Three of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes located in Beaverton

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 5:22 pm.

Beaverton Police have located three of the four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman, Kelly McIver. Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, Dureti Edao and Meaza Kebede were spotted in the Portland suburb of Beaverton on Monday afternoon. The missing persons case for those three is now closed. Zeyituna Mohammed is still being sought. University spokeswoman […]

UO releases names of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, who may be in Portland area

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 4:42 pm.

Four Ethiopian track and field athletes were reported missing Saturday morning, and officials have reportedly come closer to discovering the athletes’ whereabouts. The University of Oregon, which played host to the IAAF World Junior track and field championships this past week, released the names of these four athletes Monday afternoon. The lone male is also the […]

Donations to UO top $100 million for seventh straight year

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 2:39 pm.

Updated 2:29 p.m. with 2012-13 information. Donations to the University of Oregon have breached the $100 million mark for the seventh straight year, the school announced Monday afternoon. Announcing via the school’s public relations blog, Around the O, the University raked in $115,150,868 through a shade less than 50,000 total donations. Seventy-seven percent of those funds were funneled […]

A different form of racism on college campuses: Micro-aggressions

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 3:20 pm.

An annoyed student walks away after being called “sexy” solely based on the fact that she is multi-ethnic. An Asian-American student rolls his eyes after being asked about his ethnic origin for the umpteenth time. A black student groans after being told, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” These comments reflect a form of racism: […]

UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:26 am.

Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned trumpet player and professor at […]

Four Ethiopian athletes missing from World Junior track and field championships

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 10:32 pm.

Four members of the Ethiopian track and field team have gone missing from the IAAF World Track and Field Championships over the weekend, according to the University of Oregon. University spokeswoman Julie Brown said the four members of Ethiopia’s junior team were not in their assigned rooms at the residence halls Saturday morning and were declared […]

Mother and son detained near PLC on suspicion of bike theft

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 4:16 pm.

A mother and son were detained by the University of Oregon Police Department on suspicion of bike theft Monday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., on the lawn of Prince Lucien Campbell Hall. Neither of them are students. The mother, Linda Jean Southwood, and son, Ian Bradley Maclaren “were seen by staff in a locked bike cage on the northeast […]

New 13th Avenue bike path to downtown Eugene in planning stages

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 4:26 pm.

The University of Oregon student group for transportation and livability issues, LiveMove, worked out a downtown corridor concept plan for 13th Ave. which could benefit bicyclists. The city of Eugene has officially considered the corridor and is moving forward with planning the project. LiveMove conducted a study and discovered that the pathway between campus and downtown found […]

Updated: Fire at Springfield Forest Products mill

By on Friday, Jul. 18 at 10:52 am.

UPDATE 7:34 p.m.: Springfield Police Commissioner Randy Groves began addressing the media at about 7:15 p.m., blocks away from the fire. Eugene-Springfield Fire says the fire is not controlled, but it is contained. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded to a fire at the Springfield Forest Products mill on 1651 F St. in Springfield. The fire started at […]

Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin not admitted into Hutchinson Community College

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 10:06 pm.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will not be admitted into Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, the Hutchinson athletic department confirmed to The Emerald Thursday morning. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news, saying the school president made the final decision. Former Oregon and Providence player Brandon Austin will not be admitted to Hutchinson […]

Grand jury found “legally insufficient evidence” to charge Brandon Austin with sexual assault in Providence

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 2:54 pm.

After a lengthy investigation from a Rhode Island grand jury, former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin was not charged with sexually assaulting a woman while he attended Providence College. On Wednesday, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General released the Statewide Grand Jury’s report detailing its decision not to indict Austin or his former Providence teammate […]

Brandon Austin not charged for alleged sexual assault in Providence, according to lawyer

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 11:31 am.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin has not been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in November while he attended Providence College, according to Austin’s lawyer, Laura Fine Moro. Fine Moro said a grand jury declined to indict both Austin and his roommate, Rodney Bullock, who was also allegedly involved in the November assault. “The grand […]

Anti-Semitic vandalism in front of Jewish fraternity

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 2:09 pm.

Vandals painted a cluster of swastikas on the mailboxes in front of Alpha Epsilon Pi, prompting the Jewish fraternity to file reports with Eugene Police on Monday evening. The fraternity also has sent an email alerting the Dean of Students. Eugene Police Department spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin told The Register-Guard that the people who committed the crime could […]

Over 45,000 people flocked to Oregon Country Fair

By on Monday, Jul. 14 at 3:11 pm.

Attendance for this year’s Oregon Country Fair has once again surpassed the 45,000 mark, according to a memo released Monday afternoon. The bohemian festival, a convention of the unconventional since 1969, tabulated a total of 45,215 people over its three days. Day one on Friday saw 15,685 flock to the Veneta thickets, and attendance crested […]

Clusters of Excellence initiative criticized by instructors

By on Monday, Jul. 14 at 3:14 pm.

In order to raise the University of Oregon’s profile among other research universities, provost Scott Coltrane announced last month 34 new tenure track positions, mainly in the sciences. While these projects are undoubtedly rewarding and beneficial for UO’s image, some are questioning whether this is the best use of the expected cost of tens of millions of dollars. […]

UO Confessions Facebook page sparks debate about best outlets for sexual assault survivors

By on Monday, Jul. 14 at 2:56 am.

WARNING: This story may trigger some readers. Jessica Brown informed her family, friends and the police immediately after she was sexually assaulted. She received incredible support after that horrific night in April 2001, but the incident still ate at her. Whenever she left her suburban home, she’d tell her father, “Watch me walk from the […]

Lawsuit against UOPD reveals an office “bowl of dicks list”

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 1:12 pm.

Former UOPD officer James Cleavenger is suing the UO for wrongful termination, stating that a portion of the decision was based off of his negative opinion of a complied “bowl of dicks” list authored by UOPD officers. The list and its containing lawsuit were unearthed by UO Matters and was first reported by the Register-Guard. The names and terms on the list – which […]

Andrew DeVigal named Chair of Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement at UO

By on Thursday, Jul. 10 at 11:23 pm.

The University of Oregon has named Emmy-award winning journalist Andrew DeVigal as the inaugural Chair of Journalism Innovation and Civic Engagement and the first professor of practice in UO’s award-winning School of Journalism and Communication. DeVigal’s new title is part of the university’s effort to advance its position as a national and international leader in […]

Marijuana officially for sale in Washington

By on Wednesday, Jul. 9 at 9:42 pm.

Just 20 months after the use of marijuana in Washington was legalized, public sale officially began Wednesday. For the statewide grand opening, 24 stores in Washington – with shelves stocked with strains – opened its doors to eager customers who have long awaited this opportunity. In comparison, Colorado was the first state to open its doors to publicly sell weed on […]

Blood drive calling to end ban of homosexuals comes to Eugene again

By on Tuesday, Jul. 8 at 11:15 pm.

A day of nationwide demonstration against the ban on homosexuals donating blood will have its own operation in downtown Eugene this Friday. Lane Blood Center announced its support Tuesday morning of the National Gay Blood Drive. The day of demonstration opposes the lifetime ban on donating blood for gay and bisexual men. It will be […]