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Student athletes turn to student activists

Jannae Mehaffey October 16, 2021

This year, several student athletes are participating in the student-athlete peer educator program. This program aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by having current student athletes educate...

The Clothesline Project

Martha Tomesen October 11, 2018

Augustana students got together on the lower quad to participate in the closing ceremony of the Clothesline Project, a project set up to raise awareness and support survivors of sexual assault on Friday,...

Augustana Public Safety installs security cameras on the premises near the Clothesline Project in the lower quad. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

DEVELOPING STORY: Clothesline Project vandalism continues

October 28, 2017

The Dean of Students office issued a new incident report regarding the Clothesline Project vandalism that has been happening on the Augustana Campus. This past Thursday, Oct. 26 a report was issued notifying...

Senior Sierra Scanlan reads a piece aloud at the gathering. Photo by Brady Johnson.

Clothesline project rallys after attack

October 28, 2017

There was a large turnout for the solidarity event put on by the Women and Gender Studies department in response to the violent acts that took place against their Clothesline Project display in the quad....

Volleyball players Rachel Butters and Taryn VanEarwage write messages on shirts as part of the Clothesline Project during Symposium Day on Sept. 17.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdeman.

Augustana to host events promoting sexual assault awareness

September 30, 2015

Augustana College will host two events on Oct. 5 to promote awareness for sexual assault and gender-based violence. These events are The Clothesline Project and a showing of the 2015 documentary “The...

Clothesline Project

Clothesline Project

October 15, 2013

To the Editor: Last week, some students walking across the Quad may have experienced a heightened sense of discomfort; they may have worried that they were the targets of unwanted attention and took measures...

Blurred Lines: Augustana Clothesline Project brings awareness to violence against women

Blurred Lines: Augustana Clothesline Project brings awareness to violence against women

October 1, 2013

While working with Family Resources, one quote changed senior Katie Weiss’s outlook on the risk of becoming a victim: “The only reason you have not been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault...

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