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ASUO Executive enters office with a full plate of plans

ASUO President, Helena Schlegel, Internal Vice President, Claire Johnson and External Vice President, Francisco Morales-O’Connor, have begun their tenures in the ASUO executive office last week. In an email to the Daily Emerald, the ASUO Executive talks of plans for the current term.

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Seven ASUO appointments confirmed in last senate meeting of the year

Wednesday’s meeting was the last senate meeting of the year, but the first for the new 2015-2016 ASUO senators. As of this week, they no longer bear the title senator-elect and now have the power to vote during senate meetings. Senate voted over seven special requests during Wednesday night’s meeting …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO senate meeting     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 27     Access the agenda here.

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Outgoing senators discuss their departure from the ASUO

Last week, the 2014-2015 ASUO Senate passed its last motion. When the May 20 meeting was adjourned, senators hugged, took pictures together and called to each other to keep in touch. Later, the Emerald sat down with a few of the outgoing senators to ask them about their experiences this …

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2015-2016 ASUO Senators take office

As of this week, 17 senator-elects will enter office as the new ASUO senators for the 2015-2016 school year. These new senators will be responsible for allocating millions of student incidental-fee dollars, a fee paid for by every student at the University of Oregon through their tuition, for programs, departments, the EMU …

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Baseball cards, protests and arrests: Students fight to stop kicker from kicking

In Salem on May 14, ASUO President Beatriz Gutierrez and ten students were arrested during a protest against the “kicker”. The Oregon Student Association hopes the excess amount of tax rebate money called the “kicker” can be allocated to help freeze tuition.

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ASUO campaign spending decreases significantly in the 2015 election

This year’s ASUO elections challenged previous controversy of high campaign spending with a lower spending this year. The source of high spending came from handing out t-shirts which resulted in the ASUO Election Board implementing a rule to disallow for the distribution of any material goods.

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Senate bids legislative session adieu

The final meeting of the 2014-2015 ASUO Senate took place on Wednesday, when money from the over-realized fund was allocated to various groups and causes.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 20         Access the agenda here.

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ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez among students arrested at Salem protest

ASUO president Beatriz Gutierrez was arrested along with several other students from the Oregon Student Association at a protest in Salem on the morning of May 14. Students were lying in a hallway in the capitol protesting the Oregon kicker rebate, which is an excess amount of tax rebate money available …

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ASUO Senate ties up loose ends at Wednesday’s meeting

Only a few items remain on the agenda for this year’s ASUO Senate. Senate’s May 13 meeting mostly focused on tying up loose ends: transfers within groups, over-realized fund discussion and resolutions. Special requests took a relative backseat to the public forum, as the room was packed with members of groups …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting       Live Blog ASUO Senate May 13       Access the agenda here.

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Coltrane and Gutierrez sign 2015-2016 Clark Document

Several changes were made to the document, which was first introduced to the UO by Dave Frohnmeyer in the 1980s.

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Senate called upon to sign letter criticizing gender-inclusive bathroom decision

Ongoing controversy from elections resurfaced at Wednesday’s ASUO Senate meeting. A group that identified itself as “Concerned Student Leaders” presented a letter intended for the Office of Affirmative Action to Senate, protesting Constitution Court Decision 16.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting.     Live Blog ASUO Senate May 6         Access the agenda here.

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Senators-elect get their first experience hearing requests from the other side of the table

The tables were crowded with senators and senators-elect at last night’s meeting as the Senate looks to the future. Senators handled 12 special requests, many of which were transfers within groups or back to surplus. This is common as the school year winds down, when groups find money left over from …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting     Live Blog ASUO Senate April 29     View the agenda here.

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12 things the ASUO’s $264,763 over-realized fund can buy, from PBR to Sasquatch tickets

ASUO has $264,763 to spend in what it calls its over-realized fund. How did student government come across a quarter of $1 million? More importantly, how should it spend it? At the beginning of each year, the administration projects enrollment. ASUO bases its budget — which is composed of the $215.25 incidental fee …

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The ASUO Senate is looking for applications for over-realized funds

Sometimes mistakes involving hundreds of thousands of dollars can mean good things for students. At least, that’s the case with an over-realized fund. The over-realized fund is the money that comes from students that the University of Oregon administration never saw coming because it accounted for the present and paying the …

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The authentic self: Transgender issues on campus

Plans are underway to convert many single-use restrooms at the University of Oregon to become gender-inclusive ones.

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Freshman representative confirmed, money returned to surplus at ASUO Senate meeting

ASUO Senate had a mixed bag of an agenda at its April 22 meeting, which lasted over two and a half hours. Senate confirmed a freshman representative, appointed a new senator to the University Senate and saw an increase to surplus for the first time this year. Hunter Mackin was the …

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s Senate meeting       Live Blog ASUO Senate April 22         Access the agenda here.

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Constitution Court leaves elections results uncontested

In response to We Are Oregon’s second grievance against UO Forward, Con. Court rules that it does not have the authority to remove a student from the ballot or an elected official from office.

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The Weekly Show with Alex and Dahlia: a presidential podcast

In this week’s episode of the Weekly Show, hosts Dahlia Bazzaz and Alexandra Wallachy discuss the background, details, and significance of both the election of next year’s ASUO president Helena Schlegel and the selection of the University of Oregon’s next president, Michael Schill. Here are the links to the stories …

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Con. Court says incidental fee-funded events without gender-inclusive restrooms do not violate ASUO Constitution

On Saturday, the ASUO Constitution Court decided that holding an incidental fee-funded event without gender-inclusive bathrooms is not a breach of the ASUO constitution. ASUO Gender and Sexuality Diversity Advocate, Elle Mallon, filed a motion for clarification with the ASUO Constitution Court on Monday.  In the motion she questioned whether Article 2.4 of the …

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ACFC chair Andrew Lubash drafts petition about student ticket allotment

The state of your student tickets is still in flux. Andrew Lubash, ASUO senator and chair of the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee, decided to call a greater support base for the committee’s ongoing struggle with athletic department over student ticket allotment – the student body itself. On April 14, Lubash …

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ASUO Senate spends smallest amount of surplus this year at meeting

The ASUO Senate spent only $2,958 at its meeting on April 15, the smallest amount allocated this year.

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ASUO Senate live updates

Live coverage of Wednesday’s ASUO Senate meeting     Live Blog ASUO Senate April 15         Access the agenda here.

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Meet your new ASUO President, Helena Schlegel

If you ask Helena Schlegel whether or not she sees herself as a politician she’ll give you an honest answer: no. Schlegel said her older brothers laugh about it because she’s not the type to get involved in politics. “I like to keep up in politics because I think it’s things …

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