University of Oregon

Economy
1:52 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Governor Kitzhaber Signs Commitment To Support RAIN Business Development

Governor John Kitzhaber pledges support to the RAIN project at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. Mayors Kitty Piercy (Eugene) and Julie Manning (Corvallis) are at right.
Credit Karen Richards

Governor John Kitzhaber was in Eugene today (Wednesday) to sign a “Declaration of Cooperation” for the new regional business accelerator. The document pledges the state's commitment to the project.

The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, or RAIN, is a partnership between local universities, communities and businesses. The acronym is appropriate for the area, and for the growth of new ventures. Governor Kitzhaber remarked that Oregonians embrace rain:

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U of O Athletics
9:21 pm
Sun May 25, 2014

#1 Ranked Oregon Softball Team College World Series Bound

Oregon softball team celebrates after winning the Eugene Super Regional against Minnesota.
Credit Eric Evans/goducks.com

The University of Oregon softball team is on its way to the College World Series.  The Ducks defeated Minnesota in two games in this weekend’s Super Regional tournament in Eugene. Last year at this time, Oregon’s dreams of making the World Series were dashed in the Super Regional.  But things are different this time around.  The Ducks went into the post season the number one team in the country.  And on Sunday, they finished off the Golden Gophers of Minnesota.

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U of O Athletics
11:44 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Ducks Take First Game Of NCAA Softball Super Regional

Oregon's NCAA Softball Super Regional is completely sold out.
Credit Jes Burns

The #1 ranked University of Oregon softball team is hosting the NCAA Super Regional tournament this weekend.  In the opening game of the best-of-three series on Saturday, the Ducks defeated Minnesota 10 to 2 before a record crowd.  The Golden Gophers got on the board first with a two-hit, one run first inning, but then Oregon’s lead-off hitter Courtney Ceo homered to tie it up.

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University of Oregon Athletics
7:32 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Number 1 Seeded Ducks Advance To Softball Super Regional

Credit GoDucks.com

The #1 ranked University of Oregon softball team advanced to the NCAA Super Regions with a win Sunday over Wisconsin.  The Ducks won 6-0 in the Regional tournament final in Eugene. 

Now Oregon advances to the next round of the post season, which begins at 7pm Saturday at Howe Field on the University of Oregon campus.  They'll take on #16 ranked Minnesota.

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Sports
4:01 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Oregon Ducks Softball Team Wins First Game In NCAA Post Season Play

Credit Eric Evans/GoDucks.com

(Updated at 6:45pm 5-16)

The University of Oregon's softball team walked away with a convincing victory in the first game of the post season Friday. The Ducks defeated Utah Valley 12-1 at home in the NCAA Regional. The Ducks pitching staff struck out 11 of 18 batters they faced.

The Ducks entered the tournament ranked first in the nation. Before play began at the U of O's Howe Field, Head Coach Mike White said the ranking doesn't put any extra weight on the team's shoulders.

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Sexual Assault
11:28 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Advocates Put Pressure on UO President To Act Against Sexual Violence On Campus

The UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence held a rally on campus last week to protest how school dealt with recent sexual assault case.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The UO Coalition to End Sexual Violence is continuing to put pressure on University of Oregon president Michael Gottfredson. The group wants him to apologize to the campus community for how the administration dealt with a recent alleged sexual assault.

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Crime & Law
12:42 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

UO Administrators Respond To Sexual Assault Case

From left, UO Vice President for Student Affairs Robin Holmes, UO President Michael Gottfredson, and UO Athletic Director Rob Mullens respond to questions from the media.
Credit Rachael McDonald

University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson and Athletic Director Rob Mullens spoke to the media for the first time Friday about the allegations of sexual assault against 3 members of the men's Basketball team.

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Sexual Assault
2:50 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Students Protest Sexual Assault At University of Oregon

Students rally outside Johnson Hall at the University of Oregon
Credit Rachael McDonald

Students occupied the administration building on the University of Oregon campus today [Thursday]. They were protesting the recent alleged sexual assault of a young woman by 3 members of the men's basketball team.

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University of Oregon
12:02 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Outrage at UO About Rape Report

Credit KLCC

The University of Oregon is reeling after a report released Monday about the alleged sexual assault of a young woman by three members of the Men's Basketball team.

The Lane County District Attorney's office  says it will not file charges against Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin because of a lack of evidence. Eugene Police investigated the three Ducks for first degree rape. A female student says they sexually assaulted her repeatedly over several hours on the night of March 8th and early March 9th during and after a party near campus.

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Other News
7:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Back To Mac - Student Life Returns To Historic McArthur Court

Students celebrate on the floor of McArthur Court.
Credit Amanda Butt

For 84 years, the University of Oregon’s Mac Court, a.k.a. “The Pit,” was home to the school’s basketball teams, with nicknames including the Tall Firs and the Kamikaze Kids. It’s where Ducks went to register for classes. It hosted musical performances by the likes of Elvis, Frank Zappa and the grateful dead. Now, the building is being put to new use.

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