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2012 Winter Issue 5 (February 10, 2012)

  • music olaf

    Striking different chords

    The largest problem facing the Carleton music department is the lack of space and the condition of the facilities. To put it bluntly, “our Concert Hall is falling down,” said London, who is also on the Building and Grounds Strategic Planning Committee.

    • Keg

      Deans and alcohol review committee renew discussion about alcohol culture on campus

      A few weeks ago, students received an all-campus email recruiting them to join the Alcohol Review Committee, a team of faculty, staff and students gathered together to discuss alcohol use on campus. Associate Dean of Students Cathy Carlson, the board leader, is working to increase awareness of the college’s alcohol policies.

    • claremont mckenna pamela gann

      Carleton reacts to Claremont SAT snafu

      Last Monday, students, faculty and administrators of Claremont-McKenna and other schools across the nation received news of CMC’s involvement in false reporting of its students’ SAT scores.  Yet for most college students, the SAT is now a thing of the past – a nostalgic memory.

    • cooking

      Carls get crafty in the kitchen at Bon Appétit cooking class

      Pizza dough was flying Monday when the LDC kitchen was open to students during Bon Appétit’s “Cooking 101.” The event invited students to enter the kitchen and to make pizza.

    • johnson convo

      Inspired by the power of history, Johnson recovers a lost past

      Shelton Johnson opened his convocation speech last Friday by emphasizing the importance of history, storytelling and reconnecting minorities - especially African Americans - to nature. His presentation was called, “Gloryland: Using History and Literature as Tools for Social Change.”

    • midwinter ball

      Lookin’ sharp, Carls have a ball at MidWinter Ball

      “I put on sparkle spray!” said Ally Shaw ’12. Carls put away their jeans, and hung up their flannel as they donned fancier attire for Carleton’s annual MidWinter Ball.

    • weitz

      Weitz Gallery exhibits explore stats, showcase female artists

      Two new exhibits – “A Complex Weave” and “Running the Numbers” – have been on display at the Weitz Center since Jan. 13, and they offer new perspectives on the environment, tradition and gender. Offering visitors more than just a show of pretty objects.

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    • Rosenow

      Men’s Basketball extends win streak to three

      Scott Theisen ’13 led the Knights with 20 points and dished out three assists, while Tom Sawatzke ’13 added 18 points as the Carleton College men’s basketball team notched its third consecutive victory. The Knights held off the Concordia College Cobbers this past Saturday by a final score of 72-64.

    • Megan Erlandson

      Women's track and field hosts St. Benedict’s

      Last Friday night, the St. Benedict’s track and field team flocked to Northfield to see the Carleton men’s team looking classy. While they were down, they figured they might as well compete against a few of the Knights. With John Davis ’11 narrating the proceedings, it was a resounding success.

    • CJ Dale

      Men's Track and Field hopes to shed injury bug

      CJ Dale ‘13 has nightmares about two letters: IT. Not only did he have computer problems freshmen year, but this Winter Term his IT Band has kept him off of the track. Dale was a key part of the team last year when he competed in the long jump, triple jump and sprints.

    • Akemi Arzouman

      Women’s Basketball bested by Hamline in final home game

      Akemi Arzouman ‘13 narrowly missed a double-double, grabbing nine rebounds and tallying a game-high 20 points, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team struggled late and lost its final home contest of the season, 51-47 to Hamline University.

    • Jesse Gourevitch

      Gourevitch captures first MIAC swimmer-of-the-week honor

      The Carleton College men’s swimming and diving team and sophomore Jesse Gourevitch both appear to be peaking at the right time. Over the weekend Gourevitch had one of his best collegiate performances at the Minnesota Challenge.

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    • Griffin Johnson

      The leisure hive: rethinking the weekend

      The cliché is that Carleton students “work hard and play hard,” that we spend all our time during the week on our workload and so we need to move just as far in the other direction during the weekend – we need to play beer pong or go to a Sayles Dance after a week of reading Adorno and pipetting lizard blood, as if that will reset us.

    • Zoe Suche

      On internet cooking

      I’m bringing up my sole cookbook this week because I’ve only recently discovered another resource for recipes: the internet. Sad, right? I didn’t even consider it last term. I’d heard about “Epicurious” and other similar websites in passing, but had never investigated.

    • Stuart John Urback

      What is design?

      There are two other types of reasoning that are well taught in college: inductive and deductive.  Inductive reasoning is the process of using logic to infer implications made by specific arguments.  Deductive reasoning is posing specific statements and testing their validity. Abductive reasoning is making something and seeing what happens.

    • Matthew Fitzgerald

      Politics and Money: The MN Connection

      Hey Carleton. Happy Friday, I hope this article finds you in good spirits – winter can be a tough term so be good to yourself.  So here is a litany of things that are very serious issues going on in the world: in Libya chaos ensues for a struggling new government; Northern Mali is under fire from hundreds of Tuareg rebels, South Sudan is succumbing to civil war and maybe even worse.

    • Casey Markenson

      Lost and Found

      Even before the buzzer ended the third losing game, Julia Bakker-Arkema ’14 was sobbing on the court. While her parents assured her it was only a game, Julia insisted that no, it wasn’t. At Volleyball practice on Monday, Julia’s coach had asked her to remove the ring that she never removed. It was the ring that Julia’s grandparents had given it to her on her sixteenth birthday.

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    • Swimming team pair earns weekly MIAC awards

      The Carleton College women’s swimming and diving team got to test the waters for the MIAC Championships over the weekend at a similarly big event in the same pool, and the results were extremely encouraging for both the Knights and junior swimmer Erin McDuffie.

    • SAT


      Last week, Claremont-McKenna President Pamela Gann announced that her school had been, for the past six years, reporting false SAT scores to publications like U.S. News and World Report. The New York Times has reported that during this period, over three-quarters of CMC’s reported SAT results were inflated, on average between 10 and 20 points.

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    • Green Wars Logo.

      Green Calendar

      Green Wars, an energy saving competition among dorms, will take place 7th & 8th week. There are  many events planned during this period, so make sure to check them out!

    • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

      Secruity Blotter

      10:45 pm  A fire alarm was reported at Nourse Hall.  An overzealous student had activated a hallway pull station.  No fire.  

    • piano

      News Briefs

      Coughlin ‘12 Wins Prestigious Churchill Scholarship, Carleton to Present Recital by the Chiarina Piano Quartet, and The Libe Displays Series of New Exhibits

    • Arb

      Arb Notes

      Though management projects are limited during the cold winter, plans are already being developed for the work to come in the spring.  The most exciting work will, of course, be the prescribed burns.

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