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.
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.
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.
The ASUO sponsors more that 160 student-led programs, and they all get their money from one place: the Programs Finance Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has appointed ASUO President Ben Eckstein to sit on a recently formed task force to address higher education issues.
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.
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.
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.