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Obtained audio recording documents conversation between ASUO presidential candidates Thomas Tullis and Ben Bowman

Editor’s Note: Ben Bowman was the Emerald’s opinion editor until the end of winter term of this year. He no longer works for the Emerald. Update: ASUO presidential candidate Thomas Tullis was arrested Sunday by UOPD at 11:07 a.m for illegally obtaining communications by violating ORS 165.540. An anonymous audio recording …

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Opinion

Bowman: The trip from Hell that wasn’t so bad

Remember The Secret, the movie/book that’s 15 minutes of fame happened back in 2006? If you exert positive thoughts to the universe, it said, you will win boundless opportunities and good fortune! My experience over the last two weeks could have easily been used in an infomercial to promote the book …

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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 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

ASUO Senate transfers $142,000 for Mallard Madness

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

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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 decides not to remove Justice Cedar Cosner

ASUO Senate talks about whether Justice Cedar Cosner is qualified for his position on the ASUO Constitution Court.

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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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ASUO Sen. Lindy Mabuya calls for Cedar Cosner’s removal from Con Court

ASUO Sen. Lindy Mabuya says former ASUO elections coordinator Cedar Cosner acted unprofessionally during his time in office.

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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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ASUO senators give their advice for next year

Six senators have one more year to work with students. While all agree the transition will be a learning experience for everyone, it will be a time to discuss the best way to serve students.

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Being in charge of $13 million

ASUO Senate stresses the importance for students to pay attention to how their money is spent.

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NewsPolitics

Mind the Gap adds to University a capella popularity

The new group faced an odd funding snag when they approached ASUO Senate for funds.

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NewsPolitics

Harlan Mechling elected Senate president

The race for Senate president continued at the ASUO Senate meeting, and Sen. Harlan Mechling was appointed president.

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NewsPolitics

Ben and Lamar to help independent candidates

The Ben and Lamar campaign intends to help out Katie and Alex slate members in this week’s election, in order to form one large progressive party.

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ASUO Constitution Court rules that week three’s Executive election be treated as a primary

The Elections Board decision stated that while Katie Taylor and Alex Sylvester will be removed from the ballot, their votes will go unallocated so they contribute to the total vote count. Constitution Court deemed this decision unconstitutional.

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ASUO Constitution Court rules that week three's Executive election be treated as a primary

The Elections Board decision stated that while Katie Taylor and Alex Sylvester will be removed from the ballot, their votes will go unallocated so they contribute to the total vote count. Constitution Court deemed this decision unconstitutional.

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ASUO Elections Board decides to remove Katie and Alex from ballot

The ASUO Elections Board decided to remove Katie Taylor and Alex Sylvester from the ballot and add Ben Bowman and Lamar Wise late Monday night.

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Katie and Alex campaigners allegedly establish phishing website, hack Ben and Lamar campaign

Serious allegations were made against members of the Katie and Alex campaign this weekend after members of the other campaigns uncovered potential evidence of tampering with campaign materials.

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Katie and Alex and We are Oregon move on to general elections

ASUO election results have Katie and Alex and We Are Oregon advancing to the general election.

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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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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: Viewpoint neutrality exists because of mandatory student fee

After I read the Constitutional Court’s decision in my favor in the Rudin v. Bowman issue, I expected some people to be unhappy. I also expected some people to be upset with me. I even expected people to write letters to the editor criticizing Con Court’s decision. I did not, however, expect people to spread false information about the Court’s decision and about my motives. Because it happened, I am setting the record straight.

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Letters to the EditorOpinion

Letter: Fighting for public interest is a ‘civic obligation’

Providing wheelchair access is a political issue. Lowering the voting age to 18 was a political issue. Violence against women is still a political issue. “Political” just means relating to government of public affairs of a country. Child labor laws were political issues. Does anyone really believe students shouldn’t work on these issues?

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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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ArchivesNewsPolitics

ASUO Senator Ben Rudin filing grievance against ACFC Chair Ben Bowman

ASUO Sen. Ben Rudin filed an official grievance Friday against Sen. Ben Bowman regarding a statement he made at the OSPIRG budget hearing Tuesday evening.

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ASUO Senate spends a fifth of surplus, considers resolution on President Richard Lariviere

The ASUO Senate left a trail of expenditures in its wake as its last regularly scheduled meeting of fall term came to a dramatic, abrupt finish.

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Mixed reactions to Lariviere's removal

In the wake of the State Board of Higher Education’s decision to not renew University President Richard Lariviere’s contract student government leaders have had mixed feelings on the subject.

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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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