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Drop in Enrollment

By Andrea Starr The problem With the spring semester in full swing, it is apparent that some of our peers from the fall semester are no longer students at Finlandia. …

What Makes Finlandia a Credible University?

What Makes Finlandia a Credible University?

By Diane Miller Question: What makes Finlandia a credible university? Kayla Olson, Sociology, Senior: “The feeling of community and the professionalism of the teachers. They’re all very good at what they do…

Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

By Andrea Starr Due to property destruction, Finlandia Hall’s third floor lounge has been closed for the past few weeks.  Sometime between Friday, January 10 and Sunday, January 13, a…

American DREAMin’: The Road to Reformation

American DREAMin’: The Road to Reformation

By Ashley Benavidez When we talk about that in the abstract, it’s easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of “us” versus “them.” And when that happens,…

Tuition Waiver and Exchange Programs Help Some Faculty, Staff, and Students

Tuition Waiver and Exchange Programs Help Some Faculty, Staff, and Students

By Neal Simons Liz Gundlach never planned on enrolling at Finlandia after graduating from Calumet High School in 2010. Despite her father’s wishes for her to attend Finlandia, Liz applied…

New Finlandia Writers’ Guild: Helsinki Slang

New Finlandia Writers’ Guild: Helsinki Slang

By Neal Simons A new writers’ group is forming at Finlandia University. Called Helsinki Slang, it is the brain-child of English Assistant Professor Mark Lounibas and Junior English Student Maxwell…

Coming Soon to FU: 5th & Elm Coffee Shop

Coming Soon to FU: 5th & Elm Coffee Shop

By Andrea Starr Many students were disappointed when they returned in August to find that the Nikander Nook coffee shop was not open. Well, we’re getting a new coffee shop.…

Soup for Sneakers

Soup for Sneakers

By Andrea Starr Last year while brainstorming on how to get involved in the community, the Finlandia PTA club decided to serve our community through its underprivileged youth.  Now in…

New Rule: No Smoking on the Street!

New Rule: No Smoking on the Street!

By Liz Gundlach Elm and Summit streets, where they bisect Finlandia’s campus, are now off limits to tobacco use. A September 16, 2013 email sent by Michael Baily, director of…

Being a “None” at a Lutheran University

Being a “None” at a Lutheran University

By Neal Simons “None.” A Gallup poll shows that last year 18 percent of Americans checked this box when asked if they identify themselves with any particular religion. Referred to…

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