UO GTFF to vote on strike this week

By on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 5:00 pm.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation voted to vote on authorizing a strike in an emergency meeting Friday, October 17. In a vote between holding a contract ramification vote or a strike authorization vote, two-thirds of the GTFF voted to authorize a strike, according to GTFF president Joe Henry. The GTFF is seeking paid medical and parental […]

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

By on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 4:01 pm.

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 at UO. Andreasen oversees fundraising […]

Flocking: Womenspace combines pranking with activism

By on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2:35 pm.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and crisis center Womenspace, Inc. is putting a new spin on their activism this month. Executive director Peggy Whalen is excited about the new project and the opportunities it offers for the cause. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, intimate partner violence is most common among women […]

Live reactions to private event at Hayward Field

By on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8:55 pm.

University of Oregon alumni are gathered at a private event at Hayward Field. Here’s what the internet had to say about what’s going on inside the tent: Loading It’s all about Oregon tonight. View on Instagram Hayward Field has been transformed into a nightclub. Photos soon. #sources #GoDucks — Allan Brettman (@allanbrettman) October 18, 2014 Bill […]

University of Oregon announces $2 billion public fundraising campaign

By on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10:02 pm.

The public phase of a projected $2 billion fundraising campaign for the University of Oregon was announced Friday night at a private event at Hayward Field. The campaign has already raised $700 million in private donations over the last four years, UO’s interim president Scott Coltrane told a crowd at the invitation only unveiling at Hayward Field on […]

Meet Bucketfeet: The new shoe company created by a UO alum

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9:56 pm.

Seven years ago University of Oregon alum Aaron Firestein was sketching designs on plain white Vans to sell on Facebook. Today, Firestein is releasing a new line of shoes as a representative who was named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, all thanks to his company: BucketFeet. As a college senior, Firestein knew he would do something creative as […]

The upgrade in Earl Hall improves student’s privacy, gender equality

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9:49 pm.

Earl Hall has been in operation since 1955 and recently got a $6 million makeover to improve students’ living experience. Because of the disturbing amount of noise from the construction of Straub Hall, Earl Hall was closed down for one academic year. Spotting the opportunity, University of Oregon housing chose to bring the aged building back to action […]

Sexual assault more prevalent in fraternities and sororities, study finds

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 12:21 pm.

A survey of University of Oregon students has revealed that students in fraternities and sororities experience a greater amount of sexual assault than students who are not. The study, contained in the UO Sexual Violence and Institutional Behavior Campus Survey, revealed that 48.1 percent of females and 23.6 percent of males in Fraternity and Sorority Life have experienced […]

Interim president Coltrane introduces diversity push

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 11:34 pm.

University of Oregon interim president Scott Coltrane discussed a long-term push to increase diversity on the evening of Tuesday, October 14. Coltrane and acting Provost Frances Bronet addressed the University-wide Diversity Committee in the Knight Library. According to Around the O, the meeting focused on how to expand diversity and inclusion at the University of […]

EMU evacuated after error in fire panel causes false alarm

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9:56 pm.

The EMU was evacuated at approximately 8:15 p.m., on Tuesday when fire alarms sounded in the building. Within 15 minutes, however, the incident was declared a false alarm. As the alarms sounded, building services coordinator Suzanne Reed instructed everyone in the building to evacuate though the P.A. system. The issue, according to both Reed and University of […]

Study abroad program suspended in light of Ebola crisis

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 3:50 pm.

The University of Oregon has cancelled this fall’s global health and development study abroad program in Ghana due to the concerning Ebola outbreak nearby, according to Around the O. The AHA Study Abroad program already had seven UO students enrolled who were set to study in Accra, Ghana from approximately August 31 to December 13. The […]

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

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6:59 pm.

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 Times, various Italian-Americans who see […]

Man steals three computers from UO law school and earns 11 years in prison

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 4:19 pm.

David Tetukevich was sentenced to 11 years in prison this morning for the theft of three iMacs from the University of Oregon’s law school in 2013. Tetukevich plead guilty to burglary, theft, and criminal mischief charges in August, according to the Register Guard. Prior to breaking into the law school three times last year, Tetukevich stole […]

New Eugene venue Old Nick’s is three music buffs’ labor of love

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 11:24 am.

It’s been Harpo’s Blue Note, the Butte Tavern, Rascal’s and a warehouse for Gibson Steel. But thanks to the efforts of a team of three musicians and music promoters from around Eugene, the lonely, old warehouse that sits at 211 Washington will return to its rock club roots as Old Nick’s, Eugene’s newest music venue. […]

Three students to represent them all: the presidential search continues

By on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 8:35 pm.

Three University of Oregon students have been tasked with representing 24,548 student voices for the current presidential search. Easy, right? There are many stakeholders in the university’s current presidential search. Connie Ballmer, who leads the presidential search committee, recently appointed 14 members to an advisory committee, known as the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. The committee includes […]

Marijuana legalization to appear on ballot for second year in a row

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:36 am.

As election day approaches, marijuana legalization in Oregon will once again be put on the ballot. Measure 91 would legalize the sale of marijuana to individuals over the age of 21 and allow them to have up to eight ounces of the substance. On the November 2012 ballot, Measure 80 failed to pass. The failed measure […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration welcomes latino community to UO

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 3:43 pm.

If you were walking by Gerlinger hall on Oct. 12 you could hear “Mighty Oregon” in Spanish to “Low” by Flo Rida feat. T-Pain booming through the speakers as local students and community members celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. All of the music was performed by Mariachi Los Patos, a local bilingual mariachi band. Two of the […]