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The EMU: A student's haven for studying, socializing and service

The University’s EMU looms over the center of campus, a symbol of student interaction, service and community. The heart of campus life, this pivotal building offers many diverse opportunities and essential resources to students, ranging from food venues to study space to the student government and advocacy offices. It even houses the office of this publication. Needless to say, the EMU is an essential part of the everyday University experience. But what, exactly, can the EMU offer you?

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Who's who in the ASUO

Here are some pivotal people to know in this year’s student government.

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UO Bike Program, Campus Operations begin initiative to improve bike safety

To increase bicycle safety, Campus Operations layed down the first shared road arrows, or “sharrows” on 13th avenue Monday morning. The arrows will replace bike lanes, making campus streets shared between drivers and cyclists. This is the first of three steps to improve bike safety on campus.

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ASUO Summer Senate second meeting; still no funds allocated

The ASUO’s rules require the Student Senate to meet monthly during the summer, but so far it has had little reason to do so. At its June meeting, at least, the Senate made decisions. At its July meeting, held Tuesday, it didn’t even do that, beyond deciding to close the …

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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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ASUO open house attracts nongovernment student attendance

The ASUO office, located in EMU Suite 4, is getting a makeover. The student government has selected a new logo to replace the void created last year, four computers designated for shared use have been put in place as a part of larger refurbishing, and ASUO members and other students alike gathered in the office for an open house event Thursday evening.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sinjin Carey speculates about his job’s future after comments

ASUO Programs Administrator Sinjin Carey’s remarks about an Emerald opinion piece regarding President Amelie Rousseau’s Executive tenure have led him to concern for his status remaining on staff.

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Terhune: Rousseau dishonest again about New Partnership, DPS legislation

ASUO President Amelie Rousseau once again uses half-truths and outright lies to manipulate the student body she is supposed to represent.

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Photos: A-Trak lights up the stage for Mallard Madness

A-Trak and Yeasayer performed in the EMU Amphitheater on May 8, 2011.

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Video: Timelapse of Tyree Harris and RJD2 at Mallard Madness

One image every 20 seconds, shot on a D2Xs. May 6, 2011 in the EMU Amphitheater at the University of Oregon.

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Photos: ASUO Street Faire portraits

Portraits of five passersby of the ASUO Street Faire.

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Students behind Mallard Madness set sights higher

The process students went through this year to put on a campus concert shocked administrators, students working on ways to work in more student involvement in future concerts/events.

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ASUO Street Faire makes cash for vendors, student government

Arts, crafts, food and culture may take center stage along East 13th Avenue as the ASUO Street Faire enters its second day today, but the event is also a boon for the ASUO’s coffers.

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ASUO Senate meeting canceled because of lack of new business

Finding nothing to talk about, ASUO Senate doesn’t meet.

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ASUO Street Faire to kick off Mallard Madness on Wednesday

The first-ever Mallard Madness arts and culture festival will officially kick off tomorrow with the ASUO Street Faire, inviting a large variety of handmade merchandise and unconventional street fare from around the Eugene area.

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ASUO President-elect Ben Eckstein’s new staff positions to emphasize outreach

Eckstein releases list of positions open on next year’s executive staff, and it includes a few differences from the current ASUO president’s staff.

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University Senate officers send bottle ban to administration

Nathan Tublitz, chair of the University Senate Executive Committee and University Senate president, writes a letter endorsing the Take Back the Tap report to Vice President of Finance and Administration Frances Dyke, Provost Jim Bean and President Richard Lariviere.

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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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