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Augustana should speak against regressive Iowan legislation

Carly Davis March 18, 2023

On Wednesday, March 8, the Iowa legislature passed a bill banning gender-affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming children in the state. If the governor signs the bill into law, the bill...

Elligues, led by senior Daniel Williams, performing on Oct. 31, 2018 in the Lower Quad. Elligues, led by senior Daniel Williams, performing on Oct. 31, 2018 in the Lower Quad. Photo by Natalie McMillan.

Grace Fellowship Member returns to campus as GSA hosts Inclusion Rally

Natalie McMillan November 2, 2018

Tony Miano, a member of Grace Fellowship Church, returned to his spot on 7th Ave around 9 a.m. this Wednesday morning on Oct. 31 on the sidewalk by Old Main. However, this time with four other members,...

Tony Miano argues with students.
Picture taken by Natalie McMillan

GSA leads student demonstration against Grace Fellowship Church member

Natalie McMillan October 25, 2018

Augustana students confronted a local community member Wednesday who expressed religiously-motivated sentiments perceived to be targeted at the LGBTQ+ community. Around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Tony...

Coming out day open mic night celebrates identity

October 19, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, GSA held its first open mic night to celebrate National Coming Out Day.  Advertised as a way to “Celebrate identity and diversity with music, poetry, comedy, sharing your art,...

GSA starts Thanksgiving dinner tradition

Thea Gonzales November 26, 2016

Members of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) met in Andreen on Tuesday, Nov. 22 to start the tradition of a GSA Thanksgiving dinner. Students brought foods like brownies, flautas, ravioli, and spaghetti...

National Coming Out Day

Natalie Spahn October 20, 2016

Members of Augustana Gender and Sexuality Alliance came out to the Brew and helped celebrate National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the GSA members set up a table in the Gerber Center,...

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...

Students, faculty promote unity and diversity

September 25, 2014

Ethnic and religious groups on campus came together to support unity and diversity last week. Each organization brought one item or quote representing diversity in a Celebration of Unity gathering. There...

GSA proposes transgender accomodations

September 18, 2014

The Augustana Gay Straight Alliance recently approached Dean Evelyn Campbell and the Office of Residential Life with constructing a new set of policies that would better accommodate transgender students...

Faculty; GSA help push gay marriage vote

November 22, 2013

Laura Hartman, assistant professor in religion, and her partner, Anne Dickey, helped lobby the vote for the gay marriage equality bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Illinois...

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