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“Creating the culture of safety on campus” Augustana forming new committee

AU forming safety committee to remain current with compliance JOSH ESTABROOK jpestabrook16@ole.augie.edu Augustana is currently in the process of creating a safety committee that, once active, would oversee safety compliance across campus. “As we learn more about our requirements, we…

Jury duty as a college student?

(Don’t) do your civic duty: how to handle jury duty as a college student ERIN MAIROSE elmairose13@ole.augie.edu When senior Liz Renner received a letter requesting she serve jury duty last spring, she immediately looked at the calendar and weighed how…

Medical amnesty clause for students getting a face lift

New laws may give students increased immunity from drug/alcohol violations JACOB KNUTSON jaknutson15@ole.augie.edu Eight years ago, Dean of Students Jim Bies and other campus officials formed and implemented the current medical amnesty clause in the student handbook. The clause shields…

Increased enrollment due to marketing efforts

Investments in marketing help propel enrollment in year two of name change JACOB BELGUM jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Fresh off a 2016 freshmen class 54 students larger than the year before, the 2017 version projects to feature a similarly hefty bump. As of…

Tuve Hall’s first floor likely to become third home for freshmen

  Freshmen projection may spur changes at Augustana JACOB BELGUM jbbelgum13@ole.augie.edu Bergsaker and Solberg Halls will likely no longer be the lone on-campus housing option for freshmen next academic year. Because of a large projected freshmen class, the first floor…

JL Beers takes burgers to a new level

Eatery offers quirky take on typical burger joint KAYLYN DEITER kkdeiter13@ole.augie.edu   Burgers, fries and local brews—really, what could be better? All three can be found at JL Beers on Phillips Avenue, an uptown spin on the classic burger joint.…

James Jennings brings SPUnK to life

Curiosity meets creativity in new podcast ERIN MAIROSE elmairose13@ole.augie.edu If you tune into senior James Jennings’ new podcast series, SPUnK, you may learn a few things you’ve never thought of before, such as who came up with the idea of…

Professors Spencer and O’Hara bringing the jungle to Augustana students

Maya cross jewelry sales: a cross-cultural collaboration MATTHEW SCHILLING maschilling13@ole.augie.edu For the last decade, biology professor Craig Spencer and philosophy professor David O’Hara have led students into the heart of the Mayan jungle in Peten, Guatemala. After a decade, Spencer…

ANGLES: The substantial risks may exceed valuable rewards

  Critical thinking, analytical skills and a diverse cabinet of knowledge are just a few of the indisputable benefits from studying at a liberal arts institution. Without question these are beneficial after graduation, as they are skills employers and graduate…