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 […]

Timeline: GTFF bargaining and potential strike

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 11:39 am.

The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation has been engaged in contract negotiations for months. Here’s a timeline of major events in the bargaining between the GTFF and the University of Oregon. See anything missing from the timeline? Email awallachy@dailyemerald.com with details. Emerald staff will continue to update the timeline as bargaining continues.

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 […]

Marijuana legalization to appear on ballot for second year in a row

By on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7:36 am.

As election day approaches, marijuana legalization in Oregon will once again be put on the ballot. Measure 91 would legalize the sale of marijuana to individuals over the age of 21 and allow them to have up to eight ounces of the substance. On the November 2012 ballot, Measure 80 failed to pass. The failed measure […]

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain to visit UO tonight

By on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 1:26 am.

  Former presidential candidate Herman Cain came to campus tonight to speak at a forum organized by University of Oregon College Republicans. The preliminary speakers of the forum included state Senate candidates Michael Spasaro and Kevin Levesque as well as House of Representatives candidates Christopher Gergen and Laura Cooper. The candidates took ten minutes each […]

GMO Labeling Voters Educational Forum comes to campus to discuss Ballot Initiative 92

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 10:38 pm.

  On Oct. 8th, the GMO Voter Education Forum was held in Gerlinger Hall on campus. Students and Eugene residents were offered free campaign materials and complimentary Ciao Bella gelato as they filed into room 302. As attendants settled into their seats, panelist Bret Diamond, field organizer for the Oregon Right to Know Campaign, began […]

Panel of experts to discuss Ballot Initiative 92 on campus Wednesday

By on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 1:07 pm.

On Oct. 8, students and Eugene residents will gather on campus to discuss Ballot Measure 92 at the GMO Labeling Voter Education Forum. If passed, Measure 92 would require the labeling of genetically altered food, both packaged and raw. According to Food & Water Watch organizer Neil Bartholomay, the measure is not a ban on […]