UO receives $10 million to fund College of Arts and Sciences’ building

By on Thursday, Sep. 18 at 5:49 pm.

The College of Arts and Sciences is $10 million closer to having its own home. The university’s Around the O blog announced the donation from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson on Wednesday afternoon. The college is responsible for 49 of the university’s undergraduate programs and nearly 60 percent of undergraduate degrees every year. Don graduated from the […]

Oregon gains commitment from four-star power forward Trevor Manuel

By on Friday, Sep. 12 at 1:36 pm.

Four-star power forward Trevor Manuel announced Thursday that he intends to play college basketball at the University of Oregon. According to Andrew Nemec of the Oregonian, Manuel, class of 2015, called Oregon head coach Dana Altman earlier in the day to let his future head coach know of his commitment to the Ducks. Manuel visited […]

Oregon, behind Florida St. and Alabama, will start season ranked third in AP top 25

By on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 11:27 am.

Just under two weeks away from its season opener against South Dakota St., Oregon received its positioning atop the Associated Press top 25, sitting at No. 3 in the country. Receiving 1,334 points, the Ducks come in behind No. 1 Florida St. and No. 2 Alabama. Oregon, who was ranked fourth in the Amway Coaches […]

Donations to UO top $100 million for seventh straight year

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 2:39 pm.

Updated 2:29 p.m. with 2012-13 information. Donations to the University of Oregon have breached the $100 million mark for the seventh straight year, the school announced Monday afternoon. Announcing via the school’s public relations blog, Around the O, the University raked in $115,150,868 through a shade less than 50,000 total donations. Seventy-seven percent of those funds were funneled […]

Oregon distant runner Maggie Schmaedick cherishes experience against world’s best

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 9:39 pm.

Oregon distant runner Maggie Schmaedick entered the 5,000 meter race at the IAAF World Junior Championships without much of a strategy. Instead, Schmaedick had a personal approach to the race, focusing on herself rather than keeping pace with the pack. “My coach told me don’t even worry about pace because there are four, or five […]

Lawsuit against UOPD reveals an office “bowl of dicks list”

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 1:12 pm.

Former UOPD officer James Cleavenger is suing the UO for wrongful termination, stating that a portion of the decision was based off of his negative opinion of a complied “bowl of dicks” list authored by UOPD officers. The list and its containing lawsuit were unearthed by UO Matters and was first reported by the Register-Guard. The names and terms on the list – which […]

Four Oregon football players named to 2014 award watch lists

By on Monday, Jul. 7 at 1:07 pm.

Multiple preseason college football award watch lists were released today and a hand full of Oregon football players’ names were listed on them. Quarterback Marcus Mariota, and running backs Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall were each named to the Maxwell Award watch list, given to the college football player of the year. On the other side of the […]

Oregon women’s track and field suffers set back to national title hopes after botched baton exchange

By on Wednesday, Jun. 11 at 11:04 pm.

It was just day one, yet the Oregon women suffered a pair of crushing blows to its chances of winning the overall team title at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Projected to finish second by Track and Field News, the women’s 4X100 dashed a clear opportunity to score anywhere from six to 10 points after the […]

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 […]

Year in Review: Dan Savage comes to UO and same-sex marriage is legalized

By on Sunday, Jun. 8 at 7:43 pm.

Dan Savage comes to University of Oregon If someone could be a national icon because of sex alone, it’s Dan Savage. He’s a renowned sex advice columnist (his column is featured in the Eugene Weekly, as well as other publications across the nation) who’s best known for his quick, witty advice to whatever sexual or […]

Greenhill brings eight furry friends to visit for Ducks Love Dogs

By on Wednesday, Jun. 4 at 3:49 pm.

Eight furry friends were brought to campus today for students and faculty to play with and to help destress before finals. In collaboration with the University of Oregon Public Relations Student Society of America, Greenhill Humane Society hosted the biannual Ducks Love Dogs event in the Memorial Quad today. Ducks Love Dogs allows students and faculty […]

Oregon men’s tennis’ Robin Cambier, Kevin Farin garner Pac-12 accolades

By on Wednesday, May. 28 at 3:42 pm.

After helping guide the Oregon men’s tennis team to its best finish in over a decade, the Ducks’ two Belgian standouts received Pac-12 honors, the conference announced Wednesday. Robin Cambier, the all-time winningest player in program history, received second-team while his doubles partner Kevin Farin was recognized with a honorable mention. Cambier led the team […]

Sasquatch surprises and entertains audiences of all kinds

By on Tuesday, May. 27 at 9:47 pm.

Every year, thousands of Northwesterners trek up to the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington to hear some of the nation’s best music acts in one of the most beautiful stages in the country. Here’s what stood out this past Memorial Day weekend. This year it seemed that the Yeti Stage, one of the smallest and most secluded […]

Bazzaz: 7 reasons why you should take an Arabic class

By on Monday, May. 26 at 8:33 pm.

The University of Oregon may boast nationally recognized architecture and journalism schools equipped with award-winning faculty members, but sometimes you need not look further than a small academic department to find true magic. That has been my experience thus far with the UO’s Arabic department. I had to pick my most rewarding academic experience to […]