- May 16, 2008 at 3:51 pm
Move over, Ultimate Frisbee. Carleton College has just won valor in a sport that is entirely different from the typical – robot building. The weekend of April 12 & 13, the Carleton Robotics Club took a field trip to Hartford, Connecticut to participate in the Trinity College Firefighting Home Robotics Contest. They took first place in the walking robot division.
- May 13, 2008 at 3:17 pm
Last winter term thirty Carls traveled to the Middle East. Accompanied by President and Mrs Oden, Professors Dana (French) and Steve (Economics) Strand, and trip assistant Brennan Taylor '07, studied in Cairo, Istanbul and Rabat, Morocco. The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience (see video beyond the jump) and this spring the alumni have been sharing their experiences with the rest of campus.
- May 8, 2008 at 9:42 pm
Springtime at Carleton is generally associated with random acts of artwork. Remember the tepee, giant table and chairs, and iron stick figures scattered across campus? This year’s collection of outdoor art embodies the same uniqueness, but favors a more rogue style. Our favorite? A shifty face projected onto the side of the Concert Hall after dusk.
- May 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm
There’s no such thing as a free haircut — unless of course you’re donating those lengthy tresses to “Cuts for Cancer”. This year’s event drew dozens of Carls who chose to lop off their hair for a good cause.
- May 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm
Could we really all become brains in jars without somebody to carry us around?
This was just one of the many quandaries pondered at last week’s Apocalypse Symposium. After the success of last year’s event, which focused on how to survive during the apocalypse, Carleton’s best and brightest met again this year to discuss how to thrive after the end of civilization as we know it. The event was held in Sayles Lounge, with such highly apocalyptic snacks as chips and soda (fortunately, no kool-aid) on a side table.
- April 29, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Walking by Boliou? Take a few minutes and check out this year's Junior Art Show. The exhibit, featuring the work of junior Studio Art majors, opened Friday, April 18th and will stay up through May 4.
- April 26, 2008 at 6:08 pm
The lights were low in Little Nourse. Indian music struck up, and Laura Stratford ’09 pirouetted onto the stage draped in jewelry and a magenta dress. With red dye on her fingertips, palms, and soles of her feet, she began her one-woman performance of Shiva-Shakti-Sambhavan (a Sanskrit fairy tale by the poet Kalidasa).
- April 25, 2008 at 8:22 pm
Last Saturday concluded a weeklong symposium on the life and works of James Baldwin, a multitalented writer who wrote on race, sexuality, and American culture. Because Baldwin is considered so prolific, Carleton organized an array of diverse events to pay respects to his work. The symposium included talks, movie screenings, book readings, and a performance of one of his plays.
- April 25, 2008 at 8:14 pm
A stunning performance was missed by the Carls who caught a few zzz’s instead of attending last week’s convocation. Luckily, the Music professor and her multicultural band “Asian Fusion” gave an encore performance in the concert hall later that night.
- April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am
Students who were in Stephen Mohring's Studio Art class Advanced Woodworking: The Table last winter showed off their creations in Boliou early this term.
- April 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm
The religious climate at Carleton is difficult to assess. On one hand, people could generalize forever about how most students here aren't particularly religious, but then again, what does that really mean, “not all that religious”? When I think about my own friends here, most if not all of them are in some way attached to religion, and if not they’ve at least mulled over its personal significance. That’s not to say that Carleton students frequently dive into religious conversations, but the notion that Carleton exists outside of all religious beliefs seems like an inaccurate and sweeping statement.
With this on my mind, I sat down last week with Joe Gammello '08 and Angie Kim ‘08, two editors behind the only campus publication solely devoted to religious issues, Unashamed.
- April 17, 2008 at 12:30 am
Whoa! New technology! Craziness! Last term, an unbidden window popped up on every computer screen in the CMC labs. With its perky label, GoPrint cheerily demanded (in maize and blue font, of course) for your username and password each time you clicked “Print.” Once at the printers, a laptop with an ominous looking card-swiping box instructs you to swipe your OneCard to release the print jobs. Thus was the end of the 2-minutes-before-class-paper-print.