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Are you interested: Special housing programs for sophomores at Augustana

Najiah Osborne April 16, 2022

Everyone's favorite time of the year is returning, and as the semester progresses, students are preparing to select housing for next year. At Augustana, there are many different housing options.  Rising...

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...

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?

Kyle King November 27, 2021

On Nov. 11, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration Kirk Anderson released an email to students informing them that the comprehensive fee to attend the college for 2022-2023 will increase...

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

The housing lottery is stressful, but it is a system that works

Bethany Abrams April 28, 2021

As a first-year student and rising sophomore, this was my first experience with Augustana College’s housing lottery. As expected, it was quite a stressful time waiting and watching all the available...

Road to the Oscars: The Big Short provides big reward

Road to the Oscars: The Big Short provides big reward

January 24, 2016

Subprime loans, the housing market, and credit defaults are the subject of director Adam McKay’s The Big Short. Somehow, McKay takes a complicated economic issue and turns it into any moviegoers dream. Based...

Housing selection uses new system

April 17, 2015

Spring marks a tumultuous time for many students as they search for student housing. The current first-years and sophomores will have the same selection process, but the focus is being placed on the junior...

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...

Res Life makes changes to housing, lofted beds

May 9, 2014

Augustana College Residential Life is making major changes for fall of 2014. Incoming first-years will be allowed to pick housing based on a theme, and all students will choose housing online as well as...

Editorial: Themed housing would kill student diversity

April 16, 2014

Augustana is currently discussing the idea of themed housing in Residential Life next year. Swanson would be for Leadership and those partaking in the Emerge program, Andreen for Performing Arts, Seminary...

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