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ASUO Wrap-Up Jan 11

The first ASUO Senate meeting of 2017 happened! Here’s the recap. ASUO appointed two new members; Hong Lei for Program Finance Committee and Clarice Beasley for Senate Seat 15. Lei was appointed to PFC at Large position by a majority vote of acclamation. Senator Gimm was the only senator to …

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ASUO Wrap-Up November 30

Here is the recap from the last ASUO meeting of 2016. Confirmations -Carter Fritsch Carter Fritsch was narrowly appointed as the ASUO Elections Coordinator after a divisive Senate questioned him for over an hour. There was controversy about his appointment because he has been involved with ASUO during his entire …

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ASUO bingo night informs students that they can have a say on tuition setting

Student government members, through a bingo game, let students know that there are ways for students to get involved in setting tuition at the University of Oregon. ASUO students hosted the “Tuition Lingo Bingo” event on Nov. 29 in Straub Hall. The 25 students who attended the event were each …

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ASUO Wrap-Up Nov. 16

This week’s ASUO meeting had a busy agenda ahead of a short Thanksgiving holiday week. 4 new appointments to various positions started the ASUO meeting. Myles Vigoda was appointed to the Program Finance Committee unanimously by the senate. Vigoda, an economics major, has had prior experience with ASUO and with …

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ASUO proposing new resolution to combat racism on campus

After recent weeks of racial discrimination and protests, the ASUO is taking steps to unify the student body. The move to create a resolution would give the ASUO a clear standing on where they stand and put pressure on  administration to act when in incidents of racism occur. The resolution …

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Newly appointed Senator Gimm hopes to make change in ASUO

Newly appointed ASUO senator Vickie Gimm plans to use her position to better reflect the student body of the University of Oregon. Gimm, an ethnic studies and sociology major, was appointed to Senate seat 1 on Oct. 19 after a divided ASUO eventually voted her into the position. Gimm has …

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Governor Kate Brown makes appearance at EMU amphitheater, encourages students to vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown stood beside the ballot box in front of the EMU on Monday, encouraging University of Oregon students to vote in the general election and listening to input on local issues. Prior to arriving on campus, Gov. Brown reached out to ASUO to help its members remind …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Here’s the agenda. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates October 26  

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Senate President in the last stretch of his position

ASUO Senate President Max Burns will serve only two more terms before his departure from the University of Oregon early next year. Burns discussed some upcoming issues that the Senate hopes to tackle before he leaves his position in March 2017. Burns, a transfer student from Central Oregon Community College, …

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ASUO senators pass student group request in a rare revote

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Senator Emily Huang said that the Women in Business’s request, part of which was already paid for, may have caused senators to feel like they were pressured to “go along with [the request].” It was actually Senator Blair Toy who made this statement.  …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates Oct. 5

Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Oct. 5  Follow ASUO Senate live updates Oct. 5 Here’s the agenda.

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ASUO senate confirmed five new financial committee members

We went to the ASUO meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s the recap! University of Oregon student government confirmed five new finance committee members at its first meeting of Fall term on Wednesday evening in the EMU. New Members: The new members of the ASUO include Usborn Ocampo for …

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ASUO Senate Live Update Sept. 28

Live blog of ASUO senate Sept. 28. Here’s the agenda. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Sept. 28  

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Senate president emeritus called in as summer senate failed to show up

We went to the meeting, so you didn’t have to. ASUO Senate failed to meet quorum the second time this summer, due to miscommunication. Senate president emeritus Max Burns, called in via Facebook from a cafe in Cambodia to prevent the body from holding another emergency meeting. Burns has been …

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The new ASUO to start tackling campus issues in summer term

Ednaly Jimenez was unanimously approved by the 2016-17 senate as Summer Senate President, but she didn’t realize until Spring term President Max Burns later surprised her with her position at the transition meeting.  “They were all laughing, and congratulating me on the position. I didn’t even know,” Jimenez said. Despite …

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ASUO Executive hosts panel in response to Shasta littering incident

Talk about the infamous incident that happened at Shasta Lake this month continued with an hour-and-half long panel hosted by the newly elected ASUO Executive today in Pacific 30. Seven panelists, including Greek Life members, environmental activist student and ASUO members, took on ten questions from ASUO Internal VP Zach …

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ASUO Podcast: A chat with Quinn Haaga

ASUO reporter Tran Nguyen sits down with newly inducted ASUO President Quinn Haaga to talk about her background, her experience with ASUO and what she has in plan for the ASUO’s future.

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Senate confirms six ASUO summer senators

The 2016-2017 ASUO Senate had its first meeting in the newly opened portion of the EMU building. In April 2016, the I’m with UO slate, under the leadership of senator Quinn Haaga, swept the student government election and won every open seat. Today, it takes over the office that oversees a $16 million budget. …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates May 25

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 25   Access the full agenda here.

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First ever Johnson Hall Correspondents event criticizes the university with jokes and laughter

Last week, University of Oregon student Tanner Staab criticized the university in a video for a satirical event posted by UO Students for Tuition Transparency and UO Stand Up Society. In the video, Staab poses as a UO Ambassador giving a campus tour to potential students, or “recruits,” and points out the …

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Split opinions from campus community on the proposed mandatory report policy

University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellow Bethany Howe said mandatory reporting for sexual assault helps save lives.   “When a student comes to me to tell me something, they are essentially crying for help. They want me, expect me, need me to say something and do something to get them …

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ASUO Senate wraps up the year by giving $10,050 to UO Rowing

Senate passed UO Rowing’s request for new equipment but not without hours of discussion Senate spent most of the meeting discussing the legitimacy of UO Rowing’s request of $40,000 for new equipment. UO Rowing is the oldest and largest team in Club Sports, their speaker said. With its rapid growth …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 18         Access the full agenda here.

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Preview: UO students share dance, art, slam poetry, music during INFLUX

For the third year in a row, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Student Member Advocacy Council (JSMAC) presents INFLUX: A Night of Performance Art. The two-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Submission is free, so come and support your local talent. INFLUX is an …

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Senate returns $10,000 to surplus

We went to Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you should know:   Senate denies one special request and passes $10,000 return request. Criminal Justice Network requested $300 to bring investigative reporter Jeffrey St. Clair to its sociology class. Senate voted down with one “yes” and 15 …

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ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 11   Access the full agenda here.

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EMU to open a food pantry in fall term but not without obstacles

There may be a food pantry in the EMU this fall term thanks to the help of the Radical Organizing & Activism Resource Center. ROAR has worked on this project since last summer, EMU Board member Lisa Smith said. The goal is to provide an emergency relief food pantry that is …

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Senate discusses possible funding for legal counseling service for survivors

We went to the Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate discusses funding for legal counseling service for sexual assault survivors University of Oregon Law professor Merie Weiner asked if Senate could use its overrealized budget to fund law graduate Kasia Mlynski in …

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ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.  Access the full agenda here. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 4  

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Student groups will suffer from surplus shortage next year

There will be fewer and smaller student-organized events, conferences and incidental fee-funded activities next year, according to the current ASUO Senate. University of Oregon student groups operate on the budget allocated by the ASUO Programs Finance Committee. However, the slow growth model has made it difficult for groups — especially …

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