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RCC Campus closed this morning due to Bomb Threat

RCC Campus closed this morning due to Bomb Threat

Image taken from RCC website Yesterday evening, the Medford Police Department made a post to their Facebook page regarding a bomb threat made at the Rogue Community College. At 4 p.m. RCC officials discovered the threat, written on a whiteboard, indicated an attack was to occur this morning. “The grounds were swept and no suspicious devices […]

New Advising Model to begin October 13

New Advising Model to begin October 13

Outside Churchill Hall where the Provost and her team work. Oct. 13th is the final day for Southern Oregon University’s current department of academic advising. The team of four advisers were notified they were being laid off July 12 as the school transitioned to a new advising model. Currently a centralized model with different advisers […]

SOU President Supports DACA Students

SOU President Supports DACA Students

From the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) specifying recent changes to the Obama-era DACA Policy   In the wake of President Trump’s decision to move towards ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott promised to protect current DACA students at SOU in any lawful way possible. […]

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

Air Quality Impacts SOU Athletics

  Ashland’s Air Quality Index (AQI) rose into the Red, Unhealthy Level and Purple, Very Unhealthy Level this week. A Red Level means “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” A Purple AQI is considered a health alert and reads, “Everyone may experience more serious health effects.” The […]

Tuition Increases to Take Effect Across Oregon

Tuition Increases to Take Effect Across Oregon

The once defiant students positioned in the front rows of the HECC meeting on May 11 appeared visibly deflated as another tuition increase greater than 5 percent was approved. Recently elected ASSOU president Daryl Maplethorpe was one of the students opposing the tuition hikes. “I felt like I had failed,” she admitted, eyes cast down […]

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

SOU Student’s Lobby For Tuition Reform

Southern Oregon University students took the fight over a possible 12 percent tuition increase to the state capitol in Salem. SOU joined Eastern Oregon, Western Oregon, and Oregon Tech to lobby against a tuition increase that could pressure many students to drop out or take out further loans. Students joined fellow TRU (technical and regional universities) […]

OSPIRG Calls for Action Against LNG Pipeline

OSPIRG Calls for Action Against LNG Pipeline

Students in support of a campaign to permanently stop construction of the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas Pipeline across Southern Oregon rallied in front of the Stevenson Union on Wednesday. Since the campaign was initiated last term by the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) volunteers have been tasked with collecting petition signatures, calling […]

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

OSPIRG Kicking off Their 2017 Campaigns

Southern Oregon University’s Oregon Student Public Research Group (OSPIRG) is back in full swing with new and existing missions including the existing “Save the Bees” campaign and their upcoming project called “Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics.” OSPIRG is a student run nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to put on events to bring awareness […]

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 […]

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

30 Weeks to Save the World: The 2016 ASSOU Presidential Election

Trump, Clinton, and Sanders are not the only presidential candidates students should be concerned with this week. Elections for student government kick off next week and with a whopping 3 candidates running for Associated Students of Southern Oregon University president, the race is sure to be heated. “My advice to the winner is to utilize […]

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