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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,...

Social Justice Day: Does Augustana care about fair and equitable treatment for all?

Chloe Baxter February 25, 2023

Feb. 20 is Social Justice Day, an international celebration that advocates for the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals and the coming together of communities to achieve this goal. As social...

Evald: Empowering women beyond the grave

Evald: Empowering women beyond the grave

Lexi Woodcock November 11, 2022

“Power, Passion, and Faith,” a biography on Emmy Carlsson Evald written by her great-granddaughter Sharon Wymann, tells the life story of a young activist for women’s rights. On Wednesday Nov. 2,...

Ashanti Mobley speaks out through spoken-word

Ashanti Mobley speaks out through spoken-word

Olivia Doak March 17, 2021

This story is from the Observer’s Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. When she was 11 years old, Ashanti Mobley went with her siblings to the corner store...

Students look for improvement in Augustana’s efforts on racial justice

María Fernanda Rubí October 10, 2020

Just as the country, Augustana is in an ongoing battle for racial justice. Some students said there is still room for improvement in Augie's efforts on racial justice. They call not only the Office of...

Activism in athletics: what student-athletes are doing to promote social justice

Anjelica Ortiz October 9, 2020

Ever since the death of George Floyd, people all around the world have been protesting and calling for justice for lives lost at the hands of police. This has sparked outrage among the general public,...

President Bahls extends his stay at Augustana

Brady Johnson June 16, 2020

On June 6, President Bahls sat down for a virtual interview to discuss his contract extension, current plans for Augustana's reopening and the new Presidential Racial Justice and Equity Fund. Below is...

Gender Studies exhibit celebrates 30 years

September 22, 2016

This term, the Augustana College Teaching Museum of Art welcomes a brand new exhibit in celebration of 30 years of Women and Gender Studies at Augustana College. Dr. Claire Kovacs, director of the museum,...

Students and faculty discuss the the Black Lives Matter movement in Wallenberg Hall during Augustana Colleges Winter Term Symposium Day session. Photo by Kelsey Cunningham.

Symposium Day lacks initiative

January 27, 2016

Symposium Day has always been an event of mixed opinion at Augustana College. Term to term and session to session, the quality of each Symposium Day can vary widely. This winter term’s Symposium Day...

NAACP chapter to start up on campus

April 18, 2015

With racial tension on the rise in our nation and the need for more culture understanding being felt by many, two students are starting up a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...

Letter to the Editor: Life week somber event

April 17, 2015

Life Week is a somber, yet celebratory series of events and displays put on by Augustana Right to Life. We seek to raise awareness for the pro-life movement and what it stands for, namely the idea that...

Letter to the Editor: Life Week inadequately addresses problem

April 17, 2015

The first time I heard about “Life Week” was my freshman year. As someone who supports the right for people to choose whether they want to be a parent or not, I felt a bit bothered by the emails and...

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