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ISSUE 121 VOL 16 PUBLISHED 4/11/2008

News

Asian cultures honored

St. Olaf students are getting a taste of life on the opposite side of the globe as Asia Weeks brings Asian culture and social issues to the forefront in a two and a half week celebration.

Mayor presents

Noticing a bit more blue around campus than usual? This week marks the College Democrat's "Blue Week," dedicated to promoting awareness about their party and the upcoming election.

Homelessness probed

Nine St. Olaf students participated in a Center for Experiential Learning-sponsored homeless immersion experience called "A Day in the Life." The program is facilitated by St. Steven's Human Services in Minneapolis and is open to the public as a way to learn about the realities of homelessness.

New 'Con' programs proposed

Ten years ago, St. Olaf was one of the first academic institutions in the nation to offer a learning community centered around the study of Asian cultures and language. The new Asian Conversation will debut next fall with a class of 24 students, across all major disciplines.

Relief trips serve

Rather than heading home and spending Easter with their families, 150 St. Olaf students chose to devote their break to volunteering and rebuilding homes for families in need.

Support vocalized

At last week's student senate meeting, a resolution voicing support of Iranian Baha'i Students was passed.

Commerce examined

The future of the Minnesota economy was the hot topic Tuesday night as the St. Olaf Political Action Committee hosted a dinner with Vice President of Public Affairs and Business Development for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Bill Blazar.

Research and design investment touted

Monday night was marked by a visit from professor Fraumeni, associate dean for research of the Muskie School and research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass.

Scholarly access considered

From Apr. 14-16, St. Olaf, Carleton and Macalester will be visited by Gavin Baker, a representative of SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

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