A Look Back into the Cable Archives 2/24/2017

Feb. 21, 1992: Student Activities and the Cable received new computers to aid personnel. The Cable received a Hewlett-Packard Jet 3P printer with a page-maker system to make layout easier. Student Activities received a Hewlett-Packard Desk Jet Printer 500C along with software to aid in publicity, advertising, and flyer production.

Feb. 21, 1997: Tuition increased 6.5 percent and housing increased 4 percent for the 1997-98 school year. This raised the cost of tuition from $12,459 to $13,905. The increase also increased faculty and staff compensation by 3 percent. The increase for housing was to repair and replace broken equipment in the student lounges as well as install a small computer lab in Somers Hall.

Feb. 24, 2006: Security cameras were installed in at all entrances of the residence halls and apartments in an effort by Residential Life and Campus Security to improve safety and security. Although some were concerned about privacy, Res Life assured students the cameras were solely intended to prevent crime and convict evil-doers.

Feb. 23, 2007: Due to lack of classroom and lab space in Science, the Board of Trustees was deciding if they should add classrooms and a lecture hall to the Wellness Center expansion. Science was built in 1969 when CSS had only 800 students and was expanded in 1997, however the building was getting crowded again with the expansion of pre-professional programs. Some nursing classes were held in Tower Hall due to lack of space, and it was expected nursing labs were to start running until 7:30 or 8:30 p.m. due to lack of equipment.

Feb. 25, 2011: Fires were set in Somers Hall two days in a row. Though they resulted in no serious damage, the Duluth Fire Department and Police Department assisted with the investigation. A student confessed to starting both of the fires and was expelled from St. Scholastica.

Feb. 24, 2012: The white supremacist website “stormfront.org” claimed they were holding a rally at the Duluth Civic Center protesting the Unfair Campaign’s billboard and posters around Duluth. Since the unveiling of the campaign in Duluth, mayor Don Ness reported receiving many threatening phone calls. The site attempting to hold the rally was not open to non-members and boasted the slogan “white pride world wide.”

Compiled by Cable writer Abigail Blonigen