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Uppsala University provides a new perspective

Krystina Slack October 21, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 15, seven faculty members and one student presented “Sweden as Our Classroom: Partnerships with Uppsala University and Beyond.” With the inauguration of a new president came a series...

Dr. Andrea Talentino gives a speech after being announced as the next President of Augustana College on Dec. 7, 2021.

Talentino announced as next college president

Molly Sweeney December 14, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Augustana College’s ninth president was announced. Dr. Andrea Talentino, currently the provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y, will begin her presidency at Augustana on...

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Augustana College has made unprecedented changes to provide students education and services, including reworking their graduation ceremony. On Tuesday, April 14, the college announced...

Augustana President, Steven C. Bahls, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new extension to the Hanson Hall of Sciences at Augustana College on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Ian Murrin.

The Hanson expansion is now open to students

Olivia Doak September 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3 the addition to Hanson hall of science opened for classes with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. The 22,000 square foot addition has a unique circular design and many new features,...

Putting college in perspective

May 4, 2016

Being co-editor of the Augustana Observer has taught me so much, primarily that most Augie students don’t care about anything besides themselves, Greek events, alcohol and (usually around week 10) their...

Throwback Thursday: Augustana faculty and administrators talk about their time as undergraduates

October 18, 2015

Wendy Hilton-Morrow, associate dean of Academic Affairs What years did you attend Augustana? 1990-1994 Why did you choose Augustana for your undergraduate career? I grew up in the Quad Cities, and Augustana...

Assault survivor speaks out, criticizes college's procedures

October 15, 2015

Senior Briana Hays said she was raped near the District in the summer of 2014 by a Rock Island resident. Although she reported the assault to Augustana College at the time it occurred, she felt like the...

College must rearrange priorities

March 26, 2015

As of March 4, there are 106 cases of sexual violence that are under investigation at 101 colleges and universities, according to Tyler Kingkade, a senior editor at the Huffington Post. Clearly, sexual...

Administratiors, students respond to Title IX changes

Administratiors, students respond to Title IX changes

December 11, 2014

The policies of the federal gender equity law, Title IX, have changed this year, and as a result, Augustana’s administration, faculty and students decided communication of sex discrimination needed to...

Hilton-Morrow to release textbook

October 12, 2014

Wendy Hilton-Morrow has two faces: one as a dean at Augustana and the other an author. Her latest book, “Sexual Identities and the Media: An Introduction,” was sent to press. The textbook, which is...

Putnam Museum celebrates Princess Diana

September 25, 2013

Royalty is in the Quad Cities  from Sept. 14 until Jan. 5. “Diana: A Celebration” is on display at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. This is the traveling exhibit’s last stop in the Midwest. It contains...

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