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June 13, 2024

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‘Pride and joy in my heart’: SOU ceremony celebrates Juneteenth

On the warm bright morning of Tuesday, June 11, around 50 people gathered on the lawn by Churchill Hall at Southern Oregon University for a Juneteenth celebration. The celebration of Juneteenth occurs because emancipation was not enforced in states held by the Confederacy until more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.

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Ashland School District

Ashland High School Class of 2024: A league of their own

Adaptable, creative, flexible, optimistic and poised for a bright future. That’s how Ashland High Principal Benjamin Bell described the Class of 2024 on Thursday as grads prepared to turn their tassel and the next page of their lives. Bell noted the class faced a “unique set of circumstances” during the last four years, possibly more than any in recent history.

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Events

Southern Oregon University to observe Juneteenth on Tuesday, June 11

Southern Oregon University will observe Juneteenth on Tuesday, June 11, with a program featuring guest speaker Vaun Monroe, assistant professor for the school’s Digital Media program; and remarks from Ashland City Councilor Gina DuQuenne, SOU President Rick Bailey, and SOU Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Jonathan Chavez Baez. 

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Poetry Corner: Haiku, please

Poetry Corner: It’s haiku and beyond, proving once again, if proof were needed, that Ashland, Oregon, is the nursery of poets. Elaine Maveety and Jim Flint find beauty in subjects from the natural world to Burma Shave, and each has its own particular poetic charm.

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‘Pride and joy in my heart’: SOU ceremony celebrates Juneteenth

On the warm bright morning of Tuesday, June 11, around 50 people gathered on the lawn by Churchill Hall at Southern Oregon University for a Juneteenth celebration. The celebration of Juneteenth occurs because emancipation was not enforced in states held by the Confederacy until more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.

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President Bailey leads SOU contingent to American Samoa

More than 100 students from American Samoa have enrolled at SOU over the past four years. The SOU trip is a part of the university’s annual efforts to show up for students and their families, and provide an in-person orientation for new students as they gear up for their first term at the Ashland campus.

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