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 […]

Officers of Administration receive new benefits, find representation

By on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 7:55 pm.

On July 28, University of Oregon president Michael Gottfredson announced that the Officers of Administration and unrepresented faculty would be receiving new benefits including extended family leave, second-child tuition and extended sabbatical. Chair of the OA council Teri Rowe said applying the benefits was partially the result of a deliberate effort to make the group […]

Police reports shed light on why four Ethiopian athletes fled World Junior championships

By on Monday, Aug. 4 at 2:56 pm.

Ethiopian runner Dureti Edao approached her coaches on July 25, requesting access to her passport. Edao, who was competing at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene that week, signed a contract with Adidas earlier that day and needed a copy of her passport to finalize the agreement, according to a University of […]

EMU briefly evacuated after curtain in ballroom catches on fire

By on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 6:21 pm.

A small fire occurred in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom Sunday afternoon, causing a brief evacuation. The fire started around 4:30 p.m. during a play performed by the Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) at IntroDUCKtion, an orientation for incoming freshmen. A stage light was in contact with a backstage curtain, and it was running too hot, […]

Man arrested on E. 12th and Alder for disorderly conduct

By on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 12:32 am.

The Eugene Police Department arrested a man late Saturday night on E. 12th Avenue and Alder Street for disorderly conduct. The Eugene Fire Department requested increased response from EPD after the man intended to assault multiple fire fighters stationed near E. 13th and Alder, according to police sergeant Julie Smith. “He tried to attack the fire […]

Local Dutch Bros. Coffee stores raised $55,455 for American Cancer Society

By on Friday, Aug. 1 at 2:15 pm.

Dutch Bros. Coffee stores in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City and Cottage Grove raised a total of $55,455 to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from sales on July 23 were donated. On that day, Dutch Bros. charged only $2 for each 16 oz. drink to encourage more sales. This was the ninth year […]

Last of four missing Ethiopian athletes found safe in Washington state

By on Thursday, Jul. 31 at 3:02 pm.

Zeyituna Mohammed, the last of four Ethiopian track and field athletes reported missing from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene this past weekend, was found safe in Federal Way, Washington by Federal Way Police Tuesday night, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman Kelly McIver. Federal Way Police located Muhammed, 18, at an acquaintance’s residence. […]

Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

By on Tuesday, Jul. 29 at 9:14 am.

Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The […]

Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

By on Tuesday, Jul. 29 at 12:50 pm.

The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal […]