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Podcast: ASUO and You: The Student Senate

The ASUO Student Senate is the largest branch of the University of Oregon’s student government and consists of 23 senators who manage approximately $16 million dollars in annual student fees. But how senators manage all of that money? Where does that money go? And what do senators even do on …

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ASUO and You: The Executive Branch

 ASUO’s structure parallels strongly to that of the U.S. government, and the executive branch is no exception. How much power does the executive branch hold, and what do executive officers actually do? We talk to ASUO President Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón and ASUO Internal Vice President Imani Dorsey to discover …

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ASUO and You Podcast: What is the ASUO?

 You may have heard of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, but what does our student government actually do? How does it work? And how much power does it have? Our first episode illustrates the basics of your student government. This episode was edited by Ryan Nguyen.

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Podcast: Meet the Emerald’s new Editor-in-Chief

On this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, current Editor-in-Chief Jack Pitcher and incoming Editor-in-Chief Zach Price sit down with Podcast Editor Alec Cowan to talk about the Emerald’s year in review: what could the paper have done better, what are the struggles of being editor-in-chief and what are Zach’s …

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Ducks Together triumphs as an all-queer, student-of-color-led ASUO presidential slate

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. “I intentionally wanted to low-ball it,” said Tan Perkins, who managed Gallegos’ slate, Ducks Together. “I told our …

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Podcast: News wrap: The biggest stories from winter term

Join Senior News Editor Will Campbell, Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they review the biggest stories from a busy winter term at the University of Oregon. The stories featured include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s visit to campus, Red Wagon Creamery’s EMU closure, the passing …

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Podcast: General education requirements set to change and UO Senate votes to denounce white supremacy

Today is Saturday, Feb. 3. Here are the three stories from this past week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin and Senior News Reporter Casey Crowley break down the biggest changes coming to UO’s “confusing” general …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Increases in resident tuition and university senate goals for winter term

Today is Saturday, Jan. 19. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, podcast editor Alec Cowan and senior news reporter Michael Tobin discuss the Emerald’s cover story examining how resident tuition has risen over the last ten years, the …

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Podcast: End of the term news wrap up: Knight Campus, Bigby-Williams case and UO Student Collective protests

Today is Saturday, Dec. 9. Here are the biggest stories from fall term 2017. In this news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss the biggest stories the Emerald covered this year. These are long-running stories that have defined much of the year, such as …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: GAP visits campus, Faculty Senate addresses bias in evals

Today is Saturday, Oct. 21. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss the arrival of the “Genocide Awareness Project” on campus, which posted graphic images on the EMU …

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Pint for Las Vegas: Donating blood was all she could do

On typical Sundays UO senior Kaity McLain wakes up early and goes to church. She does her laundry, eats dinner with friends and catches up on her homework before bed. But Sunday, Oct. 1, was far from typical. Around 10:30 p.m. Kaity set down with her accounting textbook and climbed …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: the President’s speech interrupted and the new bar passage rates

Today is Saturday, Oct. 7. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Alec Cowan and Senior News Reporter Michael Tobin discuss President Michael Schill’s “State of the University” address, which was suspended due to a student protest. …

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Podcast: 20/20: What Charlottesville means to Eugene then, now and in the future

    In this pilot episode of 20/20, host Alec Cowan dives into a topic affecting the university community both now and in the past. This episode’s topic? Charlottesville, which has spurred a national conversation about the meaning of memorials and the right to rally. This episode features Sararosa Davies, …

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Weekly news wrap-up: Requiem for a Domino’s

Today is Saturday, June 3. Here are the three stories from this week that you need to know. In this weekly news wrap-up, Podcast Editor Emerson Malone and Senior News Editor Max Thornberry talk about the Unthank-ful new dormitory name; how UO is starting to address IT issues on campus …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: HECC’s tuition decision

It’s Saturday, May 27. This week Alec Cowan, Emma Henderson and Franziska Monahan discuss the history and most recent development of one story: The HECC’s revote on the 10.6 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan and Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: SOJC budget, ASUO on tuition and Alex Tizon

It is Saturday, May 20. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Max Thornberry and Franziska Monahan discuss the week’s biggest stories: The SOJC announced a budget plan for 2017-18 that will save approximately $500,000; the HECC denied UO’s 10.6 percent increase …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Tuition hike begone!

Today is Saturday, May 13. Here are the biggest stories from this week: the proposed 10.6-percent tuition hike was voted down in Salem; the four finalists for the renaming of Cedar Hall (formerly Dunn Hall) have been announced; and the Portland Senior Experience has been suspended for the School of …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Manzil Midrash and more faculty cuts

It is Saturday, May 6.  Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this week’s Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Sararosa Davies and Craig Wright discuss this week’s biggest news stories: Tuesday was the 69th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and Israeli and Palestinian students are talking about their …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Take Back The Night

It is Saturday, April 29. Here are this week’s biggest news stories. In this installment of the Daily Emerald weekly news wrap-up, Alec Cowan, Will Campbell and Emerson Malone discuss the Take Back the Night march had its 39th year on campus Thursday night; a former student has been convicted …

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Podcast: Did Nazis visit us on 4/20?

White nationalists paid a visit to the University of Oregon on Thursday, April 20; the Knight campus expansion is pushing out Evergreen Indian Restaurant and other businesses; and President Michael Schill announces another round of budget cuts. News Reporter Max Thornberry, Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: UO takes the romance out of languages, UO For You wins a one-slate race

News reporter Max Thornberry joins Opinion Editor Alec Cowan and Podcast Editor Emerson Malone to go over this week’s most pressing stories: how the university’s proposed faculty cuts will hurt the Department of Romance Languages; the new sexual assault reporting policy gets passed by the Faculty Senate and UO For …

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ASUO Podcast: External VP candidate Vickie Gimm

On this episode of the Daily Emerald’s ASUO Podcast, ASUO reporter Frankie Benitez speaks with external VP candidate Vickie Gimm about this year’s unusual election, her goals for next year and the role of external VP. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Remembering Prof. Alex Tizon and next week’s uncontested 2017 ASUO election

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Will Campbell and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: School of Journalism faculty reflect on how late School of Journalism professor Alex Tizon impacted their lives; the Emerald town hall event, featuring the 2017 ASUO election’s sole …

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Podcast: Winter term news wrap-up

The biggest University of Oregon news stories from winter 2017 term are unearthed and recapitulated by senior news reporter Max Thornberry in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network. These stories include: why Ta-Nehisi Coates’ speech ended early; the tuition increase affecting all students starting fall 2017; UO student dining …

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Podcast: ASUO winter wrap-up

Franziska Monahan and Francisca Benitez go over some of the biggest stories around ASUO this term, including the ASUO’s denial of Club Sports’ funding request and the appointment of the new Senate president and treasurer, and offer a preview of the upcoming ASUO election. This episode was produced by Franziska …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: A&AA’s new name, law school’s new dean, Lane County’s new smoking law

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast editor Emerson Malone discuss the three biggest stories from week ten of winter term: The university faculty senate voted on Wednesday to rename and restructure the School of Architecture and Allied Arts to the “College …

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Podcast: Weekly news wrap-up: Trump takes action on Juliana v. United States, and student Duck Store shoplifting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and senior news reporter Andy Field discuss this week’s biggest stories: the Trump administration’s calls to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision to move Juliana v. United to federal trial; there’ve been 15 cases of …

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Podcast: Understanding President Schill’s budget plan

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Will Campbell breaks apart President Schill’s budget plan, which he presented to the Faculty Senate last week, and how it will affect non-tenured faculty members and the size of University of Oregon’s various schools. This episode was produced by …

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Podcast: Weekly wrap-up: Tuition spikes, GPA inflation and our interview with Mike Watt

In this weekly wrap-up, Associate News Editor Max Thornberry explains why everyone will be paying so much to attend the University of Oregon next year and talks about Will Campbell’s exploration of inflated grades. Test out the Emerald Grade Tracker here. Arts and Culture Editor Craig Wright recaps his interview …

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Podcast: What to expect from today’s Board of Trustees Meeting

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, associate news editor Max Thornberry and podcast producer Emerson Malone outline what to expect during today’s Board of Trustees meeting. The proposed 10.6 percent tuition hike for next year, another round of non-tenure-track-faculty cuts, mandatory first-year residency for freshmen and an ASUO-led …

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