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LGBTQ+ history month needs more support

LGBTQ+ history month needs more support

Zach Blair October 21, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month is a critical time. The observance, running from the beginning to the end of the month of October, provides an appropriate window for celebration for those who fall into the ever-expanding...

Presentation addresses difficulty in inclusion

Etta Brooks October 11, 2021

Dr. Javier Avila, in his presentation “The Perfect Latino,” encourages the Latine community to embrace all of who they are, because with visibility comes representation. This seminar, hosted by the...

Activism in athletics: what student-athletes are doing to promote social justice

Anjelica Ortiz October 9, 2020

Ever since the death of George Floyd, people all around the world have been protesting and calling for justice for lives lost at the hands of police. This has sparked outrage among the general public,...

Bringing diversity to Greek Life is a good idea

Stuart Lombard March 12, 2020

A group of Augustana students have been preparing to bring real diversity to Greek Life. They are holding meetings to bring national fraternities and sororities to Augustana. We need them to succeed –...

Augustana Receives Award For Diversity and Inclusion

Dina Marin October 10, 2019

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OSID) announced on Sept. 19 to the Campus Community that Augustana College received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT...

Diversity plan takes step in the right direction

October 3, 2019

Dr. Monica Smith, the vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, sent out an email to the entire population at Augustana College, announcing the then-newly created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

Inclusivity should be uniform

Paige Sheppard September 26, 2019

This year, the Augustana choral department has decided to ditch the old concert uniforms and opt for something more gender-neutral. Just like most vocal ensembles around the United States, Augustana has...

The Kick-Off for the 10th Annual “Spread the Word for Inclusion”

Montserrat Ricossa March 10, 2019

“Spreading The Word For Inclusion” kicked off its 10th year at Augustana – previously known as “Spread The Word To End The Word.” Best Buddies is an organization that helps to create opportunities...

Dr. Monica Smith delivers the keynote address on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Photo submitted by Mikaylo Kelly.

Smith delivers first VP Keynote address on MLK Day

January 23, 2019

Dr. Monica Smith, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, delivered the third Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) keynote address in the Gavle rooms on Monday, Jan. 21. After 14 years of lively choral celebration...

Executive Search Consultants Kim Bobby and Loren Anderson listen to Augustana students
Photo by Brady Johnson

College strives for diversity, equity and inclusion

September 28, 2017

Augustana College committee commences the process of hiring a Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the following school year. The college is searching for someone to fulfill the senior...

Augustana Observer File Photo.

Bahls discusses diversity improvements

April 14, 2016

President Bahls opened the diversity forum on Monday fully ready to answer questions and take suggestions. The meeting was relatively productive, with plenty of constructive criticism and comments, regardless...

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