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2010 Spring Issue 7 (May 21, 2010)

  • Rotblatt tradition alive and well for 144th birthday

    Rotblatt 3With the swing of a bat and a swig of a beer, last week Carleton celebrated its 144th birthday with the annual Rotblatt softball game. But despite all of Rotblatt’s longevity, students often overlook the logistical challenges of continuing the country’s longest running softball tradition. Juniors Ted Longabaugh, Ali Melton, and seniors Colin Jenks, Jake Kring, and Kate McDonald organized this year’s festivities.

    • Students serve themselves soup at Empty Bowls.

      Carleton hosts Empty Bowls, raises money for Northfield Food Shelf

      Last Friday, the Empty Bowls fundraiser sold soup and ceramics to the Carleton community on the Bald Spot. Empty Bowls is an international nonprofit project that hosts events at which bowls donated by local artists or students are filled with food and sold to benefit the hungry.

    • Carleton buildings

      Board meets Weitz family challenge

      The Weitz Family Foundation promised $15 million to the new arts facility, on the condition that the members of the Board contribute $85 million collectively, including the family’s initial $10 million gift that launched the Breaking Barriers, Creating Connections campaign.

    • Downtown Northfield

      C&C: New Construction in Northfield

      Now that March has finally left May in Minnesota, construction season has gotten off to a fast start here in Northfield. Over the past week, new projects have begun that will keep the summer busy and most of all, noisy.

    • Fred Rogers

      Carleton projects budget deficits in future

      With Carleton’s expenses projected to quickly outpace its revenues during the first half of this decade, college administrators are beginning to propose possible means of saving money and lessening the budget deficit. Carleton projected a deficit of over a million dollars in the fiscal year 2012 and increasing deficits thereafter.

    • Alex Gibson

      Alex Gibson ‘10 wins Fulbright to Argentina

      Alex compares being accepted into the program to getting a date-“sort of like when you ask the attractive girl to prom and she says ‘if no-one else asks’, that’s what happened to me”. Alex’s internship doesn’t begin until March. In the meantime, he hopes to find an internship at Minnesota Public Radio and develop contacts so he can pitch stories from Argentina.

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    • “One has to humbly acknowledge our humanity,” Kevin Clemens said at last week’s convocation

      Kevin Clemens discusses enlarging boundaries of compassion

      Kevin P. Clemens, Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, opened his May 14 convocation be speaking about the importance of bringing compassion into global peace process negotiations.

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    • Winston Park

      Men’s Tennis wins opening round at NCAAs, falls in 2nd round

      Under the guidance of Central Region Coach of the Year Stefan Zweifel, Carleton men’s tennis put on a strong showing at the 2010 NCAA tournament with a convincing first round win and a very close loss to a top national team to finish out a remarkable season.

    • Amy Elson

      Women’s track comes in eighth at MIAC Outdoor Champs

      Last weekend the Knights took 8th at the 2010 MIAC Outdoor Track Championships.  There were a number of impressive performances from the meet, including the fact that All-Star Clare Franco ’12 was featured on Carleton’s athlete passes. The 1600 meter relay was clocked at 4:00.63, placing 7th and setting a new school record. Laura Roach ’10 took 2nd in the steeplechase.

    • Ty Martin

      Men’s track finishes ninth at MIAC Outdoor Champs

      The men’s track and field team competed at the MIAC Outdoor Championships Friday and Saturday at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. Their tenth-place team finish fails to tell the story of the meet for the Knights, who enjoyed one of their most successful competitions of the season. Charlie Gamble ’10 earned his fourth All-MIAC citation with a second-place finish in the 5,000 meters. Gamble and Sanders both competed at last-chance meets in an effort to qualify for next weekend’s NCAA Championship.

    • GoP at Sectionals

      GOP heading to D-III Nationals

      This weekend, the Gods of Plastic ultimate team will head to Appleton, Wisconsin to participate in the UPA Division III Collegiate championship. GOP is the defending champion at this event after capturing the title in Versailles, Ohio last year.

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    • An open letter from the Carleton community

      Throughout our time at Carleton, we have become aware of the need to address sexual violence on campus. Making our community a safe place for all is a priority for us and we know it is for you as well.

    • Housing crisis: who’s to blame

      Allowing investors to profit by exposing companies with miscalculated credit ratings is an economically beneficial activity and we should do all we can to encourage this type of investment activity.

    • Diverging truths

      Sometimes I wonder how we can expect what we expect of our politicians. It’s not necessarily that we expect too much; it’s that we expect the wrong things. We want to be part of an empathetic and caring culture, but we seem to expect our politicians to express views contrary to such a culture.

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    • Weitz donation one of many alumni gifts

      In yet another huge display of generosity, the Weitz family has led the Board of Trustees to reach another monumental fund raising goal this week. While their monetary contributions alone have been astounding, what moves us as students is their commitment to Carleton.

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    • News Briefs

      - Renowned Argentine musicians to perform Concierto de Tango

      - Experimental Theater Board to perform Stoppard’s “Arcadia”

    • Security Blotter

      Security Blotter and Security Advisory for May 13-18

    • Arb Notes: Naturalists take the Arb by storm

      Since 2000, the Arboretum staff, along with its student naturalists, local volunteers and dedicated resident and alumni bird experts, has gathered annually to document migratory and resident birds in the arb.

    • Caught in the ACT: Say hello to new ACT coordinator

      The ACT Center would like to welcome Julie Bubser, our new Coordinator of Community Based Work Study. Julie is replacing Diana Dargen, the program’s former coordinator, and will be working on both the Carleton and St. Olaf campuses.

    • SWArticle: Staying safe at Spring Concert

      Although we are all excited at the prospect of a perfect day for an amazing event, it’s important for everyone to take some precautions to avoid serious health hazards.

    • The Career Corner

      Goal setting is an easy way to figure out how to accomplish those things you want and need to do. By setting accomplishable, measurable goals, you can be successful sooner than you think.

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