Politics

ASUO Sen. Ben Bowman responds to accusation of viewpoint neutrality violation

ASUO Sen. Ben Bowman responded on Thursday to the grievance filed against him by Sen. Ben Rudin on Feb. 3, which was based on a statement Bowman made at the OSPIRG Budget Hearing in late January.

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Resolution granting intoxicated, friend amnesty passes ASUO Senate

Last night, ASUO Senate passed a resolution to implement a medical amnesty policy on campus.

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ASUO Senate votes to create working group for Good Samaritan Policy

ASUO Senate voted to create a working group Wednesday night to shape a resolution in support of a policy that says that if a person is intoxicated to the point of needing medical attention, that person and his or her friends will be excused from an minor in possession if they need to go to a hospital.

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ASUO Concealed Weapon Resolution

ASUO Senator Jeremy Hedlund explains the Concealed Weapon Resolution and what it means for the University of Oregon.

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ASUO VP Taylor’s removal called for; Elections board committee appointments made

Sen. Kaitlyn Lange called for the removal of ASUO Vice President Katie Taylor at last night’s Senate meeting.

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Opinion

Editorial: In the name of full disclosure, why?

The concealment of ASUO Vice President Katie Taylor and former OSPIRG chair Charles Denson’s marriage is a conflict of interest — and goes against the ASUO’s aim to promote openness and inclusion. Why?

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Money transfer request raises ASUO Senate suspicions

The ASUO Executive’s request to transfer money from their budget to the budget of the Sustainability Center sparked a discussion of process last night at the ASUO Senate meeting and ultimately brought a failed vote.

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Opinion

Andersen: Senate meeting going in the right direction

If we don’t step up and keep our voice in the mix of the decisions, the University will swallow us. The separation between the University and its students seems to be forever expanding. We can grab the last handhold and pull ourselves up to relevance again.

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Mandatory reporting procedures cause tensions with students

The recent sexual assault incident exposes one of the better sides of the recently controversial mandatory reporting policy being reaffirmed by the University this year. Thankfully this survivor chose to report the assault which makes students aware of a dangerous predator around campus.

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Opinion

Bains: Compromise in student government unexpected but welcome

ASUO Sen. Jena Langham made a rather harmless comment near the beginning of last Wednesday’s Senate meeting regarding University Vice President for Student Affairs Robin Holmes.

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Agreement reinstates referendum for week 10 of fall term

ASUO President Ben Eckstein signed a completed memorandum of understanding Friday afternoon with Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes that, among other decisions, guarantees a student referendum on the EMU and Student Recreation Center renovations during week 10 of fall term.

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ASUO Senate live stream, Nov. 9, 2011

Check out a live stream of tonight’s ASUO Senate meeting by clicking here.

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News

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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Senate postpones stipend model revamp, fills Constitution Court

The ASUO Senate spent the vast majority of its meeting Wednesday night discussing a massive overhaul in the way student government officials are paid. The new stipend model proposed would give a raise to almost every person in student government. Jerad Nicholson was confirmed as the newest member to the Constitution Court.

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Senate takes on textbooks, hiring processes

The ASUO Senate played host to a couple of unusual guests Wednesday night as Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) presented its campaign to reduce textbook prices and asked for the Senate’s support. Nicole [email protected]@http://www.ospirgstudents.org/[email protected]@, an OSPIRG representative, stood with two costumed characters to present a nationwide petition asking …

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Cedar Cosner confirmed to elections post in contentious ASUO Senate hearing

Despite a narrow vote and a confirmation hearing that could be described as intense, Cedar Cosner was confirmed as elections coordinator by the ASUO Senate during a special Tuesday meeting.

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Live blog: ASUO Senate meeting: Sept. 27, 2011

Follow our live blog of tonight’s ASUO Senate meeting.

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ASUO Senators discusses rules; Executive debuts nominee for Elections job

ASUO Senators wrapped up a summer of business in the final summer session by mulling over proposed rule changes during a rare meeting in Condon Hall and the Executive took the opportunity to introduce its nominee for elections coordinator Wednesday night.

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Campus biking infrastructure improved with 20-year-old plan

Efforts to improve campus cycling infrastructure began after the University received a silver ranking for campus bike friendliness from the League of American Bicyclists. Senior UO Bike Program coordinator Ted Sweeney and former Bike Program coordinator Brianna Orr were the students who nominated the University the award, and both thought the ranking can be raised by a few improvements to campus streets and pathways.

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Inexperience punctuates first ASUO Summer Senate meeting

The ASUO Summer Senate was operating within the confines of its bylaws by holding a 27-minute meeting on Tuesday evening, but the nervousness among its members permeated their minds and hung thick in the air of the Alsea Room in the EMU.

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ASUO Summer Senate Meeting, June 21 2011

The ASUO Summer Senate’s first meeting. ASUO Summer Senate 6-21-11

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A retrospective on the 2010-11 ASUO

The 2010-11 school year has been accompanied with a number of twists and turns in the University’s student government, but there have been a few storylines that have run throughout the year of ASUO politics.

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ASUO Senate elects chair, vice chair to work summer months

Sens. Emma Newman and Harlan Mechling ran to be Summer Senate chair, with Mechling eventually succeeding. Sens. Katherine DuPont and Kaitlyn Lange were nominated for Summer Senate vice chair at the previous meeting to run, but Lange was absent and did not submit a letter to the body. Both Mechling and DuPont were elected by a secret paper ballot, the vote counts of which was not released to the press.

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New ASUO senators hold initial meeting, discuss year’s goals

While senators also heard from special requests and a report from the University Diversity Plan, a major focus of the meeting was dedicated to establishing respectful discourse norms for the Senate to adopt this coming year.

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Amelie Rousseau, Maneesh Arora, others in ASUO reflect on their Executive term

Rousseau and Arora were elected to the chief executive positions last spring, and their term is ending today. From their involvement with state legislative issues to some in-house accomplishments, the year has been termed as a volatile one, where much has changed.

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OrgSync, new University contracted service, will better connect student programs

Thanks to a large cash infusion from the ASUO and its programs, OrgSync — an online resource like DuckWeb specifically for University clubs and programs — will be put in place, making it easier for students to find what’s happening on campus.

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ASUO Senate allocates funds, discusses Riverfront resolution at last meeting of its term

ASUO Senate allocated more than $30,000 in funding from its surplus account for club sports teams who qualified for national tournaments, approved a resolution about Willamette Riverfront development and approved a few minor changes to the ASUO stipend model at the final meeting of the 2010-11 Senate.

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University Day unable to find funding from the ASUO

Planners and volunteers for University Day — the annual day for campus beautification and pickup — got lucky with a nice Eugene spring day. Event coordinators now say they were not as lucky with finding funding for the event, being turned away by the ASUO early on.

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Robin Holmes takes EMU remodel plan to ASUO Senate

The discussion about remodeling the EMU and Student Recreation Center took a step forward Wednesday, when University Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes attended the ASUO Senate meeting to explain the status of the plan.

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End of budget season not the conclusion of ASUO work

There is still work for the 2010-11 ASUO to do before the torch is fully passed to next year’s group at midnight on May 24.

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