EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon will increase in-state tuition by up to 9.68% next year.
The Register-Guard reported Thursday that the university Board of Trustees approved the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon looks like an unlikely candidate to bankroll opposition to Governor Kate Brown's efforts to control greenhouse gases.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon community members are calling for potential layoffs and cuts to be routed back to the administration as Provost Jayanth Banavar proposes substantial budget...
University of Oregon frat suspended during hazing probe
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon officials says the university's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi has been placed on temporary suspension while allegations of hazing are being...
Editorials from around Oregon
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
The Eugene Register-Guard, March 20, on not taking guns away from University of Oregon police:
University of Oregon recommends new spot for historic house
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Officials have recommended that a 132-year-old wooden home in the middle of the University of Oregon campus be moved a couple blocks south.
The Register-Guard reported Tuesday that moving the Collier House would make way for a new 60,000-square-foot classroom building.
Researchers discover Oregon’s first dinosaur fossil
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon scientists discovered a dinosaur bone, the first fossil from a land-dwelling prehistoric creature found in the state.
University of Oregon signs president to 5-year contract
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has signed its president to a new five-year contract that gives him an annual raise of $60,000.
The university's board approved the new contract in September for Michael Schill, paying him an initial base annual salary of $720,000, The Register-Guard reported Thursday.
UO aims for another billion in fundraising
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has upped its ambitious fundraising goals, seeking to bring in another billion dollars over the next several years.
The Register-Guard reports that UO President Michael Schill says half of the money would go to pay for the Knight campus., matching the $500 million coming from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny.
University of Michigan-led effort explores ‘active learning’
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Boosting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math classrooms is the aim of a federal grant going to the University of Michigan and other schools.
The Ann Arbor university says it's the lead institution on the project fueled by a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Researchers aim to launch and spread what's called "active learning," which gets students talking to each other and working together to solve a particular problem.
Oregon wine industry sees economic boom in 2017
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon wine industry had significant economic growth in 2017, according to a recent study.
The state added 92 vineyards and 44 wineries last year, according to the latest Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report.
Woman sues University of Oregon over concert injuries
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against the University of Oregon over injuries she claims to have sustained while at a rock concert in 2016.
The Register-Guard reports Anne Holder filed the law suit last week in Lane County Circuit Court.
Eugene’s long-neglected millrace getting a major makeover
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For the long-neglected Eugene Millrace, the University of Oregon's new Knight science campus could be an unexpected boon.
The narrow waterway, which runs between Franklin Boulevard and the Willamette River, has a rich history. In recent decades, however, it has been best known for its murky and stagnant water, its blackberry- and horsetail-covered banks, and as a receptacle for garbage, dirty stormwater from nearby parking lots, and the occasional pledge from UO fraternities.
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Study: Eugene might be at lower risk from a big quake
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — New research from the University of Oregon delivers what may be a sliver of good news — if it can be called that — for the Eugene-Springfield area as the Pacific Northwest prepares for what scientists say will be the worst natural disaster in the region's recorded history.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon will expand alcohol sales inside Autzen Stadium this football season.
Beer and wine will now be sold at general concession stands, the university announced this week. Those beverages have long have been available in the stadium's executive seating area and at the Moshofsky Center, the indoor practice field next to the stadium that serves as a game-day tailgating venue.
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has announced changes to the design of the new Hayward Field, as well as a new name for the defining nine-story tower that will overlook the venue.
West Grandstand coming down at UO’s Hayward Field
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Demolition crews have started tearing down the West Grandstand at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
UO spokesman Tobin Klinger tells The Register-Guard that the grandstand will likely take a few days to demolish because it has a lot of concrete and metal. The much-loved East Grandstand — largely made of wood — was torn down in less than a day last week.
Crews demolish University of Oregon track grandstand
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has demolished the East Grandstand at historic Hayward Field as part of plans to build a new track and field stadium to open in 2020.
Workers demolished the 93-year-old grandstand on Friday.
The new Hayward Field is being funded by gifts from Nike-co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny, along with 50 other donors.
Workers dismantle Hayward Field grandstand in Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Workers have started dismantling the 93-year-old East Grandstand at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
Workers began removing the grandstand's original seat boards on Monday, The Register-Guard reported .
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Global cryptocurrency company Ripple will give $1 million in real money to the University of Oregon to support the study of the digital payment industry.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon plans to cut down trees as part of the upcoming demolition of Hayward Field.
The Register-Guard reports that all 23 trees between East 15th and 18th avenues on the west side of Agate Street are targeted for removal. Some of those trees are elms that date to the early 20th century.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has apologized for a statement it put out after a student was found dead during a trip to Shasta Lake in Northern California.
The 21-year-old student, identified as business administration major Dylan Pietrs, was found dead at a boat-in campground Saturday morning. There were no signs of foul play, and while the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said the student had reportedly been drinking, it's not clear whether alcohol played a role.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon wants the politically conservative group Oregonians for Immigration Reform to stop using a green O logo on its website.
Though the logo is not identical to the one associated with the Ducks — it's skinnier and has a fir tree in the middle — the university has threatened legal action if the group does not "change the stylization of its O."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon and a state agency are eyeing the historic status of a 93-year-old structure the university plans to demolish.
The university is set to knock down Hayward Field's East Grandstand to make way for a new track and field stadium.
Paul Weinhold, director of PHIT LLC, which is managing the Hayward Field rebuild, said the grandstand is not eligible for the historic landmark listing because the structure has undergone major alterations through the years.
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council has declined to nominate Hayward Field's East Grandstand as a city historic landmark.
The decision Wednesday came as the 93-year-old grandstand at the University of Oregon's track and field stadium is scheduled for demolition. The venue has played host to numerous U.S. track and field championships and the Olympic trials.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The osprey has landed at the University of Oregon School of Law — and onto the web.
A webcam perched above a nest atop the Knight Law Center on Agate Street offers a live look at osprey activity. A pair of osprey, a male and female, have been taking turns sitting on two eggs since mid-April. The eggs likely will hatch in mid- to late May, said Laura McGinnis, UO School of Law spokeswoman.
Pinning on their race numbers and lacing up their running shoes, a sea of people hit the brisk Sunday morning air — and run they did.
Participating in the 12th annual Eugene Marathon, nearly 4,000 participants ran 26.2 or 13.1 miles through the streets and paths of Eugene and Springfield on Sunday, according to marathon charity and event organizer Justin Hanes.
Paint on her face and emotions on her sleeve, Clara Martinez wasn’t afraid anymore to speak out about sexual assault.
The 21-year-old University of Oregon senior was one of about a half-dozen speakers Thursday night at the 40th annual Take Back the Night rally. Martinez and some of the other speakers talked about being survivors.
“I am stronger than my demons,” Martinez said. “I am more than my trauma.”
When Take Back the Night in Eugene marks its 40th year on Thursday, it will spotlight a centuries-old problem: sexual and domestic violence against Native American women.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, one in three Native American women report having been raped. It’s a sobering statistic only recently learned by Itzel Chavez Gomez, sexual violence prevention and education coordinator at the Associated Students of the University of Oregon’s Women’s Center.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former University of Oregon student has donated $1 million to establish a faculty chair in the name of a longtime music professor who died in 1988.
The donation from Timothy Foo will receive an additional $1 million match from the Presidential Fund for Excellence, a fund established last year by UO president Michael Schill after receiving a $50 million gift from an anonymous donor.
The legacy of longtime University of Oregon music professor and arts icon Edmund Cykler will live on thanks to a former student’s $1 million gift establishing a faculty chair in his name.
Cykler, who died in 1988 at age 84, served on the UO faculty from 1947 to 1984. He was known for establishing the Chamber Music Series, serving as the UO symphony conductor, and being deeply involved with the Eugene music community.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon is using a new ploy to garner the attention of prospective college students.
The Eugene-based university, as part of its latest recruitment marketing initiative, UO 360, is sending out cardboard virtual reality goggles to all domestic undergraduate students it has accepted, The Register-Guard reported .
The owner of a local cabinet business wants to build something bigger and rarer: a large apartment complex in west Eugene.
Brent Lanz of Lanz Cabinets plans to start construction this summer on a 106-unit apartment complex on Maxwell Road and North Park Avenue, near Kelly Middle School, documents filed this month with the city’s Planning and Development Department show.
“I think there’s a demand for them,” Lanz said on Tuesday.
As high school seniors this spring ponder which college to attend in the fall, the University of Oregon is bringing itself into their living rooms to give them a visual nudge in Eugene’s direction.
For the first time, the UO is sending out cardboard virtual reality goggles to all domestic undergraduate students they’ve accepted, as part of its latest recruitment marketing initiative, UO 360.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state man has filed paperwork to have the 93-year-old East Grandstand at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field designated with historic status to prevent the school from tearing it down.
The Register-Guard reported in a story on Saturday that Bob Penny of Bellingham, Washington, filed the paperwork on March 23.
Penny is a running fan who attended the school in the 1970s and says the grandstand should be preserved.
A South Eugene High School graduate and running aficionado wants to throw a hurdle in front of the University of Oregon’s plan to demolish Hayward Field’s iconic East Grandstand.
And he has a plan to do it: designate the UO structure an official Eugene City Landmark.
A survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting is scheduled to speak at the University of Oregon next week and share her story of personal empowerment.
Kristina Anderson was a 19-year-old sophomore when the shooting occurred on the school campus in Blacksburg, Va. She was shot in the back and foot during the rampage that killed 32 and wounded 17.
Since then, Anderson has created the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, the UO said in a news release on Thursday.
Crime spree puts University of Oregon on alert
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It's spring break at the University of Oregon, but not for its police department.
The Register-Guard reports the university has increased patrols as officers look for the criminals responsible for four robberies and two holdup attempts on or near campus in recent weeks.
It’s spring break at the University of Oregon and other schools.
But Eugene’s string of recent robberies has left University of Oregon police doing anything but taking a break.
UOPD officers are patrolling the campus and its surrounding neighborhoods in full force nightly, looking for the criminals responsible for the four robberies and two holdup attempts near the university since March 2.
Opponents of the University of Oregon’s development plans for open land it owns along the Willamette River are urging university officials to reconsider.
They want the UO to split its long-term “North Campus” growth blueprint in two.
First, they argue, the UO should seek approval from the city of Eugene to build more densely on the already developed southern half of the 70-acre parcel, located between Franklin Boulevard and the Autzen footbridge.
Police: University of Oregon student abducted, assaulted
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say a University of Oregon student has reported that he was abducted and sexually assaulted while walking near campus.
The Register-Guard reports the 19-year-old student told Eugene police that he was walking to a grocery store Saturday night when a man grabbed him from behind.
A University of Oregon student reported that he was abducted and sexually assaulted while walking to Tom’s Market on Saturday night, the latest in a series of terrifying incidents that has occurred near the campus in the past three weeks.
The crimes have included multiple armed robberies and attempted robberies, including a reported holdup of a UO student that took place last week in broad daylight. Authorities provided details about that attempted robbery for the first time late Monday night.
Eugene’s eighth robbery in less than two weeks is frustrating police who are trying to catch the culprits.
Lil’s Deli on River Road near Corliss Lane was robbed at gunpoint at 7:16 a.m. Thursday. The deli, which has several video lottery machines, also was robbed at gunpoint on March 2, the first day in the string of robberies.
Most of the holdups occurred near the University of Oregon. In addition to the Eugene robberies, an armed robbery occurred last week at a video lottery deli in Springfield.
Students in the Eugene-Springfield area plan to leave school Wednesday as part of a national walkout that will call on lawmakers to pass stricter gun-control legislation.
Many of the walkouts will begin at 10 a.m. in each time zone and last for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Fla., high school shooting.
The walkouts also will take place at universities, including the University of Oregon.