This spring, there is a new offering in the college catalog: Campus Ecology, a course all about St. Olaf. What makes it more unique is that Elise Braaten 04 created the syllabus for her CIS major and will be team-teaching the class with Professor of History and Director of American Studies James Farrell.
In light of recent allegations of sexual assault at St. Olaf, one organization is working to ensure that the victims know they are not alone. Sexual Assault Resource Network(SARN) has been helping victims of sexual assault at St. Olaf for the past decade. Whether offering personal services to individuals affected by sexual assault, or organizing campus-wide events to support victims, SARN is an active member in the aftermath of sexual assaults on campus.
Downloading copyrighted information from the Internet is one of todays hottest ethical issues and St. Olaf students are being warned to get all illegally downloaded material off their computers by the start of Interim. At first, the sharing of copyrighted material was an external problem, but it has recently spread to the St. Olaf network.
On Nov. 24, President Christopher Thomforde came to a special Student Senate meeting and revealed St. Olafs Strategic Plan. The plan was developed by Thomforde and the College Council, a group composed of faculty, staff and students.