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ISSUE 118 VOL 2 PUBLISHED 9/24/2004

News

SGA finds budget surplus

Despite careful planning and budget cuts at the end of last term, the Student Government Association (SGA) found a surplus of funds in their account totalling at least $100,000.

Viruses clog helpdesk

The Information and Instructional Technologies (IIT) helpdesk is swamped this year because increased enforcement of networking policies has disconnected numerous students from their access to the campus network and the Internet.

Bridging libraries: Joint catalogue solves search delays

In an effort to increase the academic resources available to students and staff at St. Olaf and Carleton, the two colleges recently merged their separate library catalogues to form a new, joint catalogue called the Bridge.

Transit runs town shuttle

To accomodate students without vehicles on campus, St. Olaf College provides transportation services, giving them the opportunity to venture into Northfield when they so desire. This past summer, St. Olaf and Carleton decided to update the previous transportation system with a more effective "Dial-A-Ride" program.

President talks leadership

President Christopher Thomforde spoke Tuesday, Sept. 21, on the qualities which make a leader, the types of leaders he sees, and his own personal experiences as a leader.

Science Center plans move forward

St. Olaf students and alumni can still look forward to seeing a new building grace campus grounds. Last spring, plans for a new science center were announced. Now, the vision of a group of science and math faculty is becoming reality as the college continues its fundraising campaign.

Elections determine hall leaders: Candidates get involved to make an impact on Council

Hall Council elections allow students to get involved in the smaller-scale governments of their residence halls.

Moodle: A new connection

When students and faculty returned this year, they found a new quick link called Moodle on the St. Olaf homepage. Moodle is a new course management server installed for St. Olaf this summer. Its customizable features include a calendar, a syllabus page, news, photos of each class enrolled students, forums, grade book and even online quizzes. Each class offered at St. Olaf has a Moodle page of its own that can be customized with class material.

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