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Augustana strives to boost its sustainability plans

Feven Zewdu October 27, 2021

After the review of the 2008 Environmental action plan, a campus-wide advisory group decided to address and improve Augustana’s sustainability plans. This is due to the rise of new information regarding...

Chickengate: The debate over dining hall food safety

Chickengate: The debate over dining hall food safety

Molly Sweeney and Josie Hathaway October 27, 2021

On Oct. 14 during dinner service, several students were served raw chicken at American Grill. That same day, the Augustana Facebook page notified students that Augustana College is ranked number two in...

Augustana preserves history with QC Pride Memory Project

Nick Bui October 27, 2021

Kathy Bowman, a member of Quad-Citians Affirming Diversity (QCAD), created The Quad Cities Pride Memory Project to remind people of the importance of respect for differences and tolerance for diversity....

Emergency lights light up the hallway of Erickson Hall during the outage.

Campus power outage: Students create chaos amid blackout

Olivia Doak October 25, 2021

Around 9pm on Sunday, Oct. 24 the power went out in some parts of campus, including major residential halls. In response, chaos ensued as students began running around and screaming in their dorm buildings....

Student safety jeopardized without late night buses

Brett Kuras October 20, 2021

Before COVID-19 hit, Augustana’s social scene was booming. One of the staples of social life relied on the Metro bus company. This system would transport students to the district, a series of bars in...

Albert Redmond discusses his notes and sources for his class assignment at EMCC on OCt. 1, 2021

Educating a new type of student

Brett Kuras October 14, 2021

On April 16, 2021, Observer staff member Olivia Doak reported on a new program that Augustana College was going to be a part of in the coming semester. This academic school year, the program officially...

New grant offered to student groups

Nick Bui October 14, 2021

Augustana created the first-ever Impact Week Grant. Student groups can apply for two $500 grants. According to a document shared to students from the Augie website, the program is an opportunity for student...

In-person symposium day engages students

Feven Zewdu October 14, 2021

Symposium day is a time of learning for students held every semester, with alumni and scholars coming to speak to students about different issues. This year’s theme was Environments: Our Cultural, Social...

Sigma Kappa Tau sorority disbands after 100 years

Sigma Kappa Tau sorority disbands after 100 years

Molly Sweeney & Josie Hathaway October 13, 2021

Augustana’s second oldest sorority, Sigma Kappa Tau (KT’s), established in 1915, have disbanded as of Monday, Sept. 20. They are no longer recognized as a sorority, which has several implications within...

Two members of Phi Rho take a commanding lead, smiling as their teamwork is paying off.

Augie hosts homecoming week post pandemic

Feven Zewdu October 13, 2021

Week 6 of the fall semester was eventful while homecoming celebrations took place. Events were planned by the Office of Student Life (OSL), such as the kick off and bonfire, the Regatta Race, Talent Show,...

Augie climbs up in national rankings

Brett Kuras October 11, 2021

Augustana College has once again gone up in the national ranking for liberal arts schools. Augustana has climbed up from 96 to 92 in the newest report of college rankings from U.S News & World Report.  Augustana...

Augie becomes first in the nation to offer income insurance

Brett Kuras October 10, 2021

Augustana announced a new program late summer of this year called “Test Income Insurance.” This program takes effect for the newest class of transfer students who applied between July 1 and Aug. 23...

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