Mass testing brings relief to on-campus COVID-19 fears

On Friday, November 13, Gustavus held a campus-wide mass testing event in Lund in the hopes of identifying anyone on campus who had an unidentified case of COVID-19. The Gustavus Health Service teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Health and Nicollet County Public Health to plan the mass testing. Staff from the Marketing and Communication and Campus Activities Board recruited Gustavus student and staff … Continue reading Mass testing brings relief to on-campus COVID-19 fears

CAB embraces campus-wide “Lay Low” period with a series of virtual events

The Campus Activities Board was designed with the fundamental goals of enriching the social and recreational needs of the entire Gustavus community, according to their mission statement. Following a campus-wide “Lay Low” COVID-19 mandate by President Rebecca Bergman, college-recognized student groups and organizations are to immediately cease all in-person events. CAB has since released a detailed itinerary of virtual events that students can attend, and … Continue reading CAB embraces campus-wide “Lay Low” period with a series of virtual events

End of the fall semester brings new changes: Updates to COVID-19 guidelines and January and Springs courses hope to help Gusties stay safe

With the end of fall semester approaching and COVID-19 cases increasing nationwide, Gusties are facing new changes. On Nov. 6, President Bergman announced that campus would be implementing a “Lay Low” plan to limit the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. On Friday, Nov. 13, a mass COVID-19 testing will be held for all students on campus. The Lay Low plan was developed using information … Continue reading End of the fall semester brings new changes: Updates to COVID-19 guidelines and January and Springs courses hope to help Gusties stay safe

Campus Safety Report (11/13/2020)

Monday, November 2nd Campus Safety took a theft report from an employee for items that were taken from the Arboretum. Tuesday, November 3rd A student reported a possible theft of a laptop. Campus Safety responded to the odor of Marijuana in Gibbs Hall. One student referred to the campus conduct system for underage possession of alcohol. Wednesday, November 4th No incidents reported Thursday, November 5th … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (11/13/2020)

COVID-19 Report (11/13/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of November 9, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 127 Current Positive Student Cases: 65 Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 178 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 54 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 8 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 … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (11/13/2020)

Political Science’s Dr. Chris Gilbert weighs in on presidential election results

As of Nov. 7, a concise presidential election outcome has been reached: a win for Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden. With 279 electoral votes for Joe Biden and 217 electoral votes for Donald Trump, President Trump no longer has any possible pathway to win re-election. However, President Trump cites voter fraud for his loss and continues to push for prosecution in court to ensure election laws … Continue reading Political Science’s Dr. Chris Gilbert weighs in on presidential election results

Gustavus celebrates first-generation students

This week, first-generation students across campus have been celebrating their accomplishments as part of the First-Generation Celebration, which took place on Nov. 9, 2020. The Celebration, which was hosted by the First-Forward Network, a branch of the Center for Inclusive Excellence, included “I’m First” t-shirts and pins, a virtual speaker and cultural cookie baggies. The Network was also having students submit “I am first” selfies … Continue reading Gustavus celebrates first-generation students

Gusties vote: 2020 Presidental Election edition – As the nation waits for election results, Gusties share the importance of political involvement

College students across the United States are typically an untapped resource when it comes to presidential elections. Many students don’t vote because they aren’t sure how to, because they distrust political parties and are suspicious about the legitimacy of election results, and because they experience numerous large life changes which can overshadow voting responsibilities. However, this year more efforts have been made this year to … Continue reading Gusties vote: 2020 Presidental Election edition – As the nation waits for election results, Gusties share the importance of political involvement

Campus Safety Report (11/9/2020)

Monday, October 26th Campus Safety responded to a suspicious incident in Sorenson Hall. A student reported damage to their vehicle that was parked in the Norelius parking lot sometime between Friday, October 23 at 1630 hours and Monday, October 26 at 1330 hours. A student reported that their car had been keyed while parked in Norelius parking lot. Tuesday, October 27th A student reported that … Continue reading Campus Safety Report (11/9/2020)

COVID-19 Report (11/9/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of November 2, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 72 Current Positive Student Cases: 28 Current Positive Employee Cases: 2 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 72 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 19 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 11 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 … Continue reading COVID-19 Report (11/9/2020)