2010 Fall Issue 6 (October 29, 2010)
Homelessness 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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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Olaf to host community full day dance-a-thon
Carleton to host day of the dead celebration
Security blotter for October 14-20
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.
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 for Wednesday, October 27
Lan Thanh Hoang '95 is now working as a consultant to the government and private sector on residential energy efficiency programs.
Rachel Gottesman '12 is studying abroad in Denmark, and Hai Ngo '12 is studying abroad in Paris.