Senate Recap 5/8/18

This week representatives from IT presented on the state of IT and wifi at St Olaf and their future goals and plans. Sarah Freyermuth, SGA president-elect, presented the SGA budget for the 2018-19 school year. All three organizations under the Board of Student Media (the Quarry, the Manitou Messenger, and KSTO) presented their budgets as […]

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Senate Recap 2.21.17

Yesterday at Senate we heard from Sarah and Khaled (two student representatives on the GE Reform Committee) on the progress they’ve made. Senate and guests students then split into small groups for a discussion & share out of our opinions and suggestions for the general education system at St. Olaf. After concluding this discussion, Senate […]

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Senate Recap 2.14.17

Senate heard from Suzie Nakasian, a Northfield City Council Member, on plans to create a rail from Northfield to St. Paul and connecting to other cities south of Northfield. They have been experiencing some push-back in the Minnesota House of Representatives and reached out to St. Olaf to encourage students to contact the House committee […]

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Senate Recap 2/7/17

This week, Senate heard from Matthew Gustafson from the Parent and Alumni Relations Office. He shared his departments goals to connect with students, provide meaningful experiences, and engage alumni. The Parent and Alumni Office provides many ways for students to get involved with opportunities like reunion weekend, black and gold gala, etc. Senate also talked […]

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Senate Recap: 11/29/16

Last night senate heard from Jamie Cathcart, head of the Wellness Center and from Leslie Moore, head of the Piper center. Jamie came into to speak about new initiatives and events the Wellness Center is planning and got feedback for wellness-themed programming. Leslie spoke with us on and new programs added to the piper center […]

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Senate Recap: April 26th

This past Tuesday (4/26/16), the senate first heard from Senator Andrew Parr (the Curriculum Committee Senator) about the process of how a course proposal becomes a course. Parr emphasized the several, deliberate steps that a course proposal must pass through: from an initial idea, to a written proposal, to a theoretical review by the department […]

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Senate Recap: April 19th

This Tuesday (4/19/16), the senate began the meeting with an update from Greta Fure, who outlined details for the Senior Grad Fest and Commencement activities. For Commencement, one cool activity will be a progressive dinner throughout Buntrock Commons, which each serving station themed on a different decade! Next, the senate heard from Mary Ellen Couture, […]

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Senate Recap: April 12th

This past Tuesday, the senate discussed transportation options, analyzing and evaluating existing options such as Hiawathalands transportation bus, the safe ride, and Van Go. Van Go in particular has grown to the point that it has been used over 10,000 times this year! Next, Senators Lind and Melin updated us on the It’s On Us […]

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Senate Recap: March 29th

This past Tuesday (3/29), the Senate spent about 3 hours deliberating which student organization should receive the 2016 Spring Caf Fast. After hearing 4 well-done presentations by Oles for Justice in Palestine, SARN, Operation Smile, and STOGROW, the Senate decided to award Caf Fast to SARN. SARN will be giving 100% of Caf Fast proceeds […]

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Senate Recap: April 5th

This Tuesday (4/5/16), the senate had the pleasure of hearing from two speakers. First, representatives from the TRIO SSS (Student Support Services) spoke about the program’s success at St. Olaf. By providing educational access and support for many students from disadvantaged backgrounds, TRIO has had a large influence on campuses across the nation. However, funding […]

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