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ISSUE 117 VOL 13 PUBLISHED 3/12/2004


Election begets controversy

Amidst a failed attempt at online voting and multiple regulation infractions, last weeks Student Government Association (SGA) executive elections drew a record student voter turnout.

University president salaries on the rise

In an age of million-dollar sports contracts and billion-dollar corporate buyouts, a new position is starting to garner wages exceeding a million dollars. The position of college president is becoming increasingly lucrative, to a point at which some are beginning to ask, "How much is too much?"

Affirmation of beliefs: Chavez advocates higher standards in education

It was a long journey for Linda Chavez to the podium in Boe Chapel on Wednesday night, both figuratively and literally. Chavez, who addressed the St. Olaf audience on the subject of affirmative action, opened by explaining her adventurous trip, which started on Monday. Her plane out of Washington, D.C. experienced technical problems and was forced to circle the city in the air, for over an hour. By Tuesday, Chavez had picked up the flu, at a Board of Directors meeting she was attending in San Francisco; the sickness, however, did not stop Chavez from keeping her engagement at St. Olaf.

Barbour named Marty chair in religion

Religion Professor John Barbour was recently appointed the first Martin E. Marty chair in religion by President Christopher Thomforde. Barbour will spend the next three to five years exploring the College's mission and the relationship between academics and religion.

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