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ISSUE 118 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/15/2005


Ebert enlightens: Buddhism talk dispels misconceptions

A rural town in southeastern Minnesota is an unlikely place to find a Buddhist meditation center, but then again, Northfield is hardly an average rural town. Lisa Ebert, a practicing Buddhist and active member of the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center (NBMC), came to St. Olaf Monday to lecture on the history, practices and philosophical underpinnings of her faith.

Singles increase in price

With roomdraw quickly approaching, the Residence Life Office is preparing for hundreds of students to choose their rooms for next year. Roomdraw slips have been printed and distributed in student P.O. boxes. Special roomdraw takes place Sunday with regular roomdraw on Tuesday.

Panel discusses Abu Ghraib

Gloria MacWilliams-Brooks ’06, member of the St. Olaf chapter of Amnesty International, opened a panel discussion on torture as a political tool in Viking Theater with the question, "How seriously will other nations take issues of their human rights violations if the United States doesn’t take responsibility for its violations?"

Writer set to speak

Gretchen Morgenson ’76, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will speak at this year’s commencement ceremony Sunday, May 29 at Manitou Field.

Aspaas succeeds retiring director Scholz

After 37 years of teaching at St. Olaf, Robert "Dr. Bob" Scholz ‘61, professor of music, voice, and Viking Chorus and Chapel Choir conductor, is retiring at the end of this school year. His successor, Chris Aspaas ’95, will join the music faculty next school year.

Scholars announced

Out of the 320 prestigious Goldwater Scholarships awarded in the 2005-2006 school year, three St. Olaf students received a scholarship, which covers up to $7,500 per academic school year. Winners were chosen from a national field of 1,091 applicants based on academic merit.

Buntrock still serves as model

It has been five years since Buntrock Commons opened its doors to the St. Olaf community. Called "the model for student unions in the 21st century" by Sasaki Associates principal architect Norris Strawbridge, and also hailed as "the most attractive, most student-friendly college union in the nation," Buntrock Commons represents the physical and social crossroads of campus life.

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