Father Roy Bourgeois spoke out against the School of the Americas (SOA) in a lecture entitled "Close the SOA" on March 6 during Chapel and Community Time. The focus of his lecture was on educating people about the SOA and on providing information about the SOA Watch.
With the pending war in Iraq, Americans and St. Olaf students have many concerns, including their personal safety both at home and abroad. The International and Off-Campus Studies office remains alert during this time of international tension while maintaining high numbers of students participating in off-campus and abroad programs. Their goal is to keep students educated and aware of the possible dangers of off-campus study. Most participants have not run into problems.