ASUO takes action after University of Oregon College Republicans respond to a statement by UO College Democrats after College Republicans’ support the Proud Boys-affiliated "Stop The Steal" pro-Trump rally in Salem on Nov. 8.
The Associated Students of the University of Oregon Executive Branch said they believe some of UO President Michael Schill’s reforms regarding the University of Oregon Police Department will not “reach its full potential,” and they asked in an Instagram post Monday afternoon that UO make all…
President Michael Schill announced Nov. 9 that UOPD would decrease its armed officers by 26%. ASUO feels like it is a step in the right direction to complete disarmament, but Schill is saying this is as far as he will go.
The ASUO resolution “deems the use of white supremacist symbols and rhetoric without acknowledgement of educational purpose or the denouncement of white supremacy as hate speech.”
The document asks the Campus Planning Committee to designate the riverfront as a natural area and to develop artificial fields elsewhere.
As one of the three new internal senate committees this academic year, ASUO’s Black Lives Matter committee is working to support Black student organizations and Black culture on campus through a legislative resolution.
As one of ASUO senate’s three new internal committees this year, the student outreach group is focusing on disseminating information about UO student government and providing tools for students to engage in politics.
COVID-19 has forced almost every aspect of life into a virtual format, and the University of Oregon’s student government, ASUO, is no exception. While many of the central focuses of their work remain unchanged, student officers are also focused on adapting to online platforms.
The ASUO Executive Branch shared its response to the Disarm UO movement in a memorandum today, proposing a collaborative task force to disband the UOPD and making room for additional student input.