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Special edition on environmental justice now available

Special edition on environmental justice now available

May 17, 2023

Every year, the Augustana Observer puts out a News Magazine, a special edition of articles on a chosen topic. This year, the special edition is on Environmental Justice. Follow the link below to...

Illinois public institutions barred from banning books under bold new bill.

Gavin Nicoson May 17, 2023

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to approve new legislation which would withhold federal funding from public institutions like libraries and schools which fail to adopt anti-censorship policies....

Roundel Run wraps up 2023-2024 school year

Roundel Run wraps up 2023-2024 school year

Kayla Hobbs May 17, 2023

Roundel Run is a service event this year at Augustana College that advocates for kids with cancer this weekend. Roundel Run is a fundraising event hosted by Rho Nu Delta (Roundel) to raise money for the...

Aubrey Barnes, a local spoken word artist, reads his poems in the Brew.

Emotional night ends celebration of learning 2023

Jack Brandt May 17, 2023

Local artists and community members spoke at an event in the brew on Wednesday, May 10, for the end of Augustana's Celebration of Learning. The event highlighted spoken word poetry and themes of personal...

Augustana’s Board of Trustees prepares for incoming leadership

Gavin Nicoson May 10, 2023

Augustana College’s Board of Trustees is preparing for a change in leadership this October as current Chair John Murabito and Vice-Chair Wiley Adams reach the end of their terms. Filling their respective...

Davenport residents react to flooding

Kayla Hobbs May 10, 2023

On April 23 2023, the streets of Davenport began to flood due to snowmelt further up the Mississippi in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This flood affected the residents' way of life due to the blockage of pathways...

Mamata Marmé, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and the last lecturer, delivers her speech on staying present and grateful at the Last Lecture on May 4, 2023, despite earlier nervousness.

Life after Augustana. Seniors reflect on how Augustana has helped prepare them for the future

Brock Clark May 10, 2023

On May 4, Augustana’s graduating class of 2023 gathered in Centennial Hall for the Last Lecture to celebrate their accomplishments in the past four years as well as to toast to the future. As many students...

Correction to physical edition of the May 4 Observer issue

May 4, 2023

On Issue 5 of Vol. 122 of the Observer, published May 4, a spelling error was present on the cover of the physical edition of the paper. The photo was incorrectly credited to Linh Tran and directed readers...

Students at Augustana College march down 38th St. for the “Take Back The Night” rally on April 30, 2023.

“Take Back The Night” educates campus

Kayla Hobbs May 3, 2023

Content Warning: Discussions of sexual assault prevention Students on Augustana’s campus came together to support survivors of sexual assault by marching together in an event called “Take Back The...

Cheri Bustos wants students to use their vote

Molly Sweeney May 3, 2023

Cheri Bustos, the former representative for Illinois’ 17th district, came to Augustana College late last month.  On Monday, April 24, Bustos spoke to students about her time in Congress, the role...

Dr. Monica Smith, the current vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
works in her office at the Steven C. Bahls Institute for Leadership and Service.

Dr. Monica Smith leaves Augie after five years

Gavin Nicoson May 3, 2023

After five years of service as Augustana College’s first vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Monica Smith will take on a new role next year as the associate vice president for equity,...

“Hear Me Out” event lends an ear to students

Jack Brandt May 3, 2023

As May is mental health awareness month, two groups on campus are working to promote a better understanding of mental health among students. On Sunday, April 30, Augustana’s chapter of the National...

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