Since the start of the USA Today College Readership Program a week ago, newspapers have been seen everywhere on campus students are often spotted carrying around copies of USA Today, the Star Tribune or The New York Times.
The St. Olaf Environmental Coalition is an awareness group that includes the political St. Olaf Green Party and the volunteer St. Olaf Environmental Program. Recently, the Environmental Coalition came up with new ideas for ways to make St. Olaf greener.
This week St. Olaf joined the international "V-day" campaign to end violence against women and girls by celebrating with a host of events. The main part of the celebration will be the third annual staging of "The Vagina Monologues," a play by Eve Ensler, which will be performed this weekend, February 25-27, under the sponsorship of the Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN) and the V-Day Committee. V-week includes presentations, discussions, films and performances dealing with womens issues, as well as an art show that is on display in the Crossroads of Buntrock Commons.
On Feb. 17-19, St. Olaf hosted its fifth annual Globalization Conference to conclude Globalization Week. The conference, organized under the theme "Consequences of the New Economy," featured speaker Raymond C. Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America and St. Olafs 2005 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.
The St. Olaf Wellness Center is actively taking part in a five-day celebration of increased awareness during Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), which takes place Monday Feb. 28 through Friday Mar. 4.
Along with a new semester comes new classes, new professors and new updates from St. Olafs Information and Instructional Technologies (IIT) department. For the new semester, students can look forward to less spam, more Moodle use and the possibility for electronic grade submission.
Interhall Council (IHC) invited students to show off their rooms for a chance to win prizes this week. IHC asked all students who thought they had the best decorated or arranged room to put them to the test, or rather a panel of their residence hall council members. The deadline for entries was Feb. 20, and the judging took place the week of Feb. 21.