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Rebecca Montgomery hands a flower to senior Lilia Rangel at the P.E.O. table on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023. Jan Riccio is also pictured.

What does International Women’s Day mean at Augie?

Krystina Slack March 16, 2023

Anyone walking into the Gävle rooms on March 8 saw a room bustling with people walking around decorated tables dedicated to gender and equity. Talking and laughter carried through the open doors, inviting...

Augustana receives $10,000 towards gender-affirming speech-therapy services

Gavin Nicoson March 15, 2023

A $10,000 grant has been provided to Augustana College’s Barbara A. Roseman Center for Speech, Language and Hearing. Funded by Mary Lind (‘72), the grant supports the Center’s gender-affirming speech...

Diversity and equity survey: How’s Augustana doing?

Priyanjana Chaudhary March 10, 2023

The Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey is a crucial tool utilized by Augustana College to gather data and opinions from students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community regarding...

Easy views, extra harassment: Streaming as a female

Emmeline Kenealy November 26, 2022

Trigger warning: rape and sexual harassment Gender differences on streaming platforms have been the subject of prominent discussion among the entertainment community. They exist within every form of...

Supreme Court threats to affirmative action endanger campus diversity and opportunity

Chloe Baxter November 12, 2022

Colleges across the United States have been free to use affirmative action in admission decisions to contribute to campus diversity, but recent Supreme Court arguments jeopardize this.  Brittanica...

Installation of all gender bathrooms paves the way to a more inclusive Augustana

Caitlin Campbell November 9, 2022

On Monday Oct. 31, Augustana College announced via the Student Bulletin that several bathrooms around campus have began the process of becoming gender neutral. The new gender neutral bathrooms are located...

Banned books: Reading between the lines

Banned books: Reading between the lines

Kayla Palliser and Lexi Woodcock October 21, 2022

On Oct. 12, students who couldn’t get a seat crowded on the floor to hear Kyle King and Chloe Baxter present “The Dilemma of Banned Books” for Symposium Day.  King and Baxter addressed the legal...

Windows of opportunity: Housing on college campuses

Windows of opportunity: Housing on college campuses

Delaney Farwell and María Fernanda Rubí April 9, 2022

As the academic year comes to an end, students’ to-do lists continue to grow. Finding roommates, comparing housing options and for some, applying to special programs or activities can pile up on top...

Stalls being set up during the International Womens Day event at Gavle rooms on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Augustana creates goal to #BreaktheBias

Zain Shrestha March 16, 2022

Augustana hosted its first ever International Women’s Day fair on Tuesday, March 8th at the Gerber Center.  The fair was advertised as a way to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. There were...

A perspective on feminism

Sarah Kayali March 21, 2019

March is international women’s month. I’ll be celebrating as a Muslim girl, whose misconceptions don’t define me. Contrary to the misconceptions, the Hijab wasn’t forced on me but it was my - own...

Stop buying gendered products

March 30, 2017

Gendered products don’t come up in daily conversation for a reason; society has normalized the manufacturing and selling of these products. Gendered products, loosely defined, are products that reinforce...

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