What can/can’t Pub Safe do when searching rooms?

 “What can/can’t Pub Safe do when searching rooms? What rights do we as students have?” Director of Public Safety, Fred C. Behr suggests that: The College respects the privacy of students and their rooms. College policy states, student rooms can be searched only with the authorization (written or verbal) of the Dean of Students (or his/her […]

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If your roommate dies you get all A’s?

Response from Dean Rosalyn Eaton-Neeb: This is a rumor Dean Roz has heard on almost every campus she has worked! The answer is no, you do not get all As if a roommate or immediately family member dies. It is true, however, that the college will work with students when deaths occur in their lives […]

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I don’t feel comfortable here as a white male at this college.

(Note: this is paraphrased from a conversation–this is not a direct quote of writing). Bruce King, the Assistant to the President for Insitutional Diversity, says: There is legitimacy to this students’ concern. We live in a historical moment where some people are waking up and being forced to think about issues they have never been […]

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Are there tunnels?

The official statement of Pete Sandberg, Assistant Vice President for Facilities, is:  The only tunnels underneath the school are the steam tunnels, which are used as part of the heating system on campus. However, there are no tunnels with student access and there are no secret tunnels on campus.

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Is the unofficial fight song considered canon?

“I heard that people wear Cashmere Sweaters here. And that the school is on a hill so we can be closer to God. Oh…and under the covers people…”um ya ya ya” Is this canon?” Although Carleton’s satirical version of St. Olaf’s fight song, “um ya ya,” plays on classic St. Olaf stereotypes, we Oles can’t […]

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I heard St. Olaf kicks pregnant students out of school.

Response by Dean Rosalyn Eaton-Neeb: No–it is completely false that you get kicked out if you are pregnant. Throughout the years, a number of St. Olaf students have lived on campus while pregnant and attended school after having given birth. A student can certainly live in the residence halls while pregnant, but most students aren’t […]

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