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What it takes to fight a pandemic: Community collaboration and mutual aid (Part 1)

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Community collaboration and mutual aid (Part 1)

From parking lots and phone calls to hospitals and research labs, Auggies use a multifaceted approach to confront the global crisis of a lifetime

One November afternoon, Natalie Jacobson, coordinator of Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen, opened an email from someone she didn’t recognize. It was short and to the point: First-year Auggie… more >

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Research and health care (Part 2)

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Research and health care (Part 2)

From parking lots and phone calls to hospitals and research labs, Auggies use a multifaceted approach to confront the global crisis of a lifetime
Confronting the Minnesota paradox

Confronting the Minnesota paradox

Significant racial disparities exist in a state with a liberal reputation, but some are seeking ways to close the gaps
Stay the course: Off-and-on sports seasons prove Auggie student-athletes’ resilience

Stay the course: Off-and-on sports seasons prove Auggie student-athletes’ resilience

After a pause on competitions due to COVID-19, Auggies are ready to get back in the game

The COVID-19 pandemic put a major pause on 2020’s athletic competitions. Auggies can’t wait to get back in the game… more >

How to Build a Women’s Wrestling Program from Scratch

How to Build a Women’s Wrestling Program from Scratch

Augsburg Athletics continues trailblazing trend with Minnesota’s only collegiate women’s wrestling team

Editor’s note: In late July, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced plans to postpone competition in cross country, football, soccer, and volleyball until the spring. Winter and spring sports… more >

Mistaken Identity: How Reliable is Eyewitness Identification?

Mistaken Identity: How Reliable is Eyewitness Identification?

National Science Foundation grant fuels Professor Nancy Steblay and Augsburg students’ research of the reliability of eyewitness identification and law enforcement procedures

You’ve seen the story on TV or heard it on a true crime podcast. A crime is committed. An eyewitness identifies a suspect in the lineup. The suspect is… more >

Editor’s Note: Augsburg Now’s First Digital-Only Issue

Editor’s Note: Augsburg Now’s First Digital-Only Issue

Sharing Auggie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

When we began making this magazine in early 2020, the world was markedly different than the one we inhabit today. Augsburg Now staff delayed the magazine’s timeline due to… more >

Face value

Face value

Art installations celebrate individuals, expound on Augsburg’s history, and expand the boundaries of community.

Dakota and Ojibwe. Norwegian and Irish. Somali and Ethiopian. On and around the land that today houses Augsburg University’s Minneapolis campus, they celebrated births and mourned deaths. They spoke… more >

Building on an early lead

Building on an early lead

Athletics secures NCAA grant to fund first-of-its-kind position supporting culture of inclusion

On and around the land that today houses Augsburg University’s Minneapolis campus, they celebrated births and mourned deaths. They spoke languages of love and laughter, stress and sorrow. They… more >

Balancing the books

Balancing the books

Augsburg alumna starts a publishing company, creates the diverse book list she wished she had

Young Mary Taris ’04 was so thankful to be a girl. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority required children of different genders to have separate bedrooms, so while her brothers had… more >

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