Fall 2012

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St. Olaf Magazine earned six awards at the 16th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Excellence Awards, including Gold for Overall Excellence, Gold for Overall Best Design, Gold for Best Feature Article (Call of the Wild), Gold for Best Feature Design (Call of the Wild), Gold for Best Profile Article (Counter Balance), and Bronze for Best Single Topic Issue (It’s Saturday Night!).

What’s Inside

The Cost of a College Education: St. Olaf’s Response
By David R. Anderson ’74

Acknowledging concerns about the cost of a college education, St. Olaf President David R. Anderson forthrightly addresses the challenges that families and students are facing – and what St. Olaf is doing about it.

Solid Foundations
By Carole Leigh Engblom

Updating aging residence halls has become a priority on Manitou Heights.

Buried Treasure
By Marla Hill Holt ’88

Avast! Historian Steve Hahn’s investigation into the real pirates of the Caribbean challenges our romanticized notions of the men who sailed under the Jolly Roger.

World Views 2012
Photo Essay

Winning student entries from the annual Gimse International and Off-Campus Studies Photo Contest feature images from China, Ecuador, Italy, New York City, New Zealand, and more.

Portrait: Kathryn M. Lohre ’99
By Nancy Crotti

Kathryn M. Lohre ’99, president of the National Council of Churches, is providing leadership, seeking unity, and building relationships.

Alumni Achievement
By Bradley West ’13, Kyle Schut ’13, Carole Leigh Engblom, J. Trout Lowen

St. Olaf College honors three alumni for their lifelong achievements and professional contributions: Mark B. Brown ’78, Samuel L. Hanson ’61, and Steven H. Miles ’72.

Almanac: The Golden Girl
By Susan Hvistendahl ’68

Actress Betty White comes to St. Olaf College.