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Dittman construction right on schedule
By Amanda Patton
Staff Writer

The new Dittmann Center is moving ever closer to completion. The construction is still on schedule, with plans to open the center on Sept 1, 2001.
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From the Messenger Archives... Friday, March 3, 1983
By Lindsey Nodgaard
Columnist

Howard and Edna Hong, the founders and past directors of the internationally reputable Kierkegaard library, greatly enhanced the personal collection of works in the library. "Kierkegaard's works basically address the question of what it means to be or become a genuine human being."
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Inquiry continues into death of U student
By Chancey Anderson
Contributing Writer

On February 16, 19­year­old Jonathan Thielen went out with friends to buy alcohol for the evening. The next morning, his friends awoke to find him dead.
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Nelson speaks on impact of malls
By Brenna Rausch
Staff Writer

What is a community? Is it the place, or the people? Is the definition static, or can it change? Is a mall a symbol of, a home to, or discouragement to, community?
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St. Olaf drops FLA for WRC
By Elizabeth Lund<
Staff Writer

Last Thursday, March 1, student Senate held a roll-call vote on and issue that has caused much discussion among St. Olaf students: Should Senate recommend that St. Olaf drop out of the anti-sweatshop group Fair Labor Association and join the Worker's Rights Consortium.
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Successful spring breaks still possible
By Amanda Patton
Staff Writer

It happens every March: the annual three-week phenomenon known as spring break. Having planned for months, nearly one million college students from across the country descend upon Florida and Mexico to relax and party.
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Thomforde rubs shoulders with students
By Stefanie Graen
Staff Writer

We've all heard about St. Olaf's new president and how tall he is, what a great basketball player he was, and how he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Lately, however, President Thomforde is becoming known for his visits to the Pause, basketball games, musical events, and many other student body functions.
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Tim Wise asks audience: "Was Jesus black or white?"
By Megan Parker
Staff Writer

"My goal is the eradication of white supremacy," said Tim Wise, a leading social critic and activist, who gave a speech at St. Olaf on Mar. 6 entitled "Undoing White Supremacy in the 21st Century: Individual and Institutional Racism."
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Two dead, 12 injured in high school shooting
By Sarah Capelle
Staff Writer

The nation mourned the loss of innocent lives after a 15-year-old freshman started firing a .22-caliber gun at his classmates Monday morning. This recent act of school violence left two students dead and thirteen others wounded.
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