University of Oregon’s Sexual Assault Review Panel meets for the second time

By on Tuesday, Sep. 16 at 4:15 pm.

The Sexual Assault Review Panel met for the second time this Tuesday in the Lillis Business Complex at 12:30 p.m., to hear public comment regarding solutions to sexual assault on campus. Three speakers voiced plausible solutions to the issue, ranging from gaining support of the most influential men on campus to concerns with the mandatory […]

Board of Trustees focus heavily on presidential recruitment

By on Friday, Sep. 12 at 11:12 am.

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees had  a hefty agenda at its September 11 public meeting. One notable change since its June meeting, is Gottfredson’s absence which hasn’t gone unnoticed. Interim President Scott Coltrane should be prepared for the long haul, according to Board Chair Chuck Lillis, who emphasized that recruiting a new president […]

US News ranks UO No. 50 among public universities and No. 106 overall

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 12:30 pm.

The University of Oregon advanced to No. 50 in US News & World Report’s list of the 117 Top Public Schools in the country. UO is listed at No. 106 in the overall rankings, up from No. 109 last year, and is still the highest-ranked research institution in Oregon. The university improved its standing by increasing freshmen retention, among other […]

Investigation by KATU news accuses UO of hiding sexual assault allegations

By on Monday, Sep. 8 at 10:54 pm.

The University of Oregon purposely delayed  the expulsion of three basketball players in order to preserve its academic standing with the NCAA and financial incentives for members of the athletic department, according to an exhaustive investigative piece from KATU News. In a 17-minute segment on Monday night, the Portland-based television station stated that by keeping the players enrolled […]

Colt Lyerla arrested in Washington County for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 10:25 am.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested Saturday morning at 2 a.m. in Washington County on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to The Oregonian. The 21-year-old would be released at 8:37. The report on his arrest is not yet available, but it is suspected that Lyerla was either high on […]

Gottfredson’s sexual assault review panel heard comments from public

By on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10:55 am.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Keith Van Norman said that “Don‘t Rape” posters posted around campus are enough. The corrected statement reads “Don’t Rape” posters around campus aren’t enough. The sexual assault review panel convened for a session at 10 a.m., on August 27, in the Ford Alumni Giustina Ballroom to hear comments […]

UO hosts 32nd annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

By on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 11:51 am.

Every year, environmental enthusiasts flock to the city of Eugene eager to attend the oldest environmental law conference in the nation. The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference celebrated its 32nd anniversary this year. With over 3,000 attendees, ranging from activists to attorneys, this conference is also the nation’s largest environmental law conference to date. The conference […]

UO School of Law enrollment is on the decline

By on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 11:08 pm.

Across the country, law schools have been facing a serious decline in enrollment over the last few years. In fact, applications across the country have sunk to their lowest figures in 30 years. The combination of rising tuition and student debt with diminishing job prospects has steered students into other fields. Oregon has not bucked […]

Manufacturing companies having trouble finding workers, begin recruiting from high schools

By on Monday, Aug. 18 at 6:16 pm.

Blue collar businesses locally and around the country are having trouble filling openings created when older workers retire. In Lane County, Lane Workforce Partnership is helping some companies recruit directly from Springfield and Junction City High Schools, which still offer vocational classes that prepare workers for skilled labor jobs. Lyle Lang, Program Services Coordinator of Lane […]

ACLU forum about EPD’s anti-bias policy sparks discussion among citizens and minority leaders

By on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7:29 pm.

The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union hosted a “Civil Conversation” at the Eugene Public Library Thursday evening. The union met to discuss  the Eugene Police Department’s efforts to reduce bias and discrimination against minorities. The featured speakers were Eric Richardson, president of the Lane County National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

Q&A: Anthony Hickerson becomes a staple around campus with his freestyling poetry

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:33 pm.

Standing across the street from Georgia State University, Anthony Hickerson was hungry. His poems weren’t selling and he needed an uplifting sign. Then, an elderly woman approached him and the two engaged in conversation. She noticed his poems and referenced a scene from the 1995 film Before Sunrise. In the scene, a homeless poet tells […]

EMU reconstruction continutes into phase two of the process

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:05 pm.

It’s no secret that the University of Oregon has been updating its look and functionality over the past few years — mountains of rubble, towering cranes, sledgehammers and tow trucks have made their home among the brick buildings and tall trees in Eugene. Recent successes have included the new journalism building, Allen Hall, which opened […]

The Johnson Hall shuffle: Michael Gottfredson is out and Provost Scott Coltrane takes over as interim president

By on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11:54 am.

The University of Oregon is searching for a president after Michael Gottfredson abruptly walked out of Johnson Hall for good in the middle of last week. In a letter to the university, the now ex-president said he wanted to spend more time with his family and return to the book-diving ways of academia. Yet, questions hang over […]

Judge rules against NCAA in players’ rights case

By on Friday, Aug. 8 at 5:50 pm.

The landmark trial of O’Bannon versus the NCAA concluded today with a federal judge ruling against the NCAA. Arguing that the NCAA’s stipulations for benefits or compensation college football and men’s basketball players can receive, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken issued an injunction preventing college sports’s governing body from “enforcing any rules or bylaws that […]

UO was not obligated to give Gottfredson $940K severance package

By on Friday, Aug. 8 at 4:56 pm.

Following the departure of University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson, members of the UO Board of Trustees voted unanimously to provide him with $940,000 for his service to the university. However, the university wasn’t legally obligated to give him any money after he resigned as president and parallel-but-unpaid sociology professorship. In return for the payment, Gotffredson […]

Former School of Journalism and Communication dean Tim Gleason named faculty athletic representative

By on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 3:45 pm.

In one of his final acts as president of the University of Oregon, Michael Gottfredson handpicked former Dean of School of Journalism and Communication Tim Gleason as the faculty athletics representative. The faculty athletic representative, otherwise known as the FAR, is an NCAA-required post for someone in the school faculty to act as a liaison between the athletic department […]