That odd crooning coming from Carleton College
We’re all proud of our state’s college choirs and winter music festivals. But sometimes you have to just leave it to the rank and file.
If you haven’t taken down your Christmas tree at home yet — and if you have, then we should talk — perhaps you’ll still enjoy this. Last week I had colleges and universities send in photos, slideshows and video clips showing winter or the holidays on campus. I posted what I got, but here are Read more →
Videos: Winter and holidays on some MN campuses
When I asked Minnesota colleges to send me photos and videos of their snow-covered campuses or some holiday festivities, a half dozen sent back the videos and slideshows below. Cool stuff! Looks like they’re part of a trend. The Washington Post has a blog post on how electronic holiday videos are all the rage now Read more →
Slate says it the result of stagflation and the energy crisis of the Carter era: … In the 1970s, when many academic institutions found themselves in dire fiscal straits (one national task force predicted that more than one-quarter might be forced to close their doors), administrators realized that if they altered the calendar, they could Read more →
How Augsburg College's mascot saved Christmas
Fun — sort of an Auggie-Eagle-as-Rudolph story. Thanks to the reader who pointed this one out.
Look what's plastered on a Tommie hallway floor
Cute. University of St. Thomas spokesman Jim Winterer says of the felt rug: Most people don’t walk around it. They tiptoe around it. They think it’s rude. It’s how you might treat a religious figure. It’s on the fourth floor of Loras Hall on the south campus.
Video: Finding the Xmas spirit at Concordia University
I guess I have an answer, thanks to Briana at Concordia University, St. Paul. (For you Christmas nuts, the Yuletide part comes in around the 1:50 mark. And yes, I type like Comet the Bear.)
Tommies light it up for Advent
Looks like St. Thomas has already gotten into the holiday spirit with its Advent tree-lighting ceremony. Watch slideshow by TommieMedia’s Zach Pagano here.
Video: What Mac students are thankful for
I’m just a sucker for holiday pix and videos. In this video, Macalester College students sound off on what they’re doing for Thanksgiving, and why the heck they’re giving thanks.