2013 Spring Issue 5 (May 10, 2013)
“It’s a small world after all. It’s a small, small world…” Indeed, it did feel like a small world at the Weitz Center for Creativity on Saturday, May 4, as exotic music and enticing aromas from various nations and cultures marked Carleton’s annual International Festival.
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On Tuesday, April 30, a photography and film exhibit entitled “in.visible” opened in Weitz 226. The exhibit is an artistic representation of the stories of five women who are survivors of sexual abuse.
As one of Carleton’s more valuable yet often-underused resources, the Career Center is constantly looking for ways to better serve the student body. Last Friday, all new Career Advisers gathered in Leighton 304 to share their visions of the Career Center’s future, and make suggestions for how the Career Center can improve.
Dr. Sherry Gray, the coordinator of the Global Policy Area at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, visited Carleton on May 2 to discuss the growing concerns surrounding North Korea and its nuclear program.
On Monday, May 6, 14 students and 12 faculty and staff members convened in the Weitz Center for a day-long conference entitled “Reconceiving the Secular Liberal Arts.” The conference was sponsored by the Teagle Foundation, a foundation that strives to be an influential national voice and a catalyst for change in higher education by improving undergraduate student learning in the arts and sciences.
Asian-Hawaiian journalist and music critic Jeff Chang delivered a convocation talk last Friday on the significance of hip-hop music as a cultural music. More than just an influential and expressive art form, hip-hop became a worldview for millions.
Carleton junior Courtney Dufford has been awarded the Udall Scholarship, making her one of only 50 individuals to receive the award nationwide. Dufford, a political science and environmental studies major, was selected from a pool of 488 candidates nominated by 230 colleges and universities.
Carleton’s schedule has varied throughout the years: in the past, for instance, Carleton has had no common time and classes on Saturday. In the future, however, Carleton may have a new schedule, depending on the opinions of students and faculty.
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One of the best seasons in Carleton College women’s golf history ended one step short of the goal, as the NCAA Championships field was announced without including any Knights.
The Carleton College softball team took part in the MIAC Playoffs for the first time on Friday. The Knights were the No. 9 seed in field and opened pool play with an 11-2 triumph over fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s University. Carleton could not hold a late lead against No. 5 seed Gustavus Adolphus College and was unable to advance out of the pool play stage.
After a dramatic comeback 5-4 victory over University of St. Thomas during the semifinal round, the Carleton College men’s tennis team did not have enough magic left and saw its season come to an end with an 8-1 loss to national No. 18 Gustavus Adolphus College in the finals of the MIAC Playoffs.
The season came to a close for the Carleton College baseball teams following a pair of losses to Saint Mary’s University. The Knights let a late lead slip away in a 6-4 game one setback, then watched a final-frame rally come up just short in dropping game two, 5-4.
Back-to-back champs! The Carleton College women’s tennis team successfully defended its MIAC Playoff title from a year ago by posting a 5-1 victory against Gustavus Adolphus College and a 5-0 triumph over University of St. Thomas.
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Here at Carleton we live less than 30 miles away from Prairie Island, one of 52 nuclear power plants in the U.S. In fact, 40% of the U.S. population lives within 50 miles of a nuclear power plant, putting them at risk in the event of a nuclear disaster.
I’ll admit it: I’m a disgruntled jobseeker. I came to Carleton four years ago with a few suitcases and big dreams for the future. Like many of those around me, I didn’t know what I was going to study, but the course catalog was my oyster, and I was ready to go shucking.
Today, while completing layout, I turned on Yahoo to discover that the Minnesota House had approved a bill to legalize gay marriage in the state of Minnesota. This is quite the turnaround, considering that about six months ago, an amendment to ban gay marriage completely was at the ballot box.
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There’s an adorable little lie that we tell ourselves when we attend a college like Carleton. We tell ourselves that we’re really here for the classes; that what’s important are the grades, the majors, concentrations, and the future potentials that they suggest.
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Monday of last week, Arboretum staff, student workers, and community volunteers kicked off the prescribed burn season in the Arb with a small fire in the 2003 prairie of the lower arboretum. Known as a burn break, it didn’t cover a full zone, or much acreage, but rather burned along a mowed path in the prairie to improve its ability to act as a firebreak in subsequent burns.