University of Oregon

Cops Off Campus Kick-Off

ASUO insider reveals Student Activity Fees funding police surveillance through Duck Rides Cops Off Campus launched their November 4th kickoff meeting to a packed lecture hall at UO. The Group has recently changed names from Disarm UO to Cops Off Campus (COC) to support a larger police abolitionist movement unfolding across the region. Despite this…

UO Dining “Staffing Shortage” Reflects Poor Wages

Visit any dining hall on campus this fall and you’re liable to find a sign proclaiming decreased hours, slashed services, missing menu items or temporary closures—all “due to a staffing shortage.” This is certainly disappointing for many students who enjoy certain dishes or like to get a late night snack, but it’s also revealing of…

Day of Demands: Ducks Demand Democracy

One overcast Friday afternoon, organizations from across campus gathered in the EMU fishbowl amphitheater to participate in Day of Demands, organized by Climate Justice League. The festivities included tabling and speeches, networking, crafts, piñata smashing, and administration bashing. Organizers and attendees demanded that the University of Oregon administration do right by its students and staff,…

Students for Sustainable Development: ACTION PRESS RELEASE

On December 4th, University of Oregon students part of the informal group, Students for Sustainable Development, zip-tied protest signs on the fencing surrounding Hayward field, and on the recently put up fences around the construction site of the proposed new Hamilton residence. The signs included the statements “Green Universities Don’t Break their Climate Action Promises,”…

GTFF Resists UO Admin to Secure Contract and Readies for Broader Struggle

After a yearlong contract fight, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation reached an agreement with the University of Oregon administration. The contract was ratified in a vote in which 73 percent of GTFF members participated and 93 percent voted in favor of ratification In attaining a new contract, GTFF members successfully resisted a severe attack by…

Sunrise Lies Down in Solidarity with Scott Warrenand Migrants in the Borderlands

Walking into the EMU on a recent Friday afternoon, an unexpected sight was met by many. Graduate and undergraduate students, as well as some community members, were lying on the floor near a giant paper-mache head of President Trump. On top of some student’s bodies and leaning along the walls and chairs were posters with…

Reclaim UO Movement Update

The Reclaim UO community movement is in its 2nd phase of strategic planning and will be organizing bi-weekly meetings through the month of February. The movement is focused on legislative and direct-action strategies with the primary goal of overturning the current UO Board of Trustees structure under Oregon Senate Bill 270 and replacing it with…