St. Olaf College was inaugurated in 1877 with the construction of Old Main. High and isolated on its lonely hill, separated from the small town of Northfield by a steep and winding carriage road, the college was almost entirely self sufficient. During one hard year, the college was forced to cut down the surrounding trees for firewood because they couldnt afford to buy any.
Bassist Matt Malleys five bandmates missed him considerably on Sunday night. Perhaps the musicians, otherwise known as Counting Crows, had genuine concern for the family emergency to which Malley was committed.