2013 Winter Issue 6 (February 22, 2013)
Carleton has two windmills, green wars, sustainable building standards, and a Carbon neutrality goal by 2050. Now, Carleton has also become a finalist in the competition for the Climate Leadership Award conferred by Second Nature.
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What is your general impression of Attempts and why you chose to put it on? It’s an impossible play. There’s no plot, there’re no characters. None of what you see on stage is given in the stage directions. It demands a tremendous amount of creativity and that you have an ensemble that’s willing to commit to it.
We expect from the Carleton Players ambitious and thought-provoking theater and this term’s production of Attempts on Her Life is exactly that.
Carleton professor of French and Francophone Studies, Cherif Keita, recently screened two of his documentary films dealing with figures involved in the South African anti-Apartheid movement, “Cemetery Stories: A Rebel Missionary in South Africa and Oberlin-Inanda: The Life and Times of John L. Dube”.
“(The Etiquette Dinner was) a theoretical discussion of how to behave and why over a four course meal in the great hall facilitated by Professor Jackson Bryce,” said Cooper Buss ‘13, Program Assistant for Student Leadership and Involvement.
Asian Students in America club (ASIA) held the Lunar New Year celebration last Friday, February 15th in the Great Hall.
Professor Brenda Brenner is a music educator at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She works with underprivileged youth in an outreach program she founded and now supervises at Fairview Elementary in Bloomington, where underachieving elementary students take violin lessons three times a week throughout the school year.
Last Sunday The Cave, Carleton’s student-run bar, hosted Jamming For Justice, a student band festival and benefit concert for the Carleton FACE AIDS chapter. The concert featured student bands such as Ova Yonder, Ashantology, and Max Thunderdome as well as Carleton Slam Poetry and other acts.
The CSA (Carleton Student Association) has too much money. According to a representative, the CSA has money left over on their hands this term. Cooper Buss ‘13, treasurer of the CSA, elaborated more on the budgeting situation and the Rollover Fund of the CSA.
Susan Singer, a long-time biology professor at Carleton, has accepted the leadership role at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Singer will be taking a leave of absence to assume the position of director of the NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE).
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The Knights traveled to America’s Dairyland and played three matches in 24 hours, defeating University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (6-3) and St. Norbert College (8-1). Sandwiched in between was a 6-3 setback at the hands of Michigan Tech University, a very strong Division II program.
The Carleton College women’s basketball team’s final contest of the season certainly was a memorable one. The focus of the day was certainly on the squad’s four seniors: Akemi Arzouman, Megan Bakken, Cassie Mullen and Jessa Youso.
Tom Sawatzke ‘13 did it again. With the game tied, under a minute to play, and the shot clock running down, the senior guard drained a contested three-pointer to put the Carleton College men’s basketball team ahead for good in its quarterfinal playoff matchup with Bethel University.
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This past Wednesday, CNN contributor and columnist for ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com LC Granderson called attention to a disturbing move on the part of Florida Governor Rick Scott and Texas Governor Rick Perry to interfere with college curriculums.
On February 17 I was in Washington D.C. with 50,000 others trying to draw attention to climate change. As an alumna, I was surprised to learn that Carleton College is not listed as one of the 200 colleges where students are petitioning for divestment from Big Oil, Gas and Coal.
Most mornings, I pick up the New York Times and read the front page, skim the international and domestic section, and then skip right back to the Op-Ed pages, because I always find the letters to the editor interesting.
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This world, where the individual seems to be becoming increasingly unimportant, the epic (as a social phenomenon) seems to have originated from the desire to feel as big and important as the other things going on around us.
Success, according to Stephen R. Covey, can be measured by a ladder leaning against a building. An excellent manager is highly efficient at climbing up the ladder. He has learned how to maneuver each rung and make his way to the top step by step, making sure he concentrates completely on the current move before transitioning to the next.
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The Tree Removal grant project in the Arboretum is already well underway. Three of four sites have already been cleared of non-native trees and invasive brush. However, some arboretum visitors have wondered why the trees and bramble were removed in the first place.