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Time is money (and we have neither)

Time is money (and we have neither)

Carly Davis May 13, 2022

When I was a first-year at Augustana, I heard anecdotally that our minimum wage would rise by a dollar every year with the rest of the state. Sure, we would be 75 cents behind, but it was progress. In...

Co-Editor-in-chief Olivia Doak listens to Managing Editor Carly Davis idea for the graphic design on March 14 at Old Main.

Balancing money and morality

Olivia Doak May 13, 2022

We all know that journalists are not in it for the money, and a college newspaper is no different. You don’t work at the Observer so that you can pay rent or afford groceries. We pay reporters by...

How do sport teams get their funding?

Margaret Cecilio November 9, 2020

Augustana College has 28 varsity sports teams, each of which require funding in order to operate throughout the year. Budgeting for athletics is a constantly revolving process that tries to best cater...

College remains "uncertain" about MAP despite passed budget

July 7, 2016

Following the approval of a stopgap budget from the state of Illinois on July 1st, Augustana has now been promised the money needed to pick up the cost of the Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants awarded...

SGA’s $15k does not roll over for next fiscal year

May 5, 2016

In his final weeks as Student Government Association President, David Sommers has $15,000 left in the SGA budget. The conservative president has everyone wondering where this money will go now that the...

Payroll makes up 60% of annual budget

April 28, 2016

During the 2015-2016 school year at Augustana College, approximately 60% of the $75 million budget, which is around $54 million, went towards payroll for employees.  This 60% covers administration, professors,...

SGA Grants Habitat for Humanity and PreSOMA Contingency

January 20, 2016

The Student Government Association (SGA) awarded Pre Student Osteopathic Medical Association (PreSOMA) and Habitat for Humanity contingencies during their Jan. 14 meeting. While PreSOMA was only awarded...

SGA moves voting on final contingencies

January 28, 2015

SGA moved voting of three contingencies for the Campus Ministries's Appalachia Trip, Commuter Club and Augustana Ski and Snowboard Club to next Thursday SGA couldn’t reach a forum this week due to only...

Audit confirms nearly $7,000 inaccuracy in SGA budget

October 24, 2014

The Student Government Association (SGA) is returning nearly $7,000 to groups on campus that are financed through fundraising after an audit revealed an inaccuracy in SGA’s contingency budget. SGA held...

President Steven Bahls spoke to staff and students last week on the decline of liberal arts colleges and the logistics concerning the first-year class. $50 million in financial aid was granted this year.
Photo by Andrew Skalak.

President addresses state of the college

September 3, 2014

During a State of the College address last week, President Steven Bahls discussed the decline of liberal arts colleges in America and his plan to keep Augustana from struggling. Bahls said he expects...

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