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Congressman speaks to student veterans

Congressman speaks to student veterans

Congressman Greg Walden visited SOU for Veteran’s Day last week, speaking to a crowd with many student veterans. Walden congratulated SOU for their work with the Reserve Officer Training Corps program, which is a school military program designed for future army officers.  The program existed in the past but was cut and started again last […]

Highest enrollment in SOU history

Highest enrollment in SOU history

Southern Oregon University has dramatically increased student enrollment this term. Enrollment is up 26.2 percent from last year, a welcomed change from several years of declining growth.  The university’s 6,443 students marks the highest enrollment of students for any term in the university’s history. All of Oregon’s public universities experienced a growth in enrollment this […]

Raiders Roll to Title

Raiders Roll to Title

The SOU Raiders defeated the College of Idaho in three sets, Saturday.

Woman fired for posting on Facebook

Woman fired for posting on Facebook

The National Labor Relations Board has declared that in certain situations employees may not be fired for exercising their free speech on Facebook. The NLRB has intervened and filed a complaint against the American Medical Response of Connecticut on behalf of a woman fired from her job as an emergency medical technician after posting remarks […]

Winter weather advisory in effect

Winter weather advisory in effect

Cold weather is expected throughout the region today, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.  Snow levels may drop as low as 4000 feet, and several inches of snow are expected in the mountains. The National Weather Service has predicted a cold, wet winter this year, triggered by a La Nina […]

Marijuana Measures Fail

Marijuana Measures Fail

California’s Proposition 19 and Oregon’s Measure 74 were roasted in the polls early last week, but supporters of marijuana reform laws are confident that the 2012 elections will deliver better results. A Gallup national survey released a week prior to Nov. 2 showed that American’s support for legalizing marijuana reached an all-time high at 46 […]

Cease and desist order given to ASSOU

Cease and desist order given to ASSOU

Due to a cease and desist order brought against ASSOU by SOU lawyers, no trial will happen against President Stephen Land, even if new complaints are filed. While Chief Justice Aram Morgan declared the investigation and trial proceedings to be “nonexistent” at October 29’s judiciary meeting, all matters regarding allegations against Land were ordered to […]

Two new members join Ashland city council

Two new members join Ashland city council

Two new city council members emerged as election results came in Tuesday. Locally controversial council member Eric Navickas’ seat was up for re-election, but his position was taken by contractor Michael Morris in a roughly 65-35 landslide victory. Before becoming a council member in 2006, Navickas was politically active in the community. He advocated for […]

Student challenge creates awareness for disaster prevention

BY BRITTANY BEVIS SOU will host a “student challenge” to help promote emergency preparedness on campus. Projects will present proper procedures to use during a disaster. Winners will receive a $500 dollar check and have their project used for the university’s emergency preparedness promotion. Students can present entries as posters, charts or interactive web activities. […]

SOU starts student recovery program

Students in recovery from addiction can take advantage of a new program at SOU. The Community of Recovery Program at Southern, is the only program of its kind on the west coast. The program seeks to offer institutional support to enhance students’ overall academic and social success while in recovery, said CORPS Coordinator Taylor Burke. […]