2011 Winter Issue 4 (February 4, 2011)
If there was ever any doubt about Carleton’s love for Dacie Moses, let her 128th birthday anniversary stand testament to the devoted appreciation and support of students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members alike.
Amy Domini, founder and CEO of Domini Social Investments, opened her convocation speech with a focus on how to invest with social responsibility in our current world. The mission of Domini's investment management company is to provide investment vehicles socially responsible investors.
John Harris ’85, editor-in-chief of Politico.com, was announced as one of two moderators of the first presidential primary debate, slated for May 2 at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. Harris will be joined in the moderator role by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, and the debate will air on MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo and streamed live.
On Saturday over 80 participants converged on the Great Hall for the Debating for Democracy leadership workshop.
On January 27, Christina Esposito, a phonetician and Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Macalaster College, participated in the Carleton Linguistics Colloquium of Series to discuss her specialty in “Unwrapping the Zapotec Voicebox: A Study in Acoustic and Glottographic Phonation.”
It is time. Time to dig through your closet, drawers, shelves, and under your bed for the classiest attire that you brought to Carleton (aka the one dress/one button-up shirt you packed at the last minute). It is time for Carleton's 31st Annual Mid-Winter Ball.
Yet another Carleton alumnus is being recognized in the world. Wallace “Wally” R. Weitz ‘70, will be one of six individuals inducted into the Omaha Business Hall of Fame on April 12.
CSA first listened to the appeal of Model UN to grant them their full bid of $585 for transportation instead of the $355 recommended by the budget committee, which would require students to pay a fee. MUN argued that the only reason they needed the extra money in the first place was an unfortunate mix-up in Vancouver, when one of their students was denied a visa and they could not refund the plane ticket. The CSA approved the full bid.
Professor Abdi Kusow of Iowa State University delivered a talk entitled “Somali Immigrants in the United States: Conceptualizing Transnational Migration in a Stateless Global Context.”
The hype surrounding Spring Concert has started early this year, thanks to Facebook and creative uses of the Internet.
There is a certain preconception about dance. Invigorating, brisk movement and forceful flair is often expected. Eiko and Koma, acclaimed experimental performance duo, escape those notions and draw more weighty expression in their art. Their dance breaks free from any one brand. The duo is known for their unconventional approach to movement. They reach out to their audience through penetrating but slow visual poetry.