RE: CAB Cash

I am writing on the subject of the graphs in the Weekly’s April 30, 2012 edition (“Complex financial realities continue to shape Gustavus tuition” and “CAB and Senate share finance distributions”). –The graph on the front page of the Weekly depicting Gustavus’ budget does not allow side by side comparison of the expenses and revenues, as the size of the pies are equal, which is … Continue reading RE: CAB Cash

Workshop Architects present possible Dive renovation designs

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, Workshop Architects Inc., brought their first drafts of possible Dive renovation plans to campus seeking student input. “A few weeks ago, they came to Gustavus and ran through several brainstorming activities with the Dive committee and several other students with interest in the project. Last Thursday, they were back with three different conceptual designs for the Dive,” Junior David Buckley, … Continue reading Workshop Architects present possible Dive renovation designs

Alpha Sigma Tau recognized at Gustavus

Gustavus women interested in Greek life have a new option on campus. The national sorority Alpha Sigma Tau is in the process of colonizing and is set to become an official sorority next fall. There are approximately thirty women already on-board. The new sorority’s formation is rooted in the ambitions of Sophomores Jenni Harms and Sarah Larson. Harms and Larson both hoped to join an … Continue reading Alpha Sigma Tau recognized at Gustavus

Library books inspire floral creations

The black and white pages of the library’s books are going to be livened up with some colorful floral decorations this weekend in the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Books in Bloom is a fund-raising event for the library led by the Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) in which local floral shops make arrangements to be displayed with thirty books and two movies. A sampling of the … Continue reading Library books inspire floral creations

Matt Rasmussen receives Walt Whitman Award

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Matt Rasmussen (’98), has been chosen by poet Jane Hirshfield as the recipient of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award, presented by the Academy of American Poets. The Walt Whitman Award “was established in 1975 to encourage the work of emerging poets and to enable the publication of a poet’s first book,” according to This award publishes a first collection … Continue reading Matt Rasmussen receives Walt Whitman Award

Calendar (05/11/12)

* The Calendar Page is considered editorial. The opinions expressed herein are not the opinions of The GusTavian Weekly, but are in fact a list of all the things you really ought to do in your four years at Gustavus. Like build a fort in the arb, sacrifice a goat, open a bazaar in the campus center and trick-or-treat at Ohle’s. Friday, May 11 Free … Continue reading Calendar (05/11/12)

Gustie of the Week: Matthew Swenson

Empowering men to have healthy relationships and friends to rely on. Matthew Swenson, co- president of M-Pact, strives to create gender equality and healthy communication between both men and women to expel stereotypes about men. His role in the group has allowed him to strengthen and deepen the work of M-Pact. “It will succeed and flourish with the care Matthew brings to it,” Director of … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Matthew Swenson

Summer of training

With summer just around the corner, many fall athletes and coaches are beginning to prepare themselves for three months of summer training. To get our fall teams geared up for the competition, coaches such as Dale Bahr (cross country) are creating training schedules for their athletes. “We give our athletes a summer mileage progression and they get to determine what they will be doing for … Continue reading Summer of training