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Ole overreactions trivialize concerns of racism on campus

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:53pm
What a time to be a college student. Every day, it seems, I read news that another college campus is embroiled in pro- tests over insensitivity, racism or undesirable policies. Of course, St. Olaf i
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Dolphins could be newest navy recruits

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:53pm
Earlier this year, the Russian Federation announced its inten- tions to purchase five dolphins, which will subsequently be trained for military use. Their skill set includes things like flagging mines
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How to organize your hectic literary life

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:53pm
Are you interested in a portable, person- alized shelf for all of your favorite reads? Perhaps you’d like an organized space to store your course books from first semes- ter? Or maybe you want to docu
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Search history screenings may save lives

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:53am
Thanks to a new software program called GoGuardian, select school dis- tricts now have the ability to monitor and report the Google searches of their students at school and home. The public has a righ
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Hollywood remakes reflect literary tradition

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:53am
Hollywood is currently cranking out a ton of remakes. The recent reboots of Star Wars, Star Trek, Jurassic Park and Spider Man, as well as upcoming remakes of Ben Hur, Dirty Dancing, Psycho, The Mummy
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Theater professor ousted by tenure-track position

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:53am
This spring, the St. Olaf community will say goodbye to Assistant Professor of Theater Jeanne Willcoxon. Her departure was finalized after the theater department was reconfigured to include a new tenu
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Survivor Speaks Out

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:53am
“Ask me how my school is protecting rapists.” A group of students has been wearing gray shirts printed with this slogan since Wednesday, March 30. They hope to draw attention to St. Olaf ’s sexual ass
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Vandalism incites wave of virtual activism

Manitou Messenger - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:53am
The St. Olaf community is still reeling after a vandalized poster sparked a series of heated conversations this past weekend. A defaced Student Government Association (SGA) campaign poster featuring K
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Knights Run, Jump, and Throw at Ashton May Invitational

Carleton Sports - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 10:56pm

The Carleton College men’s track and field squad competed at the Ashton May Invitational in La Crosse on Saturday, along with 14 other teams from across NCAA Division I, II, and III.

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Knights Take Seventh at Massive Ashton May Invitational

Carleton Sports - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 8:37pm

Competing at the Ashton May Invitational, in which 16 Division I, II, and III teams from around the Midwest took part, the Carleton College women’s track and field team placed a solid seventh, with several Knights notching impressive early-season performances.

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St. Olaf Sentiments: March 18, 2016

Manitou Messenger - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 3:53pm
You only live once in a college dorm. Only once will you pack up your home and be dumped in an unfamiliar building with a random and most likely peculiar roommate. Despite your best intentions and the
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Faculty authors share unseen works

Manitou Messenger - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:53pm
Members of the St. Olaf community gathered in Dittmann Center on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. to listen to faculty share excerpts from their current projects. The event, called “Works in Progress,”
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German film series to screen Gegen die Wand

Manitou Messenger - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:53pm
On Monday, April 4, St. Olaf’s German Film Series will be presenting a screening of Turkish/German film Gegen die Wand (German for “Head On”) in Viking Theater at 7 p.m. Directed by Faith Akin, and st
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Music’s effect on brain function explored

Manitou Messenger - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 9:53am
Ever wonder what goes on inside your brain while you listen to music? Ever wonder how that might be affected by brain damage? Dr. Amy Belfi ’10 answered both of these questions and more during her lec
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Campus grapples with trigger warnings

Carletonian - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00pm

The first Convocation speaker this term reenergizes dialogue about trigger warnings: whether they allow for better discussion and for people who have had traumatic experiences to prepare themselves, or inappropriate in the context of a classroom where virtually every idea should be subjected to rigorous criticism.

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Admissions Office shortens Accepted Students Days

Carletonian - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00pm

“Obviously, prospies roaming free to drink is not necessarily a great idea, but I feel that sacrificing the Friday night really loses a lot of the appeal of the trip since student life is more than just Thursday night all-nighters.”

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WALK! festival engages community with dynamic art

Carletonian - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00pm

Three installations in the Perlman Teaching Musem center on the act of walking: “We felt it was important not to lose sight of those who are walking, walking, walking, and are forced to walk to exhaustion.”

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Lafayette Bliss: Pioneer of MN education

Carletonian - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00pm

Testimonials on his behalf called Lafayette Bliss “one of the very best exponents of the gospel of work to be found among the educators of the state” and “the very man to take charge of the education of your children if you expect them to compete in the world’s work with any chance of success.”

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Steinke runs into the record books

Carletonian - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00pm

To describe her immense love for running, Steinke quotes one of her favorite runners, Eric Liddell, in saying: “I feel his pleasure when I run. I feel God’s pleasure, and the joy […] of doing something that [He] created [me] to do and to love and to be good at; it’s just enjoyable on both ends.”

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Coach's Corner: Jerry Ericksen

Carletonian - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:00pm

Ericksen said some of his favorite parts about being a member of the Carleton community are “being mightily impressed with the contagious positive attitude of the members of the athletic department. Being made painfully aware, in a positive way, that one characteristic of Carleton students, as opposed to other colleges and universities I have been associated with, is their extreme attention to detail.”

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