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ISSUE 119 VOL 19 PUBLISHED 5/5/2006

News

Proposal amended, passed

After a lengthy discussion at last week's Senate meeting, St. Olaf Senate amended both Reconciling in Christ (RIC) proposals and passed them.

Islam explored

The St. Olaf Muslim Students Association (MSA) sponsored the second annual Islamic Conference Saturday. The theme of this year's conference was "Toward Understanding Islam and Muslims."

Relay for Life ready for fundraising marathon

St. Olaf students and Northfield community members are invited to participate in Relay For Life, an event that honors cancer survivors, increases cancer awareness and raises funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The opening ceremony begins on Manitou Field at 5 p.m., and all are welcome.

Fulbrights announced

Four St. Olaf seniors have been named Fulbright Scholars, receiving grants to study abroad for the 2006-2007 school year. One alumnus was also given the grant, and one senior has been named an alternate for the award.

Interest declines

International students are an essential part of the St. Olaf community, for they represent "global perspective" expressed in St. Olaf’s mission statement. However, in the past few years the number of International students studying on this campus has dropped, despite recruiting efforts.

Thomforde looks ahead to graduation, Moravian

The future holds many different things for President Christopher Thomforde, including graduation preparations and end-of-the-year celebrations with the leaders of the senior giving campaign and Fulbright scholars. Thomforde will then pack and prepare for his move to Bethlehem, Penn., where he will assume the presidency at Moravian College on Aug. 1.

Borza reveals 'true' Alexander

St. Olaf students and faculty gathered in Holland Hall, Room 501, Thursday, April 27 to learn the true history of Alexander the Great, as well as why the movies about his “dynamic” and “exciting” historical epics are failures.

Women bond at banquets

Last Saturday and Sunday, many women dressed in their spring-best and traipsed over to Black and Gold Ballroom in Buntrock Commons for the Mother/Daughter Banquets, organized by Student Government Association Banquet Coordinator, Kristin Anderson '06. It seemed rain could not keep away the mother-daughter bonding that commenced as the women sat down for a banquet to reconnect.

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