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2010 Winter Issue 6 (February 19, 2010)

  • Weitz Family Foundation pledges towards Arts Union

    Arts Union RenderingCarleton College announced that the family of Wally ’70, Barbara ’70, Katie ’96, Roger ’99, and Drew ’02 Weitz and their spouses Watie White ’93, Kate, and Meredith ’02 pledged $15 million towards the completion of the College’s Arts Union project, located at the site of the former Northfield middle school. The $15 million gift is part of the Weitz Family Foundation’s challenge to Carleton’s Board of Trustees.

    • Vagina Monologues 2009

      Vagina Monologues raise awareness and money

      Last Saturday night, over 800 people packed the chapel for an evening of laughter, tears and, at times, heavy silence. Dealing with issues ranging from pubic hair and orgasms to genital mutilation and rape, Carleton’s production of The Vagina Monologues celebrated female sexuality and highlighted the reality of sexual violence against women.

    • Representative Keith Ellison

      Congressman Keith Ellison speaks on intersect of faith and career

      Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, said he struggled to come to terms with his position as the first Muslim in the United States Congress. The impact of his faith on his career were the subject of his lecture and discussion last Friday at the Severance Great Hall.

    • DVD

      And the winner is... The results of the 2010 Golden Schillers

      1st place: "Love Letter"

      2nd Place: "Shipwrecked"

      3rd Place: "Soundtrack"

    • Professor Deborah Appleman

      Professor Appleman presents poetry and prose from prisoners

      This past Monday Deborah Appleman, Chair of Educational Studies, gave a presentation that highlighted the brilliance locked behind bars in Minnesota. During a recent sabbatical she and her husband taught writing courses at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater located in Stillwater, MN.

    • Carleton Student Association Senate

      CSA elections begin Sunday: President, VP and Treasurer each have two candidates in race

      CSA elections begin Sunday, Feb. 21 at noon and end on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Positions to be determined in this election are President, Vice President, Treasurer and two Representatives from each the junior, sophomore and freshman class.

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    • Clare Franco

      Women place second at Meet of Hearts

      Last Friday and Saturday the women’s track and field team hosted a number of competitors at the Meet of the Hearts. The team surprised many by putting together enough points to place second in the team competition. It was quite a feat, made possible by the number of first and second places the team recorded.  The action kicked of with the pentathlon and 5k on Friday night. The success will continue this weekend as the team heads up to the University of Minnesota to enjoy some fierce competition.

    • Joe Concannon, Ty Martin

      Men’s track perform well at Meet of Hearts, ready for Tostrud Classic

      The men’s track team hosted the Meet of the Hearts Friday and Saturday at the Rec Center, scoring 83 points to finish fifth of ten teams.  The Knights will next compete tomorrow at the St. Olaf Tostrud Classic against the Oles, St. Thomas, Augsburg and Wisconsin-River Falls.

    • Patrick Roberts ’11 dives in the mud, holding on to the frisbee.

      Syzygy and GOP enjoy their weekend at Pres. Day Invitational

      This past weekend, two of Carleton’s intercollegiate ultimate teams, the Gods of Plastic and Syzygy, descended on sunny San Diego to participate in the Pres Day Invitational tournament. For both teams, this tournament would be their first outdoor play of the 2010 season.

    • Seth Jonker

      After big week, red-hot Men’s BBall eyes playoffs

      The Carleton College men’s basketball team (10-8, 6-7 MIAC) continued its second-half surge with a 65-42 victory over visiting Concordia College. Junior Seth Jonker tallied a game-high 15 points to pace the Knights, who won their third straight game. Jeremy Sutherland chipped in 13 points, four rebounds and two steals. The Knights’ stifling defense held Concordia to 16 percent shooting in the first half, helping Carleton carry a 29-13 lead into intermission. The Cobbers shot 26 percent overall for the contest compared to 47 percent for Carleton.

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    • The difference between argument and discussion

      The following is an attempt to better understand the effect of different types of discourse on what I’ve termed the “intellectual constitution” of the individuals involved. For this purpose, I’ve drawn a distinction between two modes of discourse – argument and discussion – the former of which embodies the intellectually unhealthy aspects of discourse and the latter, the healthy.

    • The difference between argument and discussion

      The following is an attempt to better understand the effect of different types of discourse on what I’ve termed the “intellectual constitution” of the individuals involved. For this purpose, I’ve drawn a distinction between two modes of discourse – argument and discussion – the former of which embodies the intellectually unhealthy aspects of discourse and the latter, the healthy.

    • Editorial: The responsibility of CSA

      By the end of the CSA debate yesterday evening, there were about 20 people in the Great Space. Only six of us were actually there for the debate.  Students filed by, ordering coffee and sandwiches, without as much as a glance towards their fellow students competing for the right to represent them.  The ironic part of this dismal turnout? There are actually enough candidates to debate this year.

    • Balancing pragmatism and idealism

      I’ve been thinking a lot recently about arguments, and specifically, the relationship between pragmatic and moral arguments. In government, politicians are constantly faced with the need to balance these, because while pragmatism might get things done the political party’s base of support is often bound by ideology and more receptive to arguments that speak to their own moral assumptions.

    • CSA presidential candidate platforms

      Jinai Bharucha - I believe that my experience with the difficulties of making CSA an accountable and successful venue for student voices make me the best candidate for President.

      David Heifetz - I want to be CSA President because CSA can and should be a powerful voice for the student body and I believe I can help give it that voice.

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    • What it means to me to be a good man: patterns of responsibility

      In the short time that I have spent on this earth, the men in my life whom I consider good and hope to emulate, have all spent their time in the service of their fellow human beings. To serve is to help someone in their hour of need, no matter how great or small that act of service may be—whether it is helping someone move into their home on a Saturday morning, or simply proof reading someone’s essay.

    • Point-Counterpoint: The consequences of Climate-Gate

      - Recent events should not affect our views on global warming

      - Climate-Gate: manipulation at its worst

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    • The responsibility of CSA

      By the end of the CSA debate yesterday evening, there were about 20 people in the Great Space. Only six of us were actually there for the debate.  Students filed by, ordering coffee and sandwiches, without as much as a glance towards their fellow students competing for the right to represent them.  The ironic part of this dismal turnout? There are actually enough candidates to debate this year.

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    • SWArticle: SAD

      Many students begin feeling down when winter hits. About 10% of northern state residents struggle with full-blown Seasonal Affective Disorder, while an additional 30% deal with a lower-grade version.

    • This Week at SUMO

      The Deer Hunter and The Hurt Locker

    • The Career Corner: Where do I go for help?

      You know in the back of your mind that you need to update that resume, find a summer job, and just stop by the Career Center someday. But when are you going to do that? And where do you go? The Career Center has the resources to meet our individual needs.

    • Security Blotter

      6:50 p.m., a stay off Carleton College property letter was issued to 38 year-old male

      Safety Tip: Be very careful when meeting someone online...

    • Caught in the ACT: Civic Engagement Series Panel next week

      On Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 12-1 pm in the Great Hall, the ACT Center will be hosting a panel with a catered Mediterranean lunch with various speakers from the Northfield Community.

    • Arb Notes

      Arb director Nancy Braker has set out to define the future desired condition of the Arb on a large scale and how that condition may be achieved.  Here are some ways that the Arb landscape may change over the long term.

    • News Briefs

      -Art History lecture highlights North Africa’s impact on Renaissance Italy

      -Carleton Players to present Tony Kushner’s Drama, Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

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