations involving Dotson, Austin, Artis

The University of Oregon administration released a timeline earlier today detailing their response to the report of an alleged sexual assault that occurred on March 9 and involved four UO students. According to the UO’s Media Relations page, the timeline pulls together information from the initial Eugene Police Department report …

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CrimeNews

Here’s what happened: The sequence of events leading up to the district attorney’s dismissal of the alleged case against Dotson, Artis and Austin

Editor’s Note: A previous print version of this article incorrectly stated that Altman said that Oregon “felt (Austin’s violation at Providence College) was something of a serious nature.”   January 6, 2014 Brandon Austin transfers to Oregon from Providence College in Rhode Island midway through the basketball season. Austin had …

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ASUONews

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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ASUONews

UO Administration and ASUO Constitution Court deny OSPIRG’s four proposed ballots for the 2014 spring election

The University of Oregon Administration made its recommendation on March 11 to not place all four of OSPIRG’s proposals on the spring election ballot. The ASUO Constitution Court agrees with the administration’s ruling and will not put the proposals on the ballot. The four ballot measures were sent to the …

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Architecture students present their final projects after 10 weeks of work

Architecture students are spending the final days of dead week presenting their term projects in Lawrence Hall. Throughout winter term, these students worked on projects for a variety of locations. Landscape architecture students came up with ideas for redesigning the southeast entrance to campus near Global Scholars Hall.

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CrimeNews

Tips for weekend partiers from the Eugene Police Department

The Eugene Police Department sent out tips to host a responsible party for the upcoming weekend. According the release, the Eugene Police will be proactively working in the West and South university and downtown. EPD said that the closer students get to spring break, problems associated with alcohol tend to …

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AdministrationNews

Special report reveals more oversight needed on research affairs

Last month, a special committee appointed by the University of Oregon Senate and the President Michael Gottfredson released a special report that reviewed the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education. The report uncovered inconsistencies in policies, lack of communication throughout offices and departments and an overall insufficient amount of oversight …

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Perception of Chinese students as wealthy overlooks majority

When Chinese student Steve Xu came to the University of Oregon, he felt proud of his Chinese culture. “My mom sent me here to get a better education,” Xu said. But this academic sentiment may get overshadowed by other perceptions of UO’s Chinese student demographic; namely, the idea that they …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Kappa Alpha Theta house finds relief as construction noise dwindles

In the fall of 2013, women in Kappa Alpha Theta moved into the house on 15th Avenue and Kincaid Street. While the excitement to live with sisters built, so did the foundation for the K14 apartment complex next door. For some sisters, the noise that came along with that construction was bothersome considering their windows …

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Fraternity & Sorority LifeNews

Sorority legacies bring mothers and daughters closer

As generations pass, many women spend their college years immersed in the Greek Life experience. Often, those generations are mothers who have daughters who have grown up listening to them tell the enchanting stories of their college years spent with sisters. “Growing up, (my mom) always talked about her sorority …

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ASUONews

ASUO submits its 2014-15 budget to the UO Administration

On March 7, ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz reviewed and submitted the final 2014-15 Incidental Fee budget for University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson to approve. Should Gottfredson approve, the total budget for the next school year will be $15.24 million, which is right on the 3.5 percent increase that the …

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