Foxes, pimps and cat suits, oh my! Second-Hand Zombies: The Salvaged Costume Show

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5:18 pm.

Wednesday night, a fox, a Cleopatra, a sailor and many more creative costumes hit the runway in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom at the very first Second-Hand Zombies: The Salvaged Costume Show. This fashion show featured creative thrift store costumes from Kitsch-22, Custom Cranium and Buffalo Exchange. The event was orchestrated by two campus publications, Her Campus Oregon and Envision. […]

University of Oregon aims to make more gender-inclusive bathrooms

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9:10 pm.

Everyone needs a safe place to use the restroom. This is the message Elle Mallon, ASUO Gender and Sexual Diversity advocate and Gender Education coordinator for the LGBTQA*, has been promoting for past the two weeks. During Oct. 14 — Oct. 24, the University of Oregon will be hosting a Gender-Inclusive Bathroom Challenge. Elle Mallon has […]

Eugene Police Department warns of scams targeting students

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12:50 pm.

Bike theft and burglary can serve as top crimes in the campus community. But lately the Eugene Police Department warns that more sinister behaviors are taking place — and it’s almost impossible to catch their perpetrators: fraud and scams.  Fraudulent crimes don’t just affect its victim in one medium, as the EPD cites over a dozen types of […]

Sisk reporting IP addresses of “bullying” blogs to admin if not terminated

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11:07 pm.

At tonight’s Associated Students of University of Oregon meeting, Senate Vice President Miles Sisk offered an ultimatum. Senate President Rebecca Rhodes had broached the subject earlier of personal attacks on Senate members through social media. This has been a problem in the past and is continuing with this year’s Senate. Members referred to the social […]

Senate task force recommends suspending expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12:12 pm.

University Senate was action-packed and attendance-packed at its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support co-chair Carol Stabile presented the task force’s recommendations at the meeting held in Lawrence 115. The recommendation is titled “Twenty Students Per Week,” addressing the statistic that one in five women is […]

LGBTQ inclusion in sports at UO subject of Jaqua event

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10:23 pm.

Imagine living life attempting to hide part of your identity. For some, this is a reality. “The unfortunate truth is that coaches, athletes and administrators remain closeted as retaliation, bullying and career sabotage serve as constant threats to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,” said Nevin Caple, a nationally renowned consultant on LGBTQ inclusion in […]

These are six architecture professors’ favorite buildings on campus

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 1:42 pm.

It’s no secret that construction is happening at the University of Oregon. There are cranes, construction sites and designs promising a renovated campus in years to come. Now is the perfect time to step back and look at the beauty of campus before it is transformed. The Emerald asked six professors from the architecture department […]

Preview: University of Oregon Student Veteran Center kick off party for Dog Tags to Ducks

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 1:16 pm.

The University of Oregon Student Veteran Center will be hosting a kickoff party located in EMU South (McArthur Court) on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. The event will begin in McArthur Court for a brief orientation. After there is a follow-up and walk over to Pegasus Pizza at 5:30 p.m. for more information, announcements and […]

UO chemistry professor awarded $100,000 to develop the next generation of condoms

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 2:19 pm.

Over the past 50 years, condoms have hardly changed in structure and material. Testing the safety of condoms is just as old-fashioned, according to Richard Chartoff, a research professor at the University of Oregon. “They fill condoms with water and look for leakage,” he says. “They also have air inflation tests. They’re really just looking for […]

OSPIRG holds press conference outside Lillis to promote release of Environment Oregon report

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12:39 pm.

OSPIRG, the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, held a press conference this morning in front of Lillis Complex to promote their fall campaign, Protect Our Rivers. The group hopes to collect public comments in support of EPA rule-making in order to protect local rivers from pollution, and today they urged students to make their voice heard […]

UOPD complaint revamp brings in outside eyes

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:58 am.

The UOPD has formed a new procedure for reviewing complaints made about the police on the University of Oregon campus, according to Around the O. The UO Complaint Resolution Committee received input from the community, as well as university stakeholders in order to form the new procedure, which will soon be put into place. According to Kelly McIver, communications […]

Delta Upsilon ramps up recruitment numbers in hopes to officially charter in the winter of 2015

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1:48 pm.

University of Oregon’s Delta Upsilon is participating in its first formal recruitment this fall in hopes of finding enough quality men to be able to charter in the winter. Delta Upsilon is UO’s newest fraternity out of the 17 total on campus. It’s a non-secret, non-hazing house that was first introduced on campus in the […]

Video: DeFazio and Robinson on the Issues

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:54 am.

Emerald editor Bayley Sandy sat down with Congressman Peter DeFazio and Republican Nominee Art Robinson, the two candidates for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, earlier this week to discuss issues ranging from the legalization of marijuana to creating jobs for Oregonians. The two are vying for the  4th Congressional District, which encompasses Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg and Corvallis. Tuesday, Nov. […]

University of Oregon ranked No. 17, jumped 31 spots in Trojan Sexual Health Report Card

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1:45 pm.

On Oct. 20, the University of Oregon was ranked as No. 17 in the 2014 Trojan Sexual Health Report Card. The annual study, which is conducted by Sperling’s BestPlaces and sponsored by Trojan Condoms, ranks 140 major universities by the accessibility of sexual health resources and services. This includes the availability of contraceptives and HIV testing, […]

Universities required to disclose unfounded crime statistics under final regulations of the Clery Act

By on Monday, Oct. 20 at 6:53 pm.

The Office of Postsecondary Education, a part of the Department of Education, published some final regulations today, as the Clery Act was amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The updated rules require institutions of higher education to disclose statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault happening to students […]

University of Oregon releases video to combat sexual assault

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:50 am.

The University of Oregon accepted the White House’s “It’s On Us” challenge today with the release of a two-minute long video. The video, which is part of an effort to fight sexual assault, features UO student leaders from a variety of campus organizations. The video, titled “Ducks Do Something,” is a peer-to-peer effort to inspire students […]

Allen Hall among many to experience flooding

By on Monday, Oct. 20 at 3:24 pm.

After an afternoon of heavy rain, several buildings on the University of Oregon campus experienced flooding. Allen Hall began to flood after 2 p.m., according to Allen Hall staff. Students and staff helped move furniture from the lobby, put sandbags in front of the doors and placed plastic garbage bags around electrical outlets after water […]