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Dara Wegman-Geedey introduces speaker and Augustana alumna Christine Harb in the Wilson Center on Monday.

Healthcare is lacking for LGBTQIA+

Dina Marin March 5, 2020

Augie Alumnus and student doctor, Christine Herb, discussed the lack of inclusion in healthcare for transgender and genderqueer people on March 2 in the Wilson Center. Herb explained that many of the issues...

Students Living Away From Home Struggle With Food Insecurity During Breaks

Dina Marin February 20, 2020

During breaks between terms, International students, athletes and students living far away from home –particularly first-years and sophomores – find themselves without many affordable options for food...

New online counseling services developed for students

Dina Marin November 21, 2019

The Counseling Services office notified campus through an email on Friday, Nov. 8 that they launched a variety of online resources on their website. However, some students believe these resources are not...

Semester burnout takes control of the college

Dina Marin November 14, 2019

For the first time, Augustana is experiencing a semester schedule as opposed to a trimester schedule – a shift that has caused both positive and negative feedback from students, faculty and staff. An...

Bahls announces new sustainability efforts

Dina Marin November 7, 2019

Steven Bahls, president of Augustana, sent an announcement via email on Oct. 22 to the college community in response to the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. In this statement, President Bahls stated...

Augie Junior Vicente Serrano writes why he stands with immigrants at the Gerber Center on October 22, 2019.

Augie joins national stand with immigrants

Dina Marin October 31, 2019

Augustana hosted the first “I Stand with Immigrants” Day of Action Campaign on Oct. 22. Augie wasn’t alone in this campaign and stance on DACA policy. On this day, the campaign included over 150...

Augustana Junior Sage Sanders (from left) and First-year Aubrey Lathrop talk with Senior Lily Tewksbury at the Generation Action at Augustana table in the Gerber Center Brew, October 18, 2019. The table was set up as a counter protest to the showing of “Unplanned” by the Augustana Students for Life that would show later that evening in Hanson 304.

Student groups discuss reproductive rights

Dina Marin October 24, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, two student groups hosted discussions on about abortion and reproductive freedom. Students For Reproductive Freedom, a new student group on campus, set up a table in the Brew. They...

A box for Augie Students to drop off their cards on October 11th, 2019.

Augustana Raises Awareness on Mental Health

Dina Marin October 17, 2019

Augustana National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) organized different events to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, commemorated nationwide from Oct. 6-12. “Mental Health Week is all about bringing...

Augustana Receives Award For Diversity and Inclusion

Dina Marin October 10, 2019

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OSID) announced on Sept. 19 to the Campus Community that Augustana College received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT...

Upperclassmen hunt for housing

Dina Marin October 3, 2019

When looking for senior housing, students may feel lost and overwhelmed at the amount of information circulating. However, the process of finding a house can be navigable with advice from knowledgeable...

Augustana hosts Pacem In Terris Peace and Freedom Award Ceremony

Dina Marin September 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Augustana will host Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award Ceremony for the first time. According to the Catholic Messenger, Bishop Emeritus Munis Younan is the “past president...

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