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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 […]

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 […]