UO Starts Vaccination Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is starting a campaign to encourage students and staff to get the vaccine that prevents bacterial meningitis. Monday student leaders posed for pictures for the “Get the Vax” campaign. Next week, they’re starting a mass vaccination clinic on campus, but for students who want to get the vaccine … Continue reading »

UO Team Pays Tribute to Lauren Jones

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team paid tribute to Lauren Jones Saturday night, their teammate who died of a bacterial infection. The home opener meet Saturday began with a moment of silence. The entire team wore warm up t-shirts with Jones’ number on the back. One teammate also wore Lauren’s … Continue reading »

UO and Public Health Respond to Death

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health and the University of Oregon are ramping up their response after at least three confirmed cases and possibly a death related to the bacterial infection that can lead to Meningitis. Public health offices there say they have had to reorganize their resources to focus on the situation and … Continue reading »

Member of UO Acrobatic Team Passes Away

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon freshman Lauren Jones, a member of the acrobatics and tumbling team, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday after requiring medical attention. A spokesperson says Jones suffered a medical problem in one of the residence halls then was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her cause of death hasn’t … Continue reading »

Pub Could Open on UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — A pub could soon open on the University of Oregon Campus as part of a major renovation to the Erb Memorial Union. Falling Sky Brewery says back in August it submitted a proposal to the University of Oregon after it saw the university was accepting business plans for a pub, once the … Continue reading »

Couples Get Free Relationship Advice

EUGENE, Ore. — Close to sixty people showed up for the annual relationship check-in at the University of Oregon. Organizers say it’s a great way for couples, families, and even individuals to talk about the positives and negatives in their relationships. “Coming in sooner than later and be able to approach common couple issues. We … Continue reading »

No Third Case of Meningococcemia

Eugene, Ore. – A third University of Oregon student, thought to have a potentially deadly bacterial infection, does not have the illness. A second student, a freshman living on campus who does have a confirmed case of meningococcemia, is doing much better and is no longer contagious, according to Lane County Public Health. Health officials … Continue reading »

Second Case of Meningococcemia at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health announced Tuesday the diagnosis of a second University of Oregon student with Meningococcemia, a very serious and potentially deadly bacterial infection. While people with Meningococcemia have the potential of infecting others, the bacteria cannot live for more than a few minutes outside the body, so the disease is … Continue reading »

Student Reports Strong-Arm Robbery

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon police are searching for a suspect accused of robbing a student. It happenedĀ in the parking lot of the Spencer View Apartments near E 22nd Avenue. The female student was walking in the complex between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on February 2, when a white male suspect approached her … Continue reading »

Students Volunteer in Local Parks

EUGENE, Ore. — Around 400 University of Oregon students spent Saturday morning giving back to the community. These students worked on eight different projects all around Eugene. Students say they want to give back to the community and beautify some parks near campus. “We have this tree planting, we’re also doing path resurfacing in several … Continue reading »

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