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Running unopposed: one ballot, one candidate

Imagine a U.S. presidential election with only one presidential candidate and one party running. That is what this year’s ASUO elections are going to look like. Only one slate — ASUO’s version of a political party — is running in this election. Students can either vote for Amy Schenk and …

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Podcast: ASUO winter wrap-up

Franziska Monahan and Francisca Benitez go over some of the biggest stories around ASUO this term, including the ASUO’s denial of Club Sports’ funding request and the appointment of the new Senate president and treasurer, and offer a preview of the upcoming ASUO election. This episode was produced by Franziska …

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ASUO Senate grants $85K from surplus in senate meeting

Today was the last ASUO senate meeting before spring break and the end of winter term. Eleven organizations requested money, with eight transfer requests and five funds requests from surplus. Senate passed all requests during the over two-hour meeting. $85,175 was granted from surplus in total. The Black Student Union requested …

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ASUO Senate elects Lauren Young as president

Last week, ASUO Senate said goodbye to its president Max Burns. This week, it welcomed newly elected Senate President Lauren Young. Young, the former ASUO Senate treasurer, was voted into office by the senate on Wednesday night after she edged out the only other candidate, Vasilisa Smith. Burns personally recommended …

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Why ASUO denied Club Sports’ $50,000 request

Last week, around 120 student athletes from Club Sports crowded an ASUO Senate meeting to express frustration over its decision not to overturn the veto by ASUO President Quinn Haaga on a $50,000 funding request for athletes’ national competitions. According to Haaga, Club Sports has been in the habit of …

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Podcast: What to expect from today’s Board of Trustees Meeting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast producer Emerson Malone outline what to expect during today’s Board of Trustees meeting. The proposed 10.6 percent tuition hike for next year, another round of non-tenure-track-faculty cuts, mandatory first-year residency for freshmen and an ASUO-led …

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120 Club Sports athletes flood ASUO Senate meeting

One hundred and twenty club sport athletes, facing a denial of a request for $50,000 from ASUO, flooded a student government meeting on Wednesday night, lining the room shoulder-to-shoulder to voice opposition. After hours of emotional testimony, ASUO remained undecided in granting the money. The money would be used to fund …

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Photos: 2017 UO Taiwan Night showcases campus performers

The Taiwanese Student Association hosted a cultural night on Feb. 13 in the EMU ballroom. The event featured many performers from the “China Night” Lunar New Year celebrations on Jan. 29 and featured original performances that students practiced in two weeks between the shows. “We didn’t want our performances to be …

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Senate Wrap-Up Jan. 25

Senate had a busy evening this week and we went to cover it! Here’s the recap. Ten student organizations requested more funds or a reallocation of current funds during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. First up was Student Mental Health Advocates. SMHA works with the National Alliance of Mental Illness to better …

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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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