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Supreme Court nominee Jackson possible beacon of hope for African-Americans

Supreme Court nominee Jackson possible beacon of hope for African-Americans

Kyle King March 12, 2022

On Feb. 25, President Biden announced his nominee to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.  A former law clerk for Breyer, Judge Jackson will be...

Pledging impacts Augustana clubs

Zain Shrestha March 2, 2022

Greek life pledging has made a noticeable impact on Augustana’s clubs and activities, according to junior Madison Watwood. There have been apparent differences in attendance; however, executive members...

It’s called a hate crime, not a ghost story

Paige Sheppard February 20, 2020

Anyone who has ever lived in Andreen Hall knows the story of “Chauncey the Ghost,” but not everyone at Augustana College knows the story of Chauncey Morton. It’s time they should. Chauncey was one...

50 years of Black Student Union

50 years of Black Student Union

Thea Gonzales October 4, 2018

Decades after its founding at Augustana in the spring of 1968, alumni are coming home for the 50th anniversary of Black Student Union (BSU) on homecoming weekend, Oct. 5 and 6. At a time of national unrest...

Before It Happens Here Meeting on Diversity

Natalie Spahn October 6, 2016

In response to the protest this past Saturday, students, faculty, and alumni met in the Oasis room at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday to talk about diversity, transparency, and change at Augustana College. Leaders...

(Left to right) sophomores Crystal Gray and Denzel Woodall and junior Vicky Gillon chain themselves together to protest racial injustices. Photo by Ryan Silvola.

Students react to campus protests nationwide

December 3, 2015

In light of the events that have happened across college campuses nationwide, some students at Augustana find it necessary to be in unison with the other students of color who have suffered injustices,...

Opinion: Too much of budget being distributed to too small number of groups

September 13, 2015

With the recent release of student organization budget totals by the Student Government Association (SGA), a surprising number appeared: $31,185, which is the total funds distributed to four distinct groups...

NAACP chapter to start up on campus

April 18, 2015

With racial tension on the rise in our nation and the need for more culture understanding being felt by many, two students are starting up a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...

Campus forum discusses racial justice

Campus forum discusses racial justice

December 2, 2014

A lack of empathy is one of the issues surrounding reactions to recent events in Ferguson, said Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, at a community discussion on Monday. “Justice...

Ask Augie: Why does Ferguson matter?

December 2, 2014

Monday night found students, faculty and community members joining together to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Sponsored by Black Student Union, Campus Ministries, Interfaith Understanding and Multicultural...

Augustana campus reacts to Ferguson decision

November 26, 2014

As citizens react to the ruling in favor of Darren Wilson, Paul Croll, associate professor of Sociology, said the protests happening across the country show how citizens do not want to live in a country...

Guest column: Focus on big picture necessary for progress

September 5, 2014

When people in positions of authority, like police officers, murder people of color, there is an overwhelming response that the issue at hand is a “race thing”. And it is. The United States of America...

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