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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 […]

FCC approves large scale media merger

FCC approves large scale media merger

The largest television network and one of the largest cable distributors announced a merge last week, solidifying a grim future for opponents of media consolidation. The United States government and the Federal Communications Commission approved the NBC Universal-Comcast merge last Tuesday, and it be official by the end of the month, the New York Times […]

President Cullinan receives leadership award

President Cullinan receives leadership award

By Scott Scholes Southern Oregon University President Dr. Mary Cullinan will receive a leadership award next month. She will be presented with the regional award in Vancouver, British Columbia on Feb. 25. The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, which operates in the United States and Canada, will present the award. Dr. Cullinan […]

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 […]