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ASUO Senate approves all committee budget proposals

After nearly six hours of deliberation during the ASUO Senate meeting on Wednesday night, the body approved the proposed 2014-2015 budgets from the Departments Finance Committee, Program Finance Committee, Athletics Contracts and Finance Committee and the EMU Board. The budgets were approved and came under the proposed 3.5 percent cap from …

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ASUO Senate looks to fill five empty seats

Along with the new year comes the ASUO Senate looking to get some new faces on the body after five senators resigned at the end of fall term. Senators Parker Williams, Jonathan Wu, Kevin Frazier, Lexi Olson and Stephanie Schie all resigned, leaving the ASUO Executive the task of finding new …

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ASUO prepares for the new term

Even with fall out of the way, the ASUO is going to experience sweeping changes coming into the new year. For the winter term, the executive branch of the ASUO will be staying busy with ensuring that the two new programs it’s launching in the winter run as smooth as possible. …

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Video: News you may have missed this week

Man fatally shot at Churchill High School in Eugene. A 44-year-old man was fatally shot on Wednesday by a Eugene police officer after initially being stopped while riding a mini-motorcycle, according to The Register-Guard. What happened next is still under investigation, but police Capt. Scott Fellman said that after pulling …

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Tuition buy-down means University of Oregon students will only pay 3.4 percent more next year

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has reduced the University of Oregon’s tuition increase to 3.4 percent from 5.8. The board also capped tuition increases at 3.5 percent for the next two years. That means resident undergraduates taking 15 credits will see their overall bill go up by $270 …

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Oregon House approves bigger budget for universities, but administrators say tuition will likely still increase

The Oregon House of Representatives today approved increased funding for the state’s colleges and universities for the first time in years, but administrators at the state’s institutions of higher learning still say tuition increases are necessary to defray rising costs. University funding would increase by 8 percent more than is …

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Photos: Kaitlyn Lange attempts to formally reprimand Katie Taylor

Senator Kaitlyn Lange attempted to censure ASUO Vice President Katie Taylor. See the heated exchange here.

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OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner speaks at ASUO Senate

Chancellor George Pernsteiner stopped by the ASUO Senate meeting last night to discuss the search for a new president.

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Bains: Rumors are detrimental to public office

A rumor came out this week about a possible series of grievances to be filed to Constitution Court, the ASUO’s judicial branch, because of some senators’ supposed non-fulfillment of duties. I am absolutely not condoning senators’ absences from their duties; I just think that the way student government officials respond to those shirking duties needs to change in order to create a normal work environment.

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Senate sets aside over-realized funds, fills freshman seat

The ASUO Senate filled its last vacant seat Wednesday by confirming Andrew Lubash as the freshman senator by a unanimous vote. The senate also began setting the foundations for the allocation of over-realized funds.

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The legacy of Lange

Some people in the ASUO are more recognizable than others. One of the most noticeable is the blond girl in the corner who always seems to have something to say.

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Editorial: Well done so far, ASUO

The ASUO has oft been criticized as a detached body, insulated in debate and separated from some of the concerns of quote-unquote ordinary students. But as much as that seemed to be the case last year, we the Emerald have seen flashes of the opposite so far this year.

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