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For many students, the 50 cent raise only increases discontentment

For many students, the 50 cent raise only increases discontentment

Caitlin Campbell October 26, 2022

On Monday Oct. 17, Augustana College sent out an email to the student body, announcing that on Oct. 31, the student minimum wage would increase from $9.25 to $9.75 an hour. Although the announcement...

Inflated college costs and deflated wallets

Inflated college costs and deflated wallets

Allie Rial October 15, 2022

Being able to budget for education, needs and fun strikes a delicate balance, and this year, inflation disrupted it. While the increase in tuition at Augustana may be invisible to first-years who don’t...

Is Augustana Affordable?

Zain Shrestha March 9, 2022

Since 2011, Augustana College tuition has increased around 30 percent according to According to first-year Nabin Neupane, the rising costs makes college much less affordable. Neupane...

Parents chat with students holding up panels with their respective major.

Augustana hosts scholarship competition

January 25, 2017

The chilly Saturday morning of Jan. 14 found the campus absolutely flooded with visiting students and their families. Aside from being a general visit day, this visit also offered the unique opportunity...

FASFA to open on Oct. 1

September 16, 2016

Students who file the Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FASFA) should be aware of a new application opening date. Applications can now be submitted on Oct. 1st. The change comes after years of...

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...

Problems unfixed: Obama’s new education ideas

September 3, 2013

President Obama has recently devised of a plan in hopes of lowering the costs and raising the quality of higher education. The Obama administration believes it can control the quality of education with...

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