SOU Students Push for Voter Turnout

ASHLAND, Ore. — With the election just weeks away, SOU students are rushing to get as many ballots as they can from classmates. Southern Oregon University has suffered a poor reputation for voter turnout. In the last election, the precinct in which the school is located had roughly 25% of registered voters submit ballots. But … Continue reading »

Move-In Day for SOU Students

ASHLAND, Ore. – Thursday was the first official move in day for students at Southern Oregon University. Students were outside housing unloading vehicles with boxes, bedding and suitcases ready to move in. More than 75 staff and 100 student volunteers and faculty are on hand assisting students. “I have a ton of boxes of like, … Continue reading »

SOU President Looking to Ohio

ASHLAND Ore. — Southern Oregon University President Mary Cullinan is in Ohio interviewing for a different job. She is one of three finalists to be the next president of Youngstown State University. Cullinan says the idea of what she can accomplish in Youngstown has her excited about a new opportunity. One of the challenges she … Continue reading »

SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make its campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced Monday that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex. The new development consists of two new residence halls and a dining facility that … Continue reading »

SOU Releases Final Retrenchment Plan

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University released the final retrenchment plan for the university. The plan implements budget cuts, which the university says will save them millions of dollars in the long-term. Southern Oregon University announced Friday morning it is cutting Art History & French majors, suspending the Physics major, and cutting Photography, Professional Writing, … Continue reading »

SOU Students Speak Out for Fair Housing

ASHLAND, Ore. – Three years ago, AJ Herlitz began what turned out to be a near-impossible apartment search. His first dozen calls all yielded the same response. “They automatically said ‘we don’t rent to college kids, especially male,’” said Herlitz. A survey performed last year by The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University (ASSOU) and … Continue reading »

SOU Professors Settle Contract

ASHLAND, Ore. – Just more than a week after Medford teachers ended their strike, SOU professors narrowly avoid a strike of their own. After about eight months of negotiations, their union has accepted a deal that amounts to what they say is a pay freeze. Union leaders say about 80 percent of their members voted … Continue reading »