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ISSUE 117 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/14/2003

News

Need-blind aid reconsidered

St. Olaf’s need-blind admissions policy may move to a need-sensitive one as soon as next year. Although the change will have no effect on currently enrolled St. Olaf students, the change may seriously alter the face of St. Olaf’s application and admissions process in the coming years.

Waste collected, compost desired

During meals on Tuesday and Wednesday the Environmental Coalition sponsored an effort to collect excess food from students’ trays on their way out of the cafeteria.

Solutions to server woes offered by support staff

It is late on Saturday night, and you have just finished your 15-page paper. You cannot remember the last time you saved, so you attempt to save it now, only to find that the server has completely crashed. You might curse the server and computers everywhere, but you remain helpless when it comes to bringing Sven back to life.

Forum looks at higher education for women

Last Thursday and Friday, about 145 members of the Minnesota American Council on Education (ACE) Network, a group supporting women actively working in colleges and universities in Minnesota, gathered in Buntrock Commons for their annual conference.

Scripture in context: Biblical scholar emphasizes historical perspective

Scholar Bruce Malina, one of the nation’s most renowned New Testament Biblical experts and professor of Biblical Studies at Creighton University, spoke at St. Olaf Nov. 6. Malina’s lecture was entitled, "Was Jesus a Jew, Was Aristotle a Greek, Was Paul a Christian? Reading the Past with Cross-Cultural Lenses."

Debate flares over civil unions

A month after President Bush’s proclaimed "Marriage Protection Week," an estimated 70 students and community members at St. Olaf gathered Tuesday evening to hear a discussion on the controversial topic of civil unions. The debate sponsored by the Political Awareness Committee (PAC) featured speakers Kathy Kersten, a senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiement, and former Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) Bishop Lowell Erdahl. Kersten took the side supporting the traditional view of marriage, while Erdahl argued in support of civil unions.

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