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ISSUE 119 VOL 15 PUBLISHED 3/24/2006

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Term abroad demand high

In its mission statement, St. Olaf states its commitment to instilling its students with a global perspective and off-campus opportunities. St. Olaf College leads other private institutions in abroad education participation, and this year is no exception.

Chairs deal with grade inflation

Grade inflation has been a heavily discussed issue on campus this year. Most departments agree that grade inflation is an issue, but are dealing with it in different ways.

Anderson shows promise, humor

I've claimed in these pages that only after the Board of Regents informed the St. Olaf community as to the reason it canned President Christopher Thomforde can we move on to welcoming our new president. This is another occasion on which I must eat my words. Since the Board continues to be about as forthcoming on that topic as an introverted clam (although it did deign to inform us last week that we had a new president), it's time to move on despite them. more...


- Movement wrongly weclomes few
- Conscience clause confuses
- Letter to the Editor
- more opinions...

'Savage/Love' transcends script

On Friday and Saturday night, students crowded into Ralph Haugen Theatre to see “Savage/Love,” a play dealing with the many-sided nature of love, by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin. more...


- Cantorei wows
- Student artists shine
- Army Chorus delights crowd
- more arts...

Swimmers take eighth at NCAAs

A year removed from a somewhat disappointing 15th place finish at the 2005 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships, the Oles, with the help of Nelson Westby ‘09, came back with a vengence in 2006. more...


- Spring Preview, Women's Tennis: A culture of youth
- Spring Preview, Men's Tennis: Returners to spur men
- Spring Preview, Women's Golf: Newcomers bring promise
- more sports...

Lutefest still afloat despite low budget

Late last week, Pause Concert Committee Chair Mike Vandelinder '08 sent out an e-mail message informing committee members that 10 bands were being considered as possible Lutefest headliners. Vandelinder listed the bands the Concert Committee had selected and encouraged members of the committee to “look through the list, give the bands a listen [and] talk to your friends.” more...


- Tostrud territories: Breeding quirky sub-cultures
- Campus ecology flourishes, no one notices
- Critics clash over
- more variety...
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