Alexandria Twins Face Off For Top Spot At State Cross Country MeetThe state cross country meet was held Saturday at St. Olaf, with the biggest question mark surrounding the girls Double-A race. It was a showdown between two twin sisters from Alexandria, years in the making.
St. Olaf To Jazz Up Cuba In Spring 2016A Minnesota college jazz ensemble plans to tour Cuba next spring. St. Olaf College in Northfield received an invitation from the Cuban Ministry of Culture to have its jazz ensemble perform a series of concerts in Havana.
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Details Emerge On Hazing Allegations In St. Olaf College Baseball TeamWCCO obtained a copy of the email from the team's head coach Matt McDonald, who says he can't reveal much about what happened but says the players lied about their actions and are now paying the price.
St. Olaf Cancels Baseball Season After Hazing InvestigationSt. Olaf College is cancelling the remaining games of the 2015 baseball season after "serious violations" of the school's hazing policy.
James Reeb Family Attends 50th Anniversary At SelmaJohn Reeb plodded down the cracked pavement of Washington Street, his thick white beard and frizzy gray hair glowing orange in the setting sun. His feet ached as he moved slowly past the white-brick café on the right, his first footsteps in Selma, Alabama, shadowing the route his father took 50 years earlier.
St. Olaf Honors Alum, Icon In Civil Rights MovementSt. Olaf College in Northfield is celebrating the life and death of one of its most famous alums. Reverend James Reeb was a member of the class of 1950 and one of several icons of the civil rights movement. Reeb answered the call for clergy to join civil rights marchers in Selma in March of 1965.
Minnesota Runners Help Opponent In State MeetTwo Minnesota high school runners have been disqualified in the state girls cross country meet for helping an opponent who fell. Kailee Kiminski, a senior from Esko, and Tierney Winter, a junior in Janesville, forfeited the race this weekend to help Jackson County Central freshman Jessica Christoffer over the finish line.
Rival Minn. Schools Show Solidarity After TragedyCollege students in Northfield are coming together to support a neighboring school. After learning of the death of a student at St. Olaf last week, Carleton students filled every mailbox at St. Olaf with a flower as a way to show solidarity. "It was an absolutely incredible gesture that we experienced from Carleton," said junior John Bruer.
Northfield Named 2nd Best Small Town In U.S.Northfield, Minnesota was just named one the second best small town in the country, according to newly released rankings. The town, which houses St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges, ranked among the best locales "that inspire both creativity and activity."
Estonian President To Speak At St. Olaf CollegeThe president of Estonia speaks at St. Olaf College in Northfield this weekend. Toomas Hendrick Ilves will receive an honorary degree and speak to St. Olaf's graduating class on Sunday.
Gustavus, Luther Hire New PresidentsGustavus Adolphus College has named its next president, and for the first time in the school's 152-year history, that president is a woman. Rebecca Bergman will be Gustavus' 17th president when she takes over on July 1.