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ECOS awarded university“Green-Tag” refund

After two weeks of deliberation, the Student Fee Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has granted $23,000 to the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous toward the construction of a recycling center on campus. “It’s an accomplishment,” said Misty Munoz, a member of ECOS. “It’s adding to all the work that has gone […]

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

Student performs at Carnegie Hall

If you’ve ever been to a performance in SOU’s Music Building, you’ve probably seen Beatriz Abella. She’s a stage manager with the music department, a title she says is mostly just a fancy term for stagehand. You can usually see her punching tickets at the door, setting up the stands onstage between acts, controlling the […]

Speaker of the Senate suspended

With less than two weeks before next year’s student government is sworn in, the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University is yet again embroiled in controversy after Speaker of the Senate Kirby Rider was suspended following an investigation into alleged misconduct. “The truth is, I did violate the rules,” said Rider before the ASSOU Senate […]

Students vie for $29,000 “Green-Tag” refund

The Student Fee Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University is still hearing requests for the $29,000 refund the university recently received from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit organization that sells carbon offsets to the university. Since 2007, the university has purchased Renewable Energy Credits and carbon offsets from the BEF. Using […]

Students lobby in Salem

On April 25, over 60 Southern Oregon University students drove to Salem to gather with approximately 400 other students from across the state to show their support for several education bills being considered by the Oregon legislature. “For the most part the representatives were really receptive,” said Edward Oneil Latimore, Associated Students of Southern Oregon […]

ASSOU considers another impeachment

The Judicial Branch of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University has started impeachment proceedings against ASSOU Speaker of the Senate Kirby Rider following over a month long investigation into alleged misconduct. “The Judiciary was doing some investigations based on some grievances that had been filed,” said ASSOU Justice Corey Metcalfe. “The rules were being […]

University receives green tag refund

Southern Oregon University is set to receive approximately $29,000 back from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the collector of student “Green Tag” fees, to be reinvested in campus sustainability projects. “The idea is to add on to the campus programs about sustainability,” said Jon Eldridge, Vice President of Student Affairs. “It’s up to the students to […]

The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

WTF campaign confronts budget cuts

For the past two weeks the campus has been strewn with fliers saying “WTF?,” part of a campaign organized by the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University urging students to protest proposed government cuts to higher education funding. “It means ‘Where’s the Funding?,’” said Jake Falldorf, ASSOU Executive Director of Governmental Affairs. “It’s our response […]

Poetry Festival coming to campus

A poetry festival featuring former Oregon Poet Laureate Lawson Fusao Inada and other musicians, authors, and poets will be held at Southern Oregon University next Friday and Saturday, April 15-16. “It’s a collaborative project,” said Inada. “It’s a showcase for SOU, for all the creative departments.” Although Inada is the headliner of the show, the […]

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