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 […]
Oregon football recruits. Wendy’s closing. California-shaming. Week 4 of winter 2015 was one for the ages.
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 […]
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 […]
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 “The goal is to transform the out-of-date basement library into a social hearth for science, with high technology and spaces for science students,” said library head Margaret Bean.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.” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Three applicants up for the position of Dean of the Graduate School share their insights on goals for the program.
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 […]
Following a three year study, the Semantic Mining of Activity, Social, and Health data project (SMASH) searches to find the connection between the influence of social networks and physical exercise, leading to weight loss.
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., […]
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 […]
Class120 is a new app that monitors if a college student is in class. When a student misses a class, a message will be sent to their parents’ phones notifying them of the absence. The service launched on Jan. 20 and works by having students upload their class schedule onto the program’s site. An app on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]