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The power of education

Najiah Osborne October 21, 2021

Institutionalized racism is defined as racism embedded in the laws and regulations of a society or an organization. How does institutionalized racism affect people of color? People of color are incarcerated...

Can graphic novels assist with higher education?

Payton Willis October 15, 2021

Graphic novels are a style of book that are often associated with superheroes and action figures. But what if graphic novels could be applied to any genre rather than be limited to action and fantasy?...

Albert Redmond discusses his notes and sources for his class assignment at EMCC on OCt. 1, 2021

Educating a new type of student

Brett Kuras October 14, 2021

On April 16, 2021, Observer staff member Olivia Doak reported on a new program that Augustana College was going to be a part of in the coming semester. This academic school year, the program officially...

Pioneering a four-year prison education program

Olivia Doak April 16, 2021

Starting next fall, Augustana will offer a four-year degree program for incarcerated men at East Moline Correctional Center (EMCC). A select group of applicants will be able to participate in the program...

As Oklahoma teachers walk out, educators at Augie and the QCs talk about funding

Shanela Ranaraja April 19, 2018

On April 2nd, teachers in Oklahoma walked out of their schools, filling the State Capitol in Oklahoma City to ask for better school funding and higher wages. Similar protests occurred in Kentucky and Arizona,...

Embracing freedom of speech

May 4, 2017

Numerous news outlets have recently covered the clash between students at UC Berkeley and conservative commentator Ann Coulter. Simply put, Coulter was scheduled to speak at the university until news of...

Obama proposes tax reform

February 3, 2015

During the State of the Union address last week, Obama made a tax reform proposal designed to raise $320 billion, while cutting taxes by $175 billion, over the next 10 years, which David Dehnel, professor...

Symposium Day requires fresh start to be successful

October 2, 2014

Three years since the first Symposium Day, the question of having an alternative day of learning has had mixed reviews. Most students who participate in one session or fewer find no value in the day, while...

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