St. Olaf News

A new conversation about public affairs

American politics and social issues are increasingly polarized. Policymakers talk, but don’t listen. Civil disagreement has almost ceased to exist. All of those ...

 

Student’s work published in American Medical Association Journal of Ethics

As a philosophy major at St. Olaf College, Annika Beck ’17 is used to exploring ethical arguments. And applying those skills outside the classroom led to her work bein ...

 

New cup library turns coffee into a work of art

In this age of dime-a-dozen, mass-produced ceramic objects, the St. Olaf College Art Department hopes to bring something a little more meaningful to the table — the ...

 

Pondering the philosophy of humor

For Allison Lonigro ‘16, the idea for researching the philosophy of humor originated from a conversation she had with a fellow St. Olaf College student. “His d ...

 

An interdisciplinary approach to archaeology

What do ancient history and chemistry have in common? The unlikely answer is found in the trenches of an island off the coast of Sweden, and in the academic interests ...

 

Ethicist to lecture on ‘Sanctity vs. Dignity’ of beginning, ending life

Emory University Professor of Christian Ethics Timothy Jackson will deliver a lecture at St. Olaf College December 8 titled Sanctity vs. Dignity in the Beginning and ...

 

St. Olaf students research, publish paper on theater in Russia

What is the relationship between the Russian government and theaters in Moscow? How are these theaters creating new models for producing vibrant works? What makes a p ...

 

St. Olaf research team earns National Science Foundation grant

St. Olaf College Professor of Biology Eric Cole and Professor of Chemistry Douglas Beussman recently received a National Science Foundation grant of $412,500 that wil ...

 

Going beyond Narnia

In a still, sunny classroom in Old Main Hall, Edmund is talking about Narnia. But this Edmund isn’t the hero of the beloved children’s series The Chronicles of ...

 

New York Times features professor’s work on affordable housing

"The general narrative of affordable sky-rise housing is it’s failing," St. Olaf College Assistant Professor of Sociology David Schalliol tells the New York Times. ...