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2010 Fall Issue 4 (October 15, 2010)

  • Flood causes $3.2 million in damage

    Sediment on West FieldNow that the waters have fully receded back into the Cannon River, Carleton has begun to address the extent of damage to the college and begun to replace and repair ruined items. According to an email sent out to Carleton staff, faculty, and students on October 8, the current damage estimate rests at $3.2 million, most of which should be insured.

    • Cafeteria tray

      Trayless Tuesdays coming to LDC

      As you walk into the LDC next Tuesday, be prepared to make a few changes in your eating habits. The food will be the same, but the trays will be gone. With the leadership of the Sustainability Assistants (STAs) and the support of more than 570 Carleton students, the CSA passed a resolution to eliminate trays from the East Dining Hall (LDC) on Tuesdays.

    • Bon Appetit logo

      Bon Appetit Fellows present “Stories from the Fields,” explain farming industry

      Last Tuesday, two Fellows from the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation gave a presentation titled “Stories from the Field”, which covered Carleton’s food service’s methodology, farm workers’ rights, how Bon Appétit tries to provide sustainable food for its patrons, and American farmers’ working conditions.

    • Karen Tei Yamashita

      Carleton alum finalist for 2010 National Book Award

      Karen Tei Yamashita '73 has been named a finalist for the 2010 National Book Award for the novel I Hotel, Yamashita’s fifth book. The book is about struggles for civil rights set in San Francisco’s Chinatown from 1968-1977.

    • Sandra Cisneros delivers the Convocation.

      Cisneros delivers convo in pajamas

      Award-winning American author Sandra Cisneros, famous for her acclaimed first novel The House on Mango Street – which she wrote just out of undergraduate studies – enthusiastically delivered a convocation speech about writing, death, and spiritual health, all while wearing her brand new blue pajamas.

    • Ben Katchor

      Graphic Artist Katchor presents comic on cafeterias

      Aboard the musty 15-minute Chicago train ride he took each day, Ben Katchor needed to find a way to channel his boredom. Observing the beauty in the blur of buildings that passed through the window, he was inspired to begin working on comic strips.

    • Rea Dol, the founder of the SOPUDEP school in Port-au-Prince. Dol gave her presentation on her experience after the earthquake.

      Founder of Haiti school discusses rebuilding

      On Oct. 5, native Haitians Max Adrien and Rea Dol came to Carleton to speak about their roles in mitigating the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Haiti approximately ten months ago.

    • Besides his performance and lecture, Bassam Saba also attended and gave shorter lectures to classes on Friday, including Maureen Jackson's Turkey Today class.

      Arabic musician, Basam Saba, delivers concert

      On the night of October 7th, the Great Hall was filled with a unique blend of improvisational music. Finding inspiration in the roots of traditional Arab harmonies, Bassam Saba and his ensemble let their emotions conduct them in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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    • Carletonian from the archive

      The Best of the Blotter

      Given the absence of a security blotter for this week, we decided that a "Best of the Blotter" was in order. Below are Security-reported events from the last 10 years. All incidents are true and have been taken directly from past issues of The Carletonian. Enjoy!

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