Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway visited St. Olaf last Thursday, touring campus, listening to the St. Olaf Choir and Band and speaking to students, faculty and staff in Boe Chapel. The visit was part of a year-long celebration commemorating the centennial anniversary of Norwegian independence.
Two dumpsters were set on fire early Friday between approximately 2:45 a.m. and 3 a.m. There was a significant fire in the dumpster behind Mohn Hall, and Public Safety worked to contain the fire until the Northfield Fire Department arrived on the scene.
Rumor has it that Dean of Students Greg Kneser rented out the American Legion for all of the open days around Halloween to prevent students from having parties during the holiday weekend. This rumor is false.
St. Olaf students, staff and faculty members displayed their wares Tuesday at the Ole Artisans Bazaar. Vendors gathered in the Crossroads area of Buntrock Commons, filling about 30 tables with a variety of arts and crafts.
Karen Lebacqz, bioethicist in residence at Yale University, spoke on Thursday about the politics of land use in Holland Hall. After a brief introduction by Associate Pastor Jennifer Anderson Koenig 87, Lebacqz introduced the topic of her talk as "international justice from a theological perspective," and said that "such issues are particularly thorny."
Colorful feathers, beads and strips of fabric dazzled the crowd gathered in Buntrock Crossroads Monday to watch Native American dancer Larry Yazzie, a "Fancy Dancer" from Minneapolis. His presence marked the beginning celebrations of Native American Weeks on campus.