2012 Spring Issue 6 (May 11, 2012)
Rooms that were never meant for more than three residents unexpectedly sprung up as Burton quads; spacious Watson corner doubles turned into stuffy, uncomfortable triples; Goodhue lounges transformed into doubles with balconies (very attractive for smokers and star-gazers).
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Carleton’s Alternative Spring Breaks program will look different next year, due to cuts in funding for these annual off-campus service trips from the CSA.
It’s no secret that Carleton, ranked sixth among liberal arts colleges by U.S. News, is competitive, but this year a record number of students applied for admission to Carleton.
As someone who had worked as a prep cook for renowned New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, as well as taught cooking classes for his peers, Rekdal said he already had the idea for a cooking club in the back of his mind when he arrived at Carleton last fall.
Last Friday, Lila Abu-Lughod ’74, Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, delivered a convocation on the 2011 uprising in Egypt.
Tehreema Mitha Dance Company, a South Asian dance ensemble, performed at Carleton College last Thursday in the Weitz Center. Although classically trained, Mitha performs contemporary pieces as well as the classical.
Since the second turbine came online, the two wind turbines together have been providing, on average, 70% of Carleton’s monthly energy usage. The average monthly energy usage is taken from Carleton’s average monthly energy usage in 2011, which was 1,180,196 kWh per month.
On Tuesday, May 8, four student-members of the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) attended 3M’s Annual Shareholder Meeting at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to speak on behalf of the Lobbying Expenditures Disclosure shareholder resolution.
Amidst the deluge of rain outside, Carleton students celebrated a day of cultural difference and appreciation at this year’s International Fest.
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This Friday, the team heads to the University of Chicago campus to play the first round in the NCAA championships against Grinnell College. The winning team will face No. 2 Chicago.
All six seniors on the Carleton College baseball roster played a key role in the Knights closing the 2012 campaign with a 7-3 triumph over host Saint Mary’s University. Carleton dropped game one, 3-2, despite Nolan Baker’s ‘15 three hits, including his first collegiate home run.
Track meets don’t get much more exciting than last week’s Tommie Twilight. The team had at least 19 personal records, which is a large percentage considering the size of the team. The Knights will use these fantastic performances as a springboard into this weekend’s conference championships, which will be held at Concordia College in Moorhead.
After earning four top ten finishes in the MIAC decathlon, the Carleton men’s track and field team heads to the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, eager to improve on its ninth place finish a year ago. The key to the team’s success will be strong performances from a number of young Knights.
Jocelyn Keller, formerly the head women’s soccer coach at Earlham college, has been named the new head women’s soccer coach. She will be the ninth head coach in the program’s history. Keller will replace Keren Gudeman.
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Carleton is fond of touting itself as an exceptionally welcoming community, tolerant of all intellectual bents and persuasions. However, although I have attempted to have meaningful discussions, my philosophical convictions have been met with cool and scornful rejection. In short, there is little room at Carleton for a nihilist.