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Lecture this Wednesday to discuss former Oregon Governor Tom McCall

This Wednesday, author and journalist Brent Walth will give a lecture at Southern Oregon University about the legacy of the former Oregon Governor Tom McCall, as part of a series of McCall Centennial events sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. March 22, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of McCall, “regarded by many […]

Jade Wilcoxson: Rogue Valley local heads to the world stage

Jade Wilcoxson: Rogue Valley local heads to the world stage

  Active sports such as bicycle racing can be a dangerous game, often sending participants to the hospital for stitches and casts and then physical therapy for months of recovery, but how often does the opposite happen? Ask local physical therapist turned professional bicycle racer Jade Wilcoxson, who will be competing against some of the […]

Live coverage of Jackson County elections

Terrie Martin’s journalism class has been working hard over the last several weeks to make information about local elections available to Southern Oregon University students. Since the beginning of the term they have interviewed campus organizers, done in-depth paper trails on local politicians, and profiled the candidates campaigning for Jackson County commissioner. Up until now […]

OSA encourages students to register, vote

As a student in the Oregon University System, you will be affected by changes taking place in the future of higher education. That’s why members of the Oregon Student Association say it’s important for students to vote. “Schools need to come up with a plan to increase access to student registration,” says Sarah Westover of the Oregon Student […]

OUS institutes new firearms policy

Students, employees and anyone who has business at SOU are now prohibited from carrying firearms on campus after the State Board of Higher Education unanimously approved a new guns policy Mar. 2. Some people are exempt from this new policy, including law-enforcement members and people that are a part of the Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

ASSOU and OSA to lobby Oregon legislators against high textbook prices, tuition increases

Personal stories from college students about the effects of high textbook prices and annual tuition increases send a clear message to Oregon, according to representatives of Associated Students of Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Student Association. “The situation today isn’t the same situation faced by other generations,” says Jazmin Roque, an OSA representative who […]

Students lobby in Salem

On April 25, over 60 Southern Oregon University students drove to Salem to gather with approximately 400 other students from across the state to show their support for several education bills being considered by the Oregon legislature. “For the most part the representatives were really receptive,” said Edward Oneil Latimore, Associated Students of Southern Oregon […]

Marijuana dispensery opens in Ashland

Members of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program now have a new resource in Ashland for medical marijuana. The Greenery, which opened April 20, is located at 1746 Ashland St. The non-profit business offers free membership, free classes, discounted therapeutic services and on-site medicine. The Greenery does not have doctors that can issue OMMP cards, but […]

Tuition equity bill gains momentum

On March 29, the Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 742 by a vote of 18-11, a crucial step in an attempt to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates if they met certain selection criteria. The Oregon House of Representatives still must pass the bill, but the Senate’s approval has already angered many of […]

State unemployment rate going down

State unemployment rate going down

Roughly 6,300 news jobs were gained in Oregon during January, reducing the state’s unemployment rate from 10.6 percent to 10.4 percent. This is the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen in 24 months, according to the Oregon Employment Department’s monthly report, released last week. The 6,300 jobs are a seasonally adjusted rate, meaning that […]

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