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ISSUE 119 VOL 10 PUBLISHED 12/2/2005

Opinions

Board of Regents isolated

The announcement of President Christopher Thomforde’s removal has been met with widespread anger from students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents – and rightfully so. Students are right to be angry about the secretive, sudden and isolated nature of the decision.

Admissions opportunity: recent hire should advance reputation

St. Olaf has just hired Jerry W. Pope to be our new director of admissions. I had no idea we were undertaking a nationwide search to fill this position, but Pope’s hiring represents a golden opportunity to catapult St. Olaf onto the national stage.

Grades inflate unfairly

Grade inflation was first documented in a Harvard study in 1894. One hundred and eleven years later, professors and students are asking: Is grade inflation an issue at St. Olaf? The answer seems to be “yes.”

Effects of hurricane linger

Nearly three months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region and New Orleans, there has been little progress made in rebuilding what is left of the destroyed area.

China trip shows hypocrisy

If nothing else, you saw the pictures of President George W. Bush attempting to escape a press conference in Beijing – only to be foiled by a locked door. I can only imagine how terrible the appearance must have been for the president to appear more inept than usual, but I suppose that is beside the point.

Fiscal prudence

While we understand the desire of SGA to spend the available funds in its budget, we think it is important to keep the future in mind as well.

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.
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