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A private liberal arts college of the Lutheran church in Minnesota
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The Hill From A Distance: The not-virtual world

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 9:00am
Each week our new blog series, The Hill From A Distance, will feature a message from a campus leader — and this week President David R. Anderson '74 reflects on how the physical world around us has taken on more meaning in a virtual world.
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Seven Oles win Fulbright fellowships

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 1:59pm
Seven St. Olaf College seniors and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright fellowships for 2020–21.
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The Last Lecture

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:54am
Professor of Philosophy Charles Taliaferro explains the tradition of the Last Lecture at St. Olaf on the latest episode of the college podcast From the Hill to Real Life. Join us for a virtual Last Lecture on May 21, 2020.
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Celebrating the Class of 2020

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:40am
As the senior class graduates this week, more than 700 incredible Oles will take their first steps in the real world — giving their best to make it a better place. Join us in celebrating the Class of 2020!
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Institute hosts faculty seminar on U.S.-China relations

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 9:23am
Before the spread of COVID-19 halted the Institute for Freedom & Community’s spring lecture series on U.S.-China Relations, St. Olaf College faculty and staff met to engage in interdisciplinary discussions on China today under Xi Jinping.
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The Hill From A Distance: Honors Day

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 8:00am
Each week our new blog series, The Hill From A Distance, will feature a message from a campus leader — and this week Provost and Dean of the College Marci Sortor shares how we came together virtually this year for Honors Day.
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Student view: An instrumentalist on the St. Olaf Choir tour

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 7:35pm
Landry Forrest '22 was part of a chamber ensemble that joined the St. Olaf Choir on its tour of the East Coast at the beginning of the year. She reflects on her experience.
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Oles Versus the Pandemic: A Heroic, if Distanced, Tale

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 3:47pm
Professor of History Judy Kutulas delivered the keynote address at a virtual Honor's Day celebration titled "Oles Versus the Pandemic: A Heroic, if Distanced, Tale."
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Looking back at a month of primary politics in New Hampshire

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:32am
Led by Professor of Political Science Dan Hofrenning, the New Hampshire Primary and U.S. Presidential Politics course allowed 24 St. Olaf students to study and work on presidential campaigns this January in the "first in the nation" primary.
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Registration now open for St. Olaf summer classes

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 6:17am
St. Olaf will offer 46 online summer courses this year that are open to both Oles and guest students. Registration is now open.
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An update from President Anderson on fall planning

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 12:03pm
President Anderson shares a video message with Oles on how the College is planning for the fall and working through a variety of possible scenarios for our return to campus.
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The Hill From A Distance: A new class of Oles

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 12:51pm
Each week our new blog series, The Hill From A Distance, will feature a message from a campus leader — and this week Vice President for Enrollment and College Relations Michael Kyle '85 shares an update on the incoming Class of 2024.
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An artist in development

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 8:00am
Steven Garcia ‘20, a talented musician, was looking for a college with a thriving arts community. What he found at St. Olaf was the perfect environment to help him discover new artistic passions.
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St. Olaf Orchestra conductor honors students with barbershop quartet

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 4:26pm
Conductor Steven Amundson has dearly missed the weekly time he spends with his orchestra students. So he decided to compose and record an original barbershop tune as an ode to those students, especially the seniors.
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Making music from a distance

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 3:14pm
Although things are quiet on campus this spring due to the  COVID-19 pandemic, the music plays on for our students and faculty through newly developed approaches to distance learning. 
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St. Olaf celebrates academic excellence with virtual Honors Day

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 12:10pm
Honors Day is scheduled for May 13 — a celebration of student academic accomplishments, a time to express gratitude for faculty members, and an opportunity to say “thank you” to alumni and friends of the college who provide scholarships.
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Seeking the music, but finding community — and a career path

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 2:48pm
Music drew Mara Tostengard '21 to the Hill. She wasn't contemplating a career in the banking industry — but her time at St. Olaf has led her to explore the possibilities of this path.
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Adventures in the New Humanities: Are we there yet?

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 9:19am
In this "Adventures in the New Humanities" blog post, Professor of History Judy Kutulas shares the surprising things she's learned from distance teaching — and how they might last well into the "new normal."
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The Hill From A Distance: Strategies for academic success

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 2:10pm
Each week our new blog series, The Hill From A Distance, will feature a message from a campus leader — and this week Director of Advising and Academic Support Kathy Glampe '92 shares how the college is providing resources and supporting students during distance learning.
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Reflections on studying democracy and the arts

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 9:41am
This past January, the Democracy and Arts in Washington, D.C. course provided 24 St. Olaf students the opportunity to visit museums, government offices, performance venues, and other arts facilities to talk to professionals and representatives about arts policy and advocacy.
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