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Augustana’s Day of Giving pressures students to give them more money

Chloe Baxter March 18, 2023

Early in March, Augustana celebrated its annual Day of Giving, where it turns to alumni, parents of students and current students for financial support. Augustana is far from the only college to seek donations,...

Questions arise as student supervisors receive wage increase

Charlie Roiland February 16, 2023

Student supervisors at Augustana College can expect to see an increase in their hourly wages, beginning in their April 14 paychecks. On Thursday Feb. 9, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration...

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Augustana increases tuition by 3.85%

November 9, 2022

Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Kirk Anderson, chief financial officer and vice president of administration announced the tuition increase for the 2023-2024 school year, in an email sent out to...

Inflated college costs and deflated wallets

Inflated college costs and deflated wallets

Allie Rial October 15, 2022

Being able to budget for education, needs and fun strikes a delicate balance, and this year, inflation disrupted it. While the increase in tuition at Augustana may be invisible to first-years who don’t...

Time is money (and we have neither)

Time is money (and we have neither)

Carly Davis May 13, 2022

When I was a first-year at Augustana, I heard anecdotally that our minimum wage would rise by a dollar every year with the rest of the state. Sure, we would be 75 cents behind, but it was progress. In...

Is Augustana Affordable?

Zain Shrestha March 9, 2022

Since 2011, Augustana College tuition has increased around 30 percent according to According to first-year Nabin Neupane, the rising costs makes college much less affordable. Neupane...

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?

Tuition increase is sensible, but to what extent?

Kyle King November 27, 2021

On Nov. 11, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration Kirk Anderson released an email to students informing them that the comprehensive fee to attend the college for 2022-2023 will increase...

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Companies like Chipotle and McDonalds are scamming working students

Kiera Kunstman October 31, 2019

Tuition reimbursement is a well thought out scam provided by companies like Chipotle and McDonalds. Even with Starbucks’ reputable tuition reimbursement program, the company plays a significant role...

Tuition prices at Augie promote classist ideals

Paige Sheppard October 10, 2019

Augustana’s current tuition fee (including housing and meal plan) sits at a staggering $54,500 a year according to Augie’s website, not to mention the annual tuition increase as well as other academic...

College scandal: bribery is used as a scapegoat

College scandal: bribery is used as a scapegoat

Elizabeth Oswalt March 29, 2019

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, along with 48 other people have been arrested for being a part of a college scandal which allowed their children spots in elite colleges. Loughlin, an actress known...

Blue, Gold, and extremely expensive

Alex McLean April 26, 2018

This year, Augustana College has begun a “re-beautification” process of the campus and the slough. According to an email sent by Keri Rursch on April 17th, titled "Blue, Gold, and Beautiful," the administration...

Is the Slough worth the price?

December 7, 2017

On November 22nd, 2017, a schoolwide email was sent regarding work being done on Augustana’s Slough. The email regarded this work as an effort to “help preserve the structure of the slough for future...

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