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City of Springfield granted $75,000 to accommodate TrackTown USA’s cash shortage

Days before the 2016 Track and Field U.S. Olympic Trials are set to take place at Historic Hayward Field, Eugene-based nonprofit organization TrackTown USA revealed that it is short on cash to host the event. The organization turned to the city of Springfield for aid and was granted $75,000 from hotel tax revenues. …

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Eugene to bill Trump campaign $92,300 for overtime costs in May rally

The City of Eugene is asking Donald Trump campaign for a reimbursement of almost $100,000 to cover the costs of overtime compensation for the rally in May. Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns said the overtime expenses add up to $78,000 in a news release Wednesday afternoon. Kerns also included $6,800 overtime …

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AcademicsNews

UO promoted and granted tenure to 127 faculty members

More than 120 University of Oregon tenure and non-tenure faculty members received promotions or earned tenure for the academic year 2015-2016 at the reception on June 7, according to Around the O. Out of 60 tenure-track faculty members and 67 non-tenure-track faculty members, 45 members of College of Arts and Sciences …

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ASUONews

ASUO Executive hosts panel in response to Shasta littering incident

Talk about the infamous incident that happened at Shasta Lake this month continued with an hour-and-half long panel hosted by the newly elected ASUO Executive today in Pacific 30. Seven panelists, including Greek Life members, environmental activist student and ASUO members, took on ten questions from ASUO Internal VP Zach …

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ASUONews

Senate confirms six ASUO summer senators

The 2016-2017 ASUO Senate had its first meeting in the newly opened portion of the EMU building. In April 2016, the I’m with UO slate, under the leadership of senator Quinn Haaga, swept the student government election and won every open seat. Today, it takes over the office that oversees a $16 million budget. …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate Live Updates May 25

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 25   Access the full agenda here.

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ASUONews

First ever Johnson Hall Correspondents event criticizes the university with jokes and laughter

Last week, University of Oregon student Tanner Staab criticized the university in a video for a satirical event posted by UO Students for Tuition Transparency and UO Stand Up Society. In the video, Staab poses as a UO Ambassador giving a campus tour to potential students, or “recruits,” and points out the …

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AdministrationASUONews

Split opinions from campus community on the proposed mandatory report policy

University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellow Bethany Howe said mandatory reporting for sexual assault helps save lives.   “When a student comes to me to tell me something, they are essentially crying for help. They want me, expect me, need me to say something and do something to get them …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate wraps up the year by giving $10,050 to UO Rowing

Senate passed UO Rowing’s request for new equipment but not without hours of discussion Senate spent most of the meeting discussing the legitimacy of UO Rowing’s request of $40,000 for new equipment. UO Rowing is the oldest and largest team in Club Sports, their speaker said. With its rapid growth …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate Live Updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 18         Access the full agenda here.

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CrimeNews

Former professor sues University of Oregon for wrongful termination

Former University of Oregon professor, CHiXapkaid Donald Michael Pavel filed a lawsuit against the university on May 10, for alleged wrongful termination last year. Pavel, a former education professor at UO, was terminated in January 2015 after being linked to a sexual harassment report. In the same lawsuit, Pavel is …

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ASUONews

Senate returns $10,000 to surplus

We went to Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you should know:   Senate denies one special request and passes $10,000 return request. Criminal Justice Network requested $300 to bring investigative reporter Jeffrey St. Clair to its sociology class. Senate voted down with one “yes” and 15 …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 11   Access the full agenda here.

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News

Milo Yiannopoulos talks on campus, targets feminism, rape culture and Muslims

A previous version of this post stated that 32 percent of British Muslims said that wives should always obey their husbands, according to a poll that Yiannopoulos referred to in his talk. The figure is actually 39 percent. The Emerald regrets this error. Milo Yiannopoulos, the British journalist and activist, …

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Oregon Public Records Task Force discusses eliminating public document fees

The Oregon Public Records Task Force drew a crowd of 20 community members today in Allen Hall to discuss ways to better the public records system. The task force, chaired by the Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, was formed by House Bill 2002, which Governor Kate Brown signed into law …

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ASUONews

EMU to open a food pantry in fall term but not without obstacles

There may be a food pantry in the EMU this fall term thanks to the help of the Radical Organizing & Activism Resource Center. ROAR has worked on this project since last summer, EMU Board member Lisa Smith said. The goal is to provide an emergency relief food pantry that is …

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NewsPolitics

Donald Trump rally draws supporters and protesters from all over Oregon

Max Thornberry and Troy Shinn also contributed to this report. Claudia Pelayo and her daughter stood in their Mexican traditional dress in front of the Lane Events Center — site of Donald Trump’s rally today — with a sign that read, “This is our home.” Trump became the presumptive Republican …

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ASUONews

Senate discusses possible funding for legal counseling service for survivors

We went to the Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate discusses funding for legal counseling service for sexual assault survivors University of Oregon Law professor Merie Weiner asked if Senate could use its overrealized budget to fund law graduate Kasia Mlynski in …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.  Access the full agenda here. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 4  

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ASUONews

Student groups will suffer from surplus shortage next year

There will be fewer and smaller student-organized events, conferences and incidental fee-funded activities next year, according to the current ASUO Senate. University of Oregon student groups operate on the budget allocated by the ASUO Programs Finance Committee. However, the slow growth model has made it difficult for groups — especially …

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ASUONews

ASUO Constitution Court rules that appointed executive members don’t need Senate approval

The ASUO Constitution Court has released a clarification saying the ASUO president can hire an executive team without senate approval. University of Oregon student Thomas Tullis asked the Constitution Court to clarify a section in ASUO Constitution rules, wanting to know whether the appointments requiring senate approval include executive members. …

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Recap: the UO’s 38th annual Take Back The Night walk and events

Standing in front of a crowd of University of Oregon students, staff and Eugene community members in the EMU Amphitheater, UO student Ahsante Sankofa Foree shared their sexual assault story. “Tonight, we take back the night, the day, the classroom, the bed and every inch on our body that they have …

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AcademicsAdministrationNews

Univerisity of Florida professor Juan-Carlos Molleda named as the next SOJC dean

The University of Oregon announced Juan-Carlos Molleda as the next School of Journalism and Communication Dean today, according to Around the O. Molleda, who is the current University of Florida professor and chair of the department of Public Relations, will take office July 1. His research focuses on global corporate public …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate passes $16,000 to develop carpool website for Safe Ride and DDS

Senate approves two special requests totaling $17,100 to develop a carpool website Designated Driver Shuttle and Safe Ride both came to Senate to request funding for a mobile website. DDS requested to transfer $9,100 within its budget; Safe Ride requested $8,000 from surplus. Upon the budget’s approval, the website, which …

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HousingNews

Resident halls without fire sprinklers leave students feeling unsafe

When Marie Shimizu first found out her residence hall doesn’t have fire sprinklers installed, she said she felt shocked and angry. “I remember I was upset over that fact all night,” she said. Shimizu transferred to the University of Oregon this fall to pursue a major in international studies. She …

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ASUONews

ASUO Constitution Court rules on Senate’s power over financial committee budgets

The ASUO Constitution Court has released a clarification regarding the ASUO Senate’s authority over the financial committee’s budget. EMU Board Chair Miles Sisk asked the court on April 16 to clarify if the ASUO Senate “may unilaterally cut from or add to the budgets of the EMU Board, Athletics & …

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ASUONews

I’m with UO candidates win all the remaining seats

ASUO election season has come to an end: I’m with UO candidates have won the last five open seats with more than 800 votes for each position. The elections board improperly excluded some candidates from the ballot during the general voting result, leading to a third week of voting. Here’s the list of all …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate confirms five new members to UO Senate

We went to the ASUO meeting so you didn’t have to; here’s what you missed: Senate confirms five new University of Oregon Senate members Senate confirmed five new members to University Senate: Nicole Hendrix, Andrew Dunn, Zach Lusby, Rachel Nicholson and Zach Rentschler. These five senators are responsible for advocating …

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ASUONews

A year in review: Members of ASUO reflect on the year

On April 10, 2015, Helena Schlegel was elected ASUO President. Her campaign, UO Forward, won the election with 1,604 votes, outrunning its opponent, We are Oregon, by nearly 200 votes. The platform promised to improve communication and increase inclusivity. One year later, with a little over a month left , …

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ASUONews

Quinn wins: what happened, and what’s next for the new ASUO President

The newly elected ASUO President Quinn Haaga has always stuck to one principle when it comes to student government: “to either go all the way or not do it at all.” Haaga, a junior majoring in planning, public policy and management, led the I’m With UO campaign that won the …

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