Men’s tennis back on track in MIAC

The Gustie men clinch the regular season title, look forward to post-season After a tough stretch of games on the road, the Gustavus men’s tennis team now know there’s no place like home, as they handily won five straight duals, three of which were MIAC conference rivals. In the MIAC, the Gustavus men defeated Carlton on Sat. April 21, 2012, and then dropped St. Thomas … Continue reading Men’s tennis back on track in MIAC

Campus Safety Report (05/04/12)

Monday, April 23 •  Campus Safety responded to a property damage report in the Walker House. •  A Physical Plant employee reported the theft of college property. •  A student reported the theft of her unlocked bicycle from the bike rack at Pittman Hall. •  Campus Safety investigated the theft of an unlocked bicycle. The bicycle was recovered with damage.   Tuesday, April 24 •  … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (05/04/12)

Gustavus meal plans: questions, answers and context

College students nationwide often question the ethics sur- rounding student meal plans. With a plan that does not carry over unused funds to the next semester, Gustavus is no exception. Students ask: Where does my money go? Why are groceries so expensive? Am I wasting my money? Director of Dining Services Steve Kjellgren wants to make sure that those questions don’t go unanswered. Where does … Continue reading Gustavus meal plans: questions, answers and context

Complex financial realities…

continue to shape Gustavus tuition. While 90 percent of Gustavus students receive some type of financial aid, Gustavus tuition for the 2010-11 academic year was still 42,285 dollars and has only increased since. Many students know that only a handful of students pay this full sticker price due to funds from donors endowments, the FAFSA, and outside scholarships. (See Freedom From Tuition Day on page … Continue reading Complex financial realities…

Campus Safety Report (04/27/12)

Monday, April 16 •  An employee reported a theft of College property from the Jackson Campus Center.   Thursday, April 19 • A student reported laundry items stolen from Complex laundry rooms.   Sunday, April 22 •  A student reported suspicious activity on College Grounds to Campus Safety. •  Three students in Norelius Hall were cited for underage consumption and one student was cited for … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (04/27/12)

Gustavus recognizes Freedom from Tuition Day

With the end of the semester rapidly approaching, many students don’t realize that the last 48 days spent on campus are symbollically tuition-free. Because there is a gap between the the cost of operation of Gustavus and the income made from tuition, this last section of the school year runs free for students thanks to donations. According to Administrator William Johnson, Freedom From Tuition is … Continue reading Gustavus recognizes Freedom from Tuition Day

The kitchens in on-campus apartments are one of the reasons certain rooms require surcharges. Ambyr Pruitt.

Residential Life addresses surcharges

Between April 17 and April 22, Gustavus students who will not be living off-campus next year went through the new Room Draw process and found that many of their on-campus housing options had an added fee. While a number of on-campus options are available to students for a flat fee of 5,600 dollars, certain on-campus options including apartments, houses, townhomes, suites and reduced-occupancy rooms require … Continue reading Residential Life addresses surcharges

MAYDAY! Conference…

celebrates Multicultural Sweden The MAYDAY! Committee worked in conjnction with the Scandinavian Studies Department for this year’s 32nd MAYDAY! Conference: Multicultural Sweden. The conference will discuss a broad range of issues taking place in contemporary Sweden. “This topic raises many important questions about integration, the kind of society we will come to have and where groups will learn to fit together in this country,” Professor … Continue reading MAYDAY! Conference…

Government regulations cause change in insurance policy

With changes to health plan regulations and the Affordable Care Act by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the supplemental insurance policy that has been offered to students will no longer be available as of next year. The supplemental insurance plan, which costs students 250 dollars per year, was used by about 18 percent of Gustavus students this year. The plan is mainly … Continue reading Government regulations cause change in insurance policy

Gustie of the Week: Jessye Flannery

Going above and beyond in all she does. As Finance Chair on Student Senate, Jessye Flannery brings a positive attitude and personality to the position. The unique spelling of her name is one feature of this remarkable woman. “My mom wanted my name to be unique,” she said. “The spelling ‘Jessye’ comes from the opera singer Jessye Norman. My mom saw her interviewed on TV … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Jessye Flannery