ASUONews

ASUO submits its 2014-15 budget to the UO Administration

On March 7, ASUO President Sam Dotters-Katz reviewed and submitted the final 2014-15 Incidental Fee budget for University of Oregon President Michael Gottfredson to approve. Should Gottfredson approve, the total budget for the next school year will be $15.24 million, which is right on the 3.5 percent increase that the …

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ASUONews

ASUO Senate approves all committee budget proposals

After nearly six hours of deliberation during the ASUO Senate meeting on Wednesday night, the body approved the proposed 2014-2015 budgets from the Departments Finance Committee, Program Finance Committee, Athletics Contracts and Finance Committee and the EMU Board. The budgets were approved and came under the proposed 3.5 percent cap from …

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ASUONews

United States Student Association defunded by the ACFC for the 2014-2015 year

In the midst of ASUO committees trying to hit the 3.5 percent budget cap, some committees are having to be merciless with during the budget hearing process. For the Athletics Contracts Finance Committee, that has come in the form of having to defund the United States Student Association for the …

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News

ASUO Senate discusses benchmarks, considers turning organizations like OSPIRG into programs

OSPIRG may face zero funding from ACFC, but they may receive funding elsewhere.

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News

ASUO Senate plans to meet during the middle of dead week

While everyone is studying the ASUO Senate will be hard at work discussing budget benchmarks.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO Senate passes resolution in support of marriage equality

For their first resolution as a body, the new ASUO Senators dealt with a controversial issue when they discussed the Marriage Equality Resolution.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO Senate passes ACFC budget with contentious OSPIRG increase

The budget increase proved to be the most controversial, however; OSPIRG regained its funding just last year after being stripped of it in 2009.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

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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NewsPolitics

ACFC suggests zero percent increase for athletics department

Yesterday, ASUO Exec. recommended that the athletic department’s budget should stay at the same level next year, at $1.5 million. However, athletics had expressed hope for at least a three percent increase.

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Opinion

Saldana: OSPIRG shouldn’t be subsidized by student body

Last week, the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee approved OSPIRG’s request for a 97 percent budget increase. An increase it neither deserves nor earned.

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NewsPolitics

OSPIRG heads into budget hearing amid controversy

ASUO Vice President Katie Taylor cast the tie-breaking vote in the Executive’s benchmark recommendations, the main dispute of which had been the increase in OSPIRG’s funding.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO continues negotiations with athletic department

The ASUO and the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee look to continue the discussion over issues of accountability in the athletic department as well as the price of student tickets during the Senate meeting Wednesday evening.

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Archives

Benchmarks squeak in under new overall cap

Coming into Wednesday’s ASUO Senate meeting, none of the finance committee benchmarks had been set for the coming year. The Senate faced the challenge of approving them all in one night, and making them all fit together to get under the new seven percent overall growth cap

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Archives

Ben Eckstein's hard line on athletics increases

ASUO President Ben Eckstein has announced that while some members of the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee see the proposed 0 percent increase benchmark as a “bargaining chip,” he does not.

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ArchivesNewsPolitics

Benchmarks Ball tonight: ASUO Senate preview

All four finance committee benchmarks are being set tonight.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: Student tickets not worth what we pay for them

We need a better student ticketing system now, and it starts with telling athletics that if they want more money, they need to earn it by allowing students access to more tickets.

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ArchivesNewsPolitics

ACFC, Executive agree: No more for athletics

The ASUO Executive and the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee are sending a message to the athletic department: “We’re not getting our money’s worth,” ACFC Chair Sen. Ben Bowman said.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO Senate benchmarks sets tone for budget process

The process of crafting an incidental fee budget is an important task the ASUO undertakes. And with the usual 7 percent growth cap being reinterpreted for this year, the process will be challenging.

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NewsPolitics

ACFC discusses athletic ticketing issues

The Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee met Thursday evening to discuss its plans for the year. The vast majority of the discussion centered on student football tickets.

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Uncategorized

Where do student fees go?

I combined the PFC, ACFC, DFC, and EMU budget documents from the ASUO website to make a bubble chart of 2010-2011 incidental (student) fee allocation. Check out the bubble chart of the 2010-2011 distribution below, and feel free to create your own visualizations from the data set with IBM Many …

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