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Here’s the 411 on the ASUO

$215.25 per term could buy a significant amount of Taco Bell, or pay the student incidental fee. What could amount to 180 tacos makes every I-fee paying student a member of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon. The ASUO isn’t just any student government, it’s a student government with …

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New grievance filed against ASUO President Laura Hinman

A potential bias in the EMU referendum leads to a grievance filed against ASUO President Laura Hinman.

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What you might have missed from the ASUO Executive

A look into the first term of the We Are Oregon campaign.

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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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Students react to Con Court's decision to return Mallard Madness funds

After Constitution Court Justice Allison Apana declared that the $142,000 for the Mallard Madness concert be returned to the over-realized fund Tuesday, many students, in and out of student government, have plenty to say about the ruling, the loss of a concert and the process of student government. Students are …

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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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ASUO Senate votes to not rescind $142,000 for Mallard Madness Concert

Heated and emotional discussion lead to a failed motion to rescind the Mallard Madness funding.

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ASUO Senate transfers $142,000 for Mallard Madness

ASUO Senate funds the Mallard Madness concert despite heavy audience opposition.

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ASUO putting forth another EMU referendum

November will bring about another EMU referendum. This time, the ASUO hopes to lower student fees by creating more fundraising projects.

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ASUO to hold open house

ASUO will unveil its newly renovated offices and new staff.

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ASUO Summer Senate close to spending the last of their surplus funds

With 13 weeks of summer left, a few compromises and a hot day, the student governing body may find themselves out of money next week.

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New ASUO Executive excited to start working

New Executive members talk about their goals for the upcoming year.

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Tuition increases for OUS schools approved by State Board of Higher Education

In a tough decision countered by passionate student testimony, the State Board of Higher Education approved tuition increases proposed, including a 6.1 percent increase for resident undergraduate University students.

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University to propose tuition increases to State Board of Higher Education

Under the proposal, resident undergraduates would pay a tuition and fee total of $9,310 to attend the University next fall — a 5.9 percent increase from 2011-12.

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Rep. Phil Barnhart attends last meeting for current ASUO senators

As senators get nostalgic, Barnhart discusses the work he plans to do for the University.

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Office of Student Advocacy policy services reinstated

Such advice — after a three-year hiatus — had helped the ASUO in previous policy decisions around campus affecting students.

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Student leaders to get more opportunities under new ASUO Executive

ASUO President-elect Laura Hinman is planning a restructuring of the ASUO Executive for her term in office. She intends to add more positions in order to create more opportunities for student leaders.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

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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ASUO wins back overcharged funds, plans on returning it to students

ASUO President Ben Eckstein confirmed the return of funds that were taken when the University administration overcharged the ASUO on their assessment rate. Eckstein discovered they were being overcharged while working to change the assessment rate overall.

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Q&A: ASUO presidential candidates

The four ASUO presidential candidates each discuss their goals for the student body and for the University.

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ASUO said to be charged too much this year in assessments

The ASUO is being overcharged by upwards of $100,000 in overhead costs this year, according to ASUO representatives.

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EMU ballot measure put on spring election ballot

EMU Ballot Measure to be voted on during Spring Elections.

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Letters to the EditorOpinionUncategorized

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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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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Grievance filed to call for ASUO VP Katie Taylor’s removal from office

Chris Bocchicchio, a former ASUO Sen., filed a grievance Tuesday afternoon requesting ASUO Vice President Katie Taylor’s removal from office.

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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

Editorial: EMU Referendum contains uncalled-for, leading questions

Whoever put together a list of 13 unrelated, biased and leading questions as a result of a beautiful, bipartisan effort from all parts of the ASUO should seriously be ashamed.

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State budget concerns, rumors of possible tuition hikes

ASUO President Ben Eckstein prompted speculation at last week’s ASUO Senate meeting over the possibility of midyear tuition increases after he listed it as one of his reasons for postponing the EMU referendum. This week, the University administration has announced that it plans to keep tuition rates and surcharge fees stagnate for the time being.

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Department of Public Safety likely to become police department

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.

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