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Schaaf temporarily back in studio

    Students petitioning for Eliza Schaaf’s reinstatement into a ceramics class experienced a slight victory today. Administrators allowed Schaaf to work in the ceramics studio for the remainder of the day to complete her final project, a hand with the world in its palm. Schaaf had been auditing a ceramics class for six weeks […]

Student protest interrupted by campus public safety

Student protest interrupted by campus public safety

Students protesting the withdrawal of Eliza Schaaf were interrupted by Southern Oregon University campus public safety officials today. Alissa Arp, dean of the college of arts and sciences, withdrew Schaaf, a student with Down syndrome, from her ceramics class Nov. 9. Schaaf was withdrawn because the accommodations she required disrupted and interfered with the teaching […]

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 […]

Riot Grrrls join together

Riot Grrrls join together

A new club for Riot Grrrls has formed in Ashland by Southern Oregon University students.  The club, based on an underground feminist movement of the 90’s, will hold its second meeting this Friday at the Women’s Resource Center in the Stevenson Union basement. The film “Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl,” a documentary […]

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 […]

Program for digital media emerges on campus

Program for digital media emerges on campus

A new program for digital arts has been introduced to SOU, and a reception was held in honor of the program last Thursday.  The Emerging Media Digital Arts program has formed this year, and is for students interested in art, media, and digital art. Robert Arellano was hired to bring the program together, and is […]

Former president details “Decision Points”

Former president details “Decision Points”

Former President George W. Bush’s new book Decision Points was released Tuesday, chronicling the parts of his presidency that gained the most attention. Bush, who has been relatively out of the spotlight the last two years, has planned a U.S. tour to promote the book, including several television appearances. “This will come as quite a […]

Rubes cartoonist shares inspirations and struggles

Rubes cartoonist shares inspirations and struggles

Rubes comic creator Leigh Rubin shared the history and inspiration for his cartoon Wednesday night at SOU. Rubin told stories of raising his three sons and how everyday events with your children can inspire artistic creativity. “We all see the same things,” said Rubin, “It’s just how we translate and twist them.” Rubin has produced […]

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 […]