EMU renovation rejected by voters

The proposed EMU renovation project was rejected by voters in this week’s ASUO Student Referendum, which concluded today. A similar measure concerning the Student Recreation Center was also rejected.

Fifty-seven percent of voters said they were opposed to the EMU renovation and the associated $65 per student per term fee, while 52 percent opposed the SRC expansion.

Voters also provided the following results by wide margins:

-Support for giving the ASUO Senate and Executive sole authority to set student government stipends.

-Opposition to reduced space for student groups in a potential new EMU.

-Opposition to the current structure of the EMU Board.

-Opposition to closing the EMU during a potential renovation

-Opposition to the current structure of the SRC Board.

-Support for increased governing authority for the SRC Board.

-Opposition to closing the SRC during a potential expansion.

-Opposition to eliminating the Office of Multicultural Academic Success.

-Opposition to the athletic department paying legal fees relating to alleged violations of NCAA rules with tuition dollars.

-Opposition to the athletic department receiving tuition dollars.

Full story in Monday’s Oregon Daily Emerald.

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