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Climate protests call for change

Feven Zewdu May 17, 2023

Several years ago, a protest on climate change led to lasting impacts at Augustana College. On Sept. 20, 2019, students of Augustana College gathered to speak on the issues that they saw and the changes...

Augustana’s Board of Trustees prepares for incoming leadership

Gavin Nicoson May 10, 2023

Augustana College’s Board of Trustees is preparing for a change in leadership this October as current Chair John Murabito and Vice-Chair Wiley Adams reach the end of their terms. Filling their respective...

Augie abandons its worst residence halls

Chloe Baxter May 6, 2023

Augustana recently announced the decision to renovate Erickson Residence Hall in the 2023-2024 school year. This is a choice that excites students who will have improved air conditioning and plumbing when...

Erickson Residence Hall front desk.

Erickson residence hall slated for renovations next year

Gavin Nicoson April 20, 2023

Augustana College is planning renovations to Erickson residence hall during the 2023-2024 school year. A student bulletin sent via email on April 3 contained the initial announcement. “We listened....

Supervisors and skilled positions receive raise

Supervisors and skilled positions receive raise

Jack Brandt April 12, 2023

As of April 28, student supervisors will begin to see a wage increase reflected in their paychecks as they were previously informed in an email sent on March 30. The student body received an email confirming...

Digital rendering of Lincoln Park construction.
Photo courtesy of Augustana College.

Relocation of Augustana’s tennis courts causes a racket

Charlie Roiland and Allie Rial March 25, 2023

Just before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of Rock Island saw the basketball courts at Lincoln Park restricted. Safety reasons were quoted after residents reported gunshots in the park....

Campus schedule currently being revised

Jack Brandt March 22, 2023

On Tuesday, March 14, students and faculty received an email stating that the fall registration period has been moved back a week. According to the email, current juniors will now register in week 11,...

Questions arise as student supervisors receive wage increase

Charlie Roiland February 16, 2023

Student supervisors at Augustana College can expect to see an increase in their hourly wages, beginning in their April 14 paychecks. On Thursday Feb. 9, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration...

Student supervisors receive wage increase

Student supervisors receive wage increase

Charlie Roiland February 9, 2023

On Feb. 9, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration Kirk Anderson sent out an email notifying the campus of a wage increase for certain on-campus jobs. The increase is $1.25, bringing...

Photo provided by Augustana College.

Augustana increases tuition by 3.85%

November 9, 2022

Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Kirk Anderson, chief financial officer and vice president of administration announced the tuition increase for the 2023-2024 school year, in an email sent out to...

A conceptual design for the remodel of Sorensen Hall. Provided by Augustana College.

Construction on Sorensen helps beautify campus

Caitlin Campbell November 4, 2022

Since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, Sorensen Hall has been under construction, with multiple contractors working to repair and update the building. Despite possible concerns that the construction...

For many students, the 50 cent raise only increases discontentment

For many students, the 50 cent raise only increases discontentment

Caitlin Campbell October 26, 2022

On Monday Oct. 17, Augustana College sent out an email to the student body, announcing that on Oct. 31, the student minimum wage would increase from $9.25 to $9.75 an hour. Although the announcement...

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