Archive for September, 2016

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Gustavus Jumps Two Spots in U.S. News and World Report

Gustavus is ranked No. 77 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges list, which was released on Tuesday, Sept. 13. This is two spots higher than Gustavus placed in the publication’s 2016 rankings, when the College was ranked No. 79 among liberal arts colleges.

NOBEL 52: Why Learn More About Economics?

An essay by Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor for American Public Media’s Marketplace, on how economics helps us make sense of society’s knottiest issues—questions that go to the heart of American and global life.

Geography Professor Anna Versluis Returns from Fulbright Placement in Haiti

Gustavus Adolphus College geography professor Anna Versluis is back on campus this fall after spending a nine-month term in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, through the Fulbright Scholar Program. During her time in the Caribbean nation on the island of Hispaniola, Versluis taught a course at the University of Haiti and conducted research on land-use change and different agricultural systems.

Gustavus Opens 155th Academic Year

The College community officially kicked off the 2016-2017 school year with an opening convocation service at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel.

NOBEL 52: Why Economics Matters

A conversation between Gustavus economics professor and graduate Jeff Owen ’92, renowned economist Deirdre McCloskey (Owen’s graduate school advisor), and Gustavus Adolphus College.

NOBEL 52: Can We Grow Economies That Benefit All?

The 52nd Nobel Conference brings leading economists to Gustavus Adolphus College to explore today’s economics questions: Does inequality matter? Can we bring the prosperity of advanced economies to the rest of the world? How do we grow economies to benefit most, if not all? It all depends on where you start, say the economists attending the conference.

Move-In Day Complete. Welcome, Class of 2020.

This year’s first-years boast an average high school grade point average of 3.61 and an average ACT score of 27. Twenty percent graduated high school with a 4.0 or higher. There are fourth-generation Gusties among them, and there are those who are the first in their families to attend college. They hail from 35 states and 13 countries.