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Emerald News Podcast: The Weekly Show with Alex and Dahlia

By on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 pm.

After three consecutive weeks of technical difficulties, we are proud to announce the very first episode of the Emerald News Podcast. Emerald reporters Dahlia Bazzaz and Alexandra Wallachy discuss news events from week 4 at the University of Oregon and beyond, including: a leak of 22,000 UO admin. records, a student allegedly filming a pornographic […]


UOPD warns of email scam targeting university employees and students

By on Friday, Jan. 30 at 1:00 pm.

The Communications Director and Public Information Officer for the University of Oregon Police Department, Kelly McIver, said employees at the university are at risk of falling victim to a fraudulent scheme that attempts to steal salaries. McIver said that student employees, especially international students, are more likely to fall victim to these scams. “We are […]


Influenza: the mother of all mild respiratory infections

By on Friday, Jan. 30 at 12:11 pm.

Over a week ago, a student at the University of Oregon developed a blood infection called meningococcemia that can develop into meningitis. 800 of this student’s classmates were given a shot of prophylaxis, a powerful medication that prevents the development of disease. The UO hasn’t considered anyone to be at risk for contracting the bacteria […]


New science library complex renamed to honor former UO vice president

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 9:41 pm.

The science library is next on the University of Oregon’s list to renovate. “The goal is to transform the out-of-date basement library into a social hearth for science, with high technology and spaces for science students,” said library head Margaret Bean. “The boost in science major enrollment created a greater demand for spaces and facility.” […]


Q&A with Judith Lechner on the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board

By on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 12:15 pm.

Judith Lechner is an international graduate student, GTF and former GTFF president. Now filling one of four student positions on the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, Lechner helps the Board make decisions regarding tuition changes throughout the year. Here is what Lechner had to say about her role and experience on the Board: What is […]


Everything we know about UO’s record release saga

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8:38 pm.

The University of Oregon’s records release garnered national attention this week. UO economics professor Bill Harbaugh was identified as the recipient of 22,000 pages of records that the university got back in #LibraryGate. “The archives contain legal opinions and Interim President Scott Coltrane refuses to make those public,” Harbaugh said. “I can only imagine why.” In […]


Just under half of surplus has been allocated by ASUO Senate

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 11:43 pm.

Wednesday’s meeting entailed a house packed with club sport athletes, eight special requests and finance committee updates as budget season continues for the ASUO Senate. Special requests included the Young Americans for Liberty, which requested $900 to attend the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. in February, and transfer requests from both Mecha […]


Capital campaign could mean upgrades for UO’s tech infrastructure

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:27 pm.

University of Oregon’s wireless network could get an upgrade in the years to come. On October 17, 2014 the University of Oregon announced a $2 billion capital campaign, the largest in the state’s history. Some priorities of the campaign are funding an upgrade of IT infrastructure and increase capacity to process ‘big data.’ How does UO’s […]


UO president addresses leaked documents at university senate meeting

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:01 pm.

Interim President Scott Coltrane and Adriene Lim, the dean of libraries, spoke about the release of 22,000 leaked documents to University of Oregon professor Bill Harbaugh. Coltrane said that the documents released did not go through the UO’s usual procedures and that the matter is still under investigation. The documents spanned four years, Coltrane said, and include various items […]


Leaked documents returned to the University of Oregon

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8:14 pm.

According to an announcement on university website Around the O, documents leaked from the University of Oregon presidential archives to a UO professor have been returned. In an email to faculty today, acting provost Frances Bronet announced their return. In it, he explains that they were released from the archive without following the proper processing […]


Bill Harbaugh reported as recipient of 22,000 pages’ worth of university records

By on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 11:12 am.

Bill Harbaugh, a University of Oregon economics professor and author of the UO Matters blog, is reportedly the recipient of a trove of records that led UO administrators to place two librarians on paid administrative leave earlier this month. The Chronicle of Higher education reports that Harbaugh requested the documents from university archives on the […]


Power returns after outage at Courtside, Skybox

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 10:06 pm.

Update: Students reported power returning at approximately 9:45 p.m. Power along the East side of campus, including Franklin Boulevard and Matthew Knight Arena, was reported as shut off at 8:30 p.m. Monday evening, according to the Eugene Water and Electric Board. The streets currently affected by the power outage are: Walnut St., Orchard St., Augusta St., […]


Oregonian reportedly releases names of two suspended archivists involved in leaked documents

By on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7:51 am.

The Oregonian has identified the two librarians who have been suspended for releasing 22,000 pages of records to an unidentified professor as James Fox and Kira Homo. The Oregonian explains that they came to this conclusion through process of elimination and other research. Both Fox and Homo are members of the Society of American Archivists. According to the Oregonian, the […]


Monica Nunan wants to change ASUO elections for the better

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 8:09 am.

Last week’s Senate meeting saw the confirmation of one of the most difficult positions in the ASUO to fill properly: the elections board coordinator. This year, the responsibility to establish rules for and oversee elections will fall on sophomore Monica Nunan’s shoulders. Nunan is an English and women and gender studies double major. She applied for […]


Gregory Mina helps lead UO mock trial team to nationals

By on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:01 pm.

When University of Oregon’s mock trial team qualified for championships, the whole team “stood up and screamed like maniacs,” UO junior Gregory Mina said. On January 24 and 25, 10 members, including Mina, will participate in the Winston Thomas Memorial Invitational at UC Berkley where they will compete against mock trial members from other universities through a […]


Scholarship season arrives for UO undergrads

By on Friday, Jan. 23 at 1:42 pm.

Since leaving campus for winter break last term, sophomore Vikas Mankala has been hard at work as scholarship season has arrived. Mankala is one of the hundreds of undergraduate students who will apply to scholarships during the term. For most scholarships offered by the University of Oregon, applications are due during winter term, but this year Mankala thought […]