Politics

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 […]


DeFazio, Warren and Merkley stop at UO on the campaign trail

By on Monday, Oct. 6 at 4:56 pm.

Three members of Congress stopped by the University of Oregon today to gather support for Senator Jeff Merkley’s re-election campaign. Though Merkley and Representative Peter DeFazio also spoke in the EMU ballroom, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was arguably the star of the event. Even with two other congressmen on stage, the crowd, which was comprised […]


Elizabeth Warren, Peter DeFazio visit UO campus on behalf of Jeff Merkley’s re-election campaign (live updates)

By on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:55 pm.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Peter DeFazio visited the University of Oregon campus late Monday morning during a rally in support of Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s re-election campaign against Monica Wehby. Warren has long been a vocal supporter of student debt reduction. DeFazio represents much of Lane County in the House of Representatives. The Emerald’s Dahlia Bazzaz will […]


Plagiarism crops up in Oregon senate race

By on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 1:18 am.

As November approaches, political campaigns are coming about in full swing and there have been a few hiccups in the race for the Senate seat. Some troubles have come from republican candidate Dr. Monica Wehby’s campaign and accusations of plagiarism have been linked to some of the plans previously posted to her website. Current Oregon […]


White House launches program to combat sexual assault on campuses

By on Sunday, Sep. 28 at 8:47 pm.

Sexual assault is a constant topic in the life of a college student. From our own interim president at the University of Oregon to the President of the United States, officials continue to create programs in an attempt to prevent sexual assaults that one in four college women experience during her college career. Last spring, former UO President Michael […]


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 […]


U.S. Department of Education proposes new rules aimed at addressing sexual violence on college campuses

By on Saturday, Jun. 21 at 9:34 pm.

In efforts to decrease sexual violence on college campuses, the U.S. Department of Education announced new steps that would require institutions of higher education to follow proposed rules related to campus safety and security. These requirements are aimed specifically at minimizing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The proposed rule, published in Friday’s […]


UO refuses to sell fossil fuel stocks, ignoring student vote

By on Friday, Jun. 13 at 12:36 pm.

Even before University of Oregon students voted for the university to divest from fossil fuel investments, the UO Foundation had rejected the resolution. “Thank you for the input, but we will not be divesting,” Paul Weinhold, the president and CEO of the UO Foundation, told The Register-Guard ahead of the April vote. The UO Foundation is a non-profit that manages and […]


Controversial ordinance could close Kesey Square at night to force out homeless people

By on Tuesday, Jun. 10 at 5:30 pm.

Eugene Police Department proposed an ordinance at the May 27 City Council meeting that would close Kesey Square between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m every day, to reduce vandalism. After another public comment session on June 9th, the council hasn’t made a decision yet. Kesey Square, technically named Broadway Plaza, is located at the corner of Broadway and Willamette […]