ASUOHousingNews

Senators rally against impending mandatory housing policy

Senate pushes against impending mandatory on-campus housing policy Senate approved the formation of a working group to address concerns surrounding possible mandatory housing for first-year students. Senator Max Burns said this new policy will create gentrification on campus and will put low-income students at a disadvantage. Burns said the University …

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New law extends sick leave to all UO employees

Part-time employees and graduate teaching fellows of the university are receiving sick leave benefits for the first time thanks to a new law. Oregon’s “Mandatory Sick Leave Law” went into effect Jan. 1 and requires employers to provide sick leave to all of their employees. For the University of Oregon, …

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Education in isolation: Black students feel alienated, but work together to demand change

Fahma Mohammed lived in Happy Valley, Oregon, where she was one of only 20 black students and five Muslim students at a high school of over 3,000. Her first term at the University of Oregon was a culture shock, but not for the reason one would expect. During her time …

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ASUONews

Senate approves $15,000 to bring Daily Show comedian to culture night

ASUO Senate approves $15,000 request to bring ‘Daily Show’ comedian to campus Senate unanimously approved the Students of the Indian Subcontinent’s $15,000 request to bring Hasan Minhaj, Senior Correspondent from the The Daily Show, to the group’s cultural night. This is the largest approved request of the year. SIS’s request …

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Students get back lost football tickets

Students will receive more football tickets if negotiations between the ASUO Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee and the University of Oregon Athletic Department hold up. The impending agreement between ACFC and the university athletic department will add 300 football tickets to the student lottery. The agreement will be discussed and …

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ASUONews

ASUO wraps up fall term with new resolutions, campaigns and a radio show

Senators and ASUO Executives have both settled into their roles as the fall term concluded. Each had their own success and challenges. Here’s a look at a few of the major moments of the term. Senate Senate was put under pressure by the Young Americans for Liberty, a libertarian student …

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AdministrationNews

Guaranteed tuition plan raises more concerns with Board of Trustees

On Oct. 28 the first open forum with the Tuition and Fees Advisory introduced the possible implementation of a guaranteed tuition plan. Now, Board of Trustees members question if the plan will better students or the university. In addition to concerns raised by ASUO executives earlier last week at a …

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Student group leads charge for racial equity

The Black Student Task Force at the University of Oregon is pushing administration to help black students succeed and make them feel safer on campus. After the release of the BTSF’s list of demands, the group joined student groups nationwide that have also issued lists of demands addressing similar struggles …

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Two acapella groups qualify for ICCA quarterfinals

After qualifying for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Northwest Quarterfinals on Nov. 15, University of Oregon acappella groups Divisi and Mind the Gap are aiming to win the top two spots and setting their sights to qualify for finals. Both Mind the Gap, a co-ed acappella group, and …

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Equestrian Club riders show potential and set sights for nationals

The Equestrian Club’s Western and Hunt Seat teams respectively earned third and sixth place out of nine at its first competition at Linn-Benton Community College. Three riders are now in the hunt to qualify for nationals. Equestrian Club President Courtney Horan says this year’s team is one of the best …

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Student group successfully pushes Subway to go antibiotic-free

After pushing McDonald’s to phase antibiotics out of their meat supplies earlier this year, the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group and the Campus Action Team recently pressured Subway to join the ranks. The company announced it will be antibiotic free on Oct. 22. The University of Oregon’s OSPIRG chapter, …

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Club leads push for cybersecurity

Focusing on the importance of hands-on experience, the University of Oregon Security Club is giving students an opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills – skills that are in very high demand. With cyber attacks becoming more prevalent and receiving more attention in recent years, Frank Arana, president of the club, says …

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Students aim to reclaim The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Don’t dream it, be it — That is the message that one student group is trying to spread in its upcoming performance ofThe Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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ISA Coffee Hour connects students from different cultures

The Living Learning Center’s Performance Hall roars with conversation and fills with students from around the globe. The International Student Association’s weekly Coffee Hour brings international and domestic students together. Gary Gao, president of the ISA, said the main goals of the organization are to connect international and domestic students …

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