Dean of Students Greg Kneser alerted the St. Olaf community of a possible norovirus scare Thursday evening after approximately 10 students became ill with severe internal distress in the early afternoon. While the source of the virus is not, and may not ever be, determined, Kneser and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials are confident that Bon Appétit was not the source of the virus.
St. Olaf Political Awareness Committee (PAC) hosted Robert Baer, an ex-CIA operative who spent over 20 years working in intelligence and whose story inspired George Clooney's Oscar-winning film "Syriana" for their fall speaker Wednesday evening in the Pause.
Last Thursday, Nov. 9, the Danish flag joined the Norwegian colors and the stars and stripes above St. Olaf College in celebration of a mini-convocation commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Howard V. and Edna H. Hong Kierkegaard Library, which featured as its guest speaker Danish Ambassador to the United States the Honorable Friis Arne Petersen.
Fulbright scholarship applicants had an opportunity to share their project proposals with the larger St. Olaf community last Thursday afternoon in an informal gathering in Buntrock Crossroads. Over 20 applicants created posters and talked with faculty, alumni, staff and students, informing them about the Fulbright process and the issues their individual projects raised.
For the first time, Karibu and the Diversity Celebrations Committee are sponsoring Africa Week from Monday until Sunday. The theme this year is "Africas Riches," which organizers hope will take the focus away from the negative facts people hear about Africa and refocus on the positive aspects.