UO students reject fee for union, rec center work
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Students at the University of Oregon have voted against a new fee to renovate and expand the student union and recreation center. It would have been $100 per term.
Student body President Ben Eckstein says more than 4,200 students voted last week, and 57 percent were against the Erb Memorial Union work, 52 percent against the recreation center work.
Ekstein told the Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/uZnWXT ) students absorbed a 9 percent tuition increase this year, and the new fee may have been too much.
He says the student election in the spring might be a chance to vote on a project that's had more student participation and costs less.
The projects were expected to cost $160 million, with $112 million from bonds repaid from the fee revenue.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com