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Nearly a century ago, Georgina Rostad ex-'19 posed for a picture standing next to the St. Olaf Rock. From RostadÃ¢ÂÂs time to the present, countless others have similarly been photographed in front of,Ã¢ÂÂ¦
In the wake of the death of St. Olaf College Professor of Religion and Philosophy William Ã¢ÂÂBillÃ¢ÂÂ Narum in May 2000, his family established a fund to honor his belief in community cooperation andÃ¢ÂÂ¦
On June 2, 2010, student pranksters transformed Goodsell Observatory into a giant replica of R2D2 (a character from the acclaimed Star Wars universe). Using a virtual scale model of Goodsell forÃ¢ÂÂ¦
"Take one big hole, fill with water, add a mixture of Oles and Carls, throw in a rope, splash around, make one big messÃ¢ÂÂit's the Mud-Tug!" Aptly named, the annual freshmen tradition for St. Olaf andÃ¢ÂÂ¦