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ISSUE 117 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/23/2004

News

Lertsachanant remembered

Students, faculty members and friends celebrated the life of Pongsakorn "Pong" Lertsachanant '06 in a Thai Buddhist-inspired service Thursday, April 15 in Boe Memorial Chapel. An international student and second-generation Ole, Lertsachanant died in a car crash while visiting his native home of Thailand April 4.

Soldier tells tale of war: Shoshanna Johnson recounts Iraq rescue

A little over than a year ago, American Marines rescued seven soldiers held captive as prisoners of war in Iraq. One soldier, Shoshanna Johnson, brought home a unique story of survival that she shared with the St. Olaf community in a Political Awareness Committee (PAC)-sponsored event Tuesday evening in Boe Chapel.

One-card upgrade debated

St. Olaf ID cards just might become more technologically savvy in the next few years, thanks to the one-card system trend occurring on college campuses across the nation.

Marching for rights: Pro-choice rally gathers in Washington

More than three decades ago, thousands of women gathered in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's monumental ruling that granted women the option of legal abortions. Because the Bush administration is considering overturning Roe v. Wade, many of these same women will return to the nations capital April 25 to protect this right.

Additional work study hours added to Rolvaag

Beginning next year, Rolvaag Memorial Library will be open an additional 15 hours every week. The decision came after Dean of Students Greg Kneser moved 30 hours of work study from the current late-night study area in Holland Hall to the library. Because the library is always double-staffed, this means an additional 15 hours.

Web access to increase with switch to wireless

This summer, wireless Internet is coming to campus. All laptop users will be able to get online in the main level of the library, the Pause, the Crossroads, Fireside and possibly the patio outside of Buntrock Commons without using a cable.

Cost of singles affects rooming

This year, St. Olaf students experienced a few changes in room draw stemming from the increased cost of single rooms and changes in residence hall preference. As a result, some pods in Ytterboe remained open or became available to non-seniors.

Ecology class nurtures Earth Week

It's not every day that two electric guitars, two trombones, a trumpet and a hand drum find themselves in the same band in Boe Chapel. Chapel service on Tuesday, however, found just such a situation when "Caring for Creation" was lead by the Campus Ecology class.

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