Tag Archives: Southern Oregon University

SOU’s McNair program gets its funding

Jeffrey Proulx was in his mid-30s when, walking through the Southern Oregon University campus, he spotted a sign for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Up until that moment, Proulx had never considered the possibility that his life on a college campus could extend beyond a master’s degree, that perhaps research was his calling. […]
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SOU still out $1.3 million in email fraud

Southern Oregon University has recovered less than a third of the $1.9 million it was bilked out of in an email fraud earlier this year. In April, the university wired $1.9 million to fraudsters posing as the construction contractor for the McNeal Pavilion and Student Recreation Center project. Of that amount, $609,000 was recovered earlier […]
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Average SOU student debt tops $27,000

Upon graduation, 68 percent of Southern Oregon University’s Class of 2016 had student debt, and that debt averaged $27,375, according to a report published in August by LendEDU. The organization’s second annual student debt report was released Aug. 10 and features financial aid information provided voluntarily by 1,161 public and private colleges nationwide, including 18 […]
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SOU tops in LGBTQ-friendliness

Southern Oregon University has been recognized for the fifth year in a row as one of the nation’s Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Campus Pride, a nonprofit that supports and improves campus life for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and/or queer) people on more than 1,400 U.S. campuses. Source: SOU tops […]
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Our View: Better, but not great

A 9 percent tuition increase for Southern Oregon University is hardly cause for wild celebration. But it is better than the 12 percent jump the college had previously announced. The difference was thanks to the Oregon Legislature, which managed to find an extra $70 million for higher education in the waning days of the 2017 […]
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SOU students catch a small break on their tuition

Southern Oregon University students, already facing an uphill battle against college debt, got a little break in the waning days of the Oregon Legislature’s latest session. Tuition was set to increase 12 percent, but an additional infusion of funds made it possible for SOU to drop that to 9 percent. Source: SOU students catch a […]
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Kids, colleges, Holly get windfall

Jackson County scored some cash this legislative session with $18 million slated for community projects, including money for Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University, the Holly Theatre and children. The Oregon Legislature approved a general bonding bill of $1.4 billion, which goes to Gov. Kate Brown’s office for her signature, and the funds will be […]
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State increase could ease SOU tuition hike

Southern Oregon University may be able to scale back a 12 percent tuition hike to 9 percent thanks to additional funding for higher education being considered by the Oregon Legislature. Source: State increase could ease SOU tuition hike – News – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR

Our View: SOU gets scammed — you could be next

There are lessons to be learned for businesses, individuals and agencies in the astonishing email scam pulled on Southern Oregon University. The internet or any form of digital communication is a dangerous place to be conducting business, whether you’re paying your personal credit card or sending a payment for — gulp — $1.9 million to […]
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SOU works to recover $1.9M loss

Minimizing losses and assisting the FBI in investigating a “sophisticated” scheme were among the reasons Southern Oregon University waited more than a month to disclose the school lost $1.9 million sending a construction payment to a fraudulent account, officials say. Source: SOU works to recover $1.9M loss