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Mailbag: ASUO senators apologize for premature closing of discussion

To the concerned students at the University of Oregon: We take complete responsibility for what happened at ASUO Senate on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Please accept this letter as our formal apology for voting to close discussion before all students had the chance to speak on the Mallard Madness proposal. We recognize now …

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Mailbag: More responses to last Monday's Mitt Romney feature

In response to “How a Mitt Romney presidency would affect your sex life” (Emerald, 10/29/12) Abortion should not be a form of birth control What an absurd notion that abortion is a viable form of birth control. It says a great deal about our society, when the killing of a …

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Mailbag: Proposed Social Host Ordinance would create a safer Eugene

College is a unique time when students move from home and experience lots of change in a short amount of time. We’re exposed to new experiences, ideas, responsibilities and opportunities that help and hinder our social, emotional and cognitive development. In our country, underage drinking and binge drinking are often …

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Mailbag: Response to Gangnam Style; how the Emerald failed students

Emerald failed students by not reporting construction workers I read the school paper because I want to know about stuff on and around campus that affects me as a UO student. Your paper did not (on Oct. 29) mention what ever game was going on at Matthew Knight Arena and …

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Letter: Increased gun control regulations can go on while 2nd Amendment is in place

While always an interesting academic exercise to discuss grandiose ideas like repealing the 2nd Amendment, it might be more useful to highlight reforms which are politically possible in the foreseeable future.

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Letter: Eugene’s bus system more reliable than reported

In the paper edition, the deck reads: “Locals struggle to find alternatives as public transit remains unreliable.” There is only one quote from one student to back up the statement that “public transit remains unreliable.”

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Letter: Opportunities for students to get involved in higher education issues

Whether we have five minutes per year or five hours per week to spend helping to address the problem, there are ways we can all make a difference.

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Letter: Going bottled water-free under Take Back the Tap

Campus community largely — and at times, overwhelmingly — supportive of such a step.

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Letter: Only one week left to join in the fun of Ducks After Dark

This is the last week of the term to participate, with Friday launching screenings, for both “Hugo” and “The Princess Bride.”

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Letter: Campus leaders appreciate ASUO Executive’s work this year

This year has been a turbulent one for the ASUO and for the University as a whole. As campus leaders, we deeply value the work that the ASUO Executive has done for students this year.

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Letter: Rosenblum has the experience necessary to be ‘the people’s lawyer’

Do we want a true Oregonian with an incredible breadth of experience to be the people’s lawyer?

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Letter: Emerald should cover Sexual Assault Awareness Week correctly

You have a great tool, an independent newspaper, and as a student body we expect you to report accurately on things that are important. On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, you made a mistake.

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Letter: Students running campus organizations should be seeking greater involvement

As a transfer student, understanding and networking with the executive offices at the ASUO was not only convoluted but also secretive.

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OSA internship program empowers all students

Countless leaders across the University campus have experienced the positive benefits of the Oregon Student Association’s (OSA) ASUO internship class. From building coalitions to run on-campus campaigns to making class announcements to register students to vote, the OSA internship program provides students with invaluable skills and resources they need as …

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Letter: Sexual consent helps prevent a deeply damaging crime

This is why talking about sexual consent — the opposite of sexual assault — is so important.

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Letter: What men can do to prevent sexual assault

Sexual Assault Awareness Week is an important reminder to men of our responsibilities in preventing sexual assault.

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Letter: Faculty union might contradict University ideals

What (Cramer’s) letter failed to mention is that a large number of University faculty believe that unionizing the faculty goes against the very idea of a major research university, which traditionally places high value on the individuality of faculty.

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Letter: University administrator’s actions violate democratic ideas

Apparently at the University democracy is an idea that’s good enough to teach students, but not to live by.

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Letter: University administrator's actions violate democratic ideas

Apparently at the University democracy is an idea that’s good enough to teach students, but not to live by.

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Letter: Students spoke out on issues through ballot measures

Your voice matters. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it doesn’t. On these issues and others, your voice has made an enormous difference to our institution and our futures. Thank you for adding your voice to our collective student voice and for taking some important steps to create a better future for your student government and for our university. Go Ducks, and remember to log onto DuckWeb before 5 p.m. Friday to cast your votes in the remaining candidate races.

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Letter: Referendum-funding measure gives students more decision-making power

All of the opinion pieces this week regarding mandatory fee funding through referenda are completely factually incorrect and are intended to mislead you at the polls.

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Letter: Debate over referendum-funding measure is absurd

When reading the Emerald this Thursday, I was greatly disturbed by Mr. Bains’ column on the referendum-funding measure on this ballot. Intentionally or not, Mr. Bains misrepresented a number of issues surrounding the measure, misconstruing the dictum of viewpoint neutrality and of First Amendment speech protection.

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Letter: Katie and Alex slate empowers the historically marginalized

As much as I oppose the hierarchy of the republic, the only feasible platform to engage with this system is to empower those who have been historically marginalized. It is for this reason that I urge all students to vote for Katie and Alex and their entire slate.

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Letter: Katie and Alex slate will work to acknowledge everyone’s voice

One of the biggest and most important reasons why I chose to stand by the Katie and Alex campaign is because of the innovative approach they have both taken on this year. I believe that one of the hardest things ASUO has struggled with throughout the course of the years has been to equally represent each and every community that comes from diverse backgrounds—this includes having students from varied cultural and political ideologies on board with them.

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Letter: Katie and Alex slate will work to acknowledge everyone's voice

One of the biggest and most important reasons why I chose to stand by the Katie and Alex campaign is because of the innovative approach they have both taken on this year. I believe that one of the hardest things ASUO has struggled with throughout the course of the years has been to equally represent each and every community that comes from diverse backgrounds—this includes having students from varied cultural and political ideologies on board with them.

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Letter: Student votes on incidental fee funding would be in direct violation of Supreme Court

Even if we accept a baseline of ASUO ineptitude, waste and overblown rhetoric, there are times when the student “representatives” threaten to embarrass not only themselves but the entire university. Such is the case of the proposal to allow student-wide votes on incidental fee funding for individual programs.

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Letter: We Are Oregon slate will fight for the New Partnership and curbing tuition

Yep, I am one of those people who is spending this week wearing an obnoxious highlighter colored shirt, canvassing the campus while asking for your vote. Unlike the shirts of other campaigns, though, my shirt does not have the names of two candidates stamped across it. We Are Oregon is not a traditional ASUO election campaign.

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