Campus tastes and celebrates different cultures at Fast-a-Thon event

Gustavus held its Fast-a-Thon on Thursday, Feb. 20, an event that has been happening since 2013. The Multifaith Leadership Council (MLC) and Muslim Students Association (MSA). “[We] decided to work on this program together. Both groups belong to the Diversity Leadership Council (DLC), which encourages partnering with other student organizations,” Interfaith Program Coordinator and Professor Marian Broida said. “[The Fast-a-Thon] aimed to introduce a platform … Continue reading Campus tastes and celebrates different cultures at Fast-a-Thon event

Campus Safety Report (2/28/2020)

Monday, February 17th A Gustavus employee reported the loss of a campus key. A student reported possibly being drugged while at an off-campus gathering. Campus Safety was contacted in regards to a mental health concern. Campus Safety performed a welfare check on a student of concern. Campus Safety responded to Non-GAC criminal damage to a vehicle in the Lund parking lot. Tuesday, February 18th Campus … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (2/28/2020)

Climate talk continues at Gustavus: University of Maine professor brings book-based lecture to campus

University of Maine Professor Paul Mayewski visited campus February 26, to present a lecture titled “Journey into Climate.” Dr. Mayewski is an acclaimed glaciologist, climate scientist and explorer, as well as the Director of the Climate Change Institute and a Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences as well as several other departments at the University of Maine. According the University of Maine … Continue reading Climate talk continues at Gustavus: University of Maine professor brings book-based lecture to campus

Sports to stats: Dennis Lock lectures on campus: NFL statistician brings Gustavus insight into the world of football

Last week, Gustavus students had the opportunity to hear a statistician talk about their work. However, Dennis Lock is no ordinary statistician. Lock works for the NFL as the Director of Football Research and Strategy for the Buffalo Bills. His talk gave students the opportunity to learn more about a real life application of their studies. Seminars such as this one are offered regularly by … Continue reading Sports to stats: Dennis Lock lectures on campus: NFL statistician brings Gustavus insight into the world of football

Demolishing the political boys’ club

With the Minnesota Presidential Primary coming up on Tuesday, March 3, I’m sure that the election is weighing heavy on your minds. Or, that’s what my political science major mind wants to tell myself. In my perfect world, we would all be very interested in elections and politics, and we would all vote in every single election. But that’s just not the reality of the … Continue reading Demolishing the political boys’ club

Tolerating the intolerance

In the year 2020, dietary restrictions have become something that many of us have learned to recognize and respect in our communities. People need to be able to take care of their bodies, and a big part of that is through what they eat. Some dietary restrictions are not optional such as those that are due to allergies or specific digestive conditions. However, some dietary … Continue reading Tolerating the intolerance

The real value of the real world

It’s only the third week of school, and I’ve only been on campus for about a week. And I plan on missing several more days later this semester. I don’t usually miss this much school, but this semester I’ve been given a lot of great opportunities that I couldn’t pass up; these opportunities have included attending a conference, advocating for issues that I care about, … Continue reading The real value of the real world

Introverts are tired of being misunderstood

It is my belief that introversion as a personality trait is deeply misunderstood, especially by extroverts. Introversion is not the same as shyness. Introversion does not mean that one doesn’t like to talk to people; many introverts love conversation. We just interact with the world and its energies differently than extroverts. Introverts tend to get their energy from being alone. I personally feel the most … Continue reading Introverts are tired of being misunderstood

Junior Taylor Rooney competes in the 60 meter hurdles at the Mankato State University Invite. Rooney also recently competed at the USATF Indoor Championship meet

Track and Field competes at Mankato: Rooney competes at USATF Indoor Championships

After competing with a split squad at SDSU and Carleton the weekend of February 15, the Gustavus Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed in Mankato this past weekend in their last meet before the MIAC Indoor Championships. While one group stayed closer to home and competed at Carleton, a number of Gusties traveled to Brookings, SD to compete at the South Dakota State … Continue reading Track and Field competes at Mankato: Rooney competes at USATF Indoor Championships