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A Week at Carleton

April 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

One of my favorite "sections" of admissions pamphlets was a look into an average student week. Here is my schedule of events for last week.

Monday

9:50 – 11:00 ENGL109: Introduction to Rhetoric

12:30 – 1:40 MATH232: Linear Algebra

3:10 – 4:20 FemSex

FemSex is a collaborative, student-facilitated, no-credit class that explores topics such as history and culture of female sexuality, sexual anatomy, body image, pleasure, effects of power and privilege on female sexuality, reproductive health, and the intersections of race, class, sex, and gender. Carleton’s Gender and Sexuality Center also offers “MSex” for self-identified men and this year, Trans*Sex.

9:00 – 10:00 Carleton's Organized Radicals and Leftists

Finalized plans for an on-campus picnic May 1 to celebrate May Day/International Workers’ Day, tried to organize articles for an on-campus zine, and heard updates on Carleton’s effort to eliminate the gay blood donation ban.

Tuesday

9:30-10:35 Modern Dance I

1:15 – 3:00 BIOL101: Human Reproduction and Sexuality

Topics include, PMS, fertilization, pregnancy, arousal, attraction, the evolution of the orgasm, and the biology of sexuality. This is also an Academic Civic Engagement course, which you can read about here: http://apps.carleton.edu/campus/civic/

Wednesday

9:50 – 11:00 ENGL109: Introduction to Rhetoric

12:30 – 1:40 MATH232: Linear Algebra

3:10 – 4:20 FemSex

5:00 – 6:30 “Beer is Thicker Than Water” Dinner Discussion

“What is a nonner?  What is a drinking buddy?  Are drinking games fun without drinking??? How does alcohol affect social interactions and social circles at Carleton?  How does alcohol affect YOU?  Whether you drink sometimes, have never seen alcohol, or go hard every night, we want you at this dinner!” 

6:30 – 7:30 Hinder or Help: Affirmative Action - OIIL Chili Night

“Has Affirmative Action been beneficial to underrepresented communities, or has it hindered the very people it was meant to help? President Johnson once said, "You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say you are free to compete with all the others, and still just believe that you have been completely fair." Does this still apply today? This Chili Night, OIIL Peer Leaders will lead a discussion on this very topic.”

Thursday

9:30 – 10:35 Modern Dance I

1:15 – 3:00 BIOL101: Human Reproduction and Sexuality

6:30 – 8:30 What's Next for Minnesota's Women?: VAWA One Year Out

A panel of experts on women's issues in Minnesota discussed their legislative priorities for the 2015 legislative session, how the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act has benefited Minnesota, how the funds are distributed, and where gaps remain in Minnesota policy.

8:30 – 9:30 Collective for Women’s Issues

A discussion and support group for self-identified women on campus. Topics change weekly. Previous topics have included feminism, responses to The Vagina Monologues, and our ideas of “home.”

Friday

9:40 – 10:40 ENGL109: Introduction to Rhetoric

1:10 – 2:10 MATH232: Linear Algebra

9:00 - 10:00 Prospective Student Comedy Showcase

Comments

  • April 27 2014 at 7:54 am
    David

    I am a '61 Carleton Grad.  Some of us ancients are having difficulty understanding your blog and its intent.

    Please advise if this is a tongue in cheek spoof or is this your real schedule.  Are you really only taking two substantive courses: Linear Algebra and Rhetoric?  Are all other events actually taking place?

    Best wishes for a great four years....

    David

    dmckerch@msn.com 

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