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Letter: Why the ASUO executive postponed the EMU vote

On Thursday, Nov. 3, we announced that the student referendum on the proposed EMU renovation fee would be postponed. This decision was made after many conversations with students across the campus, including consultation with various student groups who use our student union every day.

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Letter: Students should support University occupation

I pay tuition and actively participate in my education at the University, and I support the presence of Occupy Eugene on our campus.

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Letter: Thanks to Roma for great coffee over the years

Thank you for the great piece on Miguel and Maria Cortez, the managers of Cafe Roma. I have frequented Roma for more than 20 years and have admired this pair and been impressed by their great drinks and baked goods.

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Letter: John E. Jaqua's generosity is to be commended

The story in yesterday’s Register-Guard about the terrible injury in 1984 to University of Colorado football player Ed Reinhardt Jr. and his miraculous survival is a great reminder of the wonderful medical community that Eugene continues to be blessed with.

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Letter: Bored DPS officers harassing residents

Saturday night around 1 a.m., a friend and I were screaming through campus on our bikes on the way to downtown.

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Letter: EMU referendum an important student decision

The decisions being made about our student union and recreation center are important ones, and they will affect the cost and quality of our education.

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Letter: DPS decision was made too fast

Though the fact that the state Board of Higher Education held off on giving permission to arm officers is a small victory, there were other problems with the idea of a campus police force.

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Letter: Maybe it's time to change the e-ticketing system

The real problem, and the source of much of the current outrage, is that those who truly want to attend the game are often deprived of tickets while the lackadaisical fan often is not. A system is needed where there is some cost (like there was with the old system) to procuring a ticket in order to discourage the uninterested fans from snatching up theirs and depriving the rest.

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Letter: With student ticketing, grass looks greener on the other side

The Emerald’s piece on ticket distribution raised some good points. Implying that a return to a first-come, first-served system would somehow solve a problem, however, is woefully naive.

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Letter: Volunteering with ASUO enhances college experience

Working with the ASUO was a great way for me to make new friends from all different years. Having many upperclassmen in your friend group is nice when you’re starting out. They taught me about college life in ways no one else could, and I got to meet students from all kinds of programs and groups.

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Letter: On Academics and Athletics

Letter from parent on the unbalanced funding put into academics and athletics.

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Commentary: AlcoholEdu doesn’t go far enough

It’s time that we took a less punitive, common-sense stance on alcohol abuse in our universities. Let’s stop treating it like crime and start addressing it as the public-health epidemic that it is. There are good solutions to this problem. Let’s continue to try them until we find some real solutions that work.

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Letter: University of Oregon should help pay for Pioneer Cemetery maintenance

Thank you for your well-written article concerning the state of the Pioneer Cemetery (“Memorial Day celebration brings attention to Eugene Pioneer Cemetery,” ODE May 31). I very much enjoyed reading about the history of one of Eugene’s — and indeed one of our nation’s — most historic cemeteries. Lacking in …

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Letter: University should put a cap on bottled water

In order to stay green and stand up for students, the University should make the move to discontinue bottled water on our campus.

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Letters: On Memorial Day, remember the veterans who fought for our nation

However distant, let us never forget those lives that have sacrificed and paid the ultimate price for a greater cause.

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Letter: Return of OSPIRG demonstrates improved ASUO climate

The climate of the ASUO is just now beginning to reflect the values of a “liberal, progressive, free-thinking” campus.

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Letter: ASUO doesn’t reflect accepting nature of campus

In this term alone, I have seen so much close-mindedness from the ASUO at large that I do not know how they justify it. I have seen agendas pushed with no regard to student objections, an election won despite numerous grievances filed against the winning party (that were not addressed …

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Letter: DPS sexual harassment issue must be addressed

We very much appreciate the Emerald publishing Mat Wolf’s article (“Claims of sexual harassment leveled against DPS officer,” ODE April 21) and its follow-up (“State documents confirm filing of DPS sexual harassment complaint,” ODE April 26). @@https://www.dailyemerald.com/2011/04/25/harassment-headline/@@ We are outraged that incidences of sexual harassment could occur at all on …

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Letter: Join us in supporting Senate Bill 742

Senate Bill 742 will provide Oregon students with more opportunities to get degrees at state universities.

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Letter: Peace Corps should be wary of sexual assault track record

Peace Corps should recognize and address sexual assault issues within its program.

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Letter: Oregon’s Senate Bill 742 would deepen state recession

I find this proposition of equality a clouded bias towards a temporary fiscal spike that would end up dragging the Oregon economy even further into recession.

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Letter: Oregon’s Senate Bill 742 brings opportunity to undocumented students

In a time when we need to increase Oregon’s competitiveness and appeal to businesses, SB 742 ensures Oregon is more competitive and appealing to businesses.

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Letter: Say ‘yes’ to Oregon’s SB 742

Students who have lived in Oregon almost their whole lives, done well in school, graduate, and are accepted to an Oregon university also must pay out-of-state tuition simply because of their documentation status.

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Letter: Tuition equity bill crucial for all Oregon students

We write to urge University community members and Oregon legislators to support Senate Bill 742 regarding tuition equity.

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Letter: Future campus event security would benefit from DPS being a police force

With Mallard Madness being recent history, we are now having a conversation in the Cultural Forum, the ASUO and other campus entities regarding the future of the event and how it can be conducted in following years. As a result of security issues leading to the premature ending of Friday’s …

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Letter: Death of Osama Bin Laden not a laughing matter

Being an American is something I appreciate, but not always something I am proud of. Today, I am not proud of the way the University of Oregon community, and campus newspaper is handling this event.

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Letter: Police officers shouldn’t disrespect citizens

An incident with the police involving a distributor of a local newspaper outraged University student Stephen Weber

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Letter: Restorative Justice Program a valuable resource

University student Conor B. Stott’s experience with the Restorative Justice Program granted him a new respect for the resources the University offers students

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Letter: Ducks' journey adds prestige to University

I have been connected to Oregon football as a fan and business professional for a long time. Not as long as others, but long enough to say that I attended the Poulan-Weed Eater Independence Bowl on December 31, 1992. I have been teaching sports business here at the University for …

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Letter: Ducks’ journey adds prestige to University

I have been connected to Oregon football as a fan and business professional for a long time. Not as long as others, but long enough to say that I attended the Poulan-Weed Eater Independence Bowl on December 31, 1992. I have been teaching sports business here at the University for …

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