This summer the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) announced a projected $16 million deficit used for the State Grant Program and, as a result, was required to transfer the entire $12.4 million work study budget in order to compensate.
Low socioeconomic status is often a barrier for college-bound students, but St. Olaf recruits students from all backgrounds and offers financial assistance to those who could otherwise not afford to attend St. Olaf College.
Within the past year, issues of national security have come to the forefront of the minds of Americans. Questions are inevitably raised: How is our homeland being protected? Who is a threat to our national security? And what should our reaction to these threats be?
Author and former St. Olaf professor Kevin Crossley-Holland spoke on Sept. 24 on Anglo-Saxon literature and culture, his life and his writing. Crossley-Holland said, A life lived without full use or full access to words, to images and musical sounds, is an impoverished one.