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The ASUO won’t seek replacement for Patrick Kindred as external VP

ASUO President Beatriz Gutierrez said she will not be filling the external vice president position vacated by Patrick Kindred after his removal from the University of Oregon campus in February. Kindred has been absent from his position since Feb. 9, when he was banned from university property for online threats …

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Helena Schlegel named as presidential candidate on UO Forward slate

The junior student member on the board of trustees is hoping to lead the new UO Forward group.

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ASUO senate approves requests for several guest speakers

Wednesday night’s ASUO senate meeting saw the approval of special requests to bring guest speakers onto campus, including a Nobel Peace Prize winner and several comedians.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of the March 6 ASUO Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate March 4         Agenda

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Low turnout at first 2015 ASUO elections meeting

On Monday, the first informational meeting for the 2015 ASUO elections was held. The meeting went over new election rules and voter guides.

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Senate deals with backlogged special requests in the wake of budget season

Senate had a multifaceted agenda in its first meeting after budget discussions, ideally, had come to an end. Budgets Senate passed Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee’s and Programs Finance Committee’s budgets again at tonight’s meeting after both budgets were called into question for failing to give proper notice of committee …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate Live Blog ASUO Senate Feb. 25   Agenda

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Meet Hao Tan, the newest member of the ASUO Senate

ASUO Senator Hao Tan does not speak much during Senate meetings, but when he does, he has a powerful effect on the discussion. At the Feb. 18 Senate meeting Tan did not refrain from expressing his disappointment in the substantially lower turnout of the previous Wednesday’s Senate meeting — one …

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ACFC biggest source of controversy as ASUO Senate passed 2015-2016 budget

ASUO Senate passed the 2015-2016 budget on Satuday with a total increase of 3.9%, which will increase the Incidental Fee by $8.50, making it $223.75 per term. All four finance committees were examined, but Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee budgets caused the longest debates. Athletics: The ACFC, in charge of the agreement with the …

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ASUO Senate 2015 budget meeting live updates

Live Blog ASUO Senate 2015 Budget Meeting The event we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, the ASUO 2015 budget meeting. Check out live updates of the meeting and the agenda here: 

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ASUO External VP Patrick Kindred released from jail

ASUO External Vice President Patrick Kindred was released from Lane County Jail on Feb. 18 on the condition that he be taken to a medical facility for further mental evaluation after a judge ruled he was unfit to proceed in his court case last week. Kindred had been in custody …

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ASUO Senate passes amended resolution on proposed halt of FSL expansion

ASUO Senate passed an amended version of the resolution calling Interim President Scott Coltrane to suspend the expansion of Fraternity and Sorority Life on Feb. 18. The resolution was passed in response to statistics from a campus climate survey conducted by University of Oregon professor Jennifer Freyd that indicate disproportionate …

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ASUO Senate February 18 live updates

ASUO Senate meets tonight at 7p.m. in Gerlinger room 304. Check out the agenda here.   Live Blog ASUO Senate February 18  

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Friends of Patrick Kindred talk about his accomplishments and compassion

Friends and family paint a different picture of Patrick Kindred than what’s found in the media coverage of his arrest and trial so far. Kindred, the ASUO external vice president, is currently in Lane County Jail after he was arrested for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest. His repeated protests …

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FSL takes ASUO Senate; Senate tables resolution after almost 4 hours

The ASUO Senate meeting was crowded enough Wednesday to necessitate a location change. Members of UO Fraternity and Sorority Life packed the EMU Gumwood room to address the senate resolution to stop the expansion of greek life, which the senate voted to table and address again next week. After three special requests Senate got …

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ASUO Senate February 11 (live updates)

ASUO Senate meets tonight at 7 in the EMU Gumwood room. Here’s the agenda. Live Blog ASUO Senate February 11  

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ASUO External VP Patrick Kindred to remain in Lane County Jail another night

ASUO External Vice President Patrick Kindred will remain in Lane County Jail for another night after a recommendation from the City Prosecutor caused Judge Karen Stenard to overturn the original ruling to release. Kindred’s arraignment took place at 11:00 a.m. on Feb. 11. His hearing resulted in an order for …

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ACFC and athletics fail to reach budget agreement again

The fate of student tickets for football and men’s basketball games next year remains uncertain after the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee failed to pass two proposals in its third budget hearing with the athletics department. The ACFC met with Athletic Director of Finance and Administration Eric Roedl at 8 …

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ASUO external VP arrested Monday evening

ASUO External Vice President Patrick Kindred was arrested at 7:50 p.m.  on Feb. 9 outside of 7-Eleven on 13th Avenue and Alder for second degree criminal trespass, second degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and was later charged with disorderly conduct. On the morning of Feb. 10 the charge of criminal mischief was dropped. …

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ASUO external VP arrested Monday evening

ASUO External Vice President Patrick Kindred was arrested at 7:50 p.m.  on Feb. 9 outside of 7-Eleven on 13th Avenue and Alder for second degree criminal trespass, second degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and was later charged with disorderly conduct. On the morning of Feb. 10 the charge of criminal mischief was dropped. …

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The ACFC counters Athletics' request for budget increase with decrease proposal, but is overturned

An earlier version of this article stated that students pay for 7,342 tickets per year. In fact, students pay for 52,552 combined football and men’s basketball tickets per year. In addition, Gleason’s proposal does in fact change the payment ratio to 50-50 with the removal of the donation fee. The article …

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OSA to hold rally for investment in higher education from state legislature

Hey legislature, can you spare $1.315 billion? That’s the question that the Oregon Student Association will ask in Salem at its Feb. 12 rally to restore higher education. OSA asks the state of Oregon to invest $755 million in universities and $560 million in community colleges, essentially freezing tuition so that …

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Here's what you missed at ASUO Senate

If you spent Wednesday at Dollar Beers, here are the highlights from February 4, 2015’s ASUO Senate meeting. As always you can check out the blog here and stay up to date on the ASUO on its website Senate spent $20,295, here’s what they funded. -$2,000 for Ecological Design Center’s HOPES …

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ASUO Senate: February 4

Follow the live coverage of tonight’s ASUO Senate meeting, which takes place every Wednesday @ 7p.m. in the EMU Walnut Room. Keep track of tonight’s agenda here. Live Blog ASUO Senate  

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UO’s most secretive club to be ASUO recognized? UO Security Club aims to become official student group

One of  the University of Oregon’s most secretive clubs is attempting to become an official ASUO student organization. The UO Security Club (UOSec) is a computer based group that focuses on cyber security. Unofficially founded by UO student Joe Pletcher, in its early days the group was what you’d call …

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Just under half of surplus has been allocated by ASUO Senate

Wednesday’s meeting entailed a house packed with club sport athletes, eight special requests and finance committee updates as budget season continues for the ASUO Senate. Special requests included the Young Americans for Liberty, which requested $900 to attend the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C. in February, and …

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Monica Nunan wants to change ASUO elections for the better

Last week’s Senate meeting saw the confirmation of one of the most difficult positions in the ASUO to fill properly: the elections board coordinator. This year, the responsibility to establish rules for and oversee elections will fall on sophomore Monica Nunan’s shoulders. Nunan is an English and women and gender studies …

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Small agenda results in shortest Senate meeting of the year

This week’s ASUO Senate meeting included only three special requests and appointments for two positions, and was concluded in one hour and 17 minutes. Senate President Rebecca Rhodes was absent, so VP Miles Sisk led the meeting. Senator Andrew Lubash announced that the ASUO Senate has been invited to hear Governor Kitzhaber …

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ASUO resolutions include gender equality, Supreme Court ruling and Quack PAC, among others

“When a resolution is approved by Senate, we are saying, ‘As the ASUO Senate, we are making this statement on behalf of the student body,’” Senate Ombudsperson Samantha Cohen said. It is acknowledged, however, that the viewpoint may not be representative of every student. This past term, two resolutions were …

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