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Replay: Watch SGA Presidential Debate

Video streaming by Ustream The Student Government Association Presidential Debate will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday night. The Augustana Observer will be moderating the debate in conjunction with the SGA election committee. Students can submit questions for debate discussion by emailing observer@augustana.edu or tweeting questions with #AugieSGA. Questions unable…

Putnam Museum puts crime on display

While the realism in crime shows such as CBS’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” can be debated, the real life forensic science applications currently on display at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science cannot. The Putnam’s latest exhibit, “CSI: The Experience,” features three crime scenes participants have to solve…

Update: Boil order lifted on campus

The boil order placed on the area between 7th and 14th Avenue has been lifted, according to an email sent out by Keri Rursch, Augustana’s public relations director. The boil order was caused by a water main break in the area of 36th Street and 14th Avenue that occurred at…

Breaking: Armed officers proposal to be presented to Board of Trustees

Augustana’s Cabinet will continue the development of a proposal in support of an armed presence on campus. In a campus-wide email, Dean of Students Evelyn Campbell condensed the various opinions expressed in the campus forums into a summarized list which includes the fear of inappropriate use of the weapons, comfort…

Dr. Scott remembered as ‘a great navigator’

Dr. Larry Scott, Professor emeritus of Scandinavian studies, died Saturday, Nov. 16. Dr. Scott, who began teaching at Augustana in 1981 and retired in 2013, was a “tremendous guide in helping students,” according to Kai Swanson, executive assistant to the president. Swanson remembers Dr. Scott having a passion for sharing…

Students throwback to graffiti room

Students used paint markers and Sharpies last week to decorate sheets to throwback the graffiti room, located in East Hall in the ‘70s. SAGA organized the event, which was located on the fourth floor of the library. Students could express themselves by writing or drawing on the white bed sheets…

Magician Mat Franco tricks audience into laughs

Magician Mat Franco, who was voted Campus Activities Magazine’s 2013 Best Male Performer, proved to the Augustana community why he deserved that title. His surprisingly comical show, which took place on August 31, kept the audience thoroughly entertained and laughing throughout his whole performance. “I thought [the show] was awesome,…

Physical assault leads to increased security

The Rock Island Police Department and Public Safety at Augustana have increased patrols on campus in response to a late-August physical assault on a student. This increase of patrols includes marked and unmarked units of Public Safety officers as well the student core that mans positions for various residential halls.…