Archive for JJ Akin '11

S.4 E.2: “A Covenant with Death”

Learning for Life @ Gustavus host Greg Kaster interviews preeminent historian of slavery and the law, and president of Gratz College, Paul Finkelman.

Fall Semester and Return to Campus Plans

President Bergman sent the message below to the Gustavus community on Thursday, September 17.

S.4 E.1: A Vocation in Education

Learning for Life @ Gustavus host Greg Kaster interviews Crystal Polski '04 of the Minneapolis Public School Disctrict.

Monday Moments with President Bergman: September 14, 2020

As you think about community and justice, two of our core values at Gustavus, what comes to mind for you? For a question like this that is multi-layered and nuanced, I often turn first to our College’s mission, core values, and vision statement as a way to get grounded. In our description of our core […]

Gustavus Highly Ranked for Social Mobility, Teaching

The College is best in Minnesota for social mobility and second best in undergraduate teaching, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

Preparing for On-Campus Living and Learning at Gustavus

President Bergman sent the message below to Gustavus parents and families on Friday, September 11.

S.3 E.8 “Asking Questions We Don’t Quite Know How to Ask”

Professor Lisa Heldke of the Gustavus philosophy department on what philosophy entails, her research and teaching about the philosophy of food, and the College’s annual Nobel Conference which she directs and will focus this fall 2020 on Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology. Season 3, Episode 8: “Asking Questions We Don’t Quite Know How to […]

S.3 E.7 “Valuing Youth and Youth Voices”

Gustavus graduate Hope Crenshaw ‘04, Executive Director of Teen Health Mississippi, recalls her experience as a young black woman from Mississippi at mostly white Gustavus, and talks about her response to the murder of Mr. George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the mission and impact of Teen Health, and leadership. Season 3, Episode 7: “Valuing Youth […]

Monday Moments with President Bergman: September 7, 2020

Gustavus President Rebecca M. Bergman shares her thoughts with College students, faculty, and staff each week.

S.3 E.6 “Who Are You on the Page?”

Learning for Life @ Gustavus host Greg Kaster interviews English professor and poet Rebecca Fremo.