I’m ch0ccyra1n (You can call me ‘choccy’ or ‘kitty’ if that’s easier). I’m an Anarchist and nerd.
I speak English, Dutch, and French (Quebec).
I work as Technomancer here at The Student Insurgent.
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DEMOCRATIZE UO’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE ASUO SENATE’S VETO OF ASUO PRESIDENT BOYD’S DECISION TO TRANSFER THE EMU OUT OF THE I-FEE TO ADMINDemocratize UO #press release
On February 8th, 2022 the Daily Emerald first reported on the decision by ASUO President Isaiah Boyd to transfer the budget and authority of the EMU out of the ASUO’s Incidental Fee budget to the University of Oregon administration. This development came out of nowhere and was not reported on until the decision was already made. The backroom deal between President Boyd and VP of Student Life Kevin Marbury had zero transparency or public discussion and surprised even the members of the ASUO Senate who were also not briefed on the move to remove the EMU from the I-Fee budget until after it had already occurred.
Democratize UO’s Statement on the UO Administration’s Response to the Omicron Surge The roots of the current governance structure at UO can be traced back to 2010 under then-new University President Robert Lariviere. At this time, all of the public universities in the state were governed by the Oregon University System. President Lariviere advocated for UO to have an independent board1. Around this time, top UO donor and the former CEO and founder of Nike, Phil Knight, stated in an interview that Larivere’s proposals for an independent board represented UO “tak[ing] a step towards becoming a more private university”2.