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Efforts continue to introduce more gender-inclusive bathrooms

The movement to include more gender-inclusive bathrooms at the University of Oregon continues, but the movement has a diverse set of goals. On Oct. 29, representatives from Theta Pi Sigma, the ASUO Executive branch, the Women’s Center and the LGBTESSP appeared before the ASUO Senate to ask for support for their efforts …

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Here's what's coming up on the ASUO agenda

The ASUO has a full schedule as it looks toward the next three months. Here’s an overview of what your student government will be up to: The ASUO Executive branch will be launching into its campaign for cultural competency. Cultural competency refers to awareness and effective interaction between people with …

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The term in review: ASUO Fall wrap-up

The ASUO kicked off the term with a number of empty seats to fill. Candace Joyner and Casey Edwards left their positions on the executive branch, and two additional resignations on senate brought the total number of open senate seats to six. The hiring process turned out to be a …

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Update on UO Board of Trustees December meeting

Day one The full meeting of the University of Oregon Board of Trustees kicked off Thursday morning. The meeting started off with high attendance, a similar crowd to Wednesday’s emergency senate meeting, and the audience was mostly made up of Graduate Teaching Fellows and university senate members. Several audience members …

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New Con Court Justice Austin Palacios brings experience and a fresh perspective to the job

The ASUO recently underwent a round of hires to fill a number of vacant seats in various areas of the association. Austin Palacios is one of these new appointees, selected by Executive and confirmed by Senate for a seat on the Constitution Court as an associate justice. Born and raised …

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ASUONewsPolitics

ASUO and SLAP stopped in attempt to enter office space of Johnson

Members of the ASUO and the Student Labor Action Project attempted to protest in Johnson Hall offices this afternoon to show support for the GTFF strike.  Students had also protested yesterday in the lobby of Johnson Hall with a “Solidarity Study In.” However, this time, UOPD was called to the scene after …

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View point neutrality questioned in ASUO Senate

At last weeks ASUO meeting, senate member view point neutrality and moral obligations were questioned by a special request. Members of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity approached senate to request funding for bringing Chris Widener, an author and motivational speaker, to campus. Widener speaks on personal development and leadership in the …

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ASUO Senate is moving forward despite backlash from hiring process

This term, ASUO Senate and Executive board had a controversial hiring process when multiple individuals stepped forward to voice their mistrust of the system and the unfairness of the process. However, the hired senators are moving forward in their positions and trying to make a difference on the senate. They …

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Controversial funding vote was close at ASUO senate

Last night’s ASUO Senate meeting was filled to the brim with more groups present for special requests than any other meetings this year. Members of the LGBTQA came before the Senate requesting money to host Janet Mock, former People Magazine staff editor and active member in the transgender community, at the …

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Sisk reporting IP addresses of “bullying” blogs to admin if not terminated

At tonight’s Associated Students of University of Oregon meeting, Senate Vice President Miles Sisk offered an ultimatum. Senate President Rebecca Rhodes had broached the subject earlier of personal attacks on Senate members through social media. This has been a problem in the past and is continuing with this year’s Senate. …

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Here’s the 411 on the ASUO

$215.25 per term could buy a significant amount of Taco Bell, or pay the student incidental fee. What could amount to 180 tacos makes every I-fee paying student a member of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon. The ASUO isn’t just any student government, it’s a student government with …

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Campaign disclosures highlight heavy spending in ASUO campaigning

The Mighty Oregon campaign has more than doubled the fundraising totals of its competitors.

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Questions surround ASUO elections following squabble between Bowman and Tullis and the resignation of Elections Board

The fate of this year’s ASUO elections is unclear following a series of events involving an illicitly recorded conversation, the University of Oregon administration stepping in and the breakfast time arrest of a presidential candidate. The season has reached a boiling point and shows no signs of cooling down. It …

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Obtained audio recording documents conversation between ASUO presidential candidates Thomas Tullis and Ben Bowman

Editor’s Note: Ben Bowman was the Emerald’s opinion editor until the end of winter term of this year. He no longer works for the Emerald. Update: ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis was arrested Sunday by UOPD at 11:07 a.m for illegally obtaining communications by violating ORS 165.540. An anonymous audio recording …

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ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis files a grievance against Ben Bowman

This story was co-written by Alex Wallachy. Editor’s Note: Ben Bowman was the Emerald’s Opinion Editor earlier this year. He no longer works for the Emerald. ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis filed a grievance against fellow candidate Ben Bowman to the Elections Board on Monday afternoon. In the grievance, Tullis …

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UO Administration and ASUO Constitution Court deny OSPIRG’s four proposed ballots for the 2014 spring election

The University of Oregon Administration made its recommendation on March 11 to not place all four of OSPIRG’s proposals on the spring election ballot. The ASUO Constitution Court agrees with the administration’s ruling and will not put the proposals on the ballot. The four ballot measures were sent to the …

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ASUO submits its 2014-15 budget to the UO Administration

On March 7, ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz reviewed and submitted the final 2014-15 Incidental Fee budget for University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson to approve. Should Gottfredson approve, the total budget for the next school year will be $15.24 million, which is right on the 3.5 percent increase that the …

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ASUO Senate approves all committee budget proposals

After nearly six hours of deliberation during the ASUO Senate meeting on Wednesday night, the body approved the proposed 2014-2015 budgets from the Departments Finance Committee, Program Finance Committee, Athletics Contracts and Finance Committee and the EMU Board. The budgets were approved and came under the proposed 3.5 percent cap from …

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ASUO International Student Advocate leads search for his own replacement

For the almost 3,000 international students at the University of Oregon representation can be hard to centralize. That’s where Kevin Ma comes in. Ma has been the ASUO International Student Advocate since June 2013. A search is currently underway to find Ma’s replacement when he graduates at the end of …

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ASUO Senate: March 5

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting:   Senate Agenda Vote Tracker  

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ASUO Women’s Center provides more than just resources for students

Though the room is crowded with busily working coordinators and assistants answering calls and checking emails, there remains a welcoming atmosphere. By striving to provide a support system for students on campus, volunteers and coordinators at the ASUO Womens Center hope to be more than just a utility for students, …

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United States Student Association defunded by the ACFC for the 2014-2015 year

In the midst of ASUO committees trying to hit the 3.5 percent budget cap, some committees are having to be merciless with during the budget hearing process. For the Athletics Contracts Finance Committee, that has come in the form of having to defund the United States Student Association for the …

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Con Court strikes down proposed ballot measure for spring elections

The ASUO Constitution Court found a ballot proposed by Lamar Wise to increase graduate student representation on the ASUO senate in violation of the ASUO Constitution on Feb. 27. Specifically, Con Court took issue with the wording of the ballot measure as well as its potential violation of the ASUO constitution. …

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Fraternity affiliation among ASUO Elections Board cause for concern among senate

Before they have even assumed their roles for spring-term elections, the ASUO Elections Board members are already under fire for a potential conflict of interest regarding fraternity association between committee members. Three out of the four members of the elections board are members of Phi Delta Theta after elections board coordinator MacGregor …

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Azia Calderhead pursues community engagement through the ASUO

Many know Azia Calderhead as the ASUO internal vice president. What fewer know is that behind her title, she is also a Harry Potter enthusiast with a black belt in Taekwondo. Though these may seem like varied interests, diversity is Calderhead’s M.O. — a sorority member, ASUO representative and candidate for …

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Video: ASUO presidential debate

ASUO Presidential Candidate Debate ASUO presidential candidates Sam Dotters-Katz and Lamar Wise present issues important to their campaigns and take questions from students Tuesday evening.  

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Lamar Wise can’t stop working

Years ago, a tired 27-year-old dad would sneak into Lamar Wise’s bedroom and shake him from his sleep every Saturday morning. Jumping from his bed, Wise would set up the previous evening’s Transformer episode that he had recorded so that he could watch it with his dad who worked nights …

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Nixon Accepts ASUO Invite For ‘Fall Talk’

The first speaker in the ASUO’s schedule this fall will be Floyd McKissick, national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. The event on Oct. 4 is co-sponsored by the Eugene CORE chapter. The next speaker on the program, according to Tony Hazapis, director of the ASUO Agency for Speakers …

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