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United States Student Association defunded by the ACFC for the 2014-2015 year

In the midst of ASUO committees trying to hit the 3.5 percent budget cap, some committees are having to be merciless with during the budget hearing process. For the Athletics Contracts Finance Committee, that has come in the form of having to defund the United States Student Association for the …

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Students have mixed responses to proposed 5.8 percent cost increase

For Jennifer Borrero, paying 5.8 percent more in tuition next year means doing with less. “It means having to pick up another job probably or already trying to find a less expensive place to live,” Borrero said. “It means cutting back on things that you can’t really cut back on …

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Independent governing boards could create a new future for the UO

Near the end of spring term, most students are too busy trying to balance midterms and tanning to worry about the fate of Oregon’s university system. However, as the end of the 2012-2013 academic year draws to a close, a proposition that would significantly rearrange higher education remains a hot topic in …

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OUS plans to raise tuition by six percent

Students gathered in the EMU board room on Friday morning to testify against the Oregon University System’s six percent tuition increase. Over the past ten years, annual increases to tuition have caused the cost of attending the University of Oregon to double in the last decade, and the rising costs …

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Controversy surrounds the funding for Mallard Madness

Mackenzie Thomas’@@[email protected]@ class got out 10 minutes before Macklemore tickets went on sale. Once they were dismissed, Thomas and her classmates rushed to their computers to buy tickets before they sold out. Within minutes, Thomas had her $28 ticket for the rapper’s performance this Saturday at Matthew Knight [email protected]@http://www.matthewknightarena.com/event/133/[email protected]@ “It was …

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Video: ASUO presidential debate

ASUO Presidential Candidate Debate ASUO presidential candidates Sam Dotters-Katz and Lamar Wise present issues important to their campaigns and take questions from students Tuesday evening.  

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Live coverage of the Emerald ASUO presidential debate

This is the Emerald with live coverage of the ASUO presidential debate in the Fishbowl of the Erb Memorial Union. Lamar Wise and Sam Dotters-Katz face off in a series of questions hosted by Emerald news reporter Ian Campbell. Which candidate will get your vote? Hopefully this debate will help you …

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Student groups seek to repeal Social Host Ordinance

The Social Host Ordinance, a piece of legislation passed by the Eugene City Council in late January, is being petitioned by ASUO Sen. Lamar Wise and Kevin Cronin, executive director of the Lane County Young Democrats. The two student leaders began gathering signatures this week in hopes of bringing the …

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Lamar Wise can’t stop working; it keeps him going

Years ago, a tired 27-year-old dad would sneak into Lamar Wise’s bedroom and shake him from his sleep every Saturday morning. Jumping from his bed, Wise would set up the previous evening’s Transformer episode that he had recorded so that he could watch it with his dad who worked nights …

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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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Matthew Miyamoto elected as new ASUO senate president

ASUO officer elections lead to an entirely new leadership on the ASUO Senate

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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 Constitution Court looking toward the future

They will work to at making themselves more accessible as a body.

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New senators garner new experiences during first meeting

The rest of the meeting served as a learning experience for the newly elected senators. ASUO President Laura Hinman took a lot of pictures and mouthed the words, “I feel like a proud mom.”

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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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Saldana: ASUO internship class needs less OSA

Having seen instances when a debates turn ugly and personal it then left me utterly speechless when Sen. Lamar Wise claimed that people who had “…problems with the class (they) must be fabricated.”

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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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Reinstatement of Lamar Wise invalidated due to rules violation

A nomination for ASUO Senate president turned into a discussion about rules in the Green Tape Notebook at Wednesday’s Senate meeting. However, due to a rules violation, the decision about who will be Senate president is invalidated.

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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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Members of Katie and Alex campaign at risk of misdemeanor or felony charges

Alleged hackers from the Katie and Alex campaign could potentially face serious criminal charges.

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Lamar Wise removed as ASUO Senate president

In response to a grievance filed by ASUO Sen. Lindy Mabuya against Senate President Lamar Wise for nonfufillment of his presidential duties, the Constitutional Court ruled to remove Wise as Senate president Monday. The original grievance was filed last month claiming that Wise had not scheduled either of the required cultural competency training sessions that the president is required to do.

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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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Grievance filed against ASUO Sen. President Lamar Wise

The grievance states Wise could potentially be in non-fulfillment of duties for failing to hold two cultural competency trainings.

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Committee tries again on student stipend model

Next week — for the third time in almost a month — the ASUO Senate is scheduled to consider a pay raise for its members.

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Senate, Executive, others craft new EMU memorandum

In an marathon meeting that ran almost 10 hours and left attendees exhausted and, at times, exasperated, the Senate and Executive, along with members of the EMU Board and other concerned students drafted a revised memorandum of understanding regarding the EMU Renovation.

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ASUO Senate benchmarks sets tone for budget process

The process of crafting an incidental fee budget is an important task the ASUO undertakes. And with the usual 7 percent growth cap being reinterpreted for this year, the process will be challenging.

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Resolutions and stipend increases 'occupy' Senate

After a drawn-out meeting that dealt with a number of potential resolutions, the ASUO Senate partially finished the work that its stipend model committee began by approving stipend increases for Executive staff members and heads of student programs.

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