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Top five stories from the 2015-2016 school year

The 2015-2016 school year was full of protests, rallies and new faces in administration and other departments. Here are five of the stories that had some of the biggest impacts on the University of Oregon: UCC shooting and recovery Fall term began with a national tragedy. On the morning of …

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The presidential climb: the state of ASUO elections so far

Two weeks of ground campaigning, four grievances and 6,269 votes later, One Oregon executive candidates Zach Rentschler, Tori Ganahl and Adam Sharf are going head to head with I’m with UO candidates Quinn Haaga, Natalie Fisher and Zach Lusby in a runoff election. I’m with UO came out of the …

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One Oregon fighting one-day campaigning ban from elections board

One Oregon may not be allowed to campaign for a day if the ASUO Constitution Court upholds the ASUO Elections Board’s sanction imposed in response to a grievance filed against the campaign last week. I’m With UO campaign manager Andrew Dunn filed a grievance on March 28 against One Oregon vice …

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Slates’ tactics vary on first day of online campaigning for ASUO election

Campaigns putting forth presidential candidates for the 2016 ASUO election kicked off their web presences in a variety of ways on the morning of March 21. I’m with UO, Duck Squad and One Oregon all chose different combinations of social media and websites to begin distributing information about their candidates and …

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Guardians of the Graves: The people working between the graves in Eugene Pioneer Cemetery

For some students, it’s a popular place to run. Some simply ignore it. But the 16.5-acre Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, established in 1873, remains in large part a mystery to the students who walk through it. But to a small group of men and women with deep roots in the Eugene …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting   Live Blog ASUO Senate Sept. 30          

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A year in review: ASUO Senate wrap-up

The 2015-2016 legislative session wrapped up for the ASUO Senate on May 27. Though every senate goes through the same list of duties with every academic year, each group accomplishes unique milestones in its time. Here’s a look at some of the memorable moments from this year’s senate. A shifting …

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Candidate for new vice president position discusses handling sexual assault

Dr. Jennifer Hammat, candidate for the new position of assistant vice president for campus sexual assault and Title IX coordinator, revealed in her presentation on Tuesday afternoon explained that she had more than professional experience in this field, by voicing that she is also a survivor of sexual assault. He was …

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Plaintiff in a 2014 lawsuit with the UO discusses University of Oregon response to sexual assault

A former UO student said she “fought an uphill battle to get help almost everywhere she tried” her sexual assault was reported in May 2013.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO senate meeting     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 27     Access the agenda here.

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Outgoing senators discuss their departure from the ASUO

Last week, the 2014-2015 ASUO Senate passed its last motion. When the May 20 meeting was adjourned, senators hugged, took pictures together and called to each other to keep in touch. Later, the Emerald sat down with a few of the outgoing senators to ask them about their experiences this …

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The Board of Trustees will vote on potential changes to its health insurance policies

Time is winding down until the Board of Trustees votes on new student health insurance options to be offered at the University of Oregon. On May 8, Robin Holmes met with the Board to lay out all the policies, which include three different options of varying coverage. Rather than the current …

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Baseball cards, protests and arrests: Students fight to stop kicker from kicking

In Salem on May 14, ASUO President Beatriz Gutierrez and ten students were arrested during a protest against the “kicker”. The Oregon Student Association hopes the excess amount of tax rebate money called the “kicker” can be allocated to help freeze tuition.

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Senate bids legislative session adieu

The final meeting of the 2014-2015 ASUO Senate took place on Wednesday, when money from the over-realized fund was allocated to various groups and causes.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 20         Access the agenda here.

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Students gather at Collier lawn in remembrance of Nakba

Palestinian students gathered on Collier lawn to commerate Nakba. Nakba means catastrophe and it refers to the date that Israel was declared as independent, and many Palestinians lost their homes.

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ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez among students arrested at Salem protest

ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez was arrested along with several other students from the Oregon Student Association at a protest in Salem on the morning of May 14. Students were lying in a hallway in the capitol protesting the Oregon kicker rebate, which is an excess amount of tax rebate money available …

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ASUO Senate ties up loose ends at Wednesday’s meeting

Only a few items remain on the agenda for this year’s ASUO Senate. Senate’s May 13 meeting mostly focused on tying up loose ends: transfers within groups, over-realized fund discussion and resolutions. Special requests took a relative backseat to the public forum, as the room was packed with members of groups …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting       Live Blog ASUO Senate May 13       Access the agenda here.

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Board of Trustees reviews options to improve student health insurance and sexual assault

Robin Holmes met with the Board of Trustees on Friday to discuss proposals for changes to student health insurance through the university and changes to the student conduct code, particularly with regard to sexual assault. Under the current system, all students pay a mandatory health center fee of $161 per …

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Vice president and general counsel among six UO employees under investigation for handling of sexual assault case

Six University of Oregon employees are being investigated by the Oregon Bar and the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners because of alleged misconduct concerning the student who said she was raped by three men’s basketball players last March.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 6         Access the agenda here.

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Interim general counsel Doug Park named as a finalist in hiring search for general counsel

Doug Park, who has been the University of Oregon’s interim general counsel since July 2014, was named as the second finalist in the general counsel hiring process that has been going on since December 2014. As interim general counsel, Park currently holds the position in question, but the university must put …

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Senators-elect get their first experience hearing requests from the other side of the table

The tables were crowded with senators and senators-elect at last night’s meeting as the Senate looks to the future. Senators handled 12 special requests, many of which were transfers within groups or back to surplus. This is common as the school year winds down, when groups find money left over from …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting     Live Blog ASUO Senate April 29     View the agenda here.

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The #UncoverM campaign garners attention around meningitis by new means

On April 21, a black banner with white writing appeared over 13th Avenue on the University of Oregon campus. It read: “I’m taking over.” And it was signed with the initial “M.” That was accompanied by tweets from the account @M_Oregon, like this one: Not to be overlooked #UNCOVERM pic.twitter.com/aMF1Lt5CC1 …

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The ASUO Senate is looking for applications for over-realized funds

Sometimes mistakes involving hundreds of thousands of dollars can mean good things for students. At least, that’s the case with an over-realized fund. The over-realized fund is the money that comes from students that the University of Oregon administration never saw coming because it accounted for the present and paying the …

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Freshman representative confirmed, money returned to surplus at ASUO Senate meeting

ASUO Senate had a mixed bag of an agenda at its April 22 meeting, which lasted over two and a half hours. Senate confirmed a freshman representative, appointed a new senator to the University Senate and saw an increase to surplus for the first time this year. Hunter Mackin was the …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting       Live Blog ASUO Senate April 22         Access the agenda here.

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Constitution Court leaves elections results uncontested

In response to We Are Oregon’s second grievance against UO Forward, Con. Court rules that it does not have the authority to remove a student from the ballot or an elected official from office.

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