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New President in No Rush For Big Changes

New President in No Rush For Big Changes

August first marked the beginning of a new era for Southern Oregon University with the welcoming of its new president, Linda Schott. For now Schott is ignoring the initial push for progress that may come with any new presidency, taking time to learn the ropes of the institution before opting for change. “There are things that […]

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

Council Making Moves Towards Fair Housing For Students

For the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU), protecting students against potential discrimination from landlords has been a project in the making for nearly three years. On Tuesday an ordinance that would add age and domestic partnership as a protected class under Ashland’s existing Fair Housing Ordinance was approved by city council for a […]

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

Dr. Michael Tidwell Wants to be SOU’s Next President

The Search Continues… The first of three finalists for Dr. Saigo’s replacement visited SOU last week, to meet with students, faculty and staff. When appealing the campus community on why he is the best candidate for SOU’s new president, Dr. Michael V. Tidwell, laid out his ambitious plans for diversifying SOU’s revenue sources, increasing the […]

Davis Secures Presidency Under Probationary Measures

Davis Secures Presidency Under Probationary  Measures

An additional grievance filed by Emily Pfeiffer and Ricardo Lujan-Valerio against the Election Committee’s ruling on Monday night which eliminated 41 votes for Colin Davis and Tyler Takeshita, was invalidated by the Associate Students of Southern Oregon University Judicial Branch on Thursday. An in depth discussion on the proper interpretation of the student government’s bylaws […]

Raiders Experience Prosperity at Track Nationals

Raiders Experience Prosperity at Track Nationals

GULF SHORES, ALA.–It was a bountiful weekend for the Southern Oregon Track & Field program at the NAIA Outdoor Nationals, which saw nine Raiders take home All-Americans across six events and two Raiders being crowned national champions. The success began with sophomore Jessa Perkinson’s victory in the 10000m race on Thursday, which she won handedly […]

Track and Field Championship Day One: Perkinson Captures 10000m Crown

Track and Field Championship Day One: Perkinson Captures 10000m Crown

Today was the first day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Joe Dotson, decathlon, was the first Raider to compete — after five events he sits in tenth place with 3218 points, and only 79 points back of 8th place (the cut-off for “All-American” status). Competing second for the […]

The Bees Are Here To Stay

The Bees Are Here To Stay

A swarm of honeybees that have inhabited a Silver Maple Tree outside Churchill Hall won’t be leaving anytime soon, nor will the warning signs surrounding the tree be removed. A beehive that is nested fifteen feet up in the maple, according to Southern Oregon University Landscape officials, was noticed a couple weeks ago but has […]

16 Raiders Set to Compete at Track Nationals

16 Raiders Set to Compete at Track Nationals

GULF SHORES, ALA.–This weekend, Southern Oregon Track &Field will send 16 Raiders to compete at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships across 11 events. Here’s who’s going. *Top eight finishers in each event earn “All-American” status* MEN –Tylor King / Shot Put: CCC champion in the shot put … Entered as #10 seed (54-2 ½’ feet) […]

Davis Retains Presidency…for now

Davis Retains Presidency…for now

A hearing on Monday evening in regards to a grievance filed against presidential elect Colin Davis and running mate Tyler Takeshita for breaking campaigning rules, resulted in the two losing votes, but as of now, they retain their claim to office. After considering the grievance, ASSOU’s elections committee deemed that Davis and Takeshita had in […]

Students Decide That Ball Actually is Life

Students Decide That Ball Actually is Life

After all the votes were counted on Friday, the end result showed that Southern Oregon does, indeed, wish to be “Ballin’ with Colin” in the upcoming school year. When Colin Davis and his Vice President Tyler Takeshita walked out of the election meeting late Friday afternoon with the other candidates where they were told that […]

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