The Counterweight, the student-run conservative newspaper, has been having trouble with theft and negative student response recently. Last week, papers were stolen from the racks, costing the Counterweight over $200. While some argue that the Counterweight represents conservative students poorly, others think that the opinions it expresses should be heard.
On Friday, Dec. 1, members of the St. Olaf community gathered between the Old Main Annex and Flaten Hall to break ground on the college's new Science Complex. As a crowd gathered, the Ole Lion donned a white lab coat and handed out flowers in test tubes. Before the ceremony officially began, Registrar Mary Cisar and Professors Howard Thorsheim 63, Paul Jackson 92, David Nitz 73, Matt Richey, Charles Umbanhowar Jr. and Anne Walter took places behind the podium. Each carried a white banner emblazoned with one of "the Seven I's:" interconnected, innovative, investigative, interactive, integrity, interdisciplinary and inviting.
Manitou Cottage, most recently home to International and Off-Campus studies, will be sold due to Science Complex renovations.
The cottage, built in 1900, was home to St. Olafs President John Kildahl. As the top of Old Main Hill is reconstructed in preparation for building the multi- million dollar Science Center complex, many wondered where the cottage would go.
William Scott Jr. '75 won a gold medal at the Violin Society of America (VSA) International Violin making Competition this November. The biannual competition, held this year in Baltimore, Md., invites violin, viola, cello and bow- makers from all over the world to compete.
In the week before finals, students attending Chapel services in Boe will find Christmas celebrations from around the world and across time periods.
Beginning on Tuesday with a Norwegian Christmas celebration, chapel services included a German Advent service on Wednesday, a Russian service on Thursday and Fridays Medieval Christmas celebration.