With elections today, candidates for Student Government Association (SGA) executive positions are putting up their last signs, addressing the student body at informational forums and hoping for the votes to swing their way. The student body, however, seems to be less aware of and less enthusiastic about the upcoming SGA election than they were in past years.
St. Olaf College's endowment has grown from $152.5 million in 2003 to $231.8 million in 2005, ranking it the 199th largest in the nation, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The 52 percent growth of St. Olafs endowment over the past three years has made it the largest of the 28 ELCA colleges and universities in America.
Last week, St. Olaf College saw the annual celebration of all things woman: V-Week. Focused around the schools fourth production of Eve Enslers "The Vagina Monologues," V-Week was a campus-wide celebration and awareness campaign that sought to raise campus consciousness on many topics, focused on ending violence against women.
St. Olaf hosted the Social Science Globalization and Social Responsibility Conference last Thursday through Saturday. Speakers at the conference included Robert Flaten 56, former ambassador to Rwanda; Kari Hartwig 85 from the Yale School of Public Health; James Vigen, director of international relations and human rights for the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs; Ash Hartwell of the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts; and Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar Frances Seymour, program director of institutions and governance at the World Resources Institute.