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SGA resolution calls for virtual classes on election day

Mia C. Vu October 30, 2020

A new resolution on general election days was endorsed by Student Government Association (SGA) at a meeting held on Oct.8.  The SGA General Elections Days resolution calls for Augustana to have virtual...

Telehealth is a call away for students

Olivia Doak September 8, 2020

The Augustana community now has 24/7 access to free online services for both physical and mental health.  Digital clinics, virtual therapy sessions and immediate mental health resources are now readily...

SGA presidential elections are all online

SGA presidential elections are all online

Brady Johnson April 2, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has pushed 15 states to postpone their presidential primaries. The global pandemic is also upending the way the Student Government Association (SGA) runs elections.  Senior Justin...

Firefighters rush in to put out the truck on fire on the northeast corner of 35th Street and 12th Avenue on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Photo by Christopher Ferman

Off-campus house fires attract concerned students and neighbors

Natalie McMillan March 9, 2020

Two houses, a garage and a truck caught fire near the northeast corner of 35th St. and 12th Ave. around 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. on March 8. Flames surged up from the corner and smoke engulfed most of Augustana’s...

Dara Wegman-Geedey introduces speaker and Augustana alumna Christine Harb in the Wilson Center on Monday.

Healthcare is lacking for LGBTQIA+

Dina Marin March 5, 2020

Augie Alumnus and student doctor, Christine Herb, discussed the lack of inclusion in healthcare for transgender and genderqueer people on March 2 in the Wilson Center. Herb explained that many of the issues...

SGA fills open positions after president steps down

Olivia Doak May 11, 2019

Last Thursday, May 2, newly-elected Student Government Association (SGA) president Haley DeGreve chose to step down as a result of student demand during open student body reports. At DeGreve’s first...

Student Rachael Heah walks past Marcus Masters, first shift Public Safety officer, and Chris Scott from the Instruction Department, who are keeping students from entering Old Main Jan. 21, 2018.

Smoke found in Old Main

Montserrat Ricossa January 22, 2019

At about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, there were reports of smoke coming out of Augustana’s oldest building: Old Main. Students were told to evacuate and leave all of their belongings in the building. Sophomore...

Sexual assault task force established

Thea Gonzales February 14, 2018

Developing story: check out for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: The Augustana administration has responded to campus calls for action by updating the faculty, staff and students...

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