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The Future is Wide Open

The Future is Wide Open

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Special to the Siskiyou: Looking back on my time in Ghana

By Kristen Binda I arrived in Ghana on Jan. 17, 2012. I was 20 years old, a junior at Southern Oregon University. I arrived with the experiences and knowledge of a young white girl from the Northwest, although there had also been a couple overseas travels with my parents while growing up. I had been […]

Op-ed: students, faculty, staff and administration represent SOU at Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

By Winston Friedman, Ecology Center of the Siskiyous co-director On the last day of January and the first of February students, faculty, staff, administrators, industry and community members from every corner of Oregon including seven representatives from SOU met at Portland State University for the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2013. Over 350 leaders in […]

Resolve this New Year to get serious about cervical cancer prevention

By Deborah Dotters, MD and Cynthia Pappas Cervical cancer takes a terrible toll; nearly a dozen women die from cervical cancer every day in the United States alone. The tragedy is especially cruel because these deaths are for the most part preventable. With regular checkups and prompt action when signs of cervical cancer are found, […]

ASSOU Voter’s Guide

ASSOU Voter’s Guide

Editors note: All proposals were submitted by the candidates. The Siskiyou does not endorse any candidate running for any posistion. For more info on the upcoming elections visit www.assou.net/voters-guide.html Executive Candidates President/Vice President: Hassan Harris/Amanda Stucke We will strive to be an accurate representation of the student voice at SOU, and work to maintain its […]

A look at restructuring the Oregon university system

A look at restructuring the Oregon university system

By Scott Scholes Oregon Higher Education officials are pushing the state legislature to allow the Oregon University System  to be less bound to government controls. Because of ongoing record-level enrollment throughout Oregon’s public universities, tuition surpluses are at risk of being spent in other areas of the state budget, said George Pernsteiner, chancellor of the […]

President Cullinan receives leadership award

President Cullinan receives leadership award

By Scott Scholes Southern Oregon University President Dr. Mary Cullinan will receive a leadership award next month. She will be presented with the regional award in Vancouver, British Columbia on Feb. 25. The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, which operates in the United States and Canada, will present the award. Dr. Cullinan […]

Electric cars; Eco-Friendly

Electric cars; Eco-Friendly

BY VARUN SAVARA The infrastructure for electric cars is improving in Portland.Electric Cars are good transportation alternatives to fuel powered cars and do not pollute the environment with carbon dioxide. Plus, they are much cheaper than gas powered vehicles. Portland plans to install 500 electric car-charging stations by next year in preparation of the release […]

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City Council rejects controversial cell tower

City Council rejects controversial cell tower

The Ashland city council denied approval of a proposal to install 12 new cell towers atop the Ashland Street Cinema, Tuesday. The controversial plan was initially passed by the Ashland Planning Commission in July, but was taken under further review after many residents expressed concern and outrage. Tuesday’s meeting was a continuation of an Oct. […]

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