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ASSOU looks for finance director

ASSOU looks for finance director

The seat for the Student Fee Committee’s Director of Administration and Finance has long gone cold since former Director Jordan Marshall resigned Nov. 16. Marshall cited accusations against President Stephen Land and the events leading up to the cease and desist order issued two weeks prior by Associated Students of Southern Oregon Universitylawyers as reasons […]

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 Schaaf was withdrawn because the accommodations she required disrupted and interfered with the teaching […]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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]