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2012 Spring Issue 5 (May 4, 2012)

  • dean's list

    Spring Concert Line-Up Announced

    The Student Activities Office (SAO) and Carleton Student Association will bring indie, hip-hop and pop, together in a Coachella-like spirit to Carleton’s annual spring concert on Saturday, May 19.

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    • wilson

      Women Post Multiple Top Ten Times

      It was another week of split squads for the Knights, but they pulled out some great performances anyway. Part of the team went down to Iowa to race at the Drake Relays while the rest went to Gustavus Adolphus to compete in the Drake Alternative.

    • Aranda

      Men's Tennis Ready for Post-Season Opponents

      A regular season that featured 24 matches, 20 wins and visits to nearly every Subway franchise in the Upper Midwest concluded this past weekend as the Carleton men’s tennis team defeated conference foes.

    • stuart

      CUT Wins Regionals, Going to National Championships

      The Carleton Ultimate Team persevered to take first overall in the North Central Regionals. Because of how well teams in the region had performed throughout the regular season, the region had five bids to the national tournament out twenty teams overall.

    • anne lombardi

      Women's Tennis Secures #1 Seed

      The Knights’ 5-4 win not only clinched the MIAC championship for Carleton, but also broke a number of impressive traditions the Gusties had been guarding for a couple of decades.

    • track and field

      Men Battle Olaf

       A beautiful day was highlighted with beautiful performances at the Bolstorff Classic meet at Macalaster.  Marcus Huderle ‘14 brought home the bacon in the 800m, running 1:55.84 for a second place finish, followed closely by Noah Laack-Veeder ‘15 in 1:57.78.

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    • Sam Feigenbaum

      Feigenbaum: Policy on the Ground

      When I was in Malawi during my gap year, the late President Bingu wa Mutharika artificially inflated the currency.  You could see the effects of the poorly thought-out policy all around. As we head into the general election here in the States, I think it’s important to remember that public policy deeply affects us, in ways both intended and unintended.

    • Zoe Suche

      Suche: On Forming Habits

      I read recently that forming a habit takes an average of 66 days. On reflection, this really doesn’t seem right. Certainly, it sometimes takes a while to get yourself to do something you don’t really want to; two months is probably about how long it took me, freshman year, to train myself to write papers ahead of time rather than the night before they were due.

    • Stuart John Urback

      Urback: What Makes a Liberal Art?

      What would it take to get game design to become a legitimate part of a liberal arts curriculum? Game design, as the creation of a type of correspondence, is worthy of the chance to prove itself as a field of study. It provides a methodology that equips students with a perspective that will fundamentally alter and enhance the way they view the world.

    • Griffin Johnson

      Johnson Responds to CANOE Controversy

      At a school as small as Carleton, the impersonality of the language that the administration uses—and, by extension, the impersonal way it treats the student body—aren’t so much the result of necessity or malice as the result of a very flimsy institutional convention, a lowest common denominator of communication that only exists because of a general atmosphere of apathy.

    • Michael Goodgame

      Is Writing Enough?

      A goal of mine is to orchestrate positive change. This is vague, but it’s what I want to do. I feel as though too many people get caught up in their own lives to bother with doing anything meaningful in a worldly sense, and I don’t want that happening to me. So, my question is this: is writing enough of a catalyst for the social, political, environmental, and technological revolutions that are required?

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    • No News is Good News?

      At Carleton we are often reminded of the various pros and cons that come with going to a small school (both in size of student body and campus size). There is one small-school characteristic that we want to explore in more detail: the speedy dissemination of information, by word of mouth around campus. The high speed at which news travels at Carleton can be simultaneously useful and incredibly inconvenient.

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    • calligraphy


      Art History Lecture Will Focus on Calligraphy and Asian Cinema, Faculty Recital to Feature Pianist Matthew McCright, and Library of Congress Expert to Speak at Carleton on Digitizing Materials.

    • earth


      A collaborative initiative between Custodial and the STAs which strives to reduce the number of plastic trash can liners, decrease contamination between the trash, composting, and recycling waste streams.

    • wood turtles


      Last week, Arb Manager Matt Elbert found a rare Wood Turtle basking on a sandbar in the Lower Arb.  These reclusive turtles are observed only once or twice each year in the Arb and are considered a “threatened” species in Minnesota

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