Home » Archives by category » News » Campus » ASSOU

Qualtrics Election Form Allows for Double Votes

Qualtrics Election Form Allows for Double Votes

“No person shall vote more than once for the same office, referendum, initiative, or officer recall in any election,” per the official 2018 Election Rule 6.2.7. However, in the minutes of the May 8 Elections Committee meeting, ASSOU Vice President and Elections Chair,  Leo McCaffrey revealed, “someone has voted for themselves three times.” Prior to […]

Proposed Bill Threatens to Overturn Untested Legislation

Proposed Bill Threatens to Overturn Untested Legislation

Last Tuesday, Senator Olivia Bozarth bought bill SBW 2-18 to the senate floor. The bill, which was seconded by Senator Jennifer Pang, would overturn a legislative policy passed last year allowing the student body to determine Speaker of the Senate position in a general election rather than selected by and from the sitting senators elected […]

Board of Trustees takes advice from Bald Futurist

Board of Trustees takes advice from Bald Futurist

On Sept. 29, the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees hosted a presentation by the “Bald Futurist” Steve Brown. As a futurist, Brown considers what forces will impact how the world will look in years to come. He worked for Intel for 28 years shaping how they strategize and think about the future. The Trustees […]

New Advising Model to begin October 13

New Advising Model to begin October 13

Outside Churchill Hall where the Provost and her team work. Oct. 13th is the final day for Southern Oregon University’s current department of academic advising. The team of four advisers were notified they were being laid off July 12 as the school transitioned to a new advising model. Currently a centralized model with different advisers […]

Tuition Increases to Take Effect Across Oregon

Tuition Increases to Take Effect Across Oregon

The once defiant students positioned in the front rows of the HECC meeting on May 11 appeared visibly deflated as another tuition increase greater than 5 percent was approved. Recently elected ASSOU president Daryl Maplethorpe was one of the students opposing the tuition hikes. “I felt like I had failed,” she admitted, eyes cast down […]

SOU Loses $1.9 Million in Email Fraud, FBI Investigation Launched

SOU Loses $1.9 Million in Email Fraud, FBI Investigation Launched

On Wednesday a group of Southern Oregon University student leaders sat in a room as President Linda Schott informed them that the school fell victim to email fraud in late April when a $1.9 million payment to Anderson Construction was transferred to a bank account which the company has no control over. After it was discovered within […]

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

Southern Oregon University students took the fight over a possible 12 percent tuition increase to the state capitol in Salem. SOU joined Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, and Oregon Tech to lobby against a tuition increase that could pressure many students to drop out or take out further loans. Students joined fellow TRU (technical and regional universities) […]

ICC Projected to Exhaust Funds

ICC Projected to Exhaust Funds

This year the Inter Club Council at Southern Oregon University is projected to spend the entire $90,000 allocated for various clubs on campus. “Last year they ended the year with $10,000 in excess, this year they’re not going to do that,” said Larry Locke, advisor for ICC. “Anyone that works in the university that I’ve […]

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

Tuition Increase To Take Effect Next Year

A recommendation by the board of trustees to increase tuition by 12 percent was approved on Thursday by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission, raising costs for Southern Oregon University students starting the 2017-2018 school year. “It’s either cuts or this,” said President Linda Schott who initially made the recommendation to increase costs equivalent to an extra 18 dollars per […]

Kila and Nihipali Taken off Ballot

Kila and Nihipali Taken off Ballot

“There’s a storm outside, and there’s a storm inside,” said Darius Kila during a recess of what would become a three and a half hour long deliberation by the Judicial Branch ultimately deciding that it was unconstitutional to allow Kila and his running mate Shanztyn Nihipali to be on the ballot for ASSOU President and […]

Page 1 of 41234