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ASUO senators pass student group request in a rare revote

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Senator Emily Huang said that the Women in Business’s request, part of which was already paid for, may have caused senators to feel like they were pressured to “go along with [the request].” It was actually Senator Blair Toy who made this statement.  …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates Oct. 5

Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Oct. 5  Follow ASUO Senate live updates Oct. 5 Here’s the agenda.

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ASUO senate confirmed five new financial committee members

We went to the ASUO meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s the recap! University of Oregon student government confirmed five new finance committee members at its first meeting of Fall term on Wednesday evening in the EMU. New Members: The new members of the ASUO include Usborn Ocampo for …

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ASUO Senate Live Update Sept. 28

Live blog of ASUO senate Sept. 28. Here’s the agenda. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Sept. 28  

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Senate president emeritus called in as summer senate failed to show up

We went to the meeting, so you didn’t have to. ASUO Senate failed to meet quorum the second time this summer, due to miscommunication. Senate president emeritus Max Burns, called in via Facebook from a cafe in Cambodia to prevent the body from holding another emergency meeting. Burns has been …

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The new ASUO to start tackling campus issues in summer term

Ednaly Jimenez was unanimously approved by the 2016-17 senate as Summer Senate President, but she didn’t realize until Spring term President Max Burns later surprised her with her position at the transition meeting.  “They were all laughing, and congratulating me on the position. I didn’t even know,” Jimenez said. Despite …

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ASUO Executive hosts panel in response to Shasta littering incident

Talk about the infamous incident that happened at Shasta Lake this month continued with an hour-and-half long panel hosted by the newly elected ASUO Executive today in Pacific 30. Seven panelists, including Greek Life members, environmental activist student and ASUO members, took on ten questions from ASUO Internal VP Zach …

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ASUO Podcast: A chat with Quinn Haaga

ASUO reporter Tran Nguyen sits down with newly inducted ASUO President Quinn Haaga to talk about her background, her experience with ASUO and what she has in plan for the ASUO’s future.

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Senate confirms six ASUO summer senators

The 2016-2017 ASUO Senate had its first meeting in the newly opened portion of the EMU building. In April 2016, the I’m with UO slate, under the leadership of senator Quinn Haaga, swept the student government election and won every open seat. Today, it takes over the office that oversees a $16 million budget. …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates May 25

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 25   Access the full agenda here.

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First ever Johnson Hall Correspondents event criticizes the university with jokes and laughter

Last week, University of Oregon student Tanner Staab criticized the university in a video for a satirical event posted by UO Students for Tuition Transparency and UO Stand Up Society. In the video, Staab poses as a UO Ambassador giving a campus tour to potential students, or “recruits,” and points out the …

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Split opinions from campus community on the proposed mandatory report policy

University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellow Bethany Howe said mandatory reporting for sexual assault helps save lives.   “When a student comes to me to tell me something, they are essentially crying for help. They want me, expect me, need me to say something and do something to get them …

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ASUO Senate wraps up the year by giving $10,050 to UO Rowing

Senate passed UO Rowing’s request for new equipment but not without hours of discussion Senate spent most of the meeting discussing the legitimacy of UO Rowing’s request of $40,000 for new equipment. UO Rowing is the oldest and largest team in Club Sports, their speaker said. With its rapid growth …

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ASUO Senate Live Updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.   Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 18         Access the full agenda here.

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Preview: UO students share dance, art, slam poetry, music during INFLUX

For the third year in a row, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Student Member Advocacy Council (JSMAC) presents INFLUX: A Night of Performance Art. The two-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Submission is free, so come and support your local talent. INFLUX is an …

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Senate returns $10,000 to surplus

We went to Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you should know:   Senate denies one special request and passes $10,000 return request. Criminal Justice Network requested $300 to bring investigative reporter Jeffrey St. Clair to its sociology class. Senate voted down with one “yes” and 15 …

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ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates May 11   Access the full agenda here.

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EMU to open a food pantry in fall term but not without obstacles

There may be a food pantry in the EMU this fall term thanks to the help of the Radical Organizing & Activism Resource Center. ROAR has worked on this project since last summer, EMU Board member Lisa Smith said. The goal is to provide an emergency relief food pantry that is …

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Senate discusses possible funding for legal counseling service for survivors

We went to the Senate meeting, so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate discusses funding for legal counseling service for sexual assault survivors University of Oregon Law professor Merie Weiner asked if Senate could use its overrealized budget to fund law graduate Kasia Mlynski in …

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ASUO Senate Live Update

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below.  Access the full agenda here. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update May 4  

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Student groups will suffer from surplus shortage next year

There will be fewer and smaller student-organized events, conferences and incidental fee-funded activities next year, according to the current ASUO Senate. University of Oregon student groups operate on the budget allocated by the ASUO Programs Finance Committee. However, the slow growth model has made it difficult for groups — especially …

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ASUO Podcast: ASUO Senate, Safe Ride and DDS and the ASUO Street Faire

In the inaugural episode of the ASUO Podcast, the Emerald’s ASUO reporter Tran Nguyen and podcast editor Franziska Monahan discuss the ASUO senate, the anticipated DDS and Safe Ride website and the upcoming spring Street Faire.

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ASUO Constitution Court rules that appointed executive members don’t need Senate approval

The ASUO Constitution Court has released a clarification saying the ASUO president can hire an executive team without senate approval. University of Oregon student Thomas Tullis asked the Constitution Court to clarify a section in ASUO Constitution rules, wanting to know whether the appointments requiring senate approval include executive members. …

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ASUO Senate passes $16,000 to develop carpool website for Safe Ride and DDS

Senate approves two special requests totaling $17,100 to develop a carpool website Designated Driver Shuttle and Safe Ride both came to Senate to request funding for a mobile website. DDS requested to transfer $9,100 within its budget; Safe Ride requested $8,000 from surplus. Upon the budget’s approval, the website, which …

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ASUO Constitution Court rules on Senate’s power over financial committee budgets

The ASUO Constitution Court has released a clarification regarding the ASUO Senate’s authority over the financial committee’s budget. EMU Board Chair Miles Sisk asked the court on April 16 to clarify if the ASUO Senate “may unilaterally cut from or add to the budgets of the EMU Board, Athletics & …

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I’m with UO candidates win all the remaining seats

ASUO election season has come to an end: I’m with UO candidates have won the last five open seats with more than 800 votes for each position. The elections board improperly excluded some candidates from the ballot during the general voting result, leading to a third week of voting. Here’s the list of all …

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ASUO Senate confirms five new members to UO Senate

We went to the ASUO meeting so you didn’t have to; here’s what you missed: Senate confirms five new University of Oregon Senate members Senate confirmed five new members to University Senate: Nicole Hendrix, Andrew Dunn, Zach Lusby, Rachel Nicholson and Zach Rentschler. These five senators are responsible for advocating …

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A year in review: Members of ASUO reflect on the year

On April 10, 2015, Helena Schlegel was elected ASUO President. Her campaign, UO Forward, won the election with 1,604 votes, outrunning its opponent, We are Oregon, by nearly 200 votes. The platform promised to improve communication and increase inclusivity. One year later, with a little over a month left , …

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Quinn wins: what happened, and what’s next for the new ASUO President

The newly elected ASUO President Quinn Haaga has always stuck to one principle when it comes to student government: “to either go all the way or not do it at all.” Haaga, a junior majoring in planning, public policy and management, led the I’m With UO campaign that won the …

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