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ISSUE 119 VOL 15 PUBLISHED 3/24/2006

News

Spring relief efforts bloom

In the next few days, over 200 students will depart on seven different St. Olaf-sponsored spring break trips. However, rather than relaxing some place sunny or hitting the ski slopes, these students have chosen to spend their breaks serving others across the country.

Rowley discusses moral dilemmas

With the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui continuing in Virginia, retired FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen Rowley discussed constructive ways to deal with moral dilemmas within the intelligence community Monday night in the Gold Ballroom.

Turbine grant approved

Due to a delay in grant approval, the wind turbine will not be installed during the 2005-2006 academic year. The grant was recently approved, however. The wind turbine and its tower have been ordered and are scheduled to be installed during the first week of July, according to Pete Sandberg, assistant vice president of facilities.

Term abroad demand high

In its mission statement, St. Olaf states its commitment to instilling its students with a global perspective and off-campus opportunities. St. Olaf College leads other private institutions in abroad education participation, and this year is no exception.

Chairs deal with grade inflation

Grade inflation has been a heavily discussed issue on campus this year. Most departments agree that grade inflation is an issue, but are dealing with it in different ways.

Nichol receives Norwegian honors

Todd Nichol ‘74, King Olav V Professor of Scandinavian-American studies, was recently awarded the rank of Officer by the Council of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit.

Lilly grant awarded

Professor of History Jim Farrell was named the 2006-2007 Lilly Vocational Scholar this past month. As part of his role as Lilly scholar, he will work on a book, write articles, continue teaching a reduced number of classes and give public lectures.

Roomdraw nears

Room draw takes place in the Sun Room of Buntrock Commons on Saturday, April 22 for special draws and Monday, April 24 for doubles. The date has changed from previous years; room draw used to be on Sunday and Tuesday, but Residence Life moved up the draw to avoid conflict with registration dates.

Rumor has it: The facilities building was once used as a crematorium

In an article entitled “Plant holds a powerful mystery” on the Facilities Building in the November 14, 2003 issue of the Manitou Messenger, a disturbing fact was divulged: “Up until 1970, it also served as the town crematory.”

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How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
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