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ISSUE 116 VOL 4 PUBLISHED 10/4/2002


State cuts work study funds

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.

Expanding beyond the middle class

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.

Gender ratio gap mirrors recent trend

St. Olaf, along with liberal arts colleges across the country, is currently experiencing a trend towards an increased female population.

Election agendas laid out

With Election Day only a month away, candidates are working to get their messages heard. College students are one audience that they have targeted.

Little raises questions on foreign policy

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?

Old legends revisited: Crossley-Holland explores Arthurian story

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.”

Healthy lives taught

The St. Olaf Wellness Center's Peer Education Programs allow students to educate their peers in a wide variety of topics.

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