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ASA cancels contract with Pathway to buy reusable water bottles

ASA President Sara Alhasnawi vetoed Resolution 1024 on Dec. 4, canceling the $18,000 purchase of 10,000 water bottles with the recyclable water bottle company, Pathway. Alhasnawi said she vetoed the resolution because of continuous communication issues with Pathway. “They have not been in communication with us for nearly a month and it became concerning as…

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ASA to spend $18,000 on reusable water bottles

ASA has canceled the contract with Pathway for the water bottles. Find an amended story here. Last spring, the Augustana Student Association passed a resolution to purchase 10,000 aluminum water bottles for $18,000 in a partnership with a recyclable water bottle company, Pathway, to promote sustainability on campus. This year’s senate is struggling with poor…

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IPO receives winter clothing for international students

The International Programs Office received two donations this fall for its IPO Winter Closet — a space dedicated to storing winter gear collected for international students — that have helped to make up for a shortage of coats.  Kelsey Thomas, the IPO assistant director of customized programs and an employee at the Great Outdoor Store,…

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Augie Access students not on homecoming ballot

Augie Access seniors were not included on the royalty ballot for Viking Days earlier this school year. While most Augie Access seniors said they did not mind, many students and staff said they hope the students in the program will be included in future years and that the Viking Days committee will make changes to…

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Heating problems fixed in East and Granskou

Many students shivered this October as Granskou and East Halls experienced issues with heating early in the month. The heat in both buildings has been restored and the problem has been fixed. East Hall director Kelsey Beznoska said that the root of the problem in East was a crack in the condensate return line. Granskou’s…

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Rec Services changes weight room dress code

Crop tops are now considered acceptable attire in the weight room according to Rec Service’s new policy.  Under the new policy, if a student wears a shirt that exposes a significant amount of skin, they will be required to use a towel between themselves and the equipment. Mark Hecht, the director of Recreational Services, said…

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Tuition set to increase 5%

Tuition will be raised by 5% for the 2023-24 academic year, increasing the cost of tuition by $1,817 per student, according to a breakdown provided by  CFO Shannan Nelson. The combined total of tuition and fees will increase by 4.95% from the current academic year.  The increase was broken into separate categories. Tuition itself increased…

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Science writing minor joins list of studies

The university’s center of interdisciplinary studies added science writing to their list of minors on Oct. 26 to fill the gap between the sciences and the humanities. The first classes will be offered next fall.  The minor is intended for students who want to connect science and journalism. It will be 20 to 22 credits…

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Angelus votes to rejoin Vespers concert

Angelus will participate in the Christmas Vespers concert this December after being reinvited by Peter Follaird, the dean of the School of Music, on Oct. 18. The choir will sing two pieces independently, two with the Augustana Choir and two songs with all choirs and the Gloria Dei congregation. Angelus will also still perform their…

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