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ISSUE 120 VOL 15 PUBLISHED 3/16/2007

News

Land use evaluated

Students, faculty and community members met Wednesday with Pete Sandberg, assistant vice president of facilities, and representatives from Boldt Consulting Services to discuss the much-rumored sale of the natural lands St. Olaf owns surrounding campus.

Journalist lectures: Augustine addresses news media

Journalist Seline Augustine spoke Tuesday in Viking as the second guest speaker in a series connected to the 2006-2007 theme, global citizenship. Director of International and Off-Campus Studies Eric Lund introduced Augustine, describing the purpose of the series of talks as being to foster a global perspective. Augustine, he said, has been a journalist for 30 years and is now an editor at The Hindu, one of the major English daily newspapers in India.

Schodt talks bananas

On Thursday, March 8, members of the St. Olaf community gathered in Viking Theatre to hear Professor of Economics David Schodt give the Spring 2007 Mellby lecture. Professor Schodt’s talk was entitled “"Commodity Connections: Latin America and the United States," and it focused on one of the world’s most important commodities, the banana, and how it and the countries that produce it are viewed in the United States.

Koch, Moench receive awards

On Wednesday evening, the Great Conversation program honored not only two individual students as the Great Con Students of the Year, Christina Koch ‘'09 and Peter Moench '‘09, but all the professors and students who work to make the program a success. As director of the Great Conversation, Professor of Religion Ed Santurri began the evening by saying that individuals were being celebrated as “representatives of a greater community.”

Advocates address funding concerns for art in St. Paul

Artists and their supporters approached the halls of the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul last Thursday for Arts Advocacy Day, demanding attention from their state representatives and hoping to restore arts funding that had been cut within the past five years.

Panel, course discuss homosexuality

Religion, sexuality, community, heterosexism and boundaries are a sampling of the issues that students in Religion 396, “A Religious Discourse on Sexuality,” examined in relation to non-heterosexual relationships. Last Thursday, members of the class conducted a panel discussion open to the student body entitled “GLBT People in Religious Communities,” which coincided with Pride Week, held the week of March 4.

Hanson critiques film

March 4 marked the Discovery Channel premiere of “"Titanic”" director James Cameron'’s journey to “"The Lost Tomb of Jesus,”" which is also the title of the documentary. The film brings to light archaeological findings first made in 1980 when construction workers in Talpiot, Jerusalem, uncovered a tomb.

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