October 11, 1989
Professor Starts Community-Service Project
Even though Robert M. Hanson sat on three faculty committees at St. Olaf College, he didn't feel he was doing his fair share of community service.
So two years ago the assistant professor of chemistry decided to perform a true community service: He initiated the one-man Project Northfield Community Action Repairs and began making house calls to help area residents -- many of them elderly or poor -- repair such items as washing machines.
Mr. Hanson, who spends several hours a