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ISSUE 121 VOL 14 PUBLISHED 3/14/2008

News

Month showcases women's work

March is Women's History Month, and interested St. Olaf students will find a variety of events to attend continuing all throughout March and then on into the first week of April following spring break.

Tuition increase reflects national trend

Many students are frustrated since learning about the increased tuition costs for the 2008-09 school year. Although continuing students will only pay a $40,600 comprehensive fee, new students will pay a hefty $42,200.

Faculty tenured

The Board of Regents recently promoted 10 faculty members and granted tenure to another five at their February meeting.

Pride week raises consciousness

Last week, GLOW (Gay Lesbian or Whatever!) and the Gender and Sexuality Center hosted Pride Week, designed to highlight issues and raise awareness regarding sexual orientation.

Involvement goes global

As St. Olaf continues to examine the theme of global citizenship this semester, many programs and departments have to consider the semester's sub-theme: civic engagement. One of those programs is the Center for Experiential Learning.

Political plans discussed

As the heart of campaign season approaches and everyone turns their attention to national and state elections, the College Democrat and Republican chapters of St. Olaf are gearing up for a promising year.

Rally fights for 'Dream'

Students from high schools and colleges across the state demonstrated March 4 at the Minnesota State Capitol in support of the Dream Act, a movement to allow undocumented students in Minnesota to pay in-state tuition at Minnesota state universities and colleges.

Critic examines era of stardom

Renowned film critic and historian Jeanine Basinger paid a visit to St. Olaf on March 6 to discuss her newest book, "The Star Machine."

This Week in St. Olaf History

Despite St. Olaf's rooted Norwegian heritage and its affiliation with the Lutheran Church, St. Patrick's Day is often observed with zeal -- something justified by the "global perspective."

Forum touts microlending

This past weekend marked the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

Series honors life

Next week, the philosophy department will bring in a renowned scholar to campus to present the 28th annual Belgum Lectures.

Mess Poll
How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
This is news to me.
I am a senior. Thank god.
I'd feel better about it if a more adequate explanation was provided.
It's routine and expected. What gives?
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