On Wednesday night, the Cultural Forum put together a memorable evening that featured a rowdy performance from Zion I and Lyrics Born.
After two votes, the building has yet to be renovated.
Undergraduate students show off their research Thursday afternoon.
Despite some setbacks, crowds poured in to see Mayer Hawthorne perform at the 45th-annual Willamette Valley Music Festival.
Your voice matters. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it doesn’t. On these issues and others, your voice has made an enormous difference to our institution and our futures. Thank you for adding your voice to our collective student voice and for taking some important steps to create a better future for your student government and for our university. Go Ducks, and remember to log onto DuckWeb before 5 p.m. Friday to cast your votes in the remaining candidate races.
The results of the ASUO elections for week one were released Friday, April 6, allowing the presidential candidate from Katie and Alex and We Are Oregon to advance.
The International Student Association will be hosting International Week from Monday, April 9 to Friday, April 13. The week-long event is slated to host numerous activities themed in culture and diversity.
EMU Food Service will deduct 50 cents from the purchase price of coffee for customers who bring in their own cup or mug and will also add 50 cents to the purchase price of those who don’t starting Thursday, April 26. The EMU will place the additional 50 cents charged to customers in a sustainability fund for future projects.
ASUO election results have Katie and Alex and We Are Oregon advancing to the general election.
The EMU hosted a pub night in The Buzz Thursday night, offering students and faculty a unique opportunity to drink beer and wine on campus without breaking any rules for the first time in almost 20 years.
“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.”
Two major finance committee budgets were decided at the ASUO Senate meeting last night, with one other being deferred for more work.
In Thursday’s Emerald, ASUO President Ben Eckstein is quoted as saying, “One of the people who recently added his voice (to the list of opponents to the EMU location for a concert hall) was Bob Berdahl.” This is not correct.
Whoever put together a list of 13 unrelated, biased and leading questions as a result of a beautiful, bipartisan effort from all parts of the ASUO should seriously be ashamed.
Last week, there were many zombies running around campus (well, more than usual), and humans whose only quest was to survive the week.
The University currently offers more than 165 programs in 90 countries for students seeking to study abroad. The 2011 University Study Abroad Fair, conducted by the Office of International Affairs, showcased the majority of these opportunities Wednesday afternoon in the EMU Concourse.
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.
The University joined 147 schools from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia not only in the in the National Roll Call, but in a simultaneous “minute of silence” at 11 a.m. PST. Participants sat in solemn tribute to the 333,800 veterans living in Oregon, the 21.8 million nationwide, and all those who no longer remain.
The ASUO Senate sat before a packed house to address the ongoing issue of the EMU Renovation, the referendum on it and ASUO President Ben Eckstein’s decision to postpone it.
The Emerald thought it important to see if we could step back, spread the issue out a little and set up why UO Truth has stated opposition to the Office of Multicultural Academic Success’ soon-to-be-possible adoption by the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence.
As the co-directors of the Climate Justice League, we are glad that ASUO President Ben Eckstein moved the EMU ballot measure to the spring. In the EMU/SRC survey, the number one priority listed by students was sustainability; however, the administration’s current considerations to make the building sustainable are insufficient.
There is a wide array of student groups that call the EMU home. Our spaces within the building are important — they hold our resources and our histories and are a home away from home. Historically, these spaces didn’t always exist. They were fought for by students before us and today we are threatened once more with the prospect of losing them. We cannot allow this.
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.
On Thursday, Nov. 3, we announced that the student referendum on the proposed EMU renovation fee would be postponed. This decision was made after many conversations with students across the campus, including consultation with various student groups who use our student union every day.