The St. Olaf campus was plagued by a string of six burglaries in an approximately 24-hour period between Friday and Saturday. Unlocked rooms in Ellingson, Mohn, Thorson, Hilleboe Halls and Larson Hall reported missing electronics, and in two Larson cases in Larson, a purse.
The sign above the door during the celebration this past Saturday in the Pause read "Happy Hmong New Year". St. Olaf and Carleton College students, faculty, family members, and friends celebrated the New Year with traditional Hmong food, music, games, and cultural performances in a four-hour event that was free to the public.
Nearly 50 students filled the seats, ledges, and parts of the floor of Buntrock 144 Tuesday to hear Professor of Philosophy Charles Taliaferro, host of the years sixth Political awareness Committee (PAC) dinner, speak on the topic "Be Nice."
This past Friday evening Executive Director of Redefining Progress, Michel Gelobter, presented his perspective on the economic progress of the U.S. Redefining Progress is a "non-partisan public policy institute focused on the intersection between economics, social equity, and the environment." This institute provides information and statistics for the public that allows them to look at financial situations in communities, cities, states and nation wide from a different perspective.
One of the newest sustainability efforts on campus aims to reform one of students most important possessions: the computer. Paper and energy consumption related to our computers runs very high. St. Olaf uses "enough [paper] to paper over 400 acres of the Earths surface," says the Black & Gold & Green website.
Adolph Grafmuller owned and operated a brewery behind Ellingson Hall and on the north side of Thorson Hill until 1887, when he sold the land and brewery to Herman Wenner for $9,000. Wenner owned and operated the Herman Wenner Brewery on his private property until 1919.
Fathers and daughters gathered to celebrate their relationships Sunday at the Father/Daughter Brunch. The brunch was among a number of banquets held throughout the year in order to foster strong relationships between Oles and their parents.
The Office of Community Life and Diversity, along with the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, has developed the Campus Climate Survey in order to gauge the opinion of the St. Olaf community on diversity and the college mission.