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Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Molly Sweeney December 9, 2022

A suspect who made threats to campus Thursday has been apprehended by Rock Island Police. Augustana police chief Tom Phillis told the Observer he is “confident” that students, staff and faculty...

Town hall ignites the spark of an Augustana labor movement

Caitlin Campbell November 23, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a town hall meeting regarding the Augustana student minimum wage. Around 70 students were in attendance for the meeting, and the...

Misguided perceptions gobble up Thanksgiving traditions

Hailey Glasnovich November 20, 2022

Often being overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving is the holiday that most college students greatly associate with a break. More students should emphasize it as a holiday with merit and...

Town hall documents wage frustration

Caitlin Campbell November 16, 2022

On Tuesday Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a town hall meeting in response to students’ frustration with the 50 cent wage increase that was announced on Oct. 17.  The town...

Talentino prepares for inauguration

Molly Sweeney October 15, 2022

Dr. Andrea Talentino, the ninth president of Augustana College, celebrated her 100th day as President on Oct. 9. Student groups, including culture groups, sports teams and several sororities and fraternities...

Changes in the Dining Service are still unknown

Maria Fernanda Rubi March 31, 2021

Some weeks ago, the Student Government Association (SGA) sent a google form to the student body asking their opinion regarding possible changes in the Westerlin Market (C-Store) hours and adding more food...

Student Government Association adapts functions during COVID-19

María Fernanda Rubí March 17, 2021

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has brought this academic year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has worked hard to represent the student body’s needs. According to Kaitlyn Watkins, the president...

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...

Response team discusses bias

Response team discusses bias

Mia C. Vu September 24, 2020

The Bias Response Team had their first virtual meeting of the year for all students on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The meeting was held to help Augie community members to understand their role in improving the...

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...

SGA enacts changes to bring more student voices

Liliana Peterson October 3, 2019

Student Government Association (SGA) has goals to enact major changes to complete projects and fix complaints from students, while opening their communication more. Plans and projects SGA is currently...

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