Fire and Ice
By David Hawley
With the rise of global temperatures and unprecedented ice melt in the earth’s polar regions, thousands of scientists from 60 nations, including St. Olaf College faculty, students, and alumnus Knut Christianson ’05, embark on a coordinated campaign of research that marks a new era in polar science.
The Road to the Rhodes
By J. Trout Lowen
St. Olaf seniors Nicole Novak and Ishanaa Rambachan will soon join an elite group of Rhodes Scholars at the University of Oxford.
By Kim Ode
Susan Seacrest ’75 turned her concern over the quality of local groundwater into a national groundwater campaign to educate policymakers, farmers, businesses, and students about water pollution. Her efforts have flowed well beyond her Great Plains home to all quarters of the nation.
In Search of Landscapes Lost
By Charlie Whittlesey ’77
Six St. Olaf summer research students and three St. Olaf faculty members retrace the 1838 expedition of French explorer Joseph Nicollet and botanist Charles Geyer.
St. Olaf Q&A
By Patricia Grotts Kelly ’77
For the past 50 years, Chemistry Professor Wes Pearson ’54 has taught students to see small and think big.