The latest proposal for the allocation of Student Government Association (SGA) surplus funds involves bringing local and national newspapers to campus as a part of the USA Today Collegiate Readership Program. Set forth by SGA Vice President Janine Wetzel '05 last Thursday, the $5,000 proposal aims to "burst the bubble" which students often say surrounds life on the Hill.
The Wellness Center staff has focused efforts to reach students about a possible tobacco tax trade-off sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and has started an on-campus petition in favor of the tax during this week's Tobacco Awareness Campaign.
The St. Olaf Financial Aid Office issued an e-mail informing students that people posing as employees from loan service companies were trying to solicit personal information over the phone. These phony loan services offer students scholarships in exchange for an address, a phone number and personal bank account information.
Last Thursday, students gathered in Science Center 280 to hear two young Israeli men, Shimri Zameret and Noam Bahat, speak on behalf of the Israeli Refuser Movement. The Peace and Justice Resource Network hosted the event.
St. Olaf College will have a new vice president and dean of enrollment when students arrive back on campus from Thanksgiving break. After a nationwide search in collaboration with the talent company Wickenden Associates, St. Olaf chose Michael Kyle from nearly 100 applicants at the end of October.
St. Olaf Professor of mathematics Paul Humke presented his work "A Voyager from the Fourth Dimension" on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Viking Theater. Humke's lecture marked the first of two annual faculty presentations in the Carl Mellby Memorial Lecture Series, which honors Mellby, a St. Olaf professor and administrator from 1901-1949.