Billed as potential new U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Judge Michael McConnell spoke Tuesday evening on "Politics and the Judiciary Confirmation Wars" at the Political Awareness Committee dinner in the Valhalla dining room. McConnell, a current appellate court justice, has recently been the subject of New York Times and USA Today articles speculating who President Bush could nominate to the Supreme Court bench.
Shakespeare, sonnets and scholasticism abounded at St. Olaf last weekend, thanks to the 4th annual Shakespeare Colloquium. Students from five different colleges gathered at St. Olaf to share academic papers, attend workshops, watch a play put on by the Smaller Shakespeare Company and talk with each other about the Bard himself.
St. Olaf students and Northfield residents alike will soon be able to enjoy the specialty coffee drinks of Caribou Coffee, the second largest specialty coffee company in the country. Caribou Coffee will open a new store in Northfield on March 12.
The Student Senate passed a motion Thursday, Feb. 24 to extend the USA Today College Readership Program to run through spring semester. The Senate decided to spend $10,000 of the remaining budget surplus monies, discovered earlier this fall, to pay for the program after its trial period ends on March 9.