University of Oregon tennis player Alex Rovello died Saturday at Tamolitch Falls near the Trailbridge Campground, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said. The 21-year-old Rovello was a junior journalism major at the UO. Update, 5:52 p.m.: The Oregon athletic department released a statement regarding Rovello’s death Sunday afternoon. “The Oregon tennis family is devastated by the loss [...]
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus police officer was shot late Thursday evening and confirmed dead by the Cambridge Police Department, according to MIT’s student paper, The Tech. Suspects fled the campus and were engaged by police in Watertown, Mass., before one was taken into custody. A shoot out — which involved explosive devices — [...]
Eugene Police arrested two students and issued 11 citations after officers responded to a noise complaint at a house at 1776 Mill Street around 11:00 p.m. on Monday. The party, which had approximately 100 people in attendance when the police arrived, is the first to be cited under the new Social Host Ordinance. “The police don’t go [...]
A Eugene fire truck and EMS ambulance responded to a call at the Student Recreation Center around 10:50 a.m. on Monday, April 8. Reports from people at the scene confirm someone was taken away in the ambulance, but the Emerald has yet to identify the person or cause. Rec center Director of Facilities Bryan Haunert [...]
We have officially passed the vernal equinox, and that means the days are getting longer and longer. With longer days comes more time to finish your work and get outside to enjoy the rare Oregon sun. One way many students like to spend their sunlit afternoons is relaxed with a cold drink in hand. Here [...]
National leadership fraternity Pi Kappa Phi wants to change how the public views people with disabilities. Members took their mission to the next level Thursday when they organized an event to raise awareness about accessibility on campus. Through their philanthropy — Push America, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — Pi Kappa Phi members sponsored 30 [...]
When the fire alarm sounded throughout the Student Recreation Center Monday evening, many students speculated it was a cruel and immature April Fools’ joke, but what started as a simple fire drill evacuation turned into an hour-long escapade of students attempting to retrieve their belongings from inside the building before heading home. It turned out [...]
A fire alarm went off at the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center at 8:30 p.m. Four UOPD vehicles and one fire truck responded to the call. The Rec Center was evacuated by UO police without any students getting the opportunity to grab their belongings from the locker room. All students were rushed out of [...]
In two days, University of Oregon sophomore Samantha Stendal’s video — titled “A Neeeded Response” — has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and is receiving national attention for its pointed message in responding to the events of the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case in which two high school football players were found guilty of raping [...]
James Olmsted broke the law when he confronted students in the EMU amphitheater during a mock border checkpoint exercise. His language, although described as aggressive by some witnesses, was protected under state and federal law. Here are a few laws that protected Olmsted’s speech in the moments leading up to the altercation. Article 1, Section [...]
Eugene police officers arrested eight people — including five University of Oregon students — early Sunday morning after responding to a noise complaint on East 18th Avenue between High and Mill Streets. Around 12:22 a.m., the Eugene Police Department — with the aid of an Oregon Liquor Control Commission officer — arrived at the apartment [...]
Videos of UO adjunct professor James Olmsted in confrontation with student group incites anger on social media
Update: The University of Oregon Police Department released a statement Friday, confirming that Olmsted, 58, was arrested Thursday afternoon on campus. “He (Olmsted) was cited in lieu of custody for second-degree theft and two counts of physical harassment. Olmsted was escorted off campus and issued a letter forbidding his return. An investigation is ongoing and other charges may be [...]
With increased perception of college drinking across the nation, the University of Oregon’s Substance Abuse Prevention Programs works to fight the stigma.
With the new social host ordinance taking effect on March 2 and activated beginning April 1, University of Oregon students will feel more pressure to control parties and illicit activities happening at their residence.
The question of whether or not to have an armed police force on campus has dogged students, faculty, staff and community members for the past several years and could likely be decided by the Oregon state board of higher education this spring.
The past year was a roller coaster of triumphs and tribulations for the University of Oregon and the announcement of Provost James Bean’s resignation brings the state’s flagship institution to yet another crossroads.
A letter from President Michael Gottfredson to University faculty announced that Provost Jim Bean will be resigning from his position as senior academic administrator.
The athletic department concluded its final intercollegiate competition in McArthur Court on January, 8 2011, but the decrepit building squished between Esslinger hall and Howe Field isn’t just an empty space waiting to be raised, and there are still students, staff and faculty who make use of it.
With new life in Oregon’s basketball program, the main tenant of the nation’s most expensive college basketball arena still can’t pay even the majority of their bill.
As the Ducks continue their streak of BCS Bowl appearances over the past few seasons, the University has perpetuated its own tradition of delegating an official party of faculty, administrators and students to represent the University in special service projects and recruitment events centered around the bowl game.