2010 Spring Issue 1 (April 9, 2010)
As a student at Carleton in the early ’90s, Peter Gwinn (’93: Theater/Media) never got his hands on the roving bust of Johan Schiller. Now, nearly 20 years later, he can finally check that item off his to-do list. In the most visible Schiller appearance ever, the campus icon made its national TV debut last Monday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert held the familiar bust in his arms when he ended the show by saying, “In the words of Friedrich Schiller, good night.”
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The prestigious Watson Fellowship, a $25,000 grant to pursue independent, international research for one year, was recently award to senior linguistics major Andrew Terwilliger. Terwilliger will spend next year traveling in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan as he explores the Chinese folk music diaspora.
At approximately 7 a.m. Thursday of first week President Rob Oden sent out an all campus email announcing the construction of a new administration building in the middle of the Bald Spot. A critical detail, overlooked by many, was the date: April First or April Fools Day.
At the CSA meeting on Monday, April 5, both Engineers Without Borders and Rotblatt applied to use Café Fast as a fundraiser. Engineers Without Borders was approved while Rotblatt was not.
Northfield Middle teacher bites off piece of man’s ear at diner
Approval of graffiti ordinance is blotchy
Community Resource plans to move to 618 Division
After a grueling Winter Term at Carleton, long-awaited Spring Break finally came. For a group of driven Carls, Spring Break was not an ordinary road trip, but rather a trip full of hard labor, new friends, and discussion of socioeconomic class issues.
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Medical Director of Partners in Health (PIH) Dr. Joia Mukherjee spoke on Thursday, April 8, in Skinner Memorial Chapel. In a presentation entitled, “Relief and Long Term Partnerships,” Mukherjee spoke about PIH’s presence in Haiti and its approach to aid.
Daniel Seddiqui headlined on major news channels and networks with his mission to find fifty jobs in fifty states – all within fifty weeks. At the college Convocation, he presented his journey that was titled "Crossing Borders."
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American culture and media is filled with examples of an almost uniquely male character known which I will call the "quiet bad-ass (QBA)".
- New balance between competition and the fun of the game - By David Sacks
- Woods makes a valiant efforts to win back fans’ trust - By Justin Rotman
Big brother can’t threaten his friend too greatly because of the strength of his paranoid victim’s mindset. Not doing anything, however, could seriously undermine his ability to continue to be a productive and legitimate member of his community. What should he do?
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Whether these internships are a way for businesses to get free labor, a clear violation of the law, is currently under review. This is a crucial issue for lawmakers but the problem that hits closer to home is the widening stratification between privileged and disadvantaged students.
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Semaphore repertory dance company receives high honor
Acclaimed Malian performers to rock Carleton College
Carleton to commemorate Holocaust Rememberance Day
Security blotter for April 2-4
This week we all did something pretty awesome. It may not have felt like it - in fact it may have been the most anti-climactic event that an aggressive advertising campaign and a decade of waiting can achieve - but filling out that seven-question Census form was actually one of the more important civic duties that we can perform.
Wolves and Cougars and Bears, oh my! What an interesting first week for the Student Naturalists!
There are positive benefits to be gained from having a good sense of humor and laughing. Research has established that natural antibodies and endorphins increase, cortisol and epinephrine decrease, organs are massaged and work more efficiently, and calories are burned all during the exercise of laughing. After the jump are some helpful tips on how to work humor and laughter into daily life.
From the April 5, 2010 Senate Meeting
The Career Center brings alumni right to campus so that you have the opportunity to meet with them face-to-face, and ask any questions you want. There are still lots of chances this term. Here’s a few alumni who will be here in the next few weeks.