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Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford teaches History-124 Shades of Black/Brown.

History professor’s tenure makes Augustana history

Kayla Palliser March 24, 2023

At the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year, Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford made Augustana history by becoming the first Black woman to earn tenure in the school’s 163-year history. Since she was a child,...

OSID collects books for culture house libraries

Krystina Slack March 3, 2023

Behind the doors of Augustana culture houses, there are many books dedicated to the various cultures that each house represents. That is one of the ways culture houses are so unique. Books help us better...

Talentino prepares for inauguration

Molly Sweeney October 15, 2022

Dr. Andrea Talentino, the ninth president of Augustana College, celebrated her 100th day as President on Oct. 9. Student groups, including culture groups, sports teams and several sororities and fraternities...

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...

Students look for improvement in Augustana’s efforts on racial justice

María Fernanda Rubí October 10, 2020

Just as the country, Augustana is in an ongoing battle for racial justice. Some students said there is still room for improvement in Augie's efforts on racial justice. They call not only the Office of...

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...

Augustana celebrates African cultures with Afro Fest

Katherine Hogan April 17, 2019

On the night of April 13, Augustana’s African Student Association (ASA) held the second annual AfroFest.  Overall, ASA is a student group that strives to bring people together and share the culture...

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...

Black Student Union- Kewan Dixon (president) and Karthik Kasireddy (treasurer) serve pies at the Night Market. Photo by Maria Do

Multicultural Student Groups host Night Market

October 12, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 7, several multicultural student groups gathered in the lower quad, all coming together to participate in a replica of a Vietnamese traditional market called the Night Market. At the...

Senior Victoria Gillon serves mashed potatoes to Pastor Richard Priggie. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Black Student Union hosts Thanksgiving soul food meal

November 22, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, Augustana's Black Student Union hosted a Thanksgiving meal in the Galve room of the Gerber Center. The Augustana community was invited to enjoy homemade soul food, learn about soul...

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