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2011 Winter Issue 8 (March 4, 2011)

    • Hip-hop duo Blue Scholars

      Fan-favorite Blue Scholars to headline Spring Concert

      Seattle-based hip-hop duo Blue Scholars will headline this year’s Spring Concert, as announced by Thursday morning’s all-campus email. The rest of the line-up will be announced later, the email said. The beloved spring term event will be held Saturday, May 21.

    • Board of Trustees awards tenure to four faculty members

      On Feb. 28, Beverly Nagel, the Dean of the College announced that four Carleton faculty members have been awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees. The four are Kelly Connole, Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Jessica Leiman, and David Liben-Nowell. Photos courtsey of

    • Mike Kim emphasized the importance of considering human rights issues in North Korea, in addition to the country’s political turmoil.

      Mike Kim: Escaping North Korea

      Mike Kim, founder of Crossing Borders, an NGO providing aid to North Koreans, read an excerpt from his book “Escaping North Korea,” which details the dangerous challenge of smuggling North Korean refugees to political asylum.

    • MPIRG continues fight to restore on-campus funding and support

      Nearly two years after losing their main source of funding, the “opt-out” student fee, the leaders of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group are once again attempting to restore their funds.

    • Carl alum bests supercomp in triva throwdown

      Representative Rush D. Holt of New Jersey, a 1970 graduate of Carleton, recently beat out “Watson,” the IBM supercomputer that cleaned up on television’s “Jeopardy!,” in a heated battle of wits recently held in Washington, D.C.

    • Registrar ‘very pleased’ with spring term prep

      Carleton students registered for spring classes during the last week and a half.  The process of registration was smooth sailing, according to Roger Lasley ‘72, Carleton’s registrar.

    • Turkish musicians instruct Carleton students during their visit to campus.

      Turkish music comes to Carleton

      Renowned Turkish musicians Ahmet Erdoğdular (vocals) and Münir Beken (ud) visited Carleton College for a three-day residency Feb. 17 – 19, conducting a lecture-demonstration, class visits and a music workshop that culminated in a concert on Saturday, Feb. 19.

    • Subbody Butoh dance workshop, performance set for Saturday

      As part of Carleton College’s Visualizing Japanese Theater, an interdisciplinary celebration of Japanese traditions in visual art, drama and dance, there will be a Subbody Butoh dance workshop and performance led by Kats D. Fukasawa at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 in the Carleton Art Gallery.

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    • Kathryn Schmidt

      Spring sports ready to rock and roll

      Feeling down about the abrupt end to the men’s basketball season? Never fear, spring sports are here! Despite the cold wintry weather, the next season of Knights athletics is getting under way. With the powerhouse tennis teams already well into their season and softball and baseball get-ting started, we look ahead to what promises to be an exciting spring.

    • Jeremy Sutherland

      Men’s basketball stopped by Gustavus, snubbed by NCAA

      After winning a share of the 2011 MIAC regular season title and completing an undefeated regular season at home, the Carleton men’s basketball team did the unthinkable: they lost at West Gym. For the first time in 398 days an opposing squad came to Carleton and won.

    • Simone Childs-Walker

      Women’s Track set for MIACs after Ole Qualifier

      Last Friday the women’s track team wrapped up its regular indoor season last Friday with the St. Olaf Qualifier. Look to see strong performances at the MIAC Indoor Championships, in the long distance events, high jump, distance medley relay, pole vault and long sprints.

    • Jordan Butler

      Men’s Track sets many bests at Olaf Qualifier

      Last Friday night the Carleton men’s track and field team got their weekend started by competing at the St. Olaf Qualifier in Northfield. For some Carls it was the last race of the indoor season, while for others it was one final test before the conference meet this weekend,

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    • Is McDonald’s a legit wedding locale?

      Have you been planning your wedding since you were old enough to be controlling? Do you go to weddings and mentally change all the elements that you don’t like?

    • American nocturnal

      I have showered and my hair is still wet and piled like fresh-mown morning-grass around my ears.  There are vines growing out of my mattress.

    • It’s okay to ask

      On Tuesday, I attended the Town Hall meeting in the Great Hall. I went planning to get information for The Carletonian’s article on the meeting and to eat some Kurry Kabab. As I listened to my classmates talk about what they want to see in a new discrimination policy, I heard a lot of good things and optimistic ideas.

    • The view from change

      Over midterm break, seven Carleton students representing a range of class years, genders and sexual orientations had the unique opportunity to attend Creating Change, the national LGBTQ Equality Conference organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

    • The Tragedy of End of Life Care

      Right now, next to events in the Middle East, talks about the deficit and debt are dominating the political discussion. The options both parties are proposing, however, are mere distractions and do nothing to focus on the real issues behind our fiscal woes.

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    • ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’

      On March 1, the New York Times printed an article titled “More College Graduates Take Public Service Jobs.” The article followed a 2009 college graduate with a business degree as she embarked on a public service job after college.

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    • Arb Notes: Lyman Lakes amd Carp

      Lyman Lakes.  Lakes?  They aren’t necessarily what I look for in a lake, but the name sticks nonetheless.  They look great in fog shrouded photographs and surrounded by colorful fall leaves but there is (as always) more to the story.

    • Security Blotter

      Security Blotter for February 23-March 2, 2001

    • News Briefs

      Eat Local? In the winter? Take the challenge!

      Carleton Orchestra Presents Winter Concert

    • What’s up with that?!

      This past week, Brandon Davies, Bringham Young University’s star forward, was dismissed from the school’s basketball team after breaking the school’s honor code by having sex with his girlfriend. This story summoned up a number of conflicting responses in me. Firstly: what the WHAT? What century is this?

    • Year of the Beard: The Emancipation of Cory Fauver

      To view “Year of the Beard,” visit

    • Where are they now?

      Bradford T Nordholm (Class of ‘78) Economics Major.

    • Caught in the A.C.T.

      The ACT Center hosts regular coffee breaks, every other Friday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Stop by and grab a donut!

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