This week, Bon Appétit switched their milk provider from Kemps to a company called deja moo. Deja moo, based in Bismarck, N.D., purchases milk from a group of local farmers who all ascribe to humane treatment of their animals. This means that the milk contains no growth hormones, no antibiotics, and comes from a herd no larger than 200 cows.
St. Olaf Students received word Monday that the body of Nic Harter '06 had been found. Harter went missing in a scuba diving accident last November. After three long months of waiting and wondering, students, faculty and the Harter family can finally find closure.
After a brief delay, plans are back in motion for the construction of a wind turbine at St. Olaf.
The turbine, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund, was to be completed this spring. However, due to complications in the grant process, St. Olaf will not be seeing the turbine until this time next year.
When Sarah Weddington was a student at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas in the 1960s, she was forced to play half-court basketball. At that time, women were believed to be too fragile to capably run the full length of the court. Indeed, to dribble the ball more than twice because of the physical demands it required was condemnable enough to warrant a traveling call.
Students and faculty filled Viking Theater Tuesday to discuss a professor's rights in the classroom. This forum, hosted by the Intellectual Diversity Task Force, featured William Gorton, assistant professor of political science, and Paul Zorn, chair of the mathematics department and professor of mathematics.
The results of the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), released by the St. Olaf administration Feb. 28, show a generally healthy student body at St. Olaf overall, but also hold a few surprises.
This past month, St. Olaf made several announcements concerning new faculty appointments. John Barbour, professor of religion, was named the new Martin E. Marty Chair in Religion and the Academy. DeAne Lagerquist, professor of religion, will serve the college as the new Lilly Vocational Scholar, while Mary Titus, associate professor of English, will assume the role of head of the Center for Integrative Studies.
On March 1, St. Olaf joined the group of hundreds of colleges and universities around the country that are members of thefacebook.com. Since then, the online college directory has taken the campus by storm.
In his proposed 2006 budget, released Feb. 7, President George W. Bush recommended that the TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS), TRiO Upward Bound and GEAR UP programs be eliminated from federal funding. The funding would then be used for the No Child Left Behind Federal education plan.