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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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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

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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NewsPolitics

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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NewsPolitics

ASUO Summer Senate frustrated with student groups not understanding fiscal years

Frustration was a common theme at Thursday’s ASUO Summer Senate because several senators were upset that some student groups were asking Senate to fix issues that should have been planned for.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO compromises on conference request in order to keep surplus at a reasonable amount

After ASUO almost ran out of summer money last week, this week lead to the decision to no longer pay for BSU co-director’s flight. This left them with almost $1,500 in surplus.

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ASUO Summer Senate close to spending the last of their surplus funds

With 13 weeks of summer left, a few compromises and a hot day, the student governing body may find themselves out of money next week.

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NewsPolitics

ASUO-funded Native American flagpoles met with problems

Plans to build flagpoles from every Native American tribe in Oregon have reached a snag due to possible future renovations to the EMU.

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NewsPolitics

EMU Task Force meets to discuss how to move foward

The group met to discuss how to better educate people about the EMU project in order to get more students to vote for the change.

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NewsPolitics

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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NewsPolitics

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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NewsPolitics

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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NewsPolitics

New ASUO members must learn the rules

The Green Tape Notebook should be familiar to all senators as their guide and rules to all things Senate-related.

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NewsPolitics

EmX expansion discussed by ASUO Senate

Senate agrees on creating a EmX resolution and discusses the transition process.

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NewsPolitics

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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NewsPolitics

Elections Coordinator Cedar Cosner will be the new member of Constitution Court

Cosner was confirmed at Wednesday night’s Senate meeting but some senators worried about the fact that he was the only applicant for the position.

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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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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

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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NewsPolitics

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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NewsPolitics

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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Opinion

Saldana: Race relations still delicate, relevant subject

Racism still exists.

Shocking, I know. Yet, there are still people out there who wish to bury their heads in the sand and pretend this isn’t the case. In fact, some would argue that by bringing up any mention of racism, I’m in fact, perpetuating racism or prejudice

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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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Archives

ASUO Senate changes mind on LGBTQA stipend

A funding request from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Alliance sparked a debate over the role of the ASUO Senate in allocating stipends to student programs at its weekly meeting Wednesday night. After more than an hour, the conversation achieved a general sentiment to leave stipend allocations to the …

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NewsPolitics

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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