Archive for Stephanie Ash

Six Questions with Minnesota Opera’s Pablo Siqueiros

MN Opera's Pablo Siqueiros and other performers/instructors will teach and perform on October 12.

The Science of Soil Right Now

This year’s international experts on soil have some startling scientific revelations.

Soil Health. World Health. Planet Health.

Soil is alive. We are just now learning what that means. What we do know: When soil quality goes up, so does yield, and so does our planet's health.

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. 

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.

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.

Olympic Immersion for Study Away Gusties

In the course “Olympic Quest,” students and professors explored the sport, history, culture, and politics of the recent and upcoming Olympic Games.

Five Questions with Douglas Hartmann

The cultural sociologist comes to campus to talk about race, sports, and protest.

Long Shot: Marissa Brandt ’15

Like any good hockey player, Marissa Brandt ’15 skates to where the puck will be. She never imagined it would be more than 6,000 miles away.

Five Questions with Robert Galinsky

The playwright/activist visits in support of the production of Our Country's Good. He gives a talk-back after the November 16 performance.