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ISSUE 121 VOL 19 PUBLISHED 5/2/2008


All-night relay succeeds

The weather did little to damper the spirits of those who had planned to gather Friday night for the American Cancer Society's 2008 Relay for Life. The event that was originally planned to take place on Manitou Field Track was simply moved into the Tostrud gym.

Redskins call Gant

Last week, Horace Gant '08 received an offer that is unprecedented for a St. Olaf athlete: an opportunity to go pro as a free agent for the Washington Redskins. The Redskins' wide receiver coach Stan Hixon called Gant on Sunday to offer him a three-year contract.

Viva celebrates culture

Beginning on April 22, St. Olaf students groups ¡Presente!, Diversity Celebrations Committee (DCC), and Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach (MACO), have collaborated to sponsor Viva La Raza: La Union Hace La Fuerza, a series of events over two weeks that celebrate Latin culture.

Superdelegate elucidates voting process

On Tuesday, the Political Awareness Committee brought political strategist and superdelegate Donna Brazile to campus as the capstone speaker in the 07-08 speaker series. Hosted in the Pause, there was a solid attendance.

Lecture touts research

Investment in agricultural research was the focus Monday afternoon as Phil Pardey, professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, visited interested students and professors in Holland Hall.

McBride examines biofuel efficiency

Meeting America's current and upcoming energy challenges through the use of sustainable biofuels was discussed Tuesday evening in the Science Center by St. Olaf graduate and research scientist John McBride '01.

Center for Victims of Torture presents

Last week, the Political Awareness Committee hosted a representative from the Center for Victims of Torture. Jack Rice from CVT spoke about the center and its role in dealing with torture victims.

This week in St. Olaf history

From 1985-1992, NBC's "Golden Girls" featured Rose Nylund, a small-town Midwestern woman from a town called St. Olaf. Betty White portrayed Rose as a naïve Scandinavian who just believed that "life [was] a musical comedy." White's character developed when the college public relations staff agreed for Golden Girls writers to use St. Olaf's name as Rose's hometown.

Honors awarded

Student leaders gathered in the Sun and Gold Ballroom to receive honors at the annual Student Leadership Recognition Awards, held on April 30.

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