Blogs at Gustavus

Cross Country Starts 2019 Season with Alumni Meet Saturday

The Gustavus men’s and women’s cross country teams unofficially kick off their 2019 campaigns Saturday by running in the annual alumni meet. The women’s race starts at 10 a.m. and the men are at 10:45 a.m.

Tom LoFaro (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics)

Tom LoFaro was invited to present a paper entitled “Crossing the Threshold: The Role of Demographic Stochasticity in the Evolution of Cooperation” at the 2019 MAA MathFest.

Maddalena Marinari (History)

Maddalena Marinari published an article titled “Cuccinelli’s ‘bootstraps’ line reflects historical amnesia of ‘public charge’” for Public Radio International that discusses Americans’ changing historical stance on immigrants from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Angelique Dwyer (Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

K. Angelique Dwyer has published a total of four creative non-fiction short stories written in Spanglish through PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, edited by Paul Allatson from the University of Australia. Allatson is a prestigious Latino Studies scholar known for editing the Spanglish works of Susana Chavez-Silverman. Dwyer’s stories are entitled: “La manda;” “Simon;” […]

The Case for the Liberal Arts

Gustavus students, faculty, and alums on why they teach it, how they use it, why they choose it.

Chegg Data Breach

The popular textbook rental service Chegg experienced a data breach in April 2018 that exposed personal information for 40 million subscribers. The data included email addresses, names, and inadequately encrypted passwords. If you have a Chegg account and your password is one that you’ve used at other sites/services, we recommend you update your password on […]

Important Upcoming Dates!

Here are a few important dates to note as you talk with your student about the start of fall semester… August 30: First year student move-in day; August 30 – September 2: New Student Orientation; September 1: Transfer student move-in day; September 1-2: Transfer Student Orientation; September 2: Returning student move-in day; September 3: Classes begin; […]

Misti Harper (History)

Misti Harper has published “Portrait of (an Invented) Lady: Daisy Gatson Bates and the Politics of Respectability,” in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly (Spring 2019). Dr. Harper’s work explores the early life and intersectional problems of race, sex and class that applied to the civil rights heroine in the years before the 1957 Little Rock Central […]

Marco Cabrera Geserick (History)

Marco Cabrera Geserick has published a new book titled The Legacy of the Filibuster War: National Identity and Collective Memory in Central America (Lexington, 2019). His book “analyzes the development of the Filibuster War as a symbol of Costa Rican national identity and presents several challenges to traditional theories of modernization and the creation of […]

From History Major to Housing Researcher and Planner

For her senior History major capstone project at Gustavus, Kendyl (Landeck) Larson ’17 focused on the history of segregated housing in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Now she has completed her Master of Community and Regional Planning degree from Iowa State University and recently became Director of Research and Planning for the Polk County Housing Trust Fund […]


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