The ASUO budget for the 2019-20 academic year is set to be debated by the University of Oregon Board of Trustees on March 8. The decision will help to finalize a fiscal plan for the UO student government at a time when the financial situation for students seems increasingly difficult.
Update at 12:58 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7:
About 100 students filled the EMU’s Redwood Auditorium on Tuesday to share their concerns with University of Oregon leaders about next year’s tuition. After a presentation about the outlook of the university’s finances, students broke into groups to speak to members of the Tuition and Fee Ad…
University of Oregon President Michael Schill and other high-ranking members at UO addressed concerns surrounding tuition increases at a board of trustees meeting on Tuesday in wake of Gov. Kate Brown’s recently released state budget proposal.
The University of Oregon Board of Trustees announced that several of its members will be holding office hours. They invite members of the UO community to come share their opinions with board representatives in the weeks leading up to the Dec. 3 board meeting.
The Associated Students of the University of Oregon Senate passed a resolution in October opposing Measure 105, which would remove limits on the resources that state and local law enforcement agencies can use for finding and arresting people whose only suspected crime is violating federal im…
Only 10 years ago, voters between the ages of 18 and 24 played a significant role in electing Barack Obama. The turnout for youth voters in the 2008 elections was the highest since the government started keeping track in 1972. But the 2014 midterm elections saw the lowest number of voters of…
On the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street last spring, Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón and a team of Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) hopefuls campaigned in lavender T-shirts with the words “Ducks Together” printed in yellow block letters, surrounded by the sam…
This year’s ASUO executive slate is shuffling its cabinet, adding positions dedicated to students of color and removing underutilized positions.
ASUO Senate confirmed five senators and one senate president to serve on the summer senate, elected next year’s senate president and appointed three new ASUO officers during the last ASUO senate meeting of spring term, on May 30.
Out with the old ASUO, in with the new.
The ASUO Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night in a 12-to-six vote to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, a Palestinian-led movement. The resolution encourages the University of Oregon to boycott companies that proponents of the resolution say support the Israeli occ…
University of Oregon President Michael Schill wrote in a statement Thursday that the boycott, divest and sanctions resolution passed by the ASUO Senate during last night’s senate meeting is divisive and inconsistent with UO’s value of inclusion.
The University Senate voted to change course evaluations and create a task force for evaluating differential tuition at its meeting Wednesday.
The Associated Students of the University Oregon Street Faire this spring will donate 50 percent of its revenue to fund future campus food security efforts.
After Ducks Together won this year’s ASUO election by a landslide, some members of this year’s administration said leaving their roles will be bittersweet.
Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacon, the ASUO president-elect, thought that winning the 2018 election with her all-queer, all-student-of-color presidential slate was going to be an “uphill battle.” Her campaign manager made sure of that.
Ducks Together won 17 seats in this year’s ASUO election in a massive landslide. All of the candidates running under Ducks Together won seats, and all received more than double the number of votes than their United UO competitors. Two United UO slate members, both of whom were unopposed, won seats.
ASUO President Amy Schenk endorsed Ducks Together in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Barely 24 hours after the ASUO Elections Board first penalized United UO for violating election rules — the major of the two violations from Wednesday was for campaigning in University Housing — the board is again disciplining United UO for campaigning in University Housing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASUO Student Senate voted unanimously to appoint two new ASUO Elections Board Commissioners on Feb. 28.
The Board of Trustees met for the second day and has voted to increase tuition and approve differential tuition.
The Associated Students of the University of Oregon Student Senate revised and passed its annual fiscal budget during the ASUO Budget Bonanza on Feb. 2.
The annual University Lobby Day will take place at the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem on Thursday, Feb. 15. All seven public universities in Oregon will be lobbying on that day.
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.
ASUO is accepting applications for a new executive position called the Veteran Student Advocate. ASUO Chief of Staff Will Iverson hopes this will create a new space on campus for supporting veterans.
The ASUO hosted an open student forum on Tuesday concerning tuition and fees in the EMU Ballroom of the University of Oregon.
On Wednesday, the ASUO Senate voted not to approve a mandatory per diem food costs for student groups’ travel expenses.
While many decisions seem to be out of the hands of students, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) provides a way for members of the student body to influence policy. According to their website, “ASUO provides for the social, cultural, educational and physical developme…
When you talk to the people who know 2017- 18 Associated Students of The University of Oregon (ASUO) President Amy Schenk best, certain words come to mind when describing her. One of the most prolific would be ‘passionate’. Schenk’s passion for improving students lives shows in everything sh…
While University of Oregon students protested against a 10.6 percent proposed tuition hike in March, the Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) voted to transfer $10,000 to the UO athletic department.
Officials in the ASUO office will be replacing four student jobs with professional staff members to improve efficiency as part of a restructuring process. Because of this, there will be fewer students working in the student government office, which has upset some ASUO members.
May 24 marked the end of the year for the 2016-17 ASUO year. Throughout the year, the group has aimed to improve the lives of students through a variety of goals including campus lighting, higher education advocacy and a new and improved Health, Counseling and Testing Center.
On Wednesday, about 50 students called state legislators to lobby for increased funding for higher education.
In January, when ASUO Vice President and UO senior Natalie Fisher first heard the tuition increase would reach 10.6 percent, she wasn’t surprised.
The current and incoming ASUO slates don’t agree with each other on the 10.6 percent tuition increase recommended by President Michael Schill.