Minnesota is the state with the highest number of Scandinavian Americans, boasting a population of about 1,603,124, according to the Stevens History Museum. This number accounts for over 30 percent of Scandinavian Americans in the U.S.A. With such a large amount of Scandinavians in our great state, it is no surprise that many of us have become accustomed to some of their holiday traditions. If … Continue reading Scandinavian Christmas traditions
We have reached the home stretch of the first semester, and with the impending rigor of finals, sometimes our bodies decide to give up early. The combination of daily stress and several overworked late-nighters (or in some cases, all-nighters) can too easily lead to illness, which certainly isn’t helped by the chilly weather outside. Once a bug begins, it’s only a matter of time before … Continue reading Prevent the spread of sickness!
I’ll be the first one to admit that I can get really lazy when it comes to cooking. It takes work, and I’m often hungry at that moment and just desperate to eat. When I entered college, that fact was reinforced by my caf account. Having that account allowed me to come in and get food whenever I wanted and it was nice to have … Continue reading Cooking: A delicious pastime
The world we live in is a large, complex thing. All actions have reactions, and some consequences are so far-reaching we might never see them coming. So how do we make choices? How do we decide what to support, what to believe, and what to protect, modify, or use? Nowadays, the decisions we make as humans have consequences we might never learn about or be … Continue reading Are ethical decisions possible?
Since early in the term, the English Department has been hard at work in its search for a new assistant professor in poetry. This grueling process of search committee meetings, application reviews, and eventually candidate evaluations will hopefully end in the hiring of a brilliant new professor. The need for this new addition stems largely from the fact that Professor Joyce Sutphen is retiring after … Continue reading English Department in search of new professor: Qualified candidates apply for Professor in Poetry and Writing
Her Campus is a website that publishes articles written by women on college campuses across the country. This publication is based out of Boston, Massachusetts. It features articles written by over 350 colleges and from thousands of women. The goal of this website is to empower women through the form of writing. Gustavus began its own chapter right here on campus. “The founders of our … Continue reading Her Campus presents “12 Days of Giveaways”: Various appealing prizes to be given in light of Christmas season
Thursday, November 30 An online report was submitted about gender identity based bias in a classroom discussion and referenced prior gender and race based bias. Campus Safety responded to Schaefer Fine Arts – Art to take a report of an employee receiving an unwanted communication from a former Gustavus student. Collegiate Fellows responded to a candle policy violation in Norelius Hall Saturday, December 2 Campus … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (12/08/17)
Be The Match has teamed up with Love Your Melon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society to hold a Swab Drive at Gustavus earlier this week. The purpose of the event was to find a match for someone suffering from blood cancer or another disease. “The purpose of the Swab drive is to increase the registry for people to get bone marrow … Continue reading Student orgs team up for Swab Drive
On November 27, 2017, President Rebecca M. Bergman announced that a new and expanded career development program would launch at Gustavus Adolphus College due to a very generous and anonymous $25 million grant. Not only will the grant help provide an exceptional career development center, but it will also provide substantial funding for scholarships, financial aid, and capital projects at Gustavus. The generous gift is … Continue reading Career Development receives $25 million gift
The end of the semester is quickly approaching, but before students can enjoy the break there are finals that demand to be taken. For many students, finals mean late nights of studying, finishing projects and added stress. Self care and sleep can is often put aside to focus on studying. To help alleviate some general worries about finals, here are a few tips from students … Continue reading Finals Survival Guide