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ISSUE 117 VOL 18 PUBLISHED 5/7/2004


Energy plans set in motion: Sustainable Task Force applies for wind turbine grant

A wind turbine might dominate Northfields horizon next year, as St. Olafs Sustainability Task Force is investigating the possibility of harnessing wind energy to power the campus.

Panel presents gay marriage views

The hot-button issue of gay marriage has received statewide and national exposure this past year. Political news has also shifted towards discussion of amending both the state and federal constitutions to ban same-sex marriages. As a way of helping to include students in this debate, the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, held their annual spring forum on gay marriage.

Science Symposium probes chaos theory

Today, St. Olaf will host its sixth annual Science Symposium, "The Strange Attraction of Chaos: Advances in Understanding Complex Systems."

Thomforde ends year with advice, inspiration

It just would not be springtime at St. Olaf without students sporting sandals, professors bringing their classes outside and President Christopher Thomforde speaking in chapel.

Bonding over brunch: Mothers, daughters reflect on relationship

Every spring for one weekend, the St. Olaf women students have the opportunity to share their experiences with their mothers as they gather for the annual Student Activities Committee (SAC)- sponsored Mother/Daughter banquet, held last weekend.

Revamped website offers forums, media information

St. Olaf students have a new Internet resource for everything pertaining to St. Olaf. The revised website,, sponsored by the Student Government Assoc-iation (SGA), has links to everything from SquirrelMail to

New spring concert to feature blues, local bands

This Saturday St. Olaf will attempt its first independent spring concert on Buntrock Plaza. After the end of the joint St. Olaf-Carleton spring concert, St. Olaf decided to sponsor its own outdoor concert, and all who have worked putting "Lutefest" together hope the all-day musicfest will be a success.

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