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Cindy Corrie shares story

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014 • 113 views
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On April 8, the words “forget the fear,” repeated from stories of children in Gaza, were repeated in Viking Theatre through a speaking event by Cindy and Craig Corrie, the founders of “The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.” Cindy and Craig encouraged students and community members... Read more »

Newt Gingrich focuses on the future: PAC speaker presents amid controversy over funding message

Newt Gingrich focuses on the future: PAC speaker presents amid controversy over funding message

Solvejg Wastvedt, Executive Editor
April 18, 2014 • 172 views
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When Newt Gingrich stepped up to the podium in Boe Chapel on Thursday, April 10, the standing-room-only audience greeted him with enthusiastic applause. “That’s a very warm welcome, and I was not quite sure,” he said. Gingrich quickly moved on from this opening comment, claiming it was not... Read more »

Julius Caesar: more than a military commander

Julius Caesar: more than a military commander

Nicholas Bowlin, Staff Writer
March 17, 2014 • 713 views
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On Thursday, March 6, St. Olaf students interested in Julius Caesar were given a fresh take on the legendary Roman general.  Christopher Krebs, a classics professor at Stanford University, gave a lecture in Viking Theater entitled “The Forgotten Intellectual: Julius Caesar with a Twist.”  The twist:... Read more »

Phi Beta Kappa speaker discusses healing

Phi Beta Kappa speaker discusses healing

Solvejg Wastvedt, Executive Editor
March 16, 2014 • 866 views
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Professor Christine Thomas, this year’s Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, spoke on March 3 and 4 about her work in religious studies and archaeology. Thomas’s set of lectures, “Ordinary Bodies and Divine Intervention: Illness and Healing in the Roman Empire,” focused on ideas of health in ancient... Read more »

Pitch Nights foster entrepreneurship

Pitch Nights foster entrepreneurship

Cathrine Meeder, Contributing Writer
March 14, 2014 • 683 views
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Ole Pitch Nights, giving fun and creative opportunities for students to hone their entrepreneurial instincts, are hosted by a student group called Ole Ventures Entrepreneurship Club (or Ole Ventures for short). The group’s mission is to bring “together leaders from the St. Olaf community to create... Read more »

Nobel Peace Prize forum achieves global reach: Dalai Lama, keynote speakers address international audience

Nobel Peace Prize forum achieves global reach: Dalai Lama, keynote speakers address international audience

Julia Pilkington, Contributing Writer
March 14, 2014 • 671 views
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On March 1 and 7-9, honored peacemakers gathered in Minneapolis with scholars and students in the only Nobel Peace Prize forum held outside of the award’s hometown in Norway. They sought to “inspire peacemaking by celebrating the work of Peace Prize winners,” as expressed on the forum’s website. ... Read more »

Trans rights speaker discusses running for Congress

Trans rights speaker discusses running for Congress

Amy Mihelich, Opinions Editor
March 10, 2014 • 195 views
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Political and human rights enthusiasts gathered in the Black Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. for a dinner presentation and discussion co-hosted by the Political Awareness Committee (PAC) and GLOW.  The dinner discussion was titled Trans* Politics, and congressional candidate Paula Overby was... Read more »

Nobel Peace Prize nominee advocates peaceful dialogue

Nobel Peace Prize nominee advocates peaceful dialogue

Kate Fridley, News Editor
March 8, 2014 • 488 views
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On Friday, Feb. 28, more than 30 students and staff gathered in Dittmann Center to see five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Steinar Bryn and to view an award-winning documentary, “Reunion: Ten Years After the War,” focusing on Bryn’s peace and reconciliation efforts. Bryn is the director of the... Read more »

Accident kills three Carleton students

Solvejg Wastvedt, Executive Editor
March 7, 2014 • 468 views
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On Friday, Feb. 28, an SUV carrying five Carleton students spun out of control on icy northbound Minnesota 3. The car went into the southbound lane, where an oncoming semi truck hit it broadside. James Adams ’15, of St. Paul, Minn.; Michael Goodgame ’15, of Westport, Conn. and Paxton Harvieux ’15,... Read more »

SGA announces spring election candidates: Ballot amendments propose changes to Senate positions

Amy Lohmann, Managing Editor
March 6, 2014 • 348 views
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As the spring semester unfolds, the annual Student Government Association (SGA) elections begin to take shape. On Sunday, March 2, the official list of candidates for various SGA positions was made public. Prospective candidates collected 50 of their peers’ signatures on a petition to put their names... Read more »