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Thomas Tredway, past president of Augustana College, recently passed away. Used with permission from the Augustana College website.

Remembering Augustana’s seventh college president

Molly Sweeney and Josie Hathaway April 20, 2022

Former Augustana College President Thomas Tredway died at 86 years old on April 10, 2022, after a brief illness, according to President Steve Bahls in an email sent out to the school.  Tredway, an...

Bahls wins award for trailblazing student career development

Feven Zewdu April 20, 2022

President Bahls recently received The Career Services Champion Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for his leadership role in enhancing the career development programs...

Photo submitted by the college. Augustana President Steve Bahls with his wife Jane Bahls. Photo taken by Megan McLaughlin

Founders gets Bahls-y new name change

Anh Bui April 13, 2022

On June 1, Founder’s Hall will be renamed to honor Steve and Jane Bahls. After 19 years as president of Augustana College, Steven Bahls will retire effective July 1, 2022. During his tenure, he guided...

Current President of Augustana Steve Bahls begins Talentino’s announcemnt ceremony at Lindberg Center on Dec. 7, 2021.

Talentino transition team expect smooth road ahead

Feven Zewdu March 9, 2022

After 20 years, Augustana College will appoint a new president. On July 1, 2022, Dr. Andrea Talentino will officially be in the President's office. Talentino will be Augustana’s ninth college president...

Dr. Andrea Talentino gives a speech after being announced as the next President of Augustana College on Dec. 7, 2021.

Talentino announced as next college president

Molly Sweeney December 14, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Augustana College’s ninth president was announced. Dr. Andrea Talentino, currently the provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y, will begin her presidency at Augustana on...

Sanders delivers his speech on Friday, April 5. Sanders held a rally in Davenports River Center after announcing his campaign for president in 2020. Photo by Emily Jacobson.

GALLERY: Bernie Sanders Rally

Emily Jacobson April 6, 2019

Featured image: Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in Davenport's River Center on Friday, April 5 after announcing his campaign for president in 2020.

The difficulty behind trusting the Mueller Report summary

Sarah Kayali April 3, 2019

One rule that many people follow is to never talk about religion or politics, but the topic of politics isn’t as simple as we may think it is. There are some concepts that go beyond our understanding....

Protesters demonstrate at the Womens March on Washington in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2019. Photos by Rachel Leman.

D.C. Women’s march lost its way

Rachel Leman January 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I moved to Washington D.C. three days before I joined the third annual Women’s March on Washington. Within four days of living here I attended one of the biggest protests nationwide,...

Augustana Adds eSports

December 14, 2017

Although the NCAA does not officially recognize eSports as a team sport yet, the number of collegiate teams around the nation has grown exponentially over the past few years. After working to get the proper...

Climate change is real and is already happening

October 19, 2017

The rapid succession of three major hurricanes is clear evidence that it is time to acknowledge the realities of climate change. An estimated 50 people have died due to Hurricane Harvey. On top of that,...

Pardoning former sheriff Apraio sends a clear negative message

Pardoning former sheriff Apraio sends a clear negative message

September 6, 2017

A little over a week ago, President Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man known for helping start the “Obama has a fake birth certificate” and, more importantly, the rampant racial profiling....

The political war on science

April 27, 2017

Over the weekend, we saw yet another protest against the current direction of politics in the United States, and again it’s justified . The protest was in regards to a topic that has been widely disagreed...

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