Photos and audio: University holds public forum on changes to OMAS, students express their frustrations
On Thursday, a public forum regarding the future of the Office of Multicultural Academic Success (OMAS) was held in the EMU Fir Room. OMAS’ pending change to the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) caused frustration among many students who use its resources.
Though the current organization model may still change, many Office of Multicultural Academic Success students are concerned that their voices have not been heard from the beginning. Approximately two dozen students protested the changes during the homecoming parade on Friday, wearing white shirts and carrying signs in support of OMAS.
The City of Eugene announced earlier this month that apartment developers in the neighborhood west of the university will no longer receive tax breaks for new housing construction.
Local Eugene brewery Oakshire and The Oregon Daily Emerald teamed up to create a hoppy amber ale called, “Hop Off the Press.” Though Oakshire Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk preferred the name, “Unfiltered Truth,” Eugene residents chose the former. Be prepared for Matt’s special herb ingredients that will surely …
The University announced a $10 million gift from alumni Phyllis and Andy Berwick Thursday afternoon. The gift would fund a new performance hall that is part of the EMU reconstruction proposal.
Rainbow colors flooded the Memorial Quad Tuesday as students from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and their allies gathered beneath an arch of colorful balloons to celebrate National Coming Out Day — affirming that they are open with their sexual identity and are committed to defending the rights of everyone on campus to do the same.
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy sat down with the Emerald to talk about the relationship between the Eugene community and University students and the future of the city.
To increase bicycle safety, Campus Operations layed down the first shared road arrows, or “sharrows” on 13th avenue Monday morning. The arrows will replace bike lanes, making campus streets shared between drivers and cyclists. This is the first of three steps to improve bike safety on campus.
In Deborah Bloom’s article, many citizens complained about the noise and the fact that these modern apartment buildings do not fit in with the character of the neighborhood. Change can be bothersome to those who already have roots in the neighborhood, but on both accounts, get over it.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwM18NTVA9E?hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=349] Veneta, Oregon sees its numbers swell for three days of music, art, food, costumes and people of all shapes, colors and backgrounds. It’s called the Oregon Country Fair, and this village of sorts welcomes people from around the country and world. Check out the cast of characters …
Houses located on the block of 19th and Emerald are in the process of being demolished and replaced by a brand new apartment complex. University of Oregon students share their dismay over the loss of some of the campus’ oldest houses and the vast increase of apartment buildings on campus.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5XlWRoEZg0&hl=en&fs=1] On Saturday June 25, Cottage Grove hosted the 4th Annual Wiener Dog Races. The event, which was a fundraiser for Little League and Cottage Grove Humane Society, pitted wiener dogs against each other in fast-paced, entertaining races. Families enjoyed the sunny day packed with everything from costume …
Eight protestors ran stark naked through the Knight Library on Wednesday night in a demonstration intended to empower University students.
For the volunteers who take care of the cemetery throughout the year, the event exemplified their dedication to it, rewarding them for their hard work in the lead-up to the ceremony, after they spent the previous Friday cleaning out the undergrowth in the 16-acre plot.
Eugene police are investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred at the home of a University student along 17th Avenue near Hilyard Street shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.