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Four Questions with Historian Greg Kaster: Slavery and the Constitution

The history professor spent much of July in Washington, DC as one of 25 scholars from across the nation to attend the National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute on Slavery and the Constitution.

Lili Rothschild ’17 Wins National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

The Rochester, Minn. native is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at Michigan State University.

Nobel 54 Sneak Peak Tour of “Good Black Dirt”

What kind of soils do we have here? “Good black dirt,” said Nick Peters, an alum whose family has been farming outside of Saint Peter since 1864. Then he launched into a detailed discussion of ph balance and peat, hidden lake beds and microbiomes, and geologic history. 

Philosopher Lisa Heldke Keynotes Italian Food Conference

Heldke's lecture and the subsequent discussion were at the center of the international conference on the ethics of food choices.

Paschal Kyoore Wins 2018 Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award

Kyoore was recognized for publications on the historical novel, female identity in the African novel, and research and writing on Dagara folklore.

Dr. Bernard Powers ’72: “Can’t Have the Testimony Without the Test.”

Three years ago, white supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Powers—a historian of Charleston and the AME church—found his life’s work at the center of our nation’s conversations on race, violence, history, and forgiveness. Here is our Q & A with him.

International Compassion and Service: Kendra Rinas ’05

Uganda, Ghana, Chad, Nairobi, Nepal, and Malaysia. The list grows as Gustavus Alum Kendra Rinas travels around the globe serving others.

Recap: Reunion Weekend 2018

Class years ending in 3’s and 8’s—from 1948 to 2013—joined together on campus for a weekend of reminiscence and rejoicing.

Kaster Wins 2018 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching

A member of the history faculty since 1986, Kaster was recognized with the award at the 2018 commencement ceremony.

Gustavus Celebrates Commencement for Class of 2018

520 graduates crossed the stage on Saturday, June 2, and joined the ranks of over 27,000 Gustavus alumni across the country and around the world.