2014 Spring Issue 1 (April 11, 2014)
Carls Arrested in Keystone Protest (Login Required)
Five Carleton students were recently arrested outside the White House while protesting a proposed expansion of the Keystone Pipeline.
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Getting High in the ’40s (Login Required)
In the October 16th, 1942 issue of the Carletonian, John Mattill wrote, “On the green grass of the Minnesota prairie, in a place that looks as far out in the sticks as the middle of Wyoming and just as flat, is Carleton’s newest 160 acres.”
Spring Concert is one of the most widely attended annual school-run events and yet many people can’t even agree about what kind of band should be sought after.
Seven Carleton Faculty Earn Tenure (Login Required)
This spring, Carleton awarded tenure to seven faculty members: Roger Bechtel (theater), Catherine Fortin (linguistics), Tun Myint (political science), Asuka Sango (religion), Katherine St. Clair (mathematics), David Tompkins (history), and Jennifer Wolff (biology).
Admission Rate Rises Following Slight Drop in Applications (Login Required)
Last month, Carleton offered admission to 1436 applicants from the school’s second-largest application pool in history. The acceptance rate for the class of 2018 was 23 percent, as compared to 22 percent for the class of 2017.
Martha-Elizabeth “Marty” Baylor, assistant professor of physics, Carleton College, has received a prestigious award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) to improve optofluidic refractometers.
Green Eggs and Ham (Login Required)
As millions of students receive their college acceptance letters this month and prepare to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives, Real Food Challenge is proud to announce that 134 colleges and universities are now participating in a national, student-designed program—called “The Real Food Calculator”—to measure and report sustainable food in campus dining.
Not All Campus Jobs Created Equal (Login Required)
Everyone on campus either has, had or knows someone with an on-campus job. Freshmen tend to work in the dining hall or Sayles, or, if they’re lucky in the Post Office or the arb.
Is Your Floor Tub-Free? (Login Required)
Carleton’s campus is a historical landscape, and each object that composes it both holds a story and serves as a prop to the present. Carleton’s bathtubs are a prime example.
CSA Plans Shakeup of Spring Break Trips (Login Required)
Since the late 1980s, Carleton has run alternative spring break trips “to give students the opportunity to think deeply about one subject and to engage in a hands-on project in a context away from Northfield.”
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Carltography: Mapping the Carleton Narrative (Login Required)
Have you ever wondered where your fellow Carls spend their time? Ever thought about how there is hardly an inch of campus that has been untouched by students, at one time or another?
“SubUrbia,” Burnout Wasteland (Login Required)
“SubUrbia,” a play written by Eric Bogosian and directed by junior History major Andrew Harvey, opened last Thursday in the Little Norse Theater.
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Seyferth Helps Men to 3rd Place Finish (Login Required)
Colby Seyferth ‘15 celebrated his birthday with a win in the 400-meter hurdles in the outdoor season opener for the Carleton College men's track and field team.
Sutton Breaks Women’s Outdoor Shot Put Record (Login Required)
The Carleton College women’s track and field day got the outdoor season started on Saturday as the Knights hosted the Carleton Invitational.
With a pair of victories over regionally-ranked opponents, Anne Lombardi ‘14 sparked the No. 29 nationally-ranked Carleton women’s tennis team to a convincing 8-1 win over Wheaton College (Ill.).
Ramey Ties Carleton Career Home Run Record, But Knights Fall Victim to Gustavus’ Sweep (Login Required)
Jenny Ramey ‘14 belted her first two home runs of the season in game one, but the Carleton College softball team found itself on the wrong end of two tight contests, falling to visiting Gustavus Adolphus College by scores of 6-4 and 2-0.
Knights Crush Scots, Split Doubleheader Against Olaf (Login Required)
After waiting more than a week to get its first conference games played, the Carleton College baseball team made up for lost time, scoring early and often in sweeping Macalester College by scores of 18-5 and 18-6 (7 inn.).
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Why the Lack of US Press Coverage May Be a Good Thing for Venezuela (Login Required)
What is going to happen in Venezuela? How is your family doing? Why isn’t the US media covering what it is going on in your country? The most honest answer out there: no one really knows, my family is safe, and I don’t know.
The Internet, Where Anger Lives (Login Required)
Yes, the Internet is where stupidity lives, but I believe that the greater problem is how the Internet perpetuates impersonal anger. Although the classic examples of unorganized Facebook rants and mean YouTube comments still hold true, I believe the Internet has evolved.
Love is Infinite Distance (Login Required)
There was a time when I wanted to be a writer. And I don’t mean one of the thousands anonymous names whose books gather dust all over the Libe. A great writer. I was going write the Next Great American Novel.
Writing (Login Required)
Since his freshman year, Michael Goodgame had been a columnist for the Carletonian, contributing to the campus discourse on issues ranging from media and politics to philosophy and science.