Gusties stay informed about the Derek Chauvin Trial

Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer The Derek Chauvin trial began on Monday, March 29, and is the first fully televised court case trial in Minnesota’s history. The case has been actively followed by global audiences and media, and has been explored in depth at Gustavus. Last year, the Student Life Division at Gustavus began the Great Challenges Initiative, which focuses on a current great challenge and … Continue reading Gusties stay informed about the Derek Chauvin Trial

Campus Safety Report (4/16/2021)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Campus Safety took a report of a non-GAC vehicle damage. Campus Safety responded to an active fire in Arbor View Apartments. Thursday, April 8, 2021 Campus Safety did a welfare check on a student in Pittman Hall. Campus Safety was called for a medical assist in Rundstrom Hall. Saturday, April 10, 2021 Campus Safety responded to a non-GAC vehicle accident in … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (4/16/2021)

COVID-19 Report (4/16/2021)

Gustavus On-Campus Update As of April 5, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 290 Current Positive Student Cases: 12 Current Positive Employee Cases: 0 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 30 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 14 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 4 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus while … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (4/16/2021)

Big Hill Farm helps grow crops and nourish minds

Georgia Zutz – Staff Writer Andrea Post and James Miller, co-presidents and student managers of Big Hill Farm, share details about the current growing season of the student led farm, plans for the summer and the impact that Big Hill Farm has on students, albeit sometimes in unexpected ways. Initially created by a 2009 senior seminar project, the small scale farm has provided unique opportunities for … Continue reading Big Hill Farm helps grow crops and nourish minds

Lund Center Update

Freya Nelson – Staff Writer Following the official approval of the $60 million Lund Center renovations on February 18, 2021, the College has been working diligently to maintain progress. On April 9, 2021 the official groundbreaking on the project took place. The Gustavus Administration released the news via their social media platforms with a picture of several staff members, including College President Rebecca M. Bergman, breaking … Continue reading Lund Center Update

Africa Night: resilience despite adversity

Luna Besaiso – Staff Writer The annual Africa Night, April 10 held in Lund Center Arena this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, highlighted a night full of region-wide celebration of African culture. The Pan-Afrikan Student Organization (PASO), who sponsors this event, hopes to provide the community with further knowledge about the African continent and its culture. Africa Night featured a variety of activities including skits, dance … Continue reading Africa Night: resilience despite adversity

Neo-Nazi posters found and promptly removed from Gustavus campus

Grace Worwa – Staff Writer A flyer belonging to a national white supremacist group was discovered on campus by a Gustie student on March 26. Others like it have been found around the Saint Peter and Mankato area. Junior Grace Matson was walking across campus when she spotted the first poster on a light pole between Old Main and the Chapel. The flyer consisted of black … Continue reading Neo-Nazi posters found and promptly removed from Gustavus campus

Campus Safety Report (4/9/2021)

Thursday, March 25, 2021 Campus Safety responded to a medical assist at Hollingsworth Football Stadium. Friday, March 26 Campus Safety received a report on a bias/ hate sticker that was placed on a light pole outside of Old Main Hall. The sticker was taken down and Campus Safety is investigating the incident. Campus Safety assisted a student from Sohre Hall because the student received a … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (4/9/2021)

COVID-19 Report (4/9/2021)

Gustavus On-Campus Update As of April 5, 2021: Total Positive Cases (since August 15, 2020): 277 Current Positive Student Cases: 6 Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 15 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 7 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 5 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by counting cases where a person may have been on campus while … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (4/9/2021)

Muslim Student Associations plans for Ramadan

Emily VanGorder – Staff Writer Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims across the world observe the month as a time for fasting, prayer, reflection and community. Ramadan celebrates the month in which the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. “The main goal [of Ramadan] is spiritual growth and becoming a better version of yourself,” Hana’a Alhosawi, … Continue reading Muslim Student Associations plans for Ramadan