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Sexual assault task force established

Developing story: check out augustanaobserver.com for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: The Augustana administration has responded to campus calls for action by updating the faculty, staff and students on what Augustana will accomplish in the coming term. An email sent by Provost and Dean of the College, Gail Summer, late…

International SGA involvement grows

The Student Government Association Senate for the 2017-2018 school year is officially set following an email announcement on Saturday. Most senate elections this year had equal amounts of candidates and seats available, but the International Student Representative seat had two candidates running for one open seat. Yemurai Mapurisa ultimately came…

New App Helps Clubs on Campus

Augustana College is introducing the Check I’m Here app for student organizations to help them market their clubs to the student body. On Monday and Tuesday of week eight, student organization leaders attended a meeting in Hanson to learn more about the Check I’m Here app. The app is a…

SGA replaces second Executive Board member

The Student Government Executive Board is having their second major role switch of the year, as Secretary Caitlin Slone will graduate a term early, prompting her replacement by senior Amanda Ico for the last ten weeks of the year. Ico was appointed two weeks ago by the SGA president and…

The Search for a New Provost continues

Augustana will choose a new provost and vice president of academic affairs, with current Provost Lawrence leaving at the end of the year to become president of Hollins University. Dr. Kathy Jakielski, professor and chair of communication sciences and disorders and head of faculty council, is heading the search with…

Construction on Westerlin’s W-Wing

Despite rumors that the new structure on top of Westerlin’s W-wing is a “new CA lounge,” the construction being done on top of the W-wing roof will serve a more functional purpose. According to Joseph Scifo, director of facilities, the structure is actually a storage room being built to house…

Augustana joins the March on Washington

While most students were relaxing over their winter breaks, Sophomore Carli Schwanebeck was researching furiously and contacting people from departments and organizations to try and get a Washington DC trip going from Augustana to march on President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration day. After weeks of quick work, Schwanebeck is now preparing…