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College.biz: Higher education becomes a priority with creation of state committee

This is a first in state history. The Oregon Legislature has created a standing committee on higher education. To compare, California has had a standing committee on higher education since 1991 and Washington since at least the mid-90s. It’s part of an emerging focus on renovating and trying to improve …

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Gov. John Kitzhaber proposes to completely rework funding to Oregon's higher education

The news was unexpected. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed on Friday a radical reworking of higher education funding in Oregon. According to his 2013-15 state budget plan (PDF), administration of Oregon’s funding for universities and community colleges would be consolidated into a single agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education. The …

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Kitzhaber proposes new Department of Post-Secondary Education

Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed Friday to consolidate funding for Oregon’s universities and community colleges into one agency called the Department of Post-Secondary Education, according to Oregonlive. Under this plan, Kitzhaber will select all board members and executives involved in education in Oregon. This new agency will also give out money …

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A look at the business of Ducks After Dark

It is Thursday night at eight and hundreds of people are filing into PLC while the smell of pizza wafts out the windows. This isn’t a class or a guest lecturer. These people aren’t a part of a specific group or club. Instead, they are gathering to watch “The Big …

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A brief history of the EMU referendum

For nearly two years, the EMU referendum has been a huge topic of discussion. While most people agree the building is in need of a face lift, the process to get there was fraught with bumps in the road. Friday afternoon marked the historic passing of a referendum that every person on campus has a stake in.

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Take Back the Tap encourages University to follow EMU in going bottled water free

Since August of 2011, something has been missing from the EMU: bottled water. While people can still purchase Smart Water in the Union Market and Aquafina from the vending machines, the rest of the building is strictly bottled water free. And while there have been a few complaints, usually from …

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UO Score helps students save money on energy bills in cold Oregon winters

Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees and the days of rain have begun, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Along with the freezing temperatures of November and December come higher energy bills. Consistently using heaters to combat the colder weather can begin to cost …

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Eugene's proposed Social Host Ordinance for new party rules may have overlooked issues

There has been a lot of talk about the proposed Social Host Ordinance and how it will affect the city of Eugene, especially students. The ordinance deals with “unruly gatherings,” which are defined as “a party or gathering of five or more persons where alcohol is served or consumed” that …

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How a Mitt Romney presidency would affect your sex life

Sarah Moseley winds her way through the exam rooms and administrative offices of Planned Parenthood’s brand new $8.5 million health center on Franklin Boulevard. She makes a stop in the large, welcoming waiting room, noting that since the facility opened in early September they have seen more men than they …

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The fall and rise of West University apartments

Every day it seems that a different apartment complex is going up in West University. The progress and change is evident. Old, worn-down houses are being demolished and in their place modern behemoths are rising. Although this movement seems new, property management companies and private owners have been renovating and …

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A stark picture of the current state of the EMU

From the missing ceiling tiles to the water stained-concrete, it is obvious that the EMU needs some work. Students often complain about the lack of outlets or the outdated color scheme, but the real problems lie within the building — and these are much more serious. There are rooms full …

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ASUO-funded Native American flagpoles met with problems

Plans to build flagpoles from every Native American tribe in Oregon have reached a snag due to possible future renovations to the EMU.

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EMU Task Force meets to discuss how to move foward

The group met to discuss how to better educate people about the EMU project in order to get more students to vote for the change.

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ASUO Senate passes resolution in support of marriage equality

For their first resolution as a body, the new ASUO Senators dealt with a controversial issue when they discussed the Marriage Equality Resolution.

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ASUO Constitution Court looking toward the future

They will work to at making themselves more accessible as a body.

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New ASUO Executive excited to start working

New Executive members talk about their goals for the upcoming year.

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ASUO Sen. Lindy Mabuya calls for Cedar Cosner’s removal from Con Court

ASUO Sen. Lindy Mabuya says former ASUO elections coordinator Cedar Cosner acted unprofessionally during his time in office.

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ASUO Executive staff announced

ASUO President has announced her Executive staff.

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New senators garner new experiences during first meeting

The rest of the meeting served as a learning experience for the newly elected senators. ASUO President Laura Hinman took a lot of pictures and mouthed the words, “I feel like a proud mom.”

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Term ends for ASUO President Ben Eckstein and Executive staff

Members discuss the joys and challenges of working for the ASUO.

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Rep. Phil Barnhart attends last meeting for current ASUO senators

As senators get nostalgic, Barnhart discusses the work he plans to do for the University.

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New ASUO members must learn the rules

The Green Tape Notebook should be familiar to all senators as their guide and rules to all things Senate-related.

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EmX expansion discussed by ASUO Senate

Senate agrees on creating a EmX resolution and discusses the transition process.

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ASUO senators give their advice for next year

Six senators have one more year to work with students. While all agree the transition will be a learning experience for everyone, it will be a time to discuss the best way to serve students.

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Being in charge of $13 million

ASUO Senate stresses the importance for students to pay attention to how their money is spent.

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Elections Coordinator Cedar Cosner will be the new member of Constitution Court

Cosner was confirmed at Wednesday night’s Senate meeting but some senators worried about the fact that he was the only applicant for the position.

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Off the Record with Emily Schiola: Kerry Snodgrass

Off the Record is a weekly talkshow where important figures from campus and beyond speak candidly with the Oregon Daily Emerald. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45722390″ iframe=”true” /] This week we spoke with ASUO executive Chief-of-Staff Kerry Snodgrass. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/45721310″ iframe=”true” /]  

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