UO student Andrew Lubash wins prestigious Truman scholarship

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 6:42 pm.

Andrew Lubash is the University of Oregon’s first Truman scholar in 22 years. The prestigious scholarship is awarded to students with a commitment to public service. The $30,000 will fund Lubash’s graduate schooling, hopefully at Georgetown University. “I want to go to Georgetown and get a law degree and masters in public policy,” Lubash said. “After […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision to impact employee health care

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 3:10 pm.

Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to allow businesses to choose which parts of the Affordable Care Act they provide to employees based on the company’s religious standing. If the Supreme Court decides to allow this, businesses and corporations would be granted the ability to pick and choose which health care […]

Fraternity and Sorority Life introduces new social policies

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 12:29 pm.

After the hospitalization of five sorority women last October, this year has been especially difficult for Fraternity and Sorority Life in terms of alcohol related incidents. “This academic year has been horrible in comparison to previous academic years,” Panhellenic President Morgan Plew said. “I think it’s been a real eye opener for our members. Our councils put our […]

Summer sports law program looks to grow into national recognition

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 10:50 am.

This summer the University of Oregon Law School will start a new five week seminar focusing on sports, while reeling in some big names from the industry help grow the stature of the UO Law School. Rob Illig, an associate professor at the law school, is spearheading the program called the Oregon Sports Law Summer […]

Evan Roth files grievance against the Ducks Like You campaign for harassment

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 11:58 pm.

Mighty Oregon campaign advisor Evan Roth filed a grievance towards the Ducks Like You campaign Tuesday night, citing that “Ducks Like You has been unable to control the behavior of their individual volunteers,” according to the grievance. In the grievance, multiple campaign volunteers and students running for a position felt that they were being intimidated […]

UO Governing Board recommends new budget for upcoming school year

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 9:03 pm.

Every student enjoys fancy, new buildings on campus — but when it comes to footing the bill, they quickly become less enthused. This, in addition to a potential tuition increase, is causing both in and out-of-state students to grow concerned about their finances. The University of Oregon Governing Board of Trustees has recently submitted a […]

Eugene Police Department lacks resources

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 3:38 pm.

In Eugene, there are about 300 calls dispatched daily by Eugene’s approximate 157,986 residents. The total number of sworn in officers to respond to work patrol, investigate, enforce traffic and perform administrative work is 190. “Oregon officers per 1,000 population are lower than national average. Lane County Corrections and district attorney staffing is abnormally low […]

Guest Viewpoint: Students should vote to divest from fossil fuels

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 3:09 pm.

Students will be voting in the ASUO spring elections this week. One of the issues in this year’s election that has been getting more and more attention on campuses across the country is the question of whether or not the university’s endowment should begin selling its investments in fossil fuel companies. Our university prides itself […]

Where is Whoville now?

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 10:29 am.

Since the clearing of the Whoville campsite on Hilyard and Broadway streets, advocates for the homeless have been searching for a new rest area. Whoville community members have their sights set on Lot Nine. Lot Nine is a parking lot located near Autzen Stadium on Leo Harris Parkway. The site’s proximity to the University of […]

Our View: The Emerald endorses Taylor Allison for ASUO president

By on Tuesday, Apr. 15 at 8:52 pm.

The following is The Emerald’s official endorsement of Taylor Allison for the seat of ASUO president. The decision was reached and the endorsement was co-written by the Emerald’s editorial board: Editor-in-Chief Sam Stites, Senior Managing Editor Eder Campuzano, Digital Managing Editors Chelsea Wicks and Eliza Collins, Print Managing Editor Samantha Matsumoto and Opinion Editor Andrea […]

Photos: Students get their say at ASUO Presidential Debate in EMU Fishbowl

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 7:15 pm.

ASUO presidential candidates Beatriz Gutierrez, Taylor Allison and Thomas Tullis met in the Erb Memorial Union Fishbowl to participate in the Emerald-sponsored ASUO Presidential Debate on Monday afternoon. All three candidates were given several questions by Emerald ASUO reporter Craig Garcia about their positions heading into the election period. The debate then went into a […]

Here is the Cliffnotes version of the ASUO elections ballot

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 1:56 pm.

Ballot measure to divest fossil fuel investments: A YES vote is a non-binding statement that the University of Oregon Foundation should sell its fossil fuel investments and use its power, connections and influence to address the issue of climate change. A NO vote does not make the statement. Ballot measure to require elected officials to […]

Voter survival guide for ASUO campaign season

By on Sunday, Apr. 13 at 8:58 pm.

Behind the scenes campaign drama may have started before spring term even began, but week three is when ASUO campaigning is unleashed upon the masses. Primary voting opens on DuckWeb April 14, and with it comes campaigning. According to the elections rules dictated by the ASUO, direct voter interaction includes canvassing, telephone campaigning, public events […]

ASUO candidates Beatriz Gutierrez, Taylor Allison and Thomas Tullis on running for president

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 1:58 pm.

Beatriz Gutierrez Why are you running? “I’m doing it for my community, because there’s definitely a need to change the ASUO to be more accessible and real and really care about students and their needs.” What is something in the current administration that you would like to change? “One thing that we’re already working on […]

Greek Image gives Fraternity and Sorority Life a makeover

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 12:39 pm.

Seven days out of the week you can find Kellie Hayes at 605 E 13th Ave. Amidst the crazy foot traffic of UO sits Greek Image, a store Hayes opened dedicated to Greek life apparel. Everyday she opens her doors, rearranging the Lilly Pullitzer planners, colorful spirit jerseys and paddles — all while juggling two businesses. […]