Chinese student’s $25k donation to EMU renovation earns her own room

By on Thursday, Apr. 24 at 10:24 am.

While most UO students contribute to the EMU renovation in student fees, senior Xue Wei “Rita” Wang’s contribution dwarfs them all. She has agreed to donate $25,000 to the University for the student union’s renovation. Wang met with Associate Vice President John Manotti and EMU Director Laurie Woodward on Wednesday to view the floor plans […]

Tensions ran high at the Lane County Commisioner candidate forum hosted at UO

By on Thursday, Apr. 24 at 4:59 pm.

Incumbents and challengers for the three commissioner positions in Lane County met for a forum in the Prince Lucian Campbell auditorium. The ten candidates traded subtle insults while the almost 70 audience members interrupted with clapping, booing, and laughing. The most contentious moment of the evening came when candidate Sid Leiken said the state isn’t […]

On campus media outlets partner for Campus Block Party

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 10:10 pm.

In a unanimous vote the ASUO senate funded $7,000 for the upcoming Campus Block Party event. The Campus Block Party will feature student artists, musicians, local food vendors and student businesses.  The event comes after funding for a similar event was tabled after last week’s ASUO senate meeting. Last week the Oregon Voice requested $3,000 for a […]

Student organizations hire new leaders for upcoming school year

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:39 pm.

The array of events that student groups put together each term varies from culture nights to the simple act of hosting general meetings. Each event has the goal of solidifying and advertising their presence on campus. Behind each active student group is a strong leadership team that works together to pull the group forward. Though all students […]

Gender-inclusive housing allows LGBTQ* students a place to feel at home

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:41 pm.

The gender equity hall is home to students who do not want their housing to be limited by gender or sex. It is a place that houses roughly 25 residents and is located on the fourth floor of Carson Residence Hall. All Pac-12 universities offer some form of gender-inclusive housing. Whether it be a floor in […]

Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 4:35 pm.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned […]

Guest Viewpoint: Students endorse Beatriz Gutierrez during the second round of ASUO elections

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 5:41 pm.

The following endorsement was written by supporters of the Ducks Like You campaign. Many of you may be confused as to why Ducks Like You is still out there talking to you about the ASUO elections. Since no campaign received more than 50 percent during the primary election, a second week of elections will determine […]

UO’s Cameron Huber wins national award for sustainable architecture

By on Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 9:37 pm.

UO architecture major Cameron Huber was in an architecture studio this morning when he received notification that a recent project won an award. Huber, in his third year out of five in the architecture program, took first place in the national Hammer & Hand perFORM 2014 house design competition, winning $2,000. Huber completed the project singlehandedly, […]

Guest Viewpoint: Students endorse Taylor Allison during the second round of ASUO elections

By on Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 5:52 pm.

The following endorsement was written by supporters of the Mighty Oregon campaign. Fellow Students, As we head into the second week of ASUO elections, students will be given the opportunity and the responsibility of choosing which presidential candidate will represent them for the upcoming year. While voter turnout will continue to dwindle during the second […]

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum visits the UO, discusses same-sex marriage

By on Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 5:52 pm.

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, who recently made headlines for declining to defend Oregon’s ban of same-sex marriage, dropped by The Emerald Tuesday morning to discuss gay marriage, tuition and marijuana. Rosenblum’s decision comes after what she calls a meeting with her “brain trust” where she concluded that there isn’t a constitutional bases to argue […]

UO Foundation achieves record high in endowment fund

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 11:04 pm.

University of Oregon Foundation President Paul Weinhold announced today that the University of Oregon endowment has reached its highest market value, climbing to $600 million. The University of Oregon Foundation is a non-profit corporation in charge of distributing private gifts to achieve the University of Oregon’s mission. According to Board Chair Jon Anderson, the peak […]

Guest Viewpoint: Hunt or be hunted – my experience with the treacherous ASUO elections

By on Tuesday, Apr. 22 at 4:19 pm.

By Thomas Tullis, former ASUO presidential candidate Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has now turned off the fasten seatbelt sign. ASUO election results are now in and, as a candidate, my plane has landed. I’m not going to pretend there wasn’t any turbulence. In fact, I’m wondering if the cabin was ever pressurized. The last […]

UO Senate approves policy on academic freedom

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 9:24 pm.

University of Oregon instructors now have the freedom to teach more controversial subject matter without fear of  ramifications from the university, thanks to the UO’s new academic freedom policy. The University of Oregon Faculty Senate has unanimously approved an updated version of the policy on academic freedom. The policy requires that researchers and professors have […]

Small Students For Life group struggles to feel accommodated on campus

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 1:25 am.

It’s no secret that Oregon has a reputation as a liberal state. Because of this, conservative student groups sometimes struggle in the University of Oregon community, according to student Amanda Rudd. Rudd helped form the UO’s Students For Life club three years ago and stepped down this year to pass the reins to current president […]