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Sexual assault gets needed attention: SGA Town Hall meeting raises community response

Sexual assault gets needed attention: SGA Town Hall meeting raises community response

Abby Grosse, Managing Editor
November 21, 2014 • 251 views
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No e-mails carry as much weight as those from Fred C. Behr. So far in the 2014-2015 school year, students have seen an unnerving rise in messages tagged “Crime Alert.” As of Nov. 7, there have already been five reports of sexual assault – as many as there were in the entire 2013-2014... Read more »

Movember: facial hair for a worthy cause

Movember: facial hair for a worthy cause

Cole Hatzky, Contributing Writer
November 21, 2014 • 216 views
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Members of the St. Olaf community may have noticed an increase in the number of campus mustaches over the past few weeks. Movember is here once again, the time of year when the world rejoices in the growing of mustaches and other facial hair escapades. ... Read more »

Panel discusses global epidemic of environmental racism

Panel discusses global epidemic of environmental racism

Scott Johnson, Contributing Writer
November 19, 2014 • 157 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Although the topic of environmental racism may be unfamiliar to most St. Olaf students, it is an important topic that warrants discussion. On Nov. 6, a panel was held in the Gold Ballroom to inform students on the topic. The panel was composed of Professor of Political Science Anthony Pahnke, Professor... Read more »

Caf Fast raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
November 17, 2014 • 298 views
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On Thursday, Nov. 6, hundreds of St. Olaf students participated in a community tradition that occurs once per semester: the Caf Fast. The Caf Fast requires that on one designated day, some students pledge not to swipe in to Stav Hall with their Ole Cards for lunch. The money that would have otherwise... Read more »

Agnes a cappella rocks the Pause

Agnes a cappella rocks the Pause

November 16, 2014 • 172 views
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 On Friday, Nov. 7, Agnes took the stage for its annual fall concert in the Pause. Highlights of the performance included a variety of pop songs and a rap solo by Rachel Rongstad ’15, who joined Agnes on stage for just one song. Left: Maria Coyne ’15 belts out a solo as the... Read more »

Festival celebrates study of classical languages

November 15, 2014 • 253 views
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On Wednesday, Nov. 5, hundreds of high school students arrived on campus from all over Minnesota to attend the Classics Fest, a joint effort between St. Olaf and Carleton’s classics departments. This was the first such event since 1993, when only 200 students participated. This year, the attendance... Read more »

Election Day reveals low voter turnout

Election Day reveals low voter turnout

Emma Whitford, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2014 • 258 views
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Nov. 4 was clearly a special day on campus. Just steps from the Buntrock doors, sidewalk chalk asked, “Have you voted today?” Some students wandered around campus attempting to persuade their peers to cast ballots, and others proudly sported their “I voted” and “I voted absentee” stickers.... Read more »

Campus tech gets Big Data boost

Campus tech gets Big Data boost

Omar Shehata, Contributing Writer
November 12, 2014 • 2,629 views
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A new grant will allow researchers at St. Olaf to move data around at “Big Data” speeds. The digital revolution has swept the globe and brought with it the Age of Information, where data is more valuable than gold. The $327,640... Read more »

Bon Appétit awards grant to local farm

Ashley Belisle, Executive Editor
November 9, 2014 • 464 views
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On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Bon Appétit hosted Eat Local Challenge Day, not only in Stav Hall but also all around the country. Eat Local Challenge Day stemmed Bon Appétit’s Farm to Fork initiative, which aims to “purchase seasonal ingredients from small, owner-operated... Read more »

Ole Biz fosters connections: Future businesspeople learn from the best

Ole Biz fosters connections: Future businesspeople learn from the best

Claire Belisle, Contributing Writer
November 8, 2014 • 546 views
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On Tuesday, Oct. 28, over 100 eager St. Olaf students clad in their best suits, ties, skirts and blazers rode two full buses down to the Minneapolis Club for the third annual Ole Biz networking event. According to the Piper Center,... Read more »