St. Olaf College: Where education shines

Norwegian studies thriving at St. Olaf College MICHAEL KLEINER Business and Sports Editor The Norwegian American St. Olaf College refers to itself as the school on the hill, its 300-acre campus amid “350 acres of restored wetlands, woodlands, and native tailgrass prairie,” overlooking the rural 20,000-resident town of Northfield, Minn. They are Oles because, “we don’t turn out typical college grads. We turn out Oles. Oles are the people companies want. Oles are what the planet needs.” Ole is also another version of Olaf.  Its Old Norse definition of Óláf
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Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit Kleinerprweb.com; beyondthecold.com.

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