Archive for October, 2020

Life on The Hill: Isolation and quarantine – Gustavus students share their on campus COVID-19 experience

Students returning to campus are no doubt familiar with the COVID-19 self-report forms they have been frequently advised to take if they are experiencing any symptoms that cannot be explained by other issues. While Gustavus has a relatively low number of positive cases on campus, detecting the symptoms of COVID-19 and following steps to ensure […]

Campus Safety Report (10/30/2020)

Monday, October 19th Campus Safety was called to Norelius Hall for an underage alcohol violation. Campus Safety received a request for a welfare check in Arbor View. Tuesday, October 20th No incidents reported Wednesday, October 21st Campus Safety responded to an odor of marijuana in Norelius Hall. Campus Safety responded to an odor of marijuana […]

COVID-19 Report (10/30/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of October 26, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 42 Current Positive Student Cases: 5 Current Positive Employee Cases: 2 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 39 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 26 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 11 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by […]

Chemistry department plans to hold implicit bias training despite on campus rumors

Last week, there was a rumor circulating that the Chemistry department decided not to hold implicit bias training this year. After speaking with Dr. Brandy Russell of the Chemistry department, and receiving further confirmation from Dr. Scott Bur, co-chair of the Chemistry department, it has been confirmed that this statement is false. The Chemistry department […]

A close race in MN District 1: Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan up for election rematch

Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Nicollet County, is facing an almost nerve-wracking race: GOP incumbent Jim Hagedorn versus Democrat Dan Feehan. A district that voted for Democrat Barack Obama in 2012 but Republican Donald Trump in 2016, continues to face extreme partisan polarization. Feehan and Hagedorn ran against each other in 2018 and Hagedorn […]

Gustavus Swing Club promises students an abundance of entertainment

Gusties partake in a variety of activities that uplift their mental and physical well-being. Through dancing organizations, Gusties learn and interact with diverse traditions and groups of people while creating spaces of affiliation and cultural understanding. The Gustavus Swing Club has played a pivotal role in fostering community engagement, broadening cultural comprehension, and strengthening social […]

Gustie of the Week: Nathan Thompson

Senior Nathan Thompson is this week’s Gustie of the Week. Thompson is a Music Education major and serves as the Gustavus Choir’s (G-Choir) vice-president. Thompson is from Roseville, Minnesota– roughly an hour and a half away from Saint Peter. When deciding on a college, Thompson did not have any colleges in mind. He did not […]

A Special “C in CC” Thank You

“As we all know, this past year has been one that we will not soon forget. And as a senior that’s graduating early, I began this last semester feeling quite bummed about all the things I would have no choice but to miss out on – thanks COVID! However, I was quickly reminded how Gusties […]

Vote, Vote, Vote!

With Election Day just four days away, Minnesotans across the state are casting their ballots, and ballot processing has begun. With almost double the amount of early and absentee voting than 2016, over a million Minnesotans have already voted–and this includes many Gustavus students. If you haven’t voted yet, don’t worry! There is still plenty […]

Learning through the discomfort

If you are uncomfortable, you are learning. Those seven words that my own mother has uttered more times than I can count have taken on a whole new meaning this year. Coming from a high school surrounded by cornfields for miles and graduating with a class of 99 percent white students, I felt as though […]