2012 Winter Issue 6 (February 17, 2012)
Over the summer, Heather Yang ’12 heard a story from a friend that made her blood boil and changed her perspective on Minnesota’s legal system. “My friend told me about Chrishaun ‘CeCe’ McDonald, a black transwoman, [who] was walking to Cub Foods one night when drunk white supremacists hurled racist comments at her, and then violently attacked her,” Yang said.
On Feb. 9, psychologist and bestselling author Dan Ariely presented a lecture titled, “Free Beer: The Honest Truth about Dishonesty, How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves.”
Civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander opened her convocation speech Feb. 10 by sharing her mixed feelings about Black History Month. “Every time February rolls around,” she said, “there are sound bytes of Martin Luther King everywhere, presenting watered-down versions of social justice.”
With the 2012 presidential election quickly approaching, the Carleton Democrats gathered a handful of students to participate in the Democratic Caucus on Feb. 7 at the Northfield Middle School.
Last Wednesday, professors and students gathered in the Weitz Center as the Humanities Center unveiled the submissions to its contest, which judged student submissions of artwork.
Hodes has requested that beginning in the spring of 2013, each of the three officers receive a salary of $10 per hour with ten-hour workweeks, although he says officers certainly work more than ten hours per week.
Thirteen working groups have been addressing issues since fall term as part of Carleton’s Strategic Planning review process.