As part of her book promotion tour, Norway's Princess Märtha Louise visited St. Olaf last Thursday. The Black and Gold Ballroom was filled with children, alumni, students and members of the community.
Writer and professor John Tallmadge visited St. Olaf on his way to Earth Day celebrations at Gustavus Adolphus College Tuesday. He discussed his professional and personal relationship with the environment and read from his book "The Cincinnati Arch, which details his reflections on being a naturalist in the city.
Most St. Olaf students, faculty and friends know the "big" things about President Christopher Thomforde: his height, his short time with the New York Knicks professional basketball team and his college years at Princeton and Yale Universities. When talking with Thomforde, however, one learns that many little things greatly influenced his life as well.
According to the St. Olaf website, 81 percent of St. Olaf students receive some kind of financial aid. For over 500 students, part of this financial aid comes in the form of state grants and federal Pell grants money which is seeing a reduction in legislative sessions this spring.