ASUONews

ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together Wednesday

ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Schenk cited the campaign’s understanding of ASUO and current involvement within the University of Oregon as some of the reasons why she decided to endorse the campaign. She added that Ducks Together has demonstrated that its campaign …

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ASUONews

United UO’s punishment for rule violations reduced

The ASUO Constitution Court rescinded United UO’s one-hour ban on campaigning and reduced United UO’s one-day campaigning ban for April 11 to a four-hour ban, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jacob Faatz, the United UO presidential candidate, appealed the Court’s penalty on April 10, and he stated that the …

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ASUONews

United UO barred from campaigning on Wednesday following grievances from Ducks Together

Ducks Together submitted four grievances to the ASUO Elections Board about five violations of election rules by United UO, and the Board penalized United UO for two of the five violations by barring United UO from campaigning on Wednesday, April 11. “It is frustrating that we have lost an entire …

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ASUONews

Highlights from Thursday’s ASUO Town Hall Debate

Ducks Together and United UO took questions and pushed their platform points at the ASUO Town Hall Debate in the EMU on Thursday. Ducks Together emphasized tuition, the food pantry and transparency and took a more aggressive approach pushing its platform points. United UO highlighted safety, health, and parking. Maria …

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News

UO Campus Shuttle adds two off-campus routes due to recent off-campus crimes

UO students who live as far east as Willamette Street now have a safe ride home until 1 a.m. The UO Campus Shuttle will be adding two off-campus routes. One winds from the EMU amphitheater to the 13th and Olive apartments, then heads near the Safeway on 18th Avenue and …

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ASUONews

Ducks Together and United UO: A look at the two campaigns competing for 32 open ASUO positions

Ducks Together and United UO are the two campaigns competing in the ASUO elections this year. Next year’s ASUO administration has 32 open spots up for grabs. The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) is UO’s student government, and it’s one way students can express their opinions on …

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ASUONews

Online campaigning for ASUO elections emphasize having student voice in campus decisions

Both of the campaigns putting forth candidates for next year’s vacant ASUO seats have announced their platforms on social media, and both platforms emphasize giving students more influence in campus decisions. Ducks Together and United UO are the two ASUO campaigns this year, and they’ll be facing off for the …

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CityNews

Eugene students demand gun legislation reform in yesterday’s March for Our Lives

When 15-year-old Jivan Jot Khalsa spoke in front of thousands of people during Eugene’s March for Our Lives on Saturday, she felt like she was going to cry. “I felt super emotional because when I got up there to speak, I saw all these people here looking at me, treating …

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CrimeNews

Here’s a map of all the reported robberies near campus

A total of eight robberies near the University of Oregon campus have been reported in the last two weeks. The Emerald collected data on all the robberies reported to the University of Oregon Police Department between March 3 and March 17, and Emerald photo editor Adam Eberhart created a map …

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AdministrationNews

President Schill approves funding for seven parts of the university

UO President Michael Schill and Provost Jayanth Banavar approved strategic initiative funding from a set of recommendations from the UO’s Budget Advisory Group, according to reporting by Around the O. Strategic investments are defined by the University of Oregon as “a central (non-unit-based) priority designed to have a transformational effect …

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News

UO students walk out of class to demand stricter gun regulation

Hundreds of UO students and faculty left their classrooms at 10 a.m. to gather on the EMU lawn during Wednesday’s National School Walkout — a national effort to demand stricter gun regulation after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. UO College Democrats and Students Demand …

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AdministrationNews

Administration will not punish students for Wednesday’s walkout, Provost says

UO Provost Jayanth Banavar stated in an email to UO instructors that students who participate in the National School Walkout tomorrow will not be charged with student conduct code violations. But an instructor can choose to mark students as absent if they participate in the walkout, according to Banavar. Also, …

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ASUONews

ASUO Student Senate appoints two new Elections Board Commissioners

ASUO Student Senate voted unanimously to appoint two new ASUO Elections Board Commissioners on Feb. 28. Ram Sharma and Abbie Tornquist are the two new commissioners, and both are University of Oregon students who have not worked within ASUO before but who are eager to learn the position. What does …

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News

EMU will be open 24/7 for the two weeks before finals

The EMU is expanding its 24/7 finals week hours to include the two weeks before the end of the winter term, a test by the EMU administration to see if enough students would use the EMU during those hours. University of Oregon students have always asked for the EMU to …

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ASUONews

Two things you need to know about the changes that the ASUO Student Senate made to its forecasted budget.

The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) Student Senate revised and passed its annual fiscal budget during the ASUO Budget Bonanza on Feb. 2. ASUO is the university’s student government, and it manages the Incidental Fee, also known as the I-Fee. The I-Fee is a fee that UO …

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Cover StoryNews

The honors problem: Extra tuition and high dropout rates in the Clark Honors College

Incoming students at the Robert D. Clark Honors College typically look forward to having small class sizes, building relationships with professors and working with students who are academically driven. But between the cost and the time commitment, the honors college may not be worth it for some students. For freshman …

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News

Silent protest in Knight Library challenges murals, calling them racist

A group of about 20 silently protested murals at Knight Library on Wednesday. Individuals from the group said that the murals were racist, citing lines from one mural: “The Mission of a University,” and the line in question reads: “It means conservation and betterment not merely of our national resources …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), there may soon be an answer. Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student …

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News

LGBTQA3 Alliance’s annual drag show raises money for transgender youth summer camp

Saturday wasn’t University of Oregon student Jane Kissinger’s first time seeing a drag show, but she was excited to see student drag queens perform. For her, the LGBTQA3 Alliance at the UO — which hosted the show — gives her a chance to be herself. “My hometown is very rural …

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News

Preview: The LGBTQA3 Alliance is holding its annual drag show on Saturday

Cornell Hardiman is a drag queen in Eugene, and he’s been performing in drag shows at the University of Oregon since the EMU Amphitheatre used to be “a grassy knoll with a trail through it.” Hardiman remembers that in the early 2000s, he and a group of about seven others …

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News

Public art forum brings together students and faculty to discuss intellectual freedom and artistic expression

Adriene Lim is the Dean of Libraries at the UO, and she thinks that the question of whether or not to keep the murals in Knight Library isn’t a black and white issue. “We stand for intellectual freedom,” said Lim. “But we also stand for social justice and social responsibility, …

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News

Protesters in Eugene’s Women’s March for Action sustain movement’s energy from last year

Courtney Holman is a first-year biology student at the UO, and she attended the Women’s March for Action in Eugene on Saturday, Jan. 20. This isn’t the first Women’s march that she’s attended, but for Holman, the Women’s march in Eugene is different. This year’s Women’s march in Eugene was …

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News

Eugene will hold a Women’s March for Action on Saturday, Jan. 20. Here’s what you need to know

Lin Woodrich was never political up until after the 2016 presidential election. She would go through her voter’s pamphlet, circle the candidates that she wanted and put it aside. She said that she would always trust that it would be fine. Now, she says that that’s not a possibility anymore. …

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Student Sustainability Center to hold fair Jan. 25

The Student Sustainability Center is holding a fair to get more University of Oregon students involved in the community’s “earth-loving” sustainability scene. The Student Sustainability Fair will be located in the Crater Lake North and South rooms of the ERB Memorial Union on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 …

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News

New Oregon laws include bottle tax increase, new vehicle registration fees and gas pumping laws

The Oregon state legislator is laying down new laws that started on Jan. 1, so watch out for some of them that are likely to affect University of Oregon students — especially drivers, smokers and beverage drinkers. Here are some new laws in Oregon that you should know: Bottle Tax …

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News

Fifteen freshmen initiate effort to take down a mural they consider racist in Knight Library

Fifteen first-year University of Oregon students are spearheading an effort to petition the University of Oregon to remove a mural that they believe to be racist, located in the Knight Library. Francesca Smith is the leader of the group, and she first learned about the mural when a graduate instructor …

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AcademicsNews

After a decade of effort, UO creates new minor in leadership

The UO’s College of Education is offering a new minor in leadership, called Leadership + Administrative Skills, after a decade of work on the program. The college’s Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) department designed the minor for undergraduate students planning to pursue leadership roles in education or social services. …

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AdministrationNews

Marbury appointed to VP for student life

University of Oregon President Michael Schill has appointed Kevin Marbury to the permanent position of vice president for student life, according to a Tuesday student email announcement. Instead of performing an external search for a new vice president, President Schill decided to appoint Marbury, the current interim vice president, to …

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News

Why do upperclassmen live on campus?

When Jeremy Williams transferred from Chemeketa Community College to the University of Oregon as a sophomore, he wanted to live in the dorms because of their proximity to campus. According to UO Admissions, 14 percent of sophomores lived on campus in 2016, while 77 percent of freshmen lived on campus. …

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Student petitions for UO to remove allegedly racist mural in Knight Library

University of Oregon student Francesca Smith is petitioning the UO to remove a mural from the west side of Knight Library. The mural is titled “The Mission of a University.” Smith draws issue with this phrase on the mural: “It means conservation and betterment not merely of our national resources …

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