ASUONews

ASUO Senate tables Safe Rides’ request for $13,400 toward new vehicle wraps

If you’ve ever called Safe Ride on a wild night out and were unable to clearly see or identify your ride (for some reason or another), there may soon be an answer. Safe Rides, the department managing Safe Ride and the Designated Driver Shuttle, requested $13,400 from the ASUO Student …

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ASUONews

New Con Court Justice Austin Palacios brings experience and a fresh perspective to the job

The ASUO recently underwent a round of hires to fill a number of vacant seats in various areas of the association. Austin Palacios is one of these new appointees, selected by Executive and confirmed by Senate for a seat on the Constitution Court as an associate justice. Born and raised …

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Controversial funding vote was close at ASUO senate

Last night’s ASUO Senate meeting was filled to the brim with more groups present for special requests than any other meetings this year. Members of the LGBTQA came before the Senate requesting money to host Janet Mock, former People Magazine staff editor and active member in the transgender community, at the …

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Sisk reporting IP addresses of “bullying” blogs to admin if not terminated

At tonight’s Associated Students of University of Oregon meeting, Senate Vice President Miles Sisk offered an ultimatum. Senate President Rebecca Rhodes had broached the subject earlier of personal attacks on Senate members through social media. This has been a problem in the past and is continuing with this year’s Senate. …

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ASUONews

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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ASUONews

UO Administration and ASUO Constitution Court deny OSPIRG’s four proposed ballots for the 2014 spring election

The University of Oregon Administration made its recommendation on March 11 to not place all four of OSPIRG’s proposals on the spring election ballot. The ASUO Constitution Court agrees with the administration’s ruling and will not put the proposals on the ballot. The four ballot measures were sent to the …

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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

ASUO Senate: March 5

Live coverage of Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting:   Senate Agenda Vote Tracker  

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News

SASS cuts back on hours due to shortage of employees

The Sexual Assault Support Services of Lane County, a confidential advocacy and outreach center for survivors of sexual violence, are having to cut back their face time with survivors at the University of Oregon. Due to two employees quitting recently, the remaining six employees have had to cut back their hours …

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NewsPolitics

ASUO Senate looks to fill five empty seats

Along with the new year comes the ASUO Senate looking to get some new faces on the body after five senators resigned at the end of fall term. Senators Parker Williams, Jonathan Wu, Kevin Frazier, Lexi Olson and Stephanie Schie all resigned, leaving the ASUO Executive the task of finding new …

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News

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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Opinion

Blrbs: Finals Week, term in review

Here are three of the biggest issues the University community was affected by this fall. Mallard Madness senate funding Well, this has been fun. In case you haven’t been following ASUO politics, here’s a quick rundown of the latest controversy. Essentially, what started as a request from the Executive’s office …

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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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ASUO Senate: Nov. 28

The ASUO Senate holds an unorthodox meeting during dead week to discuss committee benchmarks.

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News

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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News

ASUO Constitution Court rules to return $142,000 Mallard Madness funds to over-realized fund

The ASUO Constitution Court ruled that the $142,000 allocated for the Mallard Madness Concert be returned to the over-realized fund.

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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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News

ASUO Sen. Ben Rudin requests direct funding clarification from Constitution Court

ASUO Sen. Ben Rudin asks the ASUO Consitution Court to clarify a direct-funding issue.

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News

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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News

Non-fulfillment grievance filed against ASUO President Laura Hinman, suggests removal from office

As the EMU referendum takes place, Sophie Luthin filed against ASUO president Laura Hinman for non-fulfillment.

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News

ASUO senators issue a public apology about Mallard Madness

After a controversial ASUO senate meeting Wednesday night, some senators have issued a public apology.

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News

ASUO Senate transfers $142,000 for Mallard Madness

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

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ASUO Senate: Nov. 7

The senate body will review several special requests as well as form a working group for the ‘social host’ ordinance.

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News

Two senators resign from the ASUO Senate

Two ASUO senators resign from their duties because of other obligations and financial situations.

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ASUO Senate: Oct. 31

ASUO Senate meeting will look over five special requests Wednesday night including Oregon Ballroom Dance, Survival Center and Duck Street Dance Club.

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NewsPolitics

Tensions flare during ASUO Senate meeting Wedneday night

ASUO Senate discusses the ‘social host’ ordinance and confirms Caleb Huegel to the Constitution Court.

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ASUO Senate: Oct. 24

Mayor of Eugene Kitty Piercy makes an appearance during Wednesday’s ASUO Senate meeting to discuss the ‘social host’ ordinance.

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News

What would the 'social host' ordinance mean for house parties?

A deeper look into what the social host ordinance actually is and how it would impact students.

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