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The un-American budget cuts

The “un-American” budget cuts

Elizabeth Oswalt April 11, 2019

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, proposed budget cuts for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization for children and adults with mental and or physical disabilities....

Augustana’s Title IX aims to stay updated

Natalie McMillan April 4, 2019

Augustana College has been working to keep its title IX policies up to date and more understandable to students. Jessica Schultz, the deputy title IX coordinator said, “There were changes made this...

As Oklahoma teachers walk out, educators at Augie and the QCs talk about funding

Shanela Ranaraja April 19, 2018

On April 2nd, teachers in Oklahoma walked out of their schools, filling the State Capitol in Oklahoma City to ask for better school funding and higher wages. Similar protests occurred in Kentucky and Arizona,...

Drawing by Annie Wheeler

Betsy Devos announces process to review Title IX

September 21, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced that her department will review the campus sexual assault system because of concerns that the current system is unfair to those accused. Title IX is a federal...

Sexual assault is an issue of violence

September 21, 2017

Although Title IX only explicitly prohibits sex discrimination and does not directly concern sexual misconduct on campuses, it has been found responsible for protecting sexual assault victims. This is...

Augustana students visit CPAC over break

March 18, 2017

A group of 10 politically-minded Augustana students, along with two from University of Iowa, headed to Washington, D.C. to spend the week broadening their knowledge of conservative politics for their spring...

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