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Emails, data and privacy in the tech era

Emails, data and privacy in the tech era

Brady Johnson March 19, 2019

Countless emails bombard student and staff mailboxes on a daily basis. It is a constant flow of information that is either useful or meaningless. In the last six months, 24.5 million emails were sent over...

Presidents cabinet features new faces

President’s cabinet features new faces

Montserrat Ricossa September 20, 2018

The President's Cabinet has had five major position changes since last spring. Two positions have been hired from outside the college: Dr. Monica Smith as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

Dr. Wes Brooks: the new dean of students

Dr. Wes Brooks: the new dean of students

Brady Johnson September 13, 2018

Dr. Wes Brooks, the new Dean of Students and VP, will be joining the 2,600 students on campus. According to Dr. Brooks, over the next few months, he will be assessing Augustana’s culture to craft his...

An infographic explaining the number of colleges showing support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which includes the support from President Steve. Bahls. Designed by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Campus ensures to protect immigrant students

December 9, 2016

Students and faculty gathered together to form a proposal ensuring the safety of Augustana's undocumented immigrant population, and have pushed for the college to declare itself as a sanctuary campus for...

Provost Lawrence (next to President Bahls) was named the President of Hollins University in Roanoke, VA on Tues. Nov. 29, 2016. She will depart Augustana in June 2017.
(Observer File Photo)

Provost Lawrence named President of Hollins University

November 29, 2016

Provost Pareena Lawrence has been named President of Virginia's Hollins University and will be leaving Augustana College in July, President Bahls announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. "This is sad news, but...

Augustana defers from national trend of administrative increases

October 3, 2015

Augustana’s administration team has grown more than 123.10 percent in the last 38 years, according to data from 2011 released in 2014 by The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR). The...

Observer endorses Sommers, Jastrzebski

Observer endorses Sommers, Jastrzebski

April 2, 2015

Due to their experience, knowledge of campus issues, goals for the future of the Student Government Association and an unparalleled speaking ability, the Observer has decided to endorse the David Sommers/Jackie...

Letter to the Editor: Pledging period

April 2, 2015

Administration and Greek Life changed the pledging hours for this year’s pledge classes, but unfortunately, in my opinion, they failed to address the real problem. A sorority pledge is responsible for...

Title IX changes not radical enough

December 12, 2014

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...

Editors-in-Chief on: Transparency

December 11, 2014

After multiple emails of concern sent by the administration, the Student Government Association, etc. concerning Yik Yak, the Observer editors set out to form an opinion concerning the occurrences. While...

Benson/Funke win SGA election

April 3, 2014

The votes are in. Richard Benson and Megan Funke will be the president and vice president, respectively, for the Student Government Association for the 2014-2015 academic year. They beat out Darien Marion-Burton...

Guns wrong solution to safer campus

December 11, 2013

Safety is a clear priority on every campus. How to achieve the safest possible environment for students, faculty and staff is open for debate, especially when it comes to having guns on campus. Arming...

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