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2012 Spring Issue 3 (April 20, 2012)

  • Accepted students

    Accepted students roll on to campus

    Every year, the College organizes two official weekends for accepted students to spend time on campus with a Carleton host. One hundred sixty-two accepted students came this past weekend, with another 165 expected later to descend on campus tonight. Those students come from all over the United States and abroad.

    • Jeremy Bird

      Students gather for Obama’s “Greater Together Youth Summit”

      The race for the White House is officially underway. On Saturday morning nearly 30 Carleton students boarded a school bus heading to the Greater Together Youth Summit at the University of Minnesota – one of the first big events for the Obama campaign in Minnesota.

    • Haiti Justice Alliance

      Haiti Justice Alliance: Date an Ole, coming soon

      On sixth weekend, Carleton students will have the chance to search for love or friendship, while contributing to a good cause, as part of the annual event, which sets Carls and Oles up on blind dates.

    • Drag show

      Drag show wows Carls and prospies

      An extravagant showing of costume and personality, the show provided a unique experience for students and prospective students alike. A panel held in accompaniment with the show also provided a window into the performers’ lives.

    • Kwame Appiah

      Renowned philosopher Kwame Appiah tackles honor, morality

      Last Friday, Kwame Anthony Appiah – philosopher, novelist and Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University – delivered a convocation presentation titled “The Honor Code: Making Moral Revolutions.” Appiah focused on the process of turning moral understanding into moral action.

    • AzTechs

      AzTechs help students adjust to changing technology

      Like the ancient American tribe, they may be rather unknown to most Carleton students.  Yet these three students, Lily Sacharow ‘12, Tom Callister ‘13 and Karen McCleary ‘14, are working hard to provide accessible technology to all members of the Carleton community.

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    • carpenter

      Men's track successful at St. Thomas

      Guns were blazing, rain was falling, and races—unfortunately—were not starting on time at last Friday’s meet against the University of St. Thomas. From the beginning, the officials had difficulty with the starting system, which is usually connected to the starting gun. As Aaron Hirsh ‘13 described it, “Rotblatt looks like clockwork compared to this fiasco.”

    • Nolan Baker

      Baseball team extends win streak to five over Auggies

      The Carleton College offense got rolling late in game one and it carried over the momentum to game two as the Knights baseball team swept a doubleheader against Augsburg College, 9-3 and 8-2.The victories extended Carleton’s win streak to five games, its best run since a five-game in April 2009.

    • greenberg and hemes

      Tennis teams demolish St. Olaf

      This week the Knights showed few signs of straying from their winning routine, first defeating St. Olaf 8-1 at home and following up with a match against Luther College over the weekend.

    • Peter Dunn

      Men's Tennis head into battle of undefeated

      Carleton College and visiting St. Olaf College were both undefeated in conference play heading into Wednesday’s showdown on the Bell Field Tennis Courts. The Knights posted a 7-2 victory and join Gustavus Adolphus as the lone remaining undefeated squads in the MIAC.

    • Alison Smyth

      Strong showing for Women's Track in split meets last week

      Unfortunately, since the Knights went to a split day meet, they had to endure split-day squads last weekend. Despite the division, the Knights excelled in their events.

    • frisbee

      Eclipse wins Regionals, earns bid to D-III Nationals

      With rain, wind and threats of Earth-shattering thunderstorms, Eclipse Women’s Ultimate Frisbee handily beat their competition and took first place in the Regional Championships.

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    • Zoe Suche

      The life and times of a magic bullet

      The Magic Bullet comes with cups that attach directly to the blade, along with a number of other little gadgets like rims, lids, varying types of blades, shaker tops, and so on. They’re not exaggerating when they call it magic.

    • Stuart John Urback

      Methadology: rethinking connections

      One of the ideas that has become increasingly important in the second half of the 20th century and especially now in the 21st century, is the idea that systems have a rhetoric.  Just like books, TV shows, and movies, systems are making arguments as they are used.

    • Maddy Crowell

      On changing yourself

      What we are completely unaware of is how we are going to change, what sort of new idea we will be exposed to that will change the course of the day, change us in subtle ways. Our minds take careful notes of the subtleties as we converse, or as we glance at the inky shadows playing as we walk.

    • Michael Goodgame

      True inspiration & the religious experience

      We all seem to be too busy with the fulfillment of basic pleasures to consider life and livelihood as a concept. This is absolutely tragic. Religious experiences formulate how we see the world and shape our beliefs about ourselves and our surroundings. The less people have them, the less people have a basis for comprehending their situation. It is that simple.

    • quesadilla

      Conflicting worldviews and quesadillas

      Just as my American worldview is shaped by a certain a set of ideas, the Director’s worldview is shaped by a conflicting set of ideas.  Because I believe one thing and he believes another, we are adversaries on the world stage.

    • Griffin Johnson

      Vulnerable egos and elastic verbiage

      There are a lot of words like "deconstruction" in the humanities at Carleton: authenticity, patriarchy, pastiche. All these words are in the air – they float from room to room in Laird and Leighton like dandelion wisps. Almost all of them have complex, theoretical definitions, and almost all of them are consistently misused in the service of a kind of obsessed one-upmanship.

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    • Career center

      Alum advice for seniors on how to “improve your odds”

      During the past few years, it has been a great joy of mine to work with a number of students from Carleton and a few other elite colleges.  Like many alumni, I have been emailed and approached by Carleton students looking for career and/or grad school advice.

    • CANOE

      A plea to save CANOE House, beloved Carleton tradition

      Last weekend, I received an upsetting email: after considering all the applications for next year’s interest houses, ResLife has decided not to renew CANOE as an interest house. Each year, all existing houses and proposals for houses are required to submit applications to ResLife detailing how they would/how they do add to the Carleton community.

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    • Arb

      GreenSpace: Earth Day

      This Sunday, April 22, will mark the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was first established in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. He had been troubled by the devastating oil spills in Santa Barbara the year before.

    • Arb

      ArbNotes

      While running or walking through the pine plantation in the northern tip of the arb, one might not realize the obstacle it poses to restoration.  Covering 30 acres, the dense pine forest holds quite a bit of wood. The pines aren’t native to this part of Minnesota.

    • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

      Security Blotter

      Week of Apr. 12 - 18, 2012

    • Mini Bald Spot

      News Briefs

      Oxford University Professor Will Speak in Conjunction with Gould Library Photo Exhibit, Carleton Invites Community to its Annual Holocaust Remembrance Service and Vigil, The Reub Presents Carleton’s “Prof Rockers,” The Counterfactuals, World-Famous DJ Spooky Visits Carleton for Residency and Performance This Week

    • laird carleton college

      Events at Carleton

      Friday, April 20- Thursday, April 26

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