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First-year student tells story of sexual assault

Olivia Doak March 3, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains a graphic depiction of sexual assault and violence with the consent of the survivor. First-year Ella Roadruck was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on Thursday,...

Vandalism reported in Evald Hall

Thea Gonzales February 24, 2018

Developing story: check out for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: A campus incident report sent through email on Friday, Feb. 23 announced "extensive vandalism" in Carlsson Evald Hall....

Two Augustana students were transported to a hospital after being struck by a car on 7th Avenue and 38th Street on Thursday night.

Two students struck by car in stable condition

January 20, 2017

Two Augustana students were hit by a vehicle crossing 7th avenue on Thursday, Jan. 19, at about 5:30 p.m. First-year student Ericka Contreras confirmed that she is in stable condition at UnityPoint Health...

History professor charged with possession of painkillers

April 27, 2016

An Augustana professor was taken into custody yesterday by the Rock Island Police Department on charges for allegedly possessing prescription painkillers, and has since been remanded on a $10,000 bond. Lendol...

Behind the Scenes of NCAA Basketball Games

March 17, 2015

Before the lights of the Roy J. Carver Center could flicker on and the NCAA Division III tournament games started, there was much preparation behind the scenes to be made for the spectators and players for...

Armed presence on campus approved

January 30, 2014

This past weekend, the Board of Trustees made the decision to approve the establishment of a professional police department on campus, consisting of three armed officers. The issue of having an armed presence...

Physical assault leads to increased security

September 3, 2013

The Rock Island Police Department and Public Safety at Augustana have increased patrols on campus in response to a late-August physical assault on a student. This increase of patrols includes marked and...

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