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SARN vigil calls attention to victims of sexual violence

SARN vigil calls attention to victims of sexual violence

Nick Bowlin, News Editor
May 15, 2014 • 1,064 views
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On Monday May 8, St. Olaf students gathered on the quad at dusk to commemorate individuals who have died as a result of sexual violence.  This event, which was held specifically in honor of LGBTQ victims of sexual assault, was organized by the Sexual Assault Resource Network and the Gender and Sexuality... Read more »

Camino de Santiago Inspires Self-Discovery: Pilgrimage focuses on journey not goal

Andrew Wilder, Photo Editor
May 15, 2014 • 1,345 views
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What is the purpose of pilgrimage? What does going on a pilgrimage tell us about our own lives? And what might the experience of pilgrimage tell us about Jesus and the Gospel of John? These are the questions Marty Stortz, Christenson Chair of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College, addressed in... Read more »

New Color Run event a success

New Color Run event a success

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014 • 1,016 views
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At noon on May 4th, 400 participants flooded the natural lands and frolicked through massive rainbow clouds of colored corn starch in the “First Annual Ole Color Run.” The run continued a theme of colorful campus events following the successful Holi Festival – a celebration of the beginning... Read more »

‘Box-Out’ triggers controversy: Habitat for Humanity cancels homelessness event

‘Box-Out’ triggers controversy: Habitat for Humanity cancels homelessness event

Rebecca Carcaterra, News Editor
May 11, 2014 • 1,131 views
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Advertisements for a Habitat for Humanity event called “Box-Out” sparked a wave of controversy last week. Students and faculty denounced the fliers’ lack of sensitivity towards homelessness as well as what seemed to be trivialization of a serious issue.  The event was cancelled following the backlash... Read more »

Palestine-Israeli Conflict Sparks Debate

Solvejg Wastvedt, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014 • 1,152 views
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Regarding the ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine, most people would use the word “conflict.” However, at a panel discussion on April 29, speakers Asil Abuassba, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology Ibtesam âl-Atiyat and Northfielders for Justice in Palestine and Israel member... Read more »

PAC event focuses on Islam in U.S.

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor
May 7, 2014 • 717 views
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A documentary about the negative portrayal of Muslims in America called “The Muslims Are Coming!” played in the Lion’s Pause on Monday, April 21.  The documentary was put on by the Political Awareness Committee (PAC) and  the Diversity Celebration Committee (DCC).  Dean Obeidallah, the documentary’s... Read more »

Language learning influences critical reflection on self

Language learning influences critical reflection on self

Rebecca Carcaterra, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014 • 1,567 views
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Language, identity and global citizenship were all on the table when prestigious speaker Virginia Scott spoke in Viking Theater on Thursday, April 24. Scott, chair of the Department of French and Italian at Vanderbilt University and a professor of French and applied linguistics, lectured about the importance... Read more »

Documentary connects chocolate, trafficking

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor
May 5, 2014 • 1,106 views
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“The Dark Side of Chocolate,” a film screened by St. Olaf Leaders Abolishing Slavery (SOLAS) on Thursday, April 24, drew attention to the negative practices involved in production and distribution of chocolate. SOLAS provided free chocolate and coffee for those who attended the short documentary... Read more »

Panel examines diversity: Faculty highlight campus demographics

Panel examines diversity: Faculty highlight campus demographics

Cynthia Zapata, Contributing Writer
May 1, 2014 • 800 views
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On Thursday, April 24, St. Olaf organizations arranged a panel for students, administrators and faculty to discuss the hot topic of race. The panel consisted of Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Kwon-Dobbs, President David Anderson ’74, Teacher Educator in Residence Maria Kelly, Vice President... Read more »

New organizations honored for leadership

Kassandra DiPietro, News Editor
April 29, 2014 • 731 views
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As the academic year finishes up, student organizations have come and gone. However, a few new groups have become increasingly prominent in the last couple years. At the Student Leadership Awards on Wednesday, April 16, these organizations and their student leaders were recognized for their contributions... Read more »