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Posts tagged as “Title IX”

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 pushes for more gender neutral bathrooms after federal discrimination decision

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a joint guidance on Friday that prohibits transgender students from being discriminated on the basis of sex. This guidance effects all schools that receive federal funding, including Augustana. Sam Schlouch, director of public relations, said there will be no immediate changes to the campus. However, the college…

Assault survivor speaks out, criticizes college's procedures

Senior Briana Hays said she was raped near the District in the summer of 2014 by a Rock Island resident. Although she reported the assault to Augustana College at the time it occurred, she felt like the first time the administration listened to her about it was when she told…

"Not Anymore" course seeks to educate against sexual assault

Not Anymore, Augustana’s newest mandatory sexual assault course, seeks to prevent and train Augustana students with in-depth information about sexual assault after being released to the campus on Sept. 15. Not Anymore has to be completed by all sophomores, juniors and seniors by Oct. 30 or they will not be…

"Not Anymore" course seeks to educate against sexual assault

Not Anymore, Augustana’s newest mandatory sexual assault course, seeks to prevent and train Augustana students with in-depth information about sexual assault after being released to the campus on Sept. 15. Not Anymore has to be completed by all sophomores, juniors and seniors by Oct. 30 or they will not be…

College must rearrange priorities

As of March 4, there are 106 cases of sexual violence that are under investigation at 101 colleges and universities, according to Tyler Kingkade, a senior editor at the Huffington Post. Clearly, sexual violence and discrimination are still issues that are prevalent in our nation and are issues colleges are…

Greek traditions enforce sexism, heteronormativity

Spring has sprung. For many, that statement simply means winter is ending and a new season is beginning. For members of Greek Life on our campus, it means something else entirely. Greek chapters are well known on both Augustana’s campus and on other campuses for implementing pledging practices that may…

Title IX changes not radical enough

In the last two weeks, Augustana has rolled out updates to the campus sexual assault policy, in response to Title IX concerns from the federal government. In the updated Augie policy, repercussions faced by accused students will be “educational” in nature, not judicial or legal. Students are encouraged to report…