“Die-in” for Eric Garner decision staged at Lillis

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 3:26 pm.

Lillis’ floor was covered with lying-down students for 14 minutes on Dec. 5. The “die-in” was a protest staged by the University of Oregon Multicultural Center at the Lillis Business Complex in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the killing of Eric Garner. A group of about 100 students […]

ASUO and SLAP stopped in attempt to enter office space of Johnson

By on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10:25 pm.

Members of the ASUO and the Student Labor Action Project attempted to protest in Johnson Hall offices this afternoon to show support for the GTFF strike.  Students had also protested yesterday in the lobby of Johnson Hall with a “Solidarity Study In.” However, this time, UOPD was called to the scene after students were denied entry, but […]

Timeline: GTFF bargaining and potential strike (updated)

By on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 9:32 pm.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation is striking after being engaged in contract negotiations for months. Here’s a timeline of major events in the bargaining, vote and decision to strike. See anything missing from the timeline? Email awallachy@dailyemerald.com with details. Emerald staff will continue to update the timeline as bargaining continues.

One on the picket line: Katie Jo LaRiviere, graduate student and mother of two

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 12:37 pm.

Katie Jo LaRiviere arrived on campus on Dec. 2 in the midst of the morning fog. She arrived at her office ready to work on her final essays for her graduate classes, but today wasn’t her typical Tuesday afternoon. Rather than teaching courses and leading discussions, she put on her coat, tied a pink scarf around […]

Kitzhaber’s new higher ed budget isn’t enough, public universities say

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 3:29 pm.

The presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities aren’t satisfied with Gov. Kitzhaber’s 2015-2017 higher education budget, according to a statement released this morning. Though the $626 million budget is almost a 25 percent increase from the 2012-2014 budget (which allocated $521 million), it’s not as much as the Higher Education Coordinating Commission recommended, according to The […]

Students head to downtown Eugene for vigil supporting the family of Michael Brown

By on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 9:23 pm.

The Community Alliance of Lane County organized a vigil at 5 p.m. this evening in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Oak Street in Eugene. The event was attended in part by members of local social justice organizations and student groups such as the NAACP and the University […]

Marijuana use still prohibited on UO campus

By on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9:20 am.

While the passing of Measure 91 legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, the University of Oregon’s policy toward marijuana use will remain the same. The university currently bans the “manufacture, processing, distribution, or cultivation of a Drug, including but not limited to marijuana or narcotics,” according to the Student Conduct Code. While drug possession and use […]

Oregon legalized marijuana, here are the answers to the questions you’ve been asking

By on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11:42 am.

By now, everyone knows that Oregon legalized marijuana in the recent election. Here are some answers to the questions you’ve been asking. When will Measure 91 actually be enacted? You can legally possess marijuana as of July 1, 2015. Until that date, possession under 4 ounces is still considered a misdemeanor and over 4 ounces is […]

Oregon outranks other states in preliminary voter turnout

By on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:22 pm.

Oregon is coming out on top in the preliminary count for voter turnout. Currently, Oregon’s turnout for midterm elections is 69.5 percent, according to the Bend Bulletin, which is the highest in the nation. States have up to a month before they are required to complete and certify their turnout results. The preliminary results show […]

Election Day Results

By on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 12:53 am.

As Election day ends in Oregon, here are the results so far: Measures :  Measure 86 – Oregon Fund for Post-Secondary Education If passed: Would amend the state constitution and institute a state fund to provide finical aid for students at universities and trade schools. Result – Failed   Measure 87 – Oregon Hiring of State […]

UO graduate creates documentary about Measure 91

By on Monday, Nov. 3 at 10:40 pm.

From signs in yards, articles and debates, everyone has heard about marijuana legalization in the form of Measure 91 in Oregon. University of Oregon graduate Nic Adenau explored the measure and the possibility of legalization through video form in his documentary Marijuana in Oregon. Adenau graduated from UO in 2013 with a degree in digital […]

As the legal marijuana industry grows, so does business

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:29 am.

With the expansion of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, and the possibility of legalization in Oregon with the November ballot, new businesses have started to emerge in order to supply the new demand. New Economy Consulting is one of these businesses. Geoff Sugerman and University of Orgon alumni Sam Chapman created the consulting company after they […]

Here’s your break down of the 2014 ballot measures

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 1:32 pm.

Measure 86 Oregon Fund for Post Secondary Education If it passes: An amendment to the state constitution would be created to institute a state fund to provide financial aid for students at universities and trade schools. The amendment would allow the state legislature to issue bonds, use general fund dollars and collect private donations for the […]

Video: DeFazio and Robinson on the Issues

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:54 am.

Emerald editor Bayley Sandy sat down with Congressman Peter DeFazio and Republican Nominee Art Robinson, the two candidates for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, earlier this week to discuss issues ranging from the legalization of marijuana to creating jobs for Oregonians. The two are vying for the  4th Congressional District, which encompasses Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg and Corvallis. Tuesday, Nov. […]

University of Oregon releases video to combat sexual assault

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 11:50 am.

The University of Oregon accepted the White House’s “It’s On Us” challenge today with the release of a two-minute long video. The video, which is part of an effort to fight sexual assault, features UO student leaders from a variety of campus organizations. The video, titled “Ducks Do Something,” is a peer-to-peer effort to inspire students […]