One in 10 women at UO experience rape, study shows

By on Tuesday, Sep. 30 at 10:34 pm.

One in 10 female students have experienced rape at the University of Oregon, a study conducted by a University of Oregon psychology professor published on Tuesday found. The Campus Climate survey was the work of Jennifer Freyd and doctoral students Marina N. Rosenthal and Carly Parnitzke Smith. Of the 982 students in the study, only one in […]

How to keep you and your bike safe

By on Monday, Sep. 29 at 10:52 pm.

For many University of Oregon students, bicycles are the most convenient and affordable way to get around town. Most students live within a couple miles of campus, and though buses run fairly frequently, many students find it much faster to hop on a bike to get where they’re going. The flip side for this convenience, however, is Eugene’s notorious reputation […]

UO freshman class has record high percentage of minority students

By on Monday, Sep. 29 at 8:38 am.

A record-breaking class moved onto campus last Thursday. Of nearly 5,100 new freshmen, more than 1,300 were students of color. That’s 27 percent — the highest percentage ever at the University of Oregon. Students of color now comprise 22 percent of the entire student population, making UO’s population more diverse than the state of Oregon […]

White House launches program to combat sexual assault on campuses

By on Sunday, Sep. 28 at 8:47 pm.

Sexual assault is a constant topic in the life of a college student. From our own interim president at the University of Oregon to the President of the United States, officials continue to create programs in an attempt to prevent sexual assaults that one in four college women experience during her college career. Last spring, former UO President Michael […]

UO physics department head hospitalized for stab wounds

By on Friday, Sep. 26 at 12:27 pm.

University of Oregon physics department head Raymond Frey was stabbed early Thursday morning and is being treated for his injuries at Sacred Heart’s Riverbend location. Eugene police arrested his wife, 57-year-old Regina Grace Claypool-Frey, at their house on Ferry Street at about 4 a.m., two hours after the stabbing was reported to the police, according […]

An incoming Duck’s guide to 13th Avenue

By on Friday, Sep. 26 at 10:26 am.

‘Tis the season for freshmen to descend upon campus, begin the transition into dorm life, live away from home and, of course, search for restaurants in their new town. The Emerald asked freshmen and upperclassmen alike what places they would recommend and where they want to explore. Thirteenth Avenue boasts a wide variety of food and […]

Unpack the Quack 2014: University of Oregon freshman class settles in

By on Thursday, Sep. 25 at 2:45 pm.

It’s a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life: the minute your mom dropped you off in front of the place where you’re going to spend the next four years. Whether you’re stuffing your belongings into a residence hall or shaking hands with your new roommate, the day will be chock-full of firsts. […]

UO to establish $15,000 fund to prevent sexual assault following recommendations from senate task force

By on Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 11:13 pm.

Interim President Scott Coltrane announced on Tuesday that the University of Oregon will establish a $15,000 discretionary fund for sexual assault prevention in response to recommendations from a senate task force. The fund will be $5,000 more than what the Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support recommended on Sept. 19. Task force co-chairs Carol Stabile and Randy […]

Wanted fugitive arrested at Amazon Park during ultimate frisbee tournament

By on Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 8:47 pm.

An ultimate frisbee tournament at 2600 Hilyard St. was interrupted last Sunday when federal marshals arrested one of its participants, according to KPTV. Jahson Marryshow had been running from New York police since June 2010, when he became a suspect for an armed bank robbery in Ulster County. Police believe that Marryshow set fire to […]

Sexual assault task force issues recommendations to UO president

By on Tuesday, Sep. 23 at 2:26 pm.

The University of Oregon Senate’s Task Force to Address Sexual Assault sent its official recommendations to Interim President Scott Coltrane on Friday. This is the first action the group has taken in response to the university’s handling of an alleged sexual assault by three basketball players in May. The only recommendation with a price tag […]

Q&A: UO Board of Trustees chair Chuck Lillis on the role of the board and future of the univeristy

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 12:52 am.

Chuck Lillis is the chairman for the University of Oregon’s new Board of Trustees. Lillis grew up in Kansas City and has his bachelors and masters degrees in business administration from the University of Washington, and went on to receive his doctorate from the UO. He has spent years in business academia as the former dean for Colorado’s three business schools. […]

Board of Trustees appoints committee to find the next UO president

By on Saturday, Sep. 20 at 1:52 pm.

A fourteen-person committee has been appointed to search for the University of Oregon’s next president. The Board of Trustees announced on Friday that Connie Ballmer will act as the committee chair, which is composed of faculty, administrators, a representative from another public university and another from the public at large. The search committee doesn’t have […]

UO receives $10 million to fund College of Arts and Sciences’ building

By on Thursday, Sep. 18 at 5:49 pm.

The College of Arts and Sciences is $10 million closer to having its own home. The university’s Around the O blog announced the donation from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson on Wednesday afternoon. The college is responsible for 49 of the university’s undergraduate programs and nearly 60 percent of undergraduate degrees every year. Don graduated from the […]

Oregon minimum wage workers get 15-cent boost in 2015 to $9.25 per hour

By on Thursday, Sep. 18 at 5:48 pm.

The Oregon Board of Labor and Industry announced on Wednesday that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour starting on Jan. 1. That puts Oregon $2 above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 and 7 cents below Washington, the state with the highest minimum wage. The announcement comes at a time when […]

Teen accused of rape near Autzen will be tried as an adult, Lane County judge says

By on Thursday, Sep. 18 at 3:40 pm.

A Lane Country judge decided on Tuesday that the teenager accused of raping a 39-year-old woman near Autzen stadium will be tried as an adult. Seventeen-year-old Jaime Tinoco has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, first degree sexual assault and second-degree assault. Tinoco was part of a group that Washington County’s juvenile department brought […]