Here's what you missed at ASUO Senate

If you spent Wednesday at Dollar Beers, here are the highlights from February 4, 2015’s ASUO Senate meeting. As always you can check out the blog here and stay up to date on the ASUO on its website

Senate spent $20,295, here’s what they funded.

-$2,000 for Ecological Design Center’s HOPES conference, April 9-11.

-$7,295 to the Sports and Entertainment Law Forum’s next conference. This special request took by far the longest. Senators discussed standing rules for funding of campus conferences, but ultimately gave SELF the entire amount that they requested for its February 20th conference at the Moda Center, home of the Portland Trail Blazers.

-$11,000 to the Women’s Center to help fund an event in the Ms. Lyllye B. Parker Speaker Series March 7 in the EMU Ballroom. The money will help for the speaker and event costs. Mia McKenzie will be speaking at the event, she is an author and activist whose blog is called Black Girl Dangerous.


The senate also confirmed Hao Tan, former freshman representative, to senate seat 16. Tan is a bio-chemistry major and said he would also be interested in being on senate again next year. Tan said that he would not be helping to hire a new freshman representative because he has friends applying for the position.

The ASUO Senate created two working groups, both suggested by Senator Andrew Lubash. One working group addresses a University Senate working group dealing with Sexual Assault and FSL. Yes there are two senates. Yes it’s confusing.

The second working group will look at transparency at UO. Transparency has become a huge topic at UO during #LibraryGate earlier this year when administrators and professor Bill Harbaugh fought over presidential archives.

Tune in again next week for more ASUO Senate.

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