2012 Spring Issue 1 (April 6, 2012)
Remembering the February shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Carleton students gathered at a town hall meeting last Wednesday night to discuss and reflect on the implications of his case for the American justice system.
Over the past few months, women’s reproductive health has been a hot topic in the nation, from politicians’ varying views on the subject to Planned Parenthood’s lack of support from fellow female health conglomerate, the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
In a crowded room in the Weitz Center last Thursday, students squeezed in for the official kick-off of the Obama campaign and to hear Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak speak.
While many students spent their spring breaks in the comfort of their homes or in tropical wonderlands, some generous Carls volunteered for Habitat for Humanity programs through Carleton. Every year, Habitat provides students with a chance to rebuild homes and communities.
Taylor Owen ’12, Winnie Zwick ’13 and Lyndsie Guthrie ’13 were chosen by the national organization The Real Food Challenge to represent Carleton’s accomplishments in providing sustainable food on the NPR show.
This spring break, Carleton’s modern dance company took Missouri State University by storm. Semaphore’s piece, “Elevator For One,” impressed adjudicators at the central region conference, earning the dancers the privilege to perform at the National Gala Concert.
Spring term at Carleton means warmer weather, a more relaxed atmosphere, and several traditional campus-wide activities, including Rotblatt, Spring Concert, and Superhero Party.
Reporters who interviewed Jennifer Thompson in the early 2000s called her “a brave and courageous representative of victims” and a powerful voice of activism. But their descriptions do not tell the whole story of her journey to advocating prison reform, Thompson told last Friday’s Convocation audience.
Carleton College’s Strategic Planning Foundation meets every ten years to discuss plans for the school’s future. Starting this fall term, thirteen Strategic Planning Working groups began examining different aspects of the college’s current policies and drafting proposals to improve those policies over the next ten years.
This year, less than 10 percent of the senior class (46 students) graduated early. Some early graduates are still on campus, while others are more far flung, but all are making use of their free time in some interesting ways.