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Sophomore Grisma Niraula hosts the Nepali Student Organization table at the Campus-Wide Diversity Celebration on Friday, April 29, 2022.

You belong here: Celebrating diversity

Kayla Palliser May 6, 2022

From “Take Back The Night” to “Filipino Culture Fest,” student and faculty coordinators worked hard to showcase the importance of diversity with a week of activities bringing education and celebration...

Shades of Beauty celebrates Augustana women

Etta Brooks April 1, 2021

The Shades of Beauty summit at Augustana College celebrates women’s diverse complexions and upholds that all shades are beautiful. This year, the summit operated on a hybrid model: an in-person ForHer...

Ashanti Mobley speaks out through spoken-word

Ashanti Mobley speaks out through spoken-word

Olivia Doak March 17, 2021

This story is from the Observer’s Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. When she was 11 years old, Ashanti Mobley went with her siblings to the corner store...

Vikings create change through registration and education

Vikings create change through registration and education

Molly Sweeney October 2, 2020

Augustana College has organized a campaign called Vikings Vote that will run from Sept. 21 to Oct. 2 with the goal of educating students and encouraging them to vote.  Ashley Allen, interim director of...

Diversity award given to Augie

Lan Anh (Rosie) Ong September 24, 2020

For the second year in a row, Augustana is named as a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient in the week of Sept. 8.  Last year, for the first time, Augustana College was presented...

Dr, Yusef Salaam giving a speech during the event an Evening with Yusef Salaam, an event to commemorate Augustana’s 1969 Black Power Symposium.

Dr. Yusef Salaam speaks to a sold-out audience

Aubrey Lathrop March 11, 2020

Dr. Yusef Salaam is one of five men that were wrongly convicted of sexual assault in Central Park in 1989. Salaam spoke about his experiences at Centennial Hall on March 7 for a sold-out crowd. Salaam’s...

Shades of Beauty

Shades of Beauty

Jordan Cone March 21, 2019

To combat societal standards of beauty placed on women and the pressures that are felt as a result of them, Augustana College hosted the first ever Shades of Beauty Summit. Ashley Allen, assistant director...

OMSL Becomes OSID with new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brittnany Nelson September 20, 2018

The start of a new school year brings changes within the Office of Multicultural Student Life (OMSL) as it becomes the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID). In the middle of last year’s Spring...

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