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Senate postpones stipend model revamp, fills Constitution Court

The ASUO Senate spent the vast majority of its meeting Wednesday night discussing a massive overhaul in the way student government officials are paid. The new stipend model proposed would give a raise to almost every person in student government. Jerad Nicholson was confirmed as the newest member to the Constitution Court.

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OSA: Valuable resource or expensive lobby?

Questions about the Oregon Student Association’s operations have evolved into a massive controversy at Oregon State University (OSU), leading to the impeachment of their student government president.

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City of Eugene ends tax breaks for West University apartment projects

The City of Eugene announced earlier this month that apartment developers in the neighborhood west of the university will no longer receive tax breaks for new housing construction.

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Senate sets aside over-realized funds, fills freshman seat

The ASUO Senate filled its last vacant seat Wednesday by confirming Andrew Lubash as the freshman senator by a unanimous vote. The senate also began setting the foundations for the allocation of over-realized funds.

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Student programs process critical to smooth budget hearings

The ASUO sponsors more that 160 student-led programs, and they all get their money from one place: the Programs Finance Committee.

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University of Oregon student votes to determine future of EMU

From Nov. 14 through Nov. 17 students will have the option to vote on whether they are willing to make a financial commitment to the expansion and renovation of the EMU and Student Recreation Center.

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'Occupy' movement comes to Eugene

Seasoned protesters and first-time activists alike brought the “Occupy” movement to Eugene Saturday, setting up camp indefinitely in the downtown area to send a unified message for change to the nation’s corporate elite.

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Occupy Eugene negotiates with Eugene police to peacefully protest Saturday

Occupy Eugene will have a protest and march Saturday at an undisclosed location to bring attention to the fact that big corporations are funding a large part of the federal government.

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University of Oregon VP of Student Affairs holds discussion on EMU referendum

Students and staff members from around campus gathered with Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes Thursday evening to ask questions and express concerns about the upcoming EMU and Student Rec Center referendum.

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ASUO Kickoff introduces student government goals for coming year

More than 50 students got their first taste of student government at the ASUO Kickoff meeting Tuesday. The event served as a forum for President Ben Eckstein and his staff to present their goals and ideas for the year.

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Oregon's treasurer wants more transparency

Oregon state treasurer Ted Wheeler wants corporations to be more transparent about their political spending.

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University of Oregon receives approval for police force

After months of debate, the State Board of Higher Education approved the University’s request to create its own police force at a meeting Oct. 7. Currently, there is a six-year plan to transition the Department of Public Safety into a more autonomous police force.

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Eugene's downtown rated top 10 most appealing, inviting, vibrant

After researching more than 500 communities throughout the country, editors at livability.com have listed Eugene in the top 10 most appealing, inviting and vibrant downtowns.

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The legacy of Lange

Some people in the ASUO are more recognizable than others. One of the most noticeable is the blond girl in the corner who always seems to have something to say.

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Senate takes on textbooks, hiring processes

The ASUO Senate played host to a couple of unusual guests Wednesday night as Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) presented its campaign to reduce textbook prices and asked for the Senate’s support. Nicole [email protected]@http://www.ospirgstudents.org/[email protected]@, an OSPIRG representative, stood with two costumed characters to present a nationwide petition asking …

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Video: Student Recreation Center seeking renovation, expansion

http://youtu.be/gnAddlLCkmc?hd=1 The Oregon 2020 Initiative is a proposal to renovate and expand the EMU and the Student Recreation Center. With a referendum coming this November, the  student body will have the ability to vote on the proposal. Highlights of the SRC renovation include 110,000 square feet of new space, an …

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Scholarships available for students with second-language proficiency

House Bill 2221, which was signed into law on June 16, creates the Oregon Roadmap to Language Excellence Scholarship, a $2,000 award from the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

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Fall Street Faire set to kick off Wednesday

More than 65 food and craft vendors will descend on campus this Wednesday for the ASUO Fall Street Faire.

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Department of Public Safety likely to become police department

The possibility of a police department on campus is becoming more and more likely as the University will make a formal request to the State Board of Higher Education to obtain the authority to create its own police department at a board meeting next Friday, October 7.

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Kitzhaber gets excited about green businesses

Governor John Kitzhaber addressed union members Tuesday morning in Eugene to discuss innovative ways of getting Oregonians back to work. “Some of the best ‘green’ innovations are coming from existing companies who adapt their approach to changing markets,” Kitzhaber said. “Oregon is a leader in clean technology, clean energy, and …

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Cedar Cosner confirmed to elections post in contentious ASUO Senate hearing

Despite a narrow vote and a confirmation hearing that could be described as intense, Cedar Cosner was confirmed as elections coordinator by the ASUO Senate during a special Tuesday meeting.

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Eugene community, state officials celebrate new improvements to transit system

Eugene’s community, University and elected leaders gathered together in a dedication ceremony Tuesday to formally open the new University transit station and celebrate several other improvements around the city.

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University, Eugene leaders welcome new residents to the community

City of Eugene officials and University administrators went door-to-door today welcoming back residents of the west campus neighborhood, handing out informational pamphlets including guidelines to being a good neighbor and resources for public safety. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, University President Richard Lariviere and ASUO President Ben Eckstein were among those who participated.

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Live blog: ASUO Senate meeting: Sept. 27, 2011

Follow our live blog of tonight’s ASUO Senate meeting.

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ASUO President appoint to higher education task force

Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed ASUO President Ben Eckstein to sit on a recently formed task force to address higher education issues.

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Options still limited for college students and their cars

As another academic year at the University commences with the first days of fall term, so does the hectic search for accommodating parking spots among vehicle-owning students, whose main objective is to find a location near campus that also fits nicely within their personal budget.

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Students, faculty weigh in on Republican debates

A number of debates presented over the last couple months show Republican presidential candidates eagerly trying to differentiate themselves from each other and from Barack Obama.

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ASUO begins building its executive staff

The 13 members of the executive staff work to assist the president and vice president in advocating for students. Their specific duties range from administrative tasks to working with specific communities of students.

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Kitzhaber visits Asia, discusses opportunities for Oregon businesses

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber returned from a trip to Asia this weekend where he met with business leaders to promote Oregon products and innovation and attract new investments to the state.

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ASUO Senators discusses rules; Executive debuts nominee for Elections job

ASUO Senators wrapped up a summer of business in the final summer session by mulling over proposed rule changes during a rare meeting in Condon Hall and the Executive took the opportunity to introduce its nominee for elections coordinator Wednesday night.

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