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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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    • Andre Geim of The University of Manchester is a co-winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the two-dimensional material graphene.

      And the Winner Is…

      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.

    • The Constitution begins, "We the people."

      The People

      "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."

    • Thanks to the Career Center

      The Worth of a Compliment

      "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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    • Man, this place is cool

      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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    • National Coming Out Day party

      News Briefs

      Pakistan Flood Relief Week events to raise money

      National Coming Out Party

    • Caught in the ACT: Students attend conference

      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.

    • Arb Notes: Indian Summers

      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

      CSA weekly update for Wednesday, October 13

    • Where are they now? Alumni Update

      Melissa Albay '90 is now a business partner at Target Corp.

    • Carleton students dressed as Scotsmen for the Tianjin Tourism Festival parade during Carleton’s Chinese Tianjin Program in September. Emily Hartley (far right) and the Carleton “Scotsmen” are pictured with women dressed as cartoon characters before the parade.

      Notes from Abroad: Emily Hartley ’12

      Emily Hartley is a Chinese major studying abroad in China, mostly in Tianjin and Shanghai.

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