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ISSUE 117 VOL 10 PUBLISHED 12/5/2003

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Student to team teach new course

This spring, there is a new offering in the college catalog: Campus Ecology, a course all about St. Olaf. What makes it more unique is that Elise Braaten ’04 created the syllabus for her CIS major and will be team-teaching the class with Professor of History and Director of American Studies James Farrell.

Priorities reflected by GEs

The time of year has come and gone, once again, when we all look into our course catalogs and try to decide which classes to (attempt to) register for. Amidst all the grumbling about full classes and the Stone-Age registration system, perhaps attention should be drawn to St. Olaf’s own dramatic example of a good idea gone bad: the General Education (GE) and core requirements. more...

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- Mass. Court fuels gay marriage debate: Judges trump ballots
- Mass. Court fuels gay marriage debate: Case makes first step
- Letters to the Editor
- more opinions...

Souls awaken to tradition

Each year in early December, thousands of alumni, parents and guests arrive on campus; “Norwegian sweaters,” “lutefisk,” and "Beautiful Savior" become buzzwords in conversation; and hundreds of student musicians come together to continue one of America’s best-loved musical holiday traditions. more...

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- Heart of stained glass: Boe Chapel windows tell stories
- Valhalla Band plays ‘light’ on cold night
- more arts...

Basketball takes home opener

The men’s basketball season already resembles a roller coaster after only three games . After a Nov. 25 season-opening 65-57 victory over host Luther, in which head coach Dan Kosmoski, now in his ninth season, notched his 100th career victory, the Oles lost their conference opener on the road to Concordia 80-68 on Nov. 29. more...

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- Fulton named All-American
- NCAA’s reforms miss the point
- Women still searching for win
- more sports...

'Tis the season to eat lutefisk

Every evening during Christmas Fest, students line up outside Stav Hall for dinner, just as they do every evening of the year. However, as they move slowly behind processions of alumni in Norwegian sweaters, students will notice subtle differences in the cafeteria that appear only during Christmas Fest. For instance, the aroma of fish pervades the air on the upper level of Buntrock Commons, and boiled potatoes, instead of rice, are served by staff in the “Bowls” line. more...

Also:

- Man vs. Elf
- Author Sedaris puts the 'fun' into holiday dysfunction
- Rolling Stone list leaves out 'greatest'
- more variety...
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