Today I’ll be visiting Northfield’s St. Olaf College. This liberal arts school is known for, among other things, its Norwegian history, Lutheran faith, strength in music, and its beautiful campus — one of the prettiest in the state, I hear.
And food. It apparently has some of the best food of any college in the U.S.
Should be a charm.
Just one thing: What the heck does Um Yah Yah! mean?
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.