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Letter: ASLCC president supports Katie Taylor for ASUO president

Katie is the only progressive candidate working on the real issues for students. Her experience on campus has shown her commitment to involving students in the ASUO and to advocating for students’ rights.

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Letter: Ben and Lamar slate includes students from all corners of campus

Ben and Lamar and their slate include students from every corner of campus. With more than ten slate candidates in a Greek house, Ben and Lamar understand that fraternities and sororities produce incredible leaders. But Ben and Lamar also pulled students of color, freshmen, members of the LGBTQ community and students from various programs to have a spot on their slate and a voice in the ASUO. By voting for Ben and Lamar you would be voting to guarantee diversity in the ASUO.

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Letter: Students of color shouldn’t fall through the cracks

Students from all walks of life attend this University to obtain an education. Our policies and our complete negligence of the needs of international students do not reflect the amount of diversity that we have on campus. As vice president, I will be committed to changing this.

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Letter: Students of color shouldn't fall through the cracks

Students from all walks of life attend this University to obtain an education. Our policies and our complete negligence of the needs of international students do not reflect the amount of diversity that we have on campus. As vice president, I will be committed to changing this.

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Letter: Campus leaders support Ben and Lamar

Bowman and his running mate, Senate President Lamar Wise, are uniquely qualified to bring students together and to lead the student government. Bowman and Wise are more than qualified for the position of president and vice president, and we believe they are the best people to do the job.

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Letter: Katie Taylor’s stand against Sallie Mae is inspiring

Students everywhere can take heart in Katie Taylor’s leadership. Students need to follow Katie’s lead, band together and start addressing the issue of student loan debt.

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Letter: Katie Taylor has established herself as a leader in sustainability

The students of the University have an opportunity to make our school a true leader in creating a greener, more sustainable society. Katie and Alex are the leadership we need. Are you in?

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Letter: Rudin's letter was off the mark

The difference between the conservatives and the progressives in the ASUO is the fact that progressives will never underestimate the power of the students.

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Letter: Rudin’s letter was off the mark

The difference between the conservatives and the progressives in the ASUO is the fact that progressives will never underestimate the power of the students.

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Letter: Katie Taylor has real experience and accomplishments

When I look at the candidates this year, the biggest difference that stands them apart from each other is their past accomplishments. Katie Taylor helped shut down the Boardman coal plant, Oregon’s last coal plant, and was one of the main organizers for a 500-person regional environmental conference that took place at the University of Oregon. I can’t think of anything that Ben Bowman or Laura Hinman have done to advance sustainability initiatives.

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Letter: Laura and Nick are committed to focusing on the on-campus experience

This week you have the opportunity to support me and the “We are Oregon” team in the 2012 ASUO Elections. My team and I are committed to serving the entire student body by focusing on the on-campus student experience. Your student fees should be going towards events and resources at our university to support your academic and career development.

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Letter: Katie and Alex fight for campus' underrepresented

Katie and Alex are two of the best-suited students on this campus to hold leadership positions for the student body. They have already demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of students through their tireless work on issues that directly affect students every day.

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Letter: Katie and Alex fight for campus’ underrepresented

Katie and Alex are two of the best-suited students on this campus to hold leadership positions for the student body. They have already demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of students through their tireless work on issues that directly affect students every day.

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Letter: Emerald article paints Beta Theta Pi in a negative light

I am writing this letter in response to the March 18 article about a woman being chased across Patterson Street late Saturday evening. Not only do I believe the article was written without any thought to the consequences that could ensue because of it, but the article also paints Beta Theta Pi fraternity in a negative light, and I would like to clear the air.

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Letter: Progressive, conservative labels on ASUO politics unnecessary

Imagine a group of people in the ASUO whose leadership has gotten us a 24-hour Knight Library, football season tickets, late-night bus service, campus composting, free New York Times papers on campus (now discontinued), a depoliticized and more comprehensive internship class (discontinued), and continued assurances of the Emerald’s independence.

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Letter: Taylor's work as vice president should be applauded

Through my time as last year’s ASUO vice president, I have learned that two of the most important features that students can ask for in their ASUO Executive is strong advocacy and the courage to stand up for student interests to the University administration and to the state legislature. That is why I am so impressed with the incredible work that Katie Taylor has been able to do in her time as the current ASUO vice president.

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Letter: Anti-mandatory reporting petition supporting a good cause

Last week, I was psyched to see students flocking to East 13th Avenue and University Street petitioning to get a ballot measure to remove mandatory reporting. Over the past six months, students have clearly voiced opposition to the mandatory reporting policy and yet the administration has yet to listen to student voices.

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Letter: Long-term solution will eliminate EMU's 'deferred maintenance'

“It’s going to take time, big things like this take time,” Erb Memorial Union Director Dusty Miller told me. This was 2005, and I was vice chair of the EMU Board of Directors and chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. In those days, the LRPC grew phenomenally concerned with something called “deferred maintenance.”

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Letter: Formerly jailed homeless were unfairly portrayed, deserve a second chance

The current homeless men who were mentioned in the article were released not only without more than money, but also without opportunity.

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Letter: Students should not bail out sports extravagance

Ducks football and basketball are hurting financially, so varsity athletics turns to students to bail them out. This should be denied with no extra charges on student athletics fees — in fact, with no student fees for games that fewer than half the student body attend.

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Letter: Shasta-cising stereotype is ridiculous

I thoroughly enjoyed Pat Terwilliger’s article titled “Shasta-cising: waste of time or crucial spring tradition?” Since this article is ridiculous, I shall write an equally ridiculous response.

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Letter: Katie-Charles issue only distracts from more pressing issues

I believe that the ASUO has a lot to do for its constituency. So, if the kind of evidence I mentioned is not there, the Katie-Charles issue should be shelved. The continuation of that debate would only distract the student government from more pressing issues.

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Letter: Taylor grievance based on old gossip news

The grievance filed on Tuesday against ASUO Vice President Katie Taylor is ridiculous because it continues to place unimportant gossip before real work that needs to be done in the ASUO. It does not uphold the true meaning of “conflict of interest” and it ignores the incredible work that Taylor has accomplished this year.

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Letter: Lighting and patrolling not the solution for Pioneer Cemetery

Regarding Jonathan Bowers’ article: “Making the graveyard safer a no-brainer,” (ODE 2/23/12) I see more lighting and patrolling of the Pioneer Cemetery as a secularist, brutal attack on the sanctity of an ecclesiastically established burial landmark.

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Letter: Viewpoint neutrality exists because of mandatory student fee

After I read the Constitutional Court’s decision in my favor in the Rudin v. Bowman issue, I expected some people to be unhappy. I also expected some people to be upset with me. I even expected people to write letters to the editor criticizing Con Court’s decision. I did not, however, expect people to spread false information about the Court’s decision and about my motives. Because it happened, I am setting the record straight.

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Letter: Fighting for public interest is a ‘civic obligation’

Providing wheelchair access is a political issue. Lowering the voting age to 18 was a political issue. Violence against women is still a political issue. “Political” just means relating to government of public affairs of a country. Child labor laws were political issues. Does anyone really believe students shouldn’t work on these issues?

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Letter: Rudin’s grievance based on political, not viewpoint, bias

Even though our committee is split on the OSPIRG issue, we still believe that this grievance is unfounded and inappropriate, and that the Court’s decision is equally unfounded and inappropriate. We stand with our Chair and believe that the Court’s ridiculous ruling should be immediately reversed.

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Letter: Administration should listen to students regarding EMU renovations

Why does the administration continue to press for its misguided EMU renovation plan that has little if any student support, when it has not been approved by the appropriate university committee and does not provide desperately needed educational facilities?

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Letter: Republicans are ‘like the American Arabs’

America is stuck in an outdated political spectrum. Democrats fit on the center of G20’s spectrum, not the left. Republicans are like the American Arabs. And I’m not talking about Muslims living in America, who are majority Democrats.

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Letter: HB 4061 amendments disruptive to an essential process

There is something seriously wrong in our state’s higher education system. There’s not enough funding and there’s not enough accountability. We as students bear the most severe burden of any group involved with this problem. It’s our money, our education, and our future on the chopping block as Salem looks to cut budgets further and further each year. We need to find solutions.

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