Letter to the Editor (3/22/13)

I found it ironic that in Kelsey Hering’s article about the laudable push towards gender-neutral housing at Gustavus, she reinforces stereotypes about both men and women. In the article’s sidebar, Hering lists one of the disadvantages of gender-neutral housing; “Men and women usually stand on the opposite sides of the spectrum in terms of cleanliness”. This single sentence sends the message that we should expect … Continue reading Letter to the Editor (3/22/13)

Calendar (3/22/13)

The Calendar Page is considered editorial. The opinions expressed herein are not the opinions of The GusTavian Weekly, but rather the ghost of James Freetly haunting his former page, meaning he is here this weekend complaining about how I ruined his page. Friday, Mar. 22 Up Your Understanding: Culpeper Language Center 4 p.m. Not to be confused with the confusion seminar, “Up Yours, Understanding.” Faculty Shop … Continue reading Calendar (3/22/13)

Campus Safety Report (3/22/13)

Tuesday, March 12 • A student in Norelius Hall was cited with underage consumption and possession of alcohol. • A student reported injuries from a fall on a campus sidewalk that occurred earlier in the day. Thursday, March 14 • A student reported to Campus Safety the theft of personal property from the Lund Center that occurred on Tuesday, March 12. Friday, March 15 • … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (3/22/13)

Retreat brings Greek Community together

A number of leaders in the campus Greek community spent the weekend of March 15-17 on a retreat at Camp Courage in Maple Lake, Minn. The retreat was planned to serve a number of purposes related to Gustavus Greek life and the campus as a whole. “The goals of the retreat were to bring the separate chapters of the Greek community together, to talk about issues … Continue reading Retreat brings Greek Community together

Habitat for Humanity values service and leadership

This Spring Break, the members of Habitat for Humanity will be volunteering their time and efforts in the construction of homes for people in need across the southern United States. This year, the locations include Maryville, Tennessee; Sumter, South Carolina; and Birmingham, Alabama. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that aims to build and repair homes for people who do not have sufficient forms … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity values service and leadership

Awards recognize civic engagement

The 2013 Civic Engagement Awards have been announced, recognizing outstanding individuals and community partners in their exemplary services to the community. The Minnesota Campus Compact’s President’s Awards for Civic Engagements give member college presidents and chancellors the opportunity to recognize leaders in college and university communities. They  acknowledged three categories of effective leadership in students or student organizations, faculty or staff stewards, and community partners. … Continue reading Awards recognize civic engagement

Gustavus Q&A is creating discussion with Day of Silence

A s a nation-wide event, students across campuses, high schools and even middle schools will partake in a day-long vow of silence  on April 19 to represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters. The Gustavus Queers & Allies (Q&A) organization will be endorsing this event and will be providing materials to encourage students to participate. “Day of Silence represents what it is to … Continue reading Gustavus Q&A is creating discussion with Day of Silence

First international internship has student traveling to China

Keenan Madson, a junior history major, has a dream of designing theme park rides.  On Feb. 14, he found out that this summer, he will get a step closer to that dream, and in doing so, he will become the first ever Gustavus student to intern in China. “I will be working in Guangzhou, China (a city in southern China about an hour south of … Continue reading First international internship has student traveling to China

Gustie of the Week: Josh Owens

Josh Owens is probably best known on campus for his athletic talent. He has been pole vaulting for eight years, most recently placing fourth at Nationals for Division III Indoor Track and Field. He has also been the MIAC champion in pole vaulting for two years. He doesn’t let his talents go to his head, though. “I’m always learning,” he said. “It’s a sport that … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Josh Owens