2012 Winter Issue 2 (January 20, 2012)
Carls came out in droves this week to munch on free Kurry Kabab and reach out to alums in the annual Volunteer for Carleton stewardship event held in the Great Hall.
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The Weitz Center Perlman Teaching Museum recently opened two new exhibits, "A Complex Weave," and "Running the Numbers."
It was a night full of laughter when Second City brought its comedy troupe to campus last Saturday. The Chicago-based group of five comedians delighted the packed audience with its improvised comedy show that ended up featuring Carleton jokes and Second City ones.
Early last week, Carleton students, faculty and staff received an email announcing the cancellation of S. E. Cupp’s convocation speech, which had been planned for today.
Dave Meslin opened his convocation speech January 13th by presenting on the issue of public apathy. Spending years being what he called a ‘community activist,’ Meslin expressed his hopes to dispel the notion that politics is ‘a spectator sport’.
The process is composed of 13 working groups looking at different facets of Carleton’s operations. David Diamond ’80, who heads the Career Preparation working group, has been busy at work leading discussions on ways to enhance support for students’ post-graduation plans.
As Americans across the country remain anxious about the unemployment rate, the interim director of Carleton’s Career Center has a surprisingly optimistic outlook that has nothing to do with the partisan promises being made in this election year.
After diligent and persistent lobbying by Ivan Duong ’14, an EMT certified pre-med student who noticed the campus’s blatant lack of the essential devices, the college will finally be able to acquire more of the devices to place in the more heavily frequented buildings.
People seem to appreciate diversity these days. Colleges around the nation boast heterogeneous student bodies, and some campuses claim to be more successful in achieving this end. But what is diversity, really?
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Winona, MN -- Caleb Rosenow ’12 posted yet another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Tom Sawatzke ’13 lit up the scoreboard with 22 points, and Scott Theisen ’13 put up 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Akemi Arzouman (Jr./Irvine, Calif./University) paced the Carleton College women’s basketball team with 16 points, but the Knights were on the short end of a 61-57 thriller that featured five ties and nine lead changes in just the second half.
The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team concluded its dual meet against the College of Saint Benedict with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, a fitting end to a day when all four Knights in the winning quartet had proven victorious in individual events as well.
Swimming teams focus on positives after defeats: Men’s: Klontz captures three pool records at Saint John’s
Although the Knights lost to the St. John’s Johnnies (155-143) during Saturday January 14th’s meet, they had a great day. The men won a total of nine events and broke three pool records.
Well, it’s January and the Women’s Track Team has already tried out the new outdoor track.
At times though, it still seems like it’s winter and indoor track is a good idea.
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Ask Average Carl when the last time he went to a football game was and he’ll probably tell you never, although he may know our starting tight end from organic chemistry. We are the Division III to the core. Even our most outstanding performers are student-athletes.
Closing one of his sermons, the good reverend spoke “if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace."
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It’s been a bit of an up and down week; things got cold, and grocery shopping got much more daunting for those of us lacking a car. On the other hand, on my first time eating in the LDC I noticed a very welcome change, in the form of display platters of such things as eggplant, potatoes, and onions. Maple syrup goes with everything.
Greetings Carleton! Let me begin by introducing myself: My name is Matthew Fitzgerald and I am a sophomore and tentative religion major. I hail from the great plains of Minnesota and ended up here by a twist of fate that has turned out to one of the sweetest surprises.
I’m currently sitting at my desk in my room in Evans. As I write this, I still have a page-long assignment to finish before 8:15 tomorrow morning and four pages left to write of a five-page paper. Ten minutes ago I finished a 700-word op-ed for another campus publication; before that I sent in an internship application that I had worked on for a few hours.
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Weitz Center Celebrates New Art Exhibit with Reception and Tour.
Week of Jan. 12 - Jan. 15, 2012
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