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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,...

Letter to the Editor: take the HEDS Climate Survey

March 6, 2020

Dear Observer Editors, We are writing today to encourage all students to take a moment and share their thoughts and perceptions in the HEDS Climate Survey.   This survey provides valuable insight into...

Students gather at the Brew on Thursday, Feb. 20 to discuss what they want administration to do about Phi Omega Phis misconduct during rush weekend, Feb. 7-9. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Students call for administrative action against Poobah

Jordan Cone February 20, 2020

More than 20 students gathered in the Brew by the Slough today, Feb. 20, to discuss actions they wish to be taken by Augustana College administration against the fraternity, Phi Omega Phi (Poobah), whose...

Title IX bias report filed against Poobah

Title IX bias report filed against Poobah

Natalie McMillan February 20, 2020

By Natalie McMillan and Jordan Cone A Title IX bias report was submitted to the college Feb. 11 against Phi Omega Phi fraternity following a rush activity that included a slideshow containing the body...

Senior Emma Nordmeyer bends down to write a message in chalk near midnight on Thursday, April 25. Members of the #MakeAChange movement chalked the lower quad, Old Main stairs and 7th avenue sidewalk. Photo by Thea Gonzales.

Students demand Title IX reform through upcoming demonstrations

Natalie McMillan April 26, 2019

After recent incidents involving sexual assault conversation occurred on campus, students are organizing a set of protests under the #MakeAChange for Friday, April 26. According to sophomore SophiaRose...

Augustana’s Title IX aims to stay updated

Natalie McMillan April 3, 2019

Augustana College has been working to keep its title IX policies up to date and more understandable to students. Jessica Schultz, the deputy title IX coordinator said, “There were changes made this...

The concern about Title IX changes

Elizabeth Oswalt April 3, 2019

Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary of the United States, has revealed plans for federal Title IX changes. In doing so, DeVos plans to reduce liabilities for colleges when it comes to investigating sexual...

Students continue work to better Title IX

Brittnany Nelson October 18, 2018

By the end of this term, the Title IX Task Force will be dissolving while the Title IX Student Advisory Committee continues The Title IX Task Force on Sexual Assault Response and Prevention was created...

SGA candidates unsure on diversity

March 22, 2018

The SGA debate last night was between current Chief of Staff Adam Gronewold and Secretary Belle Hartman and Senators Brendan Walker and Ella McCorkle. In their opening statements, the candidates shared...

Give the task force a chance

March 22, 2018

Following the Sexual Assault forum last term, a temporary task force was created, headed by chair Dr. Jennifer Popple. I, like many students on campus, are curious about how much change the task force...

Sexual assault task force established

Thea Gonzales February 14, 2018

Developing story: check out augustanaobserver.com for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: The Augustana administration has responded to campus calls for action by updating the faculty, staff and students...

Augustana students walk across campus on their way to the Quad City Botanical Center during the walk to support sexual assault survivors. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Augustana pushes for sexual violence reform together

Thea Gonzales February 10, 2018

Light rain and winter chill washed over the LED candle-holding hands of Augustana students, faculty, staff and administration as they walked from the campus library to the Quad City Botanical Center in...

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