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2010 Fall Issue 6 (October 29, 2010)

  • Panel discusses issue of local homelessness

    Homelessness panel, bean jarsHomelessness in Northfield and Minnesota more broadly was the focus of “Close to Home,” a panel that brought together Kathy Bjerke, the administrative director of the Northfield Community Action Center and Jennifer Kuoppala, a volunteer from the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless on MN Coalition. The panel was held  Tuesday October 27 in the Library Athenaeum for students and faculty.

    • Flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.

      Carleton hosts series of talks on Hurricane Katrina related issues

      This past week, the departments of Environmental Studies and Philosophy have been hosting a series of Hurricane Katrina related talks and events. The first in the series of talks was titled “Coming Back: New Orleans Five Years After Katrina” and featured three Carleton alums sharing stories about their work experiences helping rebuild New Orleans in a post-Katrina world.

    • Robert D. Bullard presents during last Friday’s convocation.

      “Environmental Justice for All” message of convo

      A pioneer for the environmental justice movement and human rights, Robert D. Bullard, Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, opened up his convocation speech by stating he was proud to be called an environmentalist.

    • Winter term, the Carleton Players will put on the play "The Last Firefly," by Naomi Iizuka, as part of the "Sound, and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater" project.

      Japanese arts winter term preview

      World-renowned artists and performers will be joining Carleton students and faculty this winter term as they embrace the time-honored traditions of Japanese theater and art. The project, “The Art of Sight, Sound, and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater,” will run from the first week of January through the beginning of March and feature a wide range of events open to both the Carleton community and the public.

    • “Close to Home” campaign aims to stop local homlessness

      In a world where social movements and political activism shout loudest, it can be difficult to compete to get a word in edgewise. Campaigns are dominated by the issues that get people to vote and people only research the topics strictly pertinent to their everyday lives. What happens to the other issues? The issue: homelessness. The location: Northfield, Minnesota.

    • Students share MCAN experiences

      The Multicultural Alumni Network (MCAN) is a program at Carleton meant to support the College's overall educational, admissions, career, and fundraising programs, particularly as these programs relate to the enrichment of its students and alumni of color. As part of this program, current students recieved scholarships to help fund their summer work. Here are responses from a few students who recieved such funding.

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    • Courtney Morris

      Soccer teams primed for decisive Olaf matches: Men struggle with Wisconson foes, await Oles

      As has been the case more often than not this season, the Carleton men’s soccer team spent the entire weekend on the road, wrenched away from both a mesmerizing Ebony performance and a predictably-sweaty Sayles dance by an unfortunately-timed schedule. This time, the Knights traveled to exotic Wisconsin, beating Ripon College on Saturday before falling to No. 12 UW-Oshkosh the following day.

    • Megan Milligan

      Soccer teams primed for decisive Olaf matches: Women top UW-La Crosse before prep week

      Last Wednesday night, after a packed Parents’ Weekend, the Carleton women’s soccer team faced the challenge of playing their third game over the span of five days. But after making the two and a half hour trek out to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, you never would have guessed it. Embodying their motto, All Day, All (K)night, the Knights demonstrated their ability to perform at any point during the Earth’s revolution, as this game marked only their second competition under stadium lights. The Eagles of La Crosse proved to be an endangered species, as Carleton found the back of their net four times.

    • Jessa Youso

      Volleyball honors seniors, can’t stay with Tommies, Scots

      This past Saturday the Carleton Volleyball team paused before their home match against St. Thomas to congratulate the four senior members of the team: Beth Jarrett, Maddy Lenhard, Kelly Lovett, and Kyla Walter.

    • C. J. Dale

      Football cooks up Mac, returns to campus for Senior Day tomorrow

      Though many of the 560,000-plus books at Carleton College receive regular use, there are some that sit untouched, gathering dust. Such is the case with the Book of Knowledge, the prized trophy at the center of the annual grudge match between the Carleton and Macalester football teams. For the eighth straight year, Carleton (3-4, 2-3 MIAC) asserted its dominance over the Scots on the gridiron and maintained possession of the treasured tome, rolling to a 42-27 win last Saturday in St. Paul.

    • Simone Childs-Walker

      Cross Country teams set for MIAC ‘Ships: Women ready to defend title

      The women’s cross-country team has spent this week revving up for the MIAC Championships, which will take place tomorrow at Como Park in St. Paul. The Knights are the defending champions and look to protect their title.

    • John Davis

      Cross Country teams set for MIAC ‘Ships: Men hope youth equals success

      The temperature is dropping, winds are rising, even Minnesotans are shivering, and the Carleton men’s cross country team is preparing to take to the course on Saturday to compete in the MIAC Championships in St. Paul. The men’s race takes place at Como Park in St. Paul and will begin at 2:15 p.m., while the women’s race will follow at 3 p.m.

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    • An Editor's Plea

      In my two-plus years at Carleton I have observed no dearth of engaged and opinionated students...In context of my general experience at Carleton, however, my time as Viewpoint Editor for The Carletonian has lead me to a surprising realization: Very few members of the student body choose the newspaper as their preferred method of expression.

    • CRIC Letter to the Editor

      The Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) is a group of students, faculty and staff who act as an intermediary between the Carleton community and the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees. Through our access to Carleton’s investment information and contact with the Investment Committee, we hope to improve the transparency of Carleton’s endowment, and to help the Trustees understand “Carleton values.”

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    • Water, Water Everywhere

      Graphene may be my favorite molecule, but for sheer pervasiveness, you can’t beat H2O. Water makes up 70 percent of our planet and up to 78 percent of our bodies, it makes life possible and sustains it—everyone has heard these platitudes dozens of times. This week, a lot of science stories dealt with one of the most essential molecules in our lives.

    • The Cost of Privilege

      When I was in elementary school, my dad got involved in the movement to change the Cleveland Indians’ name and mascot. During baseball season, we attended weekly demonstrations outside Jacobs Field. I believed in this cause by default, but I hated the protests. They were cold and boring, and I had to watch thousands of fans walk past with varying levels of contempt.

    • Public Goods Anyone

      The major debate today, as it has really always been in American politics, is about the proper size of government. I’m not causing any earthquakes with that statement. However, the right’s success at perpetuating the lie of a secret socialist takeover makes it exceptionally relevant today.

    • Out of the Park: The Music of Sports

      From Aaron Carter to Jay-Z, Simon and Garfunkel to the 1985 Chicago Bears, music and sports have been inextricably linked for as long as I can remember. Many musicians can’t resist name-dropping the hottest athletes of the moment, and who could blame them? Professional sports and the music industry are surprisingly similar: both require a highly specialized set of skills, whether it be jamming out on a guitar or turning a successful double play.

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    • Editorial

      We, as a campus, owe a lot of people a lot of thanks. For a while now, Carleton has recognized that while there are many things we do well, there are some that we need to improve upon. This fall, one of those much needed improvements has been realized. It is the revamped, redone, ridiculously better sexual misconduct policy and procedure.

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    • News Briefs

      Olaf to host community full day dance-a-thon

      Carleton to host day of the dead celebration

    • Security Blotter

      Security blotter for October 14-20

    • Caught in the ACT: a constructive corner on campus

      Located at the incredibly central and visible corner of Sayles and the Great Hall, the ACT Center is a unique and open place on Carleton’s campus that is always filled with activity and eagerness. Student Coordinators and Program Directors enjoy the comfort of the ACT office’s pleasant couches as they meet to discuss upcoming volunteer plans and programs.

    • Arb Notes: Someone set up the coyotes!

      Set up your roommate is tonight and, whether you are wondering who your roommate could have set you up with or wondering what they will think when they finally find the cookie to their milk or the Piglet to their Pooh, you might also want to take a moment to wonder about one of the potential pairings in the Arb. A den which Arboretum Director Nancy Braker found this past week suggests that there is a pair of coyotes in the area.

    • CSA Weekly Update

      CSA weekly update for Wednesday, October 27

    • Where are they now? Alumni Update

      Lan Thanh Hoang '95 is now working as a consultant to the government and private sector on residential energy efficiency programs.

    • Notes from Abroad

      Rachel Gottesman '12 is studying abroad in Denmark, and Hai Ngo '12 is studying abroad in Paris.

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