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2009 Fall Issue 8 (November 13, 2009)

  • Owens to be delegate to Copenhagen

    Christa OwensThe Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) recently selected Carleton student Christa Owens ‘12 to serve as a youth delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) this December. Owens, a sophomore political science major at Carleton College, is one of 19 high school students, college students and recent college graduates in the SSC delegation traveling to Copenhagen from Dec. 7-18. “This is a historic moment in the struggle to solve the international climate crisis, and I am honored to be a small part of it,” she said.

    • Paul Thissen

      Gubernatorial candidate Thissen talks about policies

      Two days after Minnesotans went to the polls on Nov. 3 to elect a new slate of local officials, one politician, DFL Rep. Paul Thissen, was still hard on the campaign trail. Speaking to an intimate gathering of Carleton College students and faculty members last Thursday, Thissen (pronounced “T-sun”) discussed his candidacy for governor and fielded questions on policy issues.

    • Carleton Players

      Carleton Players perform “Measure for Measure”

      The Carleton Players recently performed Shakespeare’s play “Measure for Measure.” The play was directed by chair of dance and theater, Professor Ruth Weiner who was helped by a creative team of Carleton students. The play, presented in four acts on the weekends of Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 6, 7 at 8 p.m. in Arena Theatre, had a great turnout on all nights.

    • Downtown Northfield

      News in Northfield: Lights, Cows, Contentment

      Who said that education was the only necessary illumination? The city of Northfield wants Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges to pay about $20,000 annually apiece in fees for their streetlights. And the colleges are not content with that.

    • Knight

      Sir Carl finds home in Upper Sayles

      From fund-raising at games, and alumni and CSA contributions, Jimmy Rothschild and Griffin Williams collected enough money to not only repay their expenses for buying and shipping the suit of armor, but also to cover the cost of a display case. As their long quest to install Sir Carl on campus draws to a close, both students agree that the process was worth it. “It’s a saga, certainly,” summarized Rothschild.

    • Union Street Block Party-9/05

      Get Interested: Q & A House

      One of the less publicized interest houses on campus, Q & A house, or the house of queers and allies, provides a welcoming alternative to both members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. The house’s connection with the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) has made it one of the most consistent and long-standing interest houses at Carleton.

    • Jason Reitman

      Director Jason Reitman premieres Up in the Air

      An interview with the man behind Juno and Thank You for Smoking.

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    • Luci Tapahonso

      Navajo poet presents final convo of term

      On Friday, Nov. 6 Professor Luci Tapahonso, an accomplished author and Professor at the University of Arizona, delivered the final Convocation speech for the 2009 fall academic term. Tapahonso was introduced by Brianne Wooldridge, a senior psychology major and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

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    • Nicole Reich, Irene Koplinka-Loehr

      Cross Country teams ready for Regionals

      Women ranked second after victory at MIAC Championship

      Gamble and Davis look to help men repeat surprise finish of last year

    • Zach Armstrong (#43), Joe Boerma (#65) and Adam Hallbeck (#43)

      Knights fall on senior day to Cobbers

      It was the final home game for five Carleton seniors, and two turned in stellar performances. Defensive end Adam Hallbeck matched his career high with nine tackles and added a sack and fumble recovery. Running back Phil Blue notched 55 yards on five carries, including an electrifying 47-yard gallop that highlighted the Knights’ first scoring drive

    • Wes Elfman

      Men’s soccer loses heartbreaker in finals

      The men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end last Saturday following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Macalester College in the championship game of the MIAC tournament. Despite the loss, the Knights still had hopes for an NCAA tournament bid of their own. Their dreams would be crushed on Sunday night, however, when they were denied their second straight NCAA tournament appearance.

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    • Town hall meeting proves pointless

      There was virtually no attempt made to deal with the substance of the issues; rather, we participated in a prolonged session of condemnation of problems that, in nearly every instance, remained so vague and generalized that the entire session was an extended exercise in futility.

    • Re-centering masculinity: lessons from an anti-racism conference

      I was recently fortunate enough to attend an anti-racism conference in St. Paul. The conference was two days of thinking and talking about race and white privilege in the United States at present. My attendance there sparked many new questions, giving me new frameworks through which to conceptualize anti-racism work.

    • The documents that guide us: What's next?

      As stated before, this meeting was intended to be a catalyst for important conversations about how to enact significant change here. The most important part of this meeting will be the follow up discussions and decisions that occur, not only in the various college committees, but also among students. That is the next step, and it will be ongoing in the future of Carleton.

    • What it means to me to be a good man: Starting Fresh

      I’ve felt proud of myself, sure, but never because I thought I was being a particularly good and masculine Man. Instead, I have felt pressed to live a somewhat androgynous life because I have lacked clear examples of positive masculinity.

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    • Born in the USA: Preventing the next Fort Hood

      Last week’s massacre at Fort Hood last week left 13 American soldiers dead and another 29 injured. What made the attack even more shocking was the fact that it occurred on American soil, where our soldiers should feel safe from war, and that another U.S. soldier committed this terrible crime. So what can we learn from this attack and bring with us into the future as the U.S. continues to fight terrorism around the world?

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    • College leadership crucial to improve campus climate

      Despite the incredible work done through offices such as Disability Services, the Gender and Sexuality Center, the Office of Intercultural and International Life, and many others, diversity and acceptance are still not core threads in the fabric of the Carleton institution.

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    • News Briefs

      - Carleton’s Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, to perform in concert

      - Carleton College professor Laura Goering wins award in children's literature

    • Security Blotter

      - 7:30 p.m., while on patrol Security found the Arb Truck stuck in the middle of the small pond by the grounds shop. It appeared someone had tried to drive through the pond not realizing how deep the pond was. The alligator that resides in the pond was NOT injured during this incident.

    • This Week at SUMO

      -A Clockwork Orange

      -Watchmen

    • SWArticle: Emergency Contraception

      Emergency contraception (EC) or “Plan B” is a method of birth control used when there is a risk of getting pregnant. Plan B contains a larger dosage of the hormones used in oral birth control (the pill) and works by delaying the release of an egg from a woman’s ovary.

    • Caught in the ACT

      The ACT Center has over 35 ongoing programs that have been active in the community for a number of years. But did you know that ACT does more than keep its own programs running? We are also enthusiastic about supporting the initiatives of individuals seeking to make a real difference in the community.

    • Career Corner

      Last year, the Career Center pioneered a brand new initiative called Engagement Wanted. Seniors were asked to put together short profiles, introducing themselves and their career goals and abilities. Every week, five of these profiles were chosen at random and distributed to alumni and parents via e-mail.

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