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UO Health Center responds to flu outbreak in Lane County

The Lane County Public Health Department has reported multiple cases of influenza in Lane County and on the University of Oregon campus. The UO Health Center is trying to spread the word on the importance of getting flu shots and informing people of ways to stop the spread of influenza. …

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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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UO prepares students for tuition increase with tuition transparency panel

The University of Oregon held a public forum regarding rising tuition costs in order to increase its transparency with the public. The forum was designed to allow students to speak with members of the Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, telling them how they think rising costs should be addressed and …

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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 hopes to make institutional changes Winter term

The ASUO is busy planning the budget cycle that will impact students for the next few years. Max Burns, President of the ASUO Senate, discussed the main-focus of ASUO for this term: crafting the I-Fee, the budget in which ASUO can operate for the next fiscal year. “The primary focus …

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Sexual Assault reporting policy passes Senate, awaits Schill’s approval

The University of Oregon Senate allowed a new sexual assault reporting policy to be sent to President Michael Schill for final approval in November after months of deliberation. The policy is expected to move UO forward in its efforts to combat and reduce sexual assault rates and to respect the …

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UO cancels classes Monday, Jan 9

The University of Oregon has released a statement postponing classes until Jan. 10. The postponement is due to extreme weather conditions that have plagued the entire state over the weekend. The statement read, “While temperatures are expected to warm considerably in the Eugene area by tomorrow morning, the impact of …

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Human Rights Commission pushes to make Eugene a Sanctuary City

With the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, concern has risen from undocumented groups who are uncertain of their future within the country. The Human Rights Commission in Eugene has made recent pushes to create an ordinance to make Eugene a sanctuary city that …

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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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Active Shooting at Ohio State

A previous version of this story said that the suspect was shot by campus police. A suspect in the attack at Ohio State University Monday morning has reportedly been shot and killed by police. Eight people have been taken to the hospital on Monday morning after a reported shooting on …

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Photos: UO students silently protest campus hate crimes

More than a dozen students stood in a circle in front of the Erb Memorial Union on Monday, silently protesting the hate crimes that have occurred on the University of Oregon campus recently. Protestors carried signs and handed out fliers explaining the reasoning for their demonstration: “It was necessary for …

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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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ASUO Wrap-Up 11/9/16

We went to the ASUO meeting and here is the recap: After an unprecedented presidential election and a tumultuous night of protests on campus, ASUO decided to keep the meeting short and focus only on financial business at hand. 5 groups requested funding or money transfers from ASUO. All of …

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ASUO executives release statement following Donald Trump victory

After a night of heavy protests on campus and across the US, ASUO executive representatives released a joint statement regarding the presidential election. In the statement, the executives wanted ensure that the rhetoric of Donald Trump over the past year is not condoned by ASUO and is abhorred. “We want …

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Oregon public college presidents ask state for $100 million

Measure 97’s failure spurred Oregon public colleges to continue the effort to fund higher education. On Wednesday, the presidents of Oregon’s seven public universities signed a joint letter that asked for $100 million in funding for higher education. “The universities have collectively been thinking about how they are going to …

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Podcast: What is the ASUO?

In this installment from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald reporters Connor Kwiecien and Miguel Sanchez-Rutledge talk about why you should be invested in the ASUO (the Associated Students of the University of Oregon), as well as how to find and attend the ASUO meetings. Listen to the episode via SoundCloud …

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Understanding ASUO and why it matters

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon is a student run government that allocates student money and represents the student body at UO. The student-government, since its inception, has held some form of control of the Incidental Fee — a mandatory fee that students pay. The Incidental Fee pays …

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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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ASUO Wrap-Up 11/2/16

Here’s the recap for this week’s ASUO meeting: There were four groups requesting funds or transfer of funds for various student organizations. One of the groups was tabled until next week. ASUO executive members requested multiple different transfers of funds. The first transfer came from Food for Retreat to Food …

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ASUO Wrap Up Oct 26

We went to the ASUO meeting this week. Here’s the recap! The senate accepted the funding requests for three student organizations for various events: Public Relations Student Society of America: PRSSA requested a minimum $90 for an upcoming public relations conference to cover hotel expenditures. The request was approved unanimously. …

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Live from the graveyard

This Hallow’s Eve, Eugene is hosting a concert to die for. Tucked away in the hills of southwest Eugene lies the Eugene Masonic Cemetery, which has been a part of the city’s history since its inception in 1859 — 10 years after the city’s founding. The Hope Abbey Mausoleum, an …

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Peter DeFazio campaigns at EMU

Congressman Peter DeFazio came to the University of Oregon on Monday to tour the new EMU and campaign for the upcoming November election. Congressman DeFazio was joined by State Representatives Phil Barnhart and Val Hoyle to encourage students to vote in this contentious election. “Students should vote like their future …

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ASUO Wrap Up October 19

We went to the ASUO meeting last night! Here is what happened. ASUO approved three new positions for various roles within the organization. Michael Lantz is a graduate student at UO Law School and was appointed unanimously to ASUO Constitutional Court position. “Restraint and discretion are key. This realization, in …

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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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Organization Against Sexual Assault receives funding increase for outreach programs

The ASUO, during their Sept. 28 meeting, approved a special request for funding allotment to the Organization Against Sexual Assault. The reason for the request was to implement positions that have historically been a part of the organization and are for student aid. These positions were cut by the Program …

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ASUO Senate elects two-term president along with other officers

It was a short and sweet ASUO meeting. Here is the recap! The meeting started with announcements from KWVA which will be holding a grand opening to correspond with the Erb Memorial Union’s grand opening this Thursday and Friday. A representative for KWVA said that students can stop in and record …

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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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Crafting Fashion

  From elegant sweaters to stunning jewelry, the Craft Center at the University of Oregon offers a multitude of creative avenues for those interested in creating their own wares. The Craft Center opened its doors on Sept. 26 for fall term. The center is located in a new location on …

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The risk of bike theft on campus

Over the years on the University of Oregon campus, many people have turned to bicycles as an alternative mode of transport. In 2012, there were 848 bicycles stolen in Eugene. During the first quarter of 2013, bike thefts in Eugene rose 64 percent.  As of 2015, the bike theft rate …

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