Campus Life / Education

Oregon professor under fire for wearing blackface at party 

Law School Dean Michael Moffitt said the unidentified professor has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of a civil rights investigation, The Register-Guard reported ( “The use of blackface, even in jest at a Halloween party, is patently offensive and reinforces historically racist stereotypes,” university President Michael Schill wrote in an email he … Continue reading

National / U.S. News

The Latest: Congressman calls shooting heartbreaking tragedy

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the deadly shooting Thursday at a community college in Oregon (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The congressman who represents the southwest Oregon city where a mass shooting happened at a community college says the incident is a “heartbreaking tragedy.” Authorities say the shooting Thursday at Umpqua (UMP’-kwah) Community … Continue reading

Home once owned by musician Steve Miller added to register 
Business / Featured

Home once owned by musician Steve Miller added to register 

  WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) — A modern-style Oregon house once owned by Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The William J. and Sarah Wagner Lippincott House was designed by architect Winifred Scott Wellington, a faculty member at University of California, Berkeley. Architectural historian Diana Painter … Continue reading