2013 Fall Issue 4 (October 18, 2013)
Although the government shutdown, which lasted more than two weeks, had little effect on Student Financial Services, TRIO, Off-Campus Studies, and other Carleton offices that depend on federal money and visas, it hindered students’ ability to do research.
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Northfield, Carleton, and St. Olaf: Safety Around Campus Declining? (Login Required)
Carleton students assume that they are safe on campus, and think of Northfield as a quaint, sleepy Minnesotan town whose tiny downtown and minimal nightlife pose no threat to students. However, several crimes in the last year have jolted some students and faculty out of complacency and raised serious questions about the security of Carleton’s campus and the surrounding perimeter.
Decreasing IR Majors: A Departmental Concern? (Login Required)
Despite the relevance of International Relations in the 21st century, over the last two years there has been a significant decrease in the number of international relations majors at Carleton.
Reputed Anthropology Professor Leo Chavez Speaks About Immigration (Login Required)
If nothing else, last Friday’s convocation was timely. Congress will soon consider the same question that Leo Chavez, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine, began his address with: “Who gets to be an American?”
CSA Amplifies Student Outreach, Encourages Feedback (Login Required)
What did they talk about at the last CSA meeting? Who are ‘they,’ even? Chances are, if you ask most Carls, they couldn’t tell you. The CSA’s recently-formed Leadership and Outreach Committee is taking steps to change that.
Conservatives at Carleton: Do They Have a Voice? (Login Required)
It’s no secret that the majority of the Carleton campus is politically liberal. But a new wave of conservative students has come together to re-form the counterpart to Carleton Democrats (CarlDems).
Carleton's Art Collection is Sparse, But Has Potential (Login Required)
The current collection is, by most standards, sparse. It is composed primarily of prints and photographs, with a few paintings and three-dimensional objects available to any interested student— most are not on display.
Department Update: Connie Walker Researches 18th Century Women (Login Required)
When English Professor Constance Walker isn’t teaching her A&I “Milton, Shelly, Pullman” or her 200 level “The Art of Jane Austen” courses she is working on creating a searchable database of poems from 1660-1900 by British women written about art. The poems are written about a variety of different arts including singing, acting, recitation, painting, sculpture, and musical instruments as well as in response to other people’s poems.
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Football Manhandles Macalester: Scots No Match for Madden, Knights in 56-17 Blowout (Login Required)
The Carleton College football team returned to the win column with a complete all-around performance in picking up a 56-17 road win at Macalester College. The Knights scored early and often with the victory meaning they maintain possession of the “Book of Knowledge” trophy for another year as this is Carleton’s 11th consecutive victory in the series.
Women's Soccer Stuns Augsburg College, Hands Nationally Ranked Squad Its First MIAC Defeat (Login Required)
Ellie Wilson’s ‘15 goal in the eighth minute gave the Knights the early advantage, and the momentum from the tally was backed up by solid play along the defensive wall to help the Carleton College women’s soccer team secure a 2-0 victory over previously unbeaten and No. 25-ranked Augsburg College.
On Saturday night, the Knights travelled to Augsburg’s Edor Nelson field for their first matchup of the week against a MIAC rival.
Neher Shuts Out Macalester, Knights Move into Tie for Second in MIAC (Login Required)
With goals from Branden McGarrity ‘16 and Jordy Cammarota ‘15, the Carleton College men’s soccer team defeated Macalester College, 2-0, and ran its undefeated streak to eight straight games.
Volleyball Ends Skid with Sweep at Triangular (Login Required)
The Carleton College volleyball team returned to its winning ways on Saturday, as the team earned a pair of victories at the Carleton Triangular Saturday afternoon at West Gymnasium. Carleton opened up day one with a three-set sweep over the University of Wisconsin-Superior, before closing out the day with a thrilling five-set win over the Buena Vista University in the nightcap.
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Fourth Wave Feminism: Turns Out Confidence Isn't Sexy (Login Required)
Well, the Internet never fails to surprise me. There is a blogger, Matt Forney, who I can’t believe is real. His blog, “Matt Forney: The man who shouted love at the heart of the world,” is the nightmare of any self-respecting individual. Although most of his posts frighten me, the one that made me question his sanity was his ideological rant titled, “The Case Against Female Self-Esteem.”
Climbing Through the Glass Ceiling (Login Required)
I’ve always been an adamant feminist, insistent that women and men are always equal, no matter the situation. Humans are individuals, and we can’t say that some of us are one way and others, another. It differs. But physical capabilities--sports--is where I draw blank.
Talking about Talking about Race (Login Required)
Thirteen Carls sat in a room Wednesday night and the conversation went something like this:
Hotspot on the Bald Spot? (Login Required)
When it comes to any decision, from the mundane (Burton or LDC today?) to the dire (shall I launch the warheads, Mr. Secretary?), we are faced with an opportunity cost. The CSA is now considering a decision that, while neither mundane nor dire, is a pressing matter both financially and socially for all of us. As thoughtful people, we the people whom the CSA serves must carefully consider the implications of this phrase that could become another part of our lives if we chose so: “Wi-Fi on the Bald Spot.”
A Note to the Eds (Login Required)
Firstly, I want to deplore the public officials who allowed the controversy about attacking Syria to break out while our students were on campus, possibly compromising their neutrality by luring them into expressing opinions on an issue of global importance and so, in the long run, harming the planet by withering their career prospects. Obviously by “neutrality” I mean neuteredness.
Secondly, what would Paul Wellstone do?
Finally, I wonder how this issue played/is playing over in St. Olaf’s.
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Editorial (Login Required)
I am sick and tired of reading about Miley Cyrus in every news source that I happen upon. It’s like America has an OCD tick for dragging her into the spotlight whenever she does something that a middle-aged housewife disapproves of.
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ArbNotes: "Chicken of the Forest" and Other Fall Delicacies (Login Required)
“Plum and custard wood trich,” “Shimeji Funnel Cap,” ”Cinnabar Chantarelle,” “Rosy Gomph”: what species to do these names refer to? That’s right: these are all mushrooms that thrive in northern woodlands like the Arb.
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Correction: "The Humanities" (Login Required)
I write to correct two misimpressions of my comments in J. M. Hanley’s recent article “The humanities: pre-professional tracks, and you.”
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36 Hours in Northfield or How to Treat Your Parents Right (Login Required)
Far from the metropoles and suburbs most call home, Northfield seems caught in a turn-of-the-century time warp. Look more closely, though, and you’ll find that the town has its own subtle charm.