A week in St. Olaf news: Another Caldecott, Paterno's legacy, a transformative economist, Peace Corps honors, and rapping Ovid

St. Olaf Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino

A few St. Olaf-related news items of note from the past week include an alumnus winning his second Caldecott Medal, longtime Northfield resident and Professor of Philosophy Gordon Marino (in photo) writing about the legacy of Joe Paterno in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and a Star Tribune obituary about how the late Frank Gery (find the Strib link at the end of our story) transformed the St. Olaf Economics Department "into a bastion of modern economics, steeped in statistical analysis." 

St. Olaf also earned a top ranking from the U.S. Peace Corps for the number of alumni serving in the organization, and you won't want to miss a video of Christopher Brunelle and his students performing a rap of Ovid's Metamorphoses during a recent 17-hour epic reading of the epic poem.