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ISSUE 119 VOL 1 PUBLISHED 9/16/2005


Thomforde begins final year

Last summer, students received an e-mail stating that, by decision of the Board of Regents, President Christopher Thomforde would not be returning to St. Olaf after the 2005-2006 academic year.

Aiding Katrina victims: Hurricane relief efforts start at home

On Aug. 28, Clara Hemsteter ‘08 evacuated her dormitory at Loyola University in New Orleans. She left with only her laptop computer, clarinet and the clothes she was wearing.

Finances indicate promise

As the result of previous years’ planning by St. Olaf administrators and the Board of Regents, the College enjoys a bit of financial security this year. Due to reductions in the budget and other planning, the College generated more revenue than expense during the 2005 fiscal year (June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005).

Report reveals rise in ratings

The US News and World Report college rankings issue was released Aug. 19 to eager perspective students and colleges across the country. St. Olaf College jumped seven places since last year, placing 55th overall in the annual rankings of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Jacobel receives grant

St. Olaf scientists will be returning to the Antarctic after a four-year hiatus thanks to new National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. Professor of Physics Bob Jacobel and research faculty member Brian Welch spearheaded the proposal that, after receiving good reviews, was awarded $408,000 by the NSF.

Pastoral profits: STOGROW celebrates first harvest

This summer marked the successful debut of the partnership between St. Olaf Garden Research and Organic Works Farm (STOGROW) and St. Olaf meal provider Bon Appétit.

Turbine project moves forward

A glance towards the wind turbines of Carleton College might prompt students to wonder if St. Olaf is falling behind on its plans to build a wind turbine of its own.

Faculty members leave memories

St. Olaf mourned the passing of five former faculty members this summer, each of whom played a unique role in the development of both specific departments and the college as a whole.

Lightning damages Chapel

The first day of Week One greeted first years with a blackened sky and ear-splitting thunder, leaving them wondering if such foul conditions were some kind of bad omen.

Mess Poll
How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
This is news to me.
I am a senior. Thank god.
I'd feel better about it if a more adequate explanation was provided.
It's routine and expected. What gives?
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