2012 Spring Issue 3 (April 20, 2012)
Every year, the College organizes two official weekends for accepted students to spend time on campus with a Carleton host. One hundred sixty-two accepted students came this past weekend, with another 165 expected later to descend on campus tonight. Those students come from all over the United States and abroad.
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The race for the White House is officially underway. On Saturday morning nearly 30 Carleton students boarded a school bus heading to the Greater Together Youth Summit at the University of Minnesota – one of the first big events for the Obama campaign in Minnesota.
On sixth weekend, Carleton students will have the chance to search for love or friendship, while contributing to a good cause, as part of the annual event, which sets Carls and Oles up on blind dates.
An extravagant showing of costume and personality, the show provided a unique experience for students and prospective students alike. A panel held in accompaniment with the show also provided a window into the performers’ lives.
Last Friday, Kwame Anthony Appiah – philosopher, novelist and Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University – delivered a convocation presentation titled “The Honor Code: Making Moral Revolutions.” Appiah focused on the process of turning moral understanding into moral action.
Like the ancient American tribe, they may be rather unknown to most Carleton students. Yet these three students, Lily Sacharow ‘12, Tom Callister ‘13 and Karen McCleary ‘14, are working hard to provide accessible technology to all members of the Carleton community.
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Guns were blazing, rain was falling, and races—unfortunately—were not starting on time at last Friday’s meet against the University of St. Thomas. From the beginning, the officials had difficulty with the starting system, which is usually connected to the starting gun. As Aaron Hirsh ‘13 described it, “Rotblatt looks like clockwork compared to this fiasco.”
The Carleton College offense got rolling late in game one and it carried over the momentum to game two as the Knights baseball team swept a doubleheader against Augsburg College, 9-3 and 8-2.The victories extended Carleton’s win streak to five games, its best run since a five-game in April 2009.
This week the Knights showed few signs of straying from their winning routine, first defeating St. Olaf 8-1 at home and following up with a match against Luther College over the weekend.
Carleton College and visiting St. Olaf College were both undefeated in conference play heading into Wednesday’s showdown on the Bell Field Tennis Courts. The Knights posted a 7-2 victory and join Gustavus Adolphus as the lone remaining undefeated squads in the MIAC.
Unfortunately, since the Knights went to a split day meet, they had to endure split-day squads last weekend. Despite the division, the Knights excelled in their events.
With rain, wind and threats of Earth-shattering thunderstorms, Eclipse Women’s Ultimate Frisbee handily beat their competition and took first place in the Regional Championships.
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The Magic Bullet comes with cups that attach directly to the blade, along with a number of other little gadgets like rims, lids, varying types of blades, shaker tops, and so on. They’re not exaggerating when they call it magic.
One of the ideas that has become increasingly important in the second half of the 20th century and especially now in the 21st century, is the idea that systems have a rhetoric. Just like books, TV shows, and movies, systems are making arguments as they are used.
What we are completely unaware of is how we are going to change, what sort of new idea we will be exposed to that will change the course of the day, change us in subtle ways. Our minds take careful notes of the subtleties as we converse, or as we glance at the inky shadows playing as we walk.
We all seem to be too busy with the fulfillment of basic pleasures to consider life and livelihood as a concept. This is absolutely tragic. Religious experiences formulate how we see the world and shape our beliefs about ourselves and our surroundings. The less people have them, the less people have a basis for comprehending their situation. It is that simple.
Just as my American worldview is shaped by a certain a set of ideas, the Director’s worldview is shaped by a conflicting set of ideas. Because I believe one thing and he believes another, we are adversaries on the world stage.
There are a lot of words like "deconstruction" in the humanities at Carleton: authenticity, patriarchy, pastiche. All these words are in the air – they float from room to room in Laird and Leighton like dandelion wisps. Almost all of them have complex, theoretical definitions, and almost all of them are consistently misused in the service of a kind of obsessed one-upmanship.
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During the past few years, it has been a great joy of mine to work with a number of students from Carleton and a few other elite colleges. Like many alumni, I have been emailed and approached by Carleton students looking for career and/or grad school advice.
Last weekend, I received an upsetting email: after considering all the applications for next year’s interest houses, ResLife has decided not to renew CANOE as an interest house. Each year, all existing houses and proposals for houses are required to submit applications to ResLife detailing how they would/how they do add to the Carleton community.
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This Sunday, April 22, will mark the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was first established in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. He had been troubled by the devastating oil spills in Santa Barbara the year before.
While running or walking through the pine plantation in the northern tip of the arb, one might not realize the obstacle it poses to restoration. Covering 30 acres, the dense pine forest holds quite a bit of wood. The pines aren’t native to this part of Minnesota.
Week of Apr. 12 - 18, 2012
Oxford University Professor Will Speak in Conjunction with Gould Library Photo Exhibit, Carleton Invites Community to its Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service and Vigil, The Reub Presents Carleton’s “Prof Rockers,” The Counterfactuals, World-Famous DJ Spooky Visits Carleton for Residency and Performance This Week
Friday, April 20- Thursday, April 26