Government grant programs make it easier for students to afford college. The Minnesota State Grant program helps more than 80,000 students across Minnesota, including many Gusties, to receive financial assistance to pay for college. On March 5, students from Gustavus will join students from Hamline University and St. Mary’s University to engage legislators and learn about advocacy in a trip the state capitol in St. … Continue reading Day at the Capitol: students take action
What do we want Gustavus to be? This is the main question Commission Gustavus 150 is aiming to answer. When President Jack Ohle announced the initiative this past fall, he did so with the goal of developing steps to implement the college’s strategic plan and to celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2012. Eight taskforces were created to meet and submit recommendations to the Board of Trustees … Continue reading Putting ideas into action: an update on Gustavus Commission 150
This weekend, Gustavus’ Men’s Hockey team will play their final series of the regular season against Hamline, having already clinched a playoff spot with realistic hopes of finishing in MIAC’s second place. Integral in his team’s successes this season, Junior David Martinson has excelled both on and off of the ice for the Gusties, majoring in accounting while being the conference’s most prolific scorer. A … Continue reading Gustie finds on-ice success after a unique journey to the hill
On the western coast of Great Britain, bordered by England on its east side and the Irish Sea on the west, lies the principality of Wales. Originally one of the Celtic nations, the Welsh people and their descendants retain a strong sense of national pride for their rich heritage. On Friday, Feb. 27 in Christ Chapel, students will have the opportunity to experience an important … Continue reading 36th Annual St. David’s Day observance to be held at Gustavus
Walking into the Market Place on any given day, most students expect to find shelves stocked with snacks, beverages flowing from machines and hot meals ready to be scooped onto plates. When the soup runs out, another pot quickly replaces it, and students continue with their daily routine of classes, activities and eventually, more eating. What journey brings the food we consume to our plates? … Continue reading New Kids on the Farm. New Farm on the Block.
As of 10:00 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2009, 100,817 names were listed as awaiting a new organ, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s (OPTN) website. To put this growing number into perspective, The Saturday Evening Post of Dec. 1989 reported that at that time, the wait list was at 17,000 individuals. That is a 590 percent increase in the past twenty years. OK, … Continue reading Organ donation
The left hates him, moderates don’t like him and the right is disappointed in him: former President George W. Bush spent the past eight years doing the toughest job on Earth, but I have a sneaking suspicion his mailbox isn’t stuffed full of “Thank You” cards. If I were him, leaving the White House as celebrities, politicians and millions of citizens from around the country … Continue reading Thank you, Mr. President.
St. Thomas may be the best in class on the hardwood, but its their classless fans that spark the most controversy As I entered the forum for Saturday’s game against St. Thomas, I heard an eruptive crowd: it was a college basketball game on a Saturday. But what I found most interesting were the fans. In high school, I was voted the person with the … Continue reading Unsportsmanlike Spectating
With strong performances expected from both the men and women, Gustavus hopes to end the season atop the conference, together, for the second year in a row Head Swimming and Diving coach Jon Carlson’s 19th season at the helm of Gustavus aquatics has been one unraveling in a somewhat different fashion than the team’s recent history would indicate. This weekend, the Gusties head to the … Continue reading Host Gusties hope to make a splash in the upcoming MIAC Championships