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Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford teaches History-124 Shades of Black/Brown.

History professor’s tenure makes Augustana history

Kayla Palliser March 24, 2023

At the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year, Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford made Augustana history by becoming the first Black woman to earn tenure in the school’s 163-year history. Since she was a child,...

Augustana hosts racial healing circles

Natalie McMillan April 16, 2021

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been hosting racial healing circles, which are conversations that students, faculty and staff take part in to share their experiences about common identity. So...

Diversity award given to Augie

Lan Anh (Rosie) Ong September 24, 2020

For the second year in a row, Augustana is named as a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient in the week of Sept. 8.  Last year, for the first time, Augustana College was presented...

Dr, Yusef Salaam giving a speech during the event an Evening with Yusef Salaam, an event to commemorate Augustana’s 1969 Black Power Symposium.

Dr. Yusef Salaam speaks to a sold-out audience

Aubrey Lathrop March 11, 2020

Dr. Yusef Salaam is one of five men that were wrongly convicted of sexual assault in Central Park in 1989. Salaam spoke about his experiences at Centennial Hall on March 7 for a sold-out crowd. Salaam’s...

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...

50 years of Black Student Union

50 years of Black Student Union

Thea Gonzales October 4, 2018

Decades after its founding at Augustana in the spring of 1968, alumni are coming home for the 50th anniversary of Black Student Union (BSU) on homecoming weekend, Oct. 5 and 6. At a time of national unrest...

OMSL Becomes OSID with new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brittnany Nelson September 20, 2018

The start of a new school year brings changes within the Office of Multicultural Student Life (OMSL) as it becomes the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID). In the middle of last year’s Spring...

Black Lives Matter demonstration in response to bias incident

Black Lives Matter demonstration in response to bias incident

Thea Gonzales May 5, 2018

  Students gathered on the lower quad to listen to speeches and poetry in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday, May 4. The demonstration was organized by first-year students Talaylah...

MMA redefines masculinity

October 14, 2016

The Multicultural Men's Association gave its members some food for thought during their meeting on Thursday, as they discussed topics on male privilege and shared perspectives on problems seen in society...

Senior Victoria Gillon serves mashed potatoes to Pastor Richard Priggie. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Black Student Union hosts Thanksgiving soul food meal

November 22, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, Augustana's Black Student Union hosted a Thanksgiving meal in the Galve room of the Gerber Center. The Augustana community was invited to enjoy homemade soul food, learn about soul...

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