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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…

Title IX Unrest: Sexual Assault on Campus

When the Title IX panelists took their seats in Centennial Hall on Monday, Jan. 29, the room fell silent. The tense conversations ceased as students, faculty and staff lifted their eyes to the stage. The restless energy of an estimated 280 people was palpable. The panel, made up of chief…

Conversations about peaceful protest, and what that means at Augustana

A presentation and discussion on peaceful protest and activism was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Olin Auditorium by the OMSL in collaboration with students from POLS 375 and WGST 380. Seniors Marlen Gomez, Stacie Gill and Mykea Johnson, junior Kewan Dixon, and sophomore Hannah Kiel led…

ACES begins new service

In December 2017, ACES began a new service of transporting students to Aldi. Earlier in the year, Campus Cupboard got in contact with Chief Tom Phillis and the four directors of ACES with a proposal to begin a new service on campus that would provide students with the opportunity to…

Mortar Board Seeks to Test Knowledge and Get Recognized

On Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m., in Gavle Room 3 the Augustana Mortar Board hosted the first ever ‘Are You Smarter Than An Augie Student?’. President of the Mortar Board, senior Selena Romano said, “This was the first time Mortar Board has done an event like this and my…

The making of Symposium Day

Wednesday, Jan. 17, Augustana students had the luxury of not having any classes, as well as many opportunities to attend different sessions for winter term’s Symposium Day. The theme for this term was “Privilege.” According to Provost Gail Summers, this Symposium Day means “achieving greater acceptance comes from increasing understanding…

Studying abroad set to change alongside shift to semesters

Applications for the 2018-2019 study abroad programs closed on Monday, Jan 15. According to Director of International and Off-Campus Study, Allen Bertsche, 300-310 students study away each year, about 50% being juniors, with sophomores and seniors making up the rest. However, when the college switches to semesters in 2019-2020, the…