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Q&As with the candidates for next year’s student body president

Starting April 4, you’ll have the chance to cast your vote for one of three students seeking the leadership of student government at the University of Oregon. If selected with more than 50 percent of the student body’s vote, by May 25 they’ll earn a $600 monthly stipend, act as the student body’s representative …

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ASUONews

ASUO Elections Guide Part 1: A crash-course on student government at UO

Want to learn more about how student government elections work, but not sure where to start? Whether it’s your first or fourth year at the University of Oregon, we’ve got you covered. Here’s part one of our guide to this year’s elections. If you’re already familiar with how ASUO is structured, …

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ASUONews

The term in review: ASUO Winter wrap-up

Winter 2016 was an eventful term for the University of Oregon student government. In case you haven’t followed our coverage on the Emerald website, Facebook and Twitter, here’s what you might have missed. ASUO passed 4.5 percent increase incidental fee not without opposition. ASUO Senate unanimously approved next year’s 4.5 …

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ASUONews

Slates’ tactics vary on first day of online campaigning for ASUO election

Campaigns putting forth presidential candidates for the 2016 ASUO election kicked off their web presences in a variety of ways on the morning of March 21. I’m with UO, Duck Squad and One Oregon all chose different combinations of social media and websites to begin distributing information about their candidates and …

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ASUONews

ASUO releases three upcoming ballot measures

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the goals of the ballot measure put forth by OSPIRG. The article stated that, if passed, the measure would allow student groups to request more funding by gathering signatures from 10 percent of the student body. The post has since been updated …

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ASUONews

Senator pushes to give freshmen greater say in senate

First-year senator Keegan Williams-Thomas is currently working to amend the laws of ASUO to allow freshman senators to vote. Williams-Thomas is currently not allowed to vote on issues in the senate, such as resolutions and special requests from student groups. His role is to provide his input on the discussions …

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ASUONews

Elections board announces this year’s ASUO presidential candidates

Quinn Haaga, Zach Rentschler and Samara Mokaya will run as presidential candidates for next year’s ASUO president position. The candidates’ slates — I’m with UO, One Oregon and Duck Squad, respectively — were also confirmed.  According to the rules, students can run together for multiple open seats as a campaign or they …

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ASUONews

Senate confirms its only woman of color to replace departing senator

We went to the ASUO Senate meeting so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate confirms its only woman of color this year Senate confirmed Ednaly Jimenez-Gomez to take over Senate President Kevin Dobyns’ seat, making her the only woman of color on the senate this …

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ASUONews

ASUO Executives draft a ballot measure to increase collaborations with EMU Board

As a solution, the board was told that it can move off incidental fee completely and move the budget over to the existing EMU building fee, Sisk said. Students would pay the same amount, Sisk said, but the separation will improve EMU governance and productivity. The administration is in support of …

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ASUONews

Senate has allocated 63 percent of its surplus for the year

We went to the ASUO Senate meeting so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate has used 63.2 percent of its surplus this year. Here are the lists of approved special requests tonight:   University Film Organization requested $5,000 for new, up-to-date cameras for students to …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate live updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live updates March 2   Access the agenda here.

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ASUONews

Incidental fee increase aims to directly reinvest in students

This year, PFC will have an 11.6 percent increase in its budget to help with these fast growing groups and has also increased stipends for student leadership positions. According to Lusby, the additional funds will help student groups become more productive. “A lot of groups grow very quickly on campus …

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ASUONews

Men’s Center gets $65,000 increase to hire full time Director

University of Oregon Men’s Center, the 14-year-old student organization, strives to help male students live a healthy life and celebrate healthy masculinity on campus. It is also the student group that received the largest increase, a 249 percent bump in its budget, among all 170 ASUO-recognized student groups. The $65,000 …

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ASUONews

ASUO Election board holds first mandatory meeting for candidates, set date for 2016 election

The ASUO Election body announced at its first mandatory meeting on Feb. 25 the official rules and schedule for the 2016 election As expected, the 2016 election schedule looks a lot different than previous years’ election. Candidates will be allowed to start their social media campaigns on March 21, the …

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ASUONews

Senate gives $50,000 to Club Sports to help send teams to national competitions

Senator Quinn Haaga wants to change the process to allow funding to send teams to national competition within Club Sports’ budget. ASUO hosts a tuition transparency information session to prepare for next week Board of Trustees’ meeting The session will inform students about the proposed tuition hike and ASUO’s alternative …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate live updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Update Feb. 24   Access the agenda here.

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Student groups turn to ASUO for funding to cope with Schill’s proposed administration cuts

The ASUO Program Finance Committee granted an 11.6 percent increase in its budget to accommodate student groups facing impending academic department cuts. Early in January, University of Oregon President Michael Schill announced a plan to reallocate funding from departments across campus toward research funding. This means some departments will receive increases …

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ASUO

How ASUO is spending your $16 million

Every term, you pay $223.75 to the incidental fee, which funds the University of Oregon’s student government. It decides how to use that money to fund student groups, child care for students, SafeRide and more. ASUO Senate approved its $16 million incidental fee budget on Feb. 17. ASUO is raising the …

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ASUONews

Senate approves 4.5 percent increase for incidental fee budget

We went to the ASUO Senate Meeting so you didn’t have to. Here’s what you need to know: Senate approves 4.5 percent increase on the 2016-2017 Incidental Fee Budget ASUO Senate unanimously approved next year’s 4.5 percent increase for the Incidental Fee. As a result, students will pay $233.75 per …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate emergency meeting live updates

Follow our live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting below. Live Blog ASUO Emergency Meeting Live Update Feb. 17   Access the agenda here.

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ASUONews

United States Student Association loses funding due to low membership, lack of results

The ASUO Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee unanimously decided to defund the United States Student Association after seeing a lack of on-campus results. The USSA, a student-led grassroots advocacy group, received $28,540 inthe last fiscal year, but ACFC members did not see significant on-campus impact warranting continued funding, ACFC chair …

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AdministrationASUONews

UO President Michael Schill announces intention to propose tuition hikes

Despite weeks of protests and rallies against raising tuition, University of Oregon President Michael Schill announced last Tuesday that he will propose to the Board of Trustees a 4.76 percent tuition increase for in-state students and a 4.46 percent increase for out-of-state students. The board meeting takes place on March …

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ASUOHousingNews

ASUO set to vote on housing resolution against impending mandatory housing requirement

ASUO Senate will vote on a resolution against the on-campus living requirement this week. “We want to make sure we do it right,” Senator Andrew Dunn said. “The resolution is about a serious policy at the university, so we want to make solid arguments that show we care.” University Housing Director …

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ASUONews

ASUO senator storms out of meeting, EMU budget not approved

ASUO senators and finance committees convened at Mackenzie Hall on Feb. 13 to vote on proposed budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Although budget meetings often evoke images of spreadsheets and boring presentations, this six-hour budget meeting was less mundane. “My life revolves around drama, and today is a ripe day for my …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate 2016 budget meeting live updates

Live coverage of Saturday’s ASUO Senate budget meeting.       Live Blog ASUO Senate 2015 Budget Meeting       Access the agenda here.

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ASUONews

Senators seek to create new senate seats and expand voting power

Here’s what you need to know about the ASUO Senate meeting: Senators seek to create new senate seats and expand voting power Freshmen senator Keegan Williams-Thomas proposed to create three new voting seats on senate to represent freshman, transfer students and international students. Williams-Thomas came to the freshman senator position …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate live update

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate Live Updates Feb. 10   Access the agenda here.

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ASUONews

ACFC settled LTD contract without late night service bus

The 79x bus services will no longer run after midnight, according to the approved Lane Transit District 2016-2017 contract. In response, this year, the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee is striving to find feasible transportation alternatives for the much-needed service, ACFC chair Andrew Dunn said. “There have been concerns about …

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ASUOOp-Ed

Guest viewpoint: Student voice on proposed tuition proposal is “non-negotiable”

This piece reflects the views of the author and not those of Emerald Media Group. It was originally submitted by ASUO President Helena Schlegel to members of the Emerald staff on Feb. 3. It has been edited by the Emerald for grammar and style.  Send your columns or submissions about our content …

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