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

Amy Lohmann, Managing Editor
March 6, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

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 »

Gretchen Morgenson talks economic crisis

Gretchen Morgenson talks economic crisis

Amy Lohmann, Managing Editor
October 28, 2013
Filed under News

While recent discussions of  the national debt have focused primarily on the government shutdown, St. Olaf students turned their attention to the 2008 financial crisis as presented by Gretchen Morgenson ’76 on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Students filled the seats of Viking Theater as Morgenson, currently... Read More »

Minn. senators discuss higher education

Amy Lohmann, Managing Editor
September 21, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, St. Olaf College students and faculty and Northfield townspeople engaged in a dialogue with the Minnesota Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee in Viking Theater. The committee, chaired by Sen. Terri Bonoff, D- Minn., who represents Minnetonka and Plymouth,... Read More »

Zootefest plans driven to extinction

Zootefest plans driven to extinction

Ashley Belisle , Amy Lohmann, Shannon Cron, and Seth Ellingson
May 2, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

After Student Government Association (SGA) leadership announced the cancellation of Lutefest last month, Max Collyard ’13 began planning a spring music festival to take its place. But plans for Zootefest, as the event was dubbed, fell through last week after the Northfield City Council told Collyard... Read More »

Low-Carbon Day celebrated

Amy Lohmann, News Editor
May 1, 2013
Filed under News

Students who lined up outside of Stav Hall on Monday, April 22, were treated to food prepared by Bon Appétit in celebration of the annual Low-Carbon Day in the Caf. The event, which coincided with Earth Day, aimed to show students how certain foods are being impacted by climate change and to give... Read More »

New spring break shuttle offers rides home

Amy Lohmann
April 2, 2013
Filed under News

As spring break approaches, students are likely dreaming about arriving at their vacation destinations. But, first they have to actually get there. For students traveling to the nearby locations of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, a convenient option has just become available this year. Director of... Read More »

Student body elects ’13-’14 leadership team

Student body elects ’13-’14 leadership team

Amy Lohmann
March 15, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

Student Government Association (SGA) general elections, held on Thursday, March 7, put a new set of student faces in power for the 2013-2014 academic year. John Schwirtz ’14 and Wendy Raymond ’14 were elected president and vice president of SGA, beating their opponents, Gina Tonn ’14 and Nick... Read More »

Lutefest canceled after nine-year run; SGA president and VP say decision was ‘all facts’

Lutefest canceled after nine-year run; SGA president and VP say decision was ‘all facts’

Ashley Belisle and Amy Lohmann
March 14, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

Citing damage to students and campus alike, the Student Government Association (SGA) president and vice president planned to announce the cancellation of St. Olaf’s annual Lutefest celebration on Thursday, March 14. The decision, executed by SGA President Catherine Haines ’13 and Vice President... Read More »

Primary elections

Amy Lohmann, News Editor
March 7, 2013
Filed under News, Showcase

With the Student Government Association (SGA) elections right around the corner, campaigns have been ramping up all over campus. Along with the usual activities candidates undertake to get their messages out to the student body, which can range from door knocking to hanging posters in Stav Hall, they... Read More »

Sexual responsibility week values diversity

Amy Lohmann, News Editor
February 23, 2013
Filed under News

With the arrival of Valentine’s Day last week, love is certainly in the air on campus. In light of the romantic atmosphere, it is fitting that the Wellness Center chose this time frame to schedule its Sexual Responsibility Week. The annual event promotes sexual responsibility for St. Olaf students... Read More »