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SOU President Supports DACA Students

SOU President Supports DACA Students

From the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) specifying recent changes to the Obama-era DACA Policy   In the wake of President Trump’s decision to move towards ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Southern Oregon University President Linda Schott promised to protect current DACA students at SOU in any lawful way possible. […]

“300 Cups of Tea and the Toughest Job”

“300 Cups of Tea and the Toughest Job”

On October 26th, a little over 20 people gathered on the top story of Bloomsbury Books to listen to two new authors read from their new book. David Drury and Asifa Kanji,  returned Peace Corps Volunteers, have recently finished their book about their services in Mali. They served from 2011 until in 2012, militants staged […]

New Zealand Trip For The Adventurous Students

Southern Oregon University is hosting a trip to New Zealand for Outdoor Adventure Leadership students to study abroad.   This program lasts for two months and is considered by many the trip of a lifetime. Students arrive on the North Island, and journey down the length of New Zealand, this being guided by locals.   […]

Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden dead

President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In an address to the nation Sunday night, President Obama announced that U.S. forces launched an attack on a compound in Pakistan that was the known location of bin Laden. The al Qaeda leader was killed and the U.S. took custody […]

The three-legged stool of global warming

Biology professor explains why global warming skeptics should be listened to More than 100 students and community members gathered in the Meese Auditorium of the Southern Oregon University Art Building on April 21 to hear Dr. John Roden give a lecture on arguments against climate change. “Whenever science is influenced by politics, industry, advocacy groups, […]

Fukushima native struggles to stay in contact with family

The news of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the consequent tsunami devastating the northeast coast of Japan had many in disbelief, but for Southern Oregon University student Nozomi Shirato, the news from her hometown of Iwaki, Fukushima was heart-wrenching. “I couldn’t reach anybody in Fukushima,” Shirato, 24, said. “I stayed up late to try to […]

African president refuses to step down

African president refuses to step down

Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo is refusing to leave office as president, even after Alassane Ouattara was officially recognized as the winner of last November’s election. Groups of supporters of both men have grown violent in some cases, provoking fear of an impending civil war, The Guardian reported. More than 200 people have been killed […]

American activist released from Peru prison

American activist released from Peru prison

An American activist was released from a Peru prison Monday after serving more than 15 years. Lori Berenson was arrested for her involvement with the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, a now inactive revolutionary group responsible for some internal conflicts within Peru.  Berenson said during her trial that she didn’t know the people she was associating […]