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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…

Augustana Adds eSports

Although the NCAA does not officially recognize eSports as a team sport yet, the number of collegiate teams around the nation has grown exponentially over the past few years. After working to get the proper approval, the necessary facilities, and adequate funding, Augustana College is now among those colleges who…

Augie Lights Up the Holiday Season

Wednesday November 29th, it wasn’t too warm, it wasn’t too cold – it was the perfect weather for the annual Augustana Christmas Tree Lighting. The fifth annual tree lighting took place at 4:30 p.m. in front of Old Main. Faculty, staff and students gathered, hot cocoa and cookies in hand,…

Improve Augie’s free speech rules

The first amendment forbids Congress from encroaching on the free expression of Americans. To deny this speech is to deny the fundamental identity that makes America’s brand of freedom so sought out. Without it, we are no better than the most oppressive societies. And while Augustana College’s “free speech policy”…

Sexual assault is an issue of violence

Although Title IX only explicitly prohibits sex discrimination and does not directly concern sexual misconduct on campuses, it has been found responsible for protecting sexual assault victims. This is because sexual misconduct was considered to be a sex and gender issue at the time this was decided in 1972; however,…

Road to Presidency

A little ways down the slough path, a long metal staircase leads to the President’s, Steven Bahls’, house. It’s passed so often that eventually it begins to fade in with the landscape, especially in the green months when it is shrouded by leaves. Glass cases in the bookshelves hold artifacts…

President Bahls reflects on election results

In light of the recent election results, President Steve Bahls observed that this presidential transition was different in terms of the amount of fear and pain that students experienced and wanted to address those emotions from the standpoint of the college’s president. President Bahls spoke at Ascension Chapel’s weekly Reflection on…