2010 Fall Issue 4 (October 15, 2010)
Now 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.
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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.
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 '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.
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.
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.
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.
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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At least the pizza from Fergus Falls was good. Everything else about Saturday’s trip to Concordia-Moorhead was a bitter disappointment for the Carleton football team, who had its two-game winning streak snapped in a 26-14 defeat. The Knights (2-3, 2-2 MIAC) are left seeing red and wondering what could have been after five trips inside the red zone resulted in only one touchdown.
Women's Soccer stays hot, wins two: Victories over Bethel and St. Thomas push win streak to eight, keep Knights atop MIAC
The Carleton Women’s Soccer team topped two conference rivals on the road this past week, both by a margin of one goal. With these important victories, the Knights retain their position atop the MIAC leader board.
This past weekend, Carleton’s cross-country teams did not compete, but both squads will lace up their racing shoes tomorrow, with the women hosting the Running of the Cows and the men splitting their time between Oregon and the Crown College Invite.
This week proved challenging for the Lady Knights, as they first took on national No. 20 Concordia College and, for only the second true home match of their season, Augsburg College. The team suffered devastating losses in both matches but continues to show promise in its challenging conference.
Wins continue for scorching Men's Soccer: First-place Knights roast Royals, torch Tommies, await Auggies for huge match
The Carleton Men's Soccer team experienced a triumphant return to Bell Field this week. With a pair of home games against MIAC foes, the Knights were able to smash a beleaguered Bethel University squad and stomp on the University St. Thomas.
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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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They don’t get a televised presentation, or a red carpet, but the Nobel Prizes still rock the research world. In keeping with my science theme, I’m going to ignore economy, peace, and literature, fine things though they are, and focus on the big winners in medicine, chemistry, and physics.
"However, I don’t think this debate is very useful, because it leaves out an essential factor in all of this: the people. Where are they? What part do they play? Implicit in the Washington discussions about the influence of money in elections is the assumption that voters are essentially incredibly vulnerable to manipulation."
"There are a lot of great resources at Carleton that are undervalued. I’m not talking about academic programs or facilities: I’m talking about human resources. Some of these people work behind the scenes; some are more visible. Regardless, whenever I have a great experience with Carleton staff, I always try and let a superior know. If we continue to expect great people to look out for us, we need to be looking out for them."
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Once upon a time, The Carletonian had a “Raiders of the Lost Archives” where the college archivist wrote in about some obscure event or tradition that occurred in Carleton’s past, but as many “traditions” on this campus, that column has come and gone. But the value of those columns still remain, and they can be looked up, just like everything else published by The Carletonian, through the Archives website.
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Pakistan Flood Relief Week events to raise money
National Coming Out Party
Over 4th weekend, the ACT Center sent a group of five students, including me, Katie Storey, Julia Reid, Sara Doyle, and Tenzin Nordon, to the Midwest Service Leaders Conference in Milwaukee, WI. The conference was hosted by Marquette University and joined together students from various colleges and universities across the upper Midwest.
The term Indian Summer has many proposed origins but the earliest to date gives credit to a letter written by Frenchman St. John de Crevecoeur in 1778. He described an Indian Summer as having a “tranquil atmosphere and general smokiness” following a period of cold before the true winter sets in. The term now most commonly and more formally describes a stint of warm weather in the fall, usually occurring just a few days after a frost.
CSA weekly update for Wednesday, October 13
Melissa Albay '90 is now a business partner at Target Corp.
Emily Hartley is a Chinese major studying abroad in China, mostly in Tianjin and Shanghai.