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Manitou Messenger: Rumor has it: St. Olaf has never closed its doors because of a blizzard.

Rumor has it: St. Olaf has never closed its doors because of a blizzard.

By Rumor Has It
News Editor
Friday, November 17, 2006

This rumor is false, even though students rarely see a “snow day.”

“It has only happened once in my 18 years at St. Olaf,” Dean of Students Greg Kneser said.

In April 1995, Mark Edwards’ first year as President of St. Olaf, 18 inches of snow fell overnight.

Kneser remembers seeing Edwards walking up from the President’s house the morning after the blizzard. Edwards asked if St. Olaf had ever cancelled school due to snow, and what he should do to cancel classes for the day.

Kneser called local radio stations, hung signs in residence halls and had faculty members announce the day’s cancellation to students already up and about.

If you have any rumors that you would like dispelled, please e-mail them to mess-news@stolaf.edu

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