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Dean Speaks On New Bias Reporting System

Collin Schopp December 17, 2016

During the past week, students across campus received an email detailing the specifics of a new bias reporting system that has been put into place on the Augustana website. According to the page on the...

Sustained Dialogue hits campus

Rachel Leman September 8, 2016

Sustained Dialogue groups combine students, faculty, staff, and administrators to meet for 75 minutes each week to discuss issues varying from socioeconomic status of students to gender equality on campus...

Student volunteers who organized a petition on campus on Dec. 9 in the Brew. 1,023 signatures were collected from students, faculty, and staff. This is the second demonstration concerning racial issues on Augustana’s campus. The group hopes to gain more action from administrators concerning the proposal that was presented last year.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Issues Through Our Eyes: 2015

December 31, 2015

This year, the Observer decided to look back on 2015 by addressing national issues that made their way to campus, with an emphasis on those that made an impact on the student body or were taken up by students...

Senior Lisa Williams adjusts a t-shirt on a rope for Augustana’s Clothesline Project that was displayed in the lower quad. The Clothesline Project raises awareness about violence against women.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Survey depicts campus attitudes, perceptions regarding sexual assault

October 14, 2015

Augustana College reported approximately 10 percent of female students will be sexually assaulted during their four years at Augustana. That is compared to the national average of 20 to 25 percent. Even...

College to install gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

October 8, 2015

Augustana College will be installing gender-neutral bathrooms in the next five to six months across campus. Campbell said while it is not yet determined where or how many bathrooms will be installed, the...

Dean discusses virus affecting campus

October 8, 2015

Evelyn Campbell, dean of students, said she knows 10-12 students who have come down with flu-like symptoms, referring to the email she she sent out Monday. Campbell stated in the email that the illnesses...

From temperance  to tolerance: Looking back at the history of alcohol’s influence on Augustana

From temperance to tolerance: Looking back at the history of alcohol’s influence on Augustana

September 24, 2015

Prior to World War II, Augustana students who were caught drinking were often expelled. Now, the penalty is a $50 fine and a mandatory alcohol abuse awareness class. It now takes five offenses for the...

Miscommunication between WAUG and SGA leads to budget changes

September 2, 2015

WAUG, Augustana’s student-run radio station, will not be able to continue operating under its current budget throughout the new year. Unless drastic spending cuts are made or its budget increased, WAUG...

Medical amnesty yet to be offered

September 28, 2014

The negative effects of underage drinking have decreased at St. Ambrose University in Davenport as a result of the medical amnesty policy, said Timothy Phillips, dean of students. Augustana has yet to...

Editorial: Augustana students are better than racism, ignorance

September 12, 2013

“As upper-class students, I need you to lead the way and stand up for the values of human dignity, appreciating the many differences among us, learning to share differing viewpoints in a mature manner,”...

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