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Students plan protest against new ordinances

Nate Coddington contributed to this story. A march on city hall is planned for Tuesday, April 5, by Phronesis, a student-led community group, in protest of proposed city ordinances that would allegedly discriminate against Ashland’s homeless. Emery Way, a member of Phronesis and an Associated Students of Southern Oregon University At-Large Senator, has been a […]

Business students score high

Business students score high

Students in Southern Oregon University business program recently ranked high in the Masters in Business Administration field test. SOU students scored in the top 25 percentile in scores for the test, given at 130 universities across the country. Of the 16 MBA students from SOU who took the test, three scored in the 95 percentile […]

Handling homelessness

Handling homelessness

Ashland may be a step closer toward a solution that could solve the city’s homelessness problem, after a town hall meeting was held at Southern Oregon University, Thursday. The meeting gave community members a chance to voice their concerns and offer ideas about how to solve the issue with local homeless man Aaron Fletcher, Ashland […]

OUS restructuring plan gaining attention

OUS restructuring plan gaining attention

Public universities facing a potential $100 million dollar cut from next year’s budget are scrambling to restructure the way they financially operate. Several potential plans for restructure have been proposed by the Oregon University System and individual universities, and one plan in particular is gaining support from the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University. “We […]

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 […]

Raider linebacker faces indecent exposure charge

Raider linebacker faces indecent exposure charge

After he was allegedly nude and masturbating while confronting two shoppers in the Rogue Valley Mall parking lot Mon., Jan. 31, a 19-year-old Southern Oregon University student was arrested the following day, on a charge of indecent exposure, police said. Lance Alan Tausaga, Ashland, was arrested by Medford police at the Daniel Meyer Fitness Center […]

Facebook friends don’t necessarily indicate popularity

Facebook friends don’t necessarily indicate popularity

Over 80 students and community members gathered Thursday to hear Dr. Daniel DeNeui lecture about how the rise of social networking and other technology has affected the way we communicate. “We’ve added in the last 20 years at least six ubiquitous forms of communication,” said DeNeui before the lecture, “Almost half of all Americans 12 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A look at restructuring the Oregon university system

A look at restructuring the Oregon university system

By Scott Scholes Oregon Higher Education officials are pushing the state legislature to allow the Oregon University System  to be less bound to government controls. Because of ongoing record-level enrollment throughout Oregon’s public universities, tuition surpluses are at risk of being spent in other areas of the state budget, said George Pernsteiner, chancellor of the […]