For Matt Tofte, the University of Oregon was the right price. When he received his financial aid award letter one year ago, the incoming freshman estimated payment for tuition and fees at $9,258, including $433 in fees per term. Compared to out-of-state schools and combined with the presidential scholarship he …
Sustainability and unmet student needs propel efforts to get EMU expansion funded.
“It’s going to take time, big things like this take time,” Erb Memorial Union Director Dusty Miller told me. This was 2005, and I was vice chair of the EMU Board of Directors and chair of the Long Range Planning Committee. In those days, the LRPC grew phenomenally concerned with something called “deferred maintenance.”
The next element of the students’ fight against the proposed EMU renovations appears to be the idea of a concert hall taking up residence in the newly composed student union building.
Fall term was a time of challenge and triumph for the student body of the University. The term repeatedly tested the strength of our student voice, and at every turn the ASUO Executive stood with students to assert our right to a say in our own education.
Looking back at the best and the worst of the winter siesta.
Of all the issues that have driven this term, however — despite the much that is yet to be decided about the interim and long-term replacements — Lariviere’s is the one basically decided. Meaning, that this has been one heck of a year to be a student journalist at the University.
As a student who spends multiple hours each day in the EMU, I understand the importance of this renovation project. I also certainly want the chance to vote in a referendum on whether or not I approve of the fee increases involved.
Today, we’re saying that if the student vote is not directly determining the fate of the EMU, the administration should stay away from the voting by implying reasons for approving. The voting process was handed to the ASUO for a reason and we should keep it free of meddling at the top.
Vice President for Student Affairs Robin Holmes announced Tuesday that the remodeled EMU would feature an unprecedented move for student union buildings: a tandem dance-club and bar.
The centerpiece of our University has been standing untouched for 41 years, staying stagnant as the world around it continues to grow and evolve. There was a renovation attempt back in 2002 — a firm was hired and plans were laid out, only to flop and fail. Without the support of administrative leaders and the student body, all the work was for nothing. This time around, we have the chance to make a difference.
The decisions being made about our student union and recreation center are important ones, and they will affect the cost and quality of our education.
Though the proposed $160.5 million renovations to the Student Recreation Center and EMU are not expected to be completed until 2014 and 2015, the University administration has proposed a new student fee to fund the project set to start as early as next fall.
House Bill 2750 would allow alcoholic beverages to be used in public education culinary arts classes under adult supervision only and safely stored when not in use.