Dr. Ronald Takaki, professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and author of "A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America," lectured, informed, and entertained St. Olaf students and faculty on Mar. 14.
About 20 faculty and students attended the 3:00 p.m. workshop in the Heritage Room. His 8:00 p.m. lecture in the Science Center drew over 150 people.
In the northeast corner of the second floor of Buntrock Commons, in the Heritage Room, rests a display on the old Ladies Hall commemorating the history of womens living quarters at St. Olaf.
"The Ladies Hall is very emblematic of how [St. Olaf] was coeducational from the very beginning," said Assistant Archivist Jeff Sauve.
Professor of Sociology Raymond DeVries departed last Saturday for the Netherlands as one of the first participants in the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program. DeVries recently received the grant from the Fulbright Commission, placing him at the University of Maastricht for six weeks. DeVries will be giving lectures and conducting research to assess the University of Maastricht's Health and Society Program.
Two departments have recently gone through self-studies -political science and English. The process is extensive. First, the department writes a report on their findings, then a team of external reviewers reads the report and visits the campus. These reviewers are deans, administrators, and professors from other colleges and programs competitive to St. Olaf. After looking at the department first hand, the reviewers write a report on their findings, which is then given to the administration.