As the legal marijuana industry grows, so does business

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:29 am.

With the expansion of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, and the possibility of legalization in Oregon with the November ballot, new businesses have started to emerge in order to supply the new demand. New Economy Consulting is one of these businesses. Geoff Sugerman and University of Orgon alumni Sam Chapman created the consulting company after they […]

UO student may have sold burglarized items on Craigslist, police say

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 12:52 am.

Student Kingsley Nkwonta’s headshot posted on the City of Eugene’s website today with an advisory from the police. Nkwonta is a suspect in a case involving a string of burglaries in Eugene and Corvallis, and the police are asking for info from anyone who may have bought something from him. He is also not the only one […]

The Whistl case aims to connect you with emergency services and your loved ones faster than ever

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10:55 am.

LifeShel is a technology company creating safety products that hopes to empower individuals and communities. LifeShel was founded in 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University by a group of engineering students who wanted to work together to help fight sexual assault and domestic violence. The company is committed to solving issues through its creative technology and emotional connection […]

Student safety a main priority during Senate meeting

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 3:00 pm.

Resolutions were the source of speeches at last night’s Senate meeting. In particular, the resolution regarding gender-inclusive bathrooms provoked eloquent testimonies and a spirit of community among speakers and Senate members alike. The resolution is focusing on creating safe spaces for all University of Oregon students to tend to their needs regardless of conformity to a […]

We’re taking the next step in storytelling

By on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 11:56 am.

Here at the Emerald, we thrive on innovation. Three years ago we introduced our Revolution — which switched us from a 112-year daily tradition to a web-focused newspaper  — to blow up the box that traditional media sat in. In the last two years, Emerald Media Group has launched an events division, a photo booth business, a creative agency […]

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

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:44 pm.

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 Mitchell, sexual violence prevention and […]

Carly Smith helped create the campus climate survey that involved reporting of sexual assault

By on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 9:06 pm.

Tucked on the other side of Franklin Boulevard, across from the Ford Alumni Center, sits the temporary home of the University of Oregon’s psychology department and clinic: the Franklin building.  That’s where you’ll find Carly Smith.  Smith is a lot of things: a Chicago native, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, an aspiring psychology professor, […]

Survey by the Oregonian shows unpromising statistics for Measure 91

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:05 pm.

According to The Oregonian/KGW survey conducted by pollster Stuart Elway, 70 percent of the electorate on the November ballot will be 51 or older. This survey was conducted to speculate the outcome of the measure 91 after the November. According to The Oregonian, a recent poll conducted by Elway Research, taken on October 26-27, showed that 44 percent […]

Pac-12 conference votes to pass student-athlete reforms

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 12:39 pm.

On Oct. 27, the Pac-12 Conference voted to pass reforms for student-athletes, according to the Pac-12 website. The reforms, passed by the presidents and chancellors of the Conference’s 12 member universities, include guaranteed four-year athletic scholarships for student-athletes in all sports, effective 2015-2016. Student-athletes who transfer from one Pac-12 school to another will be able […]

Suicide Prevention Team and UCTC offer training for UO faculty and staff

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 12:25 pm.

According to the University Counseling and Testing Center (UCTC), almost 40 percent of college students will report feeling extreme depression yearly, while five to ten percent will report thoughts of suicide. The Suicide Prevention Team is teaming with the UCTC to offer faculty and staff suicide prevention training sessions, according to an article on Around the O. The Suicide Prevention Team is a […]

Alpha Kappa Psi at UO has large presence on campus

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11:27 pm.

Social fraternities are seen all over the University of Oregon campus. With 17 current houses and thousands of members, it’s hard to ignore. What some fail to see is that the university is home to one the longest lasting business fraternities, Alpha Kappa Psi. Like a social fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi engages in philanthropic work, […]

Ferguson October rally sets up at EMU Amphitheater

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 10:28 pm.

Around 60 University of Oregon students and community members gathered in the EMU on Monday night to condemn police brutality against minority groups, as part of a national campaign called Ferguson October. The event was part of continued demonstrations in the wake of discussions about the relationship between police and the public sparked by the shooting […]

Schooled in Style: Professor Michael Allan discusses his style in this Q&A

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:54 pm.

Most professors maintain a pretty conservative sense of style when they’re at work, but every now and then we get professors with superb taste. We might even find ourselves thinking, “Wow, that’s a really nice shirt,” while spacing off in the middle of lectures. This closet profile honors one of those classy professors: Michael Allan of the Comparative Literature Department. “He […]

GTFF votes to strike for fair wages, paid leave

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:13 pm.

Graduate teaching fellows may be on strike in the coming months after a Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation vote on Oct. 24. The GTFF has been bargaining with the administration since November 2013. The University of Oregon and the federation meet every two years to negotiate their Collective Bargaining Agreement. Bargaining continued into February, when members of […]

Here’s your break down of the 2014 ballot measures

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 1:32 pm.

Measure 86 Oregon Fund for Post Secondary Education If it passes: An amendment to the state constitution would be created to institute a state fund to provide financial aid for students at universities and trade schools. The amendment would allow the state legislature to issue bonds, use general fund dollars and collect private donations for the […]

14 alcohol-related reports last week: campus crime wrap-up, week 4

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 5:37 pm.

Note: This wrap-up includes new incidents added to the University of Oregon Police Department’s crime log from October 17. To see the rest of that day’s reports, refer back to last week’s wrap-up. The football game at Autzen on October 18 brought both a victory for the Ducks and an abundance of alcohol-related offenses. As a […]