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ASSOU budget process continues on

ASSOU budget process continues on

*Nils Holst also contributed to this article. The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University are in the thick of the budgeting process this week, struggling over their own budget, among others. The Student Fee Committee and Educational Activities Advisory Committee are still hearing budget proposals, the most controversial being their own. The most recent presentation […]

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

Trash audit raises recycling awareness

        The Stevenson Union courtyard was a peaceful place to be Thursday afternoon.  With blue skies overhead and warm temperatures, there was little that could scar such a gorgeous day – except perhaps for the rancid smell and ugly sight of dozens of opened bags of garbage. “We’re trying to see how […]

Students target ASSOU

Students target ASSOU

A group of disgruntled Southern Oregon University students notified the Associated Students of Southern Oregon last week of their intent to petition to have the organization dismissed completely. The notification from the “Leninists for Crypto-Fascist Democracy” was given to ASSOU before Tuesday night’s Senate meeting. The anonymous declaration seeks to obtain signatures from 10 percent […]

Science lecture tackles waterless future

Science lecture tackles waterless future

More than 100 people gathered at SOU last week to hear a local aqua ecologist lecture on the future of the world’s water. “Future wars will be fought over water,” said Dr. Eric Dinger while speaking at last Friday’s weekly science seminar on campus. The lecture, titled “International Ecology: Mexican Stromatolites and Pakistan Water Politics”, […]

Administration says no to SOU brew

Administration says no to SOU brew

A brew customized for Southern Oregon University set for release last month won’t be available to the public after all. Southern Oregon Brewing Company began to brand a special brew just for SOU called Raider Red in early December, but plans have changed according to SOU public affairs officer Jim Beaver. “The President said it […]

Lecture focuses on animal language

Lecture focuses on animal language

Over 100 people from the campus and community gathered in the Meese Auditorium to hear Southern Oregon University psychology professor Dr. Mark Krause’s lecture on human and animal communication. Krause talked about whether animals have language the way we understand it, and how we can bridge the gap between them and us. A large part […]

SOU embraces Google

SOU embraces Google

Over the course of winter vacation, Southern Oregon University’s information technology crew introduced Google Apps for Education as the new campus emailing and communication system. Both staff and students seem to view this major technological change as a positive and progressive step in the right direction. The changes began Dec.13 when students were able to […]

ASSOU looks for finance director

ASSOU looks for finance director

The seat for the Student Fee Committee’s Director of Administration and Finance has long gone cold since former Director Jordan Marshall resigned Nov. 16. Marshall cited accusations against President Stephen Land and the events leading up to the cease and desist order issued two weeks prior by Associated Students of Southern Oregon Universitylawyers as reasons […]

Students pull together for classmate

Students pull together for classmate

Southern Oregon University students are signing petitions in support of a student with Down syndrome forced to withdraw from a ceramics class Nov. 9.   Eliza Schaaf enrolled at SOU as a non-admitted student in early August. “All of her friends talked about college and she wanted to go to college,” explained Deb Evans, Schaaf’s […]

Dysfunction within ASSOU continues

Dysfunction within ASSOU continues

With the end of the term coming closer, the trials and tribulations of the ASSOU continue to grow. Former Director of Communications Hayden Perkins resigned earlier in the term and was replaced by Amanda Stucke. Former Executive Director of Administration and Finance Jordan Marshall also chose to resign, walking out of Tuesday’s meeting after making […]