Archive for Leah Lind

End of the fall semester brings new changes: Updates to COVID-19 guidelines and January and Springs courses hope to help Gusties stay safe

With the end of fall semester approaching and COVID-19 cases increasing nationwide, Gusties are facing new changes. On Nov. 6, President Bergman announced that campus would be implementing a “Lay Low” plan to limit the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. On Friday, Nov. 13, a mass COVID-19 testing will be held for all students […]

Campus Safety Report (11/13/2020)

Monday, November 2nd Campus Safety took a theft report from an employee for items that were taken from the Arboretum. Tuesday, November 3rd A student reported a possible theft of a laptop. Campus Safety responded to the odor of Marijuana in Gibbs Hall. One student referred to the campus conduct system for underage possession of […]

COVID-19 Report (11/13/2020)

COVID-19 Report Gustavus On-Campus Update As of November 9, 2020: Total Positive Cases (since August 15): 127 Current Positive Student Cases: 65 Current Positive Employee Cases: 1 Total Students in Isolation/Quarantine: 178 Students in Isolation/Quarantine On Campus: 54 Employees in Isolation/Quarantine: 8 This data set is meant to encompass the on-campus impact of COVID-19 by […]

Political Science’s Dr. Chris Gilbert weighs in on presidential election results

As of Nov. 7, a concise presidential election outcome has been reached: a win for Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden. With 279 electoral votes for Joe Biden and 217 electoral votes for Donald Trump, President Trump no longer has any possible pathway to win re-election. However, President Trump cites voter fraud for his loss and continues […]

Gustavus celebrates first-generation students

This week, first-generation students across campus have been celebrating their accomplishments as part of the First-Generation Celebration, which took place on Nov. 9, 2020. The Celebration, which was hosted by the First-Forward Network, a branch of the Center for Inclusive Excellence, included “I’m First” t-shirts and pins, a virtual speaker and cultural cookie baggies. The […]

Introspection and the resiliency of the arts under COVID-19

The Gustavus Art and Art History department has dedicated its time to providing students with the resources needed to explore their identities, convey personal values and express themselves through their artwork. Over the years, various art majors and students taking an art class have utilized artistic expression and creation as a means of coping and […]

Gustie of the Week: Lynnea Eckhoff

This week’s Gustie of the Week is faculty member Lynnea Eckhoff. Eckhoff is the Manager of Music Tours in Gustavus’ Fine Arts department, and is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Eckhoff’s position as Manager of Music Tours entails picking out locations for Gustavus’ music ensembles and marketing work. Eckhoff works with the conductors to […]

The Gustavus Music Collective offers an alternative to credit-based musical ensembles

Gustavus students are often heavily involved in the music ensembles on campus, but for those who do not want to take courses for credit, the Gustavus Music Collective provides an opportunity to perform and share music outside of an academic setting. “The Gustavus Music Collective is a group of students on campus…apart from choir or […]

The Pets of Gustavus

Herbert (Kathryn Hicks and Miranda Johnsen) The first featured pet living here on campus is Herbert, a nearly eight year old dog that lives with roommates Kathryn Hicks and Miranda Johnsen. Rescued from a shelter when Hicks was 15, Herbert has spent almost 6 years with her. Do you have a fun story about how […]

“Laying Low” before the holidays

As Thanksgiving break quickly approaches, all Gusties are now in a “lay-low period.” “Students (on- and off-campus) and employees should stop in-person social activities and move group work and meetings to a virtual format,” the email from President Bergman to the student body said. Citing the fact that there has been little evidence of any […]