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Educating students on sexual assault and prevention

Krys Lee October 11, 2023

On Oct. 1, 2023, a sexual assault was reported on campus. The incident was reported to the Rock Island Police Department, Augustana College Police and Public Safety Office.  The same day the report...

Rebecca Montgomery hands a flower to senior Lilia Rangel at the P.E.O. table on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023. Jan Riccio is also pictured.

What does International Women’s Day mean at Augie?

Krystina Slack March 16, 2023

Anyone walking into the Gävle rooms on March 8 saw a room bustling with people walking around decorated tables dedicated to gender and equity. Talking and laughter carried through the open doors, inviting...

Stalls being set up during the International Womens Day event at Gavle rooms on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Augustana creates goal to #BreaktheBias

Zain Shrestha March 16, 2022

Augustana hosted its first ever International Women’s Day fair on Tuesday, March 8th at the Gerber Center.  The fair was advertised as a way to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. There were...

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 said she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on...

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 4, 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...

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